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Wind Offsets 22% of Whirlpool Factory Energy Needs

Linda Hardesty

Whirlpool Corporation will use wind energy to help power its manufacturing facility in Findlay, Ohio. The $18 million Findlay Wind Farm is financed by Findlay-based One Energy, which will also oversee construction of the project. The wind farm will be comprised of five wind turbines erected on 70 acres, which One Energy has bought north of the   …Continue Reading

Walmart Tops EPA’s On-Site Generation List

Karen Henry

Walmart has once again secured its place atop the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) on-site generation Partner list. On January 27, EPA released updated lists of the top Green Power Partners that are choosing to use electricity from renewable sources. The Top 30 On-Site Generation list represents partners generating and consuming the most green power   …Continue Reading

8.2 MW of Community Solar Sprouts in Colorado

Linda Hardesty

NRG Renew, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, and SunShare, a community solar company, are partnering to finance and build 8.2 MW of community solar projects along the Front Range of Colorado. Once completed and online in mid-2015, the project will be comprised of five ground-mount sites, four in Denver’s metropolitan area and one   …Continue Reading

New Technology Saves Water, Generates Energy

Karen Henry

The University of Arizona (UA), in collaboration with RePower Design, has developed a new technology that slows the evaporation of water from mining tailings ponds and reservoirs, while simultaneously generating solar energy, reports Mining Innovation News. Called Hexocover, the technology consists of modular floating hexagonal plastic panels that can be linked together to cover over   …Continue Reading

PHG Energy Acquires Gasification Plant from MaxWest

Linda Hardesty

PHG Energy (PHGE) of Nashville has acquired multiple intellectual property assets and a municipal gasification plant in the bankruptcy of Florida-based MaxWest Environmental Systems. PHGE says the acquisition will enhance its ability to diversify its offerings in the waste-to-energy marketplace and that MaxWest had made a significant investment in development of new technology to cleanly   …Continue Reading

HECO Files Proposal to End Solar Net Metering

Karen Henry

Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) has filed a proposal with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to move away from traditional solar net metering, Greentech Media reports. HECO would like to end its solar net metering program by April. HECO is proposing to replace the solar net metering program with a transitional tariff program, which will pay   …Continue Reading

Master-Planned Community Goes with Geothermal Heat Pump Closed-Loop System

Linda Hardesty

A new 1,500-acre, master-planned, mixed-use community being developed in Richland, Wash., will utilize a geothermal heat-pump system for heating and cooling every new home, and will offer a compatible hot water solution, supplied by Bosch. Orca Energy, a geothermal utility provider, will supply the geothermal loop infrastructure. The community will include 5,000 new energy-smart homes,   …Continue Reading

Turning Industrial Air Pollution into Valuable Energy

Linda Hardesty

Many industries, including oil & gas, food processing and petrochemical emit gases into the atmosphere. Ener-Core says it has created a system to help such companies convert their air pollution into clean energy. In some instances, flaring waste gas is actually required by environmental laws. But Ener-Core says waste gas can be turned into clean   …Continue Reading

Colorado PUC Investigates $5 per Month Solar Charge

Linda Hardesty

The Colorado Public Utility Commission (PUC) staff investigated and recommended that the PUC void Black Hills Energy’s attempt to charge its solar customers $5 per month. Black Hills Energy must respond to the investigation and the PUC may assess fines and require refunds to the companies’ customers within thirty days. Western Resource Advocates raised the   …Continue Reading

DC Office Building Installs 30 kW Solar System

Linda Hardesty

Astrum Solar and The Tower Companies activated a new solar PV system at The Millennium Building in Washington, DC. Astrum Solar, a Maryland-based Direct Energy company, designed and installed the 30 kW PV system for Tower, a privately-held organization that has both developed and managed The Millennium Building since 1973. The 235,000-sq-foot, multi-tenant, commercial office   …Continue Reading

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