Advanced Energy installs PV inverters at 35-MW Calif. solar facility
Advanced Energy Industries Inc. has installed its Solaron PV inverters at a 35-MW solar project near Coalinga, California. The solar project consists of two sites, including 20-MW Stroud site and 15-MW Westside site.
The two sites, owned by PG&E, are part of the first phase of a five-year PG&E plan to build 250 MW of solar power. The Stroud and Westside installations include 70 of Advanced Energy Industries’ 500 kW Solaron grid-tied PV inverters, which provide low voltage ride through and reactive power control.
Autodesk commences Clean Tech Partner Program in Singapore
Autodesk Inc. has launched its Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Programs in Singapore. The program provides digital prototyping software to emerging and established clean technology companies, with the goal of accelerating innovation and addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Singapore is the second country in the Asia Pacific region to offer the program, following the program’s February 2011 launch in Japan. The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program is open to all of Singapore’s innovative clean tech companies, including those specializing in solar energy, fuel cells, biomass, wind energy, tidal energy, energy efficiency and carbon-reduction services.
DoD releases LMI-Drafted report on alternative fuel use
The U.S. Department of Defense has released a congressionally mandated study into the use of renewable fuels in the military’s aviation, maritime and ground transportation fleets. The study report, “Opportunities for DoD Use of Alternative and Renewable Fuels: FY10 NDAA Section 334 Congressional Study,” was drafted by LMI’s Energy & Environment group.
According to the report, the increased use of renewable fuels by DoD will advance American strategic energy security interests by reducing dependence on petroleum-based fuel. The report also noted that DoD’s largest opportunity for renewable fuel use is in its tactical systems and weapons platforms, which constitute 90% of its petroleum fuel demand.
Nautilus Solar Energy completes 1.25 MW solar projects in Ontario
Nautilus Solar Energy LLC has completed 1.25 MW of solar rooftop PV systems in Ontario, Canada. The projects, owned by Nautilus Solar Canada LP, are supported by the Ontario Power Authority’s Feed-in-Tariff program.
The solar projects, which are installed by Advanced Green Technologies, will produce more than 1.5 million kWh of solar energy annually. Nautilus Solar is leasing the rooftop space from E&E McLaughlin LTD Warehousing.