Massachusetts

National Grid dives into renewable energy development

The Anglo-American company is the latest utility to enter the utility-scale solar and wind development space by closing on its acquisition of Geronimo Energy.

New Republic & Gizmodo to hold presidential climate forum, solar co-op for Florida beach towns: pvMB 7/15/19

Welcome back from your weekend and into the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Solar Star’s negative Fitch rating, Athol, Massachusetts’ moratorium on solar, JinkoSolar winning a leadership award… and more!

‘Turbocharging’ silicon PV: MIT scientists scratch the surface of singlet exciton fission

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a device they say could “turbocharge” a single-junction silicon PV cell, pushing the technology beyond its theoretical limit to efficiencies of 35% and higher.

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SEIA’s solar permit software, corporate turnover typhoon: pvMB 7/2/19

Hello everybody and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. This morning we’ll be looking at the change of CEOs at El Paso Electric, Enel Green Power selling off 65 MW of the Roadrunner project, the Cape Anne solar campaign and more!

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Massachusetts solar growth a boulder strewn climb

The Massachusetts SMART program is deploying 1.6 GW. The challenges of growth include long interconnection queues in some areas, incentives tapped out in others, equipment requirements increasing system costs, and utilities circling back after approvals to re-asses project interconnections.

MIT works to refine the flow of promising perovskites

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an accelerated process for screening new perovskite compounds as they search for those with the potential to be used in high efficiency solar cells. According to MIT, the process speeds up the synthesis and analysis of new compounds by a factor of ten and has already highlighted two sets of materials worthy of further study.

SEIU is the first national union to endorse the Green New Deal

The ambitious climate/jobs/social program has seen strong resistance from some national unions and the AFL-CIO’s Energy Committee.

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A big day for Massachusetts community solar, Generac acquires PIKA Energy: pvMB 4/29/19

Hello and thank you for starting your week with the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out a PacifiCorp report that retiring 4 coal plants could save customers hundreds of millions, Renewable Envoy’s solar art installation, Yaskawa Solectria Solar achieving rapid shutdown and more, so buckle up!

AES’ rainy day insurance, the crushing power of batteries on demand peaks, and more: pvMB 4/11/19

Happy Thursday and thank you for joining us by reading the pvMB. Today we’ll also be looking at Russelectric’s new distributed energy controller and Hammond Power Solutions’s TruWave Active Harmonic Filter!

SC Solar Freedom Act clears senate committee, Hormel Foods on the road to renewables: pvMB 4/10/19

Hello and welcome to your hump day pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at CVE North America’s success in community solar under Massachusetts’ SMART progam, Anaheim, California’s schools going solar and so much more!

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