WASHINGTON. As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to creating clean energy jobs and lowering energy bills for U.S. businesses, the Department announced that Johnson Controls, Macy’s and Sprint are joining the Better Buildings Challenge. Launched by President Obama in 2011, the Better Buildings Challenge brings together corporations, universities, municipalities and other national leaders to [...]
Mar 24 2013 | Posted in Articles
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WASHINGTON — As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, which is working to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade, the Energy Department today announced a $29 million investment in four projects that will help advance affordable, reliable clean energy for U.S. families and [...]
CORVALLIS, Ore. – SolarCity has begun construction on two large arrays of solar panels on agricultural lands operated by Oregon State University as part of “Solar by Degrees,” a large-scale, photovoltaic power program coordinated by the Oregon University System. The two ground-mounted OSU solar arrays, which cover a combined four acres, are scheduled to go [...]
Dec 7 2012 | Posted in Solar PV
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The multinational company PROINSO has donated 10kWp solar modules and a 10kW hybrid inverter INGECON® Hybrid donated by the company Ingeteam, for a PV-diesel hybrid energy system to be installed at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), based in Mae Sot, Thailand. The new system will combine a PV solar energy generator with an existing [...]
RICHMOND, Virginia. Dominion Virginia Power has begun offering residential customers new energy conservation programs, including a Home Energy Check-Up with a rebate that is based on the energy efficiency measures installed. “We encourage customers who want to make their homes more energy efficient to take a close look at these programs,” said Ken Barker, Dominion [...]
Despite significant growth and much publicity, the green construction and technology market still accounts for only a small percentage of the commercial building stock worldwide. Today, the spread of sophisticated building automation systems (BAS), which take advantage of the convergence of information technology (IT) data and building data, is helping drive significant growth in intelligent [...]
Canadian Solar Inc, one of the world’s largest solar companies, has entered into a master supply agreement for 17 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules with Potentia Solar Inc. (“Potentia”), an Independent Power Producer in Ontario. Potentia will use the solar modules to power a number of commercial rooftop solar systems to be installed in [...]
Only three weeks left for Michigan companies to enter the DTE Energy’s “E” Challenge for Innovation in Energy Efficiency. The deadline for submissions is June 29, 2012. The program, which was launched at The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)/DTE Energy Conference on May 2, recognizes and supports scientific excellence and technology innovation in search of [...]
Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase efficiency in buildings, today announced its participation in the Green Button initiative. This White House-inspired, industry-led initiative, allows commercial and residential customers to securely download detailed energy usage from their utility’s website. A Green Button link will be integrated into Johnson Controls’ award-winning Panoptix(TM) solution. [...]
CHICAGO â€“ U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel at an event in Chicago today to announce that the city is joining the Obama Administrationâ€™s Better Buildings Challenge, part of the initiative launched last year by President Obama to catalyze investment in commercial and industrial building energy upgrades and support new jobs across [...]
Wells Fargoâ€™s contribution provides core funding to assist the UC Davis EEC, one of the nationâ€™s leading research centers, in its mission to accelerate the development and commercialization of energy efficient technologies and train future leaders in energy efficiency.
The new 2.3 megawatt (MW) DC rooftop and carport solar power systems — developed by SPG Solar and interconnected by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) — span downtown Tucson, including the Tucson Convention Center, providing combined $6.2 million net revenues over 25 years.
The initiative will seek to provide energy services to 500 million people by 2030.
Apr 16 2012 | Posted in Beyond Tomorrow
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