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Energy Efficiency  -  February 8, 2018

Porsche and Mercedes move forward with EVs

Porsche announced that it is doubling the investment in its electric vehicle program to €6 billion, while Mercedes-Benz said it will have an all-electric version of its Sprinter delivery vans available in Europe by next year.
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Solar  -  February 7, 2018

Switch announces Gigawatt 1, largest U.S. solar project

Switch and Capital Dynamics announced on Feb. 7 the construction of Gigawatt 1, the single largest solar project portfolio in the U.S. The project, to be built in northern and southern Nevada, is expected to produce the lowest priced solar power
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Wind  -  February 7, 2018

Brown-Forman signs PPA for 30 MW annually

Brown-Forman Corporation announced on Feb. 6 an agreement to purchase 30 megawatts of electricity per year from Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas, becoming the first major U.S. spirits and wine producer to commit to a PPA in the U.S.
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Energy Storage  -  February 6, 2018

Kilroy Realty to deploy AI-powered storage

Kilroy Realty Corporation announced plans to deploy more than 7.5 MWh of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage across eight commercial buildings in California.
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Wind  -  February 6, 2018

Annual investments of $100B for wind through 2025

The global wind power services market is expected to be worth $25 billion by 2025, an increase from $9 billion in 2016, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. They estimate $100 billion of global investments for wind power per year
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 5, 2018

100 most sustainable companies named

Cisco Sytems topped the list of 100 most sustainable companies, released by Barron’s on Feb 3. Salesforce.com ranked second, followed by Best Buy, Intuit and HP rounding out the top five. Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Oshkosh, Clorox, and Xylem
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February 5, 2018

Grupo Bimbo goes solar

Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. on Feb. 1 announced “Bimbo Solar,” an energy self-sufficiency initiative, which includes the consolidation of 33 systems that combined generate 3.7 megawatts of power.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 3, 2018

Weekend reads: Who will win the (energy) super bowl; Jump-starting the dark grid & more

Every Saturday, we'll bring you five of the most interesting — or quirky; it is the weekend after all — energy stories from around the web that you may have missed this week. This weekend's reads:
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Industrial  -  February 2, 2018

Tesla plans first truck charging stations

Tesla is partnering with Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and United Parcel Service Inc. to build on-site charging terminals at their facilities. These companies are among nine major corporations that have placed pre-orders for Tesla’s truck
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Solar  -  February 2, 2018

Shipping company tests solar for cargo ships

The world’s first integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships is being tested by a new partnership between Eco Marine Power and Japanese shipowner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi. The solution, called Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy
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