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Ski Resort Uses Solar to Make Snow

Linda Hardesty

Mt. Abram ski resort in Greenwood, Maine, completed an 803-panel solar array capable of producing 280,000 kWh of electricity annually, enough to supply 70 percent of Mt. Abram’s power usage, reports News4Today. According to resort managers, electricity, especially for snowmaking, is its second highest expense, behind payroll. The new solar array will offset all of   …Continue Reading


Eaton Provides Power Management for Casino Solar Array

Linda Hardesty

Eaton will provide electrical distribution equipment for a 6.4 MW DC solar installation at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center in Las Vegas. At peak production, the MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy project is expected to produce nearly 20 percent of the Mandalay Bay’s power demand. Eaton received the contract from Sunora   …Continue Reading


Chiller Plant Upgrade Saves $500,000 Per Year

Linda Hardesty

Pepco Energy Services hired Tustin Energy Solutions to improve the operation of its Midtown Thermal Control Center (MTCC) in Atlantic City, NJ. Tustin’s services resulted in a nearly 25 percent improvement in operating efficiencies and a savings of over $500,000 annually in energy and operation costs. Pepco’s chiller plant operates 24 hours a day, 365   …Continue Reading


Seattle Mariners Install Solar at Training Facility

Linda Hardesty

The Seattle Mariners spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz., now boasts a solar rooftop and carport system. Healthy Planet Partners developed and financed the project with partner Kyocera Solar, which provided engineering and project management support as well as acting as a finance partner. Sky Engineering and Construction built the system at the Peoria Sports   …Continue Reading


Casino Bets on Rooftop Air Handlers, Centrifugal Chillers for Energy Savings

Karen Henry

Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio, was built with energy savings in mind. To help the two-story 344,000-square-foot building achieve LEED certification, the building owner and design team brought in Daikin Applied to install rooftop air handlers and centrifugal chillers. An article in HPAC Engineering describes the construction project. Daikin installed 21 RoofPak variable-air-volume (VAV) air   …Continue Reading


NRG Stadium Retrofits with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

NRG Stadium in Houston is illuminating its field with an array of LED lights that will use 60 percent less energy than the lighting they replaced. NRG Energy and stadium officials hired Musco Lighting to engineer the custom lighting system, which draws 337 kW at full power, 60 percent less than the stadium’s previous light   …Continue Reading


Solar Cuts National Ice Centre’s Energy Bills

Linda Hardesty

One thousand solar panels installed 12 months ago on the roof of the National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, United Kingdom, have saved at least $22,800 on energy bills, and the panels have earned over $36,000 in Feed-in Tariff payments. The 250 kW system installed by EvoEnergy has generated 224,000 kWh of   …Continue Reading


LEDs Will Light Up Super Bowl XLIX

Karen Henry

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. – home of the Arizona Cardinals and site of the Super Bowl on February 1, 2015 – has installed high-performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting. The University of Phoenix Stadium installed 312 Ephesus Stadium fixtures to replace more than 780 metal halide fixtures. The new lights will   …Continue Reading


Utah Olympic Oval Saves $100,000 per Year with Solar

Linda Hardesty

A $1.4 million solar system is being installed at the speedskating building of the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah, reports Deseret News. The solar energy is expected to save about $100,000 a year on the facility’s annual $750,000 power bill. The array will consist of more than 3,000 solar modules mounted on parking canopies   …Continue Reading


Brownfield Provides Site to Power Toledo Zoo

Linda Hardesty

A 22-acre Toledo brownfield site is now home to a 2.1 MW solar array that will supply about 30 percent of the Toledo Zoo’s electricity each year. (before and after pictured). The 28,500-panel array is bordered by a buffer zone for newly planted trees and green spaces. The solar array and property are owned by a   …Continue Reading


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