Biomass 101

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Biomass or Bioenergy refers to the use of organic material to produce energy.

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Bright Planet Solar is dedicated to changing the way the solar industry works. It starts with our commitment to providing you with the best priced, highest quality, American made PV systems on the market, but it goes far beyond that… As a social benefit corporation, our company has a fundamental mandate to consider the “triple bottom line” of people, planet, and profit. That means every thing we do has a vested interest in supporting local communities, helping address issues of economic disparity, caring for the environment, and giving back to those in need.

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How Much Solar Does My Business Really Need?

Article | March 12, 2020

Solar, it’s everywhere. You’ve probably already installed it at home and now you might be looking to invest in it for your business. Something we see far too often in the commercial space is overcapitalisation or oversizing. Our client’s often say, “but Time Solar Installers have offered me a 100kW system and you’re only providing a 75kW system” or “why haven’t you used my entire roof space?”. In this post I’ll explain the ins and outs of how we determine the size of a solar system for commercial businesses so that you’ll be equipped with the tools to ensure you’re not oversizing or over-capitalising!

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Four Ways to Safeguard Solar Panels from Environmental Damage

Article | March 12, 2020

As one of the best renewable sources available, solar energy is recognized for its clean power and affordability. And like most equipment, solar panels and systems need regular maintenance to prevent damage and keep them running as efficiently as possible. If you have clients with businesses that utilize solar panels, the following can help them to prevent unnecessary environmental damage to their energy systems. Today’s solar panels are tested in different weather conditions to ensure they can withstand a reasonable level of bad weather. However, during a lightning storm, it’s often necessary to take additional steps to protect systems from damage.

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2020: The Year of Convergence in Corporate Renewables

Article | March 12, 2020

The rapid growth of corporate renewable procurement has been nothing short of a buyer-driven revolution in the United States’ electric sector. Almost 20 gigawatts (GWs) of corporate power purchasing agreements (PPAs) were completed in 2019 across the globe, up from 13 GWs of corporate PPAs in 2018 and triple the numbers from 2017.1,2 And the majority of this growth has come from the United States. Fortunately for those of us committed to renewable energy, we expect this trend to continue. But as should be expected in such a dynamic, buyer-driven sector, we are starting to see some noticeable shifts in the marketplace as it evolves and grows. I wanted to highlight some of the trends Constellation is watching for this year.

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This electricity sector strategy could save wallets and ecosystems

Article | March 12, 2020

Electricity is a unique kind of commodity— although it is not perishable, it is (still) hard to store on a large scale. Electricity must be generated relatively close to where it is demanded and at the time it is demanded. Therefore, operators must constantly keep an eye on the use of electricity. When demand is high, operators will signal the generators to increase their output; if less, generators get the instruction to generate less electricity. Roughly, this is how the grid works. The devil is in the details: the flexibility of power plants is unique to its type. Nuclear and coal power plants take the longest to start up and shut down, followed by oil/diesel power plants.

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Bright Planet Solar

Bright Planet Solar is dedicated to changing the way the solar industry works. It starts with our commitment to providing you with the best priced, highest quality, American made PV systems on the market, but it goes far beyond that… As a social benefit corporation, our company has a fundamental mandate to consider the “triple bottom line” of people, planet, and profit. That means every thing we do has a vested interest in supporting local communities, helping address issues of economic disparity, caring for the environment, and giving back to those in need.

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