Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

Ameresco constructing 622-kWdc solar system on capped landfill

By Billy Ludt Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewables company, has partnered with the Westport, Massachusetts, to install a 622-kWdc ground-mounted solar PV system at the town’s closed landfill. Ameresco will be responsible for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the solar farm, at its own expense. “Using the closed landfill for a solar…

Advancing wind-turbine technology & drivetrains

By Michelle Froese DOE is funding projects to reduce mass and cost while increasing the efficiency of wind generators. These projects will design generators that can be scaled up to at least 10 MW to capitalize on the trend of larger, more powerful turbines. The Department of Energy (DOE) is funding four projects to develop…

REC joins SEIA board of directors

By Kelsey Misbrener SEIA announced that solar module manufacturer REC Americas has joined its board of directors. REC is a California-based U.S. division of the international, vertically integrated solar module manufacturer REC Group. The company was founded in 1996 and has a global footprint. “REC Americas is one of the leading manufacturers of solar technologies…

Uptakes offers AI data capabilities for optimizing O&M

By Michelle Froese Industrial artificial intelligence (AI) leader, Uptake, announced it is providing comprehensive data integrity O&M capabilities, allowing work order cost analysis that overcomes the challenges with incorrect or “dirty work order” data. According to Uptake, dirty data means it is out of order, highly volatile, and has a lot of room for error….

The 5 Best Solar Garden Lights for 2019

By Kailey Fralick Solar lights can give your garden that peaceful, ethereal glow without those ugly power cords or a high electricity bill. These garden lights are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and quality, which makes it challenging to find the… Read More The post The 5 Best Solar Garden Lights for 2019…

ChargePoint, Electrify America Collaborate to Expand Public EV Charging Access

By Blagojce Krivevski ChargePoint and Electrify America announced a roaming partnership that will further expand access to EV charging across the United States. The interoperability agreement will allow drivers to seamlessly charge their EVs on public chargers between both networks using their existing account credentials to start a session, without incurring any additional fees. Beginning…

Rocky Mountain begins major wind, repowering, and transmission project

By Michelle Froese As predicted, Rocky Mountain Power, (RMP) local leaders, and community members kicked off construction efforts on Energy Vision 2020 last week, during a groundbreaking event in Carbon County, Wyoming. Energy Vision 2020’s groundbreaking ceremony. According to RMP, the wind and transmission investments will help diversify the state’s economy, create jobs, and add…

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