Jenkins: Council shows interest in energy, environment projects/grants ֠Brainerd Dispatch

The Region Five program is fairly new. Only a small number of cities have used the program in the past, including Aitkin and Hackensack, where projects included switching streetlights to LED and improving waste management. Bjelland said they are working on a second round of city grants and have nine cities on board to apply. They are looking for one more.

Participating cities would be qualified to receive $10,000 in funds to improve the city’s environment or efficiency. The program uses USDA grant money, combined with Sourcewell grant money (to pay for what would normally be the city’s share of the 1:1 grant), to complete these projects.

Mayor Jon Lubke asked what types of things the money cannot be used for. Bjelland said it couldn’t be used to buy fire department equipment or similar expenses not related to the environment or efficiency. She confirmed that it could potentially be used for adding solar LED lights to the city sign. The only cost of the project for the city, ultimately, is any wages spent on city employees, if they provided work on the project.

Council member Charles Hoffman requested that the city take time to consider the program before agreeing to participate. Bjelland said the city does not need to know what it would want to spend the funds on ahead of application; however, Hoffman said given the one year time limit on using the grant funds, he would feel better if the city had some ideas before applying so the council and staff wouldn’t have to rush later.

Clerk Krista Okerman pointed out one drawback for participating. Because Sourcewell would provide $5,000 toward the fund, the city could not apply for that Sourcewell grant (which here serves to pay for the city’s matching contribution) for a year. The city had previously discussed applying for the Sourcewell grant to provide Americans with Disabilities Act compliant equipment at the park.

The council did not commit to the project, but did agree to discuss it ahead of its second February meeting, at which time it will either approve participation or not. Applications are due in March, so a decision must be reached soon.

Small Cities Program

The council held a public hearing on the Small Cities Development Program. The council has been discussing the program for several months and has stayed in the running for the program despite other cities being eliminated. The program provides funding to commercial retail and residential properties for rehabilitation of buildings.

Funding is provided as a “loan” that is forgiven if the property owner does not sell over the course of 10 years. A portion of the loan is forgiven every year, 10% at a time, over the course of that 10 years until it is completely forgiven. An owner who sells before the end of the loan term must pay back the remaining balance.

Residential properties that participate in the program do not need to provide matching funds, but commercial properties must provide 20% of the cost of the project while the loan pays for the remaining 80%.

If the city is awarded the funds, all residences within the city qualify for the rehab loans and can use them for necessary improvements to homes, including new windows, roofing and repairs that improve the safety of the home. Commercial properties would qualify for similar projects; however, only commercial properties within a declared “slum and blight” district would qualify.

Several council members were hesitant to declare a slum and blight district within the city; however, it was discovered that:

  • Record of the declaration only exists in the SCDP application and in the city’s records pertaining to the application for the program. The declaration is not noted on any property records, and where these declarations have been made in the past there has not been any known effect on property values or taxes.
  • The declaration is largely symbolic and is just a legal definition of the area which needs improvement strictly for the application to the program.
  • It is not permanent. The declaration can be undone after the program has been completed.

Residents attending the public meeting seemed to be satisfied with answers they received, and one resident thanked the council for seeking funding that the city residents could use to improve their homes and businesses.

The slum and blight district was ultimately identified as a section along Highway 371. John Schommer, who was presenting on the program on behalf of the Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority, said that was the chosen district because businesses from that area showed the most interest, and other businesses from that area were identified as possibly benefitting the most from the program.

For example, while those businesses may benefit from having an older, more rustic appearance (some of them sell antiques and used items) they could likely still benefit from roof repairs and perhaps more energy efficient windows.

The council agreed to declare the slum and blight district. It also approved application to the program, reviewed a conflict of interest disclosure form and determined that there are currently no known conflicts of interest among board members (such as a board member who knowingly would benefit from approval of the program by planning to participate in it).

The council agreed it would continue to hold public hearings as required for participation in the program.

Council members acknowledged they could benefit from more residents and businesses submitting documents showing their approval or interest in the program, as such documents increase their chances at being approved for the program.

In other business Monday, the council:

  • Directed the personnel committee to review a cleaning team contract and submit recommendations to the council. The contract could possibly be canceled.
  • Agreed to continue holding the first meeting of the month at 6 p.m. on the second Monday and the second meeting of the month at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday.
  • Agreed to create a city policy pertaining to rules of meeting procedures and decorum for future operations. The hope is to make meetings faster and more effective.
  • Once again delayed approval of a city budget until such a time that the city can settle on a format for presenting the budget at regular and annual meetings. Hoffman would like to see that format used to review the city’s budget at the end of 2018 as well as at the current time so that the council is more familiar with operating expenses not just now, but over the course of a year.

Hoffman and Lubke both expressed concerns that the annual audit isn’t necessarily a comprehensive and accurate representation of the city’s funds and ability to operate financially over the next six months (as the council understands them). Presenting the budget in a better format may help the council to plan more effectively for the future. Lubke submitted a document with recommendations for consideration from a training session he recently attended.

  • Approved a contract with the Pequot Lakes Police Department. The contract has not changed over the past year.

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4 Solar Stocks Energizing the Market ֠InvestorPlace

Solar stocks have been popping recently and for good reason. According to the International Energy Agency, in the next 10 years solar output will create a surge in the renewable power supply.

A report by Wood Mackenzie also estimates that solar energy will become the cheapest form of U.S. power by fiscal year 2030.

Given these optimistic projections, solar stocks are likely to be in focus in the coming years. More importantly, if solar output grows at a robust pace in the coming decade, it’s likely that solar stocks will be portfolio catalysts.

With President Joe Biden assuming office, solar stocks have already witnessed sharp moves in the recent past. For some stocks, buying on corrections is a good idea, but others are still attractively valued.

Let’s discuss four solar stocks that are likely to benefit from the global push towards renewable energy sources.

  • Azure Power Global (NYSE:AZRE)
  • Maxeon Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:MAXN)
  • Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ)
  • First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)

4 Solar Stocks Energizing the Market: Azure Power Global (AZRE)

rows of solar panels

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AZRE stock has surged by 78% in the last six months and is among the top solar stocks to consider. The company is a manufacturer and operator of solar plants in India.

As of September 2020, India had 38 gigawatts in renewable energy capacity. The plan is to increase the renewable capacity to 450gw by fiscal year 2030. This presents a big opportunity for Azure Power. While the focus has been on solar stocks in the United States, the company provides exposure to emerging markets.

In terms of size, Azure Power has one of the largest solar portfolios in India. Currently, 1,834 megawatts is operational with 1,281mw under construction. In addition, the company has a committed pipeline of 4,000MW.

Given this pipeline, I expect the company’s revenue and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) growth to remain robust in the next few years.

From a financial perspective, the company reported net-debt-to-adjusted-EBITDA of 5.9 as of September 2020. I am not worried about high leverage. The company is already reporting strong EBITDA growth coupled with positive operating cash flows. As more projects are operational, I expect leverage to decline.

Overall, AZRE stock is worth considering at current levels. Given the push for renewables in India, the company is likely to deliver strong growth in the next decade.

Maxeon Solar Technologies (MAXN)

Piggy bank in front of solar panel infrastructure

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MAXN stock has been surging in the current year with returns of 94%. It makes sense to wait for some correction after a big rally. The stock is worth accumulating on corrections for the long-term.

Maxeon Solar is a spin-off from SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR). Post-spin-off, the company’s major shareholders are Total (NYSE:TOT) and Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor. With strong financial backing, the company is well-positioned for aggressive growth.

Maxeon Solar has a presence in more than 100 global markets. The company also has a multi-year U.S. supply agreement with SunPower Corporation. Besides the sale of power panels to residential and commercial customers, the company is a leader in solar power plants.

Currently, the company has 5gw of SunPower panels installed across six continents and has more than 900 solar patents. Innovation is a big part of Maxeon’s plan.

It’s worth noting that the company is looking to move beyond panels and make inroads in the storage and services segment. This is one of the key growth triggers. Maxeon is targeting top-line growth in excess of 20% in the next few years.

Overall, MAXN stock is among the under-followed names among solar stocks. The stock has skyrocketed in the recent past. A 10% to 15% correction from current levels would be a good entry point.

Solar Stocks to Buy: Canadian Solar (CSIQ)

Rows of solar panels are lined up around a center aisle.

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CSIQ stock has also moved sharply higher by 139% in the last six months. The stock currently trades at $61. Even after the big rally, Citi remains bullish on the stock with a price target of $71. I agree with this view. CSIQ stock still trades at attractive levels.

To underscore my point, the stock currently trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.48. In the next five years, Canadian Solar’s average annual earnings growth is likely at 32.0%. Therefore, the stock trades at a price-earnings-to-growth ratio of less than one. That implies that the stock is undervalued.

Canadian Solar manufactures solar modules and provides systems solutions. In the energy business, the company has 16gw of project pipeline with 500mw of projects in operation. With a presence in 23 countries, the company’s project pipeline is likely to swell in the coming years.

It’s also worth noting that for the last year, the company reported shipments of 11.3gw. For the current year, the company’s shipment is likely to accelerate to 18-20gw. This is one of the reasons for the stock surge in the recent past.

From a financial perspective, the company has deleveraged in the last few years. This has increased the financial flexibility. As EBITDA and cash flow accelerate, Canadian Solar is well-positioned for shareholder value creation.

First Solar (FSLR)

FSLR stock is another attractive name among solar stocks that’s worth considering on dips. Recently, UBS downgraded the share from “buy” to “neutral.” However, the share price target was raised from $95 to $110. Currently, First Solar trades at $100. Given the growth outlook, the stock remains attractive for the long-term and worth accumulating on dips.

In terms of positives, the company has 12.2gw in module shipment backlog. This provides clear revenue and cash flow visibility for the coming quarters. For the current year, First Solar has 6.7gw of contracted deliveries. It also has potential booking opportunities of 8.3gw, which is likely to boost the order book for FY2022 and beyond.

It’s also worth noting that for Q3 2020, First Solar reported capacity utilization averaging over 100% at all factories. With cash and equivalents of $1.6 billion, the company has ample financial resources for capacity expansion.

Overall, the company has strong fundamentals and a steady growth outlook. With positive industry tailwinds, the stock is worth keeping on the radar.

On the date of publication, Faisal Humayun did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in any of the securities mentioned in this article.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.

Faisal Humayun is senior research analyst with 12 years of industry experience in the field of credit research, equity research and financial modelling. Faisal has authored more than 1,500 stock specific articles with focus on the technology, energy and commodities sector.


20 Items To Make Car Camping Your New Thing ֠Autoweek

If you like the outdoors, but don’t love sleeping on the ground, car camping could be for you. You still get all the best parts of camping—animal sounds, nature smells, beautiful sights—without the worst parts—animal attacks, nature poisons, lumpy sleeping surface. This list covers everything you will need to stay safe, full and prepared, whether you’re Ron Swanson or Tom Haverford. We didn’t include food or water on this list, but bring food and water.

Air Mattress


This SUV air mattress from Saygogo has 6 different sections to fill and comes with an air pump. It’s covered in flock and supports the weight of “three large people.” It takes about 8 minutes to fill up.

Mosquito Net


If you’re sleeping in your car, you’ll want to leave the windows open a crack—even when it’s cold—to let out some of the condensation. Drape this 10-ft x 20-ft, easy-to-store net over all openings.

Portable Solar Panel


This bank of three solar panels from KingSolar is lightweight and features USB ports for charging your devices when you don’t want to run your vehicle. It’s waterproof, so don’t worry about rain.

Eveready Camping Lantern


$29.69 (10% off)

This pack includes 2 collapsible battery-powered lanterns. They feature a magnet base and hanging hook, and will last 16 hours in lantern mode and 9 hours in flashlight mode.

Napier Backroadz SUV Tent


This tent is designed to accommodate all crossovers, SUVs, and minivans. It measures 9-ft x 9-ft to expand your camping space beyond your cargo bay. It also converts to a standalone tent.

Coleman Sleeping Bag


$36.56 (15% off)

This Coleman sleeping bag is rated to 20 degrees and features a tube along the zipper to keep warm air inside. It’s made of polyester and weighs about 5 pounds.

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock


If you don’t want to sleep in your car or on the ground, get a hammock and get comfortable. This one comes in a ton of colors and is made from parachute-grade nylon.

Coleman Propane Grill


$110.53 (21% off)

This Coleman features both grill and stove options, and wind block panels shield the burners. It features a push-button ignition, but you’ll need propane.

Luggable Loo Portable Toilet


Depending how “rustic” your campsite is, you might want to bring this Luggable Loo. The seat snaps on to a bucket and combines with a waste bag to keep everything tidy.

Sunnydaze Cast Iron Skillet Set


This set comes with three sizes of pre-seasoned iron skillets measuring 6, 7 and 10 inches in diameter. They’re not intended to be used in a dishwasher and sound be periodically oiled.

Campfire Grill


With the iron skillet or without, this grill from Redcamp will take up little space in your cargo area and is made for cooking over an open fire. It measures 21.6 inches by 11.8 inches and folds up for easy transport.

Camping Kitchen Utensil Set


This portable kit is a little expensive but features everything you would need for a weekend or a week of camping. It has settings for four places.

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil


Aluminum foil is good for cooking, storing food, making funny hats, and about 100 other things. Bring some when you go camping.

Butane Torch Lighter


You could get the cheapo plastic lighter for your campfires (or rub two sticks together), but you’re better off getting something cool like this jet flame. In a pinch you can make one s’more at a time.

Gerber Multitool


This Gerber multitool features pliers, knives, saws, can opener, scissors, and more and will be indispensable whether you need to gather kindling, scale a fish, or fix your car.

Hefty Tall Kitchen Trash Bags



$12.44 (11% off)

Leave only footprints when camping with or without a vehicle. That means taking your garbage with you. You probably don’t need the whole box, but bring more than you think you should.

Skewers for Grilling



$29.99 (14% off)

This skewer and kabob set from Morole will have you ready for s’mores, grilled vegetables, and more. The 33-piece set comes with 8 wooden handle skewers, 8 thread skewers, 8 straight skewers and 8 corn forks.

First Aid Kit


This 100-piece kit comes with bandages, antibiotic ointments, antiseptic towelettes, a cold compress, and more. This should probably already be in your car, but if not, get one before heading out.

Sportneer Sighting Compass



$17.99 (10% off)

When your phone signal goes down, the only way to navigate is old school. This compass comes in army green and is waterproof and shockproof. It clips neatly onto a belt loop.

Frontiersman Bear Spray


$28.52 (32% off)

Depending on where you’re camping, you might (but hopefully won’t) need bear spray. It travels 30 feet, to keep more distance between you and the beast, “as they charge up to 35 mph.”

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Blue Hill solar moratorium vote set for Feb. 17 ֠The Weekly Packet

by Jeffrey B. Roth

Advocates of a proposed 180-day moratorium on commercial solar projects say the move is needed to allow the Blue Hill Planning Board time to either amend the town’s existing commercial site plan review ordinance to address commercial solar projects or to draft a separate commercial solar ordinance. A special referendum vote on the proposed moratorium is set for Wednesday, February 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the George Stevens Academy gym.

Late last fall, Blue Hill Solar LLC and Borrego Solar submitted a commercial site plan review application to the planning board for the development of a 19.7-acre commercial solar farm on a 50.76 acre wooded lot on York Road in East Blue Hill owned by the Dethier family. During the November meeting, the board found that the application was incomplete and instructed the developers to resubmit an updated application.

During a November 30 special planning board meeting, members voted to recommend that the select board draft and adopt the moratorium because at the time there were rumors that a number of commercial solar-farm developers were considering projects in Blue Hill.

If passed by voters, the moratorium would “govern and apply to all proceedings and applications for a Commercial Solar Facility that were or are pending before the Code Enforcement Officer or the Planning Board on or any time after December 17, 2020,” which would delay any formal planning board ruling on the Blue Hill Solar LLC York Road project.

The draft moratorium ordinance states the town’s ordinances “are insufficient to prevent serious public harm that could result from the siting, installation, and operation of Commercial Solar Facilities within the Town ” [and] “raises legitimate and substantial questions about the impact of such facilities on the Town, including questions as to compatibility of such facilities with existing and permitted land uses in the Town; potential adverse environmental effects; and the lack of plans and other financial assurances that such facilities will be properly constructed and decommissioned .”

During the February 8 meeting of the planning board, members discussed whether the Versant substation, which serves Blue Hill, has sufficient transmission capacity to handle large-scale commercial solar power generating installations. In August 2020, Versant Power replaced its 50-year-old substation located at the bottom of Greene’s Hill with a new facility near Turkey Farm Road.

“Our brand new substation transformer is built to handle up to 5.5MW of power flowing out to customers,” Mary Alice Hurvitt, chair of the planning board, stated in a letter to The Weekly Packet. “This also represents the limit of the power that we can feed back into the substation. One 20-30 acre solar farm could generate as much as 5.5MW. What we have learned is that once our threshold is reached, no other inputs can be added without further upgrades to our substation. Meaning, if we use up all our capacity, we as individuals may no longer be able to put solar panels on our houses or install panels for our businesses.”

Hurvitt emphasized that board members are not anti-solar energy. The purpose of the moratorium is not to discourage commercial solar projects, she noted, adding that the board has questions about safety issues, the potential impact on the environment and related concerns.

“I learned that Tradewinds was [dissuaded] from installing solar on their Blue Hill building because of the town’s limited grid capacity; other developers, at least one of them from out-of-state, are in line before the Lawrences,” Blue Hill resident Nina Fleming stated in a letter to the Packet. “In other words, the solar boom has already impacted local business. There is currently no plan to upgrade the infrastructure before 2050.”

Andrew Kahrl, solar design specialist with Revision Energy, who prepared the Versant Energy Level II solar project application on behalf of Chuck and Belinda Lawrence, owners of Tradewinds, said in a Tuesday evening telephone interview that Versant did not deny the Tradewinds Level II application, which required a review fee of about $1,000. Instead, the utility company said that due to the size of the proposed project, Tradewinds would have to pay a $3,000 fee to submit a Level IV application.

“Our determination was that the substation was fully subscribed,” Kahrl said. “So in this case, they had another facility in Holden, with a much higher likelihood of getting a successful interconnect agreement with Versant. We decided not to file a Level IV for Blue Hill .”


Market insights, tendencies and big enterprise alternatives for solar inverters 2021 to 2025 | ABB, Delta Vitality Methods, Enphase Vitality, Darfon Electronics and GE Energy ֠The Courier

Global solar inverter market The study provides an overview of current statistics and future predictions of this market. The study highlights a detailed assessment of the market and shows market size development trends according to sales and volume, current growth factors, expert opinions, facts and industry-validated market development data. The report observes numerous in-depth, influential, and inducing factors that are delineating the market and the industry. The study provides information on market trends and developments, drivers, capacities and the changing investment structure of the solar inverter market.

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Key Players in the Solar Inverter Market: ABB, Fronius International, Delta Energy Systems, Chint Power Systems America, Enphase Energy, Darfon Electronics, GE Power, Elettronica Santerno, Eaton, Fuji Electric Europ and Ginlong Technologies

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Market segmentation by types:

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Chapter 4: Downstream properties, consumption and market share from the use of solar inverters.

Chapter 5: Solar Inverter Production Volume, Price, Gross Margin and Revenue (USD) by Region (2015-2020).

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Excessive frequency solar inverter market growth from 2015 to its present standing in 2021 and the long run market developments and forecasts till 2027 | ABB, SMA Solartechnologie, Canadian Solar, SolarEdge Applied sciences ֠KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

Latest industry research report on Global High Frequency Solar Inverter Market Research Report 2021 in-depth analysis of the market state and the global competitive landscape.

The High Frequency Solar Inverter market report provides information on the market size, share, trends, growth, cost structure, global market competitive landscape, market drivers, challenges and opportunities, capacity, revenue and forecast 2027. This report also includes the full report and comprehensive report study of the High Frequency Market -Solar inverter with all its aspects affecting the growth of the market. This report is a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the High Frequency Solar Inverter industry and provides data to develop strategies to increase market growth and effectiveness. The report looks at the effects of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) on different regions and key countries and on the future development of the industry.

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Three key segments are covered in this report: Competitor Segment, Product Type Segment, End Use / Application Segment.

The report presents the competitive landscape of the market and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major market players. Top company in the global high frequency solar inverter market: ABB, SMA Solartechnologie, Canadian Solar, SolarEdge Technologies, SunPower, Delta Electronics, Solectria Renewables, Sineng Electric, Hi-Rel power electronics from Hitachi, power electronics, and other.

This report segments the market on the basis of Types are

  • Single phase inverter
  • Three phase inverter
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Industry news: Switzerland | 2019-07-09

ABB is leaving the solar inverter business

ABB and Italian company FIMER SpA announced today that they have signed an agreement for FIMER to take over ABB’s solar inverter business. The transaction will improve the future prospects of the solar inverter business and allow ABB to focus its business portfolio on other growth markets.

ABB’s solar inverter business employs around 800 people in more than 30 countries. Production and research and development sites are located in Italy, India and Finland. It includes Power-One’s solar inverter business, which was acquired by ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division in 2013. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems and services for various types of solar systems. The company currently operates in ABB’s electrification business and had sales of approximately $ 290 million in 2018.

Both companies ensure a smooth transition for customers and employees. FIMER will honor all existing warranties and ABB will reimburse FIMER for taking over the business and its liabilities.

As a result, ABB anticipates an after-tax non-operating charge of approximately $ 430 million in the second quarter of 2019, with a corresponding impact on 2019 half-year results. Around 75 percent of this burden is accounted for by cash outflows that ABB will pay to FIMER from the time the deal closes by 2025. In addition, ABB expects separation costs of up to $ 40 million from the second half of 2019.

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Solar Carport Market Size | Latest COVID19 Impact Analysis | Demand, Growth, Trends, Segmentation and Forecasts to 2027 ֠NeighborWebSJ

New Jersey, United States,- Verified Market Reports has recently published a market research report titled, “Solar Carport Market Size, Status and Forecast 2021-2027“. Analysts have used primary and secondary research methodologies to determine the path of the market. The data includes historic and forecast values for a well-rounded understanding. It is a phenomenal compilation of important studies that explore the competitive landscape, segmentation, geographical expansion, and revenue, production, and consumption growth of the Solar Carport market. Players can use the accurate market facts and figures and statistical studies provided in the report to understand the current and future growth of the Solar Carport market.

This report includes the assessment of various drivers, government policies, technological innovations, upcoming technologies, opportunities, market risks, restraints, market barriers, challenges, trends, competitive landscape, and segments which gives an exact picture of the growth of the Solar Carport market.

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Competitor analysis is one of the best sections of the report that compares the progress of leading players based on crucial parameters, including market share, new developments, global reach, local competition, price, and production. From the nature of competition to future changes in the vendor landscape, the report provides an in-depth analysis of the competition in the Solar Carport market.

The report covers the following key players in the Solar Carport Market:

• Solaire
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• Schletter
• Phoenix Solar
• Kokko Shisetsu Kogyo
• SolarCity
• Orion Solar
• SunPower
• SunWize Technologies
• Martifer Solar
• Green Choice Solar
• Cenergy Power
• Upsolar
• Paladin Solar
• SankyoAlumi
• Solarcentury
• GE Industry
• Anyo
• Hangzhou Huading
• Mibet Energy
• Versol Solar
• Hanerngy

Segmentation of Solar Carport Market:

The Solar Carport market report has been segmented into Types, Applications, and End-users. It provides the market share of each segment participating in the Solar Carport market. Companies operating in this market have a thorough understanding of the fastest-growing segment. That way, they can identify their target customers and allocate their resources wisely. Segment analysis helps create the perfect environment for engagement, customer loyalty, and acquisition. This section will help companies operating in the Solar Carport market identify key areas of intervention while making their strategic investments.

By the product type, the market is primarily split into:

• 1-row vehicle arrangement carport
• 2-row single slope vehicle arrangement
• 2-row dual slope vehicle arrangement

By the application, this report covers the following segments:

• Commecial
• Non-profit
• Other

Solar Carport Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size available for years 2020 – 2027
Base year considered 2020
Historical data 2015 – 2019
Forecast Period 2020 – 2027
Quantitative units Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027
Segments Covered Types, Applications, End-Users, and more.
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
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Regional analysis:

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Research methodology:

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Solar and environmental justice orgs team up for new ҳ0 million solar homesҠcampaign

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Today, a national coalition of more than 220 organizations launched the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. The campaign’s goal is to add enough rooftop and community solar energy to power 30 million homes across the U.S. within the next five years. This would provide solar’s benefits to 1 in 4 American households. The coalition estimates the 30 Million Solar Homes plan will create three million good-paying jobs. It would lower energy bills by at least $20 billion a year. And, it would cut total annual greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5%.

The coalition released a list of federal policy recommendations to achieve the 30 million solar homes goal. A majority of investment in the plan is reserved for marginalized communities. More than 220 energy equity, climate, business, environmental, faith and public health organizations signed a letter to Congress urging the adoption of the 30 Million Solar Homes Plan.

The signers include the Sierra Club, Sunrise Movement, League of Conservation Voters, Public Citizen, Appalachian Voices, Partnership for Southern Equity, NAACP CO-MT-WY State Conference, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Dream Corps Green For All, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Solar Energy Industries Association, Nizhoni Ani, Climate Justice Alliance, Coalition for Community Solar Access, Corazón Latino, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Evangelical Environmental Network, Local Solar for All, Generation 180, GRID Alternatives, Interfaith Power & Light, and businesses including Sunrun, SunPower and Sunnova.

The complete list of signatories can be found here.

“30 Million Solar Homes is a smart, attainable policy goal that will save families money and create millions of good jobs,” said Anya Schoolman, Solar United Neighbors executive director. “Now is the time for the federal government to act.”

Solar United Neighbors, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Initiative for Energy Justice are leading the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign.

“Cutting carbon emissions is vital and also not enough on its own,” said Subin DeVar, Initiative for Energy Justice co-founder. “We need to build an equitable energy system. This means giving individuals the power to control where their electricity comes from and to tap into the wealth, health, good jobs, and other benefits of a regenerative economy.”

“Communities that have faced the most harm from the utility-run energy system deserve to benefit from a new one,” said John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance co-director “30 Million Solar homes will let folks choose a better future; rural communities, urban communities, and communities of color.”

The centerpiece of 30 Million Solar Homes is to rapidly and massively scale programs that help low-income families benefit from solar. The federal government spends billions of dollars every year to help families pay their energy costs. Still, this only serves less than a fifth of the eligible population. Funding rooftop and community solar access for these households would provide long-term financial relief and reduce the need for annual energy bill assistance.

“We have the opportunity to right historical wrongs in our energy system as we rebuild our economy,” said Sunrun co-founder and CEO Lynn Jurich. “Local solar and batteries can create more local jobs nationwide. Let’s put people at the center of our energy future with affordable, reliable, and clean electricity.”

“The promise of distributed energy — the ability to produce solar power and store it at your home, business or in your community — is expansive. So are the benefits, which include electricity bill savings and installation jobs that cannot be exported,” said Suzanne Leta, head of policy and strategy at SunPower. “The Biden/Harris administration and Congress can take quick action that will turn this promise into a reality, spurring greater access to the benefits for customers and job seekers most in need.”

Increasing federal energy assistance funding and using funding that isn’t dedicated to direct bill assistance would ensure energy bill assistance is not reduced from current levels. This funding can be allocated through existing programs such as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

Over the coming months the campaign will seek to educate lawmakers and the Biden-Harris Administration about the benefits of distributed solar energy and the policies that can get America to 30 Million Solar Homes.

News item from Solar United Neighbors

Johnson Controls presents energy solutions for Patchogue Village ֠Long Island Advance


Solar panels and carport among dollar-neutral project

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:30 pm

Nicole Fuentes

Patchogue Village officials have unanimously decided to go green.

Earlier this week, the village board accepted a contract with Johnson Controls energy audit with an agreement for a dollar-neutral energy savings project at no cost to the taxpayer with even- tual cost savings.

Ultimately, a loan will be taken out and paid from energy savings as an escrow account of sorts, with upgrades including solar panels adding energy efficiency to the village, which typically pays close to half a million dollars to PSEG each year.

Christopher Fitzsimmons presented the findings and details of the project to the board on Monday’s Feb. 8 meeting.

The construction period on the project, he said, would take approximately 18 months and a bill on it would essentially not be due until completion.


The report included the potential of seven village-owned facilities in need of essential infrastructure upgrades, village-wide LED street lighting implementation, cost-reducing HVAC upgrades, village renewable energy ini- tiatives and major climate action and global stewardship.

The goals of the project, Fitzsimmons said, are to overall improve the safety, security and comfort of environments, reduce utility and operational costs, address deferred maintenance costs, leverage utility incentives and rebates, modernize system and define and sup- port renewable energy.


Wish list items include: roof and HVAC replacement at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts as well as air quality control; duct sealing and electric vehicle charging stations; roof reinforcement and rooftop solar panels at the pool beach club; oil to gas conversion; new gas boilers and record room dehumidifier at Village Hall; and additional electric vehicle charging stations at 380 Bay, Parks and Recreation.


A solar carport in the Patchogue Theatre parking lot has also been proposed with an array size equal to 259.2KW, averaging an annual revenue stream of $32,000. The project will also provide shade and shelter for patrons and residents with canopy lighting included.


The annual lease cost is about $327,000 per year with about $187,843 in energy savings. Once paid off, the units would be owned by the village and are expected to last well over 30 years.

The total project comes at an approximate $5.2 million cost, with projected savings of $8.2 mil- lion over 25 years. The project would be funded by an escrow account loan at a net-zero cost to the taxpayer with a 2.2 percent interest rate.

Village Business Improvement District executive director Dennis Smith was thanked for spearheading the project on the village side and trustee Joe Keyes for opening up the village to the possibilities through his PEP committee.

Should their cost-savings projections fall short, Keyes emphasized, the company will write a check for the difference and also figure out what is wrong.

The project report costs the village approximately $55,000, which will be included in the total cost, with Johnson performing all upgrades. The village signed the project development agreement in October. Johnson Controls International is a global company that specializes in building service and energy solutions.

“It’s a single, one-stop shop,” said mayor Paul Pontieri, pleased with the project. “This is for the young families and for the future of the village.”

“It’s a project that will be paying dividends for decades to come,” added Smith. “It will zero out electric bills on buildings with solar panels and pay dividends to the environment as well.”

Next steps include reviewing the contract over the next week or so, closing on a loan by the end of the month and proceeding into March. Project implementation is expected by the spring and summer of this year.


5 Best Solar Panels in Austin ֠Kevҳ Best

5 Best Solar Panels in Austin

Below is a list of the top and leading Solar Panels in Austin. To help you find the best Solar Panels located near you in Austin, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Austin’s Best Solar Panels:

The top rated Solar Panels in Austin are:

  • Alba Energy of Austin, Texas – was created in 2013 by a team of solar industry professionals
  • Lighthouse Solar – has concentrated on the customer experience for 10 years
  • Freedom Solar – is providing substitute energy to thousands of residential customers and hundreds of commercial solar power clients
  • Wells Solar – employs three master electricians who inspect each project that gets completed
  • TriSMART Solar – gives inexpensive solar power solutions options for the residents of Austin, and the surrounding communities in Texas

Alba Energy of Austin, TexasSource - Pixabay

Alba Energy of Austin, Texas was created in 2013 by a team of solar industry professionals who felt there was something inadequate in the industry in Texas. While other companies concentrated on outbidding each other or cutting corners to grab market share, they decided to focus on the most important aspect, the customer. Their goal was to provide the very best customer experience in choosing to go solar with Alba Energy.

Five years on and that commitment to focusing on what is best for the customer still remains and is the reason for their continued success, growth, and delighted customers. Subcontracting the installation or design would be a simpler and cheaper option for them, but at the end of the day, the customer service and installation quality would suffer. They recognize that solar is a substantial investment and they are committed to being a partner for the lifetime of your system.


Residential & Commercial, Solar Backup Battery, Solar Financing


Address: 440 E St Elmo Rd suite b, Austin, TX 78745
Phone: (800) 238-3112


“Alba Energy was great to work with. They went out of their way to get us any information we wanted and did not try to sell us more than we needed. They took care of all the permits, were here when they said they would be, and were professional throughout the process. Carlos and Sara were both great and took great care of us and explained the process and kept us informed throughout. I highly recommend Alba to anyone interested in going solar.” – Michael M.

Lighthouse SolarLighthouse Solar

Lighthouse Solar has concentrated on the customer experience for 10 years. They pride themselves on providing the best solar power systems for your home, ranch, or business. They focus on delivering the highest quality and right designed solar solution with the best customer experience possible. Their solar energy technicians are backed by more than 70 combined years of experience. Lighthouse Solar is devoted to shifting Texas to clean, affordable, distributed, renewable power sources.

They are motivated to make the strongest impact in Texas as they can, banking on the hunch that if they can demonstrate that a new energy economy is possible in Texas, then there should be no hindrances in the rest of the world. Each installation they complete, each neighbor they educate, each student they mentor, and each promise they honor gets them one step closer to making the case for clean affordable power irrefutable and the transition irreversible.


Residential Solar System, Commercial Solar Panels, Special Energy Technologies, Solar Power Financing, New Construction Services, Design Services


Address: 2000 S 7th St, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 476-5555


“Jay Johnson was really knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and extremely responsive to answering questions. He definitely put my anxiety at ease through the process. I would recommend lighthouse and to ask to work with Jay Johnson!” – Cortney T.

Freedom SolarFreedom Solar

Freedom Solar has broadened to serve all of Texas together with the Front Range of Colorado, providing substitute energy to thousands of residential customers and hundreds of commercial solar power clients across the Lone Star and the Centennial States. Freedom Solar merged with SunPower in 2014, first as a legitimate dealer and since 2016 as the only SunPower Master Dealer in Texas and in 2020 became the only SunPower Master Dealer in Colorado.

The partnership combines SunPower’s world record-holder technology with Freedom’s focus on detail. Together, they share a commitment to quality and to their community. It’s a compliment that will maximize your return on investment for the life of your system. As the solar power contractor of choice in Texas and Colorado, they help people like you achieve the financial and environmental benefits of generating your own renewable power. Their clients are preserving natural resources while saving millions of dollars that can be invested or spent somewhere other than the utility company.


Home Solar Power, Commercial Solar, Backup Power


Address: 4801 Freidrich Ln Suite 100, Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 730-2560


“We had to replace our roof because of hail damage, which required the removal and replacement of our solar panels. The Freedom Solar service department made the process easy, and their roofing partner Highland Lakes did a beautiful job with the new roof. James Garbo in particular was awesome to work with!” – Geoffrey H.

Wells SolarWells Solar

Wells Solar is a family-managed company serving the great state of Texas. With attention to high-quality solar at an affordable price, they are dedicated to providing the best solar power solutions and electrical services to customers, both residential and commercial. They employ three master electricians who inspect each project that gets completed. Their team of industry professionals has installed over 4,000 solar energy systems in Texas.

They have a fantastic, diverse, experienced, and knowledgeable team of designers, technicians, and electricians who ensure superior craftsmanship. They strive to consistently raise the industry standard. They are aware that Texans expect reliable, compassionate service, and they match that expectation with a 25-year warranty on their solar energy systems.


Residential, Services, Commercial, Roofing


Address: 3900 Drossett Dr, Austin, TX 78744
Phone: (512) 382-7956


“I worked with Amy Olsen for our solar installation. She provided excellent, thoughtful service, answered all of my questions, and worked with me on how to save money. I saved a lot of money and recommended Wells to a co-worker. Highly recommend!” – Elena B.

TriSMART SolarTriSMART Solar

TriSMART Solar gives inexpensive solar power solutions options for the residents of Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and the surrounding communities in Texas. Its mission is to provide Texan residents and businesses with the most affordable solar energy option while providing an excellent customer service experience and complete solar installation. They are proudly based throughout The Lone Star State.

Its energy consultants are very well educated on the entire process of solar installations. They understand and are able to explain the benefits of going solar in your specific city, along with how to gain permits and approvals from homeowners associations.


Residential Solar, Commercial Solar, Roofing


Address: 7801 N Lamar Blvd A130, Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 856-4954


“Greg did a phenomenal job, always checks in to make sure we are up to date on the process, and ensures we are comfortable with it. If I have any questions I text him and he responds immediately with an answer. Highly recommend if you are looking at getting solar to give him a call.” – Cody D.


Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.