The biodigester functions by using animal waste from the zoo’s animals, and is currently in the testing and commissioning phase.Read more
ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia and Atlanta-headquartered Georgia Power have partnered on a 1-megawatt solar energy project on the university’s campus in Athens to help expand the state’s portfolio of power generation options.Read more
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently announced the completion of a 500-kilowatt solar net metering project at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield. This project marks the fifth of seven state correctional facilities that will eventually be powered by solar energy.Read more
TEMECULA, Calif. — A 6-megawatt solar array and energy storage project will soon become a symbol of environmental sustainable for California’s Temecula Valley Unified School District.Read more
WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Aug. 24 approved the Blythe Mesa Solar project in California as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and move the economy toward clean energy sources. The 485-megawatt photovoltaic facility will be constructed in Riverside County, Calif., and will produce enough renewable energy to power more than 145,000 California homes, according to a statement by the BLM.Read more
TIPP CITY, Ohio — Adams County Ohio Valley School District will soon harvest much of its electricity from the sun as part of an energy conservation project it has undertaken with Energy Optimizers, USA.Read more
HONOLULU, Hawaii — Part of a nationwide sustainability initiative, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s 150-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system at Mapunapuna Medical Office recently joined the electrical grid.
It’s the first of eight planned solar installations to be completed by the organization. When fully implemented, the operation is expected to cut Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s energy usage by 10 percent, saving $2 million to $4 million over the 20-year power purchase agreement.Read more
BOSTON — Boston Properties, a real-estate investment firm, hired New York-headquartered UGE International Ltd. (UGE) to design and supply a rooftop renewable energy system at its new headquarters in Boston. Upon completion, the new UGE headquarters will become city’s most sustainable office building.
Currently under construction, the 17-story, 425,000-square-foot building at 888 Boylston St. will use 45 percent less energy than an average office building of a similar size.Read more
HOUGHTON, N.Y. — Houghton College completed a 2.5-megawatt on-site solar energy installation, the largest on a college campus in the state of New York.Read more
WASHINGTON — California is the nation’s leader in solar energy, according to a new report from the Washington, D.C.-based Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).Read more