Contracts & Installations

PHG to Build Big Gasification Plant for Sevier Solid Waste

Carl Weinschenk

PHG Energy will build a biomass gasification plant for Sevier Solid Waste in Pigeon Forge, TN. The facility will be capable of cleanly converting more than 30 tons of composted material into thermal energy daily. At the same time, it will produce valuable high-carbon biochar. Sevier Solid Waste is a garbage composting plant serving Sevierville,   …Continue Reading


OATI Taps EnSync for Planned Microgrid

Carl Weinschenk

OATI will use EnSync Energy Systems’ Matrix Energy Management and Agile Hybrid Energy Storage when a facility under development is complete. The EnSync software is destined for OATI’s future South Campus and Microgrid in Bloomington, Minnesota. It is a modular and scalable power control platform that allows a variety of advanced energy generating sources to be   …Continue Reading


Celtic Bank Backs Solar to the Tune of $43 Million

Carl Weinschenk

Celtic Bank has recently facilitated in $43 million in solar projects. The deals were in the small- to mid-size commercial solar renewable energy sector and are backed by 20- to 25-year power purchase agreements. The funds will be used to install solar panels for distributed generation, community solar and to sell excess energy back to the local   …Continue Reading


GE, Coachella Energy Building a Big Lithium-Ion Battery

Carl Weinschenk

General Electric and Coachella Energy Storage Partners will build a $38 million battery for the Imperial Irrigation District in California. The 30-megawatt power source will be one of the largest lithium-ion batteries in the state, according to The Desert Sun. The project’s genesis was a blackout in September, 2011, which impacted 2.7 million people and   …Continue Reading


Walgreens Standardizes on EnerNOC’s EIS

Karen Henry

Walgreens has expanded its use of EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software (EIS) to manage utility bills at more than 8,300 sites across the United States. This expanded rollout of EnerNOC’s EIS to manage Walgreens’ 30,000-plus utility bills replaces an incumbent solution. EnerNOC is able to provide global support, conduct robust auditing and automate analyses. The software   …Continue Reading


LEDs on the Menu for Florida Restaurant Chain

Carl Weinschenk

Amaize, the flagship of a planned restaurant chain in Florida, is developing energy-saving designs for use throughout its new locations. The Latin-inspired gourmet chain worked with Conexsol, a Miami-based distributor and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm. The company, which specializes in improving profitability through energy efficiency, recommended that Amaize use LEDs from ReneSola. The subsequent retrofit included   …Continue Reading


Washington City Saves, Drives Efficiencies with LED Streetlights

Carl Weinschenk

West Richmond, WA, recently replaced 1,097 streetlights with Autobahn LED luminaries from Acuity Brands, according to Equipment World. The transition enables energy use to be reduced by more than 60 percent and, according to the story, increases illumination and addresses “dark sky” conditions. The city simultaneously installed Acuity’s ROAM wireless monitoring system that enables the   …Continue Reading


Sundance Film Festival Theater Goes Solar

Linda Hardesty

Suniva says its solar modules are powering Park City, Utah’s 85,000-sq-foot Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center, which is home to the Sundance Film Festival theater. Sourced by Russell Pacific, Alpenglow Solar engineered and installed the Suniva array, using its Optimus module line. Solectria inverters and a monitoring system by SolrenView complete the system. This solar   …Continue Reading


2 Michigan Energy Agencies Work with Ameresco on Energy Retrofit of Their Tenant Space

Linda Hardesty

Saginaw Plaza signed a $437,000 energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Ameresco to upgrade its facility in Lansing, Michigan. The facility is currently leased to the State and houses two governmental agencies: the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). MAE/MPSC worked closely with the property owner, Saginaw Plaza, and   …Continue Reading


EMS Identifies $16K in Energy Savings for The North Face in 6 Months

Karen Henry

Panoramic Power’s energy management system (EMS) helped ePlanet Facility Group identify $16,050 in energy savings at four North Face retail locations in less than six months. To meet new sustainability requirements, VF Corp, the parent company of The North Face, was looking for a scalable energy management system that would help drive savings and efficiencies. It   …Continue Reading


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