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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

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

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

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

EIA Projects Modest Additions of New Electric Generation Capacity

Karen Henry

Projected future electric generation capacity additions are well below average annual levels, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case. Between 2013 and 2014, the United States will add 351 GW of new electric generating capacity in both the electric power sector and the end-use sector. Natural gas is   …Continue Reading

Soft Costs Are a Big Savings Opportunity for US Solar PV Installations

Karen Henry

The US can substantially improve its average installation efficiency of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, according to a new study released by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), “Lessons from Australia: Reducing Solar PV Costs Through Installation Labor Efficiency.” RMI and GTRI compared installed small-scale solar generation costs in   …Continue Reading

Minnesota Approves Behavioral Program Savings

Karen Henry

A recent impact evaluation conducted by Illume Advising for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources determined that the Accelerated Innovations MyMeter energy engagement program demonstrated significant energy savings resulting from behavioral changes made by residential utility customers as a result of their interaction with MyMeter in Minnesota. The evaluation quantified the impact   …Continue Reading

Cummins Achieves Energy Savings through DOE Collaboration

Karen Henry

Through its involvement in the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Reciprocating Engine Systems (ARES) program, Cummins has developed a highly efficient natural-gas-fueled engine for power generation. Through its Energy Champion Program Cummins has also achieved 50 percent brake thermal efficiency. The company is a long-time participant in the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) R&D program and   …Continue Reading

HiQ Solar Announces Liberty 480V PV Inverter

Karen Henry

HiQ Solar has introduced the Liberty 480V 3-phase, 1,000Vdc inverter. The 8 kW inverter is packaged in a NEMA6 enclosure and weighs 24 lbs. It is suitable for rooftop, carport and other locations and can be mounted almost anywhere. The sealed, waterproof and silent package is suitable for hostile environments such as desert, coastal and high-altitude   …Continue Reading

Sungevity Debuts Instant Solar Quoting Technology

Karen Henry

Sungevity has introduced the Instant Solar Quote (Instant iQuote) platform, which can generate residential solar installation quotes based solely on street address. The platform is being piloted at select Lowe’s stores in California. Instant iQuote generates an immediate proposal and can also be used to quickly assess the solar potential of entire cities, counties and countries   …Continue Reading

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