Ford Dealership Retrofits via Local Energy Fund

Ford Dealership Retrofits via Local Energy Fund

The Folsom Lake Ford dealership in Folsom, Calif., will conduct a $1.6 million energy efficiency retrofit and solar power project made available through the city’s green energy financing program, mPOWER Folsom, reports the Sacramento Bee. The mPOWER program utilizes the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) … Read more…

Ford Dealer Cuts Lighting Energy Use 61%

Ford Dealer Cuts Lighting Energy Use 61%

Eaton’s Galleon LED area luminaires from its Cooper Lighting Division have reduced lighting energy use 61 percent at Pioneer Ford, in Bremen, Ga. The lighting conversion has also reduced the high number of lighting maintenance issues the auto dealership was experiencing. Working with local utility … Read more…

4 Ford Dealerships Install Wind, Solar Combo

4 Ford Dealerships Install Wind, Solar Combo

Under a pilot program, Wind Energy Corporation will install wind sail and solar panel systems at four Ford Motor Company dealerships, a nearly $750,000 investment, to help power dealer facilities. Each Windy System includes wind sail technology that harvests wind energy and an integrated 7 … Read more…

Partnerships: Telkonet, Pacific Energy Service, Ford, KB Home

Partnerships: Telkonet, Pacific Energy Service, Ford, KB Home

Pacific Energy Service, which specializes in energy conservation and hotel renovation projects, has sold and installed Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management technology in more than 10,000 hotel rooms. In the past six months, Pacific Energy Service has installed fully-networked EcoSmart energy management systems in approximately 2,000 … Read more…

DOE Launches Workplace Charging Challenge

DOE Launches Workplace Charging Challenge

Thirteen major employers and eight stakeholder groups have joined the Department of Energy’s new Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace EV charging stations for American workers across the country. The initiative aims to increase the convenience of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and … Read more…

Toyota Leads Clean Energy Patent Growth Index

Toyota Leads Clean Energy Patent Growth Index

The US Patent and Trademark Office granted a record 798 clean energy patents in the third quarter of 2012, which saw Toyota receive the highest number of clean energy patents for the third consecutive quarter.

The total clean energy patents granted in Q3 was up 199 over the third quarter of 2011, and is the highest quarter on record since the Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti began tracking the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI).

The CEPGI (see chart) tracks US patents for the following sectors: solar, wind, hybrid/electric vehicles, fuel cells, hydroelectric, tidal/wave, geothermal, biomass/biofuels and other clean renewable energy.

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