California Hit 2020 Emissions Reduction Goal Four Years Early – Here’s How

California Hit 2020 Emissions Reduction Goal Four Years Early – Here’s How

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) found that greenhouse gas pollution in California in 2016 fell below the emissions target set for 2020, meaning the state has met its goal four years early. Under a bill passed in 2006, the state needed to lower emissions to the 1990 level of 431 million metric tons by 2020.

The Linux Foundation Forms Open Source Energy Coalition

The Linux Foundation Forms Open Source Energy Coalition

The Linux Foundation formed a new open source coalition with support from European transmission power systems provider RTE, Vanderbilt University, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, and the Electric Power Research Institute.

Pennsylvania is Home to the First 100% Solar, Marriott-Branded Hotel in the US

Pennsylvania is Home to the First 100% Solar, Marriott-Branded Hotel in the US

High Hotels Ltd., a hotel developer and operator, recently announced it is installing a $1.5 million solar array that will generate 100% of the electrical power required to operate one of its existing hotels in Greenfield Corporate Center. The completed installation will make the 133-room … Read more…

Commercial Solar Tumbles in Q1, Despite 23% YOY Growth

Commercial Solar Tumbles in Q1, Despite 23% YOY Growth

While non-residential PV actually grew 22% year-over-year in Q3 of 2017, it then dropped 34% quarter-over-quarter in the first quarter of 2018. Community solar and on-site commercial solar have been strong segments of the non-residential solar market in recent years, with each having strong selling points … Read more…

Product Announcement: Alta Devices Gen4 Solar Cell Technology

Product Announcement: Alta Devices Gen4 Solar Cell Technology

Alta Devices recently launched its Gen4 commercial solar cell technology, which the Sunnyvale, California-based company says demonstrates a significant weight reduction from the previous third-generation version, resulting in an improved power-to-weight ratio of 160%.

Hawaii Organizations Save with New PPA Program

Hawaii Organizations Save with New PPA Program

Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, a nonprofit focusing on the arts and crafts of Polynesia, will install a set of photovoltaic and inverter systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features, via a PPA with EnSync Energy Systems. The agreement … Read more…

Alaskan City Eliminates Fuel Oil Reliance With Energy-Efficient Retrofits

Alaskan City Eliminates Fuel Oil Reliance With Energy-Efficient Retrofits

The City of Sitka, Alaska, has successfully reduced its reliance on expensive oil through three major energy-efficient retrofits. Renovations to the public library, the US Forest Service Office, and public convention center eliminated the use of fuel oil, according to a new in-depth case study.

Tesla Proposes its Largest Energy Storage Project: 1.1 GWh in the California Desert

Tesla Proposes its Largest Energy Storage Project: 1.1 GWh in the California Desert

  Tesla has partnered with California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to submit a proposal for Tesla’s largest energy storage project to date; one that’s capable of producing up to 1.1GWh. According to Popular Mechanics, the two entities want to build a lithium-ion battery energy … Read more…

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