Frightening, But Not Scary

| Every year just after Halloween, I feel the need to explain to people that I don’t like or enjoy anything that scares me. That includes roller coasters, haunted houses, clowns, zombies, zombie clowns, and scary movies. Scary books are included in that list. I especially dislike scary movies. They give me nightmares. Scary movies with ... READ MORE

Paying for Green

| Many cities intend, or at least hope, to expand their use of green infrastructure to help manage stormwater and in some cases to reduce combined sewer overflows. Fewer, though, have a comprehensive plan for how to implement, monitor, and maintain these new installations, let alone how to pay for them. Developers might want to—or feel ... READ MORE

Applying Nuclear Science to Erosion

| Several countries in Africa are using an unusual technology to assess and prevent erosion and sedimentation: gamma spectroscopy. Gamma spectroscopy is often used to detect nuclear contamination, such as the fallout from the accident at the Fukushima nuclear reactor or waste from nuclear fuel. I had not been aware of its use for gauging erosion, ... READ MORE

A Liquid Battery

| Advances in materials science are producing extraordinary developments in the energy storage space. A research team from Chalmers University in Sweden recently developed a solar thermal fuel that can store energy long-term and discharge it on demand as heat. The energy storage capacity of this fluid relies on an isomer—the chemical conversion of a molecule into ... READ MORE

There’s a Robot in Your Pipes… And it’s Wearing a Skirt

| Sometimes great innovations are inspired by quotidian life. Such is the case with a revolutionary leak-detecting robot. Mechanical engineer You Wu began developing leak detection solutions when he joined the MIT Mechatronics Research Lab and was charged with adapting a colleague’s gas leak detection device for water pipes. The original model, a self-propelled robot, was ... READ MORE

Number One Bricks

| You know how scientists are always making everyday items out of not so obvious used materials? Well, maybe not “always” now that I’m trying to remember some of those things. But if anyone asks you, “What’s the weirdest thing a scientist has ever made out of a not-so-obvious used material?” you can tell them this: ... READ MORE

Stopped in Its Tracks

| A few weeks ago I mentioned the Watergoat, a low-tech and affordable device that various watershed groups and volunteers are deploying in the Southeastern US to capture trash in waterways. This week Brigette Burich, the events director here at Forester who runs, among other things, the Western Water Summit and the annual StormCon conference, pointed ... READ MORE

Something Good and Something Better

| This week I am in Las Vegas for Trimble Dimensions. That means that I’m going to fill this space with some good news and then a better piece of video for you to enjoy. First, I’ll give you the good news. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), in the month of October, ... READ MORE

Now Entering the Watershed

| Every once in a while, we run across results of a survey of local residents—often performed as part of the public outreach and education effort for a city’s stormwater permit—that gauges people’s knowledge of their environment. Questions often include things like, “Where does stormwater go once it enters the storm drain?” (a surprising number of ... READ MORE

Aligning Electrons

| Air travel accounts for nearly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions and is considered one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas pollution. Therefore, the scientific community has long felt that the electrification of air travel could provide wide-reaching benefits for the global environment. Powering an aircraft, however, requires batteries that are able to discharge ... READ MORE

There’s a Will, Here’s the Way

| The European Parliament is the lawmaking branch for the institutions of the European Union (EU). There are currently 751 members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The MEPs recently voted overwhelmingly to approve a complete ban on single-use plastics across the union. According to the BBC, the measure still faces some procedural obstacles, but it is ... READ MORE

Reevaluating the Acre-Foot

| It’s interesting to consider the origins of various units of measure. The acre, for example, once defined the area of land that a team of oxen could plow in a day. The Egyptian cubit, used in ancient architecture, represented the length of a man’s forearm, from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. ... READ MORE

It’s Called “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018”

| 99 to 1. That was the nearly unanimous vote in the United States Senate approving America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 which the President signed into law. That amounts to nearly $6 billion for water resource projects and policies that will be administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers. According to CNN, “The America’s ... READ MORE

Going in Circles

| On September 8, The Ocean Cleanup launched its first plastic-cleanup system from San Francisco, headed for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (You can follow its progress here and find some background on the project here.) The technology looks promising, and we wish The Ocean Cleanup every success—but there’s more to be done, and now some ... READ MORE

A Halloween Story

| In Erosion Control magazine, we’ve covered projects at many different types of sites, including lakes and shorelines, agricultural fields, and abandoned mines. All of these areas are on the radar, so to speak, for another type of effort now underway in Tennessee: tracking bats. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Nature Conservancy, and others are ... READ MORE

Energy Policies at the Polls

| Renewable energy emerged as a theme in the recent 2018 US midterm elections, with four ballot initiatives addressing power production in western states that could impact the energy sector nationwide. A carbon-fee proposal in Washington State would have created funding for investments in clean energy and pollution programs had it passed. An unsuccessful Colorado initiative proposed ... READ MORE

You May Be At Risk

| Like most boys growing up, one of the chores my brother and I were tasked with was the weekly ritual of “taking out the garbage.” Back then, it would entail toting out black Hefty bags from the garage to the curb. More often than not, my brother and I would forget about garbage day until ... READ MORE

Climate Change and System Complexity

| Angkor, Cambodia, was one of the world’s foremost cities in the 13th century. The ancient urbanization extended across more than 1,000 kilometers and boasted an elaborate water infrastructure network—a system of reservoirs, embankments, and canals that irrigated farmland, diffused floodwaters, and distributed water among residents. In the 15th century, however, the city collapsed, and its ... READ MORE

Sit! Good Dog

| Construction sites have been the inspiration for numerous technological advances. The construction site has been the driving force behind telematics, machine control, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. It apparently is now the “birthing place” for a new breed of robot dogs. Robot dogs scare me. Maybe it’s because ever since I was a little boy, ... READ MORE

Ready When Trouble Came

| We’ve talked a lot in Erosion Control magazine about shoreline erosion, as well as the options those of us in coastal areas have to choose from as storms increase in intensity and frequency and as water levels rise. We can stay put and try to replenish our eroding beaches with sand; we can continue to ... READ MORE

Structural Energy Storage

| As an energy efficiency advocate, I get excited when materials multitask. So when a recent study revealed that carbon fibers can function as battery electrodes while bearing a structural load, it piqued my curiosity. What if the hood of a car could double as a battery? What if an aircraft’s fuselage effectively stored energy? The ... READ MORE

This Is No Laughing Matter

| One of my favorite cable TV stations is Comedy Central. Among the shows that I watch is “The Jim Jeffries Show.” I had it on the other day, but I wasn’t really watching because it was the time of day when everyone in my family is getting home from school or just finishing the work ... READ MORE

A Pivotal Technology

| It’s fascinating to consider inventions that have shaped 20th-century American culture, such as the electric light bulb, the automobile, and the personal computer. Irrigation technology has also shifted our cultural landscape—specifically center pivot irrigation—by nourishing vast fields of circular crops across the American Midwest. Records show that in the early 1900s midwestern farmers began pumping ... READ MORE

Fantasy League

| We’re not even halfway through the NFL season and I’m already growing weary of my friends who are immersed in their fantasy football leagues. I really don’t want to hear about who your quarterback is and how many points he earned for you in the last game or how if only your defense hadn’t picked ... READ MORE

Soft-Pak acquires FASTPace Trash Software

| Soft-Pak Software Solutions (“Soft-Pak”), an operational software solution for the waste and recycling industry announced its expansion by acquiring FASTPace Roll Off Software (“FASTPace”) on October 31, 2018. The acquisition includes all software, clients and employees related to FASTPace Software. This strategic acquisition will provide value to the existing FASTPace users, as Soft-Pak plans to ... READ MORE

ENGCON TILTROTATOR TO BE FEATURED ON US TV SHOW

| Tiltrotator on “World’s Greatest!…” Strömsund, Sweden, November 12, 2018 – In a reprise of one of the most popular episodes of the US TV show “World’s Greatest!…,” Engcon’s tiltrotators will be featured in the episode airing on November 19, 2018. A tiltrotator is a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators, and television ... READ MORE

Caterpillar Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio with High-Efficiency, Shingled-Cell, Monocrystalline SunPower® Solar Panels

| SunPower P-Series solar panel technology generates up to 32 percent more energy than conventional panels over first 25 years Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced that SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) now provides high-efficiency SunPower® Performance Series (P-Series) solar panels under the Cat® brand. Offered as part of the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite, the monocrystalline, shingled-cell Cat ... READ MORE

The Water Main Presents Research on How Americans Relate to Water: Want to Engage Them? Start With What Matters to Them

| Qualitative research from APM Research Lab, Wilder Research offers national perspectives American Public Media’s water initiative, The Water Main, today announced findings in a study focused on Americans’ perceptions on water, a topic for which there is little existing research. Conducted in collaboration with APM Research Lab and Wilder Research, the qualitative study offers water ... READ MORE

Reader Profile: Charles Martin

| An EPA consent decree became a career changer for Charles Martin, director of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) Division of Water Quality. In 2006, EPA and the Commonwealth of Kentucky filed a lawsuit against Lexington for Clean Water Act violations based on sewage discharges into streams. Finalized in 2011, the consent decree agreement requires ... READ MORE

Trimble Announces Forensics GNSS Solution

| Solution Combines GNSS Receiver, Tablet or Handhelds and Forensics Software to Increase Speed and Efficiency in the Field for Crash and Crime Scene Investigations  LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the launch of the Trimble® Forensics GNSS solution. The solution combines the Trimble T10 tablet or TDC100 handheld with the Trimble Forensics Capture ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

|   American Peat Technology LLC www.AmericanPeatTech.com Best Management Products www.bmpinc.com Bio Clean/Forterra www.biocleanenvironmental.net CleanWay Environmental Partners www.cleanwayusa.com Crumpler Plastic Pipe Inc www.cpp-pipe.com DOGIPOT www.dogipot.com ENPAC LLC www.enpac.com Fabco Industries www.fabco-industries.com IECA www.ieca.org Innovyze / XP Solutions www.xpsolutions.com J.W. Faircloth & Son www.fairclothskimmer.com Neenah Foundry Company www.nfco.com North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) www.nodigshow.com Oldcastle ... READ MORE

Trimble and HCSS Collaborate to Bring Civil Bidding, Estimating, Job Costing and Safety Applications to Key Global Markets

| SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 2018—As part of an ongoing commitment to transform the way engineering and construction companies work, Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and HCSS, Inc. will collaborate to tightly couple estimating and bidding workflows to field operations, driving increased job site productivity, improved quality and expanded visibility into today’s construction environment. This collaboration will include strategic ... READ MORE

ShowCase

|   PRINSCO INC. Maximum Infiltration & Groundwater Recharge As regulatory demands around infiltration and groundwater recharge continue to escalate, Prinsco’s Hydrostor Stormwater Chambers provide a strategic, high-performance option for your next stormwater management project. Hydrostor systems have minimum environmental impact and are available in two sizes. The HS75 and HS180 offer installed stormwater storage of ... READ MORE

Trimble Announces Machine Control and Payload Management on One Platform

| Mixed Fleet Machine Control with Integrated Payload Management Simplifies Workflows LAS VEGAS, November 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced the Trimble® LOADRITE® Payload Management for Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Excavators integration. This integration will help increase productivity and efficiency for excavator operations, allowing contractors to track bucket-by-bucket payload, and monitor mass haul progress from the same ... READ MORE

But What Are You Doing About the Owl Habitat?!

| What seemed simple on the surface became complicated in a hurry. In May 2015, we had a plan to resolve persistent flooding issues in the Rolling Hills neighborhood (Figure 1) through a series of stormwater projects involving large box culverts and open channel work. Work was phased from the upstream end to downstream due to ... READ MORE

Trimble Unifies Business Center Software to Provide a Single Version for Survey and Civil Construction

| Complete Office Software Solution Lowers Operational Costs, Increases Productivity for Enterprises LAS VEGAS, November, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced version 5.0 of Trimble® Business Center, which merges two products, Trimble Business Center and Business Center – HCE, to provide both surveying and civil construction customers with a complete office software solution. Combining both products into one ... READ MORE

A Piece of the Puzzle

| Long-time football coach Vince Lombardi once said that the greatest accomplishment isn’t in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. Cleveland, OH, a city once known for industrialized manufacturing and a major hub on the Cuyahoga River, experienced a fall of sorts in 1969 by way of river fire. The fire that would ... READ MORE

New Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform for Compact Machine Grading Attachments

| Trimble Sets a New Standard in Ease-of-Use and Portability for Machine Control LAS VEGAS, November, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced the release of the Trimble® Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform, a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments. Trimble Earthworks GO! enables high-accuracy grading in an easy-to-use, portable platform. It is the only Bring Your ... READ MORE

IDDE Programs Revisited

| Today, the once-ritual Sunday dinner at Grandma’s has largely fallen to the wayside and is a memory of a bygone era. But for those of us who can remember it, the post-meal cleanup after these gastronomic events had specific protocols that recalled Depression-era deprivation and the “waste not, want not” philosophy. First, all the uneaten ... READ MORE

Cold Weather Stormwater Management

| As the winter season commences, stormwater management shifts to cold weather practices in much of the US. It brings inherent challenges, especially the effects of deicing salt, sand, and chemicals and concerns about runoff into nearby water bodies. ... READ MORE

Editor’s Comments: Show Some Backbone

| A  few weeks back, I wrote in a blog for the magazine’s website about the situation on the Mediterranean coast, where nearly 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites are under threat. A recent study found that 37 sites are at risk from a 100-year flood and 42 from coastal erosion. With the exception of Venice and its ... READ MORE

New Version of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform Includes Support for Motor Graders and Automatic Guidance for Tiltrotators

| Full Family of Machine Types Now Available on the Trimble Earthworks Platform LAS VEGAS, November, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced the release of Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine ... READ MORE

State Water Board Funds to Be Used for Vital Erosion Control After Record-Setting Mendocino Complex Fire

| SACRAMENTO — With erosion threats to Clear Lake looming following the largest wildfire in California history, the State Water Board and Lake County Resource Conservation District (RCD) are poised to jump-start native plant restoration and limit the environmental damage. The State Water Board’s $605,000 grant will pay for erosion control work in strategic locations within ... READ MORE

Waste Management Phoenix Open Receives Highest International Award for Sustainability in Golf

| SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 8, 2018) – The 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open recently received the highest international award for sustainability in golf for its efforts to balance environmental impacts, conserve natural resources and benefit the local community as Scotland-based GEO Foundation (GEO) again named the event as a “GEO Certified® Tournament.” To become “GEO Certified®” ... READ MORE

Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables Receive National Award for Energy Storage Project

| Companies selected as Energy Storage North America 2018 Innovation Award Winner Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cypress Creek Renewables received an Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018 Innovation Award for leadership in energy storage and positive impact on the energy storage industry, displayed in their collaboration on a series of solar-plus-storage projects. In March, Lockheed ... READ MORE

Reader Profile: Richard Dunbar

| As an erosion control specialist, Richard Dunbar has spent decades being among the first on the scene of a new development and then arrives to mitigate disasters that may occur on established development. “Doing erosion control, we’re usually the first in on the project before the grading starts, so our job is to keep the ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

|   A.H. Meyer Maschinenfabrik GmbH www.ahmeyer.com Aqua Dam Inc. www.aquadam.net Bowie Industries Inc. www.bowieindustries.com Dietz Hydroseeding www.dietzhydroseeding.com Ernst Conservation Seeds www.ernstseed.com Erosion Supply Company www.erosionsupply.com Express Blower Inc. www.expressblower.com Filtrexx International LLC www.filtrexx.com FINN Corporation www.finncorp.com Genesis Nursery Inc www.genesisnurseryinc.com Geosynthetics Conference www.geosyntheticsconference.com Heavyweight Sediment Control Solutions www.durawattle.com J.W. Faircloth & Son www.fairclothskimmer.com Maccaferri Inc. ... READ MORE

ShowCase

| Express Blower Express Blower has received Tier 4 Final certification per EPA/EU/CARB standards on its self-contained machines, which include models TM-45MD, TM-45HD, TM-70MD, TM-70HD, and the compact SKHD. The John Deere PowerTech PSS 6.8L engine powers the MD (Medium Duty) models, while the HD (Heavy Duty) machines use the John Deere PowerTech PSS 9.0L engine. ... READ MORE

Geosynthetics in Motion

| Several tributaries bring water to the main stem of San Luis Obispo Creek, which flows right through the middle of downtown San Luis Obispo, CA. With a population of close to 50,000 residents, the San Luis Obispo Creek watershed covers approximately 84 square miles. Also located in the city is Laguna Lake, a natural feature ... READ MORE

Choosing the Right Machine

| Fertilizer, seed, mulch, tackifier: All are important parts of a hydroseeding or hydromulching task. Poor-quality ingredients or inexpert application of any of these threatens the success of a project. But another big component of a hydromulching project is the equipment. Choosing the right equipment to complete a project is crucial to the success of the ... READ MORE

Revegetating With Soil Amendments and Native Seed

| Both natural events and those caused by human activity can cause extreme and far-reaching disturbances to our ecosystems. Mitigation is often required to restore and revegetate natural plant communities if we hope to stabilize them. Recreation has caused an increase in human activity in many areas, increasing the demand for the resources necessary for corrective ... READ MORE

Challenges and Opportunities in Maintaining Lake Erie’s Maritime Highways

| As the restless spirit overtook American colonists to push west for land, the harbors of the Great Lakes were a welcoming landscape. Here lay the potential to expand their dreams of a flourishing commerce—to export the bounty of prosperous farms and products of fledgling industry. This possibility was enhanced with the extensive canal and rail ... READ MORE

Editor’s Comments: New Ways to Pay

| At this time last year, we here in southern California had no inkling that the Thomas Fire—until recently the state’s largest, ultimately burning its way through more than 280,000 acres—was just around the corner. It started in early December 2017, burned for more than a month, destroyed more than a thousand structures as well as ... READ MORE

Reader Profile: Matt Corson

| THE FLINT, MI, water crisis has amplified the importance of water quality issues for water utilities and their consumers on the national front as well as the criticality of the work of people such as Matt Corson, director of environmental compliance and stewardship for American Water. Corson is responsible for directing the overall environmental compliance and stewardship program across more than 300 drinking water systems and nearly 200 wastewater operations owned or operated under contract by American Water throughout the country. He assists with the overall vision and strategy for American Water, coordinating with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and water industry organizations on national water quality issues and to help shape future drinking water regulations. He credits “strong teams at the state and local level that do the hard work” in helping with that effort. ... READ MORE

Advertiser’s Index

|   American Leak Detection www.americanleakdetection.com CORE & MAIN www.coreandmain.com Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association www.dipra.org EWRI – Environmental & Water Resources Institute www.asce.org/ewri Fluid Conservation Systems www.fluidconservation.com Hermann Sewerin GmbH www.sewerin.com Hobas Pipe USA www.hobaspipe.com Kisters North America www.kisters.net Mueller Co www.muellerwaterproducts.com Plast-O-Matic Valves Inc www.plastomatic.com SebaKMT/Megger www.sebakmt.com Utility Services Associates www.leakdetectionservice.com ... READ MORE

ShowCase

|   BLUE-WHITE There are no metals in the fluid path of F-461 Series inline Variable Area Flowmeters, making these units well suited for use in many ultrapure applications. Constructed of tough, chemical-resistant polysulfone, F-461 flowmeters offer better resistance to high temperatures, pressures, and a broad base of harsh chemicals than many plastic flowmeters on the market. ... READ MORE

Ultrasonic Algae Control

| EMBALSE LA FE is a freshwater reservoir in Medellín in Colombia. The lake measures 1.1 square kilometers and is used to supply drinking water to about 55% of the people in Medellín. In addition, the reservoir is also used for recreational purposes. Unfortunately, the reservoir was suffering from frequent algal blooms, hampering its uses for both drinking water production and recreation. The problematic algal species primarily consisted of blue-green algae, along with diatom growth. ... READ MORE

Prioritizing Efficiency

| LOCATED 20 MILES outside Cleveland, OH, the City of Avon is now one of the fastest growing communities in northeast Ohio. The city is situated next to Lake Erie and is home to more than 20,700 residents. Its water utility serves approximately 10,500 residential and 1,000 commercial accounts with clean and reliable water. ... READ MORE

Pump Maintenance 101

| Maintenance will never be exciting. But it’s necessary work required to ensure that a pumping system operates when you need it. If pump operation was a football team, maintenance would be the offensive linemen who do the grunt work in the trenches of the scrimmage line and make possible the exciting plays and athletic prowess ... READ MORE

Accessibility and Analysis

| The water industry has been “data-rich and information poor,” notes Graham Symmonds, chief knowledge officer for FATHOM. “That will continue without a reconceptualization of how, where, and why we’re using this data,” he adds. “A lot of work has to be done on utilities to be able to collect, curate, and analyze this data. There’s ... READ MORE

Looking for Leaks

| Water loss can be attributed to unbilled authorized consumption such as firefighting or flushing water mains, unauthorized consumption, and real losses due to leakage. All are examples of non-revenue water loss. ... READ MORE

Upon Closer Examination

| Never has it been more important to inspect and maintain hydraulic infrastructure. Never has it been harder in both remote rural areas and crowded urban environments to do so. Direct inspection of pipes and sewers is essentially impossible given the small diameter sizes of the pipes in question. Yet aging infrastructure is more prone than ... READ MORE

Efficiencies at the Water-Energy Nexus

| “The interdependence of water and energy forms a nexus or convergence that means efficiency measures in one area have the potential to produce additional efficiencies in the other, thus benefiting both water and electric utility customers as well as the environment.” American Water – Water-Energy Convergence: Efficiency Challenges and Opportunities Energy efficiency and how to pursue ... READ MORE

Editor’s Comments: Multidimensional Insights

| SUNSPOTS WERE OBSERVED by telescope as early as the 1600s. Astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first to document the location of these solar specks by making ink marks directly onto paper. While maintaining the precise image plane, he translated complex data points into an accessible and easily read format. ... READ MORE

Ciel & Terre Completes Two New Floating Solar Projects in California and Colorado with Others Under Construction and Planned in US

| Ciel & Terre Completes Two New Floating Solar Projects in California and Colorado with Others Under Construction and Planned in U.S. Ciel & Terre USA (www.ciel-et-terre.net), innovators in floating solar power systems, today announced the completion of two new floating solar projects. A municipal floating solar project in Walden, Colorado, and a private floating solar ... READ MORE

Landis+Gyr Releases Power Center 4.6 for Advanced Load Management

| Software release supports multitenancy for shared demand response programs Landis+Gyr (SWISS: LAND.SW) has increased support for public power load management programs with the release of Power Center 4.6, which provides multitenancy capabilities allowing group management of load control switches and devices. The multitenancy feature is particularly useful for generation and transmission cooperatives that supply power ... READ MORE

Caterpillar Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio with High-Efficiency, Shingled-Cell, Monocrystalline SunPower® Solar Panels

| SunPower P-Series solar panel technology generates up to 32 percent more energy than conventional panels over first 25 years Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced that SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) now provides high-efficiency SunPower® Performance Series (P-Series) solar panels under the Cat® brand. Offered as part of the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite, the monocrystalline, shingled-cell Cat ... READ MORE

Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables Receive National Award for Energy Storage Project

| Companies selected as Energy Storage North America 2018 Innovation Award Winner Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cypress Creek Renewables received an Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018 Innovation Award for leadership in energy storage and positive impact on the energy storage industry, displayed in their collaboration on a series of solar-plus-storage projects. In March, Lockheed ... READ MORE

Ciel & Terre Completes Two New Floating Solar Projects in California and Colorado with Others Under Construction and Planned in US

| Ciel & Terre Completes Two New Floating Solar Projects in California and Colorado with Others Under Construction and Planned in U.S. Ciel & Terre USA (www.ciel-et-terre.net), innovators in floating solar power systems, today announced the completion of two new floating solar projects. A municipal floating solar project in Walden, Colorado, and a private floating solar ... READ MORE

Landis+Gyr Releases Power Center 4.6 for Advanced Load Management

| Software release supports multitenancy for shared demand response programs Landis+Gyr (SWISS: LAND.SW) has increased support for public power load management programs with the release of Power Center 4.6, which provides multitenancy capabilities allowing group management of load control switches and devices. The multitenancy feature is particularly useful for generation and transmission cooperatives that supply power ... READ MORE

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District Improves Classrooms, Earns Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

| Trane®, a global leader in indoor comfort solutions, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, recognized the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District (DRRSD), with an Energy Efficiency Leader Award for a multi-year energy conservation program that improves classroom comfort and reduces district energy costs by 62 percent. Each year, taxpayers spend about $6 billion on energy to ... READ MORE

Siemens and UCF to Establish Big Data Collaboration Focused on Advancing Smart Infrastructure Technologies

| Goal of data analytics partnership to further develop concept of Smart Buildings by optimizing overall building performance and improve operational efficiency and predictability of power grid Today, the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Siemens unveiled a new collaboration around smart infrastructure that builds on a more than 30-year relationship. The expanded partnership is aimed ... READ MORE

Blink and Hubject form Partnership Increasing Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Networks in the US

| Auto Industry Leaders to Provide Enhanced Roaming and Charging Capabilities for EV Drivers by Early 2019 Blink Charging Co., a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging station products and networked EV charging services, and Hubject, a joint venture formed by leading companies in the automotive, energy and technology sectors that includes ... READ MORE

Trojan Battery Company Introduces Trillium™ Line of Intelligent Lithium Ion Batteries for Deep-Cycle Applications

| Expanding Battery Technology Portfolio by adding Longer Runtime and More Lifetime than Comparable Lithium Products Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle energy storage solutions for Motive and Stationary applications is proud to announce the Trillium line of Trojan Intelligent Lithium batteries. With life expectancy over 5,000 cycles, Trillium maximizes total energy ... READ MORE

Total Energy Systems to Represent KOHLER Generators in Eastern Michigan

| Longtime sales and service provider expands territory with acquisition of GenPower Products Total Energy Systems LLC, Green Bay, Wis., a longtime sales and service provider for KOHLER generators, is expanding its territory into Eastern Michigan following the company’s recent acquisition of GenPower Products Inc., Wixom, Mich. Total Energy Systems is now a certified distributor of ... READ MORE

Global Switchgear Market is Expected to Reach $110.7 Billion by 2023

| According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the switchgear market looks attractive with opportunities in the utilities, industrial, residential, and commercial sectors. The global switchgear market is expected to reach an estimated $110.7 billion by 2023 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2018 to 2023. ... READ MORE

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