Schneider Electric Targets 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

Schneider Electric Targets 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

Schneider Electric announced today that the company is committed to using 100% renewable energy for electricity by 2030. In addition, they plan to double energy productivity by 2030 against a 2005 baseline. The energy management and automation solutions multinational joined the RE100 and EP100 initiatives … Read more…

US K-12 Schools Turn To Solar for Bigger Savings

US K-12 Schools Turn To Solar for Bigger Savings

A new study shows that the number of K-12 schools in the United States powered by solar has been increasing over the past three years — and leading to bigger savings. “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in US Schools” from the Solar Energy Industries … Read more…

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook Triples Planned New Mexico Data Center Size

Facebook announced the addition of four new buildings totaling nearly 2 million square feet for a data center currently under construction in Los Lunas, New Mexico. The additions will triple the facility’s size. Like its other data centers, this one will be powered by 100% … Read more…

Net Zero Energy 189-Acre Development Planned for Illinois

Net Zero Energy 189-Acre Development Planned for Illinois

Burr Ridge, Illinois-based real estate company Hawthorne is currently planning a net zero energy housing and commercial development for Lockport, Illinois, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. The project for Lockport, located about 30 miles southwest of Chicago, calls for 500 homes as well as a shopping … Read more…

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

US Government Massively Underestimated National Solar Capacity

Predictions always involve a certain level of guesswork, but when the US Energy Information Administration estimated in 2006 how much solar capacity would be installed by 2016, the number wasn’t even close. The EIA had underestimated the capacity by 4,813%, an analysis by Statista found. … Read more…

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…

Wynn Boston Harbor Adds Battery Storage, Cogeneration Plants

Wynn Boston Harbor Adds Battery Storage, Cogeneration Plants

Wynn Boston Harbor, a new hotel and casino under construction on the Mystic River in Massachusetts, has plans to add battery storage, rooftop solar, and two cogeneration plants, the Chelsea Record reports. When completed, the 3 million square foot resort located in Everett will boast … Read more…

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor Proposes Ohio’s Largest Municipal Solar Panel Project

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he wants to install Ohio’s largest municipally-sponsored solar panel project within two years, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. If the project succeeds, it could generate 20% of the electricity required for city operations, according to the mayor’s office. The mayor’s solar … Read more…

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power Introduces Renewable Energy Development Initiative for C&I Customers

Georgia Power launched a new Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) for commercial and industrial customers on Tuesday. The voluntary program offers hourly credits matching production as well as solar renewable energy credits from up to 200 megawatts of renewable resources, the electric utility announced. Commercial … Read more…

Renewable Rosés: Australian Winery’s Hybrid Solar System Uncorks Energy Savings

Renewable Rosés: Australian Winery’s Hybrid Solar System Uncorks Energy Savings

The Scion Vineyard and Winery in Rutherglen, Australia, is tapping into the local abundant sunshine for more than growing grapes for its wines. Rising infrastructure costs prompted owner and winemaker Rowly Milhinch to install a new hybrid solar energy system for powering the business. Established … Read more…

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