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Walmart Orders More Plug Power Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power has received a follow-on purchase order from Walmart to add an additional, seventh, GenKey site to the original six-site contract it announced in February 2014. The additional site in Sterling, Ill., consists of 286 GenDrive fuel cell units and is planned to deploy in the third quarter of 2014. Plug Power‘s hydrogen fuel   …Continue Reading


NY Building Cuts Energy 29%, Uses 10-Year Financing Scheme

Linda Hardesty

SCIenergy is finalizing a $3.6 million project at 125 Maiden Lane in New York City that is expected to cut energy consumption by 29.5 percent. The project will be entirely paid for through energy savings via SCIenergy’s Managed Energy Services Contract (MESA). Under MESA, the building’s owner – real estate firm Time Equities – will   …Continue Reading


Military Base Adds Second Large Solar Plant

Karen Henry

The US Air Force has signed a lease with NV Energy, paving the way for SunPower Corporation to build a 19-MW solar photovoltaic power system at Nellis AFB. This will be the second solar power system SunPower has built at Nellis AFB. It completed a 14-MW system at the base in 2007, which at the   …Continue Reading


Variable Speed Blowers Save Energy for Effluent Treatment

Linda Hardesty

Pharmaceuticals company Sandoz has achieved up to 17 percent energy efficiency and lower noise levels with Atlas Copco low pressure screw blowers for its effluent treatment plant in Navi Mumbai, India. The aeration process in Sandoz’s effluent treatment plant was previously managed by conventional lobe blowers. After experiencing reliability problems, the company decided to shift   …Continue Reading


City Reduces Sports Field Lighting Fixtures by 50%

Linda Hardesty

City leaders in Vestavia Hills, Ala., report that replacement of outdated lighting with highly efficient illumination at the city’s sports fields, pool and tennis courts is generating a nearly 50 percent decrease in energy usage. Leaders anticipate that the more efficient lighting systems could potentially reduce maintenance costs by up to $5,000 a month. Prior   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency: the Hidden Benefits

Jennifer Hermes

I was fortunate to have been the construction and environmental manager for the largest conversion from No. 6 oil to natural gas so far in NYC. Three large boilers, providing heat and domestic hot water for 8 high-rise apartment buildings and other areas, were upgraded in preparation for the fuel switch. It is now two   …Continue Reading


Stage Stores Hires for Lighting Maintenance, Electrical Services

Linda Hardesty

Action Services Group, a US lighting maintenance and electrical services company, won a contract with Stage Stores for interior lighting maintenance for three of its retail brands: Bealls, Goody’s and Peebles with store locations across the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The on-demand   …Continue Reading


Brownfield Provides Site to Power Toledo Zoo

Linda Hardesty

A 22-acre Toledo brownfield site is now home to a 2.1 MW solar array that will supply about 30 percent of the Toledo Zoo’s electricity each year. (before and after pictured). The 28,500-panel array is bordered by a buffer zone for newly planted trees and green spaces. The solar array and property are owned by a   …Continue Reading


Tecogen Supplies CHP Systems via Energy Service Company

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold combined heat and power (CHP) systems to a group of public schools in northern New Jersey and Long Island, NY. The sales involved three contracts with a combined value at $1.97 million and were made separately to two regional offices of an un-named energy services company. The projects involved three high schools, one   …Continue Reading


Just Energy Selects Eka Software for Energy Trading

Linda Hardesty

Just Energy selected Eka Energy to manage trading, risk management, scheduling and settlement for its natural gas and power operations. Just Energy is a retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy, serving nearly 2 million customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Just Energy is the parent company to Amigo Energy,   …Continue Reading


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