Author Archives: Bob Magyar

Reaching for the Sun: Solar is Progressing, Not Quite Mature

By Jim Romeo Electrical Contractor Magazine, January 2016 Solar-power technology is growing wide and deep through installations and planned projects. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is banking on solar technology to revitalize the once-booming steel city of Buffalo, which hosts one of the largest solar-panel fabrication facilities of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. In Iowa,… Continue Reading

Falling Costs Mean Energy Storage is Ready to Make an Impact

Published by Nithin Coca for Entelligent Energy storage technology may finally be ready for the big stage, most clearly demonstrated by a move last month by utility Southern California Edison (NYSEMKT:SCE-E), who decided to abandon plans for natural gas peaker plants in favor of investing in energy storage facilities to meet future energy shortfalls. “We knew it was… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania landowners sue Chesapeake Energy for $5 billion and what it means for those involved with alternative energy technologies

Pennsylvania landowners sue Chesapeake Energy for $5 billion and what it means for those involved with alternative energy technologies

  Record class action lawsuit filed against the second largest unconventional shale gas producer Last week a $5 billion class action lawsuit was filed against Chesapeake Energy and its operating subsidiary Access Midstream Partners charging the nation’s second largest oil and gas company for damages related to “racketeering, unjust enrichment and unreasonable fees” in the… Continue Reading