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Slovenia launches tender for large-scale solar, renewables and co-generation

Emiliano Bellini, PV-Magazine Summary Slovenia has installed around 10 MW of new PV systems in 2016. Flickr: Luigi Rosa The Slovenian Energy Agency (Agencija za energijo) has issued a public invitation for new power generation capacity from renewable energy sources and high...

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Sustainability on Campus: Case Studies at Bowdoin College, Colby College, Williams College and UMass Amherst

Summary This interactive jeopardy style presentation will discuss a variety of sustainability-related projects with higher-education institutions. Case studies will include: carbon management with Bowdoin College and Colby College; successful implementation of both onsite and remote solar PV at...


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Innovation chief says future of energy is distributed

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary A top executive at Siemens innovation unit, next47, sparked some debate at an energy summit in London last week, when asserting that distributed energy would rule the future power mix. Susana Quintana-Plaza, Partner at the unit dedicated to...

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How the Christchurch district energy scheme works

Will Harvie, Stuff Summary A district energy scheme has just been turned on at Ngāi Tahu's new development in central Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains the engineering of energy efficiency. It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch. It...

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North Bay Hydro partners with S&C to build North Bay Community Energy Park

Penn Energy Summary Source: S&C Electric Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announced a partnership with North Bay Hydro to deploy a microgrid at North Bay Community...

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UK ‘eco-town’ to feature solar and district heating

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A planned housing development in the UK is to feature solar panels and district heating. The £80m ($103m) Elmsbrook eco-town development in Oxfordshire is a joint venture between building firm Crest Nicholson and housing provider A2 Dominion...

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University of Minnesota makes long-term commitment to clean energy

Frank Jossi, Midwest Energy News Summary By next year more than 20 percent of the electricity needs of the University of Minnesota will be powered by renewable energy. Over the course of the last several months, the university has inked a 10-year subscription to a new green tariff program...

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Eclipse Shines Light On ‘Smart Grid’ Technologies At Clemson University

Press Release, The Newsstand CLEMSON — The historic eclipse that will cut across the nation on Aug. 21 will give Clemson University researchers and industry collaborators a chance to study what happens when solar panels suddenly quit generating energy. The research underscores one of the...

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Sustainable District Energy at Mizzou: The Accelerated Integration of Biomass, Wind, Solar and Energy Conservation

Summary The University of Missouri (MU) strives to provide a healthy and safe learning environment and is working to achieve climate neutrality in line with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. This presentation reviews current campus programs including: 1)...


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Can a district energy system help to keep your electricity rates low? It does at Princeton University!

Paige Davis, IDEA July 31, 2017 Summertime is synonymous with school vacations, beach days, and summer bbq’s. For those in the utility business it also means high electricity demand driven by high temperatures and heat waves. July 2017 has seen new peak records in Texas and Alberta as well...

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