Today from the Clean Power Hour, we discuss how California sets a solar peak production record, Canadian Solar has begun making enormous 665W panels, Saudi Arabia is heading towards 1¢/kWh solar electricity, and more! This excessive commentary is brought to you by Tim Montague and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. First, a…

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Picture of HelioSclope, a modeling tool that fits solar panel installations onto satellite images of Earth.

The Keystone State is gearing up for an explosion in solar construction. As a result, Pennsylvania solar farm land lease rates have risen. Community solar projects, of approximately 15 acres, are now generating land lease payments of $20,000 per year for 25 years. The most recent example of this potential boom is the submission of…

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Today from the Clean Power Hour, we discuss how Tesla is targeting a million in vehicle sales, the gigafactory battery manufacturing race with 200 lithium battery plants scheduled before 2030, a moron in Pennsylvania moonlighting as a Senator, and more! This excessive commentary is brought to you by Tim Montague and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy…

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Man installs commercial solar panels on a roof with sun setting in background

The US Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released the March Electric Power Monthly, providing data through the end of January 2021. The report notes that photovoltaic (solar) generation grew by 22.5% this January versus last January, accounting for ~2.4% of total US electricity generated for the month versus 2.0% last year. Total…

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Farmer stands in front of healthy plants, in what could one day be a solar greenhouse

Today from the Clean Power Hour, we discuss a solar cell greenhouse, retrofitting plants and livestock into existing solar fields, and more! This excessive commentary is brought to you by Tim Montague and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. First of course, here’s the podcast – Episode 37! Plants Would Grow Well in Solar…

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