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Peak Load Incentives Boosted in New York City

William Opalka

Peak load incentives for the expected surge in electricity demand this summer have been boosted by 60 percent over last year’s level in New York City. Energy services company ConEdison Solutions is telling developers, building owners and institutions to take advantage of major increases in the incentives offered to large energy users. The proposed incentive   …Continue Reading


Johnson Controls Buys Air Distribution Technologies for $1.6B

Energy Manager Today Staff

Johnson Controls is buying ventilation company Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion. Air Distribution Technologies produces a broad range of air distribution products under brands such as Ruskin, Titus, Hart & Cooley, Krueger, PennBarry, Tuttle & Bailey. Specific product lines include grilles, registers and diffusers; terminal units; fire and smoke dampers and   …Continue Reading


Wisconsin Solar Garden Sells Out in 2 Weeks

Linda Hardesty

Two weeks after announcing the development of the Vernon Electric Community Solar Farm in Wisconsin, the 305 kW array was fully reserved. Reservations for the 1,001-panel array, being developed by Clean Energy Collective in partnership with Vernon Electric Cooperative, began March 22. Open to any utility member in the VEC service area, the shared array   …Continue Reading


Duracell, Volkswagen, Eaton, LG, Hitachi Join Energy Storage Group

Linda Hardesty

CalCharge announced the enrollment of Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG, Eaton, Enovix, EnerVault, Farasis Energy, Halotechnics, Leyden Energy, and Primus Power as its first corporate members. CalCharge is a battery and electrochemical energy storage consortium of public and private organizations. Original members include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the California Clean Energy Fund, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory,   …Continue Reading


Predicting Available Sunlight for Solar Plants

Linda Hardesty

Solar variability from cloud cover causes fluctuations in solar energy output, which can strain the electric grid. To alleviate the problem, scientists from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California, San Diego, have developed the Wavelet Variability Model: a simulation tool to more accurately predict solar variability throughout the day. The Wavelet model uses   …Continue Reading


Green Power Partnership Drives On-Site Energy

Linda Hardesty

The Green Power Partnership has launched the On-site Renewables Challenge with a goal to double the use of on-site green power by Green Power Partners by the end of 2020. The partnership will track all participants’ annual combined on-site renewable energy use, which will be updated quarterly. The EPA has listed all Green Power Partners   …Continue Reading


Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Hit Milestone

Linda Hardesty

According to data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), five million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors are now installed in North America. These systems represent 250 MW of thermal energy. Solar air heating systems work by heating incoming ventilation air before it is brought into a building’s heating, ventilation and air   …Continue Reading


SunTrac, KMC Form Joint Venture for Solar HVAC

Linda Hardesty

SunTrac Solar and KMC Controls announced a joint venture in which KMC will be the exclusive manufacturer of private-label equipment controls for SunTrac. SunTrac’s solar-assisted air conditioning uses solar energy to allow air-conditioning systems to operate more efficiently. It combines an A/C system with a solar collector panel system that generates thermal energy, which is   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Doesn’t Sell, But It Can

Energy Manager Today Staff

Over the last two years my company has had the privilege of talking with hundreds of building owners, managers, and project stakeholders through the Noesis community about energy efficiency in their facilities. Primarily we were looking to understand how they perceived their energy usage and if/how they could be helped to achieve greater efficiency. In   …Continue Reading


12 Organizations Honored for Energy Efficient Parking Facilities

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department joined the non-profit Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign to recognize 12 organizations that are leading the way in efficient parking lot and parking garage lighting. Combined, these winners are saving nearly 45 million kWh and $4 million per year by upgrading to high efficiency lighting in 500,000 parking spaces nationwide.   …Continue Reading


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