ECOtality to install EV charging stations at Kohl’s Department Stores
ECOtality Inc. has entered into an agreement with Kohl’s Department Stores to install Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at 14 Kohl’s locations nationwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Kohl’s will work with ECOtality to identify sites for the charging stations in EV Project markets in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee.
ECOtality is in the process of installing a total of 42 Blink Pedestal charging stations across 14 Kohl’s locations across five key EV Project markets. Each Kohl’s store will have a minimum of two reserved parking spots for EVs, and several sites have up to four charging stations.
ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project and will oversee the installation of commercial and residential charging stations in 18 major cities and metropolitan areas in six states and the District of Columbia. The project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Town of Hempstead (New York) installing 100 kW wind turbine
The Town of Hempstead, New York, has completed major construction on a 100-kW wind turbine, SourceOne Inc. said in a news release. The Town of Hempstead received more than $4.5 million in federal funding for energy projects under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. SourceOne is serving as project manager and grant administrator.
Noveda Technologies to develop new application for LEED automation
Noveda Technologies has teamed up with the U.S. Green Building Council to develop a new application for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design automation program. The new application will be available through USGBC’s online app lab and is designed for use with internet browsers, tablet PCs, and smart-phones.
The USGBC’s LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of green buildings. Currently, more than 43,000 projects are participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising more than 7.9 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 120 countries.
SunPower breaks ground on 1.5-MW solar project at Evergreen Valley College campus in California
SunPower Corp. and Gilbane Co. have broke ground on a 1.5-MW ground-mounted solar power project at the Evergreen Valley College campus in San Jose, Calif. The solar system will generate about one-third of the college’s electricity demand annually. The solar system features the SunPower T0 Tracker, which will utilize about 4,816 high-efficiency SunPower E 19 / 320 solar panels. The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2012.