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Sharp Electronics installs energy storage system at Baker Electric headquarters

| Energy Efficiency

Sharp Electronics Corp.’s Energy Systems and Services Group has installed its SmartStorage® energy storage system at Baker Electric’s headquarters located in Escondido, Calif. The 30-kW storage system is coupled with Baker’s existing 90-kW solar PV system. Continue reading

C-frame mother carts corral manual carts

| Materials

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new C-style corral mother cart that can move one or two daughter carts weighing up to 2,000 lbs. total. Continue reading

Achates Power, Cummins develop $14 million military engine technology

| Air/Emissions

Achates Power Inc., a San Diego developer of internal combustion engines that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has been awarded a $14 million project by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium to support research and development work of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Continue reading

RoboVent Going Green initiative showing results

| Waste

RoboVent, a provider of industrial filtration and ventilation products in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its Going Green initiative in its corporate offices cut down waste and saved numerous trees from destruction in 2014. Continue reading

Hydronic geothermal heat pump employs vapor injection technology

| Energy Efficiency

WaterFurnace Intl. Inc. has introduced the 5 series 504W11 hydronic geothermal heat pump, featuring the company’s patent-pending OptiHeat vapor injection technology. Continue reading

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