Modular Data Centers Cut Construction Costs

Carl Weinschenk

Data centers increasingly are stressed for power as demands from the Internet – and the PCs, smartphones and other devices connected to them – grow radically. Salt River Project, which is of the nation’s largest public utilities, and BaseLayer have unveiled a prototype of an approach that they say can help satisfy demand as it   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Helps Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver

Linda Hardesty

Carnegie Hall in New York City was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council. The designation was achieved in part through work with Siemens, which was one of Carnegie Hall’s technology partners to modernize almost 165,000 square feet of non-performance space. The certification follows the   …Continue Reading

Event Center Sources Renewables in Multiple Ways

Linda Hardesty

Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center – a nearly 1.3 million-sq-foot event venue in Saint Paul, Minnesota – is an EPA Green Power Partner. The event center employs multiple green power strategies through a combination of on-site and off-site sources. It has been building its renewable energy portfolio for five years. It currently uses   …Continue Reading

Constellation Deploys Solar for Baltimore Ravens

Linda Hardesty

Constellation will construct a 375 kW (DC) solar system for the Baltimore Ravens at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Maryland. Constellation provides energy services to the team and is the Official Energy Services Sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens. Constellation will own and operate the solar power system, while the Ravens will   …Continue Reading

Performing Arts Center Installs Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center in Livermore, California, will install an Imergy Power Systems ESP30 series vanadium-based flow battery as part of its new behind-the-meter energy system. The 30 kW/120 kWh ESP30 battery will work in conjunction with a SunEdison 59 kW photovoltaic system and Geli’s Energy Operating System software. With the new system,   …Continue Reading

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

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