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Shaw Power Exec: Charlotte needs Energy Entrepreneurs

One of the Charlotte energy hub’s biggest boosters says the missing pieces in the effort are the entrepreneurial energy and technology companies that attract venture investment and establish new businesses here. Jeff Merrifield, senior vice president of the Shaw Power Group, spoke Thursday night to about 60 people gathered at the Young Professionals in Energy […]

Duke Energy hits top 10 list for solar power

Duke Energy Carolinas has cracked the top 10 utilities for solar-power production, according to the Solar Energy Power Association’s annual rankings.

It’s the first time a…

Solar Leasing Programs Growing

Solar energy can reduce your carbon footprint and save you lots of money. But installation demands a big chunk of cash that most of us don’t have…

Dairy Installs 3200 Solar Panels

Lakeside Dairy in Hanford has installed a new solar energy system to power its milking barn and other dairy operations and cut its use of conventional energy by 75 percent. The family-run dairy operation has 7,000 head o…

Lowe’s Selects Sungevity For Residential Solar Partnership

Lowe’s and Sungevity have announced a new agreement that will offer homeowners the easiest and most affordable solar solutions in the marketplace, marking a significant step in the mainstream adoption of residential …

California Green Designs completes largest commercial solar installation in LA

California Green Designs has completed the largest commercial solar installation in Los Angeles at Konoike-Pacific (KPAC), a cold-storage warehouse in Wilmington.

The installation, located on more than 140,000 squa…

Emerson To Provide Power Technology For One Of The Largest Solar Energy Projects In US

Emerson has been awarded a contract to supply power technology for one of the largest solar energy projects in the United States. Under an agreement with Wind Turbine and Energy Cables (WTEC) Emerson will provide utili…

Bank of America pledges 15% reduction in greenhouse emissions

Charlotte banking giant Bank of America Corp. pledged Wednesday it would curb greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2015.
That’s a pretty big footprint when you consider BofA operates in more than 40 countries. The environmental measures would al…

Charlotte firm gets $91M loan guarantee for Colorado solar farm

Charlotte-based Cogentrix Energy will get a $90.6 million federal loan guarantee to help finance a 30-megawatt solar farm planned for San Luis valley in Colorado.
Our sister publication, the Denver Business Journal, says the U.S. Department of Energy a…

Pepsi’s New Green PET Bottle

PepsiCo is one of the leading food and beverage businesses in the world. Since 2010, it has been focusing on protecting the earth’s natural energy resources with competent use of soil, water, power and finding and focusing on innovative ways t…

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