Florida Steel Plant Installs Half-Megawatt Solar System for Substantial Savings

Florida Steel Plant Installs Half-Megawatt Solar System for Substantial Savings

Tampa Tank Inc.-Florida Structural Steel (TTI-FSS), a steel fabrication company, has completed installation of a 507-kW solar system at one of its three Tampa-based manufacturing facilities. The new platform is expected to save the company up to $80,000 in energy costs the first year by drawing power initially from the solar installation; and secondly, from local supplier TECO Energy.

At Pearl Harbor, the USAF and HCATT Test Microgrids for Military Needs

At Pearl Harbor, the USAF and HCATT Test Microgrids for Military Needs

At Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Advanced Power Technology Office and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies have initiated the design of the Pacific Energy Assurance and Resiliency Laboratory (PEARL) – a renewable energy microgrid … Read more…

A London Startup Called Squeaky Offers SMEs Cheap Green Energy

A London Startup Called Squeaky Offers SMEs Cheap Green Energy

When Google decided to shift to 100 percent renewable energy back in 2010, the search giant began negotiating deals directly with wind and solar farms. Now, a new London-based startup called Squeaky is offering to smooth the way for small businesses that want to do the same thing at a lesser scale, according to a February 23 report by Fast Company’s Co.Exist: Business owners can choose a wind farm to support, and then start buying renewable electricity at the same price they were paying for energy from fossil fuels.

Average U.S. Hospital Pays $3/Square Foot for Energy

Average U.S. Hospital Pays $3/Square Foot for Energy

Grumman/Butkus Associates, a Chicago based, energy efficiency consultancy, released the latest edition of its annual Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey earlier this month – including usage and costs for fossil fuels and electricity. Since the survey was first conducted more than 20 years ago, the overall fossil fuel usage in healthcare facilities has trended downward, but the consumption of electricity has not decreased significantly, according to survey findings.

ReallyObjective Business Model Could Help Small Biz Cut Energy Costs

ReallyObjective Business Model Could Help Small Biz Cut Energy Costs

ReallyObjective, a startup in Ohio, claims to save users money by proactively switching them between energy suppliers as often as every month, work, according to  Cleveland.com. It is a digital shopping tool that checks thousands of prices daily on the websites of gas and electric suppliers, … Read more…

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California likely is the leading state for promoting energy efficient operations and renewable energy generation. It seems logical that this would lead, over time, to lower electric bills for its businesses. It’s logical – but wrong. In fact, ratepayers in the state are paying a … Read more…

Laundry Services: A Big Opportunity to Save

Laundry Services: A Big Opportunity to Save

Energy managers in many types of buildings – hotels, prisons, colleges and universities, military installations and others – are charged with washing and drying laundry. It is a big energy drain, and cutting use even a bit positively impacts the bottom line. Today, American Laundry … Read more…

Employment in the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Sectors Track Upward

Employment in the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Sectors Track Upward

The numbers are in and the results are clear: Energy efficiency is a growing source of employment. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) released its second annual analysis on employment in the energy industry. The 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (SEER) … Read more…

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