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How good is solar farming?

Feb 17, 2020 9:17:00 AM / by Alan O'Neil, Independent Energy Market Consultant posted in Solar Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Policy, Politics, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Finance, Installations, Australia, Grids, Integration

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First Solar nears final environmental approval for 450 MW Mojave Desert solar power plant

Jan 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Revenue, Rent, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, California, New Construction, Policy, Utilities, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Business, Finance

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The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given a preliminary, but close to final, environmental approval for First Solar’s 450 MWac Desert Quartzite solar power plant.

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The world will add 142 GW of new solar this year

Jan 9, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Max Hall, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, International Solar, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Finance, Policy, United States, Markets, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change, India, Europe, Energy Transition, Solar Panels, Energy Generation, China, Global, Distributed Solar, Industrial Solar, 2020, New Year, World

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How Will Your Solar Panels Perform in Winter Weather?

Dec 3, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Energy, Solar Development, Property Owners, Solar Capital, Residential Solar, Commercial Solar, Solar Finance, Modules, Boston, Business, Decarbonize, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Bifacial Modules, Solar Panels

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The first winter storm of the season is wrapping up here in New England. As we gather our shovels, ice scrapers, salt, and other winter gear out of the closet, we embark on another journey and battle against mother nature. Skiers and snowboarders rejoice as the fresh snow evokes dreams of carving down the mountain. Others are less enthusiastic about having to deal with another 4-5 months of scraping, shoveling and shivering.

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Corporation's Roles In the Energy Transition

Nov 25, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Decarbonization, Jeff Bezos, Corporate, Investments, Energy Transition

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What do all of these corporations have in common? A commitment to renewable energy! As the transition to renewable energy pushes along, some corporations are leading the way. 

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Electric Vehicles

Nov 18, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Energy Storage, Tesla, Electric Vehicles

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Coal Continues its Decline

Nov 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Installations, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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Murray Energy, the largest privately held coal company in the United States recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This continues to be a trend for coal companies over the last couple of years. As renewables like solar and wind become more cost effective, they are beginning to move coal fired power plants out of the picture. Unfortunately, the effects of this bankruptcy will harm only the most vulnerable. It will lead to workers and coal miners getting the short end of the stick, and top executives at Murray Energy getting off scot-free. “It (Murray Energy) will seek to be relieved of its obligations to retirees, their dependents and widows. We have seen this sad act too many times before.” (Source

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Energy Storage Legislation in Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Real Estate, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Residential Solar, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Boston, Finance, Distributed Storage, Microgrids, SouthCoast MA, Legislation, Solar Incentives, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change, California Fires

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Solar Power International 2019 Recap

Sep 30, 2019 5:20:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Community, Energy, Education, Solar Development, Property Owners, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Time-of-Use, Finance, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Decarbonize, Solar Carport, Solar Plus Storage, Solar Power International (SPI)

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This past week, 20,000 renewable energy professionals flocked to Salt Lake City for Solar Power International and North America Smart Energy Week.  Nestled in the spectacular Wasatch mountains, Salt Lake City was the perfect host for the conference. The people of the city were warm and friendly, and the views were breathtaking. 

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Getting to Know Andrew Breiter-Wu

Sep 16, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Energy, Solar Development, Property Owners, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Fall River, MA

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Last week, I had a sit down with Andrew Breiter-Wu, President of Breiter Planet Properties. I asked him a few questions about himself and the company, and got to know more about his story. As we walked through the Prudential building in Boston, looking for a place to sit down and talk, Andrew noted: “I love this area, because there is always something going on. It’s great to be in the action.” In the solar world, Andrew is definitely “In the action”.


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