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SoCalGas Demonstrates Solar Cogeneration for Solar Cooling

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Cogenra Solar®, a provider of solar cogeneration systems and renewable energy service solutions, has announced a solar cogeneration project at Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) Energy Resource Center (ERC), which demonstrates solar cogeneration’s versatility in also addressing cooling needs.


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Smart Control Minimizes Energy Costs for Senior Residential Facility

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Castel De Flots Bleus in Cap Pele, New Brunswick, Canada, is a residential housing facility for senior citizens. This year, the facility transitioned to a REHAU smart control solution featuring DataNab universal monitoring and control devices to reduce energy usage and costs.


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GE Cogeneration Units Power, Heat, and Cool London Olympic Games

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Two new energy centers in London’s Stratford City and Kings Yard areas are ready to supply 10 MW of efficient power, heating, and cooling for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games as well as East London’s businesses and residential areas after the Games conclude using GE cogeneration units.


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SPX Awarded Contract to Provide Dry Cooling System for Major Natural Gas Power Plant

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SPX Corp. announced that its Thermal Equipment and Services segment has been awarded a contract to supply an air-cooled condenser (ACC) for a new 1.3 GW natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant.


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Chiller Noise No Longer a Problem After Installation of Acoustifence Barrier

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Installation of a 24-foot noise barrier utilizing Acoustifence outdoor sound abatement material at the new Sheboygan Festival Foods store has been completed, ending complaints from nearby residents over high levels of noise from the store’s industrial refrigeration chillers.


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Michaels Stores Roll Out Siemens Energy Management Extensions Chain-Wide

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Siemens Building Technologies Division announced that Michaels Stores Inc., the major arts and crafts retailer, has rolled out a series of Siemens advanced extensions to the Site Controls™ Energy Management System (EMS).


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Dorm’s Solar Hot Water System to Save University $81,000

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The University of North Carolina - Asheville (UNCA) expects to cut annual hot water costs in Mills Residence Hall by 29 percent through the installation of a solar hot water system from SolTherm. Compared to its previous energy source, the student dormitory is projected to save more than $81,000 over the life of the system.


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Honeywell Helps Water Authority Cut Costs and Emissions Through Upgrades

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Honeywell has announced a water metering and infrastructure renewal program with the Western Virginia Water Authority in Roanoke, Va. The plan will upgrade water meters across the Authority’s customer base and improve energy efficiency at its facilities.


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Thermal Management Simulation Helps Auto A/C Shift to Alternative Refrigerants

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Vehicle thermal management software aids in a/c system design and predicting performance. It allows engineers to access the required tools and libraries to build simulation models, run simulations, and display results graphically.


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Siemens to Implement U.S. Army’s Largest Solar PV System

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Siemens Government Technologies announced that the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center has awarded a $16.8 million task order to implement energy conservation upgrades, including a 4.465 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power generating system — the largest to date for the U.S. Army — at the White Sands Missile Range.


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