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Solar  -  August 28, 2018

University of Richmond spins Spider Solar

The University of Richmond (UR) announced on August 27 that it will become the first institution of higher learning in the southeast to match 100% of its electricity needs with solar energy thanks to a PPA for a 20-megawatt solar energy facility known as Spider Solar, named for the school’s mascot.
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GHG Emissions  -  August 28, 2018

19 Mayors sign Net Zero Carbon pledge

Mayors from 19 cities around the world signed a pledge to enact regulations and/or planning policy to ensure new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and all buildings by 2050. The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration is an initiative of C40 Cities.
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August 27, 2018

Is Exxon turning to RE in Texas?

Exxon Mobil Corp. intends to purchase renewable energy for delivery in Texas. The company issued a request for proposals asking solar and wind suppliers to submit proposals by June 8 for long-term deals. The largest U.S. oil company asked for at least 100 megawatts and could go higher than 250 megawatts.
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Solar  -  August 27, 2018

Beer distributor plans $2 million savings with solar

Brown Distributing Co. will install a 481-kW rooftop solar project at the company’s beverage distribution facility in Austin. The array is expected to save the company nearly $2 million over the next 25 years, paying for itself in less than five years
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Energy Storage  -  August 25, 2018

Weekend reads: Sustainability's silent hero; Hoover Dam as giant battery

Kick back and relax with these must-read energy stories from around the web:
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Energy Storage  -  August 24, 2018

Infographic: Harnessing that Hawaiian sunshine

Kona Brewing Co. is combining solar power and battery storage at its new brewery in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.
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Solar  -  August 24, 2018

IKEA adds solar to Alberta stores

IKEA Canada announced on August 23 that as part of its long-standing commitment to renewable energy, solar panels are being installed on its stores in Edmonton and Calgary. Both systems are expected to be operational by the end of the year.
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Wind  -  August 24, 2018

U.S. wind capacity nears 89 GW

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on August 23 that the U.S. wind industry installed 7,017 megawatts (MW) of capacity last year, bringing total utility-scale wind capacity to nearly 89 GW.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 23, 2018

Pizza Hut serves energy efficiency with IoT

Pizza Hut franchisee The American West Restaurant Group (AWRG) has employed the IoT (Internet of Things) to save $2 million a year via energy efficiency at 250 restaurants in the next five years.
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August 23, 2018

Stewart County reports energy efficiency success

Stewart County, a rural municipality located in central Tennessee, has successfully reduce utility and operation costs year-over-year since the implementation of a municipal energy efficiency plan in 2016.
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