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Onondaga Community College to receive energy efficiency awards for newest buildings

October 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Onondaga Community College to receive energy efficiency awards for newest buildings

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Onondaga Community College’s two newest buildings, Academic II and the SRC Arena and Events Center, have earned LEED Gold Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a certification system created by the U.S. Green Building Council to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed using green building [...]

Liverpool school district receives state grant to purchase solar panel array

October 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Liverpool school district receives state grant to purchase solar panel array

LIVERPOOL, NY — The Liverpool Central School District was awarded a state grant to purchase a solar panel array, which will save the district about $170,000 in energy cost in the first year of the agreement. Liverpool Superintendent Mark Potter announced the grant earlier this week. Liverpool is one of 142 New York State businesses, [...]

Why Solar Power Is Taking Off At Airports Across The Country

October 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Why Solar Power Is Taking Off At Airports Across The Country

The biggest solar power project in the entire state of Minnesota is going to be at an airport.  On Thursday, Gov. Mark Dayton joined officials from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport to announce the construction of a $25 million solar project there, which will be built on top of two parking ramps at the [...]

GUSA Green Bag Lunch event 10/10/14

October 2nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

GUSA Green Bag Lunch event 10/10/14

GreeningUSA and the Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) Center for Sustainable Community Solutions will hold their Introduction of Sustainability Education forum on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 12-1:30 p.m. at the SyracuseCoE, Room 203, 727 East Washington St., downtown Syracuse. This Green Bag Lunch session will introduce various pre-k through high school sustainability education programs taking place [...]

Solarize Syracuse Reveals Demand for Renewable Energy

October 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy, Residential

Solarize Syracuse Reveals Demand for Renewable Energy

More than 80 people filled the foldout chairs in Natur-Tyme’s Community Room on a Saturday in September for Solarize Syracuse’s standing-room-only Last Chance Workshop. The 90-minute meeting wrapped up the campaign’s nine-presentation run, which taught attendees about renewable energy’s benefits, the process of installing panels and the environmental and economic impacts of going solar. Unpaid [...]

Syracuse company’s lights will shine on next Super Bowl

September 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Syracuse company's lights will shine on next Super Bowl

The playing surface at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., is illuminated by LED lights made by Ephesus Lighting Inc., of Syracuse. (Courtesy of Ephesus Lighting) Syracuse, N.Y. — A young Syracuse company will help the NFL avoid any repeat of the 22-minute blackout that struck Super Bowl XLVII. Ephesus Lighting Inc., which got [...]

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University

September 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

Renewable Choice Energy Announces Partnership with Syracuse University

Campus increases its commitment to clean energy with wind power purchase BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Renewable Choice Energy announced today that it has partnered with Syracuse University to provide green power to the school in order to further reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The University purchased a total of 123 million kilowatt [...]

New York’s Bold New Plan To Expand Solar Energy

September 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

New York's Bold New Plan To Expand Solar Energy

Photo credit: Shutterstock New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported a ramp-up in his state’s solar capacity Friday, an announcement that rounded out a big week for the state’s environmental initiatives. The governor announced new NY-Sun awards for large solar electric projects that will increase the solar capacity in New York State by 68 percent, or [...]

Governor Cuomo Announces $94 Million Awarded for Solar Projects Across the State

September 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Governor Cuomo Announces $94 Million Awarded for Solar Projects Across the State

142 Solar Projects at Businesses and Schools Will Increase New York’s Solar Capacity by 68 Percent September 26, 2014 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced NY-Sun awards for large solar electric projects that will increase the solar capacity in New York State by more than 214 megawatts, a 68 percent increase over the amount of [...]

Plug Power expects to boost revenue with new financing package deal

September 29th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Plug Power expects to boost revenue with new financing package deal

Plug Power has reached an agreement with M&T Bank to offer financing packages for the first time to customers looking to purchase fuel cells, refueling stations and service agreements. Plug manufactures hydrogen fuel cells that are used by manufacturers and retailers to power forklifts in large warehouses and distribution centers. Partnering with M&T is part Plug [...]

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