Edwards Air Force Base Begins Solar Panel Installation Project

Edwards Air Force Base Begins Solar Panel Installation Project

A project to install solar panels on 368 military family homes on Edwards Air Force Base in California started this month. The collaboration between the 412th Civil Engineer Group and Corvias, a development, construction and property management firm that manages the homes at the base, … Read more…

California Governor Signs Bills for PACE Loan Protections

California Governor Signs Bills for PACE Loan Protections

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two bills into law that aim to establish a consumer protection, underwriting, and regulatory framework for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans. The signing comes after a year of discussions and negotiations among low-income consumer advocates, environmental and clean-energy … Read more…

New Energy Storage Deployments Hit Record in the US

New Energy Storage Deployments Hit Record in the US

More than 40% of the 38 megawatts of new energy storage installed in the US during the second quarter of this year was in homes and businesses compared to 9% in the first quarter, Reuters reported. The relatively small energy storage market is growing rapidly, … Read more…

Bio-Pharmaceutical Company Lowers Energy Costs by 56% with Ice

Bio-Pharmaceutical Company Lowers Energy Costs by 56% with Ice

CALMAC, a Fair Lawn, New Jersey-based manufacturer specializing in ice-based energy storage systems, has just published a case study describing how a leading bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Northern California used ice to decrease energy costs by 56% This bio-pharma company, which CALMAC is keeping confidential, … Read more…

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses

A range of businesses in Sonoma County, California, are benefitting from implementing seemingly small changes to their sustainability practices, the Press Democrat reports. When companies make shifts in lighting, heating, cooling, and production, the results can make a big difference to their bottom lines. One … Read more…

How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

Total solar eclipses have passed over the United States before. The last coast-to-coast one occurred in 1918. In March 1970, a total solar eclipse moved along the southeast coast and nine years later another plunged several northwestern states into darkness. The difference on August 21, … Read more…

California Bill Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

California Bill Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

Businesses in California could face what in some cases would be considerable changes in energy procurement if a bill introduced last week in the legislature becomes law. SB 584, according to UtilityDive, mandates that all of the state’s energy be from renewable sources by 2045. … Read more…

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California Businesses Don’t Benefit from Abundance of Electricity

California likely is the leading state for promoting energy efficient operations and renewable energy generation. It seems logical that this would lead, over time, to lower electric bills for its businesses. It’s logical – but wrong. In fact, ratepayers in the state are paying a … Read more…

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