Product News & Announcements

Tuesday 10/17/2017
Standard Solar to Install Solar Arrays in Two Montgomery Parks

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Standard Solar, a solar energy company, has been selected by Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to construct, own and operate the 2.5 MW combined ground-mount arrays at South Germantown Recreational Park and Rock Creek Regional Park.

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Tyler Technologies Launches Traversa Ride 360 Application

PLANO, Texas -- Tyler Technologies, Inc., announced it has launched the Traversa Ride 360 web and mobile application. Part of Tyler’s existing Traversa solution, Traversa Ride 360 allows parents and students to access their own secure data for school bus stop location, route and pick up time information.

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McKesson Partners with Lyft to Support Wildfire Victims

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- To help support the transportation needs of individuals and families affected by the wildfire in the Northern California area, McKesson has partnered with Lyft to provide complimentary rides to local hospitals or treatment centers. This partnership follows on McKesson’s donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross in support of wildfire relief efforts.

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
BASF and SoloPower Launch New Roofing Solution

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- BASF and SoloPower Systems, a photovoltaic technology company, officially launched the seamless and multi-layered roofing system that is an interface between a building and the environment.

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Plans Detailed for Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation

HOLYOKE, Mass. -- ENGIE North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric announced plans for the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts. Green Charge, an ENGIE NA subsidiary, will operate the three-megawatt energy storage system at Mt. Tom Solar, which began operation in January of this year adjacent to the former Mt. Tom Power Station. The system will be used to optimize intermittent solar energy and reduce utility capacity costs for HG&E, the system’s customer, while reducing stress on the HG&E distribution system.

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Free EV Charging Stations for Businesses Now Available

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Leaders for Clean Air recently announced a partnership with Rocky Mountain Power to increase the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Utah. Available immediately, LFCA is providing qualified businesses across the Wasatch Front a Level 2 EV Charger, free of charge.

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Monday 10/02/2017
Platform to Realize Actionable Insight for Fleet Management

CARY, N.C. -- MercuryGate International, Inc., a provider of Transportation Management System solutions, announced the launch of MercuryMaestro, an innovative, advanced business intelligence platform designed specifically to enhance the value and visual presentation of data captured within MercuryGate’s TMS solutions. MercuryMaestro works seamlessly with the MercuryGate TMS and provides more than a decade of built-in intellectual property and transportation expertise, including data structures, data integration, reports, dashboards and exception management.

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SageGlass Installs Dynamic Glass at Chicago Shakespeare

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- SageGlass, a manufacturer of smart electrochromic glass, has completed an installation of dynamic glass on the south façade of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. A global theatrical force, Chicago Shakespeare Theater produces award-winning plays on stages around the world and at home on Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier. The Yard, which opened with its inaugural performance on September 19, is Chicago Shakespeare’s third year-round performance venue. SageGlass dynamic glass will control sunlight and contribute to a more comfortable environment for theatergoers, while preserving views.

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Solar Provider Working to Power Puerto Rico

HOUSTON, Texas -- Sunnova Energy Corporation, a residential solar provider in Puerto Rico, is working to send energy storage systems to the island to integrate into existing solar installations. The batteries are part of an effort to solve the immediate needs of Puerto Rican customers and to create a more resilient, long-term power service for the island’s energy infrastructure, which must be almost entirely rebuilt.

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Postmates Expands Zero-Emissions Fleet to Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Postmates, the nation's largest on-demand "anything" network, announced an expansion of its zero-emissions fleet initiative, which will enable faster deliveries in the Pacific Northwest, while reducing the company's carbon footprint.

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Monday 09/25/2017
Cornell Tech’s First Academic Building Unveiled

FREMONT, Calif. -- Solaria Corporation, a provider of solar module technologies, congratulates Cornell Tech on opening its new campus in New York City, the first ever campus built for the digital age. Cornell Tech brings together faculty, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs and students in a catalytic environment to produce visionary results grounded in significant needs that will reinvent the way we live in the digital age. The campus features innovative architectural designs that leveraged a number of green building strategies to maximize energy efficiency with a net zero energy aspiration for the first academic building, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center.

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Urban Organics Dramatically Increases Output with New Location

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Midwest has long been a major source of innovation when it comes to feeding the world, so it’s no wonder that the same state where Nobel Peace Prize winning agronomist Norman Borlaug was educated is now delivering on the promise of urban indoor aquaponics. The St. Paul, Minn., company Urban Organics, which uses aquaponics to raise fish and grow leafy greens, has already proven the viability of an idea that’s been getting national attention: year-round indoor farming. In fact, Urban Organics has been so successful in its pioneering approach that it recently added a second larger location to meet skyrocketing local demand for its fresh arctic char and salmon, and organic greens including bok choy, kale, lettuce, arugula, chard, and spinach.

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Massachusetts Increases Deployment of Hybrids to Fleet Vehicles

BOSTON, Mass. -- XL Hybrids, Inc., a provider of connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets. The hybrid-electric vehicles will be deployed at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Department of Correction, Department of Developmental Services, and Department of Youth Services. The upgrades were made possible by support from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
Origis Announces 32.5 MW Solar Project for Georgetown University

MIAMI, Fla. -- Origis Energy USA announced a Power Purchase Agreement to develop a 32.5 MW solar power system for Georgetown University to be constructed in La Plata, Md. Once complete, the solar facility developed, built and owned by Origis Energy, will generate approximately 75,000 MWh of power each year and provide 49 percent of Georgetown’s electricity load for campus operations located in the nation’s capital.

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Chula Vista Selects Trafficware’s SynchroGreen Signal Tech

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- After a competitive RFP process, the city of Chula Vista, the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area and seventh largest city in Southern California, selects Trafficware’s SynchroGreen adaptive signal technology, that allows a "smart signal" intersection to adapt to traffic patterns in real time.

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Partners to Connect Underserved Communities with EVs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a new pilot program in partnership with Valley Clean Air Now and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 684 and 100 to provide free electrical panel upgrades to encourage electric vehicle ownership in low-income, underserved communities.

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Antioch Mall Now Hosting Free Volta EV Charging Stations

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Volta Charging, a provider of free electric vehicle charging, announced that two free charging stations for electric cars, powered by Volta, are now installed near the front entrance of the mall and Macy's at the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch.

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Tuesday 09/12/2017
SolarEdge and LG Electronics to Provide New Solar Modules

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global provider of PV inverters, power optimizers and module-level monitoring services, and solar panel leader LG Electronics USA are debuting a joint smart module targeting the high-end residential and commercial PV rooftop markets in North America. On display at the 2017 Solar Power International trade show, the smart module solution, the first from the two powerhouses, is one of the most power-dense rooftop offerings on the market. It includes both add-on and embedded power optimizer options for both commercial and residential systems.

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Sierra Wireless Launches Integrated Vehicle Connectivity Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things announced that its AirLink MP70 LTE-Advanced vehicle routers now support the most advanced, integrated vehicle telemetry, inertial navigation, and driver behavior features to improve fleet operations and vehicle maintenance.

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TomTom's Real-Time EV Charging Service to Combat Range Anxiety

FRANKFURT, Germany -- TomTom announced an innovative new service for drivers of electric vehicles. It’s called the TomTom EV Service, and it has been developed to help EV drivers to make informed decisions about when and where to charge their vehicles, reducing range anxiety.

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Tuesday 09/05/2017
Lumeta Solar Unveils Zero Penetration, Low Profile Solar Modules

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Lumeta Solar LLC, a California PV module manufacturer, announced the launch of Lumeta Lynx, a line of solar modules that eliminate racking resulting in faster installation, zero roof penetrations and improved aesthetics. The low-profile, black-on-black, frameless monocrystalline modules adhere directly to the roof, dramatically reducing module installation time on tile, shingle and commercial roofs.

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Ross Solar Completes 4.2 MW Installation for Restaurant Depot

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Ross Solar, a Con Edison Solutions company, has completed the third of four solar installations for Jetro Restaurant Depot at Jetro's Port Chester facility in Westchester County, N.Y.

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Delta Launches Residential Energy Storage Solution

FREMONT, Calif. -- Delta, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, unveiled its hybrid inverter E-Series line with feature-rich power conditioning and energy management capabilities for the U.S. residential solar power backup market. To help homes reach energy independence from the grid, Delta has also created an all-in-one solution that features an E7U hybrid inverter, lithium-ion external battery cabinet, smart monitor and control system, and power meter.

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E.ON Breaks Ground on Texas Waves Energy Storage Projects

CHICAGO, Ill. -- E.ON recently began construction on its Texas Waves energy storage projects co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 MW short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology and will be an integral part of the wind farm facilities near Roscoe, Texas.

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Tuesday 08/29/2017
IC Bus Launches Environmentally Friendly Grant Program

LISLE, Ill. -- IC Bus recently announced a new, environmentally friendly grant program that provides school districts with incentives to add propane-powered school buses to their fleets.

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Homebuilder Unveils Largest Zero Energy Home Community in State

FRESNO, Calif. -- A collaboration led by De Young Properties, and including the Electric Power Research Institute, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and BIRAenergy, announced De Young EnVision, the first grid-connected Zero Energy home community in Central California and the largest to be developed in the State. Located in Clovis, De Young EnVision will include 36 grid-connected homes designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year.

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SunPower Selected to Deliver Combined Solar and Storage Project

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Santa Rosa Junior College recently selected SunPower to deploy a fully-integrated solar and storage project. The 100-acre campus in Santa Rosa will feature the SunPower Helix Carport system and SunPower's Garage Top Carport system totaling about 2.6 MW, coupled with a 1.3 MW energy storage system from Stem, Inc. The 40-acre Petaluma campus will also install a 1.3 MW Helix Carport system.

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Tuesday 08/22/2017
Equinix to Install Fuel Cells at 12 Data Centers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Equinix, Inc., a global interconnection and data center company, announced the signing of a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement between a subsidiary of Southern Company and Equinix in which Bloom Energy fuel cells will be installed at 12 International Business Exchange data centers in the U.S. The project will provide a total capacity of more than 37 MW of power with a phased installation that begins in late 2017 through 2019.

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Home Depot Finds New Use For Store Roofs

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Not all Home Depot stores are exactly alike, but they each have one thing in common: they’re big. The average Home Depot is around 104,000 sq. ft. in size, meaning there’s 104,000 sq. ft. of empty space sitting on top of each one.

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Salisbury University Completes Solar Parking Canopy Project

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Standard Solar, a solar energy company, announced the completion of its solar installation with Salisbury University. Standard Solar constructed and will operate, own and maintain the 541.8 kW solar system featuring four solar canopies and five electric vehicle charging stations. The canopies will cover a parking lot to provide shade for the University’s Parking Lot H, as well power to the adjacent educational buildings.

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Tuesday 08/15/2017
Advisian and UpGrid LLC Partner on Distributed Energy Systems

HOUSTON, Texas -- New electricity infrastructures in buildings and throughout the grid are getting "smarter," achieving greater cost savings, efficiency, reliability and resilience. These new technologies hold promise for reducing energy costs and carbon emissions, while improving power reliability and energy security. But these new technologies are only part of the answer. Although they provide necessary advances in how we generate and use electricity, they also require a specialized team with expertise and insight into appropriate applications, business models, multi-stakeholder agreements, and equally important, training and technical support.

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Monday 08/14/2017
First Ad-Supported Smart-Grid EV Charging Stations Launched

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Seeking to increase the use of renewable energy and lower energy costs for its network of free-to-use, ad-supported electric vehicle charging stations, Volta has teamed with eMotorWerks to incorporate eMotorWerks' smart-charging technology throughout its nationwide network of stations. By using eMotorWerks hardware and software platform, Volta's customers can access reliable, high-power, grid-friendly charging across the rapidly growing number of stations in their territories. Via JuiceNet, this daytime electric load can now be coordinated with regional utilities, diversifying their resource portfolio and ensuring EV charging occurs with a cleaner energy mix.

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SageGlass Completes Dynamic Glass Installation at University

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- SageGlass, a manufacturer of smart electrochromic glass, announced its completed dynamic glass installation at the new Village Center Dining and Community Commons at the University of Colorado Boulder. The 113,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art building houses dining and residential programs, as well as healthcare and counseling services. SageGlass was installed on the exterior of the second-floor dining hall and first-floor conference room and pre-function lobby area to provide students and conference guests with a comfortable multipurpose space and dining area with unobstructed views of the Boulder Flatirons.

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Tuesday 08/08/2017
St. Louis Foodbank to Install Verasys Controls System

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- In coordination with Johnson Controls, Controlco Inc., and Midwest Mechanical Services and Solutions, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has significantly improved its operations, including reduced costs and energy savings, with the recently installed Verasys controls system by Johnson Controls. Verasys integrates heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment and controls. The company distributes more than 116,000 pounds of food and personal care items to those in need each day, and Verasys coupled with Facility Explorer enables the Foodbank to remotely monitor its vital dry goods storage and refrigeration and freezer warehouses.

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Zurn Industries Installs Solar at Paso Robles Facility

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Zurn Industries, a provider of engineered water solutions, recently completed a solar project to power their facility in Paso Robles, Calif.

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Monday 08/07/2017
Miami-Dade Selects Econolite Intelligent Transportation System

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Econolite recently announced that Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works has selected Econolite’s Intelligent Transportation System to upgrade the county’s traffic signals. As part of the county’s ongoing infrastructure modernization program, DTPW will leverage Econolite’s technology and solutions, including adaptive signal control technology to reduce traffic congestion and travel costs for county residents and roadway users.

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Tech Protects First Responders Against Fentanyl Exposure

EDGEWOOD, Md. -- Smiths Detection Inc., is at the forefront of arming first responders with solutions to safeguard against the presence of fentanyl. Working directly with international law enforcement and hazmat agencies, SDI has adapted a range of existing technologies to be able to quickly and accurately detect fentanyl and its analogues on scene.

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Tuesday 08/01/2017
Chariot Shuttle Service Aims to Reduce Transit Deserts

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Looking to expand its mobility offerings, Ford Motor Company is launching its crowd-sourced shuttle service Chariot in New York City in August, aiming to provide new mobility solutions to consumers.

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Marion County Energy-from-Waste Facility Celebrates 30 Years

BROOKS, Ore. -- Covanta Marion is celebrating 30 years of providing sustainable solid waste disposal operations for the residents of Marion County. Opened in 1987, the Energy-from-Waste facility has processed more than 5.5 million tons of waste, saving more than 45 acres of land from being developed into landfills.

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City of Kissimmee Adds ALLU Bucket to Maintenance Fleet

TETERBORO, N.J. -- The city of Kissimmee, Fla., recently took delivery of an ALLU Transformer Screener Crusher bucket attachment with Top Screen, by Teterboro, New Jersey-based ALLU Group. Kissimmee’s Public Works department will use the attachment with its hybrid loader to screen rocks and trash out of dirt, saving the city and taxpayers money by reclassifying the dirt into suitable material for use in maintaining the city’s infrastructure.

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Tuesday 07/25/2017
Code Green Solar Expands Commercial Installations

BLACKWOOD, N.J. -- Code Green Solar, LLC, recently completed a solar installation for Engine Distributors Inc. The Ford Motor Company partner was founded in 1958 and is currently a leading engine distribution company. The roof mount is of 137.46 size DC and is producing more than 175,000 kwh each year. This sizeable installation marks the further expansion of Code Green Solar's commercial development.

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Xeleum Announces Intelligent LED Parking Garage Fixture

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Xeleum Lighting announced the introduction of its Phaeton Parking Garage fixture, a high efficiency outdoor/indoor IP65 wet location rated LED luminaire that features fully integrated wireless lighting controls, including occupancy sensing and true daylight harvesting, in a 14" square fixture that sets a new standard in uniform illumination and low glare photometrics.

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Ameresco Partners with Federal Prisons on Energy, Water Project

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, announced 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 Administrative United States Penitentiary Thomson, located in Thomson, Ill. The ESPC, valued at $18.9 million, is designed to achieve more than $33 million in energy and water savings during the performance period of the contract.

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Monday 07/17/2017
Global Re-Fuel to Impact Poultry Industry with Biomass Furnace

MCKINNEY, Texas -- Global Re-Fuel is an energy technology company that is poised to make a significant impact on poultry farming. Its PLF-500 biomass furnace offers a pioneering farm technology that addresses financial, health and environmental issues facing the agriculture industry.

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Blue Bird Introduces All-New Electric School Bus Solutions

RENO, Nev. -- Blue Bird unveiled two new electric-powered school buses at the STN Tradeshow to nearly 1,000 live attendees and hundreds more on their live news feeds. Blue Bird introduced its all-new Type A Micro Bird G5 electric-powered school bus and then revealed its all-new electric powered Type D chassis which will power its Type D All American rear engine school bus.

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GenZe and Postmates Join Forces to Build Electric Vehicle Fleet

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Recently, at the FIA Formula E electric vehicle racing event, NYC ePrix, Silicon Valley-based GenZe and innovative community logistics platform Postmates announced a groundbreaking partnership to bring zero-emission transportation solutions to New York City and San Francisco.

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Monday 07/10/2017
Solar Farm Brings New Use to Abandoned Nuclear Power Site

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. -- The site of an unfinished nuclear power plant has been newly energized, with solar power. Birdseye Renewable Energy recently partnered with United Renewable Energy to design and construct a solar farm bringing energy generation to Hawkins County.

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Georgia Power Introduces Surveillance and Security Service

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Georgia Power introduces SiteView, a powerful new video surveillance and security tool, offered as part of the company's growing menu of optional services. With SiteView, commercial, industrial and governmental customers have the option to obtain a high-definition camera system, owned, installed and maintained by Georgia Power with no upfront cost. The service will also be available to homeowner associations and multi-family residential developments.

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Kapsch TrafficCom to Provide Mobile Ticketing for Transit System

MCLEAN, Va. -- The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom a contract to design, develop, implement, support and maintain a turnkey regional Mobile Ticketing System. The new MTS will allow MARTA riders to order, pay and electronically validate tickets using their mobile smart devices via a mobile application, as well as directly through the mobile ticketing website. The system enables users to access MARTA’s transit system within Atlanta, Ga., and surrounding communities. MARTA is the ninth-largest rapid transit system in the United States, spanning almost 50 miles of rail and more than 1,400 miles of bus routes. Every weekday, more than 500,000 people rely on MARTA for transportation.

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Skylar Completes Battery Energy Storage System for Glendale

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Skylar Resources L.P., announced that it has successfully completed the commissioning of a 2 MW Battery Energy Storage System on behalf of municipal utility client Glendale Water & Power in Glendale, Calif. Construction and testing was recently completed at Glendale’s Grandview Substation. The battery can now instantaneously respond to shifts in systemic load, providing GWP with an unprecedented capacity to regulate its transmission system. Beyond renewable integration, the BESS may serve as an emergency source of energy to start up other units, mitigating the impact of potential unplanned disruptions in service. It will also reduce costs by delaying the need for infrastructure upgrades.

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