Kilawatt Technologies Becomes Member of the U.S Green Building Council

first_imgShelburne, VT-August 21, 2008- Kilawatt Technologies is pleased to announce that the company has joined the U.S. Green Building Council. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an international non-profit organization working to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBCs vision is to promote the Triple Bottom Line and pursues solutions that strengthen a healthy and dynamic balance between environmental, social and economic prosperity.Over the past few years, Kilawatt Technologies has seen a dramatic increase in the number of companies and organizations wanting their existing buildings to achieve certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED certification applies to both new and existing buildings and focusing on the greening of existing commercial buildings would have a dramatic impact in cutting energy consumption and reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Currently, there are over 4.5 million commercial buildings in the United States, accounting for more than 60 percent of the nation’s electricity consumption.Kilawatt Technologies has developed a series of innovative conservation information products based on the company’s EnerSuite software that support organizations interested in achieving LEED certification. The company helps businesses conserve energy, lower costs and reduce greenhouse gases in large commercial and industrial buildings. For more information about Kilawatt Technologies, please call 802.985.2285 or visit www.kilawatt.com(link is external).####last_img read more

IHS Markit: U.S. to see strong growth in solar-plus-storage projects through 2023

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The United States is on pace to lead the global market for grid-connected battery storage in 2019, overtaking 2018 leader South Korea, driven by accelerating solar-plus-storage projects and peaking capacity requirements, according to a May 21 research note from IHS Markit.U.S. energy storage deployments will nearly double to 712 MW this year, surpassing South Korea, which is expected to drop below 600 MW “or even significantly lower,” according to Camron Barati, a senior analyst at IHS Markit.After installing an estimated 920 MW in 2018, the South Korean energy storage sector tumbled in the first half of 2019 following a series of fires at storage installations that prompted an ongoing government investigation. The country’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, which launched an investigation in January after more than 20 fires, plans to complete the probe in June, according to a recent article in The Korea Times. In January, the agency asked public institutions, large multipurpose facilities and private owners to shut down their energy storage systems, while suppliers were forced to discontinue shipments, battering the financial results of large battery-makers LG Chem Ltd. and Samsung SDI Co. Ltd.Both companies expect market activity to revive in the second half of 2019. In the meantime, IHS analysts see the U.S. market racing ahead, propelled by “significant regulatory and policy developments as well as the diversification in major applications and geographic activity,” Barati wrote in the research note. Those developments include a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order to open up wholesale electricity markets, the ability of developers to use the federal investment tax credit for storage projects charging on solar power, new state-level storage mandates and incentives, and growth in behind-the-meter installations.Between 2019 and 2023, more than 2,000 MW of energy storage paired with 10,000 MW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic arrays will be deployed in the United States, IHS forecasts. The firm estimates that combining 25 MW of four-hour batteries with a 100 MW single-axis tracking photovoltaic plant could reach a levelized cost of energy below $40/MWh if the developer qualifies for the federal investment tax credit.About 4,300 MW of grid-tied energy storage will be added globally in 2019, according to IHS, with annual installations growing to more than 10,600 MW by 2025. Stronger outlooks in the United States, China, Japan and Australia led the analysts to boost their prior forecast through 2025 by roughly 3,530 MW.More ($): U.S. seen as battery storage world leader in 2019 as fires stall South Korea IHS Markit: U.S. to see strong growth in solar-plus-storage projects through 2023last_img read more

2 Sharks Prompt Scare at Tobay Beach

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A shark sighting prompted lifeguards to order all swimmers out of the water at Tobay Beach just east of Jones Beach State Park on Thursday morning, authorities said.Nassau County police helicopter pilots who responded to the initial report confirmed seeing two six-foot-long sharks swimming about 15 feet from the shoreline heading eastbound toward Gilgo Beach shortly before noon, authorities said.Once the all clear was given, the swimmers were allowed back in the water. There were no reported injuries.last_img read more

Stoke loss a low point for Sherwood

first_img They slipped to second bottom thanks to Burnley’s surprise point at Chelsea but only remain in the Barclays Premier League drop zone on goal difference. Sherwood has vowed to keep them up but revealed his disappointment following the defeat. “Yeah, I’m low,” he said when asked if it was one of his lowest moments. “I didn’t think either team deserved to win. You look at the scoreboard and, though you set out wanting to win the game, you think ‘I’ll take that’. You come away with a point, something to build on, and then go away to Newcastle and go again and improve. “We need to improve, we know we need to improve and we need to start improving very quickly.” It was Villa’s sixth straight league defeat and they are winless in their last 11 games despite Scott Sinclair’s opener. It was the Manchester City loanee’s second goal in two games and he insisted the squad are not looking at their perilous position. “It’s very difficult, I don’t know how many points we are off but the thing is we need to get that first win,” Sinclair said. Tim Sherwood has admitted that losing his first game as Aston Villa boss is one of the lowest points of his career. Stoke snatched a late 2-1 win at Villa Park on Saturday thanks to Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty. Ron Vlaar was also sent off for bringing the forward down to compound Villa’s woes. Press Association “We have lost six (in a row) but we can’t keep worrying about stats and what happened last week. We need to kick on, get the next win and hopefully the confidence in the team will get a lift. We have the characters in the squad to push on.” Mame Biram Diouf’s equaliser just before half time allowed Stoke back into the the game and boss Mark Hughes believes the ex-Manchester United striker gives them an edge. “He gives us that threat. His energy and his work rate is without exception,” he said. “I made a little bit of a change late on, I thought he was creating a lot of chances for himself but not giving us that final product. “So I moved Jon (Walters) out to the right hand side and Mame through the middle and that allowed him to threaten. “He was a threat all day long and I think that is the difference for us this year compared to last one when we didn’t have that threat in behind.” And, despite condemning them to defeat, Hughes backed Sherwood to keep Villa in the Premier League “It is not easy. I think they have made a good appointment in Tim. He is a positive guy and that’s what they need,” he said. “He has only just come through the door so he is not going to have a massive impact immediately. “You look at their squad and they have talent. I believe they will be fine.” last_img read more