Tagged Environment

Sunpreme and Blue Sky Utility add rooftop solar to Hanford Mall

By Kelsey Misbrener Blue Sky Utility, Sunpreme and Pascco Companies are pleased to announce the completion of a 1.62-MW commercial rooftop solar system located on Hanford Mall in Hanford, California. The system is the largest commercial rooftop Solar PV installation in Hanford and the largest solar system to be installed, to date, on a shopping…

LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%

By mmillikin Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag, and data transmission. However, when potential operational effects of CAVs are…

Maryland county introduces legislation to allow 2-MW community solar projects

By Kelly Pickerel Montgomery County, Maryland, Councilmember Tom Hucker, citing the importance of promoting renewable energy, recently introduced a zoning change that would allow solar energy projects that could power up to 200 homes in neighborhoods. Councilmember Hucker, who is the Council’s Lead for Environment on the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, introduced…

Building corrosion-resistant equipment for harsh industrial environments

By Paul Dvorak This article comes from Moxa. Metal surfaces of industrial equipment and structures are constantly at risk of corrosion, leading to equipment malfunction and irreversible structural damage. Demand for better equipment quality, more demanding operating environments, and longer warranty periods is forcing equipment manufacturers to take a closer look at their products. In…

Vineyard Wind Moves Through the System

By OffshoreWind The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office has advanced its environmental review of the proposed Vineyard Wind Connector transmission project by issuing a certificate regarding the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Offshore…

Trina Solar hits 25.04% efficiency on monocrystalline IBC solar cells

By Kelly Pickerel And now for a mouthful: Trina Solar announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology has set a new record of 25.04% total-area efficiency for a large-area n-type mono-crystalline silicon interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cell, with open-circuit voltage up to 715.6 mV. The result was independently certified by…

EnterSolar begins 452-kW install for D.C. theater

By Kelly Pickerel Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announced it has commenced construction of a photovoltaic solar system on the theater’s roof. The 452-kW project is consistent with the organization’s long stated commitment to give back to the local community. The system not only marks Arena Stage’s dedication to the greater…

Vineyard Wind wins state nod for undersea transmission cable #MA

By National Wind Watch BOSTON – One of three offshore wind developers hoping to score major Massachusetts utility contracts has made progress in its state environmental review. Vineyard Wind LLC gained an Environmental Notification Form certificate for a transmission cable from a spot in the Atlantic Ocean to a substation on Cape Cod, the company…

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