New Renewable Project Joins The Mix In Hawaii

Posted on March 23rd, 2011 by

SunPower agrees to a new renewable deal with a Hawaiian utility, Ohio’s first commercial wind farm nears completion, details about the 20/20 Solar LED Outdoor Lighting System and Telogis upgrades its route planning device.

SunPower Contracted with Hawaiian Utility

SunPower is selling solar photovoltaic power to Hawaiian Electric Company from a five megawatt solar farm in Kalaeloa, Hawaii. The power purchase agreement grants the utility a fixed rate for the next 20 years. Construction will begin this year and SunPower aims to finish the solar facility within five months. The solar farm will produce enough power to offset 11,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year, according to the EPA. This is just one of the handful of clean energy projects in Oahu, including a new wind farm and a waste-to-energy plant.


Wireless Device will Optimize Energy Consumption

AT&T and E3 Greentech are developing a wireless device for households that will help consumers optimize their energy use by reducing energy waste. The E3 system uses a cloud-based platform to give homeowners the ability to monitor energy consumption to automatically reduce energy waste. Rather than controlling energy usage, E3 uses software that optimizes energy use to match consumer behaviors. The wires system is scheduled for release in late summer of this year.


Ohio’s First Commercial Wind Farm Nears Completion

EDP Renewables has almost completed Ohio’s first commercial wind farm, the 150-megawatt Timber Road II Wind Farm. This project is the first of three phases planned for northwestern Ohio. The farm has been under construction since 2007 and includes 55 turbines that will produce enough electricity to power 27,000 average-sized homes.


Introducing the 20/20 Solar LED Outdoor Lighting System

Sol Inc., a developer of LED bulbs, introduced the new outdoor lighting system dubbed the 20/20 Solar LED Lighting System. The system directs light more effectively than its counterparts, according to Sol. The lights have extended battery reserve powers through poor weather conditions to allow for multiple years of reliable lighting. The 20/20s are designed for parking lots, bike paths and walkways. The light also has a dimming device.


Telogis Upgrades Its Route Planning Device

Telogis , a GPS routing company,  has used business analysis tools to improve its multi-vehicle route planning device. The new system weaves in consumer requirements into the software so that routes can take into account variables such as driver schedules and other consumer preferences. Telogis Route also checks for inconsistencies in data so that deliveries are always scheduled for a time that drivers are available.



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» Larry Fine said: { Mar 26, 2011 - 05:03:04 }

SunPower agrees to a new renewable project that deals with a Hawaiian utility. I think it would be great if this clean green energy expansion led to more Hawaii Commercial Construction Jobs. With today’s economy, everyone I know in the construction industry could use some help. Luckily, I recently stumbled onto a really valuable resource in Dodge Projects. They have some amazing job listings, which have actually been sorted by type project and state, so you can quickly find the jobs that are right for you. In addition, they are detailed enough to put you on the right track. I would definitely recommend taking a look.

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