GBiz’s editorial team notice that quite a few electric utilities have added new rebates since May 1, according to data at www.dsireusa.org, the most complete resource for information on rebates for renewables and lighting....More
Claudio Ramos, Hiram Banks, Erin Sudderth and Matt Landl of BANKS|RAMOS Architectural Lighting Design won top honors in the 2014 GE Edison Awards for lighting Square Inc.’s headquarters in San Francisco.
Nora Lighting's sales managers Doug Boughton and Rick Satterfield have announced they are retiring from the company. Boughton, who has worked with Nora since 2011, is national accounts sales manager. Satterfield, affiliated with Nora since 2002, is Southeast regional sales manager....More
These LEDs and lighting products caught our attention at LightFair. Featured are products from Acuity Brands, Cree, Eaton Cooper Lighting, EYE Lighting, Forest Lighting, Hubbell Lighting, Ideal Industries, Lutron and Osram Sylvania.
Eaton Cooper Lighting announced the winners of the 38th Annual Source Awards national lighting design competition at LightFair International 2015 in New York. Four professional awards and six student awards were presented.
Duquesne wanted a sustainable system with a contemporary style that also could be pendant-mounted in continuous rows, so the university chose the Neo-Ray Index direct/indirect LED pendants for the library, which houses nearly 750,000 print volumes and welcomed more than 510,000 visitors last year....More
How do you determine which suppliers might be valuable long-term partners who can help grow your share of the lighting market and which ones will leave you stranded, or worse, leave your customers with a lasting bad impression?...More
Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) today announced that it has reached a significant milestone by connecting the 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid. In addition, during 2014, the utility connected more rooftop solar customers to its grid than any other year in its history. More than 45,000 new solar customers were added in 2014 alone. During this time period, PG&E added approximately 326 MW of installed solar power – enough to power more than 70,000 homes....More
A city-wide program that will eventually convert 250,000 streetlights on New York City streets to LEDs is being panned by Brooklyn residents who don’t like the color of the light the new LEDs are emitting....More
With the Lone Star state now supplying 20% of all wind generating capacity in United States, some Texas politicians are calling for an end to some state subsidies that now support the booming industry....More
The field at the new Minnesota Stadium, home of the Vikings beginning in 2016, will be lit with high-performance LED stadium lights that offer more uniform light to improve the clarity of the playing surface for the benefit of fans in the stadium and those watching on high-definition television. It is also projected to consume 75% less energy as compared to a traditional metal halide stadium lighting system....More
Orgatech Omegalux Architectural Lighting (Azusa, Calif.): George Bosson AmerillumBrands Bosson has a BA in legal studies from the University of Massachusetts and a MA in organizational development at Fairfield University.
A report in the Midland Daily News says Dow Chemical’s energy business recently signed a long-term agreement with a new wind farm, currently under development in South Texas by a subsidiary of Bordas Wind Energy, a joint venture between MAP and Enerverse. The report said:...More
Further reduction in costs that will drive more widespread adoption will come from soft costs and balance of system (BOS) equipment. Thus considerable attention among solar market analysts and advocates is focused on pushing techniques and technologies that further drive down BOS costs and soft costs of solar. That should spell opportunity for electrical distributors....More
Van Meter Inc., Waterloo, Iowa, will offer solar photovoltaic (PV) training in Waterloo, Iowa, April 7-9, for electricians, builders, engineers and trade professionals interested in becoming solar installers....More
Smart-grid networking provider Silver Spring Networks, Inc., Redwood City, Calif., said some of the largest utilities in the United States are expanding their networked street light deployments and initiating new street light and smart city projects with Silver Spring....More
Traditional electrical distributors and lighting distributors will need new levels of high technical competencies and new services/solutions to elbow their way to the table as the lighting industry evolves. And who will they be competing against in addition to traditional competitors?...More
The North American electrical wholesaling industry is being rocked by mergers & acquisitions, advances in technology, new competition from offshore and an uncertain economy. In this 60-minute webinar, Electrical Wholesaling Chief Editor Jim Lucy will discuss the changes in the electrical market now having the most impact on electrical distributors, electrical manufacturers and independent manufacturers’ reps....More