Members News and Views

See below for exciting updates and/or media coverage of CEBN members, along with opinion pieces. Any opinions represented are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the CEBN as a whole.

Phononic (Durham, NC): Congressional Staffers Visit Phononic’s Corporate Headquarters

November 2017 — Phononic’s solid-state thermoelectric devices provide state-of-the-art solutions for cooling, refrigeration, and climate control. CEO Tony Atti recently led a group of Congressional staffers on an educational tour of the firm’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility organized by the Alliance to Save Energy.

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Pajarito Powder (Albuquerque, NM): Thin-Film Material Makes Hydrogen Fuel Cells More Efficient

KOB4 | July 25th, 2017 — This venture-backed startup manufactures advanced catalyst materials that improve performance and extend the durability of fuel cells. The firm is currently working with auto manufacturers to incorporate its technology into fuel cell vehicles.

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Ocean Renewable Power Company (Portland, ME): In Maine, a Tidal Energy First

Boston Globe | July 25th, 2012 — Five years ago, ORPC celebrated deployment of the first tidal energy project in the U.S. to send energy to a utility grid, located in Maine. Since then, the company has installed two successful river power projects in Alaska’s Kvichak River and partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on a tidal power measurement project and an upcoming wave energy measurement project.

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Comfort Systems USA (Houston, TX): Red Lion Hotels Signs Major Contract for Efficiency Upgrades

July 17, 2017 — Salt Lake International Airport is a major hub for travelers and flight crews, so ensuring reliable, comfortable HVAC in local hotels is key.  Bob Hooper, Vice President of Comfort Systems USA – Intermountain announced that Red Lion Hotels has awarded a major contract to his firm to retrofit over 250 fan coil units and a chiller at a facility serving the airport.

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Lake Erie Energy Development Co. (Cleveland, OH): Offshore Wind Taking Cleveland Back to the Future

Renewable Energy World | July 13, 2017 — LEED Company’s 30 MW offshore wind energy project is set to go online in 2019. When its turbines begin spinning, the project will be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America.

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Event Energy Partners (Savannah, GA): Clean Energy Roadshow Showcases Alternative Vehicles

WTOC | June 27, 2017 — Joy Kramer, CEBN member and owner of Event Energy, recently produced the 7th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow in Savannah, Georgia. The event, which took place on June 27, showcased alternative fuel vehicles and electric vehicles for clean energy stakeholders.

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Mosaic Power (Frederick, MD): Potential Grid Benefits of Hot Water Heaters

Utility Dive | June 20, 2017 — Based in Frederick, MD, Mosaic Power runs the Water Heater Efficiency Network, which manages nearly 7,000 grid-integrated water heaters in PJM’s territory. Utility Dive explains how such systems can shift load during peak demand.

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Missouri Solar Applications (Jefferson City, MO): Local Impacts of Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | June 14, 2017 — CEBN member Jeffrey Owens shares his take on the Paris Agreement in an OpEd to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement is the latest example of how important it is for Missourians to step up the transition to clean energy.”

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Horizon Power Systems (Farmington, NM): Microturbine Firm Named Energy Champion

April 14, 2017 | The microturbine manufacturer received an Energy Champion Award from the Utah chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers for significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering energy costs at an international high-tech manufacturer and a multi-national non-profit.

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