On-Site Energy

Ideal Power, KACO Converge Energy Storage, Solar

Linda Hardesty

KACO new energy, a manufacturer of solar inverters and power conversion systems, will resell Ideal Power‘s products under the KACO label. In addition, KACO will use Ideal Power’s patented Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA) to develop its own products and integrated energy storage systems. KACO new energy has more than 8 GW of installed solar   …Continue Reading

Constellation Deploys Solar for Baltimore Ravens

Linda Hardesty

Constellation will construct a 375 kW (DC) solar system for the Baltimore Ravens at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Maryland. Constellation provides energy services to the team and is the Official Energy Services Sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens. Constellation will own and operate the solar power system, while the Ravens will   …Continue Reading

Plug Power Acquires Full Control of HyPulsion for $11.47M

Linda Hardesty

Plug Power is purchasing Axane to acquire the remaining 80 percent that it doesn’t own of HyPulsion, its European joint venture, for $11.47 million in Plug Power common stock. Plug Power and Air Liquide, the parent company of Axane, founded HyPulsion in 2012 to advance the hydrogen and fuel cell market in Europe. The original   …Continue Reading

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading

Wind Powers 35% of Washington DC Government

Linda Hardesty

The District of Columbia signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola Renewables that will supply 35 percent of the government’s electricity with wind power. Under the PPA, the Department of General Services (DGS), which manages the District’s portfolio of government buildings, will purchase the entire output of Iberdrola’s South Chestnut 46 MW wind   …Continue Reading

Hydronic Heating and Cooling Addresses Glass Building HVAC Challenges

Karen Henry

The use of flat glass for construction is on the rise as more architects and developers opt to design buildings with glass exteriors, according to the Global Flat Glass Report 2015–2019. To achieve sustainability and occupant comfort without compromising design, more designers are seeking energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to offset some   …Continue Reading

HP Powers Texas Data Centers with Wind

Linda Hardesty

HP signed a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 112 MW of wind power with SunEdison. HP’s commitment to purchase this power has enabled SunEdison to begin construction on the South Plains II wind farm in Texas, which when completed will generate 300 MW of power. The wind electricity purchased by HP will be sufficient   …Continue Reading

District Energy Development in Pittsburgh

Linda Hardesty

Grant Ervin, sustainability manager for they city of Pittsburgh, talks about district energy as an economic benefit in the city’s new real estate developments. In July, the city of Pittsburgh signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US Department of Energy to develop a clean energy plan focused on district energy systems.

Pittsburgh Embarks on District Energy Plan

Linda Hardesty

The city of Pittsburgh signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US Department of Energy to develop a clean energy plan focused on district energy systems. DOE’s local branch of its National Energy Technology Laboratory will share resources and guide university researchers in crafting a long-term plan for district energy, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.   …Continue Reading

New Tariffs on Chinese Solar Cells Could Raise Costs for US Buyers

Sean Windle

In an effort to quell the dumping of Chinese solar products and provide US manufacturers with a more level playing field, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has imposed new punitive tariffs on Chinese solar product manufacturers. The DOC’s July 8 ruling calls for antidumping duties as high as 259.9 percent and countervailing duties as   …Continue Reading