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Are bifacial solar panels worth it? JP Morgan thinks so

an example of bifacial solar panels

Greetings readers, and welcome to your weekly solar news update. This week we are looking at bifacial solar panels. In fact, JP Morgan Chase just completed a 2.8 MW bifacial solar panel roof installation at their Columbus, Ohio location. The solar installation will meet 18% of the location’s energy requirements. So are bifacial solar panels…

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Solar Power and Cyber Attacks: Is it time to worry?

solar power and cyber attacks

Is it time to worry about the cybersecurity of your solar system? As it turns out, solar power is not immune to the risk of cyber attacks. In March, the Sustainable Power Group (sPower) observed communication outages between their centralized monitoring center and several wind and solar power plants. Further investigation by the company revealed…

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Residential Solar Power in the US is Growing

Residential Solar Panels

Happy Tuesday readers! This week, we’re going to take a look at the massive growth in the residential solar power market in the US. More and more residents in the United States see the value in residential solar power. As Commercial Solar Guy has observed in the past, this makes a lot of sense given…

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California projects energy shortfalls in 2020

California energy shortage

Happy Tuesday, friends. Last week, the state of California was a big topic in solar news. The state is predicting energy shortfalls during peak electricity use hours (5pm-7pm) starting in September of 2020. On top of that, Pacific Gas & Electric has begun to power down the homes and workplaces of Californians living in high-risk…

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It’s time for New England to step up it’s solar

New England solar

Greetings and happy Tuesday! This week in solar, we’re going to look at our fair home region of New England. Doing its part to mitigate climate change, New England has set an aggressive regional goal of 80% reduction of greenhouse gases by 2050. According to a recent report by the Brattle Group, this means we…

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Solar Power International 2019: Conference Highlights

ping pong at Solar Power International

Happy Tuesday folks! This week we have a special report from the Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Our Commercial Solar Guy attended and spoke at a roundtable discussion on behalf of PV Magazine. As far as trade shows are concerned, it sounds like this one was a mega-success, with approximately…

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