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California is considering whether to change its pioneering net metering program. The future of local energy is at stake. Bernadette explains the issues behind this make-or-break policy in 2021.

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The truth is that solar panels are made almost entirely with abundant, earth-friendly materials like glass, aluminum, copper, and silicon. However, as the market for solar continues to expand, concerns have emerged about trace toxic compounds used in panels. The first, lead, is widely used for soldering electronic components together. Each standard solar panel contains… Read More

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Host Bill Nussey takes a walking tour of an amazing solar project being built on the Emory University campus by Cherry Street Energy and its CEO Michael Chanin.

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* Clean energy investment breaks $500 billion last year
* A simple plan to remove barriers for residential solar
* California’s oil and gas wells hiding in plain sight
* Plus three exciting podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

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Host Bill Nussey takes a walking tour of an amazing solar project being built on the Emory University campus by Cherry Street Energy and its CEO Michael Chanin.

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Andrew “Birchy” Birch, the CEO of Open Solar, highlights the crazy high prices of US residential solar. He explains how reducing “soft costs” is the easiest way to slash these prices.

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* Solar thrives through the pandemic
* The ITC extension super-charges solar in 2021
* A breakthrough in solid-state batteries
* Plus two exciting podcasts from the Freeing Energy team

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Hosts Bill Nussey and Sam Easterby share their favorite stories about clean, local energy in 2020 and preview what’s coming in 2021.

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GAF Energy is part of the world’s largest roofing company. Listen as their President, Martin DeBono, explains how panels and racks are bring replaced by solar photovoltaics that are integrated into the roof itself (BIPV).

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* A new report on the huge financial advantages of a US grid built around more local energy
* An update on the future of America’s biggest small-module reactor project

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Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus, the Director of Dept of Energy’s Solar Energy Technology office shares the surprising ways the government is spurring innovation, funding startups, and helping US solar companies achieve commercial success.

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Ryan Goodman, the CEO of leading microgrid company, Scale Microgrid Solutions, explains why microgrids are a clean reliable source of energy in the face of growing electric outages.

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