BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Billion Electric Co. is providing its smart energy management solution to monitor the electrical activities at the Eco-Power Station (EPS) in Taiwan, a revolutionary, off-the-grid electric bicycle charging station that is self-powered by solar energy. Billion Electric’s successfully combined power metering and communication technologies to not only help ease administrators on the challenges of the central control of scattered equipment, but also create fast and more efficient workflow between devices, which boosts productivity and saves energy.
  • Invenergy has received Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) 2015 Innovation Award for Centralized Storage. Invenergy received the award for its Grand Ridge Battery Storage Facility in Illinois. Grand Ridge is the largest renewable energy center in the world with wind, solar and advanced-energy storage in one location. In addition to the 31.5 MW storage unit, Grand Ridge houses a 210 MW wind farm; a 20 MW solar project; and a second, 1.5 MW energy storage project.
  • SolarCity has won The Home Depot’s 2015 Environmental Partner of the Year Award. Since 2013, SolarCity has partnered with Home Depot to help customers go solar and save money and energy. Under the partnership, SolarCity consultants in Home Depot stores across the nation explain how homeowners can take control of their energy costs.
  • Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has been recognized as a leader among utilities for its adoption of environmentally encouraging initiatives and operational practices, according to a recent national study. In the Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement study, conducted by Cogent Reports at Market Strategies International, FPL ranked number one in the south on the Environmental Champions list, which considers consumer beliefs about actions utilities are taking to embrace environmental commitment. Results are based on more than 25,000 consumer performance ratings for 125 leading utilities nationwide.
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