Daily Archives: January 31, 2017

Wind energy continues strong growth in Canada in 2016

By Michelle Froese Canada’s wind energy industry had another year of strong growth in 2016, adding 702 MW of new capacity through the commissioning of 21 projects in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Sixteen of these projects are owned, at least in part, by aboriginal or local communities, or municipal governments. Canada now has 11,898…

The Home Depot taps into Texas wind power

By Michelle Froese The Home Depot’s goal is to procure 135 MW of various renewable energy sources, including wind and solar energy, by the end of 2020. The Home Depot has announced its first major investment in wind. The energy purchased from Texas’ Los Mirasoles Wind Farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores…

Tesla Working On Letting Owners Repair Their Cars

By Joel Patel The days of Tesla owners driving hundreds of miles to get their vehicles serviced may be at an end. Most current Tesla owners are the mercy of the automaker to find a Tesla service center that can work on their vehicle. There is the “Right to Repair” program in Massachusetts, which forces…

Trump Ready To Pull Out Of Paris Climate Change Agreement, Advisor Says

By Jon LeSage The Trump administration is preparing to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement, said the head of President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team on Monday. Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Trump will be changing course with the Obama…

ESS makes Cleantech100 list and ships units for testing

By Kathie Zipp Cleantech 100 for the eighth year For the eighth year running, Cleantech Group (CTG) is proud to present the annually-refreshed Global Cleantech 100 list, our barometer reading of the global innovation community’s shifting views on which companies, and which types of companies, are most likely to have big commercial impact in a…

Ideal Power’s 30-kW converter is well suited for microgrids and backup power

By Kathie Zipp Ideal Power, a developer of innovative power conversion technologies, introduced the Stabiliti Series, a highly versatile, grid resilient 30-kW advanced power conversion system (PCS). Stabiliti is the next generation of Ideal Power’s patented Power Packet Switching Architecture (PPSA) technology and incorporates numerous new features and benefits for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers….

Keystone Electronics moves headquarters to New Hyde Park facility

By Kathie Zipp Keystone Electronics, provider of fuse holders and other interconnection components and electronic hardware for solar and other industrial applications, has moved its warehouse and QC Lab to a new state-of-the-art facility in New Hyde Park, NY. For over sixty-five years, Keystone has been manufacturing precision electronic interconnect components and hardware, and supplying…

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