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Hiking Trails Lit with Solar Powered LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Sol recently completed the installation of commercial solar outdoor lights along the Maria Ygnacia Creek Trail, a 3.22-mile path in Goleta, Calif., popular with pedestrians and cyclists. The solar LED lighting was installed by the County of Santa Barbara along a 1,750-foot portion of the trail. The latest installation brings the total of solar lights   …Continue Reading


Yacht Club Installs ‘Long Span’ Solar Carport

Linda Hardesty

Solaire Generation’s Long Span 360 solar carport system was recently commissioned at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass., providing 253 kW. The Long Span 360 spans two parallel parking rows as well as the internal drive aisle. The customizable design increases a parking lot’s solar capacity by 25 percent versus a traditional solar parking   …Continue Reading


Luxury Apartments Opt for Ecosystem Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

Meriton Serviced Apartments (MSA) installed the Ecosystem wireless occupancy-based energy management system in 178 of its luxury apartments in Sydney, Australia. Ecosystem is a part of a suite of energy retrofit products offered by Delaware start-up Efficiency Grid, which specializes in the hotel industry. The project was managed by Efficiency Grid’s Australian service provider, Smart Hotel   …Continue Reading


Redwood City Installs Energy Storage Systems

Linda Hardesty

Green Charge Networks signed an agreement with Redwood City, Calif., to install its GreenStation smart-grid-enabled energy storage systems at two facilities to offset demand charges. California is requiring its three largest utilities to install 1.3 GW of energy storage by 2020. A big motivation for enterprises is demand charges, says Green Charge Networks: over the   …Continue Reading


Kreider Farms Spends $2M for Solar

Linda Hardesty

Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s Kreider Farms is launching a solar power project for its four Manheim chicken houses and egg processing facilities. The installations will begin this month, and the $2 million project is slated to be complete by mid-summer. MBC Development and A1 Energy will install the solar panels on the roofs of the four   …Continue Reading


Ideal Power Secures 2 Energy Storage Contracts

Linda Hardesty

Ideal Power received initial purchase orders for 20 units of its 30 kW battery converter from two un-named commercial customers in California. The State of California requires at least 1.3 GW of energy storage to be procured by 2020, a part of which will be behind-the-meter commercial installations. The commercial energy storage systems can be   …Continue Reading


Building Systems Communicate with Each Other

Linda Hardesty

Oxford School District in Oxford, Miss., signed an energy services agreement with Johnson Controls to provide the high school’s heating, air conditioning, lighting and building management systems, which will save the district $6 million in energy and operational costs over the next 15 years. The new 220,000-sq-foot building is powered by a modular central energy   …Continue Reading


Technical Community College Installs 800 kW Solar

Linda Hardesty

Delaware Technical Community College hosts Delaware’s largest combined use of carport, rooftop and ground mount arrays in a solar installation. Standard Solar installed the 800 kW, 2,645-panel solar system, which includes solar installations at all four of the community college’s locations. Financing for the expected annual 1,075 MWh project was arranged through a long-term power   …Continue Reading


RGS Energy Wins $22M Solar Contract

Linda Hardesty

RGS Energy will construct solar energy arrays at up to 22 sites within the Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) in California under a 25-year power purchase agreement. When completed, the PV sites will generate up to 6.7 MW for schools and facilities in the district. The first-year savings are expected to be about $900,000. RGS   …Continue Reading


Constellation Builds 1 MW Solar Farm for California Town

Linda Hardesty

Constellation is constructing a 976 kW DC solar generation project for the city of Palmdale, Calif., scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014. Constellation is financing the project’s development and will own and operate the system, requiring no upfront capital from the city. Solar firm PsomasFMG worked with the city to develop the project. The   …Continue Reading


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