Daily Archives: June 7, 2019

Raptor Maps closes new round of funding for solar asset management software

By Kelly Pickerel Raptor Maps announced a new round of funding from veteran energy investors. The round was led by Blue Bear Capital, specializing in data-led energy investments, with participation from Congruent Ventures and Powerhouse Ventures, and previous investor Y Combinator. “Raptor Maps stands out by providing immediate operational value to solar portfolios while laying…

Research Spending is Stagnating for Renewables

By Alfa Energy Group The IEA has updated its Energy Technology Research, Development and Demonstration Budget Database, which illustrates trends in public research spending across different energy technologies in IEA member countries going back to 1977. The update shows that research expenditure for them has not changed or fallen since the 2015 Paris Agreement. Click…

Crown chooses wind power in long-term renewable energy initiative

By Michelle Froese Crown Holdings, Inc., a brand packaging company, has signed a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Longroad Energy to use wind power in all of its U.S. and Canadian beverage can plants, beginning July 1, 2020. The new program will rely on a wind farm in Knox County, Texas to generate…

GEM Webinar Series, The Evolution of Energy: Oil & Natural Gas

By Glenn Engelberg Join GEM Alumni Lee Morrison and Marissa Anderson in this Webinar Panel focusing on the future of the Oil & Gas Industry (Global Energy Management Master of Science Program at the University of Colorado Denver). Lee & Marissa will draw from their experience in the Oil & Gas sector to discuss the…

Vaisala launches X-band radar system for better weather detection

By Michelle Froese Vaisala, a global provider in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement, announced the development of an advanced X-band Weather Radar. The smaller size and lower cost of an X-band radar will make it an ideal instrument to enhance the weather detection capabilities of a specific location. Vaisala says the plug-and-play X-band can work…

Atlantic Shores partners with Rutgers to advance offshore wind R&D

By Michelle Froese Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development. The five-year cooperative agreement term will initiate this summer and help to bolster on-going efforts at the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL)….

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