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California sets course to 'Go Bigger' on floating offshore wind, approves nation-leading 25 GW goal by 2045 to accelerate benefits on clean energy, climate & jobs for state

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:39pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Energy Commission (CEC) today approved a bold set of offshore wind planning goals, as directed by the state's AB 525 law, putting California on a path to responsibly develop up to 5 gigawatts (GW) of floating offshore wind power by 2030 and 25 GW by 2045. These goals, which expand targets in an earlier report, send an important signal to industry and other state and federal agencies that California is committed to being a leader on offshore wind and moving expeditiously to strengthen and diversify its clean power portfolio.

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  • "Achieving 5 GW of offshore wind by 2030 will position the state to meet and even exceed its 25 GW goal by 2045.
  • We have a great track record of starting big things in California, of pushing the envelope and that spreading.
  • California's 2021 joint agency report concluded that to reach 100 percent clean energy by 2045, the state needs a diverse renewables portfolio including offshore wind.
  • About OWC Offshore Wind California is a coalition of industry partners with a shared interest in promoting policies and public support for responsible development of offshore wind power in California.

Project Solar Raises $23 Million Series A to Expand its Low-Cost Digital Solar Offering

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:13am

Nationally, our customers see an average ROI of 18% in the first year," says Trevor Hiltbrand, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Solar.

Key Points: 
  • Nationally, our customers see an average ROI of 18% in the first year," says Trevor Hiltbrand, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Solar.
  • Project Solar sells at an average of $2.20/watt while the national average sale price for residential solar hovers around $3.90/watt (source NREL ).
  • "Solar has never been more attractive from an investment perspective, nor more needed from an environmental perspective," says Matthew Smith, President and Co-Founder of Project Solar.
  • Project Solar is on track to having 30 megawatts of solar installed this year, with the goal of installing 150 megawatts during 2023.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Awards Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. Contract to Conduct Bat Behavior Study

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 10:27pm

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman) announced it was awarded a contract by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct research on how bat populations behave around wind turbines with the goal of understanding why bat mortalities occur to inform reduction strategies.

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  • Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman) announced it was awarded a contract by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct research on how bat populations behave around wind turbines with the goal of understanding why bat mortalities occur to inform reduction strategies.
  • As the global human population continues to grow, so does our need for renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy, states Bowmans Natural Resources Team Lead and Ecologist Dr. Sara Weaver.
  • Unfortunately, when it comes to wind energy development, bat mortalities are an unforeseen consequence and of particular concern.
  • About Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman): Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Bowman is an engineering services firm delivering infrastructure solutions to customers who own, develop and maintain the built environment.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Leads $20M Series A for Blue Frontier's Game-Changing Sustainable, Energy-Storing Air Conditioning

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 2:02pm

BOCA RATON, Fla. , July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Frontier, Inc., the leading innovator in ultra-efficient sustainable air conditioning technology, announced today that it has raised a $20M Series A equity investment led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures, 2150 Urban Tech Sustainability Fund and VoLo Earth Ventures. Blue Frontier's commercialization partner, Modern Niagara, also participated in the funding round. The Series A financing will accelerate Blue Frontier's ability to bring its product to market, thereby helping to propel the company towards its goal of creating gigaton reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by decarbonizing building cooling.

Key Points: 
  • Blue Frontier's AC system reduces electricity use by up to 90% by combining dew-point-style sensible cooling with liquid desiccant dehumidification.
  • Brian Mayers, of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, will serve as a board observer.
  • "Cooling is already a significant part of our global energy consumption and is expected to eventually surpass heating demand," said Carmichael Roberts, Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
  • "Blue Frontier's innovation is important because it can provide cooling with higher efficiency but also improved flexibility reducing overall load and better utilizing renewable energy.

Attend the Premier EV Charging Conference in August 2022; Kicks-Off Unique EV Charging Event Series

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 2:35pm

The national push for NetZero and the adoption of EV technologies by automakers presents a tremendous opportunity for growth in both residential and commercial charging stations.

Key Points: 
  • The national push for NetZero and the adoption of EV technologies by automakers presents a tremendous opportunity for growth in both residential and commercial charging stations.
  • The EV Charging Conference is spread over two days and will feature lively panel discussions with industry veterans, engaging keynote panels, and solo presentations by leaders in the sector.
  • The EV Charging Conference is a marquee, must-attend event that will officially launch an exciting EV Charging event series.
  • This will be followed by the second event of the series on October 18-19, 2022, with the EV Charging Infrastructure Conference, also in an easy-to-access fully virtual mode.

Transparent PV Windows Demonstrate Energy-Efficiency Performance in NEXT Energy Building Technology Project at NREL

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 1:00pm

Additionally, windows represent 30% of a commercial buildings heating and cooling energy, costing US building owners about $50 billion annually, according to DOE.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, windows represent 30% of a commercial buildings heating and cooling energy, costing US building owners about $50 billion annually, according to DOE.
  • Our project data shows these windows can help buildings reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency of windows and generating electricity for the building.
  • NEXTs transparent energy harvesting technology allows architects and building owners to turn windows and glass facades into producers of low-cost, on-site, renewable energy for buildings.
  • In the IN2 NEXT project, NEXT windows were modeled and tested against traditional commercial windows, tracking performance based on their respective Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), an industry-standard performance metric for commercial windows.

BrainBox AI Named a Qualified Vendor by NYSERDA for its Real-Time Energy Management + Tenants Program

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 2:08pm

BrainBox AI , a pioneer in autonomous building technology, is proud to announce that it has been named a qualified vendor for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authoritys (NYSERDA) Real-Time Energy Management + Tenants (RTEM + Tenants) program.

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  • BrainBox AI , a pioneer in autonomous building technology, is proud to announce that it has been named a qualified vendor for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authoritys (NYSERDA) Real-Time Energy Management + Tenants (RTEM + Tenants) program.
  • NYSERDAS RTEM + Tenants Program supports the deployment and utilization of energy management systems and services in leased commercial offices.
  • To be an Approved System Provider, BrainBox AI demonstrated that it can successfully provide building owners, operators, and tenants with a tool that impactfully decreases commercial building energy consumption and carbon footprint.
  • Were honored that NYSERDA has chosen BrainBox AI as a qualified vendor, making our technology even more accessible to the New York market, said Jean-Simon Venne, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, BrainBox AI.

Mana Monitoring Named as Finalist in U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Solar Prize

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 12:00pm

The American-Made Solar Prize , a multimillion-dollar competition funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has selected Mana Monitoring as a finalist in the Solar Prize Round 5 Hardware Track.

Key Points: 
  • The American-Made Solar Prize , a multimillion-dollar competition funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has selected Mana Monitoring as a finalist in the Solar Prize Round 5 Hardware Track.
  • Mana Monitoring, a high-quality provider of advanced energy monitoring and asset management solutions, was awarded funds to further the development of its solar site controller technology, MeDER .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220713005303/en/
    Mana Monitoring advances to final round of the U.S. Department of Energys American-Made Solar Prize competition with its distributed energy resource site controller technology, MeDER.
  • Were honored to be among the Solar Prize finalists, recognized for our meaningful advancements in a clean energy future, said Zoltan Milaskey, president of Mana Monitoring.

Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage Market is likely to showcase a robust growth by 2027|CAGR: ~6%| UnivDatos Market Insights

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Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00pm

The Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market report has been aggregated by collecting informative data on various dynamics such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

Key Points: 
  • The Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market report has been aggregated by collecting informative data on various dynamics such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • This innovative report makes use of several analyses to get a closer outlook on the Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market.
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Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage Market is likely to showcase a robust growth by 2027|CAGR: ~6%| UnivDatos Market Insights

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Monday, July 11, 2022 - 4:00pm

The Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market report has been aggregated by collecting informative data on various dynamics such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

Key Points: 
  • The Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market report has been aggregated by collecting informative data on various dynamics such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • This innovative report makes use of several analyses to get a closer outlook on the Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market.
  • The Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market report offers a detailed analysis of the latest industry developments and trending factors in the market that are influencing the market growth.
  • Furthermore, this statistical market research repository examines and estimates the Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage market at the global and regional levels.