Commercial buildings have high energy needs, and it’s no secret that the HVACR system is one of the largest sources of electricity consumption in them. Since the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) began tracking energy use through its Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) in 1979, total energy consumption has almost doubled.
Funds will be used to train American workers for the solar energy workforce
June 29, 2015
The DOE is making up to $12 million available to develop a diverse, well-trained solar-support workforce, including insurance, real estate, and utility professionals whom consumers rely on when they choose solar.
Project Brings Solar to 10 Habitat for Humanity Homes
October 20, 2014
The project was led by GRID Alternatives, the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer, which is launching its new mid-Atlantic presence with this neighborhood project to install solar energy systems on 10 Habitat for Humanity of Washington D.C. homes.
Solar Forecasting and Energy Management to Improve Efficiency
June 20, 2013
The California Energy Commission awarded $1.7 million to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Cool Earth Solar Inc. (CES) to conduct a community-scale renewable energy integration demonstration project.
With the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels falling rapidly, utilizing solar energy has suddenly become a cost-effective choice for many large retailers, who are now embracing the technology with open arms.
REC Solar, a leader in solar electric system design and installation, has announced the completion of a 500 kilowatt community solar project in Boulder, Colo. The Boulder Cowdery Meadows Solar Array is the first community solar project completed under Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards Community program.
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), about three in four residential buildings have physical restrictions to going solar. However, things are changing, and in the last several years or so, “shared solar” has started to take root in many states across the country. What exactly is shared solar?
This week, The ACHR NEWS features the Commercial Cooling Showcase. Get a jump on your competition by learning about all the new commercial cooling equipment that manufacturers are introducing this year, including rooftop units, VRF systems, and chillers.
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