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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


NHL Venue Features LED Lighting System

Karen Henry

PNC Arena—home to the Carolina Hurricanes—will unveil a new Show-Light Green LED system at its preseason opener on September 21. PNC Arena is the first US National Hockey League arena to feature LED lighting. The Centennial Authority has partnered with Musco Lighting to install the system. The lighting system will feature optically enhanced fixtures, which   …Continue Reading


Ottawa Arena Projects 70% Energy Savings with LEDs

Linda Hardesty

Ephesus Lighting has been selected to retrofit the 19,153-seat Canadian Tire Centre, home of Canada’s National Hockey League Ottawa Senators, with Ephesus LED lights. Ephesus was selected after facility operators conducted an extensive side-by-side test with three other lighting companies offering LED systems. Canadian Tire Centre will replace its metal halide system with the Arena 600   …Continue Reading


Brazil Utility Trains Operators for Power Outages at World Cup

Linda Hardesty

At the World Cup soccer games in Brazil, Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico (ONS), the national operator of the Brazilian electric system, is using The Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) Operator Training Simulator to ensure its operators are prepared to respond to any power disruptions. ONS has deployed the simulator at its national control center   …Continue Reading


Shanghai Disney Protects CHP Plant with Rotork

Linda Hardesty

Rotork valve actuators are supporting environmental protection technologies at the combined cooling, heating and power plant (CCHP) constructed to serve the new Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. A project for the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, the CCHP is a grid-tied, gas-fired power plant, which co-generates cooling and heating via engine waste heat and   …Continue Reading


Blue Lagoon Inspires ‘Side Business’ for Geothermal Projects

Linda Hardesty

In 1976, a drilling mishap at a geothermal power plant in Iceland ended up creating a popular and exotic hot spring pool, the Blue Lagoon. The spill at the Svartsengi geothermal power plant created a surreal pool of blue, geothermal seawater, which since has become a business that now employs 240 people and draws 600,000   …Continue Reading


Indianapolis Speedway Installs Solar

Linda Hardesty

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a new solar farm located adjacent to the race track. The IMS Solar Farm features 39,312 solar modules that generate 9 MW. IMS used 41.5 acres of its 1,000-acre campus for the panels. SunWize Technologies, of San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix-based Blue Renewable Energy co-developed the project. Blue Renewable Energy   …Continue Reading


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