Technical reviews of solar+storage news

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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Community solar in Pennsylvania offering $4.2 million in land lease payments a year

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 19, 2020

CommercialSolarGuy is a solar power developer who builds solar projects. We have a land specialist – Jason Kline – who knows the Pennsylvania market especially well, even developing his own solar power project in Wolf Township. An analysis by the College of Agricultural Studies at Penn State University has found that there’s over 1 gigawatt…

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Solar is King, vertical solar racking, solar+storage replacing coal directly, Tesla Model Y, more – Podcast #15

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 16, 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. To the news: The much revered International Energy Agency (IEA) put out some pretty spicy words in its most recent World Energy Outlook. These words included, ‘solar is becoming the king of electricity’, solar…

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Two companies with nearly 100 GW of wind, solar and storage in the pipeline

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 12, 2020

Two solar power development companies ought always have some of your energy attention – 8minute Solar Energy and NextEra. For NextEra, we’d want to look more specifically at their Energy Partners subsidiary. NextEra is one of the world’s most valuable energy companies. Recent headlines had the total value of their stock above Exxon’s. And much…

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World’s largest solar plant, $1 trillion in green bonds, vertical solar, solar+pears – plus more – Podcast #14

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 9, 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. Recently asked if a @Tesla would exit passing lane on cruise control if someone came up behind, answer was 'no'. Well, two days ago, they added a…

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Tesla battery day, transmission, Array Solar, Maine has cheap solar, China going emissions free, +++- New roundup podcast #13

By John Fitzgerald Weaver | October 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. Here’s a summary of the topics covered and a link to the podcast below. The topics covered in Episode #13 are: Tesla’s battery day. Here’s the slide…

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