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Cree Introduces A New Highly Efficient Outdoor LED Luminaire

Originally published on Cleantechnica By Nicholas Brown. Cree, a manufacturer of cutting-edge LEDs has released a new LED parking lamp: The OSQ™ Area LED luminaire. This is designed and priced to replace 54 million high intensity discharge (HID) parking lights across the United States, facilitating energy savings of up to 70%. The OSQ Area LED luminaire…

Advanced Utility-Scale Battery Capacity To Increase Significantly

Originally published on Cleantechnica By Nicholas Brown. The energy capacity (in this case, the deployment) of advanced utility-scale batteries is forecast to grow 71% annually according to a Navigant Research report titled Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage. The report expects the industry to grow from a capacity of 412 MWh in 2014 to over 51,200…

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Now For Sale In Australia

According to Mitsubishi Motors’ website, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is now for sale in Australia. Mitsubishi called it the first plug-in crossover hybrid SUV. The manufacturer’s suggested price for the vehicle is $49,990 to $54,990 AUD. You might wonder why you shouldn’t just purchase a conventional hybrid instead? Aren’t they much cheaper? Not in the long…

Mars Agrees To Construct A 200 MW Wind Farm

Mars Incorporated, the manufacturer of SNICKERS, Skittles, Pedigree, and other products will have a whopping 200 MW wind farm constructed by Blattner Energy Inc, with the assistance of Sumitomo Corporation and BNB Renewable Energy. That will cover 100% of Mars’ U.S. electricity usage! Mars is a big company, consisting of 70 sites, including 37 factories and…

Is The Pacific Hurricane Season Starting Already?

The Pacific Hurricane Season is supposed to start on May 15. However, a tropical disturbance has already been detected 240 miles southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Could this signal a hurricane rebound? Last year, there were no major hurricanes. This could be the earliest formation in the eastern Pacific basin since 1949. This tropical disturbance may not…

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Photon Energy Has Launched A 283 kW Rooftop Solar System In Australia

Photon Energy Australia has launched a 283 kW rooftop solar system on an office building in Sydney’s Commercial Business District. This rooftop solar system will help the company to achieve 5-star NABERS and Green Star ratings, and it is also one of the largest rooftop solar systems in Australia. Photon Energy‘s rooftop solar power system,…