Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

New York City Con Edison customers complete 100 MW of solar projects

By Kelsey Misbrener New York City residents and businesses are using the power of the sun to generate more than 100 megawatts of clean, renewable power. Con Edison customers in the city have completed 9,700 projects, producing 101.2 megawatts. That’s enough to power more than 15,000 homes. Just a decade ago, solar panels were rare…

SunPower by Positive Energy Solar awarded for commercial solar performance

By Kathie Zipp SunPower by Positive Energy Solar, a New Mexico-based solar installer, has received the SunPower “Commercial Regional Top Producer of the Year” award for its outstanding commercial solar performance as a SunPower dealer in 2016. The company also received this award in 2014. “Earning SunPower’s 2016 ‘Commercial Regional Top Producer of the Year’…

Citroen introduces E-Berlingo Multispace electric van

By Editorial Staff The Citroën Berlingo is now available with an electric drivetrain in the form of the E-Berlingo. The new E-Berlingo extends Citroën’s electric vehicle range consisting of the C-ZERO, E-MEHARI and Berlingo LCV, each one responding to specific needs in its respective segment. The new Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace is equipped with the electric…

Texas State Technical College expands solar energy program

By Kathie Zipp Texas State Technical College’s Solar Energy Technology program is growing and poised to fill an expected growth of jobs in the state. Equipment used for program lectures and labs will be moved throughout the spring semester from an older metal building on Airline Drive to a newer, larger structure up the road…

Alencon optimizers achieve Intertek safety certification

By Kathie Zipp Alencon Systems has successfully gained ETL certification for its newest string power optimizer and transmitter (SPOT) family of products. The ETL Mark from Intertek is proof that the product has been tested by an independent laboratory and meets the requirements of the applicable product safety standard. The new SPOT family of products…

Dairy Air Wind Project draws Quebec town opposition #QC #VT

By National Wind Watch HOLLAND – A Quebec town has joined the opposition to the proposed Dairy Air Wind turbine. Coaticook, north of Norton and Holland, is in the viewshed of the planned 500-foot-tall turbine on a Dairy Air Farm field and wants to send representatives to be heard at hearings on the project before…

Wind turbine trauma for north Meath community #IRL

By National Wind Watch Residents of a rural north Meath community have expressed serious concern about a project to locate five wind turbines within a short distance from their homes. Tierworker locals say the 120 metre high Teevurcher site turbines now under construction – said to be the tallest in Ireland so far – are…

Probe into death of Barrhill windfarm worker continues #SCT

By National Wind Watch Inquiries are continuing after a man fell to his death at the Kilgallioch windfarm site near Barrhill. The 37-year-old Gamesa contractor was working on a project at the Scottish Power base on 6.45pm on Wednesday, March 15. Emergency services attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. It is…

Canada’s PEI plans for more wind power & considers energy storage

By Michelle Froese Canada’s Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) has set a new energy strategy designed to create jobs, stimulate the economy, and put money into the pockets of Islanders. The 10-year plan aims to develop a stronger, more sustainable, and resilient province. As part of a 10-year plan to develop a stronger and more sustainable…

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