Post Tagged with: "COVID-19"

Three policy pathways to climate and COVID recovery through renewable energy

Three policy pathways to climate and COVID recovery through renewable energy

August 19, 2020 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Clean energy can fuel economic recovery. Large commercial and industrial (C&I) energy buyers, like corporations with ambitious clean energy goals, are demanding the ability to purchase renewable energy to power their operations and facilities with limited success due to persistent market and regulatory barriers. Voluntary corporate purchases of renewable energyRead More

GlobalData: Utility-scale solar pipeline could still see COVID-related issues in 2020

GlobalData: Utility-scale solar pipeline could still see COVID-related issues in 2020

July 16, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar industry saw record installs in the first quarter, but even as the utility-scale installation situation is improving, the pandemic is likely to dampen the sentiments and mute the project development activities for the remaining part of the year, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. AsRead More

Is COVID-19 solar’s greatest challenge? Long Island’s solar pioneer puts it in perspective

Is COVID-19 solar’s greatest challenge? Long Island’s solar pioneer puts it in perspective

July 8, 2020 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Pivot. Reimagine yourself. Adjust. Plan B. Words and phrases such as these are all too familiar to those of us in the ever-changing solar industry. In the near-20 years of running my solar energy installation company, I’ve frequently faced the unexpected or seemingly unmanageable. So, when the COVID-19 crisis hit,Read More

With COVID-19, what are the best countries today for sourcing solar modules?

With COVID-19, what are the best countries today for sourcing solar modules?

June 11, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

I was talking with a friend in the solar industry last week. He asked, “Given the situation with the coronavirus, where in the world can you secure quality solar modules now?” My answer: Geography doesn’t define quality. With business again growing across Asia, solar sourcing can still be accomplished byRead More

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

June 1, 2020 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

GAF Energy launched a robust program to help roofers virtually design and sell its roof-integrated solar solutions in North America. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID 19 crisis. It is available forRead More

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

June 1, 2020 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

SolarWakeup has circulated and compiled a survey of how companies in the residential solar industry are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis each week, and how they’re responding. The most recent results indicate sales levels are improving compared to an average week in February (pre-COVID). Fifty-eight percent of responses areRead More

How COVID-19 is impacting New York’s ambitious distributed solar goals

How COVID-19 is impacting New York’s ambitious distributed solar goals

May 27, 2020 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) passed in 2019, New York State set an ambitious goal to deploy 6 gigawatts of distributed solar power by 2025. Going into 2020, the State had roughly 2 GW of distributed solar installed and a workforce nearly 11,000 strong, with growthRead More

Solar, other renewables faring much better during COVID crisis than other electrical generation sources

Solar, other renewables faring much better during COVID crisis than other electrical generation sources

May 27, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

Each week brings dire news on the solar jobs picture, but solar and other renewable energy sources are still coming out much better than other electrical generation sources in this crisis — producing significantly more electricity than coal during the first quarter of 2020 and also topping nuclear power inRead More

Attention: The United States will lose 850,000 clean energy jobs by July if no federal action is taken

Attention: The United States will lose 850,000 clean energy jobs by July if no federal action is taken

May 13, 2020 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Brace yourself. After crunching the latest unemployment data, E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), E4TheFuture and BW Research Partnership have some bad news: Nearly 600,000 U.S. clean energy workers have lost their jobs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups say 447,208 new workersRead More

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

May 13, 2020 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

At the start of 2020, climate change, natural disasters and public policy were the biggest concerns when it came to grid resilience. Fast forward just a few months, and grid reliability is taking center stage, as the world contends with the COVID-19 crisis. Maintaining reliable power for healthcare, work, educationRead More