Brand-New 586 Kilowatt Solar System At Hughson Nut
A 586 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Hughson Nut was completed by Cenergy Power, one of California’s leading commercial solar developers. Hughson Nut is a market-leading almond processor located in California.
The newly constructed 586 kW solar PV system will produce over 970,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy annually for Hughson Nut’s almond processing. This is equivalent to removing approximately 730 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere or planting 140 acres of pine forest annually.
130 MW California Solar To Function By 2014
Tenaska Solar Ventures has closed financing with nine banks for its 130-megawatt Imperial Solar Energy Center South on 946 acres near the Mexico border town of El Centro. This solar project is the first of many that Tenaska plans to bring online in California and other states. Construction began in December and the project is expected to go online by 2014. The Solar Energy Center South already has a 25-year power purchase agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric.
The City of Milwaukee and Johnson Controls Launches Energy Efficient Program
Johnson Controls is working with the city of Milwaukee and property owners on the recently launched program, Milwaukee Energy Efficiency or Me2. This program aims to make Milwaukee one of the most energy-efficient cities in the nation by reducing pollution, creating hundreds of private-sector green jobs, reducing energy bills and improving the commercial building and housing stock.
The innovative Me2 Clean Energy Financing Program is financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Glacial Energy Opens To Residential Electric Service in the Detroit Edison & Consumers Energy Territories
Glacial Energy, a Michigan licensed alternative electric supplier (AES) and one of the fastest growing alternative energy suppliers in the United States, has launched a retail electricity program targeting residential customers in the Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy service territories. Residents from the said communities now have the opportunity to switch to Glacial Energy. The first 5,000 residential customers that sign-up and switch will receive their first month of electricity free.
GE Global Research Partners With Livermore National Lab and Universities On Supercomputing Project
GE Global Research has been selected by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to participate in an incubator program that will use high-performance computing (HPC) in an effort to accelerate development of next-generation fuel injectors for GE’s engine fleet. Global Research will collaborate with Arizona State University (ASU) and Cornell University on this project. The physics behind the working of the fuel injector to optimize its design will be studied.