Manufacturing

Connected LEDs Illuminate Warehouse

Linda Hardesty

The bicycle parts distributor Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) outfitted its new Lancaster, Pennsylvania, warehouse and distribution center with Digital Lumens‘ Intelligent LED Lighting System. The Digital Lumens system at the 122,000-sq-foot facility is comprised of smart LED-based high bay fixtures, which are fitted with integrated sensors and connected via a wireless network. The system also   …Continue Reading


Barriers Impede Industrial Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the report “Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency,” which was prepared with collaboration from nearly 50 experts, including representatives from industrial associations, combined heat and power (CHP) groups, environmental stewardship organizations, associations of state governmental agencies and federal governmental agencies. According to the report, industrial end-use energy efficiency includes   …Continue Reading


EMC Secures $450,000 in Incentives to Conduct Lighting Retrofits for Ohio Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC), a provider of energy efficient lighting, was awarded $450,000 in incentives through the AEP Ohio Bid4efficiency Program, which provides funding for retrofit projects to replace outdated T12 fluorescent lighting in industrial and commercial buildings in Ohio. The Bid4efficiency program targets manufacturers and commercial consumers located in Ohio that seek ways to   …Continue Reading


Johnson Controls Scales Up Energy Efficiency in its Supply Chains

Linda Hardesty

Johnson Controls plans to scale up its program to help small- and medium-sized suppliers reduce energy use in their manufacturing facilities. The company already has an existing supplier efficiency pilot program in which company energy experts visit the plants of their suppliers and train their in-house teams to identify and implement low-cost/no-cost energy efficiency improvement   …Continue Reading


Energy Efficiency Helps Vermont Dairy Achieve $2.1M in Lifetime Savings

Karen Henry

Efficiency Vermont is helping Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy achieve an estimated $2.1 million in lifetime savings through ongoing energy efficiency efforts, the Brattleboro Reformer reports. Maintaining an energy efficient facility has been a priority for the Vermont-based yogurt maker since it broke ground in Brattleboro in 2009. Energy efficient control systems and processing equipment provided an estimated   …Continue Reading


GE Builds 2 MW Solar System for President Container

Linda Hardesty

General Electric’s renewable energy business will supply President Container Group, a manufacturer of corrugated shipping containers, with a new 2 MW ground-mounted solar installation outside its factory in Middletown, New York. The GE solar system is expected to provide about 25 percent of President Container’s future energy needs. The facility is fully qualified under NYSERDA’s NY-Sun   …Continue Reading


Tri-Generation System Generates Heat, Power, Hydrogen

Linda Hardesty

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut, completed their combined heat and power (CHP) partnership project at FuelCell Energy’s Torrington, Connecticut, manufacturing plant. In addition to the generation of heat and power exceeding 75 percent efficiency, this unique CHP system also provides a stream of high purity hydrogen for use   …Continue Reading


GM Installs More Solar at Baltimore Factory

Linda Hardesty

General Motors installed 580 kW of solar to the roof of its e-Motor building at its Baltimore, Maryland, operations complex. Together with an existing 1.23 MW solar array on its grounds, six percent of the facility’s electricity now comes from renewable sources. Maryland-based Empower Energies installed the solar system. The US Green Building Council certified   …Continue Reading


DTE Energy Builds Solar for Domino’s Farms, Ford Motor

Linda Hardesty

DTE Energy is teaming with Domino’s Farms and Ford Motor Company to build and operate the two largest solar arrays in Michigan. DTE Energy has begun construction of a 1.1 MW photovoltaic solar installation at Domino’s Farms near Ann Arbor, which will be completed and operational by the end of the year. The project will   …Continue Reading


Tesla Becoming a Major Player in the Energy Storage Market

Karen Henry

Tesla is quietly but aggressively making inroads into the energy storage market, Bloomberg reports. Tesla accounts for nearly 70 percent of grid-connected Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) storage projects in its home state of California and is on track to receive up to $65 million in SGIP rebates. As part of a pilot program with SolarCity,   …Continue Reading