Why The Market for PV-Plus-Storage is Growing

With PV costs dropping, storage costs dropping, and the price of serving remote locations using diesel increasing, the market for solar plus storage is increasing. Paul Bundschuh, president and chief commercial officer of Ideal Power discusses this trend and explains why his company's latest product makes solar plus storage even more attractive. … [Read more...]

Residential Demand Response Yields 5 to 23% Savings: Opower

Opower's new residential demand response program has yielded 23% savings in homes with load control devices and peak rebate rates. Homeowners that have taken voluntary action – such as changing thermostat settings –have seen 5% savings. As a result, the company is expanding its program to include one million customers, said Tom Mercer, group … [Read more...]

NYSERDA to Provide Funds for CHP Acceleration

CHP Acceleration, a program of the New York State Energy & Research Development Authority, is offering incentives for the installation of pre-qualified, pre-engineered combined heat and power systems. The CHP systems must meet several standards. For example, the technology must come from approved CHP system vendors, and must be for customers … [Read more...]

Demand Management Incentives Offered for Greater New York City

Demand management incentives are now available for buildings in New York City and Weschester County through the New York State Energy & Research Development Authority and Consolidated Edison. Projects must be completed prior to June 1, 2016. The Demand Management Program provides increased amounts of funding (while available) as well as … [Read more...]

Georgetown University to Give $5M Community Energy Prize

Georgetown University is offering a $5 million community energy prize to tap the imagination, creativity, and competitive spirit of  communities nationwide in developing sustainable energy-saving innovations. Over 65 percent of American communities, home to more than 200 million U.S. residents, are eligible to apply. The community population … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: National Aquarium, FuelCell Energy, Energy Technology Savings

This week in energy efficiency micronews… The National Aquarium is teaming up with Constellation to support environmental conservation efforts in Baltimore and throughout the Chesapeake Bay. The aquarium will implement $3.7 million in energy and water conservation measures through a 15-year energy performance contract with Constellation. Under the … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Micronews: Schneider Electric, Montgomery County, Philips, ForceField Energy

This week in energy efficiency news... Schneider Electric was nominated for a BCTIA Technology Impact Award for its construction of a high-power MicroGrid Lab in Burnaby to facilitate the design and testing of Schneider Electric's revolutionary SE1 1500V platform for utility-scale solar plants. More about Schneider Electric's … [Read more...]

Michigan Utility Seeks Bids in Energy Efficiency RFP

Lansing Board of Water & Light has issued an energy efficiency RFP for residential and business programs in its electric service territory. The Michigan utiliity seeks bids for the following energy optimization programs. Residential Low Income Residential High Efficiency Products Residential Appliance Turn in and Recycling Residential … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: The USGBC, Johnson Controls, Lincoln Paper and Tissue, PSE&G

This week in energy efficiency news… The U.S. Green Building Council launched an online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state and Washington, D.C. The enhanced state market briefs highlight LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state. The USGBC created the … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: E Source, Con Edison, WegoWise

This week in energy efficiency news… E Source has made available the E Source Energy Efficiency Predictor, which helps utilities predict who’s most likely to participate in their efficiency programs. The program also breaks customers into segments, so that they can prioritize who to target first. EE Predictor’s insights about business customers … [Read more...]