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Tesla Becoming a Major Player in the Energy Storage Market

Karen Henry

Tesla is quietly but aggressively making inroads into the energy storage market, Bloomberg reports. Tesla accounts for nearly 70 percent of grid-connected Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) storage projects in its home state of California and is on track to receive up to $65 million in SGIP rebates. As part of a pilot program with SolarCity,   …Continue Reading


Federal Agencies Must Use eProject Builder for All ESPC Projects

Linda Hardesty

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) says all interested parties in federal energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) should now use eProject Builder (ePB), which is fully active and in production mode. eProject Builder is a free web-based system for entering and tracking ESPC data through the life of a federal project. eProject Builder was developed and   …Continue Reading


Refrigeration Battery Works as Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Axiom Exergy, a provider of energy storage systems for large supermarkets and food distribution facilities, has created the Refrigeration Battery for businesses with high refrigeration loads. The Refrigeration Battery enables facilities to store cooling for later use, thereby transforming their refrigeration systems into large-scale, cloud-connected, smart energy-storage resources. The Refrigeration Battery shifts up to 40   …Continue Reading


400 kW Fuel Cell System Powers Comcast Facility

Linda Hardesty

Bloom Energy fuel cells are now powering Comcast’s Western New England Regional Headquarters in Berlin, Connecticut. The 80,000-sq-foot facility serves as Comcast’s regional headquarters for five New England states and is the master facility for processing TV signals for distribution on the Comcast network. The 400 kW fuel cell system will generate more than 3 million   …Continue Reading


City Picks UtilityTRX for Utility Bill Management

Linda Hardesty

The City of Huntsville, Alabama, has selected UtilityTRX as its utility bill management and data analytics software for more than 100 buildings that equate to over 1.5 million square feet. UtilityTRX features utility bill tracking, bill payment processing, automated bill audit, case management, benchmarking, utility data analytics, rate optimization, weather normalized savings enterprise reporting, metering   …Continue Reading


Corpus Christi Receives Incentive for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

The Corpus Christi City Council received a check for $87,071 from the American Electric Power (AEP) Texas CitySmart Program, which offers financial incentives based on the total amount of energy that improvements save. Corpus Christi worked with McKinstry to implement a number of improvements to city buildings as a part of the Corpus Christi Energy   …Continue Reading


Jet Manufacturer Saves 90% on Lighting Energy with LED System

Linda Hardesty

Dassault Falcon Jet has deployed the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System across its distribution center in Little Ferry, New Jersey, saving 90 percent on lighting-related energy. With the lighting system, Dassault Falcon Jet will reduce the facility’s annual energy consumption from 610,677 kWh to 62,809 kWh, cutting roughly $53,691 from the annual energy bills. It   …Continue Reading


DOE Invests $8M in Next-Gen HVAC Systems

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is investing $8 million to advance research and development of next-generation HVAC technologies in the areas of advanced vapor compression technology and non-vapor compression technology. Advanced vapor compression systems projects will use highly efficient versions of the technologies that currently drive HVAC systems but with refrigerants that have a   …Continue Reading


Atlanta Mandates Building Energy Benchmarking

Linda Hardesty

The Atlanta City Council unanimously passed legislation to undertake a series of measures, including energy benchmarking and audits, to boost efficiency in its commercial buildings. Under the Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, the city will collect energy benchmarking data and require periodic energy audits and potential improvements to existing building equipment and functions. Using   …Continue Reading


Shore Hotel Installs Energy Storage, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, California, unveiled a Green Charge Networks energy storage system coupled with electric vehicle DC charging. Shore Hotel is a newly-built LEED Gold certified hotel. The energy storage system coupled with EV charging is expected to save the hotel 50 percent in demand charges. According to Green Charge, every time   …Continue Reading