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26
Jun

Stormy times didn’t stop the push for sunny money

In many parts of the world, solar panels are now producing electricity more efficiently than natural gas and coal. A few years ago, the recent drop in oil and gas prices due to COVID 19 might have increased the use of fossil fuels and hurt the renewable energy sector. Today, that is not the case. The renewable industry is running strong and businesses, schools, and nonprofits alike, are happy and…

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24
Jun

What do you do when the sun doesn’t shine?

Solar panels have one job-to collect sunlight and transform it into electricity. However, they can only make that energy when the sun is shining. That’s why the ability to store solar energy for later use is important to exponentially growing the solar industry. Storage helps to keep the balance between electricity generation and demand. Lithium-ion batteries are one way to store this energy. These are the same batteries that power…

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17
Jun

Landowners have peace of mind knowing protection comes with profits

Have you heard of pollinator friendly solar farms? As solar growth continues to rise, pollinators are giving landowners another reason to support renewable energy. Many landowners have owned their farm for generations and the importance of maintaining the resources of their land is at the forefront of their mind when they are considering a solar installation. It’s no secret that renewable energy from the sun is growing at an exponential…

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12
Jun

How can your business benefit from a Solar Site Lease?

There are many different ways to finance a solar project installation. So what is the real difference between a ”solar site lease” and a “solar PPA” and what is the attraction to a solar site lease? Although they are very similar in practice, they do have one major difference, a solar site lease is a pretty straight forward transaction similar to a monthly rent payment. Leasing your unused space to…

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09
Jun

If you’re small-you’re smart, under MA’s new SMART program

The state ranks as the national leader for residential and community solar and has installed more than 2.5 gigawatts of solar to date, but recent projects have been slowed by interconnection and policy changes. New solar installations dropped 50% in Massachusetts last year alone. In October 2019, regulators in favor of renewable energy questioned the utilities ability to meet demand. Regulators opened an investigation into National Grid’s handling of the…

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