Product News & Announcements

Tuesday 01/16/2018
Company Completes Three Additional New Wind Farms

ORANGE, Conn. -- Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., began commercial operations at three new wind farms in recent weeks. More than 500 MW of new wind farms in California, New Mexico and Colorado, all under long-term energy contracts, join the company’s U.S. fleet, which now includes 3,300 wind turbines across 22 states.

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Willis Tower Selects Entic to Increase Building Efficiency

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Entic, a provider of IOT and smart building technology, has been selected by Willis Tower to deliver increased operational efficiency and utility savings to the iconic 110-story skyscraper at the heart of Chicago’s skyline. This deal marks the eighth engagement between Entic and Equity Office, bringing Entic’s enterprise-wide solution to more than 11 million sq. ft. of the company’s global portfolio.

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e-Bike Pilot Program to Launch in San Francisco in April 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Motivate International, the operator of the Bay Area’s regional bike share system, announced it will add e-Bikes to its fleet, beginning with 250 e-Bikes in San Francisco this April. The pedal-assist e-Bikes, produced by Silicon Valley-based GenZe, will help riders by boosting their natural pedal power, so they can get up hills more easily and ride for longer distances. This new offering will integrate seamlessly with the Ford GoBike network and add a safe, reliable and affordable shared mobility option to the city.

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Portable Solar Generators Make a Difference in Relief Efforts

HOUSTON, Texas -- When Hurricane Harvey flooded much of Houston, it also knocked out the electric power that people needed to clean up after the storm.

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Tuesday 01/02/2018
Cummins and NRG Launch Tech Platform to Reduce Energy Costs

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Cummins Inc., and NRG Energy, Inc., announced a strategic partnership to deploy a resilient, cleaner and cost-effective distributed energy platform for commercial and industrial customers. This easy-to-implement solution provides customers an opportunity to transition to a smarter energy consumption model. The platform, with a preliminary estimated hundreds of megawatts capacity or enough to power tens of thousands of homes, enhances a customer’s energy usage through Cummins-powered generators and NRG distributed energy resource capabilities.

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Health Network Achieves $1 Million in Energy Efficiency Rebates

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Dayton Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, is recognizing Kettering Health Network for earning $1 million in rebates through energy-saving measures that are improving the environment. The efforts are part of a broader corporate energy efficiency initiative that includes the Kettering Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Greene Memorial Hospital, Soin Medical Center, Southview Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center.

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Tuesday 12/19/2017
Susquehanna University to Develop 14-Acre Solar Array in Penn.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Susquehanna University has entered into an agreement with WGL Energy Systems, a WGL company, to develop a 3.9 MW ground-mounted solar array that will supply 30 percent of the university’s electricity needs.

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Packsize Intl. Becomes Largest EV Charging Installation in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Rocky Mountain Power awarded Packsize International with a $111,280 incentive check to recognize the availability of 50 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers on premise, creating the largest electric vehicle charging installation in Utah.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
FirstNet Launches Ruthless Preemption for First Responders

RESTON, Va. -- FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network, now features ruthless preemption services for first responder subscribers across the country. This highly anticipated, specialized offering is now available to first responders in states and territories that have opted in to the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T plan, and have subscribed to FirstNet service.

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PG&E Proposes Clean Energy Alternative to Old Fossil Fuel Plant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a proposal that, if approved, would provide a clean energy alternative to a decades-old fossil-fuel power plant in Oakland.

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Monday 12/11/2017
MIT to Pioneer Next Generation Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT's Center for Biomedical Innovation announced its New Drug Development Paradigms Initiative will pilot a next generation healthcare innovation ecosystem designed to deliver more value from new medicines to patients faster, in ways that work for all parties.

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Tuesday 11/28/2017
Ameresco to Build Solar System at DEA Intelligence Center

EL PASO, Texas & FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, announced the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has entered into a contract with Ameresco to build a 2.47 MW solar energy system at the El Paso Intelligence Center located on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The Energy Saving Performance Contract was awarded to Ameresco under the ESPC ENABLE program.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
California Transit Agencies Begin Microtransit Services

DURHAM, N.C. -- TransLoc, a technology provider of flexible agency-owned microtransit solutions, announced partnerships with three innovative California transit agencies readying to deploy microtransit in their respective communities, Orange County Transportation Authority, Central Contra Costa Transit Authority and the San Joaquin Regional Transit District.

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Alta Energy Installs Solar on Portable Classrooms in California

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Alta Energy, a renewable energy analytics and procurement services provider, announced that it has completed the installation of solar power systems at 14 campuses across California’s Poway Unified School District. Alta Energy installed a total of 632 kilowatts on 65 of PUSD’s standard 24'x40' relocatable, portable classrooms. Financed through a power purchase agreement with no out-of-pocket costs to the district, the project reduces PUSD’s electricity expenses by nearly 15 percent and will save the district $250,000 per year.

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Abilene Awards Traffic Communications Contract to Iteris

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Iteris, Inc., a global provider in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, has been awarded a $1.5 million contract for a traffic-signal upgrade project from the city of Abilene, Texas.

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HyLite LED Expands LED Solutions with New Retrofit Series

FORT MILL, S.C. -- LED Retrofit lamps intended to replace metal halide, high pressure sodium, and other HID light sources have grown tremendously in popularity because of their lower initial investment and high return on investment. Retrofit lamps cut energy consumption by up to 80 percent, provide years of maintenance-free operation and offer the lowest total cost of ownership of any lighting technology. For these reasons, they play an important role in driving adoption to LED technology and promoting energy reduction and sustainability.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Construction Begins on Utility-Scale Solar Facility at USAF Base

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- The United States Air Force and El Paso Electric recently announced the beginning of construction for a new 5 MW solar facility to serve Holloman Air Force Base. The solar plant will be an EPE owned dedicated energy resource for HAFB and is the first renewable energy project that EPE will build to serve a military installation.

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Monday 11/13/2017
Wells Fargo Global Operations Goes 100 Percent Renewable

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Wells Fargo & Company announced that 100 percent of its global electricity consumption for 2017 will be met with renewable energy. The milestone means the company has met the first part of its commitment to purchase renewable energy to power 100 percent of global operations by the close of 2017, with a transition to long-term agreements that fund new sources of green power by 2020.

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City Again Selects Constellation as Natural Gas Supplier

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- For the second consecutive term, the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, has selected Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and a longtime competitive energy supplier in Ohio, to provide monthly variable-rate natural gas supply to more than 40,000 Cincinnati residents and small businesses. According to city officials, the program saved participants a total of $2.1 million dollars in 2016, as compared to the Standard Service Offer from the utility during that period of time.

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Tuesday 11/07/2017
Solution Developed for Island Community’s Energy Challenges

WALTHAM, Mass. -- National Grid, a provider of innovative energy solutions designed to meet customer and community needs, will install a 48 MWh battery energy storage system, or BESS, on the island of Nantucket, 30 miles off the Massachusetts coast, to help address some unique energy challenges.

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GenZe Introduces New Traffic Solution with Electric Bicycles

FREMONT, Calif. -- Silicon Valley-based GenZe has a new solution for people in crowded, gridlocked cities who want the freedom of efficient personal transportation, without the hassle, costs or environmental impact of driving a car.

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5-Minute Extreme Fast Charge Battery Tech for EVs Announced

IRVINE, Calif. -- Enevate Corporation, a lithium-ion battery technology company, announces HD-Energy Technology for Electric Vehicles which features extreme fast charging in only 5 minutes with high energy density and long driving range that adds up to 240 miles, or up to 50 miles range with a 60-second charge. This fast charge and very short charging times are better than any other Li-ion technology available today, while meeting automotive requirements for energy density, range, and cost. Enevate licenses its silicon-dominant HD-Energy Technology to battery and EV automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide.

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Blue Bird Unveils All-New, Electric-Powered Type C School Bus

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Bird Corporation unveiled its all-new Blue Bird Vision Electric Type C school bus at the NAPT conference in Columbus, Ohio. The electric powertrain is supplied by ADOMANI, with drivetrain and vehicle control software developed and produced by their technology partner, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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Tuesday 10/31/2017
NRG to Install Solar Arrays at McKesson Facility

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- McKesson announced that the company has entered into a long-term agreement with NRG to purchase solar power from solar arrays that NRG will install at a major McKesson facility. The solar power purchase agreement represents the first step of a multi-phase plan to expand McKesson’s environmental sustainability efforts while driving cost efficiencies over the long term.

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Partnership With School District Yields Environmental Benefits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An innovative public-private partnership between Nopetro, a Florida company, and one Florida school district has saved the district more than $1.1 million and has reduced vehicle emissions by 90 percent by converting nearly half the school bus fleet to compressed natural gas.

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Clean Energy Expands Fueling Agreements with USPS Fleets

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced that it has signed multiple fueling agreements with United States Postal Service contract-carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma and Texas, increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet

SEATTLE & SNYDER, Texas -- Amazon recently announced that its largest wind farm yet, Amazon Wind Farm Texas, is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects across the U.S., with more than 35 more to come. Together, these projects will generate enough clean energy to power over 330,000 homes annually. These projects also support hundreds of jobs and provide tens of millions of dollars of investment in local communities across the country.

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Off-Grid Power System Delivered to Hurricane Maria Victims

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Arensis, an international provider of distributed energy and portfolio company of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, announced the initiation of its disaster relief plan, bringing off-grid energy systems to the victims of Hurricane Maria in remote areas of Puerto Rico. The initial Arensis biomass-to-energy power unit is being relocated from Lufthansa’s operations at the Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla to the city of Fajardo, P.R.

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Tuesday 10/24/2017
Veolia Opens State-of-the-Art Electronics Recycling Facility in Ontario

PICKERING, Ont. -- Veolia is expanding its electronics and lamp recycling capabilities in Canada with a new, 5,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art recycling facility located in Pickering, Ont. While the plant’s primary purpose is to provide lamp-recycling services for customers across Ontario and other Canadian provinces, other electronics and mercury-bearing wastes can also be handled for customers out of this facility as appropriate. Veolia currently provides industrial cleaning and hazardous materials management services from this location.

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Coming Soon: the First CNG Fueling Station in the Bronx

BRONX, N.Y. -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, the city of New York and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city.

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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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