Energy Source Provides LEDs to WNA

Revolution Lighting Technologies’ division Energy Source announced that it has retrofitted two facilities for tableware manufacturer WNA with LEDs.  The expected energy savings  is 1 million kWh and $110,000 annually. Energy Source, as a NationalGrid Project Expeditor, received $400,000 in incentives. This reduced payback to one … Read more…

Intertek, Samsung Partner for LED Lighting Certification

Intertek has partnered with Samsung Electronics to launch the joint Certification Support Program to provide enhanced services to lighting luminaire manufacturers using Samsung LED components. The program offers Intertek’s testing and certification services to manufacturers who require third-party validation of quality, safety and energy efficiency. … Read more…

PepsiCo, Sears, Samsung Among Energy Star Winners

PepsiCo, Sears, Samsung Among Energy Star Winners

PepsiCo, Sears Holdings and Samsung are among the 127 recipients of the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award, the EPA and the Energy Department has announced. Winners demonstrated innovative strategies to help their customers, partners and stakeholders save energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA … Read more…

Xtreme Power Unveils 1MW Li-ion Storage System

Xtreme Power Unveils 1MW Li-ion Storage System

Power management products firm Xtreme Power has unveiled its new 1MW lithium ion-based battery energy storage system for Texas’ Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies. The CCET system in Lubbock, Texas, is owned and operated by a consortium including educational institutions such as Texas Tech … Read more…

Remote Microgrid Revenues Will Top $8 Billion By 2020

Remote Microgrid Revenues Will Top $8 Billion By 2020

Thanks to the declining costs of solar panels, rising cost of diesel and investments in energy storage, the remote microgrid market will keep growing from its current $3 billion plus in hardware and software sales to more than $8 billion by 2020, according to a … Read more…

Energy Shortfall Prompts S. Korea to Pull A/C, Lighting in Public Offices

Energy Shortfall Prompts S. Korea to Pull A/C, Lighting in Public Offices

A heatwave in South Korea, coupled with a scandal in the country’s nuclear industry that has forced several reactors’ closure, is causing severe power shortages and forcing office managers and farmers to take drastic steps to cut energy use and find new sources of power, … Read more…

Starbucks Gets Powermat’s Wireless Smartphone Charging

Starbucks Gets Powermat’s Wireless Smartphone Charging

Smartphone users worried about batteries dying out during the day and not being able to plug in will now be able to charge their phones at Starbucks stores in the Silicon Valley area, just by placing their devices on the table. Duracell Powermat tested its … Read more…

Smart Grid Project Combines Battery Storage With Wind Generation

Smart Grid Project Combines Battery Storage With Wind Generation

Samsung SDI and Xtreme Power have been selected by the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technologies (CCET) to install a 1 MW/1 MWh lithium ion-based battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas, as part of a $27 million … 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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