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Town of Tewksbury Installs Five BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors

Five Solar-Powered Trash Compactors Installed

 

The town of Tewksbury, MA has installed five BigBelly Solar trash compactors in four different public locations. Because of its designation as a Green Community, Tewksbury received the trash compactors for free from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. 

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Ameresco Awarded for Landfill Gas Utilization

Ameresco Awarded for Landfill Gas Utilization

 

This week, Ameresco received an excellence award for landfill gas utilization at its Santa Clara, CA plant from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). In 2006, Ameresco designed and built the landfill-gas-to-energy plant, which now provides clean electricity through gas turbine technology to Silicon Valley Power customers.

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Cambridge Energy Alliance Offers Up to $2,000 to Install Solar Water Heaters

Cambridge Energy Alliance Offers Up to $2,000 to Install Solar Water Heaters

 

Cambridge Energy Alliance is offering Cambridge residents and businesses up to $2,000 for installing solar hot water heaters through mid-November. This offer, combined with other state, federal, and utility incentives, could cover more than half the cost of installation for the average home.

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Borrego Solar to Install 2.8MW Solar System in New York Town

Borrego Solar to Install 2.8MW Solar System in New York Town

 

Borrego Solar has been awarded a twenty year lease on the Youngs Avenue landfill site in Riverhead, New York. Borrego will install, maintain, and operate a solar system that it expects will generate 2.8 megawatts. having an estimated $2.9 million value to the town.

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How Does Boston Decide Which Buildings to Turn Green? Retroficiency Can Help

How Does Boston Decide Which Buildings to Turn Green? Retroficiency Can Help

 

Retroficiency and its energy analytics technology were recently featured in BostInno. The company uses algorithms to help customers decide which energy efficiency projects will have the largest return on investment, rating projects on cost, energy reduction, CO2 emissions, and a number of other factors. Retroficiency is one of the most advanced companies working at the intersection of energy and big data, having raised $3.3 million last November.

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Governor Deval Patrick Signs Massachusetts Energy Bill

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GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK SIGNS MASSACHUSETTS ENERGY BILL: NEW LAW PROMOTES CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY  

 

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CleanTech Veteran Joins BigBelly Solar Board of Directors

CleanTech Veteran Joins BigBelly Solar Board of Directors

 

Clean tech leader and NECEC co-founder Mitch Tyson is joining BigBelly Solar's Board of Directors. Tyson, who already serves on the Board of Directors at 7AC Technologies and NECEC, as well as the advisory board at GreenerU, is also the former CEO of Advanced Electron Beams. Tyson described his excitement for this new opportunity, saying, "I look forward to helping them expand their client base and suite of solutions while advancing the environmental and sustainability goals of their customers."

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Massachusetts Energy Bill Passes in Legislature: Huge Boost to Clean and Renewable Energy

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MASSACHUSETTS ENERGY BILL PASSES IN LEGISLATURE: HUGE BOOST TO CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY 

 

 

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Trackers Lead Solar Into Harshest of Environments

Trackers Lead Solar Into Harshest of Environments

 

A recent piece by Bill Elwell, Vice President of the Products Division at SPG Solar, debunks the muth that solar power does not work in certain areas because of harsh conditions. Innovative PV solar trackers follow the sun throughout the day, and are capable of producing 25% more solar energy than traditional fixed-tilt systems. Solar trackers have been implemented in projects ranging from 8,000 feet above sea level to 242 feet below with resounding success.

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A New Point System Lets You Measure the Sustainability Impact of Everything

A New Point System Lets You Measure the Sustainability Impact of Everything

 

Energy Points and its innovative data mining technology were recently featured on Fast Company's Co.Exist site. Energy Points' applications quantify sustainability by taking diverse units and translating them all into the amount of energy it takes to generate one gallon of gasoline. By using one common unit, companies are then able to compare sustainability projects and resource consumption much more efficiently.

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