Black & Veatch Commission Microgrid

Joanna Schroeder

Black & Veatch has commissioned its new microgrid system that provides power to the Rodman Innovation Pavilion located at the company’s Kansas World Headquarters. The microgrid uses a combination of natural gas, solar energy, geothermal and battery storage, and is the first of its kind in the state. It can operate as an independent power source or in support of …

Alternative energy, Clean Energy, Electricity, Energy Storage, Geothermal, Microgrid, Natural Gas, Solar

Kyocera Dedicates Floating Mega Solar Plants

Joanna Schroeder

Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation’s joint venture Kyocera TCL Solar has completed construction of two floating mega-solar power plants at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The plants will generate an estimated 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) per year. The solar modules are 255-watt Kyocera modules with 11,256 used in total for the project …

Clean Energy, Electricity, International, Solar, water

DOE Releases 2014 Hydropower Market Report

Joanna Schroeder

The Department of Energy has released its 2014 Hydropower Market Report. The study quantifies the current size, scope and variability of U.S. hydropower supplies. Today, the renewable energy source provides nearly 7 percent of the U.S. electricity supply – enough to power more than 20 million homes – and its growing with federal support. The report also highlights how hydropower …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Hydro, Renewable Energy

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. announced its collaboration with Tesla Motors to provide an inverter solution that will allow for grid and photovoltaic integration with Tesla’s home battery solution, the Powerwall. The joint development by SolarEdge and Tesla builds on SolarEdge’s DC optimized inverter solution and Tesla’s automotive-grade energy storage technology to enable more cost-effective residential solar generation, storage, and consumption for …

Bioenergy Bytes

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

The energy and IT company LichtBlick and electric vehicle and battery manufacturer Tesla have entered into a global energy collaboration to intelligently integrate Tesla’s new Powerwall Home Batteries into the energy market. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the innovative storage device in the early hours of Friday (CET) in Los Angeles. The Tesla Powerwall is particularly attractive for households, businesses …

Bioenergy Bytes

Pattern Energy Kicks off Amazon Wind Farm Project

Joanna Schroeder

Pattern Energy Group has announced the closing of financing on the 150 MW Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) and construction is in full swing. The project is located in Benton County, Indiana and has entered into a 13-year PPA with Amazon to supply electricity to the grids that service Amazon Web Services datacenters. Upon completion, the Amazon Wind Farm project …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Wind

Caterpillar & First Solar Enter Into Partnership

Joanna Schroeder

Caterpillar and First Solar, Inc. have announced a joint partnership to develop an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar solution for microgrid applications. First Solar will design and manufacture a pre-engineered turnkey package for use in remote microgrid applications, such as for small communities. The package will feature Cat-branded solar panels manufactured by First Solar and will include a balance of system …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Microgrid, Solar

Tesla Partners with College of Marin

Joanna Schroeder

During a presentation at Tesla Design Studios in Los Angeles the company unveiled a new Tesla battery that has home, commercial and utility-scale storage applications. College of Marin is the first community college to partner with Tesla to install the new battery storage products on campus. The college received $5.3 million in government incentives to help cover the costs of …

automotive, Clean Energy, Energy Storage, Solar

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Probe Manufacturing, Inc. has announced changes to its organization that will shift the focus of the company to its innovation & product development incubation services with emphasis in Cleantech and high growth opportunities. The company will be offering product development acceleration to startups and VC backed companies. During a historic visit to China the Government of Equatorial Guinea, represented by …

Bioenergy Bytes

New Orleans Says Yes to Solar

Joanna Schroeder

New Orleans has said yes to solar energy. The City Council has unanimously adopted a resolutions of policies that will lead to the development of a robust local solar industry. The city believes that more solar will help their community and its citizens save money as well as provide quality employment opportunities and grow the local economy. Councilmember Guidry, one …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Renewable Energy, Solar