An electrifying development.

Washington State has a bold goal of relying on 100% clean energy by 2045. To help us get there, Vigor will be laying the keel for the first of five new 144-car Olympic-class ferries for the Washington State Ferry system. The new ferries will be hybrid-electric,...

National lab to run battery of tests.

The Energizer Bunny used to be the poster child for energy storage. But now, thanks to a significant infusion of federal and state funding, Washington State is taking the lead in large-scale energy storage.While small projects around the state have already proven that...

Let the sun shine!

Yes, the sun does come out in Washington. As proof, the state is getting its second large-scale solar farm project, thanks to a new partnership between Puget Sound Energy and Avangrid Renewables, LLC. Based in Klickitat County, the 150-megawatt project will be the...

Shine on me, shine on me.

In a state that’s often maligned for its cloudy weather comes proof that the sun does actually shine in Washington. Workers are putting finishing touches to 82,000 solar panels that will soon be converting energy from the sun into energy for homes and businesses in...

Electric ferries on the horizon?

Seeking ways to reduce its carbon footprint while making the state’s waters more friendly to marine life, Washington State is studying the use of an all-electric ferry, the first of its kind for the United States’ largest ferry fleet. The run between...

A smart grid for the future.

Building the next generation of solar energy in Washington State may seem like a bit of a contradiction at first – given the state’s reputation for rain – but that’s exactly what is happening at the Horn Rapids Solar, Storage and Training...

New batteries offer clean energy storage.

Clean energy sources such as wind and solar have long offered a clear path to less pollution and greener energy. However, storing it has been next to impossible, until now. UniEnergy Technologies, based in Mukilteo, Washington, thinks it has found the answer:...
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