Apr 19

Bus Stop Solar Lighting

Urban Solar is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year contract to supply its PV Stop lighting systems to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) after successfully winning a competitive solicitation. OCTA chose Urban Solar’s PV Stop to increase safety for riders, further enhancing its bus stop amenities. The PV Stop is a …

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Apr 14

Taylor Farms® Introduces Three-Part Renewable and Alternative Energy System

Taylor Farms, the leading producer of value-added produce and healthy fresh foods in North America, unveiled today its latest sustainability project at the company’s Gonzales, California facility. The facility will now utilize wind, solar and cogeneration energy systems, making it the first advanced system of its kind in the agriculture industry. View photos   Combined, …

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Apr 12

Making Your Manufacturing Facility an Eco-Friendly Environment

  In the past, manufacturing facilities were notoriously known for their harmful effects on the environment. Today’s companies are much more in tune with the environment as managers seek out intelligent ways to reduce their impact on the world around them. Consider the steps taken today that help a company thrive and preserve the environment …

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Apr 12

Solar Umbrella – Keeping You Cool and Powered at Beach

Leaf for life: A re-imagined beach solar umbrella, one which produces energy and no longer blows away The “Leaf for Life” umbrella is a patented French invention with an innovative design, which uses the wind to anchor it securely to the ground.  With its solar panel, “Leaf” can also produce enough energy to charge a …

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Apr 07

Goodwill To Bring Zero-Emission Electric Delivery Trucks To Bay Area

First-of-its-kind project will have 11 advanced technology, zero-emission, battery-electric trucks on Bay Area roads to reduce air pollution in dense urban communities   SAN FRANCISCO – April 7, 2017 – Today BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and SF Goodwill on …

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Apr 05

SolarWorld: China’s trade aggression still costs jobs in U.S. solar industry

Company hopes issue will come up in talks with Xi Jinping HILLSBORO, Ore., April 5, 2017 – For SolarWorld, China’s trade aggression in the solar sector is a textbook example of how the country – employing an arsenal of price dumping, massive subsidization, cyber-espionage and closed markets – has used unfair trade as a battering ram …

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Apr 03

Economic Growth from Wind and Solar Tax Credits

WASHINGTON (April 3, 2017) – A new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council demonstrates how federal tax credit extensions are leading to new wind and solar projects that will create more than 220,000 jobs and add nearly $23 billion to the U.S. economy in 2017. The report, titled Engine of Growth: The Extension of …

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Mar 29

Solar Power Briefcase – Solar Power on the go

Solar Power Briefcase for keeping you ready to go with portable power Whether you live remotely and need access to power off the grid or you just want a good safe source of backup power should things go wrong in the event of a natural disaster having some sort of solar power for generating power …

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Mar 28

Lawrence Family Development, Inc. and Solect Energy Partner to Install Rooftop Solar Array

LAWRENCE, MA – March 27, 2017 – Lawrence Family Development, Inc. (LFD), a 501 (c)3 (nonprofit) that includes four major programming areas—including a Massachusetts Commonwealth charter school district that supports language and cultural values important to families in the Lawrence community—recently contracted  Solect Energy, the Commonwealth’s  leading commercial installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions …

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Mar 28

New Magnetic Gearbox Concept Makes Hydropower Possible in Environmentally Sensitive Applications

Innovative gearbox design enables hydropower to be used safely in drinking water treatment facilities or aqueducts Farmington Hills, MI, USA, 28th March 2017 – Driveline engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD), is contributing to two innovative hydropower projects in the USA by developing an existing magnetic gearbox concept for turbine generator applications. Pioneer of the …

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Mar 27

Trump Executive Order a Sweeping Attack on U.S. Climate Action

  President Trump will issue a sweeping Executive Order that rolls back many of the core elements of the U.S. climate strategy tomorrow. The EO will likely call for a review of the Clean Power Plan, and overturn limits on coal leasing on public lands, methane regulations, and requirements to include climate change as part of environmental assessments, …

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Mar 27

Why LEDs Are an Important Energy-Saving Investment

LED lighting has been around for several years, but it has only recently reached the mass market and became more accessible to residential homes and businesses. Investing in LED bulbs may seem expensive initially, but the energy-saving and money-saving benefits far outweigh the upfront cost. Let’s take a look at why LED bulbs are the …

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Mar 22

25th U.S. City Commits To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana showcase bipartisan support for 100 percent clean energy OAKLAND, Calif. – 25 U.S. cities have now committed to transition entirely to clean and renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100 percent renewable energy goals in Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana. Madison and Abita Springs represent …

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Mar 10

Zero Emission Trucks in Southern California

BYD is Providing 23 Class 8 Yard Trucks and Four Class 5 Service Trucks for Operation in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties  FONTANA, CALIF.—March 10, 2017— BYD today joined with the California Air Resources Board, San Bernardino Council of Governments and Daylight Transport to celebrate the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission battery-electric …

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Mar 02

SolarWorld USA applauds new agenda for tougher enforcement of U.S. laws against unfair trade

HILLSBORO, Ore., March 2, 2017 – SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar panel manufacturer for more than 40 years, today praised the outlines of a tough stance on unfair trade that are contained in a new “President’s National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017,” released Wednesday.  The document calls for strict enforcement of U.S. trade laws …

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Mar 02

Cleaner Energy Future

NRDC Report: Replacing Coal with Renewables and Energy Efficiency Can Lead U.S. to Cleaner Energy Future WASHINGTON (March 2, 2017) – It’s cheaper and cleaner to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with wind and solar power and energy efficiency upgrades rather than to saddle the nation with more costly and climate-polluting natural gas plants, according …

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Feb 14

LED Lighting Retrofit

SCS Energy Solutions Announces The Completion of The LED Lighting Retrofit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two multi-level parking garages and subterranean guest parking floors were upgraded to energy efficient lighting. Existing fixtures were retrofit with state of the art SCS lighting products, and in many locations out of date …

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Feb 14

Projected electricity generation mix is sensitive to policies, natural gas prices

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2017 Interactive Table Viewer The mix of fuels used to generate electricity in the United States has changed in response to differences in the expected cost of fuels and electricity-generating technology costs and their deployment. These factors, together with policies affecting emissions from power generation, will determine …

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Feb 14

Electric Vehicles Can Benefit All Utility Customers

February 14, 2017 Luke Tonachel Despite the Trump administration’s apparent affection for the fossil fuels industry, individual states are looking at the numbers and coming up with a different conclusion: The future belongs to pollution-free electric vehicles, and the sooner we get them on the road, the better off we’ll all be. And there are …

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Feb 12

ABB and Nova Bus announce collaboration on electric transportation.

ABB and Nova Bus wish to satisfy the growing need for electric buses and charging infrastructure in North America February 9, 2017 – Cary, North Carolina – ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies and Nova Bus, the North American buses manufacturer and division of Volvo Buses, announced today a business collaboration that …

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