Rockleigh Borough Installing LEDs, Low Energy AC

Carl Weinschenk

Rockleigh Borough in New Jersey is replacing 200 lightbulbs with LEDs and installing a two-ton air conditioner in the borough hall to improve energy efficiency and cut utility costs, according to The project, which is being done under the aegis of  the New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s Direct Install initiative, pays as much as   …Continue Reading

Smart Meter Market Surging

Carl Weinschenk

The global electricity/smart meter market will be a hot one as governments mount initiatives aimed at implementing the technology. Demand will surpass 148 million units during the next four years. During the period from 2012 to 2018, the market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent when computed in terms   …Continue Reading

Modular Data Centers Cut Construction Costs

Carl Weinschenk

Data centers increasingly are stressed for power as demands from the Internet – and the PCs, smartphones and other devices connected to them – grow radically. Salt River Project, which is of the nation’s largest public utilities, and BaseLayer have unveiled a prototype of an approach that they say can help satisfy demand as it   …Continue Reading

OATI Taps EnSync for Planned Microgrid

Carl Weinschenk

OATI will use EnSync Energy Systems’ Matrix Energy Management and Agile Hybrid Energy Storage when a facility under development is complete. The EnSync software is destined for OATI’s future South Campus and Microgrid in Bloomington, Minnesota. It is a modular and scalable power control platform that allows a variety of advanced energy generating sources to be   …Continue Reading

The Importance of Energy Storage System Software

Carl Weinschenk

David Miller, the Director of Business Development for Greensmith, describes the importance of software to energy storage systems in a commentary at Clean Technica. The proper software optimizes system performance, runs complex applications and future-proofs systems as technology shifts. There are important elements to consider during the design, integration and operational phases. Overall maintenance also is   …Continue Reading

IPERC’s GridMaster Okayed  by the DoD

Carl Weinschenk

The Department of Defense has given the GridMaster control system installed at Camp Smith, Hawaii, IT Platform Risk Approval status. The system is manufactured by The Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation (IPERC), a company that specializes in  cybersecurity equipment for military and commercial applications. Gaining GridMasters accreditation required compliance with the DoD’s 8500 series and   …Continue Reading

Siemens to Install Microgrid on Native American Reservation

Karen Henry

Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American reservation in Northern California, and Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center have partnered with Siemens to build a community microgrid to power the government offices, economic enterprises, and critical Red Cross safety shelter-in-place facilities across 100 acres. The microgrid, funded in part through a $5 million grant from   …Continue Reading

Tips for Reducing Energy Consumption in the Mining Industry

Karen Henry

Electricity accounts for 32 percent of a mine’s total energy use, so finding ways to reduce energy use can result in significant savings for mining companies. Grinding and ventilation offer the greatest potential for reducing energy use in the coal mining industry, according to an article on the World Coal website. In addition to savings achieved   …Continue Reading

Envision Solar, ChargePoint Partner for EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

Envision Solar and ChargePoint are partnering in the US and Canada to offer ChargePoint chargers on Envision Solar’s solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging products. ChargePoint’s customers will be able to access EV charging in locations where it is too difficult or expensive to install utility grid-tied units. Envision Solar’s EV ARC fits inside a parking   …Continue Reading

Energy Retailer Offers Demand Response for Commercial, Industrial Customers

Linda Hardesty

Retail energy provider GDF SUEZ Energy Resources launched VRewards, a free, voluntary demand response program that gives commercial and industrial customers the ability to reduce power consumption during periods of peak demand. Customers of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources whose peak demand ranges between 500 kW and 3 MW of electricity per month are automatically eligible to   …Continue Reading

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