Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot plans to convert 50 store rooftops nationwide into mini solar farms, the company announced on Thursday. The installations will go on unused rooftops and slash electricity demand in each of those stores by approximately 30% to 35% annually. To get the job done, … Read more…

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple is scouting options to reduce its carbon footprint in Australia, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson told Financial Review. The company will likely look at having stakes in solar and wind projects rather than invest in a new … Read more…

Aldi Sees Competitive Advantage with Energy-Efficient Upgrades in the US

Aldi Sees Competitive Advantage with Energy-Efficient Upgrades in the US

German discount supermarket chain Aldi seeks an edge in the United States over new competitors through energy efficient upgrades to hundreds of stores. This year, Aldi announced a $1.6 billion investment in remodeling 1,300 US stores by 2020. Changes include creating open ceilings, adding natural … Read more…

Rebound Technologies Secures $1.2 Million Investment for Energy-Saving Refrigeration Tech

Rebound Technologies Secures $1.2 Million Investment for Energy-Saving Refrigeration Tech

Denver-based startup Rebound Technologies closed a $1.2 million seed round this week, receiving investment from Closed Loop Ventures, Investors’ Circle, and PRIME Coalition, a public charity that facilitates investments in breakthrough energy companies. The startup was founded in 2012, and specializes in a novel energy-efficient … Read more…

Modern HVAC Systems Add to Shopping Experience

Modern HVAC Systems Add to Shopping Experience

Today’s HVAC systems are serving supermarket owners and customers in two ways: a significant reduction in energy usage, while providing a comfortable, inviting store environment. Karen O’Shea, of Wakefern Food Corp. in Keasbey, New Jersey, employs a system that is both energy efficient while maintaining … Read more…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

After Lighting & HVAC Upgrades, What Comes Next? Sometimes, Solar…

Companies and organizations are increasingly seeing their efforts to reduce energy use pay off, but after the low-hanging fruit like upgraded lighting and HVAC has been harvested, companies are wondering “what’s next?” Often, they’re finding, the answer to that question is renewables, according to Facility … Read more…

ERC Price Benchmarks, Week Ending 5/26/17

ERC Price Benchmarks, Week Ending 5/26/17

    For the third week in a row, Energy Research Council’s (ERC) national average benchmark price for electricity rose, this time by 0.82% to $0.0760 per kilowatt hour.  Prices increased most in the District of Columbia (2.2%), Texas (1.7%), Massachusetts (1.6%), Ohio (1.3%), Connecticut … Read more…

Better Buildings Progress Report Says Companies Saved a Total of $1.9 Billion

Better Buildings Progress Report Says Companies Saved a Total of $1.9 Billion

Hundreds of organizations have engaged in energy saving efforts that have resulted in a combined 240 trillion Btus and an estimated $1.9 billion in cumulative energy and cost savings. That’s according to the Better Buildings Progress Report, which tracks accomplishments across the broader Better Buildings … Read more…

Retailer Macy’s Adds 21 Rooftop Solar Arrays, Three with Storage

Retailer Macy’s Adds 21 Rooftop Solar Arrays, Three with Storage

On April 21, nationwide retailer Macy’s announced that 21 high-efficiency SunPower solar arrays have gone live this year at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations in seven states, totaling 15 MW – and adding to the nearly 24 MW of SunPower solar that has been operating on its store and fulfillment center rooftops since 2007. Electricity generated by the new solar power systems ultimately will be sold to others.

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