Product News & Announcements

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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Tuesday 07/05/2016
Urban Solar Deploys Solar Bus Stops In San Francisco

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Urban Solar announced its agreement with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Clear Channel Outdoor to supply solar powered LED lighting in San Francisco, Calif.

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Horizon Solar Power Launches "Acts of Sunshine" Program

TEMECULA, Calif. -- Horizon Solar Power, a designer and installer of residential and commercial solar systems in Southern California, announced the launch of its "Acts of Sunshine" program. The initiative was developed to support the company's ongoing commitment to playing a positive and vital role in Southern California and making a difference in lives of its residents. Through Acts of Sunshine, Horizon will partner with local organizations to collaboratively give back to surrounding communities, while educating homeowners and local businesses about the significant environmental and cost-saving benefits of renewable energy.

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Kreisel Electric Presents Home Energy Storage

FREISTADT, Austria -- Austrian manufacturer of high performance batteries Kreisel Electric presented a viable solution for private households and commercial application. MAVERO is a highly efficient and flexible energy storage system that can be tailored precisely to individual needs. The battery packs are based on Li-ion technology and are available in four different sizes, their usable capacity ranges from 8 kWh to 22 kWh. The casing is available in two colors and communicates all charge and discharge activities by means of LED visualisation.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
U.S. Customs to Make Border Lighting More Efficient

BETHESDA, Md. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded Green Generation Solutions, LLC, a D.C. based company experienced in engineering and implementing energy efficiency solutions, a $2.4 million Energy Savings Performance Contract to reduce energy consumption along a 10 mile stretch of the U.S. border with Mexico in Yuma, Arizona over a 12 year performance period.

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HyLite Introduces PL lamp for Down Lighting Applications

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- HyLite LED Lighting has introduced a new Plug-in LED lamp for down lighting applications. With its compact size, the new HyLite LED VL lamp efficiently delivers illumination at 116 lumens per watt with a 120° beam angle. At only 12W, the HyLite VL Lamp replaces up to a 42W CFL, effectively reducing energy consumption by up to 71 percent.

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Kapsch TrafficCom Contracted for Transit System Upgrade

BOSTON, Mass. -- Kapsch TrafficCom North America, a subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, announced that it has secured a four year, $11.5 million contract to upgrade and modernize the Integrated Transportation Management System at the Highway Operations Center of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The new system will manage all of the Department’s state-wide roadway network and the Boston Metropolitan Highway System tunnel complex and facilities.

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Milwaukee Sewerage District Pens 10-year Contract with Veolia

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has extended its agreement with Veolia North America to continue managing and operating its collection and wastewater treatment system under a 10-year, $500 million contract.

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Tuesday 06/21/2016
Fulton Center Achieves LEED Silver Certification

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Arup, the interdisciplinary engineering, consulting and design services firm has announced the certification of LEED Silver for The Fulton Center. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

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Energy Management Comes to 250 Hawaiian Schools

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- All public elementary, middle, and high schools in the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ service territory are receiving new, intelligent, energy-monitoring devices and software through a unique collaboration among Stem, Inc., a California-based leader in software-driven energy storage; Hawaiian Electric Companies; Energy Excelerator and the Hawai‘i Department of Education.

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Ameresco, U.S. Army Complete Solar Project at Fort Detrick

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Ameresco, Inc., an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, joined U.S. Army leadership and federal, state, and local officials for a ribbon cutting celebration to mark the completion of the large-scale 18.6 MW direct current renewable energy solar facility located at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Army installation in Frederick, Md.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Willdan Contracted for Con Edison Multifamily Energy Program

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Willdan Group, Inc., announced that it has been awarded a new two-and-a-half-year $40.6 million contract to implement Consolidated Edison’s Multifamily Energy Efficiency program across the utility’s New York City and Westchester County service area. This new program, which is expected to ramp up throughout the third quarter of 2016, expands upon Willdan’s existing Small Business Direct Install program with Con Edison and increases the overall diversification of the company’s relationship with the energy company.

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