They span the range of religions and faiths. New solar financing tools now enable houses of worship throughout California to go solar and reduce their energy expenses. Berkeley’s Sun Light & Power has pioneered solar installations for non-profits and houses of worship in the Bay Area and throughout California.
Energy storage company Greensmith Energy Management Systems and South-Australian solar developer ZEN Energy Systems have signed a partnership agreement. In the agreement, Greensmith will provide software licenses for its Battery Operating System to ZEN, who will market and deliver a line of energy storage products in Australia.
The European wind power industry's contribution to EU economic growth will increase almost threefold over the decade by 2020. More than half a million people will be working for the wind power industry in Europe by 2020.
Greensmith Energy Management Systems now providing distributed energy storage systems to fourteen customers, including eight electric utilities.
Infiniti LE Concept Zero Emission Luxury Sedan Makes World Debut at New York International Auto Show
Infiniti today unveiled its dramatic new Infiniti LE Concept, a near-production version of the performance luxury brand's first zero emission luxury sedan. Making its world debut during a press conference at the 2012 New York International Auto Show at New York's Javits Center, the Infiniti LE Concept combines an advanced electric vehicle drivetrain and wireless charging system with signature Infiniti luxury style and Inspired Performance. A production version of the LE Concept is expected to reach Infiniti showrooms in near-similar form within the next two years.
Smart grid investments in Brazil will reach $36.6 billion by 2022, according to a new study released today by Northeast Group, LLC. Utilities in Brazil will use the smart grid investments to help reduce electricity theft, improve the reliability of electric infrastructure, offer new pricing plans for customers and enable economic growth.
The first quarter of 2012 was headlined by acquisitions in the Smart Grid sector, continued investment in efficient lighting, and a resurgence in biofuel funding.
Investment Funding Further Advances Sapphire Energy's Path toward Commercializing Much-Needed Alternative Fuel Resource, Algae-Based Green Crude
Phase-Out of 500 million T12 fluorescent lighting tubes by the Department of Energy starts on July 14
Effective July 14, 2012, production of most T12 florescent lamps will be phased out, as mandated by the 2009 Department of Energy General Service Lamp legislation. LUXADD introduces the Express T5 Retrofit Kit Series: Greener, more efficient fluorescent lighting saves up to 73% on energy costs.
In conjunction with the semi-annual Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition (GIUNC) meeting, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced its collaboration with Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO), on the building of the Total Operations Center at the Jeju Smart Grid Test-Bed Demonstration Complex. The center will allow the 160 companies and 11 consortia members operating at the Jeju Complex to collect and manage information on all international markets, and monitor smart grid systems and data exchange.
Johnson Controls, Inc., the world's leading automotive battery supplier, is helping to position Wisconsin as a worldwide leader in energy storage. The company today announced it is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and theUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Pay-As-You-Go Solar Energy System from Simpa Networks Improves Quality of Life While Reducing Fossil Fuel Consumption
With the help of Focus on Energy, Wisconsin utilities’ statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, in partnership with We Energies and Xcel Energy, Xten Industries (Xten) and Pactiv Corporation (Pactiv) have implemented energy efficient emerging technologies into practice. These efforts have improved core manufacturing processes without compromising product quality and Xten and Pactiv expect to save a combined 500,000 kWh annually thanks to these efforts -- that's enough energy to power 50 homes for a year.
Three-quarters of large international corporates plan to increase or significantly increase cleantech budgets between 2012 and 2014, according to Ernst & Young's second annual global survey of cleantech adoption.
Synthetic Turf in North America Conserves More Than Three Billion Gallons of Water, Recycles More Than 105 Million Tires
The Synthetic Turf Council recently announced that as of 2011, the estimated total amount of synthetic turf installed in North America conserves more than three billion gallons of water, significantly reduces smog emissions, eliminates close to a billion pounds of harmful fertilizers and pesticides, and recycles more than 105 million used tires.