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Power Purchase Agreements: Engineering Investment Grade Projects

When examining projects that are seeking third-party financing, such as through financed Power Purchase Agreements, it is important to understand the finance partner’s technical requirements for [...]

May 07, 2021

Power Purchase Agreements: Finance Aware From The Start

Being “Finance Aware” from the start of every project sets up developers and EPCs for an easy pivot to efficiently financing a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for their project, creating a triple [...]

May 04, 2021

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

I have always believed that success in business as well as in life relies in part on being a “life-long learner”. As I have become older, this conviction has become stronger and I have worked to [...]

March 15, 2021

The Future of the Grid: The Evolution of Energy in America

As we embrace a Federal Administration that is focused on grid modernization and the evolution of energy in America, we must start to imagine what the 21st century grid will look like. The [...]

March 11, 2021

Earthships: Engineering Sustainable Architecture

Concerns about climate change and our environmental footprints are widespread and, as a result, more and more people are trying to think of ways to calculate, monitor, and reduce their [...]

January 22, 2021

Implications of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

In September, Congress passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210), a bill prohibiting the import of certain products from Xinjiang, China. Xinjiang is thought to house at least 380 [...]

December 16, 2020

Virtual Conferences: Networking of The New Age

As we navigate life during a global pandemic, countless industries are hosting virtual networking events, and the solar industry is no exception. After attending a couple of his first virtual [...]

November 12, 2020

Election Day 2020: A Hopeful View For A Renewed Nation

On the eve of what is undoubtedly the most consequential election in at least three generations, I remain hopeful that the American people will choose a path of optimism and progress. That they [...]

November 02, 2020

Bill #ZTA 20-01: Bringing Solar to Agricultural Land in Maryland

New Energy Equity (NEE) has developed roughly 25% of the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) solar projects in Minnesota, despite being headquartered in Maryland. A big reason that Minnesota has [...]

October 28, 2020

Energy Access and Environmental Justice For Native American Households

Indigenous communities across the U.S. have long struggled to gain reliable access to electricity and power. Despite policies like the Rural Electrification Act of 1935 –developed to bring [...]

October 14, 2020