19 Burst results for "Solar Energy Industries Association"

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Power Flow Podcast

Power Flow Podcast

05:13 min | 8 months ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Power Flow Podcast

"About that sort of thing here on power flow and that getting involved in showing support for legislation is something that everyone can do every one of us whether we're in the industry adjacent to the industry or just a regular old consumer touches energy were all consumers of energy and we should all be concerned about what legislation goes through. And so have you seen. What have you seen in terms of policy-making that either regular people can support you know normal consumers or And that means us. All really or specifically industry professionals can support. Well it is such an early. It is such an an early stage. I can't even say exactly what legislation except for we. We've seen things like in well in california. They were able to reduce. They used to have solar panels. Were classified as hazardous waste and it made it very difficult to transport and expensive and so that was downgraded to a universal waist. Which makes it much more doable to be able to transport and store and that sort of thing. So there's there's that there's lots of talk and lots of discussion about landfill bans and that sort of thing. But i think there's a lot sia is really a player in this and is doing such good work in a working in washington and really you know it's like the infrastructure bill right now very very important for things moving forward you know. There's a lot of talk out there for the whole the whole big piece of the energy that's going to move forward and then that will start to support. You know the other things like the recycling so department of energy is doing a lot behind the scenes to try to Get researched lots of research happening right now as far as end of life and what's going to be the best what's going to help it move forward so the and what legislation is going to help move forward so much more in the in the planning right now and of course Sia refers to these solar energy industries association. Which just does a ton of great work yom with advocacy and with like keeping their finger on the pulse of industry trends and how we can move the industry forward to be you know even cleaner make sure what that were responsible as we all make it up as we go along Well let's see. I had well i. I wanted to say that. This has been completely delightful in absolutely every way and i have learned a ton from you so i really appreciate that i intend to advise my own developer clients to advise my own site hosts to be thinking about end of life and to even make a space for end of life. Plan even if it's simple Even if it's not completely fleshed out but to make space in their awareness for that to happen. And so you've you've converted one person hearing didn't think about it as much as she probably should have prior to today And and i encourage The professionals listening to do the same. Like how can you engage with your projects So that clients and Sites are thinking about end of life..

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:10 min | 10 months ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KCRW

"Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more Solar energy right now makes up about 3% of the U. S. Electricity supply so getting to 40% by 2035. It's a very ambitious goal. Kenneth Killing Ham is an economics professor at the Yale School of the Environment with enough policy support. I do think the numbers are possible possible but practical, not yet It will take more tax incentives, major upgrades the electrical grid and quicker permitting processes to reach that level of solar power. Right now, This is just a blueprint. Get into policy is Congress's job. And Abigail Ross Hopper with the Solar Energy Industries Association, says that certainty is key for financing. Look, You don't have the certainty event investors are going to wait right, They're going to put their capital on the sideline or they're going to invest in something that's a little bit more sure, bad, but Ross Harper says as climate change is already underway. There's not much time to wait. I'm Amanda Feature for Marketplace. Yesterday. It was news of a Chinese regulatory crackdown on private sector education and tutoring there today. It's the video game industry in the cross hairs A new warning from Beijing today about what it sees as the dangers of online gaming has sent the stock prices of technology firms tumbling in Asia. Stocks in Hong Kong so their biggest drop since July as shares of the tech conglomerate 10 Cent fell. 8% gaming giant Netease fell 11%. The BBC's Andrew Wood is following this from Hong Kong. Beijing is responding to the worries of parents who think that Children spend too long playing computer games, and you may remember Beijing announced that Children would only be allowed to play computer games for three hours a week, and it also expressed concerns about the content. So some of the big tech companies like Tencent, they met with government representatives, regulators and so on to show that they were applying the rules and keeping the authorities happy about this. Hong Kong. Andrew Wood is with our editorial partner, the BBC. Let's do the numbers..

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:58 min | 10 months ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"Us electricity supply so getting to forty percent by twenty thirty five. It's a very ambitious. Goal can gillingham an economics professor at yale school of the environment within a policy support. I do think the numbers are possible. Possible but practical not yet it will take more tax incentives major upgrades the electrical grid and quicker permiting processes to reach that level of solar power. Right now this is just a blueprint. Getting to policy is congress's job and abigail ross. Hopper with the solar energy industries association says that certainty is key for financing. Look you don't have the certainty then. Investors are gonna wait. They're gonna put their coppell on the sideline or they're going to invest in something. That's a little bit more. Sure bash but ross opera says as climate change is already underway. There's not much time to wait. I'm amanda feature for marketplace. Yesterday it was news of a further. Chinese regulatory crackdown on private sector education and the tutoring industry there. Today it's the video game industry again in the crosshairs. It's a new warning from beijing about what it sees as the danger to kids of online gaming that sent stock prices of technology firms tumbling in asia stocks in hong kong saw their biggest drop since july is shares of tech conglomerate. Ten cent fell eight percent gaming. Giant net ease fell eleven percent. The bbc's andrew would is following this in hong kong beijing's responding to the worries of parents who think the children's spend too long playing computer games and you may remember. Beijing announce that children would only be allowed to play computer games for three hours a week and it also expressed concerns about the content so some of the big tech companies like tencent. They met with government representatives regulators. And so on to show that they were applying the rules and keeping the authorities. Happy about this all right..

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What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Energy

Morning Edition

01:33 min | 1 year ago

What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Energy

"I'm David Brancaccio. Good morning to you. There is now a bill crafted to spend nearly a trillion dollars on infrastructure in America. And while it could pass into law that is not a foregone conclusion. The bill, drafted by a bipartisan team working over the weekend was unveiled last night. It isn't quite 3000 pages long and amendments are expected. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer expects a vote within quote a matter of days. Beyond the roads and bridges. Let's look at cleaner energy products there in buses. Hydrogen power charging stations for electric cars. Marketplaces Amanda FEATURE has more on that. Before installing a new electric car charging station. Jonathan Levy says his company Vico needs to know there's plenty of demand. We don't want to overbuild the charging infrastructure and not have the vehicles to be using it. That's where those federal dollars would come in to pay for new charging stations in, say, rural communities. Paul Bledsoe with the Progressive Policy Institute says that new infrastructure would also get more EVs on the road. That's really the only thing holding back people from buying electric vehicles now is concerns over charging the bill. Also funds pilot projects like carbon capture, but it doesn't do as much for more mature, clean energy technology. Abigail Ross Hopper is with the Solar Energy Industries Association. We had our time in the sun as a niche kind of science experiment, but that's over and what Ross Hopper says the solar industry needs to do now is deploy. Deploy, deploy. What would help get more solar panels out there, she says, are permanent tax

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"Reason dot com. There's now an infra spending bill for the senate to consider. I'm david brancaccio. There's now a bill crafted to spend nearly a trillion dollars on infrastructure in america. And while it could pass into law that is not a foregone conclusion. The bill drafted by a bipartisan. Team was unveiled. Last night's not quite three thousand pages. Long and amendments are expected senate majority leader. Charles schumer expects a vote within days beyond the roads and bridges. they're spending on cleaner energy projects. Buses hydrogen power charging stations for electric cars. Marketplace's amanda pitcher has more the for installing a new electric car charging station. Jonathan levy says his company ego needs to know there's plenty of demand. We don't want to overbill charging infrastructure and not have vehicles to be using it. That's where those federal dollars would come in to pay for new charging stations in say rural communities. Paul bledsoe with the progressive policy institute says that new infrastructure would also get more vs on the road. That's really the only thing holding back. People from binds electric vehicles. Now is concerns overcharge and the bill also funds pilot projects like carbon capture. But it doesn't do as much for more mature clean. Energy technology abigail. Ross hoppers with the solar energy industries association. We had our time in the sun as a niche kind of scientists remnant. But that's over. And what ross hopper says the solar industry needs to do now is deploy deploy deploy what would help get more solar panels out there. She says are permanent. Tax incentives for homeowners and businesses. I'm amanda pitcher for marketplace house speaker. Nancy pelosi and other democratic leaders have now called on the biden administration to resurrect the ban on pandemic evictions which expired over the weekend. The house the white house says the supreme court requires congress to decide on this an estimated three point six million americans could lose shelter including some people as early as today and as of today fully vaccinated. Americans can travel to britain without having to quarantine over there. This also applies to visitors from many. But not all of the countries in the european union. Here's the bbc's rob watson this is another big moments in what the government sees as the process of life getting back to normal. In britain the travel and tourism industries have described it as a fantastic step forward but are also warning. Both sexes are still in urgent. Need of government support and there is continued anger and puzzlement both sides of the channel. That for now at least visitors from france will still have to quarantine for ten days by and large however there is broad popular and political support for this latest lifting of covert restrictions..

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Fresh Air

"There's there's a variety of technologies out there. Do you know how much it would cost to have. Solar panels in batteries. Installed for just regular average is home ballpark. Well solar and batteries. I mean people are spending in the twenty to thirty thousand dollar range depending on size. I mean some are much less. It also depends on whether the there is a state rebate or not. You know that there's been a federal tax credit that was thirty percent and has been reduced. There are efforts and they're literally is a letter sent to congress from the solar energy industries association really asking for the extension of the tax credit back to thirty percent for solar and to ask a tax credit for batteries to help to bring those costs down. So let's just explore this if those favoring more local solutions dominate this debate and more money goes to their end of it. What is it spent for. How does that spawn new local solutions. You have multiple levels of concern. And i'll start with a a really big one and that is if we don't focus on centralized there's a concern that those who can most afford it will be the ones who get the rooftop solar and the batteries and that will leave the Disadvantaged the poor and the low income left on the grid to cover the cost of maintaining the grid. This is a big argument in the debate. The idea is shift more resources over to the distributive side and help those who can least afford the solar and the batteries and take the pressure off of them so that they aren't the only ones left covering the cost of the grid but then the reality is we're talking about higher cost with the middle class right. I mean that's the core group that's really funding the grid because we also have programs that assist the disadvantaged with their electricity heating but the big question is how do you bring equity as well as how do you address the question of A very american issue of a person's ability to be able to be in control of their life in this case in regard to how they power their lives. Let me reintroduce your. We're gonna take another break here. We're speaking with ivan pan. He's a los angeles based reporter covering alternative energy for the new york times. He'll be back to talk more about energy issues. After this short break i'm dave davies and this is fresh air this message comes from..

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WBUR

"Of subsidies to the energy because this industry needs a lot of energy and also cheap land and back loans. They all help. I think Chinese industry to gain competitiveness by 2013 China was promoting demand for solar inside China in 2014 U. S. Prosecutors accused the Chinese military of hacking the solar technology of U. S companies and then sharing it with Chinese companies. For solar CEO Mark Widmer says the government support in all its forms helped Chinese companies elbow out the competition. They subsidized industries highly motivate them to create overcapacity, which then creates pricing power and the export. You know that product into international markets and with a predatory pricing, behaviour and squash all competition. Both the US and Europe accused China of unfair dumping and imposed tariffs on certain Chinese solar products. Starting in 2012 John Smear now is general counsel with the Solar Energy Industries Association, he says. Setting aside debates over dumping there's an example in China's approach. He still can't deny that the Chinese state and federal governments made significant long term investments in these industries emphasis on long term. In contrast to the sustained commitment made by China, the U. S had an on again, off again approach to its support for solar tax credits were allowed to expire and then re enacted again and again, says Michael Davidson, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego. That did not result in a very strong market signal. And that uncertainty, of course, could we pause to any sort of U. S manufacturer that was hoping to come up in the U. S space? China is now winding down its subsidies that solar industry is mature. It's overcapacity is creating problems even for Chinese firms. The U. S Solar Industry, meanwhile, is asking the U. S government to invest in R and D offer long term investment tax credits and promote more demand, basically to take a page from China's book in New York and so we've been assured for marketplace. Mhm this final load on the way.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KTOK

"But he admits converting the country's existing energy infrastructure won't be easy. Last year, the biting campaign set a goal to install 500 million solar panels within five years. China currently dominates the solar manufacturing industry. The president of the Solar Energy Industries Association says the U. S can catch up under the right circumstances. Competition in the solar industry is expected to remain fierce. China's president said this week. His country is committed to supplying the world's renewable energy needs. The U. S solar industry hopes Americans will see increasing domestic solar production as a national security benefit for the White House. It's also about new jobs through its climate agenda. Critics see it as an insult Advocates of solar energy and says there will still be opportunities for those who may lose their manufacturing jobs. Through the new changes, the army's determined what made a group of soldiers sick and Fort Bliss, Texas functions. Jack Callahan, the 11 soldiers who took ill at Fort Bliss in Texas on Wednesday. Accidentally poisoned themselves when they drink ethylene glycol, apparently thinking it was alcohol after returning from a 10 day field training exercise. Ethylene glycol is a clear, odorless, sweet tasting liquid, but It's used to make anti freeze. It can cause lung problems and kidney failure to of the 11 soldiers who drank it were critical now reported improving Jack Callahan. Fox News Police in southeast England have arrested five men following a disturbance that a former army barracks has been housing around 400 asylum seekers and where a fire broke out. Kent Police say a 31 year old man was arrested on Friday on suspicion of assaulting a security guard for others were arrested today.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WJR 760

"Country's existing energy infrastructure won't be easy. Last year, the biting campaign set a goal to install 500 million solar panels within five years. China currently dominates the solar manufacturing industry. The president of the Solar Energy Industries Association says the U. S can catch up under the right circumstances. Competition in the solar industry is expected to remain fierce. China's president said this week. His country is committed to supplying the world's renewable energy needs. The U. S solar industry hopes Americans will see increasing domestic solar production as a national security benefit for the White House. It's also about new jobs through its climate agenda. Critics see it as an insult Advocates of solar energy and says there will still be opportunities for those who may lose their manufacturing jobs. Through the new changes, the army's determined what made a group of soldiers sick and Fort Bliss, Texas functions. Jack Callahan, the 11 soldiers who took ill at Fort Bliss in Texas on Wednesday. Accidentally poisoned themselves when they drink ethylene glycol, apparently thinking it was alcohol after returning from a 10 day field training exercise. Ethylene glycol is a clear, odorless, sweet tasting liquid, but It's used to make anti freeze. It can cause lung problems and kidney failure to of the 11 soldiers who drank it were critical now reported improving Jack Callahan. Fox News Police in southeast England have arrested five men following a disturbance that a former army barracks has been housing around 400 asylum seekers and where a fire broke out. Kent police say a 31 year old man was arrested on Friday and suspicion of assaulting a security guard for others were arrested today in connection with the deceased. Servants. I'm jokes, you fox News, Rent Closure and Dearborn for roadwork. Eastbound.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on 600 WREC

"But he admits converting the country's existing energy infrastructure won't be easy. Last year, the biting campaign set a goal to install 500 million solar panels within five years. China currently dominates the solar manufacturing industry. The president of the Solar Energy Industries Association says the U. S can catch up under the right circumstances. Competition in the solar industry is expected to remain fierce. China's president said this week his country is committed to supplying the world's renewable energy needs faxes Mark MEREDITH opponents say thousands of good paying American jobs in the oil and gas industry have been wiped out. Recycling plant that erupted in flames overnight is still burning in northwest New Jersey, The mayor of Passaic says one firefighter was taken to the hospital. The army says it now knows why a group of soldiers got sick this week. The 11 soldiers who took ill at Fort Bliss in Texas on Wednesday, accidentally poisoned themselves when they drink ethylene glycol, apparently thinking it was alcohol after returning from a 10 Day field training exercise. Ethylene glycol is a clear, odorless, sweet tasting liquid, but It's used to make anti freeze. It can cause lung problems and kidney failure to of the 11 soldiers who drank it were critical now reported improving Jack Callahan. Fox News. Blowing out the candles on a birthday cake might be enough for lots of people Lucky enough to turn 100 years old. But World War two veteran Charlie Montanaro was looking for a little bit more excitement. Montanaro took part in a sky dive yesterday in Arizona, calling the experience incredible and something he would do again next year. I'm camp you so and this is Fox News. When E got. Andy didn't very fast. Tessa is in recovery from an addiction to prescription opioids. I was pregnant twice, and I had used prescription opioids both times. I knew that this was something I had to stop for the sake of my Children. And for myself, I am more fulfilled. Today I ever have been in. I know there's more.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:16 min | 1 year ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Doug nicely laying out the numbers for us. Let's get the Bloomberg BusinessWeek agenda. Katie Greifeld is with US Cross house that reporter Bloomberg News. She's back in our Bloomberg Interactive broker studio at Bloomberg headquarters. Dave Wilson is with us. He's on the remote access from New Jersey. He's our stocks editor of Bloomberg News. Dave Set the tone again, Doug really laying out the numbers. What are you seeing now, in today's equities session, it really is a big, tech driven kind of game. I mean, it looks familiar by the standards of the last several months or years. Very on familiar, though. If you're looking back for the last few days, because you know we've seen this kind of shift away from the likes of apple and amazon dot com and Facebook. And today they're doing just fine. Thank you were calling the safety trade on the Bloomberg is itjust where investors have felt comfortable. Or why is it seen as a safety trade? Well, because these are companies that have been able to deliver consistent growth overtime. Alright, kind. And, you know, I mean, there's been so much focus on growth stocks. In general, as opposed to, you know the cheaper shares the value stocks and that pendulum the kind of swung in the other direction the past few days and today it's really swinging back because you look at what's moving in the S and P 500. You see, technology stocks is the best performers among the 11 main industry groups. And that's Microsoft. That's Apple. You know, consumer discretionary, which is Amazon Second best performer on the day and then you look at what's down. You see commodity producers, whether its energy or raw materials, you see industrial complex you see financial companies, notably the banks have really been on a run now for a couple of months, and it's picked up in the last few days, so it's very different. Today for what would seem recently but very much the same as what we've seen overtime right seen this movie before? Katie grateful con in on our conversation because you two have been watching the rotation in the markets. Absolutely. I mean, it's definitely not surprising that we're seeing that sort of take a pause today. I mean, Carol, like you mentioned the headlines were just they're scary. You know the fact that you're going to see Restaurants, gyms bars in New York Close early people are wondering whether the schools will shut next. So you are seeing sort of that flight back into the safety trade. As Dave laid out nicely, you know, it's the stocks that have worked when everyone's You know, stuck at home, basically. And you know you are seeing value just trading really heavy today that we've seen so many head fakes this year. They usually lasted only about two days. And that's what we have this time around, too. Well, yeah, I mean, what's out there? Katie that makes you think that something is different this time around when it comes to the value Area day, David Western Sometimes I know there was yesterday or last week. He just said, you know, if I had a nickel for every time everybody said, OK, it's now it's time for value stocks, then I'd be really wealthy. But we've seen his head fakes, time and time again. Is there something out there? That's different. Well, of course, the vaccine is the most identifiable new factor in the equation here, but you know what? I'm I'm sure you've heard in the past two days on the program that there's a long time between such a strong study result that we saw on Monday and When it actually is widely distributed widely available and you know again like you mentioned there's a lot of chat now about a w shaped recovery. There's worries about a double dip, especially if we start seeing you know, some of the biggest cities in America go back into lock down. That's potentially months of Mohr. Economic pain That's goingto hurt the small cap companies that make up you know this the Russell 2000 index and then the value indices as well, You know, that's a lot of energy cos no one's driving and going out to eat. You shouldn't necessarily expect energy companies to do great right that w recovery. I gotta get back to Peter Atwater it William and Mary because he's talked about the case shaped recovery, which makes a lot of sense to me, But I'm curious what he has to say. Especially as we watch this virus numbers. You know Dave Wilson. The other thing that's interesting, and Katie really putting it out there nicely to is about. We got so excited about all the vaccine news on Monday, and yet we're being reminded that it's two doses. It requires extreme refrigeration. We've been watching this freezing firms. Those stocks Playing to that area because they've gotten a boost on that news, but it's a reminder that you know good news on the vaccine, but it's going to take some time and that's going Tio. I just wonder how much do you think will ultimately be factored into the market now and then will come down or I don't know. How does it play out? Well, I mean, we had such an extreme move on Monday. Yeah, it doesn't seem surprising that things were kind of settling back. People take a closer look and understand the kind of reality that you're talking about. You look at what's down in the S and P 500 today, it's regional banks. It's some of the retail stocks, you know pvh, which is Calvin Klein, Tommy Health under Ralph Lauren. Darden restaurants, which is red lobster and a whole lot of other chains. I mean, they're really I should say Olive Garden, actually Simon property, which is shopping malls, so you kind of go through what's happening today, and it does start to have a look that people are kind of rethinking. Where these companies really are. You know, after the extreme gains that allowed him saw Monday, so it'll be a process that has to play out over time. Tick tock. We just gotta be patient here, Guys. Thank you so much really appreciate. Ah, your thoughts on the market trade today. Katie Greifeld. She's cross. That's that reporter at Bloomberg News. She's back in her Bloomberg Interactive broker Studio Day. Wilson are thanks to you as well stocked their Bloomberg News. He's going to be back later on with his chart of the day. In the meantime. Which is that the stage on this Wednesday remember what eyes Forgive me, everyone. We got a lot of companies and industries on our radar. With everything going on. We are going to take a look at the solar industry the impact of Abide Administration. What that could mean. We've got the president, CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association. She's Abigail Ross Hopper. We'll see what she has to say. In the magazine Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine. We've got a story on the payment app and company. Has turned a dollar start Venezuela into a cashless test lab. This is a cool story got another story on how the wild fires.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily Briefing

Coronavirus Daily Briefing

06:33 min | 2 years ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily Briefing

"Researchers at MIT think they've discovered a new solution to the need for solar energy storage used electric vehicle batteries quoting ee, there are now two million solar energy installations in the United States alone. This number according to Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association is expected to grow to three million next year and to four million by twenty twenty three yet. Such installations can only generate electrons when the sun is shining. Plenty of solar power will be available during daytime hours with a dearth of power on cloudy days or at night in other words as solar and wind power expands the need for energy storage only ramps up, says Ian Matthews Marie Curie, research fellow formerly at MIT and quotes. Lithium Ion batteries are being used in a lot of cases for solar storage, but they're expensive, and at least currently dependent on rare and limited minerals like cobalt. The MIT team ran in economic model of a grid scale solar farms twenty year, life cycle, using three types of storage, a new lithium ion storage bank, a battery bank built from. The Electric Vehicle Batteries, operating at eighty percent capacity, and not storage at. Quoting again for batteries reduced to eighty percent of their original capacity Matthew said it's reasonable to assume in EV owner will want. From their car and will likely trade up, but grid storage doesn't place such a high premium on extracting every last ounce of energy from every cell for grid storage. Eighty percent performance is good enough especially, if that used battery comes to the solar farm at a good price, the group ultimately found that used easy batteries purchased at eighty percent of their original capacity will deliver marginally better revenues for the solar plant than a similar Bank of new batteries, and if the solar farm can buy those batteries at sixty percent of original retail price, the farm can potentially even return a profit all other factors being. Matthews says these are still coming online in small enough numbers that they're used. Battery packs haven't yet become a big or noticeable force to reckon with, but he expects in a few years time that will probably change used e V batteries could become so widely available that they'd be for any number of energy storage applications end quote. Mathews has begun getting in touch with investors to set up a second life battery marketplace, so that batteries could be organized towards some of those various energy storage applications after their initial electric vehicle tenure has ended. There's a lot of collaboration logistics that will need to be worked out, but the idea of giving in all ready eco-friendly item, a second, even more eco-friendly life is very cool and definitely the type of solution that we need to be having more of. Kids in Virginia aren't going to be able to use closed libraries and bookstores as an excuse not to do their summer reading because Google's sister company wing is going to be delivering library books to their houses. The drone thanks Google. Why Wing in West Virginia will quoting the Washington Post wing a company owned by Google Parent Alphabet received federal approval last year to deliver by drone in Virginia beating Amazon. Prime air to the public testing milestone, the company also delivers packages which can weigh up to about three pounds in Helsinki and two Australian cities. The tests serve relatively small numbers of people and. And expansion plans in the United States hinge on the Federal Aviation Administration approval wings started delivering household goods and meals from walgreens and local restaurants to a limited area of the South West Virginia town that covers several thousand homes, last October and quotes the upcoming library book delivery. Service is primarily thanks to the efforts of Kelly Pasic a middle school librarian who has been pushing for the use of drones for Book Delivery Service since last fall when she first noticed how quickly her wing orders were arriving at her house after the company launched its test site last year in Christian Berg Virginia. When schools I closed in the spring. Do the pandemic PASOK and other district librarians had books delivered to the students on the school buses that delivered breakfast and lunch to every district student each day now, thanks to pass hard work, and perhaps the added Passion of Wings Head of Regina Operations, whose mother is also a librarian book deliveries to students via drone will begin this week. Roughly six hundred students who live in the delivery zone will be eligible to receive the library books and they won't have to return them until school resumes in the fall. Ending today with a youtube channel recommendation of sorts, it's been around quite a while, but I just discovered it this morning when a friend shared one of their videos in a group chat. The channel is called epic, Happy Birthdays, and they have thousands of birthday videos featuring different names that you can send what feels like a customized birthday video to your friend on their birthday, though it is a bit like trying to find your name on those tiny license plates at five and dime, so if you're looking to send a birthday message to someone with a more unique name, you might want to utilize the company's custom video option on their website. Unlike the free videos on their youtube channel, it does cost money to get a fully customized one. Now, I know customized birthday. Greetings are nothing new. In fact I've seen some recently. They use some type of deep fake technology to make animated characters perfectly mouth and sing people's names and custom birthday greetings, but it might be that exact advancement of technology that makes these simple videos appealing to me. The larger reason I'm recommending it though is because these videos are hilarious. They come in a few. Few different varieties, including their original epic version in epic, cats version in Alien remix, a sloth, rap and sort of drake shoot esque. It is your birthday song. The graphics while well produced are that sort of chaotic style that looks like the early two thousands Internet vomited onto a ten eighty p video. There's dinosaurs explosion lots of stock, film and images horrible font choices I mean it is. Definitely not for everyone, but it is perfect for someone in your life. You've got to watch them to really get the gist, but I will play you a quick clip of the original epic birthday song to give you an idea. Today just so happens to be Peter Gingrich's birthday, so here is the happy birthday. Peter Epic Happy Birthday Song..

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:58 min | 2 years ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"A insurance broker for all righty thanks Kristin Laurie grantee WBZ's traffic on the threes Jay's wholesale clubs sponsors the four day WBZ accu weather forecast let's check in with meteorologist dean devore really other than the windows Hey this is gonna be pretty nice May Day but that wind is going to keep that the temperature on the cool side right in the upper fifties to the water's edge lower sixties inland down the mid forty sin I'm kind of a similar day tomorrow with a brisk gusty breeze and temperatures staying closer to sixty water's edge mid sixties inland and on Thursday I think we're approaching seventy by Friday were up in the mid to upper seventies all those days look dry as we go over the weekend when they cut back a bit maybe some showers Saturday but the rest of the weekend looks pretty good will keep you updated as we get closer to Memorial Day on WBZ Paul since his radio sunshine fifty three and boss has a BJ's wholesale club member saving is right at your fingertips because now all our coupons are digital so you can save more just by downloading our app and that makes shopping even easier BJ's live generously it's a twenty five and now a look at New England business this morning the once high flying solar industry is getting clobbered by corona virus and industry report shows job losses in the solar industry are piling up faster than the economy as a whole the solar energy industries association says recent job losses have wiped out five years of growth now across the country jobs in solar down nearly forty percent here in Massachusetts they've been sliced in half well this could be even worse than first thought of Beacon Hill watchdog says the shortfall in the state's revenue forecast for next year could hit six billion dollars the Massachusetts taxpayers foundation says corona viruses headed on a crash for a crash course that will cost the state economy big time dollars just a few weeks ago the organization saw more than four billion dollar decline the local unemployment rate is expected to top twenty percent that officials say discretionary spending will be determined by confidence in personal finances which is no sure bet as of right now well spring finally getting its act together with highs in the lower sixties for many of us today also coming up on WBZ news radio this morning Massachusetts coronavirus trends continue to look good but governor Baker prefers to take it slow and in the slow rollout restaurants are left behind and not happy owners are watching their counterparts Abshire begin to open up jams also left in the lurch for the next several weeks except for one local and recreational pot shops get the go ahead to to open up starting next week stick around those stories and much more on the way next it's Tuesday in Boston at eight twenty seven artificial intelligence I bought on Alexa supposed to make life easy not if you need new windows at your house watch this Alexa how do I replace my windows upgrade windows operating software right thank you now if.

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Clean Energy's Ever-Changing Policy Risk

The Energy Gang

12:25 min | 3 years ago

Clean Energy's Ever-Changing Policy Risk

"In the summer of two thousand eight Britta von Essen took an internship with a major investment bank after wrapping up business school. It was considered at the time one of the top places to work it was with a company called Lehman Brothers and it was actually a fascinating summer. I was working in their global power group but focused on renewable energy and you know there was a lot going on at the time. Tax Equity was really ramping up. People were figuring out how the structuring was going to work with that. There are a couple. IPO's that were right on the horizon so it was a fascinating summer from renewables perspective and also what was going on at Leeman. It's been an unnerving week for US financial markets and now the potential collapse of Lehman Brothers once the fourth largest investment firm in the US at at that time. Lehman Brothers was the top investor in renewables it had bought big portfolios of wind and solar projects. It was a leading equity investor and it was helping take companies public it was an exciting time but as the summer war on market conditions worsened investors got nervous in things got grim for Leman analysts say the bank's future is in doubt out afterward reported a loss of nearly four billion dollars in the last quarter. Leman brothers is suffered heavy losses as a result of the US housing slump while I was there. It was just constant reassurance that that these cycles are normal and and you know financial markets go through this occasionally and everything was going behind of course it was not fine be one of the watershed days in financial markets histories. He was a manic manic Monday in the financial markets. The Dow tumbled more than five hundred points after two pillars of the street tumbled over the weekend leman brothers or one hundred and fifty eight-year-old firm filed for bankruptcy in the lead up to the Leeann bankruptcy in the fall. IPO's fell apart project financing dried up and cleantech companies beneath loans underwritten by the bank were suddenly exposed to risks. They didn't foresee. BRITTA had a front row seat to all of it. After leaving lemon she picked up and moved to Italy where she helped build wind and solar projects for a German developer soon after she witnessed yet another period of chaos the swift rollback of feed in tariffs the Italian market came to a screeching screeching halt. It did teach me a lot about developer resiliency the fundamental optimism that is required to be of renewable energy developer and and taking the long view on a lot of these projects so British took those lessons and apply them to the next chapter of her career. She now advises clean energy companies knees on how to manage risk so you've managed to witness the collapse of one of the biggest investment banks and one of the biggest European renewable energy markets back to back. That's quite an entrance into the industry well. I swear it's not me I'm not the not the driver and all of this but I think what it taught me was that things change and the markets move and those that are resilient and those that figure out how to work in the new paradigms that they're given are the ones who are successful so I've taken a huge amount of those lessons into my current job and into my current business where I'm basically advising folks how to roll with the ever changing markets that we see in wind and solar. I'm Stephen Lacey in this episode produced in partnership with Cohnresnick and cohnresnick capital talking talking with British Ivano sin about those ever changing market conditions today Britta's a managing director at cohnresnick capital over the last decade. She's seen all kinds of market risk mostly expiring or changing policies that create financial risk you know I it was the sixteen o three grant expiring then it was. ITC expiring PTC's stepping down. What are the safe harbor policies we we didn't even get the IT safe safe harbor policies until fairly recently. I think it's just a fundamental aspect of this industry. It's Salat about planning for the unexpected in British. Job is to help figure out how to get renewable energy deals done in the face of those challenges so I sat down with her to unpack some of those policy uncertainties and what they mean for renewables and I wanted to know how often does policy change derail projects so I have. You've worked on project many projects that were potentially derailed that we manage to work around various policy changes. I think change in tax law was a really interesting time where we had to figure out how to keep the investors active of an investing in two projects that would probably not be commissioned for another twelve months and how to get around the fact that there was a very likely change in tax law to be passed at that time and yet nobody knew exactly what that was going to look like. I think this PG bankruptcy recently and the California I think it was a be ten fifty four the wildfire response bill that has been high in the mind of a lot of California developers at the moment who were focused on contracts with sce NASD Johnnie and whether or not those credit ratings. We're GONNA take ahead that policy was passed and I think both of those organizations are are quite secure and short up and that was that was great news for California winging developers across the board with or without contracts well. Let's walk through some of the big drivers and uncertainties around them so you mentioned. PG Ag any I'd like to talk about PG and understand. What are you now looking for in a bankruptcy proceeding what kind of risks to contracts tracks are there currently what has been sorted out and what's still left to be sorted out that would impact renewable energy developers so I believe there is still still quite a bit of uncertainty as far as the potential for PG any to cancel contracts that are considered out out of market today so these would be some of the earlier vintage. PPA's there are several conversations and I know cohnresnick has been a part of several several of these about trying to restructure this through bilateral negotiations with pg any and kind of nipping in the bud lead and coming to a good solution for all parties but otherwise I think there is still a strong degree of uncertainty here there there are investors who are then making plays in this and trying to pick up these assets making a bet as to whether or not there will be restructuring of the contracts are not as as well as you know. It's an unfortunate situation but it's certainly a very active group of projects and sponsors that are figuring out working working through how to navigate that uncertainty. Let's go to tax equity. The solar investment tax credit is now facing the beginning of its step down schedule this is obviously going to impact the economics of project development but we have had some clarity on this step down unscheduled for for years now how is facing down the IDC GONNA change the way projects are financed and does it present any risks that were not there previously so you're right. There is a very clear step down schedule which I think has been helpful for folks trying to new forecasts what this looks like that being said given the safe harbor provision. I would venture that there is a generic assumption option from those who are procuring. PPA's at the moment that their assets that their projects will be safe harbored many of the major. I pee pees Jason. Strategic are making significant safe harbor place. They are you know doing this both for their own projects jags and under the assumption that there will be Ebony advantages over the next few years which I agree with. I think a lot of these developers that are procuring making this assumption are going to limit themselves to buyers of the assets that can then fulfill the safe harbor in order to meet the Economics Amax. What do you think the chances of an extension of the investment tax credit are. I know that the Solar Energy Industries Association has all of a sudden and put this back on their priorities list. They think maybe there's an opening to extend the federal tax credit. What do you think the chances of that arc given what you know so there's a couple a couple aspects of this that are important absolutely it would be beneficial to the industry right that being said we are months away from the step down last time this extension happened. I think we had a good twelve months of lead time so it allowed loud folks to plan at least partially accordingly in this case you would actually jam up probably some more some of the more major players who have made significant safe harbor plays that would have been capital that was not necessary to deploy a and potentially at pricing that is not beneficial to their assets so there are mixed mixed feelings throughout the industry about this. I think there is a decent chance I also think it's interesting giving kind of the economic markets at the moment and the potential for a downturn. Let's call it in the next twelve to eighteen months renewable such a critical component of job security and job growth in the US economy at the moment that especially if we're facing some type of downturn it may increase congressional and government support for some type of extension here. What about the storage tax credit. That's been floating around Congress for for a long time if there is this renewed push for potential solar. It see where does the storage. I T C fit in there would would it be something separate. Would it be wrapped together. And what do you think the chances of getting this thing finally pastor. I think the storage credit is actually much more critical critical than the than the solar one in the in the near term here I think with Alda we will continue to have murkiness around trying trying to loop storage into either wind or solar tax credits which is is just messy. It's hard for investors to get their heads around it. Just adds a lot of confusion and it also limits what you can do from adding storage onto existing renewable energy projects objects. I think throughout the energy community there is a consensus that storage is a critical component that needs to be deployed on a large scale will in order for renewables to continue on the growth. It is an in order to hit. Some of these are targets hundred percent in California boring. If for example you you have to have the storage component there otherwise you're facing you know a variety of issues on you know intermittent see or demand or any variety of aspects so. I am a little more bullish on the storage tax credit. I I think a standalone tax credit does a lot to simplify and streamline financing aspects for storage whether or not it connected to renewables and whether or not commissioned at the same time as the

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Cameras were finally putting into these fire prone areas for earlier detection, California, professional firefighters, president, Brian k rice says the report. Gives a good look to safety and puts the states communities. I it looks at everything from insurance companies state of California's responsibility, utility company responsibilities. It looks at the entire picture fire service fire service response resources available resource. Shortfalls technology available that -nology shortfalls and improvements to all of those things donor Newsome is calling on lawmakers to put his wildfire bills on his desk within ninety days saying any plan we'll have to avoid being seen as a bailout for PG any the issue of more effective PG, and the changing energy landscape cannot be lost in terms of this conversation. It is incumbent upon us to reform that agency gotta hold PG accountable. PG issuing a written statement saying it shares the governor's concerns and his embracing the calls for change noting. The company is working with regulators to make the energy system, safer and safeguarding California's clean energy future. And Joe what I'm seeing in the inbox right now in the emails today is that looks like an. An awful lot of legislators taking the governor seriously and getting right on some fixes. So our solar and energy companies that are speaking out in support of the findings, including the California biomass energy alliance the solar energy Industries Association and entered independent energy producers. They're saying the Bill gives the time sensitive findings put into efforts they say well access damages experienced by victims of climate disasters strengthened modernized fire prevention, and perhaps most importantly improve and enhance the emergency response system and Mike that includes emergency alert systems nine one one systems and community needs particularly in vulnerable communities. Joe michaels. Thanks, five eight coming up at five eleven Kelly's going to show us how the Shriners are building a better Sacramento now, we'll get you caught up on all this hour's top national stories on news ninety three point one K F k..

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Two thousand eighteen was looking for a while there like it was going to be a lousy year for the American solar power industry. The Trump administration put thirty percent tariffs on imported solar panels, and it said quotas to physically limit imports as well. But the future of solar and apologies in advance. But I honestly, I don't know any other way to say this the future of solar looks pretty bright. Goldman Sachs was out with a report this week saying solar installations are going to be up thirty three zero percent this year. And as marketplace's Eric embarrassed reports last year might not have been as bad as some had feared tariffs did drive down. How many solar panels were bought for industrial commercial and utility installations. According to a new study by the solar energy Industries Association and consultants wood MacKenzie. Overall solar installations were down two percent from the year before does tariffs are like a drag right there like this unnecessary weight. That's abigail. Ross hopper presidents of the solar energy Industries Association. Residential installations, though, those went up that's because despite the tariffs solar prices have fallen forty seven percent over the last five years. Plus, there's a federal tax credit for going solar. And some states offer subsidies says Safran born. Mine who teaches energy economics at UC, Berkeley, the panels are only a third of the cost the rest is installation. And that's down to residential installers are getting better at figuring out how to efficiently put panels on houses, the solar industry expects, the number of new panel installations to double over the next five years. That's something. Peggy marker is already seeing. We've definitely seen an uptick in solar. I would say marker runs a construction company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida terrorists have had a significant effect on her business. She swapped out steel and granite for cheaper materials, for example. But when it comes to demand for solar panels past probably year and a half it's become more prevalent, Florida solar industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. According to the recently released national solar.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KCRW

"Two thousand eighteen was looking for a while there like it was going to be a lousy year for the American solar power industry. The Trump administration put thirty percent tariffs on imported solar panels, and it said quotas to physically limit imports as well. But the future of solar and apologies in advance. But I honestly, I don't know any other way to say this the future of solar looks pretty bright. Goldman Sachs was out with a report this week saying solar installations are going to be up thirty three zero percent this year, and as marketplace's Eric embarrass reports last year might not have been as bad as some feared tariffs ditch down. How many solar panels were bought for industrial commercial and utility installations. According to a new study by the solar energy Industries Association and consultants wood MacKenzie. Overall solar installations were down two percent from the year before does tariffs are like a drag right there like this unnecessary weight. That's abigail. Ross hopper presidents of the solar energy Industries Association. Residential installations tho those went up. That's because despite the tariffs solar prices have fallen forty seven percent over the last five years. Plus, there's a federal tax credit for going solar and some states offer subsidies says sovereign born. Stein who teaches energy economics at UC, Berkeley, the panels are only a third of the cost the rest is installation. And that's down to residential installers are getting better at figuring out how to efficiently put panels on houses, the solar industry expects, the number of new panel installations to double over the next five years. That's something. Peggy marker is already seeing. We've definitely seen an uptick in solar. I would say marker runs a construction company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida terrorists have had a significant effect on her business. She swapped out steel and granite for cheaper materials, for example. But when it comes to demand for solar panels past probably year and a half it's become more prevalent Florida's solar industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. According to the recently released national.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Eighteen was looking for a while there like it was going to be a lousy year for the American solar power industry. The Trump administration put thirty percent tariffs on imported solar panels and set quotas to physically limit imports as well. But the future of solar and apologies in advance. But I honestly, I don't know any other way to say this the future of solar looks pretty bright. Goldman Sachs was out with a report this week saying solar installations are going to be up thirty three zero percent this year. And as marketplace's Eric bears reports last year might not have been as bad as someone feared tariffs did drive down. How many solar panels were bought for industrial commercial and utility installations. According to a new study by the solar energy Industries Association and consultants wood MacKenzie. Overall solar installations were down two percent from the year before does tariffs are like a drag right there like this unnecessary weight. That's Abigail Ross hopper. President of the solar energy Industries Association residential installations tho those went up. That's because despite the tariffs solar prices have fallen forty seven percent over the last five years. Plus, there's a federal tax credit for going solar. And some states offer subsidies says suffering Bornstein who teaches energy economics at UC, Berkeley, the panels are only a third of the cost the rest is installation. And that's down to residential installers or getting better at figuring out. How efficiently? Put panels on houses, the solar industry expects, the number of new panel installations to double over the next five years. That's something. Peggy marker is already seeing. We've definitely seen an uptick in solar. I would say marker runs a construction company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida terrorists have had a significant effect on her business. She swapped out steel and granite for cheaper materials, for example. But when it comes to demand for solar panels past probably year and a half it's become more prevalent Florida's solar industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. According to the recently.

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"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"solar energy industries association" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Two thousand eighteen was looking for a while there like it was going to be a lousy year for the American solar power industry. The Trump administration put thirty percent tariffs on imported solar panels and it set quotas to physically limit imports as well. But the future of solar and apologies in advance. But I honestly, I don't know any other way to say this the future of solar looks pretty bright. Goldman Sachs was out with a report this week saying solar installations are going to be up thirty three zero percent this year, and as marketplace's Eric embarrass reports last year might not have been as bad as summit feared tariffs drive down. How many solar panels were bought for industrial commercial and utility installations. According to a new study by the solar energy Industries Association and consultants wood MacKenzie. Overall solar installations were down two percent from the year before does tariffs are like a drag right there like this unnecessary weight. That's abigail. Ross hopper presidents of the solar energy Industries Association. Residential installations tho those went up. That's because despite the tariffs solar prices have fallen forty seven percent over the last five years. Plus, there's a federal tax credit for going solar. And some states offer subsidies says Safran born. Dean who teaches energy economics at UC, Berkeley, the panels are only a third of the cost the rest is installation. And that's down to residential installers are getting better at figuring out how to officially put panels on houses, the solar industry expects, the number of new panel and solutions to double over the next years. That's something. Peggy marker is already seeing. We've definitely seen an uptick in solar. I would say marker runs a construction company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida terrorists have had a significant effect on her business. She swapped out steel and granite for cheaper materials, for example. But when it comes to demand for solar panels the past probably year and a half it's become more prevalent Florida's solar industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. According to the recently released national solar jobs census.

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