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Streamlining Interconnection Will Unlock Gigawatts of Renewable Energy

“If you build it, they will come.” What’s true for Iowa baseball is truer still for solar and wind. In most of the country, it’s now cheaper to build and operate new wind and solar for electricity [...]

December 21, 2021

The Value of Solar

President Biden has recently released his Energy Plan which outlines the steps he hopes the United States will take in order to mitigate the worst effects of the Climate Crisis.  While the plan is [...]

September 28, 2021

Stranded Asset Risk: The Cost of Success in The Climate Emergency

The conversation around climate change often focuses on what could happen if we fail to address the Climate Emergency,  but if we are going to remain optimistic in the pursuit of solving the [...]

August 18, 2021

How Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Combat Climate Change?

When President Joe Biden was victorious in the 2020 United States presidential election, the renewable energy industry drew a collective sigh of relief and felt a general sense of optimism about [...]

July 22, 2021

California Net Energy Metering 3.0: Countdown to Concession

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has been changing the rules around net energy metering (NEM), causing uncertainty in the California solar market. With limited access to reliable [...]

July 13, 2021

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