Contracts & Installations

New York Solar Installations Soar 300%

Karen Henry

New York State has installed a total of 314.48 MW of solar electricity as of December 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. This represents an increase of more than 300 percent since 2011 — twice the rate of US solar growth overall. Solar capacity tripled, quadrupled or quintupled in every region of the state   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Program Saves Texas College $4.4M

Karen Henry

Midland College, in Midland, Texas, has completed construction of its multi-phased energy program with OpTerra Energy Services. The campus-wide sustainability improvements will help the college save $4.4 million in energy and operational costs over the next 15 years. Midland College partnered with OpTerra in 2012 to design and deliver an energy savings plan based on   …Continue Reading


Cheese Factory Installs Anaerobic Digestion

Linda Hardesty

British anaerobic digestion (AD) company Clearfleau has finished the first stage in a project for First Milk, one of the UK’s largest cheese makers. Once operational, the First Milk AD plant will feed bio-methane into the gas grid – the first dairy processing site in Europe to do so. Lake District Biogas (LDB), a company   …Continue Reading


IKEA Plugs In Fuel Cells at California Store

Linda Hardesty

IKEA activated a fuel cell system at its retail location in Emeryville, California. The project represents the first IKEA endeavor globally to convert biogas into electricity through fuel cells. The system was manufactured by Bloom Energy. Slightly larger than the physical size of a commercial back-up generator, the 300-kW system will operate on biogas and produce   …Continue Reading


Tecogen Installs CHP System at Sports Club

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold a CM-60 combined heat and power (CHP) module to the Columbia Association in Columbia, Maryland. The 60 kW unit will be installed at the Supreme Sports Club, the largest of three fitness facilities operated by Columbia Association. In addition to providing electrical power to the facility, the CHP system will provide domestic hot   …Continue Reading


RI Town Begins $620,000 Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

ADI Energy, a National Grid Project Expeditor, is working with the City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on an energy efficiency program, including energy retrofits at the city hall and the library as well as energy efficient ornamental street lighting. Under the $620,000 project, the city will save over $1.2 million over a 10-year period without   …Continue Reading


Home Depot Hires HVAC Provider for South Arizona Stores

Linda Hardesty

The HVAC company Intelligent Design, based in Tucson, Arizona, is working for Home Depot stores throughout Southern Arizona. Intelligent Design was selected over several other HVAC companies to replace Home Depot’s existing provider. Intelligent Design will be the exclusive provider of both service to existing HVAC systems, the installation/replacement of new or existing HVAC systems,   …Continue Reading


NRG Develops 20 MW Solar Facility for Cisco

Linda Hardesty

NRG Renew plans to develop a 20 MW solar energy facility that will deliver energy to Cisco‘s San Jose headquarters. NRG Renew will convert its NRG Solar Blythe II location, which is a 153-acre parcel that has been under development by NRG since 2010, into a solar installation that will help Cisco reach its goal   …Continue Reading


School Produces 342,000 kWh Annually

Linda Hardesty

The Jamie D. Padron Elementary School in Austin, Texas, was completed in August 2014 and included the installation of a 245 kW solar system comprised of 749 327W SunPower solar PV panels. In its first year, the 143,143-sq-foot school’s solar system is on track to produce over 342,000 kWh annually. Padron Elementary School’s solar power   …Continue Reading


California General Services Hires CodeGreen

Linda Hardesty

The State of California selected CodeGreen Solutions to help its government buildings meet the Governor’s Green Executive Order. CodeGreen Solutions won a multi-year contract with the state’s Department of General Services to provide sustainability, energy efficiency, and LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) for over 60 buildings. In response to the State of California’s Executive Order   …Continue Reading