Suntech Power Supplied Solar Panels In Air Force Base
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. recently supplied more than 12,000 solar panels of 3.4 megawatts (MW) for a solar installation at the Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. The solar installation was designed, financed, and installed by Borrego Solar. Through a power purchase agreement, Borrego Solar will sell the clean power generated back to Edwards Air Force Base at an economical and fixed rate.
This move is part of the U.S. Department of the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force which oversees the Army’s goal of sourcing 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
IBM, Honda and PG&E Team Up For Electric Vehicle Project
IBM has teamed with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. This project combines grid and vehicle data to create an individualized charging plan for Honda’s Fit EV battery electric vehicles, using IBM’s cloud based software platform. By utilizing the existing in-vehicle communications system in the Honda Fit EV, the electric vehicle can interact with utilities and the grid, creating a direct channel for sending and receiving usage information that could improve local grid management.
Brightsource Energy Withdrew IPO
Brightsource Energy announced its plan to launch the initial public offering (IPO) for their company, almost a year ago. The company was hoping to raise $250 million for its planned activities and expansion, which include developing the 392 MW Ivanpah project in California’s Mojave Desert. However, the company withdrew its IPO scheduled last April 12, citing adverse market conditions as the main reason for its decision. BrightSource Energy designs, develops and deploys concentrating solar thermal technology.
EuroSite Power to Supply Clean Energy to the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel
EuroSite Power Inc., will be supplying clean energy to the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro hotel. EuroSite will install and operate a combined heat and power (CHP) system which will produce up to 200 kW of power or approximately 1.63 MWh of total energy per year. Clean energy will be produced in the form of electricity, heating and domestic hot water for both Dunblane Hydro’s health and fitness center and main hotel building.
New Study Highlights Effect of Clean Diesel Technology To Health
A new study, entitled “HEI Research Report 166: Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES) Subchronic Exposure Results: Biological Responses in Rats and Mice and Assessment of Genotoxicity”, by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) provides important new insights on the advancements in clean diesel technology and ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. The study evaluated impacts from exposure to diesel exhaust emissions on laboratory animals over various time intervals. Based on the result of the study, the 2007 compliant diesel technology provided historic improvements in reducing particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions. Moreover, the 2010 and newer diesel technology is even cleaner with near zero emissions.