Monthly Archives: August 2013

YMCA Switches to LED Lighting, Saves 78% on Electric Bill

The 65,000-sq-foot Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA in the greater New York City area hired Bright Energy Services to upgrade its lighting in the pool and surrounding area, which is situated in the lower level and receives minimal natural daylight. Bright Energy Services … Continue reading

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Green Building Council of Namibia gets down to work

The Green Building Council of Namibia (GBCNA), an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the World Green Building Council (World GBC), hosted two training workshops on 17 and 18 July aimed at creating local capacity of professionals able to assess green … Continue reading

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Solar energy seen as a threat by utilities

Utilities in the US are scared of the growth in the solar PV sector, a report by the Edison Electric Institute Solar energy seen as a threat by utilities Earlier this year, according to David Roberts writing in Grist, the … Continue reading

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Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy continues to Outpace other Technologies

Global use of solar and wind energy continued to grow significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), and the use of wind power increased by 18 percent, to 521 TWh. Although hydropower remains … Continue reading

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The White House Gets Solar

Today, solar is generating enough electricity to power more than 1.3 million American homes. That list will soon include the White House. (A 4 to 10 kW system is the expected estimated system size.) Solar / PV development in the … Continue reading

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NamPower already shortlisted 15 international companies for Kudu

The national power utility said its board had shortlisted 15 international companies and consortia to participate in the engineering, procurement and construct tender for the design, supply, manufacture, delivery, erection, test and commissioning of the 800 MW Combined Cycle Gas … Continue reading

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