Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Monticello Vineyards in Napa, CA, has installed a solar system expected to offset 95% of their utility bill and saving the company thousands each month in electricity costs. The solar PV system, provided and installed by SolarCraft, includes 540 SunPower 327-watt solar panels which will … Read more…

New Renewable Fuel Standard Sympathetic to Ethanol Makers

New Renewable Fuel Standard Sympathetic to Ethanol Makers

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump campaigned in Iowa on maintaining the ethanol requirements and the subsidies given to farmers to produce the gas additive. But the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to reduce the percentages necessary for 2018. The so-called Renewable Fuel Standard … Read more…

‘Cow Power’ Considered by Connecticut Senate

‘Cow Power’ Considered by Connecticut Senate

Manure happens, and a bill (SB-999) just approved by the Environment Committee of the Connecticut Senate could help turn “cow patties” into a source of renewable energy on dairy farms in the Constitution State, according to an April 7 report by the Public News Service.

The Lowline, New York’s Futuristic Underground Park, Tests LED Grow Lights and Solar Skylight for Plants, Shrubs

The Lowline, New York’s Futuristic Underground Park, Tests LED Grow Lights and Solar Skylight for Plants, Shrubs

At a game-changing subterranean New York City park scheduled to open in 2021, LED lighting and remote skylight technology are being tested to achieve the right light intensity, duration, and spectrum necessary to grow a wide range of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables – and to do it energy-efficiently.

Jimmy Carter, POTUS and Peanut Farmer, Leases Land for 1.3-MW Solar Project

Jimmy Carter, POTUS and Peanut Farmer, Leases Land for 1.3-MW Solar Project

Former President Jimmy Carter – who famously started his career as a peanut farmer – has leased a ten-acre site in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, to SolAmerica Energy for development of a 1.3-MW solar project, which will provide over 50 percent of the power needs of the city. A ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by company and city officials, as well as the Carter family, took place at the site on February 8.

Sonoma Vineyard Seeks Self-Sufficiency with Multi-Renewable Microgrid and Storage

Stone Edge Farm, a spa and vineyard in Sonoma, California, announced the selection of Emerson Automation Solutions on January 24 to provide efficient and reliable operation of its new microgrid – which Stone Edge describes as “a self-sufficient energy production and distribution facility relying on diverse sources of electricity, including solar power, wind power, hydrogen power, and advanced storage battery technology.”

With Help of TVA, Farmer Puts ‘Pigs in Blankets’ to Save Energy

What’s a pig farmer to do when animals’ lives are being lost because they are trying to hog all of the heat during the winter season? Providing commercial and industrial energy customers with efficient solutions is the primary mission of Tennessee ValleyAuthority’s EnergyRight Solutions for Business and Industry (ERSB+I) team – and they came to the rescue when E.M. Heard & Sons, a pig farm located in Auburn, Kentucky, called for help.

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