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  • Original Article: Sys-Con Media Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, along with the U.S. Navy, today announced a comprehensive infrastructure improvement project to transform the Naval Base Coronado (NBC) and Naval Base San Clemente Island (NBSCI) sites through a self-funding energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Once complete, the improvements will generate $114 million in guaranteed energy cost savings over the 19-year project term and will help the Navy meet many of its short and long-term strategic goals, including the Presidential Performance Contract Challenge. This extensive project encompasses upgrades to 90 buildings across two sites off the […]

    U.S. Navy Makes Partnership to Deliver $114 Million in Guaranteed Energy Savings

    Original Article: Sys-Con Media Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, along with the U.S. Navy, today announced a comprehensive infrastructure improvement project to transform the Naval Base Coronado (NBC) and Naval Base San Clemente Island (NBSCI) sites through a self-funding energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Once complete, the improvements will generate $114 million in guaranteed energy cost savings over the 19-year project term and will help the Navy meet many of its short and long-term strategic goals, including the Presidential Performance Contract Challenge. This extensive project encompasses upgrades to 90 buildings across two sites off the […]

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  • Original Article: PDDNET Virginia-based small business Apex Clean Energy was given a $497.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for renewable energy, the United States Department of Defense announced Friday. The electricity will be produced by an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, and also by other traditional energy sources. The U.S. government received nine bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which will last for 29 years, 10 months. The portion of the contract pertaining to conventional energy lasts for 10 years, and includes a 10 year, eight month option. The labor will be conducted in Virginia and Texas, and […]

    DoD Awards $500M Renewable Energy Contract to Small Business

    Original Article: PDDNET Virginia-based small business Apex Clean Energy was given a $497.3 million Defense Logistics Agency contract for renewable energy, the United States Department of Defense announced Friday. The electricity will be produced by an on-site solar and off-site wind energy production facility, and also by other traditional energy sources. The U.S. government received nine bids for the firm-fixed-price contract, which will last for 29 years, 10 months. The portion of the contract pertaining to conventional energy lasts for 10 years, and includes a 10 year, eight month option. The labor will be conducted in Virginia and Texas, and […]

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  • Original Article: Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first criticized the high cost of alternative fuels. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Reuters the deployment is the next step in a fleet-wide effort that has seen the Navy cut its oil consumption by 15 percent since he took charge in 2009 and the Marine Corps curb its use by 60 percent. A focus on energy and energy-saving technology gives the U.S. Navy a […]

    Amidst drop in oil prices, U.S. Navy deploys ‘Great Green Fleet’

    Original Article: Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first criticized the high cost of alternative fuels. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Reuters the deployment is the next step in a fleet-wide effort that has seen the Navy cut its oil consumption by 15 percent since he took charge in 2009 and the Marine Corps curb its use by 60 percent. A focus on energy and energy-saving technology gives the U.S. Navy a […]

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  • Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

    Navy Awards Phase I SBIR Contract to Develop LFP Prismatic Cell

    Original Article: Naval-Technology The US Navy has awarded a Phase I small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to K2 Energy Solutions to develop a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) prismatic cell for naval applications. The Navy SBIR contract aims to adapt K2’s high-power cell technology to a prismatic design that can be used in the construction of large batteries. This research and development program will focus on minimizing temperature surges during heavy use and maximizing battery life without compromising safety. K2 chief technical officer Dr Jim Hodge said: “K2 is currently providing batteries for a number of military applications, including the […]

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  • Original Article: Techwire.net Drones have found their place in the sky, from quad-copters buzzing around neighborhoods to military UAVs tracking targets overseas. San Diego start-up Ocean Aero is aiming for drones also to find their place in the sea. The company makes the Submaran, an electric and wind powered unmanned ocean vehicle designed to travel both above and below the surface for months at a time. On Tuesday, the Submaran was among the eight winners of the 28th annual Connect Most Innovative New Products Awards for 2015. Connect, a non-profit San Diego education and mentoring organization for start-ups, handed out […]

    Eight San Diego Startups Win Innovation Prizes

    Original Article: Techwire.net Drones have found their place in the sky, from quad-copters buzzing around neighborhoods to military UAVs tracking targets overseas. San Diego start-up Ocean Aero is aiming for drones also to find their place in the sea. The company makes the Submaran, an electric and wind powered unmanned ocean vehicle designed to travel both above and below the surface for months at a time. On Tuesday, the Submaran was among the eight winners of the 28th annual Connect Most Innovative New Products Awards for 2015. Connect, a non-profit San Diego education and mentoring organization for start-ups, handed out […]

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  • Original Article: ITBusinessNet.com A retired U.S. Navy veteran is on a mission to help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs meet its goal to increase renewable energy consumption to 20 percent by 2020. Efficient Energy of Tennessee (EETN) has installed 6.5 megawatts (MW) of solar energy at some of the largest VA hospitals in the nation. Robbie Thomas, a service disabled navy veteran and President of Knoxville-based EETN recently completed solar installations at four VA facilities: Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center, Temple, Texas; Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia; West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Springs, Texas; […]

    Veteran-Led Solar Firm Efficient Energy of Tennessee Helps Department of Veteran Affairs Meet Renewable Energy Goals

    Original Article: ITBusinessNet.com A retired U.S. Navy veteran is on a mission to help the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs meet its goal to increase renewable energy consumption to 20 percent by 2020. Efficient Energy of Tennessee (EETN) has installed 6.5 megawatts (MW) of solar energy at some of the largest VA hospitals in the nation. Robbie Thomas, a service disabled navy veteran and President of Knoxville-based EETN recently completed solar installations at four VA facilities: Olin E. Teague Veterans Medical Center, Temple, Texas; Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia; West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Springs, Texas; […]

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  • Original Article: CleanEnergy.org Blog Today we honor and express our thanks to America’s veterans for their public service and dedication to protecting the United States. Furthermore, we wish to give a special recognition to our veterans who once advanced our nation’s military goals and are now advancing our nation’s domestic goals in the solar industry. There is a special connection between the military and renewable energy. The military has a long tradition of leveraging technological innovation to maintain a leading edge, and as such is deeply committed to developing renewable energy to boost the nation’s competitiveness. In fact, the military […]

    Veterans Go Solar For Freedom, Security, and Jobs

    Original Article: CleanEnergy.org Blog Today we honor and express our thanks to America’s veterans for their public service and dedication to protecting the United States. Furthermore, we wish to give a special recognition to our veterans who once advanced our nation’s military goals and are now advancing our nation’s domestic goals in the solar industry. There is a special connection between the military and renewable energy. The military has a long tradition of leveraging technological innovation to maintain a leading edge, and as such is deeply committed to developing renewable energy to boost the nation’s competitiveness. In fact, the military […]

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  • Original Article: Utility Products Energy storage: A new, ultra-compact high-voltage power supply that provides an order of magnitude increase in power density over commercially available high power capacitor-charging supplies is being introduced by Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) of Bedford, MA. This power supply was developed to power the US Navy Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) energy storage system under the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). The DTI PowerMod™ 300 kW Compact Power Supply provides over 10 times the power density over commercially available units; making it ideally suited for mobile systems requiring high power in a small footprint. All control […]

    Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research Program Develops High Voltage Power Supply

    Original Article: Utility Products Energy storage: A new, ultra-compact high-voltage power supply that provides an order of magnitude increase in power density over commercially available high power capacitor-charging supplies is being introduced by Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) of Bedford, MA. This power supply was developed to power the US Navy Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) energy storage system under the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). The DTI PowerMod™ 300 kW Compact Power Supply provides over 10 times the power density over commercially available units; making it ideally suited for mobile systems requiring high power in a small footprint. All control […]

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  • Original Article: HawaiiNewsNow.com HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar Hawaii has completed the installation of a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar system on the roof of the Environet office building located on Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea on the Big Island. The new system, powered by 112 PV panels, will produce 46,928 kilowatt hours of electricity in the first year of operation, enough to cover more than 100 percent of the two-story, 5,000-square-feet building’s annual energy needs. “This new PV system will allow Environet to operate using clean energy generated from Hawaii’s natural resources,” said Joseph Pickard, Environet president. “It was a pleasure to […]

    Veteran-Owned HUBZone Teams with Solar Systems Provider to Utilize Natural Resources

    Original Article: HawaiiNewsNow.com HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar Hawaii has completed the installation of a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar system on the roof of the Environet office building located on Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea on the Big Island. The new system, powered by 112 PV panels, will produce 46,928 kilowatt hours of electricity in the first year of operation, enough to cover more than 100 percent of the two-story, 5,000-square-feet building’s annual energy needs. “This new PV system will allow Environet to operate using clean energy generated from Hawaii’s natural resources,” said Joseph Pickard, Environet president. “It was a pleasure to […]

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