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Recreation District Picks Solar Garden for Energy

Linda Hardesty

South Suburban Park and Recreation District, a Colorado special district that provides recreational facilities, has made a purchase in a community-owned solar garden operated by Boulder, Colo.-based Clean Energy Collective. South Suburban Park and Recreation District, serving nearly 140,000 residents, purchased 170 kilowatts, or 725 solar PV panels, in CEC’s Arapahoe County Community Solar Array   …Continue Reading


DOE Awards $5M for Energy Projects at 9 Federal Facilities

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities. The cost is shared with industry, making the total investment nearly $120 million. Projects funded under the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program are: National Aeronautics   …Continue Reading


GSA Evaluates BuildingIQ Software at 2 Locations

Linda Hardesty

BuildingIQ says its Predictive Energy Optimization software has been chosen by the US General Services Administration (GSA) for its Green Proving Ground Program, which aims to help government buildings move one step closer to net-zero-energy classification. GSA will implement BuildingIQ’s software, through the Green Proving Ground Program, at its Jacksonville, Fla., and Dayton, Ohio, host   …Continue Reading


Germany Uses Economies of Scale to Shape Renewables Market

Karen Henry

In the race for renewable energy adoption, Germany is the clear leader among industrialized nations. Over the last 10 years, it has spent more than $140 billion on its renewable energy program, using guaranteed returns to lure farmers, homeowners, businesses and local cooperatives to install solar panels, wind turbines, biogas plants and other sources of   …Continue Reading


Veterans Affairs to Save $880,000 Per Year After Energy Upgrades

Linda Hardesty

Energy Systems Group has been awarded a $7.8 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to implement an energy savings program at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). The VAPAHCS operates nearly 900 beds, including three nursing homes. This ESPC program will provide the VAPAHCS with two   …Continue Reading


Oregon Veterans Home Incorporates Solar Power

Karen Henry

A new healthcare complex developed for the nursing care of military veterans will include an 85.7 kW, 336-panel rooftop solar electric system that will generate an estimated 93,000 kWh of energy annually. Energy Trust of Oregon provided $114,109 in cash incentives toward the energy-saving investments. The 133,000-square-foot Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home, located in Lebanon, Ore., is   …Continue Reading


Siemens Wins $11M US Geological Survey ESPC

Linda Hardesty

Siemens Government Technologies has been awarded an $11 million Task Order by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to implement energy conservation measures at three of its facilities: National Center (Reston, Va.); Columbia Environmental Research Center (Columbia, Mo.); and the Western Fisheries Research Center (Seattle). Under the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), an IDIQ contract   …Continue Reading


Prison, Hospital Send Power to California Grid

Linda Hardesty

SunEdison and its affiliate TerraForm Power completed the interconnection of a 2.6 MW DC system at the Coalinga State Hospital and a 1.6 MW DC system at the Pleasant Valley State Prison. The systems were installed for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Department of State Hospitals. SunEdison says it has   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Signs $3.9M ESPC with Riverbank, Calif.

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric has signed a $3.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the City of Riverbank, Calif. The city pursued the project after recognizing its existing facultative lagoon system may not comply with anticipated future treatment standards for the state of California. Upgrading the existing facultative lagoons through a conventional design/bid/build process would have added   …Continue Reading


New York’s Solar Programs Merge under NY-Sun Initiative

Karen Henry

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s multiple solar programs are transitioning to the single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program. This effort is designed to support the state’s solar economy through the $1 billion NY-Sun initiative. Launched in 2012, NY-Sun is part of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to protect the environment, grow the clean energy   …Continue Reading


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