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NREL Conducts Tests with SolarCity, Hawaiian Electric

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at   …Continue Reading


ONEnergy Acquires AVACOS Clean Energy

Linda Hardesty

ONEnergy has acquired substantially all of the assets of AVACOS Clean Energy for $1.73 million. AVACOS is a Toronto, Ontario-based provider of energy generation and energy efficiency products and services including LED lighting retrofits, commercial solar PV systems and building envelope upgrades. ONEnergy’s Sunwave Energy Efficiency business has been working in partnership with AVACOS since   …Continue Reading


GBI, STEP Work on Standards-Based Communications for Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

The STEP Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing benchmarks in the built environment, and the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a nonprofit committed to accelerating sustainable building practices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on a variety of issues, including development of joint standards for sustainable information communication technologies (ICT). Jerry Yudelson, president   …Continue Reading


SunEdison Buys First Wind for $2.4B

Karen Henry

SunEdison and TerraForm Power have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Boston-based First Wind for $2.4 billion. The acquisition marks SunEdison’s entry into the US wind market, doubling the company’s total addressable market and making SunEdison the world’s largest renewable energy development company. An indirect subsidiary of SunEdison, TerraForm owns and operates renewable energy projects acquired   …Continue Reading


Bluestone Offers Retail Electricity Through Constellation

Linda Hardesty

Bluestone Energy Services, a company that provides energy conservation and development services for businesses, will now offer Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy (EME) program. Constellation’s EME combines a multi-year electricity agreement with energy conservation measures. The cost of efficiency measures is included in the price per kWh over the term of the electricity supply agreement. In creating   …Continue Reading


Integrated Building Solutions Incorporates Plugload System

Linda Hardesty

Integrated Building Solutions (IBS) and Enmetric Systems will collaborate on customer integrations of Enmetric’s plug load management system with IBS’s Intelligent Building Information System, offered to commercial, industrial, data center, retail, government and education markets. The agreement will also allow IBS to sell Enmetric’s plug load system to facility managers and building energy efficiency professionals   …Continue Reading


Demand Response Firm Explores Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

American Vanadium is working with Viridity Energy, a demand response provider in New York, to explore the deployment of CellCube vanadium flow storage systems for Viridity customers. American Vanadium says its CellCube can help solve situations that require multiple-hour energy storage. Earlier this year, American Vanadium partnered with the New York State Energy Research and   …Continue Reading


Graphene Frontiers Partners with Madico

Karen Henry

Graphene Frontiers, a developer of graphene materials and device technology, has partnered with Madico, a multilayer film development manufacturer. According to the companies, the partnership will drive the commercial potential of graphene within the energy sector. Madico utilizes wide-format roll-to-roll processing to embed unique features into film constructs that help to solve segment challenges. Graphene   …Continue Reading


Consumers Energy Contracts with Silver Spring Networks

Linda Hardesty

Silver Spring Networks has been selected for a customer energy efficiency program by Consumers Energy, which provides natural gas and electricity to 2.9 million Michigan customers. The Silver Spring CustomerIQ Suite, powered by the Silver Spring SilverLink Sensor Network, will give residential and commercial and industrial customers access to near-real time information on their energy   …Continue Reading


SCE Procures 261 MW of Energy Storage Projects

Linda Hardesty

Southern California Edison has signed contracts for 2,221 MW of power from diverse new resources, representing roughly 10 percent of SCE’s current total customer peak usage. In addition to five offers with new natural gas generation plants, SCE selected 69 offers from “preferred” energy resources and energy storage facilities. The preferred resources selected include energy   …Continue Reading


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