Faces Behind the Facts is the Clean Energy Business Network’s new companion project to the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook—an annual report produced by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (CEBN’s parent organization) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. View their stories here.
When Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on communities along the Northeastern Seaboard, 90 microturbines manufactured by Capstone Turbine Corporation were operating in the area. All but one of these units continued to provide power and heat to customers when the grid went down.
When the power goes out in a high-rise Manhattan apartment complex, the lights, HVAC, elevators, and water pressure don’t work. CHP is a continuous, reliable power source that provides enormous cost savings.
This NSF-funded startup is storing solid-state hydrogen on a silicon substrate. Imagine your cell phone holding a charge for 20 days, or your solar panels powering your home on cloudy days.
How did a congregation of 2,500 School Sisters of Notre Dame cut their energy use in half and improve their quality of life? A comprehensive set of building efficiency, lighting, HVAC and solar solutions reduced energy costs and offered more comfortable living conditions on the 38-acre campus.
What options exist to reduce the carbon emissions of coal-fired and other fossil power plants? Sidel Global has developed a new approach to carbon capture and utilization, harnessing waste CO2 to create commercially-valuable biproducts.
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From 2014-2015, The Pew Charitable Trusts examined emerging clean energy economies in eight states. Several of the businesses featured in case studies are current CEBN members.