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India's Road to Renewables

Mar 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Kshitij Chopra posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Policy, Decarbonize, Fossil Fuels, Climate Pledge, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Decarbonization, Investments, Paris Climate Agreement, Asia, India, Energy Generation, Solar Rooftop, Energy Consumption

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The road to renewable energy is paved with impediments of techno-financial evolution and policy paralysis. Renewables not only face technical challenges, they have big Goliaths betting against them, so what does the future hold for David?

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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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Image: Australian National University

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Solar on track to become No. 1 energy resource by 2035, IEA finds

Feb 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Marian Willuhn, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Policy, Markets, Finance, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Investments, Europe, Solar Panels, China, World

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A boost for floating photovoltaics

Jan 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Emiliano Bellini, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, International Solar, Solar Energy, Solar, Floating PV, Floating Solar, Energy Transition, Solar Panels

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US government expects 24 GW of new solar this year

Jan 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Residential Solar, Commercial Solar, Policy, United States, Energy Storage, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Installations, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Legislation, ITC, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Energy Transition, Solar Panels, Energy Generation, Industrial Solar, 2020, utility scale storage

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The U.S. appears all set for a record year for solar.

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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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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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