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Tecogen Supplies CHP Systems via Energy Service Company

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold combined heat and power (CHP) systems to a group of public schools in northern New Jersey and Long Island, NY. The sales involved three contracts with a combined value at $1.97 million and were made separately to two regional offices of an un-named energy services company. The projects involved three high schools, one   …Continue Reading


NRG Donates $100,000 for Solar at Houston Food Bank

Linda Hardesty

The Houston Food Bank received a $100,000 donation from NRG Energy and a similar donation from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to support the installation of a solar array at the 308,000-sq-foot facility just east of downtown Houston. The array will consist of 280 photovoltaic panels which are expected to annually generate over 80,000 kWh   …Continue Reading


Just Energy Selects Eka Software for Energy Trading

Linda Hardesty

Just Energy selected Eka Energy to manage trading, risk management, scheduling and settlement for its natural gas and power operations. Just Energy is a retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy, serving nearly 2 million customers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Just Energy is the parent company to Amigo Energy,   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Finance in Plain English: An Intro to Leases

Jennifer Hermes

According to our most recent survey of C&I energy efficiency professionals, the most cited barrier to energy efficiency project approval is the lack of budget. Whether upgrading a chiller, installing solar, or bundling projects under a whole-building retrofit, energy efficiency projects require large upfront investments, which many building owners have not budgeted. As a result,   …Continue Reading


Whirlpool Threatens to Leave Energy Star Program

Karen Henry

Whirlpool is threatening to withdraw from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program unless Congress ban lawsuits associated with the program, the New York Times reports. A flurry of class-action lawsuits were filed against product manufacturers after government testing revealed that many products did not actually deserve the listing. Rep. Robert Latta (R-Ohio), whose district   …Continue Reading


Solar Industry Gets Boost in Iowa

Karen Henry

A divided Iowa Supreme Court ruled that Eagle Point Solar would not violate Iowa law by selling energy it generates through a solar panel installation on the roof of a city building to the city of Dubuque, according to an article in the Des Moines Register. Solar industry leaders celebrated the victory, calling such power   …Continue Reading


Alcatraz Powered by Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

Alcatraz Island off San Francisco is being powered by a commercial scale microgrid system, reducing much of the diesel fuel costs required to power systems on the National Park Service property. The microgrid system is comprised of a 350 kW PV array, Princeton Power Systems inverters, a Princeton Power Systems site controller, two diesel generators,   …Continue Reading


Armstrong Invests $22.5M to Enter Indonesian Mini-Hydro Market

Karen Henry

Armstrong Asset Management’s Southeast Asia Clean Energy Fund has agreed to fund the construction of a portfolio of 50 MW mini-hydro power generation projects in Indonesia. The projects are being developed by PT Inti Duta Energi (IDE), a mini-hydro development subsidiary of Jakarta-listed construction company PT Nusa Konstruksi Enjiniring Tbk (NKE). Armstrong has committed to   …Continue Reading


NHL Venue Features LED Lighting System

Karen Henry

PNC Arena—home to the Carolina Hurricanes—will unveil a new Show-Light Green LED system at its preseason opener on September 21. PNC Arena is the first US National Hockey League arena to feature LED lighting. The Centennial Authority has partnered with Musco Lighting to install the system. The lighting system will feature optically enhanced fixtures, which   …Continue Reading


Lighthouse Solar Is Getting Off the Solarcoaster

Karen Henry

Lighthouse Solar is getting out of the solar installation business in Colorado, saying that market conditions created by Xcel Energy and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) have made doing business in Colorado too difficult and unpredictable. According to an article in the Boulder Daily Camera, Lighthouse said the state’s current setup allows Xcel to dominate   …Continue Reading


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