Tagged Efficiency

Energy jobs are key to economic recovery from the pandemic

By Jennifer Runyon Energy workers are paid more, their jobs came back more quickly, and they have greater growth opportunities than almost any other sector, new report finds. Putting people to work in the energy industry will reap more benefits for the U.S. economy than putting people to work in almost any other sector. That’s…

Ameresco plans 5-MW solar + storage project on Colorado university land

By Billy Ludt Ameresco, a cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, has partnered with Holy Cross Energy (HCE) for a solar + storage project on land leased from Colorado Mountain College at its Spring Valley Campus in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Ameresco’s project with HCE is under a PPA, which lets Ameresco design,…

Build back better – with energy efficiency improvements

By Anna Skowron “Climate action does not require economic sacrifice,” wrote Rachel Kyte, then CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SEforAll) in September 2015. Many studies and cases show that climate action does indeed yield economic benefits (see the case of China). Going even a step further: if climate change proceeds unchecked, its…

California commercial potato grower taps Concentric for a 5-MW microgrid

By Renewable Energy World Microgrid developer Concentric Power announced this week that it has broken ground on a 5-MW microgrid for Tasteful Selections, a vertically integrated farmer-owned, farmer-driven bite-size potato growing, packing and shipping operation. Combining 3.6 MW cogeneration firm power with 120-kW solar and 1.25-MW/625-kWh lithium-ion battery storage, the microgrid has approximately 5-MW total…

Scientists improve a photosynthetic enzyme by adding fluorophores

To realize the full potential of solar energy, scientists must find efficient ways of converting light energy into chemical energy. Scientists have developed a chemically modified variant of a photosynthetic enzyme sourced from a bacterium. Their modifications enabled the enzyme to more efficiently harvest the energy available in light, which is an important advancement in…

DHL Express deploys nearly 100 new Lightning Electric delivery vans in US

By mmillikin Following a successful initial pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the US late last year, DHL Express plans to deploy the remaining 89 electric vehicles this year in New York and California. Produced by Lightning eMotors, a designer and manufacturer of elelctric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, the…

Sunfinity to install two solar systems at San Jacinto College in Houston

By Kelly Pickerel Sunfinity will design and install two solar arrays for San Jacinto College in Houston. “Solar generation is just one part of the college’s commitment to improving our energy efficiency. We have always been a trusted steward of the community’s resources. These solar arrays are simply a visible reminder of that on-going commitment,”…

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