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Distributed Energy Resources  -  August 21, 2017

Maryland announces $5.5M CHP grant program

In outlining the program, which will be administered by the Maryland Energy Administration, Gov. Larry Hogan highlighted the new CHP system installed at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, which was funded in part by a $494,320 grant from the state.
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August 19, 2017

Weekend reads: Rainbow-colored solar panels; Mexico looks to cap-and-trade; 'PACE' loan defaults & more

Kick back with these must-read energy news stories from around the web.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 18, 2017

Renewable energy access lures Facebook to Ohio

Facebook Inc. announced Aug. 15 that it will spend $750 million on a new data center in Ohio, a location chosen in part for its accessibility to low-cost renewable energy.
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Energy Efficiency  -  August 18, 2017

Cooper Tire & Rubber cuts energy use 18%

Findlay, Ohio-headquartered Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said Aug. 11 that it has reduced energy usage intensity by 18% since 2009.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  August 17, 2017

In 1st VPPA, Cummins invests in Indiana wind

Global power equipment company Cummins Inc. has made its first wind energy investment in signing a virtual power purchase agreement to offset the amount of electricity used at its Indiana facilities.
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Solar  -  August 17, 2017

Home Depot to install 'mini solar farms' at 50 stores

Continuing work to expand its renewable energy portfolio, The Home Depot announced plans to install rooftop solar at 50 stores, with California and New York locations utilizing energy storage.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  August 16, 2017

Equinix signs on for massive fuel cell deployment

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix announced Aug. 16 the signing of a power purchase agreement for the deployment of behind the meter fuel cells at 12 sites across the U.S.
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Solar  -  August 16, 2017

Solar industry squares off on high stakes trade case

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Aug. 15 heard hours of testimony from stakeholders to a high-profile case with major implications for the country's solar industry.
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Solar  -  August 15, 2017

California winery nears carbon neutral operation

Becoming the latest Napa Valley winery to embrace solar power, Delicato Family Vineyards on Aug. 14 announced the completion of a rooftop PV system at Black Stallion Estate Winery.
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Regulation  -  August 15, 2017

Sierra Club sues DOE over 'secrecy' of grid study

The Sierra Club on Aug. 14 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. DOE for its lack of transparency regarding the ongoing study of the U.S. electric grid that the department began preparing in April.
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