Mosaic Investors See Good ROI

Joanna Schroeder

Every day consumers and businesses purchase energy from utility companies. But now, some consumers are actually earning an income from utilities that purchase solar power. Now in California, residents can earn income as PG&E energy from a solar installation completed by Pristine Sun, 322 KW solar installation constructed on dual-use farmlands. Today, Mosaic is offering California residents the ability to …

Electricity, Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar, Utilities

IBM Launches Wind & Solar Forecasting

Joanna Schroeder

IBM has announced the launch of an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. According the company, the solution, “Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecasting” (HyRef) combines weather predictions and analytics to accurately forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy. This will enable utilities to integrate more renewable energy into …

Electricity, Energy, Solar, Utilities, Wind

Groups Petition Cali to Evaluate Clean Energy Policy

Joanna Schroeder

Several organizations in California, including Californians Against Utilities Stopping Solar Energy (CAUSE), American Lung Association of California, California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) and are petitioning the California Energy Commission to quantify the air quality and economic benefits associated with the states “net energy metering” policy. According to CAUSE, net metering provides solar consumers with fair credit for the energy …

Alternative energy, Environment, Solar, Utilities

Study: Solar Power Would Lower Texans’ Energy Bills

John Davis

A new study shows that adding solar capacity to the Texas electrical grid would lower electricity prices for customers in the Lone Star State. This press release from the Solar Energy Industries Association says an analysis from the Brattle Group energy consultancy explains how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems would impact the rates: Their report concludes that adding photovoltaic solar to …

Solar, Utilities

Danish Company First To Achieve WindMade Status

Widex, a Danish hearing-aid manufacturer, is the first company in the world to receive the recently established WindMade designation, a new global consumer label for companies that use wind energy. The WindMade label requires participating companies to obtain at least 25 percent of their electricity from wind power. A wind turbine at Widex’ new global headquarters in Denmark covers 95 …

Company Announcement, Energy, Production, Utilities, Wind

Biodiesel Blends Prove their Worth in Winter

Biodiesel blends operate trouble-free all winter in cold climates in vehicles, buildings and even homes. All you need to be successful is high-quality fuel and good fuel management, according to the National Biodiesel Board. The largest municipal user of biodiesel, New York City, uses biodiesel blends in snow removal equipment. The New York City Parks & Recreation Department was the …

Biodiesel, Fleet, NBB, Utilities

New Jersey Utility Installs Rooftop Solar Array

John Davis

New Jersey’s oldest and largest publicly owned utility has put in a 921-kilowatt rooftop solar at the power provider’s Central Division Headquarters. With some help from Solis Partners, a leading developer and integrator of commercial solar power systems, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) put in the U.S.-made SolarWorld flat, glass-plated crystalline panels and Solyndra thin film panels, part …

Solar, Utilities

Perdue to Install Solar Installation Spanning 2 States

Joanna Schroeder

In what Perdue believes to be one of the largest commercial solar installations on the East Coast, the company has announced they are installing 11,000 solar panels divided between two different facilities. The agribusiness company has entered into a 15-year agreement with Washington Gas Services, Inc. (WGES) to purchase the electricity generated by the solar panels at a set price. …

Agribusiness, Electricity, Environment, Solar, Utilities

Renewable Energy Market Conference Close at Hand

Joanna Schroeder

In it’s 15 year, the Renewable Energy Market Conference is set to kick off in Portland, Oregon on October 19, 2010. But it’s not too late to register and join hundreds of marketers, policymakers, purchasers, utility representatives, and more in learning about where the renewable energy market is heading. Speakers will also discuss ideas and strategies to improve your business, …

conferences, Electricity, Solar, Utilities, Wind