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UAB Getting First Solar Array

Carl Weinschenk

Vulcan Solar Power has been selected by the University of Alabama at Birmingham for construction of a commercial-scale solar facility. The solar project is the first undertaken by the university. The Birmingham Business Journal says that the solar array will be placed atop the Campus Recreation Center in a contract with a value of $120,000.   …Continue Reading


New York City Goes Big on Solar

Ken Silverstein

New York City is on a mission to increase its solar-generated energy. How so? By allowing communities and business districts to ban together to collectively buy solar power, all to reduce carbon emissions. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that through such aggregation programs, those entities will have more purchasing power than if they did so by   …Continue Reading


CHP Facility Approved in Springfield, MA

Carl Weinschenk

The Springfield, MA, City Council has approved Baystate Health Systems’ request for a special permit to build a $27 million combined heat and power (CHP) plant, according to MassLive. The vote was unanimous for the plant. The hope is that it will save millions of dollars in energy costs while reducing release of greenhouse gases.   …Continue Reading


Cogeneration Platform Saves Money, Adds Reliability for Brooklyn Beer Distributor

Carl Weinschenk

On the picturesque Brooklyn, NY, waterfront, an increasingly common alternative to traditional powering — cogeneration — is working, and working well. In fact, the only time it stopped was when the equipment was partially submerged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Manhattan Beer Distributors – formerly Phoenix Beverages – has tremendous power needs. Keeping beer cool is   …Continue Reading


EDF Renewable Energy Acquires goSolar

Carl Weinschenk

  Independent power producer EDF Renewable Energy has acquired Global Resource Options (goSolar), a turnkey developer of solar projects for a variety of organizations and industry segments. The acquisition, according to EDF, gives it a dedicated unit that focuses on the solar needs of corporate customers. goSolar is involved, the release says, in the engineering,   …Continue Reading


Legoland Adds Solar Power

Carl Weinschenk

Legoland Florida and Tampa Electric are erecting a 2MW solar array at the theme park, which is located in Winter Haven, according to The Orlando Business Journal. The solar canopy will be built upon the preferred parking lot adjacent to the park’s entrance. The lot is big enough to accommodate 600 cars. When it becomes operational   …Continue Reading


Swedish Firm Claims Photovoltaic Breakthrough

Carl Weinschenk

Sol Voltaics AB, a Swedish firm, claims that it has successfully aligned and oriented nanowires in a thin film. This, the company said, could lead to photovoltaic modules that reach efficiency levels of 27 percent or more, which is about 50 percent more than current modules. Commentary in the press release says that while nanowires show promise   …Continue Reading


Fuel Cells Will Power a Connecticut Community. Will They Work Elsewhere?

Ken Silverstein

Fuel cells aren’t just blowing hot air. They are now helping to manage electricity costs and supply emergency power to a Connecticut neighborhood through a localized microgrid. The fuel cell-powered microgrid will provide all the power that the “Parkville” community will need during non-emergency operations. If there is an outage, the system will provide emergency   …Continue Reading


Geothermal Cooling at Wright State: A Work in Progress

Carl Weinschenk

Dayton, Ohio has a long history of innovation. It’s the city in which Wilbur and Orville Wright were raised and did much of their experimentation on flight. Now, the university named for them is using a unique version of geothermal technology to cool its arena. The geothermal cooling element is a small piece of a big project   …Continue Reading


Legrand Unveils Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell From Bloom Energy

Carl Weinschenk

Legrand, a manufacturer of electrical and digital infrastructure equipment, this week unveiled a 500kW solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) from Bloom Energy. The platform has been installed in its headquarters in West Hartford, CT. The company expects the fuel cell to eventually provide 88 percent of the electricity used by the buildings on its 263,000-square-foot campus.   …Continue Reading


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