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How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?

by BBC

Posted on 2015-11-05 14:11:40


How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?

As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway.

Standing out in a field of green are more than 46,000 solar panels tapping the power of the bright sunlight and converting it into energy.

Located in the southern state of Kerala, Cochin is now the first airport in the world to run completely on solar power.

The airport started with a small pilot project by installing a solar energy plant with 400 panels on its rooftop in 2013. When that experiment succeeded, it decided to go all the way.

In August this year, the airport became totally self sufficient in meeting its energy needs after it installed a 12 megawatt solar plant close to the cargo terminal.

The airport's managing director VJ Kurian says it was the huge power bills that prompted them to look at greener solutions.


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ReneSola Launches Eco-Friendly LED Corn Light Series

by ReneSola America

Posted on 2015-09-29 10:09:32


 ReneSola Launches Eco-Friendly LED Corn Light Series

ReneSola Launches Eco-Friendly LED Corn Light Series
Company will showcase zero-radiation LED lights at National Electrical Contractors Association Convention (NECA)  

SAN FRANCISCO—September 28, 2015—ReneSola, a leading provider of energy efficient products, is launching a new generation of eco-friendly LED Corn Lights for the US market, that significantly improves lighting efficiency and eliminates UV radiation. The new Corn Light Series has a 5-year guarantee that promises users a lower electric bill and installation and maintenance costs. 

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ReneSola helps Amaize Restaurant cuts energy consumption by 80% with commercial LED lighting

by From LED Magazine

Posted on 2015-08-25 10:01:24


ReneSola helps Amaize Restaurant cuts energy consumption by 80% with commercial LED lighting

BACKGROUND

The Amaize restaurant in Doral, Florida is the flagship store in a planned chain of fast casual eateries serving Latin-inspired gourmet food. Located just a few minutes from Miami, the 2,760 square-foot store serves an average of 3,300 arepas – the restaurant’s signature dish – on a daily basis. As the Amaize team developed its franchise model, CEO Karen Armando Cohen made a conscious decision to serve as a leader in environmentally-friendly restaurant design and operation. As a baseline goal, Amaize set out to cut at least 20 percent of the Doral store’s total energy use, and to use the building as a model for future locations. 

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