Incentives

NYSERDA Broadens Solar Hot Water Program

Karen Henry

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is broadening its Solar Hot Water Program to include projects that displace hot water produced by heating oil, natural gas, propane and wood. Previously, the program focused on displacement of hot water produced by electricity. The changes are expected to increase the number of households   …Continue Reading


Kettering City Schools Receive $116,618 Energy Efficiency Rebate

Linda Hardesty

The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of AES Corporation, presented Kettering City Schools in Ohio with an energy efficiency rebate of $116,618 for a project that upgraded lighting in buildings across the district. With guidance from DP&L, Kettering City Schools installed higher energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors at each building in   …Continue Reading


Program Finances Energy Storage/Solar Combo

Linda Hardesty

ViZn Energy Systems has teamed with LFC Capital to help commercial property owners acquire solar PV systems combined with energy storage. The availability of as much as $5 million per project is expected to accelerate the deployment of ViZn’s Z20 Energy Storage System, a zinc/iron redox flow battery. LFC Capital’s program uses a traditional operating lease   …Continue Reading


President Obama Submits Budget for Energy

Marc Karell

On Feb. 2, President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget, including money for his climate change agenda, which includes efforts for the US to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and to manage adaptation efforts to climate change effects. Items include offering incentives for states to reduce their reliance on coal-fired power; $1.29 billion for   …Continue Reading


Noesis Adds Another $25M of Lending Capacity

Linda Hardesty

Noesis added a fifth lender to its syndicate of capital providers for its lending marketplace, which provides financing for energy-saving commercial building improvements. With the addition of this lender’s $25 million the company can cover the majority of loan scenarios common to commercial real estate, including: Project sizes from $10,000 to $4 million; The full   …Continue Reading


Siemens Brings Enterprise-Level Energy Management to Mid-Size Businesses

Karen Henry

Average energy demand per square foot in the commercial sector is growing at 1.5 percent per year. According to a 2009 McKinsey report, Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the US Economy, the commercial sector will consume 20 percent of all the energy used in the United States by 2020. Retail & Commercial Systems (RCS), a unit   …Continue Reading


DTE Energy Expands Agricultural Energy-Efficiency Incentives

Linda Hardesty

DTE Energy added 20 new agricultural energy-efficiency incentives under its Commercial Energy-Efficiency Incentive Program. Members of Michigan’s agricultural community now can apply for cash incentives that will help pay for equipment upgrades and lower their monthly operating expenses. These incentives are available to both commercial and residential rate-code agriculture customers. DTE created incentives for those   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Programs Vary Depending on Market

Linda Hardesty

ACEEE looked at ways energy efficiency programs serving utility customers could attain higher participation and found that strategies vary depending on the target customers. Small Business programs, for example, must be structured to serve a customer segment that is highly diverse, according to ACEEE’s report “Expanding the Energy Efficiency Pie: Serving More Customers, Saving More   …Continue Reading


Arkansas Capitol Upgrades Earn $88,000 from Utility

Linda Hardesty

The Arkansas State Capitol underwent energy efficiency upgrades that are saving the state nearly 473,601 kWh a year. In addition, the state received a $88,246 check from Entergy Solutions Large Commercial and Industrial Program, which helps customers save energy and money by providing technical assistance to identify facility improvement recommendations based on the total amount   …Continue Reading


Colorado Industries Get Incentives for CHP

Linda Hardesty

In a late December ruling, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, to provide financial incentives to industrial facilities that convert waste heat to power, a type of combined heat and power (CHP). The ruling, a first for the state, places cogeneration technologies alongside better-known renewables like   …Continue Reading


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