Deals & Partnerships

Duke Energy, USF Launch Solar Battery Research Initiative

Karen Henry

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida (USF) St. Petersburg have launched a solar battery project aimed at exploring better ways to store solar energy. Funded by a $1 million grant from Duke Energy, the solar battery project is already underway with the installation of a solar PV system on the top of   …Continue Reading


Tri-Generation System Generates Heat, Power, Hydrogen

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut, completed their combined heat and power (CHP) partnership project at FuelCell Energy’s Torrington, Connecticut, manufacturing plant. In addition to the generation of heat and power exceeding 75 percent efficiency, this unique CHP system also provides a stream of high purity hydrogen for use   …Continue Reading


Eos Energy Storage Raises $23M

Linda Hardesty

Eos Energy Storage closed a $23 million Series C equity round, supporting commercial launch of the company’s grid-scale battery technology. The round was led by AltEnergy, an energy technology and infrastructure investment firm. Other investors included OCI and nearly all of Eos’s prior investors including NRG Energy and Fisher Brothers, a New York-based real-estate firm.   …Continue Reading


Urjanet Accelerates International Expansion

Karen Henry

Urjanet has continued its international expansion into the European and Asian markets. The utility data provider has already launched in 13 countries outside of North America, including Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, with plans to expand to an additional 30 countries by the end of the year. Urjanet’s expansion is being driven   …Continue Reading


ComEd, Schneider Electric Help Commercial Customers Use Green Button for Energy Savings

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is helping ComEd commercial customers to save energy via Green Button Connect My Data in northern Illinois. The Green Button functionality allows customers to authorize third-party service providers to receive direct access to their energy usage data. ComEd offers Energy Insights Online, a free web-based energy analysis service that interfaces with Green Button.   …Continue Reading


NREL Supports Chinese PV Investment and Financing Alliance

Linda Hardesty

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the China PV Investment and Finance Alliance (CPVFA) are collaborating with the goal of opening wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar PV asset development in China. NREL will advise CPVFA in areas such as documentation standardization, data availability and consistency in asset deployment and operations and   …Continue Reading


Retroficiency Helps 3 New Utilities Reach out to Commercial Customers

Linda Hardesty

Retroficiency’s advanced meter analytics has recently been implemented across three new utility commercial energy efficiency programs: AEP Ohio, Puget Sound Energy and The United Illuminating Company, which collectively serve more than 300,000 commercial customers consuming nearly 26 terawatt-hours of energy annually. Retroficiency’s Virtual Energy Assessment is enabling energy savings across a diverse set of commercial   …Continue Reading


Lucid to Use $14M Series B Funds for Building Management Platform

Linda Hardesty

GE Ventures has joined Lucid’s Series B funding round as an investor, bringing the total Series B to $14.2 million. Additional Series B investors include Formation 8, Zetta Venture Partners, and Autodesk. Lucid will use the funds to expand its software capabilities, which address the growing need to connect, analyze, and manage disparate commercial building   …Continue Reading


ABM Buys HVAC Firm

Linda Hardesty

ABM’s Building & Energy Solutions Group has purchased CTS Services/Facility Support Services, providers of HVAC and other energy services for government, commercial and industrial buildings. CTS Services/Facility Support Services is headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland, and maintains operations in Texas and West Virginia, in addition to the greater DC and Baltimore areas. The transaction was completed on   …Continue Reading


Urjanet Partners with ENERGY STAR on Portfolio Manager

Linda Hardesty

Urjanet is partnering with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program to enable energy managers to integrate their utility bill data directly into Portfolio Manager. Before the EPA released Portfolio Manager’s REST-based API in July 2013, some users with large building portfolios found that getting their energy data into Portfolio Manager via manual data   …Continue Reading