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CHARGED UP: Jeffrey Flath is CEO and president of eNow Inc., a Warwick manufacturer that designed a system that uses solar panels to power refrigeration units in commercial trucks. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

eNow has found cool use for solar panels on trucks

It’s no secret that emissions from the use of diesel fuel are exacerbating climate change worldwide. One might consider the elephant – or perhaps, the...
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: David Lamb, assistant director of facilities services and utilities for the University of Rhode Island, at a solar array built on the former West Kingston landfill site in South Kingstown. Lamb says the project is the best of both worlds – development of clean energy that helps the state reduce its reliance on fossil fuels without sacrificing the carbon absorption and wildlife habitat benefits of trees. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

URI official: ‘No downside’ to consortium’s 46-MW project

Tucked behind a half-filled student parking lot, partially obscured by chain-link fencing, acres of solar panels are quietly powering a new future for the...
WATER FEATURE: PowerDocks Managing Partner Anthony Baro, left, is with mechanical engineer Dan Servant at the company’s Fall River facility. Servant is working on a prototype remote monitoring buoy that can gather and transmit aquaculture data to shore.

PowerDocks taps into sustainability needs

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Maritime PowerDocks LLC CREATING AN INNOVATIVE product is one thing. But PowerDocks LLC is riding its products’ momentum to fuel a...
REALLY NOT NEEDED? The proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was rejected over the summer by state regulators after the company proposing to build it, Invenergy, could not prove to the state Energy Facility Siting Board that it was needed. Now a study by the Rocky Mountain Institute questions whether nearly all plants across the nation such as this will be economically feasible at all within a decade and a half, thus supporting more investments in renewable energy. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Should Rhode Island – or any state – be permitting new...

A study released Sept. 9 said that by 2035 it will be more expensive to operate 90% of natural gas-fired power plants being considered...
GREEN TEAM: National Marker CEO Michael Black, left, and General Manager Patrick Madigan show off the company’s solar array outside its North Smithfield facility. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

National Marker Co. focuses quality ethic toward energy efficiency

National Marker Co. | Green Manufacturing Many things have changed in the nearly 100 years since National Marker Co. opened its doors, but not the...

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