Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

How electrical testers may help utilities protect against energy theft

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This article comes from Megger, a designer and manufacturer of portable electrical test equipment. Read the company’s blog postings here. Designed for the location of faults in electrical power supply cables, the TDR2050 is a time domain reflectometer that’s dust and weatherproof to IP54. Energy theft is rarely discussed in…

Commercial Development Co purchases retired Brayton Point power station. Redevelopment could include renewable-energy

By Paul Dvorak Commercial Development Company Inc. (CDC), by affiliate Brayton Point LLC, announced the purchase of the retired Brayton Point Power Station from Dynegy Inc. As part of the transaction, Brayton Point LLC purchased real estate assets and assumed responsibility for legacy environmental liabilities associated with the site and its former operators. Environmental Liability…

Eaton energy storage ideas maximize renewable resources

By Paul Dvorak This article comes from a recent Eaton newsletter Energy storage solutions: Reliable, safe and efficient energy storage for solar and microgrid applications to bring clean energy to remote locations. Learn more Eaton’s sophisticated control interface enables the storage system to perform in multiple modes. It intelligently coordinates the operation of the inverters…

Apple Increases Number of Self-Driving Vehicles in its Fleet to 27

By Ray Prince Apple is advancing its self-driving tests, operating a 27-vehicle fleet in California. According to a Bloomberg Technology report, the California Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed the registration of 24 Lexus RX450h SUVs, in an emailed response. These vehicle registrations were staggered throughout the year, following three in April 2017. Of the vehicles,…

Colorado Releases Comprehensive EV Adoption Plan

By Ray Prince This week Colorado’s state government released one of the most comprehensive plans to date to boost electric vehicle adoption. In the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan approved by Governor John Hickenlooper, a roadmap is drawn out leading toward electric vehicle progress in the state. The plan is jointly drafted by various Colorado energy…

Vans headquarters includes 1-MW solar carport for 50% of energy needs

By Kathie Zipp The Vans corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa has received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum Certification, the highest standard for sustainable buildings in the world, making the new Vans headquarters one of the most sustainable buildings in Orange County. The new headquarters comes complete with a 1-MW carport solar array and…

White paper debunks myths about solar wire management

By Kathie Zipp When it comes to solar fasteners, which is better: plastic or metal? Solar fastener manufacturer HellermannTyton has published a white paper to address this frequently asked questions regarding solar wire management. Plastic or Metal? How Wire Management Materials Impact the Lifespan of Solar PV Installations will help solar designers and installers make…

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