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DONG Energy intends to acquire U.S. offshore wind development project in New Jersey

At the offshore wind auction held by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on November 9, 2015, RES Americas Developments Inc. secured the rights to develop one of the two leases that were awarded. The lease comprises an area that could potentially accommodate more than 1000MW of offshore wind. Following approval from BOEM, the lease will be taken over by DONG Energy, the global market leader in developing, building and operating offshore wind farms. RES Americas will continue to support development of the lease area as agreed with DONG Energy.

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World's largest ever offshore wind farm to be built by DONG Energy

DONG Energy will build the giant Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, capable of powering well over 1 million UK homes, off the Yorkshire coast after taking a final investment decision today. With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), Hornsea Project One will be the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity and will become – by a considerable margin – the world's largest offshore wind farm.

 

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Opower Launches Agile EE: A Significantly Upgraded Energy Efficiency Solution

ARLINGTON, Va. — February 2, 2016 — Opower (NYSE: OPWR), the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry, today announced the launch of Agile EE, a major upgrade to its Energy Efficiency solution. With an expanded set of cutting edge new features, utilities can now design programs that drive industry-leading, reliable efficiency savings while also increasing marketing effectiveness, lifting customer satisfaction, and addressing a wide range of demand side management (DSM) goals.

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Powerhouse Dynamics Partners with Weathermatic to Bring the Commercial Internet of Things to Smart Irrigation

Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the award-winning SiteSage asset and energy management platform for multi-site operators of small commercial facilities, and Weathermatic, makers of the SmartLink Wireless Landscape Network, today announced a partnership to bring Weathermatic’s commercial irrigation system onto the SiteSage platform.

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National Grid Helps Quad/Graphics Boost Productivity While Reducing Energy Usage, Costs

ALBANY, N.Y. – Although energy efficiency measures are often thought of as a way for residential customers to save on cost, the same principles apply to larger, commercial customers. Recently, Quad/Graphics in Saratoga Springs took advantage of National Grid’s Energy Efficiency Incentive program and installed equipment that will not only boost production at the facility but it will also save more than 4.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity. That’s about the equivalent savings of taking about 380 homes off the electric grid for an entire year. In dollars and cents this upgrade will save Quad/Graphics more than $380,000 a year in energy costs while helping it increase production to stay competitive.

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Digital Lumens Named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 for Sixth Consecutive Year

BOSTON, JANUARY 26, 2016 – Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, today announced it was named for the sixth consecutive year to the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100 produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.

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BlueWave and WinnCompanies to provide New Bedford affordable housing properties with over $500,000 in electricity savings from a Community Solar project in Fairhaven MA.

BlueWave and WinnDevelopment’s Open Market ESCO have executed an agreement that will provide $500k in energy savings to Winn’s low-income residential communities in the Greater New Bedford area. The savings will come from net metering credits generated at BlueWave’s 1.1. MW ground-mount Community Solar project in Fairhaven, MA.

 

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Borrego Solar Systems Doubled Assets Under Operations & Maintenance Management in 2015

Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., today announced that since launching its Operations & Maintenance (O&M) services to all owners of commercial and utility solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in early 2015, the company now has 265 megawatts (MW) of assets under contract. The current portfolio is more than double what it managed in 2014 and quadruple that of 2013. Prior to 2015, the company only offered its O&M services to PV system owners of the projects Borrego Solar designed and built. In 2015, the offering was extended to projects developed and constructed by other engineering, procurement and construction firms in response to increased demand from solar asset owners in need of reliable O&M support

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Sunrun and Investec Close $250 Million in Financing for U.S. Residential Solar Projects

 Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company inthe United States, and Investec Inc. and Investec Bank plc (together 'Investec') today announced the closing of $250 million of senior secured credit facilities to support the growth of Sunrun's residential solar business. Sunrun will use the funds to help more Americans install clean, affordable solar systems on their homes and reduce their electricity bills. This is Sunrun's largest syndicated bank financing to date, with financing provided by a syndicate of lenders arranged by Investec.

 

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Ameresco Partners with Denver for the City’s First-Ever Energy Performance Contract

Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that through a partnership with the Strategic Initiatives Division of General Services and with funding provided by Denver’s Environmental Health Department, the City and County of Denver has entered into a nearly two million dollar energy performance contract (EPC) with the Company. Ameresco was pre-qualified by the Colorado Energy Office and Denver selected the energy service provider for the City’s first-ever EPC. Under an EPC, an energy service provider implements energy and infrastructure upgrade improvements to a building or group of buildings and guarantees projected energy savings through a highly regulated measurement and verification process. Any projected savings that are not attained are covered by the provider. 

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