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Monthly news, tips, and insights from the Corbae Creative team
2020 and Climate Commitments, February 2020

2020 and Climate Commitments, February 2020

We’re only a month and a half into 2020, and it’s already been an adventure! Jeff Bezos committing $10 billion to climate action, Delta Airlines committing to become carbon neutral by 2030, EY committed to becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2020. Even BP is getting...

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Welcome to a New Solar Decade! Are You Ready? January 2020

Welcome to a New Solar Decade! Are You Ready? January 2020

Happy new year! And welcome to the Solar+ Decade, as coined by SEIA last fall. It’s 2020, a decade often used to denote the future in literature and predictions. The classic movie, Bladerunner, took place in 2019. I am thankful we’re not so dystopian as predicted by...

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Happy Holidays from the Corbae Team! December 2019

Happy Holidays from the Corbae Team! December 2019

Although my kids have been wishing fervently for snow the past couple of weeks, here in the Pacific Northwest, it’s only snowing in the mountains. Just the way I like it! I do have to admit that it is much easier to get into the holiday spirit when snow coats the...

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In Gratitude for this Solar Journey! November 2019

In Gratitude for this Solar Journey! November 2019

It is Thanksgiving this week in the U.S., and I’d like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone who reads this newsletter, to the amazing team that makes up Corbae, and to all of the colleagues and friends I’ve made along my solar and sustainability...

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Solar and Sustainable Development Goals, September 2019

Solar and Sustainable Development Goals, September 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about supply chains, manufacturing processes, and sustainable practices. Despite the “plastic straw pushback”, I have been working to make changes where I can for my family to eliminate plastic packaging. The less we use, the less is...

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Dear Solar: We Still Need to Work on That Image, July 2019

Dear Solar: We Still Need to Work on That Image, July 2019

I read a great overview about how solar works in a recent Popular Mechanics article. It was well-written and provided an excellent overview. This paragraph stuck with me, however: But for all their importance, solar panels still feel mysterious. Stiff and slightly...

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Solar, Where Ya’ Goin’? June 2019

Solar, Where Ya’ Goin’? June 2019

I have had some interesting conversations about solar lately. In several conversations the idea of the electrical grid joining the internet of things (IoT) and what impacts that will have on solar and solar software has come up. In most conversations, people see the...

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Hone Your Solar Message, May 2019

Hone Your Solar Message, May 2019

Last week SEIA released a new fact sheet on solar soft costs. Soft costs include installation labor, permits, and “overhead” costs such as marketing, sales, and administration; everything but the hardware installed. Hardware prices have gone down enough that the...

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