Altaeros Energies, a company from Massachusetts has created a working prototype of a helium-filled floating wind turbine. This wind turbine is capable of generating twice the power of its land-bound counterpart. Due to the high altitude, these turbines are subject to much stronger and much more consistent winds. Take a [...]
As Earth Day quickly approaches keep in mind that lighting constitutes for approximately 12% of your energy bill. If you are looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day, you could shut off all unused lights. This was displayed during Earth Hour on March 31, 2012. For a more long-term [...]
Business Intelligence is not a new term used among utility companies. Utilities have been analyzing data for years in order to provide power to their customers that is safe, reliable and affordable. The issue facing utilities today is that there is much more data coming from a more advanced variety [...]
Looking for a cheap upgrade to get you ready for those high summer cooling bills? Installing a programmable thermostat might be your answer. Installing one of these relatively cheap thermostats has the potential to save you up to $180 a year! This is one cheap energy-saving tip that is simply [...]
JEA has renewed their contract for their advanced metering program for electric and water meters. What does this mean for their customers? More up-to-date data about their energy consumption available through an easy-to-use web portal. These advanced meters, or "smart" meters as some would call them, also open up the [...]
This video showcases a competition that was presented to students at the University of Central Florida. This competition rewarded students with scholarship money for those that could sustain the most energy-efficient dormitory buildings. Read the full article here: USF Work Showcased in New Department of Energy Video
The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program was able to perform weatherization upgrades for over 750 thousand homes. These weatherization upgrades helped reduce energy consumption for low-income families by as much as 35 percent. That is a savings of more than $400 on their heating and cooling bills within the [...]
As of March 9, 2012, AEA has become a member of Gainesville Regional Utility's Preferred Contractor Network. We can now provide our quality weatherization options and energy efficiency upgrades such as attic insulation and duct sealing, to all of GRU's customers.