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UMaine system takes a step toward powering Orono campus with wood and solar

Eesha Penharkar, Bangor Daily News Summary The University of Maine System trustees on Monday took a step toward allowing construction of a renewable energy source to power the University of Maine’s campus in Orono. At a meeting in Machias, trustees approved spending up to $5.7 million to plan...


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Microgrid boosters hope Michigan 'energy district' will spur more interest

Andy Balaskovitz, Energy News Network A rendering shows the vision for a smart energy district in Jackson, Michigan. Photo by Consumers Energy Consumers Energy plans to combine solar and storage in a 4-square-block project in Jackson, Michigan. Summary Microgrid advocates hope a...


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University of Cambridge's solar project reaches graduation

Jonny Bairstow, Energy Live News Summary The university has installed 384 kW worth of panels on the rood of its accommodation blocks. The University of Cambridge has installed 384kW of solar power on the roof of nine of its accommodation blocks. A total of 1,175 panels were...


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Profitability Thresholds of Resilient Microgrids and How to Exceed Them

Summary A new 85 kW PV solar plant will begin operating this fall in the Houston Advanced Research Center headquarters. Located in The Woodlands (Texas), the influence of severe weather events such as floods and hurricanes in the building’s energy demand and its operations will be discussed for...

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PUD Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

Douglas Buell, The Arlington Times Summary For all that Congressman Rick Larsen’s father Dick knew about power as a 30-year worker with Snohomish County PUD, the terms “microgrid” or “energy storage” would have never entered the conversation, not even after he retired in 1995. “That wasn’t...


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80% of Businesses Believe a Quarter of Energy Needs will be Generated Onsite by 2025

Press Release, PR Newswire Most businesses will take control of their own energy use by generating a quarter of their electricity onsite by 2025, with 81% of U.S. businesses predicting this change will take place in just seven years. In a study of over 1,000 businesses, Centrica Business...


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Putting sustainable biomass to the test

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Boosting woody biomass use with a new boiler helps Mizzou slash greenhouse gas emissions. The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, the state’s largest university, has achieved notable success in...


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City's energy park gets $750,000 charge

Gord Young, North Bay Nugget A community energy park under construction between the YMCA and Memorial Gardens is expected to be completed in November. Gord Young/The Nugget. Summary North Bay is getting more than $750,000 in federal funding for its community energy park, now under...


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Edmonton: Building a more sustainable future across Canada

Conference & Meetings World Summary Barb Stuhl-Smith, the business development account manager at Edmonton Tourism, explores how Edmonton is building a more sustainable future by fostering alternative energy innovation across Canada. With over 2,300 hours of sun per year, solar energy as...


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Engie starts £16m New Cross development

The Construction Index Summary Peabody Housing Association has chosen Engie to redevelop two derelict industrial units on Pomeroy Street in south London into new homes and commercial space. The £16m development in New Cross comprises 60+ new homes, including flats and houses, as well as a...