renewable energy

Solar Mandate for New Commercial Buildings in Watertown, MA

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, December 13, 2018 The City of Watertown, Massachusetts, has become the first municipality in New England to mandate that all commercial new construction buildings be designed with solar PV. The decision was made by unanimous approval from the town council. The ordinance will also affect retrofits of buildings […]

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Redesign of NY-Sun Program Adds Incentive for Solar Plus Energy Storage

This article was written for NYSERDA’s Energy Storage Program to help building operators and owners understand the value of energy storage and to provide technical assistance to implement these projects in New York.  For more information visit the NYSERDA Energy Storage Portal. Written by Gita Subramony, ERS for Zondits, December 6, 2018 Earlier this year, the […]

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Assessment Analyzes Markets for Marine Energy

Finding Energy Opportunities in the Blue Economy First-of-its kind assessment outlines a dozen promising markets for marine energy energyenvironment.pnnl.gov, September 2018 Waves, as well as ocean and tidal currents, contain tremendous energy. At the same time, many industries need energy sources in or around marine environments. What if you could directly harness ocean energy to […]

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Could Ammonia be the Future of Energy Storage?

Bryan Kilgore, ERS for Zondits, July 10, 2018 Siemens is testing the use of ammonia to transport hydrogen for energy storage, particularly in conjunction with renewable generation. Hydrogen has proven particularly challenging to transport; however, ammonia is a common industrial product that is already transported in large quantities. Currently, ammonia is predominantly produced using the […]

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Clean Energy Technology in the 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics cloud data center launched China.org.cn, June 13, 2018 Recently, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (BWOOC) and Alibaba Cloud unveiled the Beijing Winter Olympics Cloud Data Center in Zhangbei county, Hebei province. The digital communication and broadcasting of the 2022 Winter Games will rely on cloud computing technology empowered by clean energy […]

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Rocky Mountain Institute Report: The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, June 11, 2018 A new Rocky Mountain Institute report, “The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios,” considers four proposed gas plants in different areas of the United States, comparing the cost of their construction and operation to a locale-appropriate mix of clean energy resources – solar, wind, storage, and […]