Mega-Farms Continue to Face Blame for Arizona’s Water Troubles

Major corporate farms in rural Arizona are being blamed for shrinkage of the water table — reductions of as much as 300 feet below 1950s levels — which is forcing family farmers and residents to dig deeper wells or find other solutions. In the southeast part of the Mega-Farms Continue to Face state, inexpensive land, […]

San Jose Now Requires All Buildings to Be Electric by 2020

Yesterday, San Jose leaders voted to adopt a new ordinance that requires all new construction of buildings to be electric. According to the San Jose Spotlight, some saw the act as a “direct attack on President Trump. Who happens to be visiting the Bay Area for a fundraiser. At the press conference Tuesday, the veteran […]

Resiliency Redefined: Massachusetts Emergency Shelter Can Be Powered By Solar in Event of An Outage

Ameresco, energy efficiency and renewable energy company, recently announced that it has completed a resiliency project at the Town of Wayland Middle School, which also serves as the community’s emergency shelter. This initiative will ensure that Resiliency Redefined: Massachusetts Emergency Wayland’s emergency shelter can access solar generated power in the event of emergencies that cause […]

Product Announcement: Unveils First Universal Energy Management System for the Solar Industry

Recently introduced its 48V Universal Energy Management (UEM), the solar power industry’s first Energy Storage System (ESS) that intelligently manages the flow of electricity from any source for any use. It integrates with any existing grid-tied solar system and works with any manufacturer’s panels, PV inverters or batteries. Universal enables simultaneous AC/DC coupling and is […]

Honda Signs Power Purchase Agreement for Wind Energy from E.ON

As part of the largest-ever renewable energy purchase by the automotive industry, E.ON recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Honda Signs Power Honda for offtake from E.ON’s Boiling Springs Wind Farm. Under the terms of the Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA), Honda has contracted for 120 megawatts (MW) of the power and […]

Honeywell Will Create the Largest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Deployment in the US

Honeywell today announced an agreement with NRStor C&I L.P. to launch the Experion Energy Program, which will create the largest behind–the-meter (BTM) energy storage deployment to date in North America. The agreement will offer energy storage  as a service to commercial and industrial customers. Under the agreement, Honeywell and NRStor will develop and operate 300 […]

ACEEE Report: Efficiency Could Halve US Energy Usage by 2050

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) found that energy efficiency could cut US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050. The report authors identify what they say are ambitious but cost-effective and technically possible measures. The report by authors Steven Nadel and Lowell Ungar, Halfway There: […]

Product Announcement: Schneider Electric’s Suite of Energy Efficient Applications for the Water Industry

Schneider Electric recently unveiled new .IIoT-based innovations for the water industry. including EcoStruxure Pumping Performance Advisor, EcoStruxure Augmented Operator. Advisor, EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS for Water and the PROficient. Premier Access Portal. These applications help drive process optimization to increase efficiency and. Reduce operating costs to make. Pperations in water and wastewater more profitable, according. to […]

Microsoft Signs 230-MW Solar and Wind Deal with Engie

Microsoft Corporation signed a power purchase agreement with Engie for long-term solar and wind energy. The hybrid renewable deal delivers 230 megawatts from two Engie projects under construction in Texas. Under the PPA, Microsoft will purchase most of the output from the 200-MW Las Lomas wind project in Starr and Zapata Counties, and 85 MW […]