Technical reviews of solar+storage news

Three Tesla Terrafactories to rule them all, renewable supermajors, solar woops diesel, 200 GW of solar in 2022, more! – Podcast #22

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | December 4, 2020

The Clean Power Hour – a weekly clean energy headline review and commentary podcast run by Tim Montague, and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. First of course, here’s the podcast – Episode 22. Now, to the news! At some point this will be a full-on story, but for now, it’s a blurb. In an interview, Elon Musk…

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Solar plus storage saved our lives, what’s Biden going to do, second use batteries, more! – Podcast #20

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | November 20, 2020

The Clean Power Hour – a weekly clean energy headline review and commentary podcast run by Tim Montague, and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. First of course, here’s the podcast – Episode 20. Now, to the news!   First, the we covered an article from this website – What Biden might do for solar: 100% clean electricity…

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Utility scale solar electricity pricing fell 17% last year, 480 GW in the queues, storage pricing – great set of data and visualization toys

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | November 18, 2020

The Electricity Markets & Policy Group at Berkeley Lab, part of the US Department of Energy, has released their annual update of utility scale solar power plant pricing, sizing, hardware trends, locations, etc in the United States. The information is released is multiple formats. A clean powerpoint with key conclusions, a spreadsheet with lots of…

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Blue solar panels, China going 100% clear vehicles, is 10 TW of solar to little?, more – Podcast #19

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | November 13, 2020

The Clean Power Hour – a weekly clean energy headline review and commentary podcast run by Tim Montague, and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. First of course, here’s the podcast – Episode 19. Now, to the news! First we covered an article written here last week: 10 terawatts of solar power generating 18 petawatts of electricity in…

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What Biden might do for solar: 100% clean electricity (800 GW of capacity), cancel import tariffs, carbon tax, Paris Agreement, transmission?

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | November 8, 2020

Over the weekend, former Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden was announced as the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Good luck sir on your new job. During campaigning and debates, Biden suggested significant support to clean energy. For instance, he promises to rejoin the Paris Agreement on day one of his…

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Tesla Megapack installation pictures, Jolywood TopCON, 115 GW, 100% EVs for NJ, more – Podcast #18

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | November 6, 2020

The Clean Power Hour is a weekly clean energy headline review and commentary podcast run by Tim Montague, and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. First of course, here’s the podcast – Episode 18. Now, to the news! A platform that lets anyone who has a project put it into play with the big players. DNV…

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10 terawatts of solar power generating 18 petawatts of electricity in 2050, riding the long wave

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | November 5, 2020

Solar power is cool. It’s clean energy, innovative technology, has growing influence, it’s local, and the people who we know personally are the builders of it. It’s still a job though. Gotta wake and work five and six a week. Make sales calls, fix issues, tell people no, and sometimes fire people. And of course,…

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Solar meadows, 50% off solar wafers, 2 million mile EV battery, more – Podcast #17

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 30, 2020

The Clean Power Hour – a weekly clean energy headline review and commentary podcast run by Tim Montague, and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. First of course, here’s the podcast – Episode 17. Now, to the news! Last week, CommercialSolarGuy visited a ‘pollinator friendly’ site. This means putting down the proper seeds, and managing appropriately, to support…

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The 272 mpg(e)* Tesla Model Y – driving on really clean electricity in New York

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 26, 2020

First, a definition so we won’t argue with each other. In this article, ‘mpg’ is the standard miles per gallon of gasoline burnt that we all know and love. The new term – mpg(e) – represents the emissions per mile coming from using whatever form of energy to move the car. Which is of course…

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50 year solar panel warranty, 2,000% solar tax increase, Meyer Berger video, more – Podcast #16

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 23, 2020

The Clean Power Hour is a weekly clean energy headline review and commentary podcast run by Tim Montague, and yours truly – the CommercialSolarGuy – John Fitzgerald Weaver. Now – this week’s news: “$4.2 million in land lease payments for current 1 GW of solar capacity in the pipeline” The analysis, Potential Economic Impact of Community Solar in Pennsylvania, found…

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