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Comcast finishes planetary system installment for Washington DC center
"We are proud to be part of the lasting campaigns taking place throughout Washington, D.C. as well as will certainly remain to discover brand-new means to go
Feb 21, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, USA, North America, Comcast, Mary McLaughlin, Mayor Muriel, Tommy Wells
Solar energy project to be explored at Washington Dulles Airport
large-scale 100-megawatt solar energy project on approximately 1,200 acres at Washington Dulles International Airport will be jointly explored by Metropolitan
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Dominion Energy, North America, large-scale solar, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Washington Dulles Airport, Mike Stewart, Keith Windle
Washington state reveals policies to guide utilities to carbon-free generation by 2045
Washington State Department of Commerce as well as the Washington Utilities as well as Transportation Commission (UTC) have actually taken on rules for
Jan 12, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, Washington, utilities, North America, legislation, pacific power, avista, puget sound energy
Sunnova Broadens its Solar and also Storage Solutions to Washington, D.C.
of consumer demand," said William J. (John) Berger, President of Sunnova. "Washington D.C. has one of the most enthusiastic renewable resource objective in the
Feb 12, 2021 // Residential, Storage, Battery Storage, International, Electricity, William J. (John) Berger, Sunnova Energy International, Michael Grasso
World’s Second-Largest Ferry Operator Switching From Diesel to Batteries
Washington State Ferries, which runs the second-largest ferry system in the world, is switching from diesel to batteries amid a growing trend toward electrification in shipping. Ian Sterling, public information officer for Washington State Ferries, said the move would cut the cost and pollution caused by the current annual consumption of almost 20 million gallons of diesel across a fleet of 22 vessels ferrying 25 million people a year. The government-owned ferry operator’s annual fuel consumption is on par with that of a "midsize airline,” he said, making it the state’s biggest diesel polluter. Washington State Ferries is among the bodies mandated to strive for zero emissions under legislation introduced by state governor Jay Inslee, said Sterling. But the switch to batteries is "not just because the governor said [to do] it." “This is a good idea because it quiets the boats [while] obviously removing tons of diesel fuel emissions. But even if you’re not an environmentalist, this is a good idea for the taxpayer because we expect it to pay for itself relatively quickly, based on the price of fuel. It saves millions of dollars annually.” Washington State Ferries had looked at using hybrid or liquid natural-gas-powered vessels as far back as around 2012, said Sterling, but found the technology wasn’t mature enough. Now, improvements in battery technology coming out of the automotive sector are prompting a second look. As a result, Sterling said people in Washington state would likely be riding on some sort of electric-powered ferry “in the next couple of years.” Not as easy as it sounds Nevertheless, it will take a long time to electrify the entire fleet because of difficulties in installing charging facilities and signing electricity supply agreements in some locations. Washington State Ferries runs services across most of Puget Sound, which covers more than 1,000 square miles. The ferry operator’s electrification program will start with the most polluting vessels, three Jumbo Mark II ferries, which consume 5 million gallons of fuel a year between them and are soon due to have midlife propulsion system upgrades. As part of the upgrades, each vessel will have two of its four diesel generators and locomotive engines replaced with battery systems supplied by Siemens. Likely the first ship to undergo the conversion will be the MV Wenatchee, an iconic vessel that has appeared in TV series such as Grey’s Anatomy. Switching the three Jumbo Mark IIs to fully electric operations would cut emissions by an estimated 48,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, the equivalent of taking 10,000 cars off the road. Meanwhile, Washington State Ferries is also initiating a new-build program for electric ferries that should see Olympic class electric-diesel hybrids entering operation three years from now. The Washington State Ferries program will also require a major quayside electrification effort, with Seattle-Bainbridge Island and Mukilteo-Clinton likely to become the first routes with charging points at both ends. Washington State Ferries was far from unique in moving away from diesel. British Columbia Ferry Services, a major private-sector operator, moved to liquid natural gas some time ago and is now eyeing electrification of its fleet, Sterling said. Global trend August saw the launch of the world’s largest all-electric ferry to date, a 200-passenger, 30-car carrying vessel called Ellen covering the stretch between Fynshav and Søby in southern Denmark. And in July the U.K. government announced that all new ships ordered for its waters from 2025 onward would have to be equipped with zero-emission technology. Citing data from the Maritime Battery Forum, Jostein Bogen, global product manager for energy storage and fuel cells at ABB Marine & Ports, said there are currently 101 battery-operated car and passenger ferries in operation worldwide, with a further 76 under construction. “Ferry electrification is expected to continue growing in the future,” said Bogen. “We are already seeing numerous cases of application across Scandinavian countries, and the technology has now started spreading to other parts of the world as well.” Recent ABB projects include the electrification of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration’s Landeyjahöfn to Westman Island ferry and a fleet of new Maid of Mist all-electric ferries to take tourists to the Niagara Falls, Bogen said. “The main drivers we see are global and local emissions regulations,” he said. “Additionally, we see that public opinion is becoming a strong driver. There is an increased awareness about the importance of sustainable maritime transportation, including ferries.”
Dec 2, 2019 // Storage, Transport, USA, ABB, Washington, UK, Europe, North America, Ian Sterling, Washington State Ferries
REC Silicon May Sell Montana Facility
— REC spent months warning of the shutdown of its polysilicon plant in Washington state before actually sandbagging it — the move shows the trade war isn’t
Oct 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Trump, Asia, North America, REC Silicon, Montana facility, James A. May
Equinor examines developing solar project on Brazilian port
because 2014, the website was established by Prumo Logistica and is managed by Washington DC-based institutional capitalist EIG Global Energy Partners. As formerly
Feb 4, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, Brazil, Equinor, Solar Project
Coal costs see PacifiCorp turn to major solar-plus-storage build-out
Utah Wyoming Oregon Washington Target for PV additions
Oct 7, 2019 // Storage, USA, Virginia, pv power plants, utilities, Dominion Energy, solar-plus-storage, BESS, North America, PacifiCorp, Rick Link, Chad Teply, coal phase-out
Silfab Solar including 20-40 brand-new production tasks in United States
Washington State Department of Commerce and also Port of Bellingham revealed that Silfab Solar had actually dedicated to increasing its existing procedures on the
Feb 20, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, silfab solar, Paolo Maccario, United States
REC Silicon to reboot solar wafer production for next-door neighbor Violet Power
products for residential applications. " We welcome Violet Power to Washington as well as expect a close collaboration in developing the detailed
Oct 13, 2020 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, REC Silicon, violet power, Tore Torvund, Desari Strader
New York leads coalition of 22 US states in lawsuit against Trump’s energy plan
  The lawsuit was filed in the federal appeals court in Washington, which has the right to review certain government actions and plans if forced
Aug 16, 2019 // Solar, USA, New York, Trump, lawsuit, Affordable Clean Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Letitia James, Clean Power Plan
Violet Power urges US solar production strategies untouched by calculated partnership collapse
for, or progress on, building out its manufacturing capability in Moses Lake, Washington." The business still intends to begin manufacturing of both IBC cells and
Apr 8, 2021 // Manufacturing News, pv modules, REC Silicon, violet power, ibc solar cell
COVID-19 Decreased Power Effectiveness Progression in the US: Report
Virginia in the South. The 50-state scorecard (which additionally includes Washington, DC) from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) located
Dec 21, 2020 // Market Research, California, USA, North America, Wyoming, Energy Efficiency, 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, ACEEE
REC Silicon prepared to power down the rest of its operation
July prompted the company to shutter its poly production plant at Moses Lake, Washington for at least the rest of the year. With the Trump administration
Oct 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Tariffs, USA, China, Trump, Asia, North America, Silicon ASA, REC Silicon, Barack Obama
Game changer: Violet Power to supply 50-year solar panel guarantee with US-made IBC innovation
where the technology was first birthed. We are deeply grateful to the State of Washington and the U.S. Department of Commerce for their management as well as assistance
Sep 9, 2020 // Manufacturing News, USA, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, monocrystalline wafer, North America, REC Silicon, sunpower corporation, violet power, interdigitated back contact, wafering, isc konstanz