UMass Dedicates On-Site Net-Zero Building, Even As Remote 4-MW Solar Roof Goes Live

UMass Dedicates On-Site Net-Zero Building, Even As Remote 4-MW Solar Roof Goes Live

This week the University of Massachusetts – a public system that enrolls about 73,000 students – earned some new credentials in environmental sustainability. The university dedicated a net-zero facility at its flagship campus in Amherst on March 22 and; the next day, began receiving power at its Boston campus from a remote, 3.9-MW solar array that has been pegged as the largest operational rooftop installation statewide.

Army’s First ESPC for a Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated Facility Is Snagged by Siemens

Army’s First ESPC for a Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated Facility Is Snagged by Siemens

rmy’s First ESPC for a Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated Facility Snagged by Siemens

On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

On Hawaii’s Big Island, Developer Breaks Ground on Off-Grid Solar Community

Hawaii-based developer Brian Anderson is planning a 410-home development along the Big Island’s “Gold Coast” that would become the first off-grid community of this magnitude, he told Pacific Business News on March 13.

DeepMind and National Grid in Talks to Use AI to Predict and Balance Britain’s Energy Supply

DeepMind and National Grid in Talks to Use AI to Predict and Balance Britain’s Energy Supply

Google’s DeepMind, a leading-edge artificial intelligence group, announced on March 12 that the company is in discussions with the UK’s National Grid to use AI to help balance energy supply and demand in Britain, according to a report this week in the Financial Times.

The Little Engines That Could: Rail-Based Energy Storage To Go Online in Nevada Soon

The Little Engines That Could: Rail-Based Energy Storage To Go Online in Nevada Soon

A California-based company, Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES), is providing grid-scale energy storage using small electric locomotives, according to a March 4 report by Interesting Engineering. And there is a system ready to go online in Nevada soon.

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple Goes Greener and Smarter

Apple has seen the future – and it involves both green energy and artificial intelligence. The Cupertino, California mega-tech company made two moves this past week that will drive its business forward more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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.”

OG&E Pays $7.5M in Energy Efficiency Incentives to C&I Customers in 2016

Oklahoma Gas and Electric had paid businesses of all sizes more than $7.5 million in energy-saving incentives this year, as of December 19, the utility announced. That figure reflects 750 projects among large commercial and industrial facilities, schools and government buildings, and small businesses. Combined energy savings came to more than 80 million kWh.

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