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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.

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.

Solar power is simply the energy created by converting sunlight into usable electricity that can power your home or business. Most commonly, the sun’s rays are captured through something called a photovoltaic (PV) system.

 

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).

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