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…

Massachusetts City Set To Save $100 Million Through Energy Improvements

Massachusetts City Set To Save $100 Million Through Energy Improvements

The Massachusetts city Worcester, located about 50 miles west of Boston, signed a $26.6 million energy savings performance contract with Honeywell International in 2011 for extensive energy conservation and renewable energy measures across 92 city-owned buildings. Now those measures are on track to be completed, … Read more…

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses

Small Changes Add Up to Big Savings for Diverse Sonoma County Businesses

A range of businesses in Sonoma County, California, are benefitting from implementing seemingly small changes to their sustainability practices, the Press Democrat reports. When companies make shifts in lighting, heating, cooling, and production, the results can make a big difference to their bottom lines. One … Read more…

Renewable Rosés: Australian Winery’s Hybrid Solar System Uncorks Energy Savings

Renewable Rosés: Australian Winery’s Hybrid Solar System Uncorks Energy Savings

The Scion Vineyard and Winery in Rutherglen, Australia, is tapping into the local abundant sunshine for more than growing grapes for its wines. Rising infrastructure costs prompted owner and winemaker Rowly Milhinch to install a new hybrid solar energy system for powering the business. Established … Read more…

World’s Largest Companies Push Record Growth in Renewable Energy

World’s Largest Companies Push Record Growth in Renewable Energy

The largest companies in the world are jumping into renewable energy big-time this year, and the proliferation of ambitious commitments all boil down to economics. As the Motley Fool just pointed out, “the dollars and cents make renewable energy a no-brainer.” The Guardian reported this … Read more…

How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

How the 2017 Solar Eclipse Will Affect the US Electric Grid

Total solar eclipses have passed over the United States before. The last coast-to-coast one occurred in 1918. In March 1970, a total solar eclipse moved along the southeast coast and nine years later another plunged several northwestern states into darkness. The difference on August 21, … Read more…

Real Estate Development Firms Use Energy Savings on Strategic Needs

Real Estate Development Firms Use Energy Savings on Strategic Needs

Maximizing savings through energy efficient initiatives allow real estate holding firms to reallocate funds for other strategic or operational needs. The Wiseman Company, a real estate development firm, can attest to that belief. The company recently contracted with Sunworks to install a 370-kilowatt solar system … Read more…

New Hampshire’s Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program Nixed

New Hampshire’s Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program Nixed

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission recently announced that it has closed the Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate program until further notice over funding concerns, the Keene Sentinel reported. Created in 2007 as part of an effort to have about 25% of the state’s electricity … Read more…

Lack of Regulatory Burdens and Incentives Leads to Solar Growth among C&I Customers in Kenya

Lack of Regulatory Burdens and Incentives Leads to Solar Growth among C&I Customers in Kenya

C&I installations are spurring growth Kenya’s emerging solar market, according to an analysis published by Greentech Media. Since 2013, approximately 7 megawatts of captive C&I solar have been awarded and installed in the country, according to data scientist Rosina Norton. In terms of market size, … Read more…

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