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APR Energy Commissions Supplemental 120MW Gas Turbine Plant in Dominican Republic

Source: PR Newswire 

APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announced the successful installation and commissioning of its 120MW power plant for AES Dominicana in the Dominican Republic. APR Energy's project comprises four of the newest generation GE TM2500 mobile gas turbines.

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TCI and CIER Partners to Help Taiwanese Companies Commit to 100% Renewable Electricity

Source: PR Newswire 

The Taiwanese market links the global supply chain; from Apple to IKEA Group, Google to Unilever it creates products and services the world depends on. These companies have also all committed to using 100% renewable electricity, now Taiwanese companies are making the shift.

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Walton Electric Membership Corporation Contracts with 200 Megawatts of New Solar Projects

Source: PR Newswire 

Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), a consumer-owned utility with a reputation for energy innovation, has executed contracts with two solar developers for three new solar projects as part of its agreement to supply 100 percent renewable energy for Facebook's data center in Newton County, Georgia. The collaboration is the largest solar development project in Georgia.

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NextEra Energy completes acquisition of the ownership interests in two natural gas power plants

Source: PR Newswire 

 NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) indirect ownership interests in the Stanton and Oleander natural gas power plants in Florida.

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Europe Investment in Standardized Greenhouse Gas Measurement Helps Predict & Mitigate Climate Change

Source: ICOS
ICOS, Integrated Carbon Observation System in Europe, announces that 15 new greenhouse gas measurement stations have been certified for standardized data production. ICOS data helps to reveal the carbon emissions and sinks on a European level. Data is essential to predict climate change and to mitigate its consequences in line with the United Nations agreements currently being negotiated in Poland.

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Secretary Perry Announces Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub Report

Source: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Report to Congress:  Ethane Storage and Distribution Hub in the United States.  The report highlights the potential in Appalachia for the development of a new ethane hub based on the tremendous low-cost resource from the Marcellus and Utica shales, and the accompanying security and reliability benefits derived from geographic diversity in the nation's petrochemicals manufacturing base.

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EEI Celebrates 1 Million Electric Vehicles on U.S. Roads

Source: EEI
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) will host an event that brings together automakers, electric company leaders, infrastructure providers, environmental organizations, customers, policymakers, and others to mark the milestone of 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) now on U.S. roads and to discuss what’s ahead for electric transportation at The Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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Pilot Program Leverages Energy Stored in Nissan LEAF to Help Power Buildings During Peak-Load Times

Source: Company
Imagine a technology that could help companies save on their electric utility costs by simply using energy already stored in electric vehicles (EVs). Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative, which leverages bi-directional EV charging technology to partially power its North American headquarters in Franklin, TN, and its design center in San Diego, CA.

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Senators' Introduce Cybersecurity Legislation to Protect Energy Grid

Source: senate.gov
 Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner introduced two pieces of legislation to protect the country’s energy grid from cyber-attacks. The Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act received a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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NREL Awarded $2.8M from ARPA-E to Develop Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage

Source: NREL
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been awarded nearly $2.8 million in funding from DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a system for grid electricity storage and power generation. The system includes a high-temperature charging device, low-cost thermal energy storage modules, a high-performance heat exchanger, and a closed-loop Brayton cycle turbine.               

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Utility Pilots First Of Its Kind Smart Natural Gas Detectors

Source: Smart Energy International
US utility Con Edison started installing smart natural gas detectors to reduce leakages and non-revenue gas under a pilot in Westchester County.Con Edison is partnering with New Cosmos and Itron to implement the pilot.

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How the Midterm Results and Corporate Incentives Will Accelerate Demand for Renewables in 2019

Source: ACORE
ACORE hosted an executive meeting in San Francisco with senior-level developers, financiers, utilities and corporate buyers to discuss the results of the midterm elections and the new market structures that are driving growth in corporate procurement of renewable energy.

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US, Argentina Agree to Energy Infrastructure Agreement at G20

Source: Daily Energy Insider
U.S. and Argentinian officials signed an agreement to work together to strengthen the energy infrastructure in both countries. The agreement, called the Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Investment and Energy Cooperation, was signed at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires. It was signed by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Treasury Minister of the Argentine Republic Nicolas Dujovne.

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New DNV GL Report Highlights Explosion in Hydrogen Demand

Source: Company
'Hydrogen as an energy carrier' predicts demand for hydrogen for heating residential and commercial space, heat for industry, and transport to reach between 39 and 161 million tonnes of hydrogen per annum (Mtpa) in 2050, under various modelled scenarios. Currently, only about 1,000 tonnes of hydrogen production is for energy each year, mostly for hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles. 

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Captona Commissions Four New Solar Farms in Rhode Island

Source: PR Newswire 

 Captona Partners, a North America-focused investment company specializing in power generation and energy infrastructure, announced the commencement of commercial operation of four of its solar assets under Rhode Island's Renewable Energy Growth (REG) program, further expanding the company's North American portfolio.

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EnSync Energy and WindStax Energy Partner on Microgrid for Midwest Transportation Hub

Source: PR Newswire 

 EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, which is creating the future of electricity with innovative residential and commercial distributed energy resource (DER) systems and Internet of Energy (IOE) control platforms, announced a partnership with WindStax Energy to build a microgrid at a new PITT OHIO trucking terminal in Parma, Ohio.  

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Department of Energy to Provide $24 Million for Computer-Based Materials Design

Source: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide $24 million in new and renewal research awards to advance the development of sophisticated software for computer-based design of novel materials.   

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Constellation and Enel Green Power Sign Energy Deal with Starbucks

Source: Company
Constellation, an Exelon (NYSE:EXC) company and the nation's leading competitive energy provider, has signed a long-term agreement with Starbucks to power more than 340 company-operated Illinois stores with 100 percent renewable energy produced by Enel Green Power (EGP) North America, Inc.'s HillTopper wind project in Logan County, Ill. The deal is made possible by a separate long-term agreement between Enel and Constellation under which Constellation will purchase a 14-megawatt1 portion of the energy generated by HillTopper.

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National Grid Investing to Meet 21st Century Energy Needs of 1.3 Million MA Electric Customers

Source: Company
Continuing its commitment to meet the evolving energy needs of its 1.3 million Massachusetts customers, National Grid filed a request with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to update its electric distribution rates and make significant investments in emerging clean energy technologies.

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New Tunable & Multimode LED Recessed Troffer Lights Offer Selectable Wattage & Color Temperature

Source: Company
LEDtronics® announces its latest series of tunable, multimode LED troffer luminaires with selectable wattage and white color temperature. The UL-listed troffers feature standby dimming, as well as an adjustable occupancy/daylight sensor.

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Siemens Provides Sustainable Energy for Galapagos Island

Source: Company
After only ten months of planning and ten months of construction, the hybrid power plant installed by Siemens on the Galapagos island of Isabela was inaugurated. The aim of the project was to convert the current power generation structure, which is based on fossil fuels, to a hybrid system with several primary energy sources. The system is designed to run carbon-neutral with biofuel and solar energy and supplies almost 900 households on the by far largest Galapagos Island with electricity.

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CAPSTONE SECURES REPEAT ORDER FOR EXPANDING OIL AND GAS PROJECTS IN UTICA SHALE

Source: Company 

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that is has secured a repeat order for one C600 Signature Series microturbine that will be used to power a gathering station that transports natural gas through the pipelines in the Utica Shale.

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PSEG is Powering Progress Toward a Sustainable Energy Future

Source: PR Newswire 

 Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) published its 2018 Sustainability Report, updating stakeholders on its efforts to provide clean and affordable energy while supporting the diverse communities it serves. The 2018 Sustainability Report provides an accounting of the company's achievements that set a foundation for reshaping its business to meet the evolving needs of its customers and society.

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BIRD Energy to Invest $6 Million in Cooperative Israel-U.S. Clean Energy Projects

Source: PR Newswire 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel's Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority have selected seven clean energy projects to receive $6 million under the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program.

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OPDEnergy will build 500 MW in solar photovoltaic plants

Source: PR Newswire 

The multinational corporation OPDEnergy - specializing in the production of energy assets and in the management of all related phases (development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance) - will build 500 MW distributed in various photovoltaic solar projects located in Spain, Chile and Mexico next year. The investment for the aforementioned projects will be of approximately 500 million Euros, financed through the Project Finance Scheme with various financial institutions.

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CMS Energy Releases Climate Assessment Report

Source: PR Newswire 

CMS Energy released its Climate Assessment Report – a picture of the energy provider's work to reshape Michigan's energy future with a plan that embodies its Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and prosperity.

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Duke Energy's new $1.5 billion natural gas power plant opens to serve 1.8 million Floridians

Source: PR Newswire 

Duke Energy's 1.8 million customers in Florida are now receiving 1,640 megawatts of cleaner-burning, highly efficient energy from the company's new state-of-the-art combined-cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County, Fla.

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LS Power to Acquire CPower Energy Management

Source: PR Newswire 

LS Power, a U.S. power and energy infrastructure owner, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Enerwise Global Technologies, Inc. (trade name "CPower") from H.I.G. Capital for a private fund it manages. CPower is a leader in Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources in North America and will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity under the LS Power umbrella of companies. The transaction is expected to close in December 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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CAPSTONE PRODUCTS SELECTED FOR ENERGY RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE MICROGRID PROJECT IN TEXAS

Source: Company 

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it continues to expand its microgrid and CHP footprint with an order for nine C65 integrated, combined heat and power (ICHP) systems with Capstone supplied onboard gas compression.

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CAPSTONE TO POWER LANDFILL IN FRANCE WITH LOW EMISSION MICROTURBINE SOLUTION

Source: Company 

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has secured a 800 kW order to power a landfill in Northern France. The order for the lightweight and compact 4-bay Signature series package was secured by Biogaz Services, Capstone’s distributor for renewable energy in France.

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Taylor Consulting and Contracting Joins Albireo Energy

Source: PR Newswire 

Energy consulting and brokerage firm Taylor Consulting and Contracting ("Taylor") announced it is partnering with Albireo Energy, LLC ("Albireo Energy") to help provide innovative solutions to the energy marketplace. This partnership will help Albireo Energy expand its efforts into the deregulated energy space and help build upon a robust energy management and procurement platform. Taylor will continue its day-to-day operations and will continue to communicate and provide services to its customer base.

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SolAero Technologies Solar Panels Powering the NASA Mars InSight Lander

Source: PR Newswire 

SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, is proud to have supplied the solar panels on the NASA Insight Mars Lander. The Insight Mars Lander successfully touched down on the Elysium Planitia region of Mars yesterday. 

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Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Partner to Transform the Future of Sustainable Energy

Source: PR Newswire 

Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) and Smithfield Foods, Inc. are joining forces in an historic initiative to transform the future of sustainable energy and agriculture, announcing their first projects in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah. The companies are forming a joint venture called Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)? that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into clean renewable energy for residential home heating and power for local businesses.

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Clean Energy’s Boom Not Enough for Global Warming

Source: Company
In recent years, global efforts to switch to more sustainable energy sources have been monumental. Not only is coal consumption set to plateau in China, we’re also expecting solar and wind power to become the most prominent sources of electricity in the coming years. However, despite these positive steps, we’re still not close to avoiding what would be considered dangerous levels of global warming by the International Energy Agency.

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How Self-Serve Payment Kiosks Improve Power Company’s Revenues and Efficiencies

Source: Kiosk Marketplace
Alabama Power Company became interested in self-serve kiosks last year as a way to help customers pay their bills. Once the company deployed 79 self-serve payment kiosks at 34 of is 89 offices, more customers have been able to pay bills at their convenience, improving customer satisfaction as well as the utility's cash flow.

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Renewables are the Key to a Climate-Safe World

Source: IRENA
Limiting the global temperature rise to well below 2°C this century is one of the defining challenges of our age. Two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions come from energy-related sources. This makes the transition to sustainable energy the decisive factor in tackling climate change.

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Palo Alto Prepares to Move Toward 'Smart Grid'

Source: Palo Alto Online
After years of skepticism, Palo Alto officials embraced this week a shift toward "smart grid" technology when they adopted a roadmap for installing smart meters throughout the city by 2023.

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Duke Energy Partners with S.C. Technical College System to Expand Lineworker Training with $1M Grant

Source: Company
 Duke Energy is partnering with the S.C. Technical College System to invest $1 million in grants to expand training opportunities for much-needed utility lineworkers across the state.

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Forbes Names Eeothermal Entrepreneur as One of 30 Under 30 in the Energy Category

Source: thinkgeoenergy
Timothy Latimer, Cofounder of Fervo Energy a geothermal startup has been named as one of the 30 under 30 by Forbes in the Energy category.The 30 under 30 by Forbes, honours 600 young innovators in 20 industries every year.

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Bechtel Tapped to Work with GE Hitachi on DOE’s Virtual Test Reactor

Source: Daily Energy Insider
Bechtel has been selected to work with GE Hitachi to develop the U.S. Department of Energy’s Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), a program critically important to the future of advanced nuclear power reactors in the U.S.

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Small Businesses Can Save in Big Ways With Energy Efficiency

Source: Company
When it comes to managing a small business, energy efficiency upgrades may not be at the top of an owner's "to do" list. But no matter what type of business or its size, there are countless opportunities that can help you save money and energy, while creating a comfortable and welcoming space for your employees and customers. The big question is, where to begin?

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Small Businesses Can Save in Big Ways With Energy Efficiency

Source: Company
When it comes to managing a small business, energy efficiency upgrades may not be at the top of an owner's "to do" list. But no matter what type of business or its size, there are countless opportunities that can help you save money and energy, while creating a comfortable and welcoming space for your employees and customers. The big question is, where to begin?

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New DOE Report Examines How Incentives Used for Renewables Could Benefit Small Modular Reactors

Source: DOE
According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the federal government provided more than $51 billion in incentives over the last decade to help deploy renewable technologies.

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New DOE Report Examines How Incentives Used for Renewables Could Benefit Small Modular Reactors

Source: DOE
According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the federal government provided more than $51 billion in incentives over the last decade to help deploy renewable technologies.

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Tempus Energy's Groundbreaking Court Ruling Opens Door to Lower Prices

Source: PR Newswire 

Cleantech innovator Tempus Energy has successfully challenged a UK subsidy scheme that allows fossil fuels to dominate the market. The European Court delivered the landmark ruling today.

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Redlands and Artesia Selected to Receive SoCalGas Grants

Source: PR Newswire

SoCalGas announced the cities of Redlands and Artesia each have been selected to receive $50,000 grants as part the utility's new Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning Grant program.  The initiative is designed to support local efforts to prepare for climate-change risks such as wildfires, drought, sea level rise, flooding, and other events, which are expected to increase over the next decade.  Photos of the grant presentations are available here.

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Organic Photovoltaic Greenhouse Innovation Wins Schneider Electric's 2018 Go Green

Source: PR Newswire 

 Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation announce the winning team of Go Green in the City 2018, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities.

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Canadian Solar Delivers 10 MW Bifacial Modules to Neighborhood Power for Projects in Oregon

Source: PR Newswire 

 Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that the company has delivered 10 MW of Canadian Solar bifacial PV modules – BiKu CS3U-PB-AG – to Neighborhood Power for four solar power projects near Portland, Oregon. This represents the first significant delivery of bifacial solar PV modules into the United States.

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Nearly Half Of Power And Utility CEOs Concerned Cyber-Attacks Are Imminent

Source: PR Newswire 

Amid an environment where cyber security is under intense scrutiny, power and utilities executives are feeling the pressure. Forty-eight percent of CEOs showed concern that becoming the victim of a cyber-attack is a matter of "when" and not "if" and not all CEOs are well-prepared to manage such an event, according to KPMG's 2018 Global Power & Utilities CEO Outlook.

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Aurora Flight Sciences Reveals Solar-Powered Autonomous Aircraft Odysseus

Source: PR Newswire 

Aurora continues its nearly 30-year legacy of advancing autonomous systems with Odysseus, the world's most capable solar-powered autonomous aircraft.

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Nygra Coatings Launches Cool Roof Technology

Source: PR Newswire 

Nygra Coatings launches with the availability of its first product, an innovative and durable coating poised to disrupt the cool paint industry. The coating is ideal for facilities seeking to reduce temperatures, manage cooling costs, reduce energy use, and support sustainability initiatives.

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Palo Verde Center Selects Kinsley Energy Systems to Supply Cogeneration System

Source: PR Newswire 

PVC Management, developer of the Palo Verde Center in Blythe, CA, has selected Kinsley Energy Systems as the exclusive supplier of combined heat and power (CHP) equipment for the facility.  Soon to begin construction, PVC is the first purpose-built, high-efficiency, low-cost campus for cannabis production.  Kinsley will supply reciprocating-engine CHP systems from TEDOM, a global leader in cogeneration based in the Czech Republic.  The power plant will be built in 4MW increments as the campus expands using the TEDOM Quanto D4000 CHP system.  The centralized power plant will supply the facility with electricity, chilled water for cooling and humidity control, and clean CO2 to enhance plant growth.  When complete, the CHP process will generate as much as 80MW of electric power and 16,000 tons of refrigeration.

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Cabot Corporation and SunPower Announce Helix® Solar-Plus-Storage Agreement

Source: PR Newswire 

Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announced that it has reached an agreement to have SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) install a 1.12-megawatt solar project paired with a 470-kilowatt (940-kilowatt hour) integrated energy storage system at Cabot's Business and Technology Center in Billerica, Massachusetts. This commitment is a first for Cabot and will contribute to its long-term sustainability efforts by helping to advance solar development in the state and meet Massachusetts' renewable energy commitments.

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NREL Identifies Where New Solar Technologies Can Be Flexible

Source: NREL
Rigid silicon solar panels dominate the utility and residential markets, but opportunity exists for thin-film photovoltaic and emerging technologies notable for being lightweight and flexible, according to scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Temple Collaborates with ZLedLighting for More Efficient Lights on Campus

Source: Company
Temple University recently upgraded to new outdoor lighting on its high-rise buildings with LED fixtures manufactured by ZLedLighting which is based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. ZLedLighting replaced 1000-watt metal halide lamps in Temple’s outdoor light fixtures with ZLed’s 300-watt Shoebox Fixture with standard mounting brackets. The new 300-watt LED fixtures represent a savings of 74%, worth approximately $40,000 per year.

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Schneider Electric Boosts its Innovation Ecosystem with 'Schneider Electric Ventures'

Source: Company
Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced "Schneider Electric Ventures", which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations that will make a major contribution to future sustainability and energy efficiency. Several major projects are underway and ready to be deployed.

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Over 200 Mayors Signal Support for More Solar Power in Letter

Source: Utility Dive
In the absence of federal leadership, cities and states have stepped up to craft climate change plans. According to a survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), 60% of cities have launched or expanded a climate plan in the last year. Clean energy and solar power is a key part of those plans, since many cities have more power over their utility contracts and can compel more solar sources.

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Texas Sets Record Wind Output of 17,920 MW

Source: S&P
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas set a new wind output record of 17,920 MW amid wintry weather  moving into the area with windy conditions. The new output wind record surpassed the previous record of 17,542 MW set in February, by more than 2%, according to ERCOT Wind Integration Report.

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NREL Identifies Where New Solar Technologies Can Be Flexible

Source: Company

Rigid silicon solar panels dominate the utility and residential markets, but opportunity exists for thin-film photovoltaic and emerging technologies notable for being lightweight and flexible, according to scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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EnSync Energy Announces Sale of Solar PPA for Oceanic Institute

Source: PR Newswire 

 EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, which is creating the future of electricity with innovative residential and commercial distributed energy resource (DER) systems and Internet of Energy (IOE) control platforms, announced the sale of a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) to build a solar energy system for its affiliate not-for-profit, the Oceanic Institute, in Oahu.

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Duke Energy Renewable Services recognized for operational excellence

Source: PR Newswire 

Duke Energy Renewable Services, an operations and maintenance organization for wind and solar asset owners across the U.S., has won recognition for its high standard of operational excellence in 2018.

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Johnson Controls Announces Agreement To Sell Power Solutions Business For $13.2 Billion

Source: PR Newswire 

Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE: JCI) announced a definitive agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE: BBU) (TSX: BBU.UN) ("Brookfield Business Partners") together with institutional partners (collectively, "Brookfield") including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a cash transaction valued at $13.2 billion.

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Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract

Source: PR Newswire 

The agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy will produce enough wind energy to reduce the emissions associated with Vail Resorts' estimated FY19 North American electricity use by 100 percent, which includes 17 resorts and their associated retail, hospitality, and corporate offices

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PPL Electric Utilities, GE Power Collaborating on Distributed Energy Technology

Source: PR Newswire 

PPL Electric Utilities and GE Power Digital announced a joint initiative to develop and test software to manage and control electricity from renewable and stored energy sources.

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Next Generation of EcoStruxure Building to Drive Employee Engagement

Source: PR Newswire 

 Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced the next generation of their EcoStruxure™ Building portfolio. The open innovation IoT platform helps real estate leaders and building owners improve the value of their buildings through improved occupant engagement, efficiency, and sustainability. Additionally, new commissioning tools will ease the deployment process for system integrators.

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Groundbreaking HVAC Performance: ThermoLift Demonstrates Heat Pump Surpassing DOE Targets

Source: PR Newswire 

ThermoLift is pleased to announce the completion of successful testing of its innovative, refrigerant-free natural gas air conditioner and cold-climate heat pump technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This testing, completed as part of a Department of Energy (DOE) funded grant, demonstrates the system's ability to simultaneously provide heating, cooling and hot-water with a single device as well as its capability to operate at cryogenic temperatures to provide a full range of HVAC functions using only natural gas as its fuel. "ThermoLift's thermally-driven heat pump can utilize the abundant domestic resources of natural gas to provide both heating and cooling in an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient manner," said Robert Catell, former Chairman of National Grid.

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Johnson Controls Announces Agreement To Sell Power Solutions Business For $13.2 Billion

Source: Company 

Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE: JCI) announced a definitive agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBU) (TSX:BBU.UN) ("Brookfield Business Partners") together with institutional partners (collectively, "Brookfield") including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a cash transaction valued at $13.2 billion.

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Seraphim Solar Secures 80 MW Supply Agreement in Vietnam

Source: PR Newswire 

Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co., Ltd. ("Seraphim") recently signed new landmark supply agreements for two separate PV projects totaling 80MW in Vietnam. The Solar farms are a joint venture project of AMI Renewables of Vietnam and AC Energy of the Philippines. Seraphim agreed to deliver the PV modules for a targeted commission date in late April 2019.

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Seven States to Double Their Wind Power in Near Term as U.S. Wind Power Continues Strong Growth

Source: AWEA
Seven states, from Nebraska to Massachusetts, will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their capacity to generate clean and reliable wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market Report. The report also reveals the first firm orders for 4-megawatt (MW) land-based wind turbines, nearly twice as powerful as the average wind turbine installed in 2017.

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Duke Energy Utility Issues Historic $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

Source: Company
Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has completed its inaugural issuance of $1 billion in green bonds that will finance eligible green energy projects - including zero-carbon solar and energy storage - in North and South Carolina. This represents one of the largest green bond transactions issued by a utility.  

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Secretary Perry Announces the Launch of the U.S.-Poland Strategic Energy Dialogue

Source: DOE
Remarks As Prepared: Before I begin, I would first like to congratulate Poland on the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Polish independence. In 123 years of struggle from 1795 to November 1918, countless Poles proved their love for freedom. Our two nations share a common love and appreciate of liberty, and I am honored to be able to congratulate you on this occasion.

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Cost of Nuclear Generation Reaches Nearly 10-Year Low

Source: Nuclear Energy Institue
A new Nuclear Energy Institute study shows that the nuclear industry has reduced its total generating costs by 19 percent since their peak in 2012. These reductions in cost are so dramatic that 2017 total generating costs of $33.50 per megawatt-hour (MWh) have gone down to almost what they were nearly 10 years ago in 2008 ($32.75 per MWh).

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World Trade Center to Cut Carbon Footprint Through 7.9M Energy Efficiency Project with Constellation

Source: Company
Constellation, an Exelon company, is set to begin updating the more than 13,000 lighting fixtures at the World Trade Center (WTC) through a $7.9 million energy savings contract with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

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Seven States to Double Their Wind Power

Source: AWEA
Seven states, from Nebraska to Massachusetts, will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their capacity to generate clean and reliable wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market Report released. The report also reveals the first firm orders for 4-megawatt (MW) land-based wind turbines, nearly twice as powerful as the average wind turbine installed in 2017.

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Xcel Energy and Google Launch Effort to Develop New Energy Solutions

Source: Company
Renewable energy leader Xcel Energy announced it is working with Google to deliver tools customers can use to manage their energy use and save money. Through this collaboration, Xcel Energy is launching its first set of voice actions using the Google Assistant as a seamless way for customers to access information about improving energy efficiency in their homes.    

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Department of Energy Announces First-Ever Grid Software Competition

Source: DOE
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first ever Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. The GO Competition, created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), is a series of challenges to develop software management solutions for a reliable, resilient and secure American electricity grid. Offering up to $4 million in prizes to develop new algorithms to make routing power across the grid faster and more efficient.

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Argonne and Capstone receive funding to advance thermal energy storage technology

Source: Argonne National Laboratory 

New system incorporates Argonne’s high-efficiency, fast-charging/discharging thermal energy system for waste heat recovery and reuse in process and manufacturing environments.

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Vivint Solar Expands Solar Plans in California

Source: PR Newswire 

Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider,announced it has launched a new fixed rate solar lease plan. Initially available in select markets in California, the new solar plan allows new customers to install solar panels for no money down, lease them from Vivint Solar for 20 years and pay the same fixed monthly payment over the entire contract term.

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Pyxis Energy Launches Electric Reliability Service in New Jersey and Dallas-Fort Worth

Source: PR Newswire 

Pyxis Energy launches electric reliability service offering in the New Jersey and Dallas-Fort Worth markets. The company has launched Alternative Market Power, or AMP, an innovative reliability service that keeps its customers energy grid-independent. No longer will homeowners and businesses have to worry about failing utility infrastructure, the increasing number of natural disasters, nor the threat of cyber-terrorism shutting down the power grid.

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R.F. MacDonald Co. Opens a New Branch Office in Sacramento, California

Source: PR Newswire 

 R.F. MacDonald Co., a leading provider of boiler and pump equipment and service for commercial and industrial solutions, announced that the company has recently established a new office in Sacramento to support a growing base of clients in the area. The company has recently completed major projects for a number of local businesses, including HP Hood, LLC, Sacramento Valley Walnut Growers, LLC, and California State University, Chico.

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Duke Energy Foundation accepting grant proposals for projects supporting K-12 education

Source: PR Newswire 

 Duke Energy Foundation is accepting grant applications for programs that support K-12 education as part of its new Powerful Communities philanthropic program, which will award strategic charitable grants to nonprofit organizations to build powerful communities by bolstering education, developing the future workforce of the energy sector and conserving and protecting our environment.

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Trina Solar provides 190MW of its TrinaPro PV solution to large solar park in Spain

Source: PR Newswire 

Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading total solutions provider for solar energy, announced that it will provide 190megawatts of its integrated photovoltaic (PV) solution TrinaPro to Cobra for a large solar park in Spain.

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Dominion Energy Launches Green Bonds Program

Source: PR Newswire 

Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D), has closed its inaugural offering of green bonds. The $362 million in privately placed bond proceeds will be used to reimburse Dominion Energy for previously deployed capital related to the acquisition, development and/or construction of 20 merchant solar projects with a total capacity of 574 megawatts of renewable energy. 

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Reliable Controls Releases EnOcean Transceiver

Source: Company

Reliable Controls® is pleased to announce the release of the EnOcean® Transceiver (ET).

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Xcel Energy and Google Launch Effort to Develop New Energy Solutions

Source: Business Wire

 Renewable energy leader Xcel Energy announced it is working with Google to deliver tools customers can use to manage their energy use and save money. Through this collaboration, Xcel Energy is launching its first set of voice actions using the Google Assistant as a seamless way for customers to access information about improving energy efficiency in their homes.

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Study Confirms 43% Decrease in Energy Consumption with Viking Cold’s TES Technology

Source: Company
Viking Cold Solutions, the leading Thermal Energy Storage (TES) provider for the low-temperature cold storage industry, announced that its measurement and verification (M&V) study on Viking Cold’s TES technology at Dreisbach Enterprises’ 93,000 square foot frozen food distribution center in Richmond, CA  shows significant operational and financial benefits for utilities and the cold storage industry.

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DOE to Build Next-Generation Supercomputer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Source: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center has signed a contract with Cray for NERSC's next-generation supercomputer, a pre-exascale machine slated to be delivered in 2020. Named "Perlmutter," in honor of Berkeley Lab's Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter, it is the first NERSC system specifically designed to meet the needs of large-scale simulations as well as data analysis from experimental and observational facilities.

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CleanChoice Energy partners with Swell Energy to Launch Residential Energy Storage Program

Source: PR Newswire 

CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides clean energy products to customers across the country, has partnered with Swell Energy to offer home energy storage batteries to Maryland residents for the first time. Through the partnership, Marylanders can now get clean home energy backup and may be eligible to receive a state tax credit of up to $5,000. Home energy batteries provide power during outages without the need of polluting home generators. Last year, more than 36.7 million people--including 88,000 Marylanders--were affected by 3,526 reported power outages across the country.

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EnFlux Building Solutions Opens Its Doors for Clean Energy Projects

Source: PR Newswire 

There's a new player in the fast-growing sector of clean energy services for building owners. EnFlux Building Solutions, based in Houston, Texas, offers an unusual combination of financing services coupled with energy solutions for buildings. 

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Largest California Solar-Plus-Storage Project Agreement Signed

Source: Company
Canadian Solar Inc. announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy LLC ("Recurrent Energy") has signed two 15-year power purchase agreements ("PPA") with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power for a 150 megawatt ("MWac") solar power system with 180 megawatt-hours ("MWh") of battery storage. This joint procurement effort represents the largest contracted solar-plus-storage project in California to date.

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the U.S. Power Sector Have Declined 28% Since 2005

Source: EIA
U.S. electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) have declined 28% since 2005 because of slower electricity demand growth and changes in the mix of fuels used to generate electricity. EIA has calculated that CO2 emissions from the electric power sector totaled 1,744 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2017, the lowest level since 1987.  

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Renewable Energy Is Growing Faster Than Many Experts Expected

Source: Governing
Three years after Hawaii became the first state to establish a goal of 100 percent renewable electricity sources by 2045, California has followed suit. In September, the state announced that it too was seeking to rely on zero-emission energy sources by the same year.

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Duke Energy Wants to Enter the North Carolina Commercial Solar Leasing Market

Source: GTM
Duke Energy wants to expand its solar footprint into the commercial-scale market. The regulated utility asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for permission to lease solar to commercial customers, through a new non-regulated affiliate called Duke Energy Clean Energy Resources (DECER).

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A Powerful New Battery Could Give Us Electric Planes that Don’t Pollute

Source: MIT Technology Review
Brightly colored molecular models line two walls of Yet-Ming Chiang’s office at MIT. Chiang, a materials science professor and serial battery entrepreneur, has spent much of his career studying how slightly different arrangements of those sticks and spheres add up to radically different outcomes in energy storage.

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SunPower Partners with innogy and BELECTRIC on Australia's Largest Solar Power Plant

Source: PR Newswire 

SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced that it is supplying 349 megawatts of SunPower high efficiency solar panels for the Limondale solar power plant, Australia's largest solar project to date.

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Wynn Las Vegas Joins The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership

Source: PR Newswire 

Wynn Las Vegas marks a new renewable energy milestone with its acceptance into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a collective of organizations that are voluntarily leading the innovation, production and use of green energy in America. The distinction comes less than five months after the debut of the Wynn Solar Facility, a new 160-acre solar complex solely dedicated to generating renewable energy to power the Las Vegas resort.

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Duke Energy aims to expand solar power to non-residential customers without large upfront investment

Source: PR Newswire 

Duke Energy wants non-residential customers to have another option to install solar power on their premises. The company recently filed to be a certified solar lessor with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC).

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Renewable Energy Sources Account for Over 18% of Net Domestic Electrical Generation in 2018

Source: Sun Day Campaign
Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for over 18.0% of net domestic electrical generation during the first two-thirds of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Ohio Electricians in High Demand for Massive Facebook Data Center Construction

Source: PR Newswire 

Ohio's electricians are critical to the construction of Facebook's new $750 million data center, located in the New Albany International Business Park. To meet the staffing demands of the 970,000-square-foot, 100% renewable energy facility, employers have partnered with local leaders of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and OhioMeansJobs to host an Electrician Job Fair and hiring event.

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World Energy to Complete Conversion of California Petroleum Refinery to Renewable Fuels

Source: PR Newswire 

World Energy, a global leader in low-carbon transportation fuels production, announced today a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, California facility into one of the cleanest fuel refineries in the world. The project will enable World Energy Paramount to process 306 million gallons annually. The conversion to renewable jet, diesel, gasoline and propane will reduce both refinery and fuel emissions while supporting more than 100 advanced, green economy jobs.

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CleanFund and Live Oak Bank Team Up to Deliver Innovative Commercial PACE Financing Solution

Source: PR Newswire 

 CleanFund, the leading nationwide Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing company, announced that it provided $4.3 million in C-PACE funding for a 94-room hotel, which held a construction groundbreaking September 21, 2018 in Tracy, CA, just east of San Francisco.  The four-story, 67,000-square-foot new Home2 Suites by Hilton, is a development of Lathrop, CA-based RAAD Hospitality Group. Expected to be completed by mid-2019, the Home2 Suites will accommodate business, leisure and family travelers and will feature a swimming pool and patio, Wi-Fi, in-room kitchens, deluxe conference facilities and other amenities.

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Carbon Lighthouse and Generate Capital Close $65 Million in Financing

Source: PR Newswire 

 Carbon Lighthouse, a clean energy services company, and Generate Capital, a leading financier, owner and operator of distributed energy and resource infrastructure, announced the close of a $65 million project finance fund to support the rapid growth of Carbon Lighthouse's clean energy and efficiency business. Carbon Lighthouse will use the funds to help more building owners and investors across the United States turn energy waste from existing assets into guaranteed, bankable revenue streams. This is Carbon Lighthouse's third and largest project financing to date.

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Dominion Energy Seeks Solar and Onshore Wind Generation Proposals

Source: PR Newswire 

Dominion Energy is seeking bids for up to 500 megawatts of solar and onshore wind generation as part of a plan to develop 3,000 megawatts of additional solar and wind power under Virginia's new Grid Transformation & Security Act (GTSA).

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Duke Energy signs on to congressional HBCU Partnership Challenge

Source: Company
Duke Energy became the first energy company to sign up for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge created by the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.

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SunTech Drive Announces Collaboration with Stanford University and Google for Energy IoT

Source: Company
SunTech Drive is pleased to announce a new collaboration with both Stanford University and Google. The project is tied to the Department of Energy's NODES (Networks of Distributed Energy Systems) initiative. The objective is to coordinate and control consumer loads and distributed energy resources (DERs) out to the absolute edge of the grid. SunTech Drive's Pico family of universal variable speed motor controllers will be the end nodes driving each of the individual loads, upgrading installed systems to "smart" loads.

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Walmart, SunPower Announce 23-Megawatt Solar Agreement

Source: Company
Walmart announced that it has reached an agreement with SunPower to have the commercial energy provider install solar systems at 19 stores and two distribution centers in Illinois.

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Dynamic Energy Breaks Ground on Largest Community Solar Garden in New York State

Source: Company
Dynamic Energy Solutions, LLC begins construction on the Capital Region Community Solar Garden; the largest community solar garden in New York State. The solar garden, located in Albany County, NY, offers National Grid Zone F customers an easy and cost-effective way to go solar. The 5,486 kW ground mounted, community solar project will generate over 7,300,000 kWh per year; the equivalent of powering over 800 New York homes.

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Oslo Takes Bold Steps to Reduce Air Pollution, Improve Livability

Source: United Nations Energy
Norway's capital city Oslo, home to over 670,000 people, is boldly pushing forward with a range of measures to improve air quality for the city's inhabitants. Oslo is one of 42 cities who take part in Breathe Life, a campaign led by the World Health Organization, UN Environment and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition that inspires cities and individuals to protect our health and planet from the effects of air pollution.

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NREL to Lead $5 Million Initiative to Reduce Energy Use and Increase Energy Efficiency

Source: NREL 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead a team of researchers – in partnership with Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world – to identify new transportation technologies that could dramatically improve energy use, convenience, and affordability. 

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Telecom Network Providers Expected to Install Nearly 113.5 GW of New DG & Energy Storage Capacity

Source: Naviant Research
A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for distributed generation (DG) and energy storage (ES) technologies in the telecom industry, providing forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by technology and region, through 2027.

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San Diego Zoo Global Selects EDF Renewables North America for Onsite Battery Energy Storage

Source: Company
EDF Renewables North America Distributed Solutions was chosen by San Diego Zoo Global to provide energy storage services in support of the organization's fiscal and sustainability planning. The storage project will reduce energy costs at the San Diego Zoo facility by utilizing a 1-megawatt (MW)/4-megawatt hour (MWh) battery to mitigate spikes in usage thereby lowering demand charges. The system will also minimize energy costs by recharging the battery when energy is at its lowest available rates, and then later discharging that power to the Zoo when costs are highest.

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NRG Launches Renewable Select, Simplified Renewables without the PPA

Source: Company
NRG Energy, Inc. announces the availability of Renewable Select, simplifying the renewables procurement process and making it easier for businesses to choose renewable energy. The plan transforms the lengthy and complex traditional energy procurement process into a cost competitive, easy to execute transaction.

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Georgia Power Promotes Electric Transportation to Meet Customers' Changing Needs

Source: Company
Georgia Power continues to advance electric transportation in Georgia through innovative programs and partnerships that make driving an electric vehicle (EV) more convenient than ever and give customers options. Georgia Power's partnership with Lyft includes a pilot program that incentivizes EV driving.

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Department of Energy Announces $46 Million to Improve Resiliency of Solar Generation

Source: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $46 million in research funding to advance holistic solutions that provide grid operators the situational awareness and mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats. With more and more solar generation coming online every day, grid operators need the tools and technologies to ensure that the electric grid is resilient and energy services are delivered to critical infrastructure. These projects will develop and validate control strategies, real-time system monitoring, robust communications and other technologies to make solar power at the bulk power and distribution levels more resilient.

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Egypt Could Meet More than 50% of its Electricity Demand with Renewable Energy

Source: IRENA
Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Egypt Renewable Energy Outlook  report, released at a high-level conference in Cairo today (10/9) in the presence of Egyptian government officials and regional decision makers, finds that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country's energy bill by up to USD 900 million annually in 2030.

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New Jersey Prepares to Implement Zero-Emission Credit Law

Source: NEI
As New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities conducts public hearings to consider how to implement the zero-emission credit (ZEC) program that Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law earlier this year, NEI President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Korsnick congratulated New Jersey for being in a "vanguard of states" that have recognized the vital role that nuclear energy plays in a clean energy future.

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Federal Investment of over $23 Million for Programs That Will Support Energy Efficiency

Source: Government of Canada
Canadians need help in making their homes and businesses more energy efficient and investing in solutions that can help fight climate change. The Government of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories are working together to support residents and businesses in these efforts.

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Hurricane Michael Once Again Proves Nuclear Plants' Resilience

Source: Nuclear Energy Institute
In the wake of Hurricane Michael, nuclear power plant operators in the affected region continue working hard to keep their communities safe and powered. As the hurricane passed through Florida, Alabama and Georgia, operators implemented their well-rehearsed emergency response plans.

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Solar Access Soars In Boston

Source: Company
Eversource customers in Boston and the rest of eastern Massachusetts can now save money on their electric bill by subscribing to community solar farms in western Massachusetts. Ampion has launched an outreach campaign to help residents and businesses enroll for cleaner, more affordable power under the program.

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CHP-Funder web site Launched-Technology to match Funders with Qualified Cogeneration (CHP) Projects

Source: Company

Technology to match Funders with Qualified Cogeneration (CHP) Projects

CHP-Funder.com, a match-making web site for investors in cogeneration, was launched as an online investment intermediary fintech web property. The mission of CHP-Funder.com is to speed time-to-funding for viable CHP projects and to connect such projects to the broader venture capital market.

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Portland General Electric announces ambitious Smart Grid Test Bed

Source: PR Newswire

Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) announced plans to file a proposal for a Smart Grid Test Bed that will integrate smart grid technology on a scale never before attempted in the United States. Slated to begin next year, the project aims to accelerate PGE's vision for a clean energy future through partnering with customers to decarbonize the grid.

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Solar Wolf Energy Growing at Exponential Rate

Source: PR Newswire 

For some renewable energy companies, the "Solar Boom" is already dropping off or has ended completely, leading to businesses closing and employees losing jobs. Not so for Solar Wolf Energy.

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Schneider Electric Microgrid to Service Long Beach, California

Source: PR Newswire 

 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced an agreement to design, engineer and build a new microgrid that will enable critical energy resilience at the Port of Long Beach in the city of Long Beach, California. Schneider Electric will create a microgrid technology demonstration which will include an integrated system of distributed energy resources (DER) and microgrid controls, enabling added resilience via long-term islanding at the port's critical response facility, the Joint Command and Control Center (JCCC), which functions as the port's hub for security.

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NYSERDA Chooses Faraday AI Platform To Reduce Customer Acquisition Costs

Source: PR Newswire 

 Faraday, Inc. has been chosen to provide its multichannel data-driven customer targeting tools and complementary consulting services to contractors participating in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) programs base on their unique artificial intelligence (AI) platform and experience in clean energy.

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Duke Energy to invest $500 million in battery storage in the Carolinas over the next 15 years

Source: PR Newswire 

Duke Energy's advancement of battery energy storage technologies in the Carolinas includes $500 million of projects in the company's 15-year forecast – continuing the company's industry-leading deployment of the technology.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Sustainability Efforts Receive A Gust Of Wind Power

Source: PR Newswire 

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) announced it has signed an agreement with Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, for Southern Power's 200-megawatt (MW) Reading Wind Facility. This initiative, which will offset up to 12 percent of Royal Caribbean's emissions beginning in 2020, is the latest addition to the company's extensive sustainability efforts, which include programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through innovations at sea and in port.

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E.ON Develops Highly-Secure Smart and Efficient Connected Home Solution with Microsoft

Source: Company
The home of the future will be smart. It will lower energy bills and improve homeowners' carbon footprints, while allowing an increased level of freedom and considerably improving everyday life in general. This vision is now becoming a reality - and E.ON, in collaboration with Microsoft, is making that possible. The two companies have entered into a collaboration, centering around a software solution for a home that is setting new standards. E.ON is set to release the first version of this new product to market at the start of 2019.

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innogy Starts Construction of Australia's Largest Solar Power Plant

Source: Company
innogy SE is progressing in growing a value accretive solar business in Australia: Following the completion of the acquisition in mid-September, the company has taken the final investment decision for a solar power plant with an installed capacity of 349 megawatts peak (MWp). Limondale, Australia's largest solar project to date, is located near Balranald, New South Wales. Preparation works and pre-pilling tests are currently underway, with construction works expected to commence this October. Commissioning of the plant will take place progressively, with full commercial operation expected in mid-2020.

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Report: Obsession with Personal Electronics is Changing How British Columbians Use Power at Home

Source: Company
A new BC Hydro report finds British Columbians' addiction to personal electronics has resulted in a 150 per cent increase in electricity use from small electronics since 1990.

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DOE Applauds Vogtle Decision

Source: DOE
*On the record, attributed to DOE Spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes
"The Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased with today's vote to proceed with the construction of Vogtle 3&4. This historic project will be the first large scale nuclear utility project completed in the United States in over 30 years and will reaffirm America's international leadership in nuclear technology and provide a reliable, clean power source for decades to come. DOE hopes the successful completion of this project will mark the beginning of a nuclear renaissance in America."

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Department of Public Utilities Issues Order to Continue Solar Development

Source: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In an effort to continue to expand the Commonwealth's clean energy economy while reducing energy rates, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued an Order approving compensation for owners of new solar projects under the Commonwealth's Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. The program, administered by the Department of Energy Resources, will save ratepayers an estimated $4.7 billion over current programs, and promotes solar development in the Commonwealth through an incentive paid directly by the utility company to the solar generation owner. The approval is the final regulatory step in launching the program that is required by bi-partisan legislation signed by Governor Baker in 2016. With the additional 1,600 megawatts (MW) of installed solar to be supported as a result of the SMART program, approximately ten percent of the Commonwealth's annual electricity needs will be met by solar resources.

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National Grid Continues National Leadership In Energy Efficiency

Source: PR Newswire 

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard  yesterday, and once again, National Grid's  service area in three states — Mass., R.I., and N.Y.—all ranked among the top ten in energy efficiency.  Massachusetts ranked number one for the eighth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from seventh in 2017 to sixth this year. Additionally, in their most recent rankings, ACEEE named R.I. and Mass. as top states with utility-sector energy-efficiency programs and policies.

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TAS Announces Completion Of Solar Panel Installation As Part Of Sustainability Efforts

Source: PR Newswire 

As part of an ongoing sustainability effort, TAS is pleased to announce the completion of its new solar panel installation at its Cullen facility. The energy being produced can be stored in TAS' thermal energy storage tank associated with our Modular Solutions Lab which is used for R&D and houses a small colocation data center.  TAS' focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency has resulted in TAS investing in the 100kw solar installation to offset power consumption related to modular data center product manufacturing, integrate the solar power into TAS' onsite colocation data center, and use on-site solar to study DC powered data center solutions.

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CPS Energy Launches Solar Energy And Battery Storage Project

Source: PR Newswire 

CPS Energy has taken a major step in using new technology to produce emission-free renewable energy during high energy use days. This focus on reliability, environmental stewardship and innovation was announced today as Greater San Antonio's natural gas and electric provider broke ground on their first solar energy and battery storage project.

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GCL-SI and Solarpro Join Forces to Build One of the Largest Solar Projects in Hungary

Source: PR Newswire 

GCL System Integration Technology Co., Ltd. (GCL-SI), the world's leading one-stop solutions provider for solar projects, and Solarpro Holding AD (Solarpro), one of the leading turn-key EPC players in the CEE and MENA PV sector, have successfully delivered 21 MW Poly Perc modules for the construction of MET Dunai Solar Park ("the Park") one of the largest photovoltaic power plants in Hungary.

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Portland-based Hopworks Urban Brewery Now Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Source: PR Newswire 

3 Phases Renewables (3PhasesRenewables.com), a leading clean energy supplier on the West Coast, has proudly partnered with Portland-based Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) (hopworksbeer.com) to supply their SE Portland brewery and restaurant with 100% renewable energy. In addition to "going green," purchasing clean energy from 3 Phases Renewables also helped HUB save money on its utility bill.

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APR Energy to Deliver Fast-Track Power to the Dominican Republic

Source: PR Newswire 

APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announced a newly signed contract with AES Andres DR, S.A. to provide 120MW of power in the Dominican Republic, beginning November 2018.

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Primus Green Energy to Finalize Its First US Methanol Plant

Source: PR Newswire 

 Primus Green Energy Inc., a gas monetization company that transforms any natural gas (including flare gas and natural gas entrained with C02) into methanol, gasoline, and diluent, today announced plans to finalize development and delivery of a modular 160MT/day methanol plant in the Marcellus shale region near New Martinsville, West Virginia.  Primus plans to partner with Jereh Oil and Gas Engineering Corporation (Jereh), an international, integrated oil and gas company specializing in Oil and Gas Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services, oilfield technology services, and equipment manufacturing, to execute the project. Production from the plant is slated to begin in 2020.

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Nedap launches Luxon Switch App

Source: Company

Nedap officially presents the Luxon Switch App. This mobile app allows users of Nedap’s online light management platform to quickly adjust lighting to their individual needs. With the Luxon Switch app, it is easy to differ from pre-configured lighting behavior. 

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SCE Presents One of California’s Largest Rebates Based on Trane Energy Upgrades

Source: Company
Southern California Edison recently presented a $1.85 million check – one of its largest incentive rebates to date – to leaders at the TowerJazz plant in Newport Beach, Calif. TowerJazz collaborated with Trane® to complete energy-saving upgrades at the facility, which reduced peak energy demand at the circuit-manufacturing plant by more than 1.3 megawatts, saving about 12.5 million kilowatt hours annually. This is equivalent to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from 2,000 cars.

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CMS Energy Announces Operations for Northwest Ohio Wind

Source: PR Newswire 

CMS Energy celebrated Northwest Ohio Wind, a 105-megawatt wind project that will generate clean energy for General Motors for at least the next 15 years.

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On Energy Efficiency Day, SoCalGas Shares Ways to Save Money and Energy

Source: PR Newswire 

In recognition of the third annual Energy Efficiency Day, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) issued a reminder about smart thermostat and appliance rebates that give customers cash back while helping keep natural gas bills low. SoCalGas is among a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and others that will showcase the benefits of energy efficiency during the nationwide Energy Efficiency Day. SoCalGas also offered its customers tips about how to save energy and money during the upcoming home heating season.

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Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate Announces the Closing of a $10.5 million Property

Source: PR Newswire 

Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate (HASRE) – a previously announced strategic alliance of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. ("Hannon Armstrong,") (NYSE: HASI) and Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate, LLC (CSRE) – announced today that it has closed a $10.5 million, 25 year, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing for energy efficiency measures and seismic strengthening of a new Hyatt Centric Hotel in downtown Sacramento, California. 

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Advancing System Resilience at Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

Source: Ever-Green Energy

Beginning in 2012, the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) team started down a path to modernize its thermal energy systems, ultimately selecting Ever-Green Energy as its energy systems partner. This complex project was taken on to accomplish big things for the health care campus, and at its core was a focus on reliability, cost efficiency, and long-term resilience.

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Capstone Unveils a New Product and Technology Development Roadmap

Source: Company
Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, unveiled an updated product development roadmap including a new C65 Signature Series similar to the successful C200 and C1000 family Signature Series product line and new products to better serve the growing microgrid market. Additionally, the company outlined a number of new technology development efforts including projects for expanded fuel flexibility, and continuing technology integration partnerships with national laboratories and universities.

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Grupo Bimbo is first company in Mexico and Latin America who joins RE100

Source: PR Newswire 

Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world, announced its commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy for its electricity throughout the world by 2025. The company is the first company in Mexico and Latin America to join RE100, a global, collaborative initiative of The Climate Group, together with CDP. RE100 brings together the most influential companies in the world who commit to the use of electric energy from 100 percent renewable sources.

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Electrify America Announces Second $200 Million Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Plan for California

Source: PR Newswire 

Electrify America announced its next $200 million investment in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure as well as education and awareness in California which is outlined in its Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan submitted to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period, which begins in July 2019.

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FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities Launch Request for Proposal for 2018 Solar and Renewable Energy Credits

Source: PR Newswire 

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) to purchase both Ohio-compliant Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison.  The purchases will help meet the utilities' 2018 renewable energy targets established under Ohio's alternative energy law.

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Georgia Power customers to see credit on October bills

Source: PR Newswire

The first of three refunds associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will be applied directly to Georgia Power customers' bills in October. These refunds are a result of the reduction in Georgia Power's federal corporate tax rate from 35% down to 21%. Customers will receive the refunds based upon energy consumption from January through August 2018. The typical residential customer using an average of 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would receive a refund of nearly $28 on their Georgia Power October bill.

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NN, Inc. To Expand Manufacturing Capabilities In Massachusetts

Source: PR Newswire 

NN, Inc., (Nasdaq: NNBR) ("NN" or "the Company") a diversified industrial company, announced that its Power Solutions group will expand its manufacturing capabilities and presence in the northeast to meet growing demand in the Aerospace and Defense Markets. The 100,000-square-foot facility in Taunton, Massachusetts will be developed in the Myles Standish Industrial Park (MSIP) and encompass approximately 80,000-square-feet of manufacturing space and 20,000-square-feet of office space.

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Univar Releases its 2017 Sustainability Report

Source: PR Newswire 

Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announces the release of its 2017 Sustainability Report.  Now available through the Univar web site at www.univar.com, the report outlines the Company's 2021 sustainability goals while providing updates on the progress made since the previous report released last year.

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Access Fixtures Adds New HIIO LED High Bay Lights to Its Lineup

Source: PR Newswire 

 Access Fixtures is pleased to introduce HIIO high bay lights to its growing family of LED high bay lights. HIIO is a high quality LED high bay that offers unique and convenient features to fulfill commercial, industrial and gymnasium lighting needs. This luminaire is offered in three different wattages-- 100w, 150w, or 185w -- and provides a superior CRI at 70+. Long-lasting and efficient rated LM70 at 50,000 hours of life, these high bays will perform for years to come with little maintenance. HIIO also features two easy mounting options, ceiling hook or U-bracket.

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R.F. MacDonald Co. Recognized as One of the Bay Area's Largest Private Companies

Source: PR Newswire 

R.F. MacDonald Co., a leading provider of boiler and pump equipment for commercial and industrial solutions, announced that it has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area's largest family-owned businesses. The company has been previously recognized by the Times and other leading publications for achieving consistent, long-term revenue growth.

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Organic Valley Announces Next Phase of Community Solar Partnership

Source: PR Newswire 

Organic Valley, America's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced details of the first-of-its-kind community solar partnership launched last year. The project enables Organic Valley to share the benefits of solar energy with its rural neighbors and become the largest food company in the world to be 100 percent renewably powered.

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Duke Energy Florida Launches Park and Plug EV Charging Station Pilot

Source: Company
Duke Energy is installing up to 530 electric vehicle, or EV, charging stations within its Florida service area that will provide the necessary infrastructure network to promote and support the benefits of clean electric transportation.

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Peoples Gas Completes Installation of the First WATT Residential Fuel Cell in Western Pennsylvania

Source: PR Newswire

Peoples Gas ("Peoples"), in partnership with WATT Fuel Cell Corporation ("WATT" or the "Company"), installed the first Imperium™ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system at a residence in Westmoreland County on Friday, September 28, 2018. This installation is part of the first field trial of a WATT fuel cell system by Peoples.

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Bank of the West Makes $1 Billion Commitment to Energy Transition

Source: PR Newswire 

Bank of the West is committing $1 billion to finance clean, efficient, and renewable energy as part of a new multi-year effort to support broader diversity and transition in the U.S., thereby expanding the Bank's efforts to support a sustainable energy future.

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All U.S. Power Outage Info in a Single Location

Source: PR Newswire 

Virtually every day, utility customers somewhere in the United States experience a power outage. Now consumers can see where they are occurring — and how severe they are — via Generac's Power Outage Central website (www.generac.com/poweroutagecentral).

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Top sustainable companies: Duke Energy makes it 13 years in a row

Source: PR Newswire 

Building on its long-running record of sustainability leadership, Duke Energy was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 13th consecutive year.

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SunPower Begins A New Chapter in American Solar Manufacturing

Source: PR Newswire 

 Following up on its commitment last spring to invest in American manufacturing, SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced that it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of SolarWorld Americas, including its Hillsboro, Oregon facilities and its predominantly manufacturing workforce of more than 200 employees. SunPower has already begun to inject fresh capital into the factory as it executes plans to implement its leading-edge high efficiency P-Series solar panel manufacturing technology.

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Energy Department Recognizes Commercial Lighting Leaders in Interior Lighting Campaign

Source: www.energy.gov

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) recently recognized 15 organizations for leading the way in upgrading their interior lighting and control systems. These partners, along with those recognized in the last two years, have newly installed or upgraded more than 2.8 million lighting fixtures and controls system - cutting energy use on average by 54% and saving $68 million on energy bills.

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CleanSpark Releases Best-in-Class Distributed Energy Modeling Tool

Source: PR Newswire 

 CleanSpark, Inc. (OTC :CLSK ), (The Company), a microgrid company with advanced engineering, patented software and controls for innovative distributed energy resource management systems, announced that it has released the advanced beta of version 2.0 of the company's proprietary mVSO system.

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PSE&G Follows State Policy For A New Era of Affordable, Clean, Reliable, Resilient and Safe Energy

Source: PR Newswire 

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) on Wednesday proposed a Clean Energy Future program (CEF) with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to make critical investments in clean energy and advanced technology that would propel  New Jersey's role as a national leader in energy efficiency and jump-start other clean energy priorities.

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All 4 Of The Vogtle 3 & 4 Co-Owners Vote To Move Forward With Nuclear Expansion Project

Source: PR Newswire 

All four of the Vogtle 3 & 4 project co-owners (Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities) have voted to continue construction of the two new nuclear units near Waynesboro, Ga.

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DOE Announces Investment to Improve Resilience & Reliability of Nation's Energy Infrastructure

Source: DOE
The U.S. the Department of Energy (DOE) released a $5.8 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support the research and development (R&D) of advanced tools and controls that will improve the resilience and reliability of the nation's power grid. Under this FOA, DOE's Office of Electricity (OE) Transmission Reliability Program will seek applications that explore the use of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning technology and tools to derive more value from the vast amounts of sensor data already being gathered and used to monitor the health of the grid and support system operations.

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Emmi Roth adds 1,600 solar panels to Platteville, Wisconsin plant

Source: PR Newswire 

Emmi Roth, a leading producer of specialty cheese, announced the completion of a solar panel installation at their Platteville, Wisconsin, plant. Initiated by an ongoing sustainability goal, Emmi Roth implemented 1,602 JA 330 watt panels on the roof of their cheese production facility.

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Sempra Energy To Sell U.S. Solar Assets To Consolidated Edison

Source: PR Newswire 

 Sempra Energy (NYSE :SRE ) announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. non-utility operating solar assets, solar and battery storage development projects and one wind facility to Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE :ED ) for $1.54 billion in cash, subject to adjustments for working capital and pre-closing cash contributions. 

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Microgrid Energy Rebrands to Pivot Energy and Announces Expansion of Services

Source: PR Newswire 

After almost a decade as Microgrid Energy, the Denver-based solar energy company is changing its name to Pivot Energy. The new brand reflects the company's ambitious growth plans focused on commercial solar and community solar and a variety of new products and services it will begin offering to better serve the market.

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Construction Commences for 23.5 MW Solar Power Project at Six Flags

Source: PR Newswire

KDC Solar LLC, a leading developer, owner and operator of solar power facilities announced that it has begun construction on a 23.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic system in Jackson, New Jersey.  This system will supply Six Flags Great Adventure with clean renewable energy and virtually all its electrical load at the park.  When completed, the project will be the largest net metered solar installation in the State of New Jersey.

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WEEC Conference and Expo Comes to the Fastest Growing Energy Hub in the Southeast

Source: AEE
Extreme weather conditions, like those experienced with Hurricane Florence, reinforce the need for clean, stable energy infrastructure and energy resiliency. A recent survey of AEE members reveals that over 66% of respondents believe that there is a current shortage of energy professionals, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported positions within the alternative energy and renewables industries, such as solar and wind, will be among the top 5 fastest growing occupations for the U.S. from 2016-2026. Focusing on the rising demand for energy efficiency, green collar and renewable energy professionals, the World Energy Engineering Congress, WEEC, will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina for the first time this October 17-19, 2018.  North Carolina boasts a diversified energy and energy efficiency industry, with a 9.3% growth since 2010, making it the fastest growing energy cluster in the Southeast. With this booming energy market, the region is a top location to present this year's WEEC event.

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Yardi to Discuss Future of Artificial Intelligence at Energy and Facility Management Conferences

Source: Company
Yardi® will share its insight into the expanding applications of artificial intelligence at two major conferences in October: IFMA's World Workplace 2018 (IFMA WW18) occurring Oct. 3-5 and the World Energy Engineering Congress 2018 (WEEC 2018) taking place Oct. 17-19.

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DNV GL Launches Revised Design Standard and New Certification Guideline for Floating Wind Turbines

Source: Company
DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has published the revised standard for design of floating wind turbine structures DNV GL-ST-0119, and a new guideline for the certification of floating wind turbines, DNVGL-SE-0422.

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Senators Introduce Bill to Regain America's Nuclear Leadership

Source: Nuclear Energy Institute
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), a bill designed to help America recapture its lead in nuclear energy technology in the face of increasing global competition. The legislation includes a comprehensive proposal to fund research, development and accelerated deployment of advanced nuclear energy technologies.

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WSP to Provide Design-Build Project Management Services for the Downtown Redmond Link Extension

Source: Company
WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, was selected by Sound Transit to perform design-build project management services for the Downtown Redmond Link Extension, a 3.4-mile, double-track elevated and at-grade light rail project in downtown Redmond. WSP’s preconstruction services will include assistance in preparing and reviewing the design-build contract request for proposals.

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DOE Recognizes 2018 Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers

Source: DOE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized 19 Better Buildings Challenge partners who achieved their energy productivity goals for 2018 and 26 partners who have set new Challenge goals after meeting their initial goals. Since the start of this voluntary program, Better Buildings Challenge partners together have saved $3.1 billion in energy-cost savings and 380 trillion British thermal units of energy.

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Duke Energy Carolinas Customers Lead South Carolina in Private Solar Adoption

Source: Company
 Duke Energy Carolinas has achieved a major milestone in its support of solar energy as more than 5,000 of the company's South Carolina customers have installed solar panels on their homes and businesses, reaching a legislative goal for customer-owned solar capacity.

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New Dimmable LED Mini Wall Packs Reduce Cost of Perimeter Security Lighting

Source: Company
LEDtronics® introduces its series of sleek, dimmable LED Mini Wall Packs that put out a surprising amount of light for their compact size and low wattage. These DLC-listed, vertically-configured luminaires replace existing HID wall packs for wall washing and outdoor security lighting.

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CAPSTONE SECURES ORDER FOR TWO NEW C200 SIGNATURE SERIES UNITS

Source: Company

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq: CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it has secured an order for two of its new C200 Signature Series units with Capstone integrated roof mounted heat recovery modules (HRM), that will allow for generating up to 300kW of hot water heat recovery (1.0 MMBtu/hr) in addition to the 200kW of electrical output. Horizon Power, one of Capstone’s longtime distribution partners in the U.S., secured the order.

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DTE Energy Breaks Ground on Blue Water Energy Center

Source: Company
DTE Energy took a significant step toward its goal of reducing carbon emissions by more than 80 percent by breaking ground on a state-of-the-art, $1 billion natural gas-fueled plant. The Blue Water Energy Center will be the most efficient power plant in the state when it begins producing affordable and reliable low-emission electricity for 850,000 homes starting in 2022.

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Solar on Every Home? NREL Outlines Pathways to Ultra Low-Cost Residential Solar

Source: NREL
Since 2010, solar photovoltaics (PV) have seen dramatic cost reduction across the commercial, residential, and utility sectors. For example, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for residential PV has declined from 52 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh) to 15.1 ¢/kWh between 2010 – 2017PDF. In 2016, the Department of Energy (DOE) established new cost reduction targets for PV, including a 5 ¢/kWh target for residential PV by 2030. Looking forward, NREL estimates that residential PV may reach 9 ¢/kWh by 2030, based on current cost reduction trajectories. As a result, innovative cost reduction strategies are likely necessary to achieve the 5 ¢/kWh DOE target.                    

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Green Building Programs Essential to Sustainable Cities

Source: Company
In a recent article for the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), Jonathan Dickinson and Mark Bessoudo, leaders on the WSP Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change team, wrote about the need for greater awareness and action for the construction of energy-efficient buildings that reduce carbon emissions.

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Toshiba Develops Next-Generation Lithium-ion Battery with New Anode Material

Source: Company
Toshiba Corporation, an industry leader in lithium-ion battery technology, announced the development of its next-generation SCiB , which uses a new material to double the capacity of the battery anode. The new battery offers high- energy density and the ultra-rapid recharging required for automotive applications, and will give a compact electric vehicle (EV)with a drive range of 320km*1 after only six minutes of ultra-rapid recharging three times the distance possible with current lithium-ion batteries.

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With Current, customers can use their energy where it counts most

Source: Company

And we're maximizing solutions to provide the very best to cities, commercial and industrial customers. We're helping them save money so they can put their energy back to where it belongs--investing in their own growth and innovation

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What We Learned From Starbucks: Putting Behavior Based Energy Efficiency to the Test

Source: PECI



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Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors.

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Capstone Turbine Expands Marine Market Product

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors.

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