Tesla Model S60 Raffle to Benefit Illinois Solar Energy Association

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The Illinois Solar Energy Association is raffling off a Tesla Model S and Bosch home charger! Net drawing proceeds will fully benefit ISEA's work in advancing renewable energy development throughout the State. You can buy tickets to win this smooth ride until September 27th, 2014.
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CEQ Releases Annual Energy and Sustainability Performance Update

Source: Building Operating Management Magazine
As part of the Obama Administration’s initiative to reduce energy use, pollution and waste and save money in Federal operations, Federal agencies today released annual updates that show significant progress toward aggressive energy and sustainability goals set by the President in 2009.
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Radiance Solar Expands O&M Services Division

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Radiance Solar announced the formal launch of Radiance O&M Services with the hire of industry veteran Jordan Shechter as Director of Operations & Maintenance. The Southeast solar market will experience significant and rapid growth with more than one Giga-Watt
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Capstone Secures Follow-On Order for Six C600s From Top Shale Producer

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced a follow-on order for an additional six C600s totaling 3.6 megawatts from an independent exploration and production company operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. (more)


Plug Power Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results; Record Revenues Achieved

Plug Power Inc. (PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions,reports its 2014 second quarter results. Plug Power shipped 687 GenDrive fuel cell units during the second quarter to customers including Walmart, P&G and Central Grocers. The Company also reports a gross margin of 17% on its GenDrive product for the second quarter. Even more notably, Plug Power revenue, at $17.3 million for the second quarter, is three-fold greater than that seen in the first quarter of 2014. (more)


Exelon's Constellation Business Acquiring Integrys Energy Services

Source: EERE News
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Exelon to purchase Integrys Energy Services Inc., a competitive retail electricity and natural gas subsidiary serving approximately 1.2 million commercial, industrial, public sector and residential customers across 22 Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states and the District of Columbia. Integrys Energy Services will become part of Exelon’s Constellation business unit, strengthening Constellation’s retail power and gas business, serving approximately 2.5 million residential and business customers across the continental United States.
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Energy Department Increases Access to Energy-Department-Funded Scientific Research

The U.S. Department of Energy is introducing new measures to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research. The Energy Department has launched the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science – PAGES – a web-based portal that will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication. (more)


New Jersey Offshore Wind Firm Highlights Energy Department Grant

Source: Company
At the end of Steel Pier, with the ocean as a backdrop, Fishermen’s Energy, US Senator Robert Menendez, State Senator Jim Whelan, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, Jose Zayas, US Department of Energy (“DOE”) Director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office and numerous officials, memorialized the $46.7 million of grant funding over four years to accelerate the commercialization of innovative offshore wind technologies in the United States.
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LEDtronics LED Lighting Helps Florida Town Protect Sea Turtle Nesting App Story

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The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at its Main Beach Park using LED turtle-friendly high power lighting that will protect sea turtle nesting without compromising the public’s safety at night. The LEDtronics SLL003P-800-0UO-004 shoebox-style LED luminaires will offer over 65% energy savings and cost benefits related to reduced maintenance and much extended lifespan compared to traditional incandescent lights. Additionally, the upgrades will provide significant reduction in greenhouse gases.
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LEDtronics LED Lighting Helps Florida Town Protect Sea Turtle Nesting App Story

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The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, has completed modifications and upgrades to the lights at its Main Beach Park using LED turtle-friendly high power lighting that will protect sea turtle nesting without compromising the public’s safety at night. The LEDtronics SLL003P-800-0UO-004 shoebox-style LED luminaires will offer over 65% energy savings and cost benefits related to reduced maintenance and much extended lifespan compared to traditional incandescent lights. Additionally, the upgrades will provide significant reduction in greenhouse gases.
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Eaton Helps East Norwalk, CT, Modernize Infrastructure to Improve Electrical Grid Resiliency

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Power management company Eaton announced it provided the Third Taxing District of East Norwalk, Connecticut, with electrical engineering services and power distribution equipment for the construction of a new electrical substation facility. Located at 6 Fitch St., the substation will help the district lower the cost of electricity while enhancing grid stability and meeting growing demand from residents and businesses.
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China Will Install More Solar This Year Than The U.S. Ever Has

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According to new numbers released by the Chinese government, China added 3.3 gigawatts of solar capacity in the first six months of the year ending June 30, marking a 100 percent increase over the same period last year. That brings China’s total solar supply to 23 gigawatts — 13 shy of the country’s goal of installing 35 by the end of 2015. In 2013 China installed around 11.3 gigawatts of solar, representing 37 percent of global growth, and the bulk of this year’s installations will come in the second half of the year. The agency vows to install 13 gigawatts of solar power capacity this year, which would mean an average of more than one gigawatt a month for the rest of the year — an amount equatable to South Korea’s total installed capacity as of 2013.
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Los Angeles' City-Owned Electric Utility Raises its Energy Efficiency Ambitions

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The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which provides service to around 3.9 million people, to national leadership in energy efficiency.
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Capstone Receives Orders for Twenty-Five C65s from E-Finity Distributed Generation

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Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced the receipt of orders for 25 Capstone C65 microturbines, totaling 1.6MW, for use in various commercial industrial combined heat and power (CHP) and oil and gas applications in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
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Army and Department of Energy Partner to Save Energy at Army Industrial Facilities

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Four years ago, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to enhance national energy security and demonstrate the Federal Government’s leadership in transitioning America towards low carbon economy. Under the framework of the MoU, the U.S. Army has successfully collaborated with the DoE’s Advance Manufacturing Office to improve the overall energy efficiency of the Army’s industrial base.
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Lend Lease and the White Roof Project Collaborate to Reduce Energy Consumption in New York City

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Lend Lease, one of the world's largest property, infrastructure and construction management firms, proudly participates in a sustainable program focused on reducing energy consumption, with the not for profit organization, the White Roof Project in New York City.
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Lime Energy Announces Utility Program Wins

Source: Compressed Air Best Practices Magazine
Lime Energy announced it has been awarded approximately $180 million of new utility program business. The awards reflect modified and new agreements with four separate utilities that provide, in different cases, for contract extensions, modifications to program budgets, and territory expansions, including, in one case, the addition of a program budget to facilitate LED measure adoption. All awards are for Lime’s award winning small business energy efficiency programs. All are under signed contracts with the respective utilities.
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Army Adds Small Businesses to $7 Billion Renewable Energy Contract

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The Army awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).
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Energy Department Announces $11 Million for Carbon Fiber from Biomass

Source: ACEEE
The Energy Department announced up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber – a strong, lightweight material that can replace steel and other heavier metals – can lower the cost and improve performance of fuel-efficient vehicles and renewable energy components such as wind turbine blades. The two projects seek to demonstrate new biomass conversion technologies that enable the manufacturing of acrylonitrile – an essential feedstock for high performance carbon fiber – for less than $1 per pound.
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