Green Market en 5 Things I Learned at This Year’s LightFair <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>While the official attendance figures aren&rsquo;t yet in for LightFair, many of the exhibitors we spoke with on the show floor were pretty happy with the turnout. I would guesstimate that attendance easily topped 20,000 but probably didn&rsquo;t duplicate the numbers at LightFair 2015 in New York or LightFair 2014 in Las Vegas. The show floor still had plenty of buzz and the booths of some of the largest lighting companies, including Acuity, Cree and Eaton Cooper Lighting, always seems busy. There was so much to see at this year&rsquo;s LightFair, but a few trends definitely stuck out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Gallery LED LightFair lighting Mon, 02 May 2016 22:33:00 +0000 33061 at DisneyWorld Flips the Switch on 48,000 PV Panels <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Disney World&#39;s 22-acre solar facility went live yesterday, bringing 5MW &nbsp;of power generation to the resort and its partners, according to a Disney press release. &ldquo;Located just outside of Epcot, the facility is shaped like Mickey Mouse, and is made up of 48,000 solar panels - the equivalent of around 1000 residential rooftop systems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Photovoltaic PV solar Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:39:00 +0000 32251 at Copyright Duke Energy ConEd and CPS Energy Dedicate Texas Solar Plant <div class="node-body article-body">ConEdison Development (CED), recently dedicated Alamo 5, a 118MW DC/95MW AC, dual-axis solar installation in Uvalde and Knippa, Texas, that will deliver energy to CPS Energy of San Antonio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Con Ed PV solar Texas Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:41:00 +0000 32231 at EW's Top 10 LED Product Picks for April 2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks for April, 2016 are in. Congratulations to the following companies for being featured: EPCO, Everline, Green Creative, JESCO Lighting, Litetronics, Luraline, MaxLite, Shat-R-Shield, Solais/PowerSecure International and WAC Lighting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Gallery EPCO Everline Green Creative JESCO Lighting Litetronics Luraline Maxlite PowerSecure International Shat-R-Shield Solais WAC Lighting. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:21:00 +0000 32161 at British Museum Brings New Lighting to Rare Collections <div class="node-body article-body">Officials at the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK, was looking to save money and energy when it chose to upgrade lighting of its rare collections of anthropological and archaeological artifacts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bulletin Board Lighting Tue, 05 Apr 2016 20:51:00 +0000 32051 at Photo credit: Redshift Photography Energy Storage Market Grew Like Crazy in 2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The U.S. energy storage market grew 243% in 2015, according to a <a href="">recent report by GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), Washington, D.C.</a>&nbsp;In fact, there was more energy storage capacity deployed in just one quarter of 2015 (112 megawatts) than in 2013 and 2014 combined (106 megawatts), says the report.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Solar Wind Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:43:00 +0000 32041 at S&C Electric/T&D World 276K Drivers Plunk Down $1,000 to Reserve Tesla Model 3 <div class="node-body article-body">A post at <a href="" title=""></a> discussed an interesting aspect of the astounding 276,000 reservations that potential customers made for Tesla’s Model 3 – How many of these drivers will get the $7.5K federal tax credit generally available for purchasing an electric car?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electrical Vehicles Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:35:00 +0000 31981 at Tesla Motors Texas Businessman Sentenced to 15 Years for Bilking Investors in Fraudulent Wind Farm Scheme <div class="node-body article-body">The FBI posted a warning to investors about renewable energy projects with too-good-to-be-true returns and said last month David Lyman Spalding, a Texas businessman, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $3.3 million in restitution to his victims for concocting a fraudulent wind farm scheme.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wind AWEA wind Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:43:00 +0000 31961 at Times & Trends: What’s Old is New Again <div class="field-deck"> Lighting as a Service (LaaS) is actually an old concept quite similar to the performance contracts ESCOs have engineered for years. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As with the performance contracts energy service companies (ESCOs) sell, the big question around lighting as a service (LaaS) is where electrical distributors fit in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Commentary Lighting Gold Fri, 01 Apr 2016 20:10:00 +0000 32481 at <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> Smart & Simple <div class="field-deck"> Cree sees wider opportunities in Ethernet-powered lighting that will grow from its integration of SmartCast technology with Cisco’s Digital Ceiling IoT platform. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cree is among the lighting manufacturers partnering with Cisco Systems to make their lighting systems work with Cisco’s Digital Ceiling. To get more insight, we engaged Gary Trott, Cree’s vice president of product strategy, in an e-mail discussion about what networked lighting is bringing to the industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lighting Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:08:00 +0000 32471 at