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Resilience and Batteries

Resilience and batteries. While the combination of these two terms may sound foreign to the average ear, for those in the solar and renewable energy sector, the two are almost inseparable. In Here Comes Solar’s (HCS) first installment of our “Solar Powerhouse Spotlight” series which…

New Law Requires Solar on NYC Buildings

You may have heard about New York City’s new Climate Mobilization Act, but did you know that it includes a requirement to install solar on many NYC buildings? In April 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act: a series of local…

Announcing Sunset Park Solar

Here Comes Solar is thrilled to announce that we and our partners were selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to develop Sunset Park Solar, a 672 kilowatt-DC community shared solar project on the roof of the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The project will…

What’s So Fun About Batteries?!

Chapter V. Grid is Great “The energy storage revolution will abandon today’s boring, antiquated, mostly uni-directional grid for the dynamic grid of the future.” Well, it’s been a while. I’ve been terribly negligent, haven’t I? My apologies. Damned Sisyphus changed the blog’s login credentials without…

What’s So Fun About Batteries?!

Chapter IV. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. “The energy storage revolution will finally enable the transition to a majority-renewables grid.”…

What’s So Fun About Batteries?!

Chapter III. OMG, Batteries Are so Fun. Can I Get One? “The energy storage revolution will grant individuals unprecedented control over their energy profiles.” Welcome back, Friends of WSFAB! Apologies for the delay between chapters. Angelica, Richard, and I have been pretty busy with our…

What’s So Fun About Batteries?!

Chapter II. Reinvention in Puerto Rico “The energy storage revolution will vastly improve resilience during blackouts.” Half a year after Hurricane Maria made landfall, over one hundred thousand Americans are still without power in Puerto Rico. Even among those with access to grid electricity, service…

What’s So Fun About Batteries?!

Chapter I. Gigawhat? If you don’t follow energy or environmental news closely, you might be surprised by the breathless enthusiasm surrounding batteries these days. No offense to your vintage Furby, but we’re not talking about AAs – or even the high-tech lithium-ion battery in your…

Here Comes Community Solar!

It’s finally here, the dream of solar enthusiasts all over the city: solar for apartments. For years, while single-family homeowners have been installing solar right and left,  New Yorkers have clamored for solar that fits the city lifestyle where most people don’t own their apartments,…

How Much Space Is Needed For Solar?

Making Rowhouses Work  Rowhouse-style buildings make up a quarter of New York City’s residential properties and can be great candidates for solar. But, by nature (typically located on lot sizes no greater than 25 feet), they have small roofs, and therefore face particular challenges. Fire…

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