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Storing Solar with Hydrogen


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One of the most interesting challenges to achieving carbon neutral electricity generation is harnessing the intermittent generation of solar and wind. Right now, many firms, households, and utilities rely on lithium ion batteries to store energy for times when generation is low. What if there were another solution for energy storage that produced carbon neutral electricity?

That solution might be hydrogen fuel. The benefits of hydrogen fuel for storing fuel are many. Hydrogen fuel can be generated by using existing hydrocarbon fuels, like excess methane from natural gas wells or landfills, or by using electrolysis to split water molecules. The fuel produced from these procedures burns extremely cleanly, producing essentially just water vapor and heat.

Solar Bikeways

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In urban centers, space is at a premium, requiring creative thinking and innovative approaches to find sustainable solutions to climate and health challenges. Many municipalities are searching for ways to integrate emissions reduction technologies with more environmentally friendly activities.

A perennial desire for sustainable urban planners has been to better utilize the miles of concrete and asphalt that make up the surfaces of roads and sidewalks to achieve sustainability goals. For many cities, taking space back from cars and parking lots to plant urban greenery, provide safer bike lanes, and offer more pedestrian space has been the preferred method of greening urban areas.

American Solar Manufacturing

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In late June, Senator Jon Ossoff of Georgia introduced the “Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act” to the U.S. Senate. Citing President Biden’s goal of decarbonizing the grid by 2035, the bill focuses on supporting American solar manufacturers in an effort to revitalize domestic solar production capabilities. Such a bill has been viewed favorably by environmentalists and the solar industry as a means of achieving those increasingly popular goals.

Floating a Solar Solution

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With most countries adding decarbonization and carbon neutrality to their goals for the coming years, people have floated a number of creative ideas to bring more renewable energy sources online. One of these ideas, floating photovoltaic arrays, holds significant promise. These installations provide a number of benefits unique from other forms of energy generation. With floating solar capacity on track to double in 2021, it’s important to understand the benefits of this technology.

SolBid Employee Spotlight: Julia Smith


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SolBid, Inc. is composed of hardworking individuals, each with their own unique story. Today, we are putting the Spotlight on Julia Smith, Partner Development Associate here at SolBid.

Julia graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology and a Minor in Forestry. She has previously worked for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the University of New Hampshire Natural Resources Department as a field technician, researching endangered species and forest health. In 2017 she moved to Wyoming where she worked for the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance as an organizer; spearheading the effort to bring sustainable development to the local ski industry.

 

SolBid Employee Spotlight: Justin Taylor


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SolBid, Inc. is proud to announce the recent addition of Justin Taylor of Aiken, SC. to the SolBid Team. Justin is bringing a strong knowledge and understanding of programming fundamentals to the team as a Full-Stack Developer.

As a recent transplant to Massachusetts, Justin has taken many big leaps during the Covid-19 pandemic to progress further in the fields of IT and Software Engineering. As a newcomer to the world of solar, Justin hopes to utilize his experience to make an impact in an emerging and exciting industry. Justin is thrilled to be working to help further develop the renewable energy industry.

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