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Enterprise Smart Grid Research

In 2011 Groom Energy announced our research into Enterprise Smart Grid, an emerging market area we had identified through our own customer research, beginning the previous year. By investigating the concept with our customers, utility managers and vendors, we’ve since been able to develop a view on the market’s definition, why customers are being driven to consider it, the leading vendors and how things may evolve in the near term. 
 

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SRS Marks Successful Operational Startup of New Biomass Cogeneration Facility

Under Secretary of Energy Thomas D’Agostino joined U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) and other senior officials from the Department of Energy (DOE) and Ameresco, Inc.(NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, to mark the successful operational startup of a new $795M renewable energy fueled facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

 

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7AC Announces Completion of $2.3 Million Investment Round

7AC Technologies  Inc., Woburn, MA, has announced the completion of a $2.3M Series-A investment round led by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
 

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Edwards Air Force Base Gets New Solar Power Installation

Borrego Solar has announced the completion of a new 3.4 megawatt (MW) solar power installation at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. The installation comprises of three ground-mounted, single-axis tracking solar farms, and power will be sold to the military base under the terms of an in-house power purchase agreement.

 

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Audi Announces Collaboration with WiTricity

Audi has announced it is working on wireless charging technology using WiTricity's technology to allow charging to automatically start upon entry to a garage. In the system, power is transferred from an inductive charging point to the vehicle using a magnetic field when the vehicle is in the proper charging position.

 

Read more on the DailyTech blog.

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Announcing the 2012 Clean Energy Internship Program

Announcing the 2012 Clean Energy Internship Program 

 
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the New England Clean Energy Council (Council) today announced the launch of the 2012 Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program, which connect students throughout the Commonwealth to paid internships at Massachusetts-based clean energy companies. 
 

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First Wind Starts Construction of Hawaii's Largest Wind Project

First Wind celebrated the start of construction of its 69-megawatt (MW) Kawailoa Wind project on Kamehameha Schools’ Kawailoa Plantation lands on Oahu’s North Shore.  Once complete, Kawailoa Wind will be the largest wind energy facility in Hawaii. The site’s thirty 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines will have the capacity to generate enough clean, renewable wind energy to power the equivalent of approximately 14,500 homes on the island, or as much as five percent of Oahu’s annual electrical demand.

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U.S. Bank and East West Bank to finance $47 million in Borrego Solar projects

Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. secured a $47 million fund from U.S. Bancorp and East West Bancorp to support more than 10 megawatts of projects in California and Massachusetts—including the largest project of its kind to date in Massachusetts, according to Borrego.
 
The company will use the fund to build 6 megawatts (MW) of PV systems in California, including 10 projects throughout three school districts. Borrego will build two projects in Massachusetts, including a 4.7 megawatt project that will be the largest of its kind in the state.

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A123 Systems Introduces Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Designed Specifically for Military Vehicle Applications

 A123 Systems a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, today introduced the Military 6T Battery, a robust battery system engineered specifically to meet the demanding requirements of military vehicle applications. 

 

The new battery system is designed as a direct replacement for 6T lead acid batteries currently deployed in military vehicles, delivering a longer-lasting, lighter-weight system for engine start and enabling longer-duration silent watch functionality.

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First Wind Commemorates Completion of Steel Winds II Expansion

First Wind, an independent U.S.-based wind energy company, today celebrated the completion of its Steel Winds II expansion.  U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, and other local leaders joined First Wind officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the project site, which was built on the shores of Lake Erie on the abandoned Bethlehem Steel mill site.  
 
Read the complete press release here.

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