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Here’s what Biden’s infrastructure bill offers solar and cleantech

Apr 1, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Solar Finance, Policy, United States, Energy Storage, Markets, Balance of Systems, Solar Industry, Finance, Solar Incentives, Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure, Green Hydrogen, Grids, Integration, Technology, Sustainability, Employment, Utility Scale Markets, Batteries, Covid-19, Green Finance, Legal, Manufacturing, Markets & Policy, Technology & R&D, Battery

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Governor Baker Signs off on New Climate Law

Mar 29, 2021 1:05:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar, Community, Residential Solar, Non-Profit, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Utilities, Solar Industry, Business, Finance, Wind Energy, Community Solar, Legislation, Solar Incentives, Climate Plan, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Solar Panels, Energy Generation, Industrial Solar, Electrification, Sustainability, Government, Environmental Impact, Resilience, Clean Energy, New England, Charlie Baker

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On Friday, March 26th, Governor Charlie Baker signed a new climate bill into law. The official name of the law is “An Act Creating A Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy”. Kind of a mouthful. This new law aims to tackle a wide range of challenges and sets goals for the state to reach. It continues the trend of Massachusetts being one of the most progressive states when it comes to climate action.

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ERCOT Blackouts and A Search for Energy Resilience

Mar 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Development, Policy, Energy Storage, Solar Industry, Texas, Microgrids, Community Solar, Legislation, Solar Incentives, Solar Plus Storage, ERCOT, Energy Transition, Industrial Solar, Grids, Integration, Clean Energy, Solar assets, Markets & Policy, Political Action, txenergy, Blackouts

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On Wednesday, March 24th Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) held a webinar titled "Search for Resilience: Texas Blackouts, Policy Fallout, and How Advanced Energy Can Help”. It has been about one month since the disastrous winter weather caused blackouts all across ERCOT, Texas’s electric grid. It was enlightening to hear from industry and policy experts about what has happened in the wake of the blackouts, and what the future of ERCOT and other electric grids across the United States will look like. 

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Array Technologies IPO: Stock Commentary

Nov 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, Solar Development, Utility-Scale PV, Products, Solar Industry, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Racking, Decarbonization, Climate Change, Energy Transition, Commercial PV, Breiter Planet Properties, Rack-Mounted, Clean Energy, Green Finance, Manufacturing, Solar assets, Array, Tracking

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Breiter Planet Properties President Andrew Breiter-Wu goes into detail about the recent IPO offering of Array Technologies. Array manufactures tracking and racking equipment for solar systems. This technology allows homeowners, property owners, and businesses to get the most production out of their investment into clean energy. Tracking systems allow the panels to track the direction of the sun so they are receiving the most direct sunlight throughout the day.

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Solar Plus Storage: Solving Power Outages

Aug 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, California, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Installations, Distributed Storage, Solar Plus Storage, Distributed Solar, Breiter Planet Properties, Resilience, Transmission & Distribution, CAISO, Power Outages

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Adding solar at airports

Apr 20, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Emiliano Bellini, pv magazine posted in Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Solar Industry, India, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Renewables, Malaysia, Airport

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Installing solar at airport sites can pose problems associated with glare.

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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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Peak Demand

Oct 22, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, California, New York, Solar Industry, Solar Cost & Prices, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Legislation, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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What Is Peak Demand?

Peak Demand is when electrical power demand is the highest. A likely time for Peak Demand to come is during a heatwave, when households and businesses across the nation turn on their air conditioning to stay cool. When peak demand occurs, utilities fire up peaker plants, which are able to meet the increased demand for electricity.

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The Rise of Solar Power

Oct 15, 2019 9:05:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Legislation, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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Floating Solar

Jul 29, 2019 10:14:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Industry, Installations, Floating Solar, Power Generation

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