Renewable Energy Focus
Green Car Congress - Nov 13
The California Energy Commission has issued a $6 million competitive grant solicitation to fund the buildout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the four following categories: destination charging, corridor charging, workplace charging, and multi-unit dwellings. The projects are intended to support the growth of electric vehicles as a conventional method of transportation and the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles over a wide range of California’s population and socio-economic classes.
North Bay Business Journal - Nov 15
Sonoma County’s startup public power agency is considering purchasing a portion of its electricity supply locally from the Geysers, the world’s largest complex of geothermal power plants located along the Sonoma and Lake County border, according to material presented to the agency’s governing board. The contract with Calpine Energy Service would constitute approximately 10 percent of Sonoma Clean Power’s electricity through 2023, ramping up to 18 megawatts — 158,000 megawatt-hours annually — as the renewable energy-focused power provider increases its customer volume in the coming years.
Electric Energy Online - Nov 14
Wright Elementary School District announced today that it has energized a 530-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system installed at four sites that was developed by TerraVerde Renewable Partners and constructed by Cupertino Electric, Inc., using Measure I funds. During its lifetime, the district-wide solar system is expected to generate more than 15.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Green Building Elements - Nov 13
Monday night was a momentous occasion for CleanWorld, the anaerobic digestion company, which has drawn global attention to Northern California for its success in developing, building, and operating proprietary, U.S.-made technologies that produce renewable natural gas and bioelectricity from food and organic waste. Competing against a field of sixteen applicants representing bioenergy projects across the globe, CleanWorld received the “International Bioenergy Project of the Year” award at the Renewable Energy World – Power Engineering Awards Gala in Orlando, Florida for its groundbreaking Sacramento BioDigester facility. CleanWorld edged out bioenergy projects from four continents.
Electric Power and Light News - Nov 12
First Solar signed power purchase agreements with member cities of the Southern California Public Power Authority for electricity to be generated at the 40-megawatt AC Kingbird photovoltaic solar power plant in Kern County, California. First Solar will develop and build the project.
SustainableBusiness.com - Nov 14
The first large-scale commercial biogas plant in the U.S. is coming online in San Jose on the site of an old landfill. It will turn food waste from local restaurants and businesses into energy and compost. The facility is a partnership between GreenWaste, which collects garbage, recyclables, and green waste, and Zanker Road Resource Management, which operates recycling facilities. When all three phases are online, the plant will be capable of processing 270,000 tons of organic waste a year.