Archive for February 23, 2012

Dept. of Defense Looking for Energy Technologies for its Installations – First Announcement

The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking technologies that can be demonstrated at its installations. The demonstrations are intended to validate the technology as to its cost savings and performance. DoD spends about $4 billion per year on facility energy consumption for its 500 military installations around the world. This includes the cost of providing energy to over 500,000 buildings as well as fueling about 160,000 non-tactical vehicles. Details may be found on the ESTCP web site. TSEA members can call us for more details.

2012 Tennessee Valley Solar Solutions Conference – Make Your Reservations Now

The 2012 Tennessee Valley Solar Solutions Conference (TVSSC) will take place April 10-11, 2012, at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis.

Last summer’s TVSSC in Nashville drew more than 500 participants and, six weeks from the start of the 2012 Conference, more than 270 people have already registered.

The program is loaded with great topics and features world-class speakers Julia Hamm (President and CEO, Solar Power Electric Association) and Rhone Resch (President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association).

Register here for the conference. Registration will close on March 23, or when conference capacity of 500 participants is reached.
Hotel reservations can be made at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Memphis.

The 2012 Tennessee Valley Solar Solutions Conference is once again being presented by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Solar Institute.

Milford’s Wastewater Facility Using Thermal Energy in Drying Process

As part of its plan to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, the Kent County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Milford, Del., in August launched a pilot program that is using evacuated tube collectors to provide solar thermal energy for its biosolid drying process. The resulting end product will be used by farmers to amend soil, by a local landfill as a daily cover or by a local cement kiln as a fuel supplement to coal.