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New York Seeks Smarter Grid

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:56

New York State has awarded seven research teams $3.3 million to develop smart grid technologies that use innovative methods to “enhance grid performance, reduce the risk of power outages, and lessen environmental impacts and energy consumption, all while reducing the cost of power delivery.” New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo explains, “As we continue to…

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Enel to Assume STMicroelectronics’ Stake in 3Sun

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:56

Enel Green Power has announced the company’s intention to buy out the full interests of both Sharp Corporation and STMicroelectronics in 3Sun , the equal joint venture between Enel Green Power, Sharp, and STMicroelectronics. Each is equal to one-third of the share capital. Originally, Enel reported an off-take agreement to purchase from Sharp the entire…

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Indiana Michigan Power Looks to Build Five Solar Facilities

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:03

Indiana Michigan (I&M) Power has announced plans to build and operate five solar generation facilities. If approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the project will have a combined generation capacity of about 16 megawatts, enough energy to power more than 2,500 homes for a year. The estimated cost of the project is $38 million.…

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Connected Living, From Smart Meters to Telepresence

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:03

Connected devices continue to proliferate and affect every aspect of modern life. It is estimated the average digital user has 10 personal connected devices at home, a trend Frost & Sullivan calls connected living: “a world in which consumers use many different devices to experience compelling new services that integrate video, voice, and data services…

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ElsterEnergyICT Introduces Next-Gen Enacto Solution

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:02

ElsterEnergyICT has launched of Enacto 9.3, designed to deliver actionable energy intelligence that enables energy managers to decrease energy costs and increase savings. The new version of the solution offers features and enhanced functionality targeting the changing power needs of multi-site companies. According to ElsterEnergyITC, Enacto 9.3 enables users to “examine different assets and equipment…

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Lighthouse Solar Blasts Colorado PUC

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:19

Lighthouse Solar announced plans to cease operating as a solar installer in Colorado but will continue to conduct business in Texas and New York. The company claims that market conditions created by Xcel Energy and the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) have made operating in Colorado too difficult Lighthouse Solar president and chief executive officer…

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Petra Solar, Caspian Renewable Energy Complete Bahrain Solar Plant

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:16

Petra Solar and Caspian Renewable Energy have announced completion of a 5MW solar plant installation in Bahrain. It is expected that the facility, owned by Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), will produce more than 8,000MW of clean energy. BAPCO chief executive officer Adel Almoayyed says, “Being the first of its kind in the Middle East, the…

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IFC Invests $100 Million in MENA Renewables

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:48

IFC has committed to invest up to $100 million in ACWA Power to help the company increase the amount of power it generates from renewable sources to help meet growing energy demand throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the southern cone of Africa. Paddy Padmanathan, ACWA Power president and chief executive officer,…

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Schneider Electric, Green Energy Team on Microgrid Solutions

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:45

Schneider Electric has partnered with Green Energy Corp to provide standardized microgrid solutions for both public and private energy clients. The partnership combines Schneider Electric’s experience in distributed energy resources with Green Energy Corp’s open source Linux tools. James Potach, Schneider Electric senior vice president of energy and sustainability service, explains, “A key element of…

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Elster EnergyICT Named Top BEMS Vendor

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:46

Navigant Research has named end-to-end solutions provider Elster EnergyICT as one of the top three global vendors of building energy management systems (BEMS). EnergyICT specializes in energy management and in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). According to Elster EnergyICT, its flagship product Enacto enables multi-site organizations “to build up their energy management strategy from basic energy visibility. It…

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