Solar projects in Arkansas and Kentucky help L’Oréal achieve 100% renewable electricity for U.S. operations

  L’Oréal USA has achieved 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. manufacturing, reducing its carbon emissions by 84%, water usage by 52%, waste per finished product by 43% and making considerable improvements in package design. Key projects across the country included massive solar projects in Arkansas and Kentucky, wind turbines in Texas, and an eco-design tool

Why system testing matters for utility solar project financing

By: Rebecca Rogers Chilton, Domain Expert – Renewable Energy, Live Oak Bank More and more, utilities are seeing the advantages of renewables as part of their production mix. This leads to great opportunity–and competition–in the solar space, but first utility developers must secure debt and tax equity financing. System testing is key standard for lenders

Solar Impluse founders create spin-off aircraft

Last year, Solar Impulse electric airplanes flew five days and nights non-stop over the Pacific, the longest flight ever of a single pilot airplane. Working off the success, the planes’ co-founder André Borschberg is now taking electric propulsion technology a step further. A new plane, the H55, will develop and leverage the potential of electric

NREL to test SMA storage equipment

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) will use SMA technology for a 1-MW battery pilot project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), the nation’s premier wind energy technology research facility. Using the RESolve energy storage system, the project will test various components of energy storage and educate

Younicos commissions solar+storage microgrid at Panasonic’s Denver operations hub

Younicos has commissioned a 1 MW / 2 MWh lithium-ion battery system in partnership with Panasonic and Xcel Energy. The news was announced at the Energy Storage Association’s 27th Annual Conference, which offered two delegate group tours of the multi-resource microgrid. The system is located at Peña Station NEXT, a transit-oriented smart and sustainable development in Denver.

IREC offers storage guide for policymakers

A new tool published today by the independent Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Charging Ahead: An Energy Storage Guide for State Policymakers provides regulators and other decision makers with specific guidance on key issues for policy consideration, including foundational policies for advanced energy storage – a new generation of technologies characterized by flexible operating capabilities and diverse

Denver International Airport adds more parking spaces covered with solar

Denver International Airport opened a new parking lot at the 61st and Peña Regional Transportation District (RTD) University of Colorado A Line commuter rail station. The new lot adds a total of 800 parking spaces to the airport’s extensive parking system, and includes 609 spaces covered with solar canopies tied to a cutting-edge microgrid system that

Solar+storage keeps light on at Chula Vista, California church

SunFusion Solar is installing a solar+storage at the First Southern Baptist Church of Chula Vista, California. The project includes 15 kW of solar and a 45 kWh battery from iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3). The system is expected to be completed this summer at a cost of roughly $110,000. “Our primary reason for getting the system was to

Adara Power introduces 20-kWh residential energy storage solution

Adara Power offers its second-generation energy storage system, the Adara Pulse. The Adara Pulse is an intelligent solution that’s stackable to 20 kWh for residential energy storage, driven by Adara’s iC3 Smart Controls technology. The Adara Pulse integrates all elements of the energy storage system with a modular hardware and software approach, enabling the components to

Exhibit prepares to show advantages of hydrogen and fuel cell storage at SPI

A new exhibit featuring the advantage of using hydrogen and fuel cells will take place at the Solar Power International (SPI) show this fall. The exhibit will be part of Energy Storage International, a large energy storage event co-located with SPI, with more than 115 exhibitors. Electrolyser, hydrogen compressor and fuel cell companies such as ITM