Product News & Announcements

Tuesday 10/18/2016
Airbnb Partners with SolarCity to Bring Solar to Home Sharing

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Airbnb, the world's leading community-driven hospitality company and SolarCity Corp., a nationwide solar power provider, are announcing a new partnership that will connect Airbnb hosts and guests with an affordable and sustainable way to power their homes with solar energy, and are releasing estimates of the environmental benefits of home sharing for travelers.

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Orion Energy Systems Expands with New LED Fixtures

MANITOWOC, Wis. -- Orion Energy Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, has added two LED linear strip products to its popular HARRIS Class product line. The new LED Linear Strip | SFHC and LED Strip Retrofit | SFHR are ideal for manufacturing, distribution, warehouse and retail settings. The series is designed for new construction, renovations, a one-for-one replacement or a quick retrofit from traditional fluorescent linear fixtures. The energy savings to Orion customers who upgrade from fluorescent linear strip fixtures to the Harris Linear Strip or Retrofit Fixture can be as much as 75 percent.

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County Converts Cargo Vans to Reduce Emissions

BOSTON, Mass. -- XL Hybrids, Inc., a provider of connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced the successful installation of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George's County, Md., cargo vans. The upfitted hybrid vans are part of the County's comprehensive Sustainable Energy Program, which aims to reduce government fleet vehicle petroleum consumption by 20 percent, as well as carbon emissions.

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Carbotech PSA Gas Upgrading Tech to Increase Biogas Value

MADISON, Wisc. -- High Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, recently announced plans to upgrade their anaerobic digestion-derived biogas to renewable natural gas using a Carbotech Pressure Swing Adsorption system from BIOFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group. Located in Guymon, Okla., HPB currently fuels boilers with the biogas created from the anaerobic digestion of food processing pork waste, but has identified gas upgrading and natural gas grid injection as a better alternative biogas end-use to enable the highest possible return.

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Tuesday 10/11/2016
Green Commuter Gets Grant for Electric Car Sharing in Tennessee

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Green Commuter, the innovative clean energy company launching and managing a fleet of zero-emission vehicles, announced it received a $750,000 grant from the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority to launch an electric car sharing service in the Tennessee city.

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Ford Invests in Detroit Neighborhood Community Center

DETROIT, Mich. -- Ford Motor Company Fund is boosting its investment in the future of Detroit with expansion of an innovative community center that will bring $5 million in services to thousands of students and residents on the city’s east side.

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Lockheed Martin, CoGen to Build Energy-from-Waste Plant

LONDON -- Lockheed Martin has signed a teaming agreement with CoGen Limited to develop energy-from-waste projects in the United Kingdom, starting with a new plant in Cardiff, Wales.

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Whirlpool, How2Recycle Promote Packaging Recycling

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Whirlpool Corporation announced a partnership with standardized labeling system How2Recycle, which gives consumers simplified instructions on how to best recycle product packaging materials.

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Tuesday 10/04/2016
Lime Energy Awarded Grant for Energy Efficiency Projects

NEWARK, N.J. -- Lime Energy Co., has been awarded a funding agreement by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to design and deliver "Achieving Energy Efficiency in Small Businesses in Low-Income Areas," an energy efficiency program for low-income communities. As part of this collaboration, the DOE will invest $1.35 million to help Lime Energy engage 10,000 small businesses and complete 2,500 small business efficiency retrofit projects in low-income areas in Atlanta, Orlando and Houston.

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Work Started on 2MW Solar Array at Ohio Northern University

ADA, Ohio -- Construction is beginning on a 2 MW solar array that will supply about 10 percent of Ohio Northern University's annual electricity needs. Under a 25-year power purchase agreement, ONU will purchase electricity directly from the array without needing to invest capital in construction and maintenance.

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BYU Goes Green with Legend Solar Sponsorship

PROVO, Utah -- Brigham Young University Athletics is going green with a solar power sponsorship from Legend Solar, the fastest-growing solar power company in Utah. The agreement makes Legend Solar the official solar provider of BYU Athletics and includes plans to work with athletics to install an 800 kW solar power system, saving the athletic department millions of dollars in energy costs throughout the life of the project.

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Tuesday 09/27/2016
Suniva Powers Georgia Power Charging Stations

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Suniva, Inc., an American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, announced its Buy American-compliant solar panels were used by Georgia Power at the PGA TOUR Championship to power mobile charging stations.

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WGL Energy Completes 3.2MW Solar Project in Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- WGL Energy Systems, a WGL company, announced the completion of a 3.2 MW solar facility in Devens, a 4,400-acre community in north-central Massachusetts. The fully installed photovoltaic solar system is designed to provide power to the residential, commercial and industrial customers of the Devens Utilities Department. MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development authority, is redeveloping Devens, a former U.S. Army base, into a mixed-use community.

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Pennsylvania Wastewater Plant Upgraded with GE Tech

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Seeking to increase the wastewater treatment capacity at the Brush Creek sewage plant without expanding its footprint, Cranberry Township, Pa., turned to GE’s high-performance LEAPmbr membrane bioreactor technology for an upgrade. Once complete, the expanded Brush Creek Water Pollution Control Facility will treat more than 7 million gallons per day of wastewater, and the effluent will meet current and future nutrient and discharge limitations.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
JetBlue Makes Huge Renewable Jet Fuel Purchase Agreement

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- JetBlue announced a ten-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company. The airline is partnering with SG Preston to purchase renewable jet fuel made from rapidly renewable, bio-based feedstocks that do not compete with food production. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in aviation history, and the largest, long-term, binding commitment by any airline globally for HEFA based renewable jet fuel.

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Ameresco Partners with Bureau of Prisons on Energy/Water Project

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons has entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract with Ameresco to implement energy and water conservation measures at the Federal Correctional Complex Butner in North Carolina. The contract, valued at $53.1 million, is designed to reduce energy intensity throughout the 776-acre prison complex, which includes a large federal medical center and multiple correctional facilities.

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Cubic and Partners Work to Speed Passenger Management

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, along with a diverse team of industry and academic partners, announced a working collaboration to develop a prototype that integrates future ticketing technologies to support a doubled rate of passenger throughput at fare gates in train stations. According to travel projections, the number of journeys for passenger rail is likely to double over the next 30 years.

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Mobility Challenge Issued to Boost Response to Natural Disasters

DEARBORN, Mich. -- When disaster strikes, three nonprofits in the United States will be able to beef up their response capability to help people faster and more effectively through a new program called the Ford Disaster Relief Mobility Challenge.

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Ford Encourages Female Students to Explore STEAM Fields

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford Motor Company is collaborating with four Girl Scouts Councils, Tropical Florida, Southeastern Michigan, Northeast Texas and Northern New Jersey, on a program that offers avenues for elementary school students to explore STEAM-related fields in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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Tuesday 09/13/2016
ZEROCELL Smart Energy Storage Appliance Makes Solar Make Sense

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- HOUZE Advanced Building Science, a smart zero energy innovation company, announced during the Solar Power International 2016 trade show that it will introduce its ZEROCELL in the USA, Europe and UAE before the end of the year. The company is establishing a network of distributor partners ranging from retailers to solar companies to utilities.

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FedEx Freight Invests in CNG Fueling At Oklahoma City Service Center

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- FedEx Freight, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and a provider of LTL freight services, has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center. FedEx Freight contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to design, build and maintain the fueling station.

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Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New Transportation

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Ford Motor Company is teaming up with major global cities, starting with San Francisco, to solve congestion issues and help people move more easily.

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Tuesday 09/06/2016
Distributed Energy Storage Solution to Enable New Energy Services

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- NEC Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, recently introduced the DSS, a new distributed energy storage platform and a significant step into the commercial and industrial energy storage segment, enabling its partners to offer distributed energy management services. As one of the most trusted global suppliers of energy storage technology, NEC ES is offering the DSS platform with proven lithium-ion battery storage technology, power conversion, and advanced controls software in a range of flexible outdoor-rated configurations that are smaller, simpler, smarter and safer than competitive products.

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Development Begins on World's First Electricity-Generating Windows

COLUMBIA, Md. -- SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., a developer of transparent electricity-generating liquid coatings for glass and flexible plastics, announced that it has begun initial work on transparent electricity-generating veneers. These could be applied directly on to existing windows of homes and commercial buildings, for which there are an estimated more than 430 million sq. ft. of windows in the U.S. alone.

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Mitsubishi Electric Solar Installation Energizes U.S. Headquarters

CYPRESS, Calif. -- Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., has installed a 369 kW solar electric system on the rooftop of its U.S. headquarters in Cypress, Calif. The system will significantly cut energy costs and reduce pollutants over the next 25 years.

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Slag Recycler Uses Dust Suppression to Meet Air Quality Regs

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. -- A Canadian environmental solutions firm operating a slag recycling plant in California is using industrial atomized mist technology to contain fugitive dust emissions and control runoff to satisfy strict state air quality regulations. Tervita Corporation -- based in Calgary, Alberta -- was tasked with controlling dust while conserving water in an area known for high winds, Rancho Cucamonga. The firm accomplished that goal by integrating a tower mounted DustBoss® DB-60™ with a modified shipping container in an innovative design that stabilizes the unit and protects electronics. The result is a drastic reduction in fugitive dust emissions, improved regulatory compliance and better community relations.

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PHCo Patch King Pothole Patchers Provide Safe, Efficient Heat

SEATTLE – The Patch King pothole patcher from Process Heating Company (PHCo) heats hot or cold mix patching material and keeps it at the ideal working temperature, from 50° to 350° F, for at least 10 hours. The unit features Lo-Density® open-coil drywell-style heaters, evenly distributed across the sides, bottom, ends and discharge doors, which dissipate up to 1 watt per square inch of heat. The result is reliable, consistent heat throughout the hopper, without cold or hot spots in the material. Operators can either heat the material at the beginning of the day, set a time clock for early morning pre-heating or keep it hot overnight for more efficient use of material and improved worker productivity. Because it heats without flame, the Patch King eliminates safety concerns from fossil-fuel-heated patching equipment.

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Monday 08/22/2016
SCS Energy Solutions Retrofits Baseball Field With LED Lighting

IRVINE, Calif. -- SCS Energy Solutions - Lighting Division announces the retrofit of the Maverick Baseball field with SCS Custom Sports Stadium Lighting. SCS replaced 44 MUSCO Metal Halide HID sports lights that used 2,300 W each.

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New Smart Grid Tech Means Fewer Power Outages

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia Power announced that investments in "smart grid" technologies such as automatic Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration, automatic switching devices and Advanced Metering Infrastructure, are improving reliability and have helped the company avoid more than 280,000 total hours, or 17 million minutes, of potential power outages for customers so far this year. The enhanced distribution technologies help Georgia Power pinpoint the location of an issue, more efficiently dispatch crews and reduce overall outage durations for customers.

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SunLink PowerCare Expands Solar Services Into Northeast

MILL VALLEY, Calif. -- Highlighting the demand for its solar engineering, installation and O&M services for EPCs in the mid-range fixed tilt and tracker market nationwide, the PowerCare team from SunLink Corporation has expanded its installation services into the Northeastern United States. PowerCare recently completed installation services on a GeoPro project in Sheffield, Mass., is currently installing at a second GeoPro project across the state in Plymouth and is gearing up for 10 more projects in Massachusetts and Vermont in 2016. Simultaneously, the PowerCare team is also executing solar project services in North Carolina, Nevada and California.

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AES to Deploy 37.5 MW of Advancion Energy Storage Arrays

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The AES Corporation announced its subsidiary, AES Energy Storage, has entered into two contracts with San Diego Gas and Electric. AES will install and commission two energy storage arrays totaling 37.5 MW using its Advancion energy storage solution at sites in San Diego County, California. The SDG&E-owned energy storage arrays will help to improve regional reliability and integrate greater amounts of renewable energy when operational by the end of January 2017.

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Tuesday 08/16/2016
Ameren Missouri Pilots EV Charging Corridor for I-70

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- For Missouri electric vehicle drivers thinking about a longer road trip, planning where to charge, if there's a place at all, can be an issue.

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True Zero's Hydrogen Network Exceeds 1 Million Miles

IRVINE, Calif. -- True Zero, which operates the world's largest network of retail hydrogen-charging stations, reached a major milestone of powering more than 1,000,000 zero-emission miles by fuel cell vehicles. True Zero opened its first charging station nine months ago, so the milestone signals a major ramp up in recent months of fuel-cell vehicles on California roads.

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Transit Riders Reap Rewards with Digital Couponing App

NORWALK, Conn. -- Mass transit riders in Hoboken, N.J., now have an even greater incentive to ride public transit. They can download the Shop and Ride app and begin receiving discounts, savings and special offers from merchants along their routes.

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SolarWorld Provides Panels for Baltimore Ravens Facility

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar technology manufacturer for more than 40 years, announced that it has supplied about 400 kW of solar panels for Constellation’s solar installation at the Under Armour Performance Center, the Baltimore Ravens training facility in Owings Mills, Md.

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Monday 08/08/2016
Alta Energy Delivers Solar to Village at Westfield Topanga

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -- Westfield Corporation is integrating solar energy into its newest Los Angeles area property called The Village at Westfield Topanga. The Village’s 820 kW solar system, developed in partnership with Alta Energy, a solar analytics and procurement company, is expected to provide approximately 8 percent of the electricity used at the shopping center. This clean, renewable energy system brings Westfield’s solar capacity in the U.S. to more than 3 MW at five separate locations. Overall, Westfield now supplies 3.7 percent of its direct energy consumption with renewable energy.

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HyLite Expands Product Line with New LED T8 Tube

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- HyLite LED Lighting has introduced a new LED Tube Light as a alternative product to its existing high-performance LED Tube lights. This new, normal-brightness LED Tube will provide customers a more economical choice in LED retrofit lamps while providing high quality, long lasting illumination.

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Tuesday 08/02/2016
Jacobs Contracted for Rail Link to Heathrow Airport

PASADENA, Calif. -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., announced it was awarded a contract by Network Rail to continue its support for improving rail links from the Great Western main line to Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. The work is a key part of a project to improve connections to the U.K.’s busiest airport and create a global gateway for west England.

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Cubic to Take Miami Transit's EASY Card to the Cloud

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced it was awarded a $33 million contract from the Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works to modernize the Cubic-supplied EASY Card revenue management system and provide 10 years of back office cloud computing and support services. The systems enhancement project provides a significant technology refresh and expansion of customer services at a fraction of the cost for a new system procurement. The award includes Cubic’s contactless bankcard and Near Field Communications mobile open payment, as well as upgrades to fare terminals and the EASY Card back office to process account-based transactions for new and easy ways to pay.

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Puregas Solutions for North America

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- August 2016 marked the official opening of Puregas Solutions new North American sales office. Located in Culver City, Calif. Puregas Solutions brings the industry leading CApure biogas upgrading technology to the North American market for the very first time.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Cree SmartCast PoE Chosen for Quest Business Center

DURHAM, N.C. -- Quest, a worldwide provider of technology management offering professional, cloud, and managed service, selected SmartCast Power over Ethernet LED lighting by Cree, Inc., integrated with a Cisco network for its new High Availability Business Center in Roseville, Calif. SmartCast PoE is an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that helps enable the Internet of Things for buildings through better light. The system embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light for less energy than ordinary LED lighting systems.

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Dayton Power and Light Presents County with Rebates

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Dayton Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, is presenting Montgomery County with energy efficiency rebates totaling $650,843.11 for employing innovative strategies and installing technology that is reducing their annual energy costs and improving daily operations.

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TransCore to Build Nation's First Dynamically-Priced Roadway

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Virginia Department of Transportation has selected TransCore to implement its dynamic pricing toll technology along the I-66 corridor inside of Washington D.C.’s Capital Beltway. The milestone project represents the first instance in the United States where volume-based dynamic pricing will be utilized along an entire roadway corridor to manage growing traffic congestion during peak periods.

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Itron to Help City Improve Water Efficiency

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- Itron, Inc., a worldwide technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced that the city of Lancaster Public Works Department has signed a contract with Itron to improve the city’s water efficiency and customer service. The city will modernize its distribution system with Itron’s smart water solution and use Itron Total Outcomes to maintain the communications network and host Itron’s analytics application.

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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Trafficware Launches Connected Vehicle Application

HOUSTON, Texas -- After successfully delivering Connected Vehicle applications in Palo Alto and other San Francisco Bay area cities, Trafficware launches its subscription Connected Vehicle Module as part of the Version 2.5 software release.

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SolarMax LED Captures Caltrans Roadway Lighting Contract

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- SolarMax LED, through its wholly owned subsidiary ActOne Communications, Inc., has landed a multi-million dollar California Department of Transportation contract to replace more than 29,000 aging street lights with the Southern California company’s leading-edge, high-efficiency LED luminaires. Initial work will focus on public roadways and arterials across Sacramento County.

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Companies Align to Make Rooftop Solar More Accessible

LEHI, Utah -- Vivint Solar, Inc., a provider of residential solar energy systems, and Renovate America, the leading provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy financing, are collaborating to expand access to rooftop solar for homeowners. By offering Renovate America’s HERO program as its PACE financing option, Vivint Solar is enabling more homeowners to purchase solar systems and lower their utility bills.

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Monday 07/11/2016
SolarWorld Debuts 1,500-Volt Solar Panel

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- SolarWorld, a crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer, announced that it will release a 1,500-volt solar panel in time for this year’s fourth-quarter peak selling season.

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Five Fire Stations in North San Diego County Now 100 Percent Solar-Powered

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The North County Fire Protection District has powered up five separate fire stations and one maintenance facility in northern San Diego County to run entirely on solar electricity, with the six facilities now supplying more clean energy to the power grid than they consume.

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ICF International Awarded Environmental Services Contract with Caltrans

FAIRFAX, Va. -- ICF International, a provider of professional services and technology-based solutions to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded two new on-call contracts by the California Department of Transportation. The contracts have a combined maximum value of $13.6 million.

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