Energy

Introduction

For most institutions, energy consumption is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, which cause global climate change. Implementing conservation measures and switching to renewable sources of energy can help institutions save money and protect them from utility rate volatility. Renewable energy may be generated locally and allow campuses to support local economic development. Furthermore, institutions can help shape markets by creating demand for cleaner, renewable sources of energy.

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246 kW Ground Mount Array: University Services Building - Parking Lot 45

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Ground mount parking canopy. University Services Building North Parking Lot 45. Fixed. 852 panels. 246.06 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-285P, CS6X-290P polycrystalline Inverter Type: Adv Energy ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2012
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215 kW Rooftop Array: Parking Structure 6 - University Towers

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Parking structure canopy. University Towers Parking Structure (PS 6). Fixed. 744 panels. 214.86 kWdc. 84 shaded parking spaces. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-285P, CS6X-290P polycrystalline Inverter Type ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2012
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166 kW Ground Mount Array: Parking Lot 59 East at Sun Devil Sports Performance

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Ground mount parking canopy. Sun Devil Sports Performance Center. Fixed. 576 panels. 166.38 kWdc. 27 shaded parking spaces. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-285P, CS6X-290P polycrystalline Inverter Type ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2012
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139 kW Rooftop Array: Barry M. Goldwater Center for Science & Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Roof top mount. Goldwater Center. Fixed. 492 panels. 138.6 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-285P, CS6X-290P polycrystalline Inverter Type: Adv Energy PV Powered 100 (1)

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2012
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71 kW Rooftop Array: Biodesign A

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)

This building is utilized for high tech laboratory and office space and is physically connected at all floor levels to Biodesign Institute-Building A. This building is the “Front Door” to ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2012
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69 kW Rooftop Array: Health Services

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

This project added approximately 20,000 square feet of new space and demolished the portion of the building that was built in 1954. Nearly 14,500 square feet of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2012
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66 kW Rooftop Array: Design South

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Roof top mount. Design South Building. Fixed. 294 panels. 65.82 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Canadian Solar MaxPower CS6X-285P, CS6X-290P polycrystalline Inverter Type: Adv Energy PV Powered 50 (1)

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2012
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1.1 MW Solar Field (3 Acres)

  • West Valley College (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)
  • Gilbane (RI)

The Solar Gateway Project is a 1.1-megawatt solar power system at the West Valley College campus, located in Saratoga, Calif. The system generates approximately one-third of West Valley College ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2012
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620 kW Rooftop and Carport Arrays

  • Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)

Two new solar systems were dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in November 2011 at PLNU. The new 620kW DC photovoltaic (PV) system and 54 kW solar thermal hot water system ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2012
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1.1 MW Solar Canopy

  • Mission College (CA)

Mission College in Santa Clara, CA has completed a solar system designed to save the school approximately $8.5 million in electricity costs over 25 years. The 1.1-megawatt system ...

  • Posted Jan. 31, 2012
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93 kW Rooftop Array: Aztec Student Union Building

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • Sullivan Solar Power (CA)

The new Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union solar installation is a 93.202 kilo-watt system. The system is comprised of 434 locally manufactured Kyocera solar panels and an Advanced Energy ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2012
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32 kW Rooftop Array: Sinclair Library

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

A 31.5 kW photovoltaic began providing clean energy power to the Gregg M. Sinclair Library in September 2011. Installed and tmaintained by Hoku Solar. the new PV panel array ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2012
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2 kW Rooftop Array: Todd Building

  • University of Montana (MT)

In September 2011, the University of Montana’s School of Extended & Lifelong Learning just donned the latest green accessories: solar panels. UM’s James E. Todd Building now has ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2012
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10 kW Rooftop Array: Euler Science Complex

  • Taylor University (IN)

At a cost of $700,000, the Taylor University project consists of two Endurance E-3120 50 KW wind turbines, which will be installed on 120 foot monopole towers. ECI will ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2012
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50 kW Rooftop Array: Brownell Hall

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

Roof replacement at Brownell Hall involves the installation of over 150 solar voltaic panels on the roof to offset some of the electrical operating costs of the facility.

  • Posted Jan. 12, 2012
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50 kW Entegrity EW50 Wind Turbine

  • Lakeshore Technical College (WI)

Unlike the Vestas and Endurance wind turbines, the Entegrity has no nacelle and sits atop a monopole tower. It is the loudest wind turbine on LTC's campus due to ...

  • Posted Jan. 1, 2012
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50 kW JIMP White Field Wind Turbines

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The Notre Dame wind energy lab is an outdoor research facility that utilizes real world conditions to provide an enviroment to test rotor designs and control techniques. The wind turbines ...

  • Posted Jan. 1, 2012
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25 kW WF-1 Wind Turbine

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In the mid 1970s a 25 kW wind turbine was designed, built and installed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Known as the WF-1, it is historically one of ...

  • Posted Jan. 1, 2012
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2 kW Rooftop Array: Steffee Hall

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • Solar Revolution Erie (PA)

A six panel solar array was installed on the roof of Steffee Hall of Life Sciences by John Purvis of Solar Revolution. This project is the second solar installation on ...

  • Posted Dec. 15, 2011
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497 kW Rooftop Array: Wells Fargo Arena

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Roof top mount. Wells Fargo Arena. 2,072 panels. 497.28 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Kyocera KD240GX-LPB(ZT) Inverter Type: Adv Energy Solaron 500 (1)

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2011
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477 kW Rooftop Array: Parking Structure 2 - Tyler St.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Parking structure canopy. Tyler Parking Structure (PS2). Fixed. 1,988 panels. 477.12 kWdc. 200 shaded parking spaces. PV Panel Type: Kyocera KD240GX-LPB(ZT) Inverter Type: Adv Energy Solaron 500 ...

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2011
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50 kW Rooftop Array: Swirbul Library

  • Adelphi University (NY)
  • RGS Energy (CO)

Solar panels were placed on the roof of Swirbul Library to provide maximum exposure to solar energy while remaining conscious of the aesthetic requirements of the Village of Garden City ...

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2011
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6 kW Waubonsee Community College PV System

  • Waubonsee Community College (IL)

Funded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, the 5 kilowatt solar array was installed at Waubonsee’s Sugar Grove Campus in fall 2010. The installation was completed by a ...

  • Posted Nov. 4, 2011
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34 kW Building Integrated Solar Array: College of Agriculture Building

  • Utah State University (UT)

The 33.5 kilowatt building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) project is the first of its kind in the region and the largest single solar energy system in Cache Valley. The dark-looking ...

  • Posted Nov. 3, 2011
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9 kW Rooftop Array: Rensselaer House

  • Hofstra University (NY)
  • RGS Energy (CO)

Hofstra University installed solar panels on a campus residence hall in August 2011. The Rensselaer House, located within the Netherlands Complex, houses the University's "Living Green" Themed Community. The ...

  • Posted Nov. 1, 2011
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5 kW Rooftop Array: Cramer Hall

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • EC Electrical Construction Company (OR)

The northeast quadrant of the roof was designed to accommodate solar panels. 5 types of panels are installed for testing.

  • Posted Nov. 1, 2011
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145 kW Rooftop Array: Ira D. Payne Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Roof top mount. Payne Hall: Fixed system. 1,106 panels. 144.48 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Kyocera KD240GX-LPB(ZT) Inverter Type: Adv Energy PV Powered 75 (1), 50 (1)

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2011
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86 kW Rooftop Array: Vista Del Sol Residential Community

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

The Vista Del Sol Residential Community is a unique on-campus living experience for upperclassmen and graduate students and is located on the southernmost boundary of the Tempe campus, south of ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2011
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52 kW Rooftop Array: Lincoln Hall

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

UIC currently has a 106 kW photovoltaic solar generating system on top of Lincoln and Douglas Halls that generate approximately 120 MWh each year.

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2011
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1.3 MW Ground Mount Solar Farm: the Polytechnic Campus

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

Ground mount. Polytechnic campus. Single-axis-tracker. 1.313 MW. Compoetion date = 12/31/12.Power Purchase Agreement. PV Panel Type: Oasis C7 tracker CPV Power Purchase Agreement.

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2011
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55 kW Rooftop Array: Douglas Hall

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

UIC currently has a 106 kW photovoltaic solar generating system on top of Lincoln and Douglas Halls that generate approximately 120 MWh each year.

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2011
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54 kW Rooftop Array: Lincoln Hall

  • Portland State University (OR)

The building features a more than 4,000 sq. foot solar array on the roof which helps power building systems.

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2011
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446 kW Canopy Array: Lot 5

  • Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)
  • Vanguard Energy Partners LLC (NJ)

RVCC is one of several schools and municipalities benefiting from Somerset County’s Renewable Energy program. The program funded the installation of solar panels in Lot 5, with a capacity ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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188 kW Rooftop Array: Student Services Building

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Roof top mount. Student Services Building (SSV). Fixed. 784 panels. 188.16 kWdc. PV Panel Type: Kyocera KD240GX-LPB(ZT) Inverter Type: Adv Energy PV Powered 75 (2)

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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57 kW Rooftop Array: Interdisciplinary Science & Technology 1

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ameresco, Inc. (MA)
  • NRG Energy, Inc (NJ)

Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building I provides flexible laboratories with adjoining workspace for bioengineering; neural engineering; and molecular, tissue and cell engineering research to develop artificial organs, biomaterials, and diagnostic ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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18 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Arroyo Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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15 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Acacia Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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15 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Chuparosa Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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15 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Jojoba Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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9 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Acortia Hall South

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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9 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Verbena Hall North

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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9 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Verbena Hall South

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2011
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9 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Mesquite Hall

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

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6 kW Rooftop Array: Hassayampa Academic Village - Acourtia Hall North

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Lafferty Electric Technologies (AZ)

Hassayampa Academic Village (HAV) focuses on the goals of creating an integrated, self-contained academic and residential community with classrooms, computer labs, tutorial spaces, residential dining, and retail venues. HAV is ...

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10 kW Ground Mount Array: Harvard Forest

  • Harvard University (MA)

A renewable energy source was commissioned at Harvard Forest in 2007. Moss Hollow, LLC (Lunenburg, MA) completed installation of a 10KW solar array next to the new Facilities Barn. Support ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2011
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895 kW Rooftop Arrays (Multiple)

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • SunEdison

UC Irvine has rooftop arrays on a dozen campus buildings that collectively produce 895 kilowatts of energy.

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2011
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756 kW Canopy Array: Parking Lot 1

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Parking Lot 1's solar panels, each about 18 square feet and generating up to 235 watts, will be installed on two carport-like structures running east-west, with the panels tilted ...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2011
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260 kW Rooftop Array: Centre of Excellence in Sustainble Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation Building

  • Okanagan College (BC)

The solar energy system at Okanagan College’s newest building is the largest system developed in Western Canada. SkyFire Energy, one of Canada’s most experienced solar EPC contractors, was ...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2011
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4 kW Rooftop Array

  • Seattle Pacific University (WA)
  • Ecotech Solar (WA)

The panels are currently able to produce over 4000 watts of electricity and are set to produce the electricity needed to operate SPU's five electric maintenance vehicles. This installation ...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2011
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25 MW Solar Zone at UA Tech Park

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Occupying 223 acres of land, the Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park is the largest multi-technology solar testing, evaluation, and demonstration site in the United States. It is one ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2011
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Benchmarking Data

The following data has been compiled in spreadsheet format to facilitate benchmarking. It will be updated annually to coincide with the publication of AASHE’s Sustainable Campus Index.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Energy Partners

Legrand North America, LLC

Carlsbad, CA
Business Leader
Legrand Building Control Systems provides digital lighting controls, shading and remote services.

Ameresco, Inc.

Framingham, MA
Business Affiliate

American Council on Renewable Energy

Washington, DC
Business Affiliate

AMP Green Solutions, LLC

Washington, DC
Business Affiliate
AMP Green Solutions exists to solve the critical sustainability and climate change issues facing our clients, both large and small. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change and achieve their vision.

Center for Resource Solutions | Green-e

San Francisco, CA
Business Affiliate
Green-e® is the only certification for renewable energy and carbon offsets accepted by AASHE STARS, setting quality standards and ensuring purchasers receive full environmental benefits.

CustomerFirst Renewables

Gaithersburg, MD
Business Affiliate
CFR is an innovative, renewable energy advisory firm focused on bringing large-scale solutions directly to clients. CFR solutions typically meet up to 100% of power needs, cost less than brown power, and mitigate price uncertainty.

Ecomedes

San Francisco, CA
Business Affiliate
Save money, watts and water for your buildings with the world's largest sustainable product catalog!

Energy Strategies

Salt Lake City, UT
Business Affiliate
Helping higher education clients instill confidence in their energy decisions by supplementing their capabilities with our experienced, multi-disciplinary consultancy services

Energy Systems Group (ESG)

Newburgh, IN
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GreenerU

Waltham, MA
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GridMarket

New York, NY
Business Affiliate
GridMarket is an energy consumer advocate and Distributed Energy Resources project facilitation platform.

Schneider Electric

Carrollton, TX
Business Affiliate

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Business Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sunbolt

Willow Grove, PA
Business Affiliate
Sunbolt creates solar-powered charging workstations. Featuring an unmatched solar array, these outdoor workstations are fully equipped to charge smart phones, laptops and other electronic devices.