HR Notices From January 15The latest staffing, leadership and boardroom news from Michigan's technology-focused companies, institutions and groiups.
Nextek Power Systems: Technology You Can Bank OnWhen PNC Financial decided to push farther than the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification for their model net-zero energy branch in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the goal was high: 50 percent energy savings and the same or better comfort for staff and customers as compared to PNC’s 2500-plus branches. A Detroit company's technology was the key.
MPSC Approves Second Phase Of Detroit Edison's SolarCurrents ProgramThe Michigan Public Service Commission last week approved Detroit Edison Company’s request to implement Phase II of its customer-owned SolarCurrents program.
Why It Matters: Michigan's Ballot ProposalsSix contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.
Detroit Edison Seeks To Purchase Large Solar InstallationsDetroit Edison Friday issued a Request for Proposals to purchase one or more large solar photovoltaic installation as part of its utility-owned SolarCurrents program.
Energy Proposal Raises Debate Over Costs, JobsA proposal to require that Michigan utilities steadily boost their use of renewable energy sources over the next dozen years is stirring a whirlwind of competing claims about costs, jobs and spinoff issues that could leave voters dizzy with confusion.
Dow Corning, LG Partner On Korean Solar InstallationDow Corning Corp. said Monday that its encapsulants will be used in a 15-kilowatt pilot project to install rooftop solar photovoltaic panels at Seowon University in Chungju, South Korea. LG Electronics will provide the solar modules.
City of Saginaw Fires Up Rooftop Solar ArrayThe city of Saginaw has installed a 20-kilowatt solar array on the roof of its public services building.
Michigan Breweries Going SolarBarley, hops and yeast are powered by the sun. Increasingly, so are the breweries that turn those ingredients into beer.
Debate Over Renewable Energy Ballot Issue Heats UpThe debate over increasing Michigan's renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
GM's Orion Assembly To Pull Energy From The SunA field next to General Motors’ Orion Assembly Plant, home of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, will soon hold a solar array with enough capacity to annually power 45 homes in Michigan.
GM, DTE To Break Ground On Solar Array At Orion AssemblyGeneral Motors, in partnership with DTE Energy, will break ground on a new 345-kilowatt ground-mounted solar array at the Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion Monday.
Interest In Consumers Energy's Residential Solar Program Remains StrongInterest in Consumers Energy's residential customer solar program remains strong.
Business Solar Projects Selected For Consumers Energy ProgramCustomer-initiated solar projects in Grand Traverse, Jackson, Kent, Ottawa and Saginaw counties have been selected as participants in the next phase of Consumers Energy's Experimental Advanced Renewable Program.
Solar Firm Sets Open House, Bus TourMechanical Energy Systems will sponsor its Bi-Annual Open House and bus tour of solar energy installations on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.