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Tecogen Installs CHP System at Sports Club

Linda Hardesty

Tecogen sold a CM-60 combined heat and power (CHP) module to the Columbia Association in Columbia, Maryland. The 60 kW unit will be installed at the Supreme Sports Club, the largest of three fitness facilities operated by Columbia Association. In addition to providing electrical power to the facility, the CHP system will provide domestic hot   …Continue Reading


Nevada Expected to Deny Buyers’ Requests for Competitive Power

Josh Kessler

On April 29, Retail Energy Buyer reported that four major Las Vegas casinos and data storage provider Switch had filed with the Nevada Public Utility Commission (PUC) to switch to competitive power suppliers. Energy Choice Matters reported this week that a draft PUC order would deny Switch’s request to switch from utility company Nevada Power   …Continue Reading


Botanic Garden Uses Grant to Fund Solar PV

Linda Hardesty

Chicago Botanic Garden has received a $172,800 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for a solar PV array installed on the pavilion roofs of its new nursery facility. The PV array consists of 320 270-watt modules facing west at a 2⁰ pitch. Although south facing with a greater pitch is preferred, this relatively   …Continue Reading


Disney World Builds Mickey Mouse-Shaped 5 MW Solar System

Linda Hardesty

Duke Energy is building a solar system for Disney World on about 20 acres near the park. The Disney-controlled taxing district in the area voted to accept a 15-year agreement with Duke, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Duke is leasing the land from Disney, and the amusement park will buy the power. The 48,000 solar panels   …Continue Reading


Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste

Linda Hardesty

Cirque Energy executed a Joint Development Agreement with Cat Cay Yacht Club, a private island, in the Bahamas, for the development of a $2 million renewable energy generation facility, using Cirque Energy’s deployable gasification unit technology. The operation will process the island’s solid waste into syngas fuel using Cirque Energy’s gasification and cleanup technology to   …Continue Reading


Las Vegas Casinos Seek Competitive Power

Josh Kessler

Caesars Entertainment became the fourth major casino corporation that has announced its intention to attempt to leave Nevada Power and seek competitive power supplies, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The casino companies have a collective demand of 370 MW. The casinos, along with data storage company Switch, are relying on a 2001 law that   …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


Health Club Deploys Building Automation System

Linda Hardesty

For its new fitness club in Rockville, Maryland, Sport-&-Health hired Recurrent to design and install a fully integrated building automation system. The installed building control system allows full control of nearly every aspect of the club from lighting, HVAC, hot water and space scheduling. The system will control 15 air-handling units, a chilled water system,   …Continue Reading


SolarCity, DIRECTV Enter Marketing Partnership

Linda Hardesty

At DIRECTV’s California Broadcast Center facility in Long Beach, California, SolarCity recently installed a 1 MW solar system. But in addition to that contract, DIRECTV and SolarCity are teaming up for a marketing partnership. Under the new service relationship, DIRECTV technicians visiting customers’ homes and businesses will be able to offer those customers the opportunity   …Continue Reading


Aggreko Supplies Temporary Power for Pan Am/Parapan American Games

Linda Hardesty

Aggreko has been named the Official Temporary Energy Services Supplier for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games being held in Toronto, Canada, July 10-26 and Aug. 7-14, respectively. The two sporting events expect more than 10,000 athletes and officials from 41 countries who will participate in the largest international multi-sport event Canada has ever   …Continue Reading