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SolBid Employee Spotlight: Dan Renna


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SolBid, Inc. is proud to announce the recent addition of Dan Renna out of Central MA to the SolBid Team. Dan brings over 50 Megawatts of experience to the team as our Director of Project Operations.

With over a decade of experience in the electrical industry. Dan has held many titles over his career, Journeyman Electrician, Site Foreman, Project Manager, Estimator and eventually a Division Manager specializing in design builds, commercial solar installations and solar O&M contracts. Dan brings with him over 50 Megawatts of installation, management and maintenance to the SolBid team as their Director of Project Operations.

What Is Solar Power and How Does It Work?

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With renewable energy sources becoming more and more accessible, many consumers are wondering; what is solar power and how does it work? Solar power is simply the energy created by converting sunlight into usable electricity that can power your home or business. Not only can it save you money on your electric bill but it can also greatly impact climate change, public health, and diversify the energy supply.

SolBid Employee Spotlight: Steve Spector


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SolBid, Inc. is proud to announce the recent addition of Steve Spector of Hopkinton, MA. to the SolBid Team. Steve brings a robust network, an abundance of strong solar industry relationships and over 30 years of successful sales, marketing and business development experience to SolBid.

In his new role as the Northeast Account Executive, Steve will be managing SolBid’s Partner Portfolio and C&I solar project pipeline in New England.

Renewable Energy Industry Offers Silver Lining During COVID-19


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With oil prices plummeting and the viability of supply chains in question, many Americans are adding a potential energy crisis to their list of worries. It is understandable that while so much is unknown, and answers to many of our questions remain elusive, even the most level-headed of us cannot help but worry. Will there be a fuel shortage as a result of the decrease in production? Will my electric company raise its rates? Luckily, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) solar is proving to be one of the most stable energy sources during the COVID-19 pandemic (Fanard, 2020).

The Cannabis Industry Needs Solar to Mitigate its Energy Appetite


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Cannabis is a lucrative crop but it has one big caveat: the energy intensity of its production. As more and more states are legalizing marijuana in the United States, the energy demand of cannabis growers is putting a strain on both their profit margins and the electric grid. Importantly, Illinois recently announced that when its new law legalizing recreational marijuana takes effect Jan. 1, growers will face some of the strongest energy efficiency and reporting requirements in the country (Thill, 2019). This law could lead other states to follow suit, reinforcing the need for the cannabis industry to start turning to renewables to mitigate its energy appetite.

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