IBM and NextEra Win Bid for New 6-MW Solar Array in Colorado

IBM and NextEra Win Bid for New 6-MW Solar Array in Colorado

Xcel Energy recently awarded a 6-MW solar array project in Colorado to IBM and developer NextEra Energy Resources, Solar Industry magazine reported. The partners plan to build a ground-mounted solar tracking array on 54 acres of IBM’s campus in Boulder that was previously farmland. The … Read more…

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

Prison Captures $33 Million in Energy, Water Savings with ESPC

A prison in Illinois will benefit from more than $33 million in energy and water savings thanks to an energy savings performance contract (ESPC); the ESPC project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 53% across 13 main buildings, leading to significant reductions in utility and … Read more…

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Solving Data Center Challenges, but Still Need Evaluation

As data centers evolve, and cooling, space, and bandwidth requirements increase, administrators are looking at better battery technologies to overcome challenges, and lithium-ion batteries can go a long way toward solving those challenges, according to Data Center Frontier. Traditional lead-acid batteries are considered by some … Read more…

MGM Resorts, Other Hospitality Groups Chip Away at Energy Costs – Here’s How (And Why)

MGM Resorts, Other Hospitality Groups Chip Away at Energy Costs – Here’s How (And Why)

Smart building owners and developers who implement energy management efforts within their buildings and organizations use sustainability and energy efficient initiatives because of the business case, which ultimately comes down to reducing energy use and spend, while improving the reliability of its energy sources – but sometimes, … Read more…

HB 187 in Louisiana Would Mandate Payment of ‘Outstanding’ Solar Energy Tax Credits

HB 187 in Louisiana Would Mandate Payment of ‘Outstanding’ Solar Energy Tax Credits

The Louisiana State Committee on Ways and Means moved on May 1 to fix one of its “broken promises” by unanimously passing a bill to pay solar energy systems tax credits still owed before the legislature put a cap on the program last June.

UCR and Industry Partners Deploy Smart Solar System for Chemehuevi Indian Tribe in California

UCR and Industry Partners Deploy Smart Solar System for Chemehuevi Indian Tribe in California

Researchers at the University of California–Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, together with a team of industry partners, have begun work to install a power system that integrates solar panels, battery storage, advanced data analytics, and smart energy management controls on the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe reservation near Lake Havasu, the school announced on April 26.

NYSERDA and Regional Food Bank Deploy Solar Roofs for $520,000 in Savings over 25 Years

NYSERDA and Regional Food Bank Deploy Solar Roofs for $520,000 in Savings over 25 Years

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York jointly announced on April 18 that two newly completed solar installations – atop the bank’s warehouse facilities in Albany in upstate New York and in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, about 50 miles north of New York City – are expected to yield savings of $520,000 over a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Hawaiian Electric Opens up Capacity for 2,800 Private Solar Rooftops

Hawaiian Electric Opens up Capacity for 2,800 Private Solar Rooftops

Hawaiian Electric Companies – comprising Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric – announced on April 12 that it would add capacity to its Customer Grid-Supply program to allow more rooftop systems to interconnect to the grid. Estimates show that at least 20 MW is available for customers of the three companies, representing about 2,800 private rooftop solar systems. More than half of that capacity is on Oahu.

Revolution Lighting to Implement Energy Efficiency Retrofits for 20,000 C&I Utility Customers in Connecticut

Revolution Lighting to Implement Energy Efficiency Retrofits for 20,000 C&I Utility Customers in Connecticut

Connecticut’s Small Business Energy Advantage Program has selected the Energy Source division of LED fixture provider Revolution Lighting Technologies to provide cost-effective, turnkey, energy retrofit solutions to about 20,000 commercial and industrial customers of regional electric distribution company United Illuminating.

Ground Is Broken on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

Ground Is Broken on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

Construction began on April 11 on a pioneering solar-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income rental apartment complex in Brooklyn, New York, purchased and renovated by L+M Development Partners.

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