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National Grid’s handling of the SMART program under scrutiny in Massachusetts

By Sarah Athanas | October 22, 2019

Happy Tuesday readers! This week we are back to our home state of Massachusetts to report on National Grid and why its handling of the SMART program is under scrutiny. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has opened an audit to determine whether the company has competently managed the roll out of the Solar…

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California projects energy shortfalls in 2020

By Sarah Athanas | October 15, 2019

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

By Sarah Athanas | October 8, 2019

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

By Sarah Athanas | October 1, 2019

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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Rhode Island solar installation inspection

Rhode Island solar installation inspections reveal common issues

By Sarah Athanas | September 24, 2019

Hello readers! This week in your solar news update, we look at the recent Rhode Island solar installation inspections and what we can learn from them. Here’s the deal: National Grid’s Renewable Energy Growth program contracted with the Cadmus Group to inspect 100 solar installations in the state of Rhode Island. The group found that…

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RSS Commercial Solar Guy on the Web:

  • Making fudge with the smartest people on earth
    NREL opened the doors as scientists spoke of advancing perovskites with fundamental research, fast drying solar inks, refining solar windows, and actively pushing into high speed, high volume manufacturing capacity on the multi-terawatt scale.
  • Virginia is for lovers (of solar power)
    The State of Virginia has announced a procurement of 345 MWac of solar power from three solar projects under developing, and one pending, with 20-year power purchase agreements starting at 3.4¢/kWh.
  • New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery
    Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.

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