Austin Central Library Saves $100,000 Annually with Apparent’s Intelligent Grid Operating System Optimizing 180KW Solar Array

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To help meet the City of Austin’s goal to achieve 100 percent carbon-free electricity generation by 2035, Austin Central Library (ACL) is utilizing energy management technology from Apparent, Inc to gain 30 percent higher utilization out of one of downtown’s largest solar arrays. Apparent was the only energy management company capable of meeting Austin Energy’s strict grid synchronization requirements, with a hardware and software solution that results in more than $100,000 in annual savings, enough to power 130 households per year. Apparent’s cloud-based, intelligent grid operating system (igOS™) is managing the 180 kW solar array at the library, consisting of 555 325-watt solar panels and Apparent’s proprietary microinverters. The system produced 157.35 MWh in 2019.

“Our team at Austin Central Library strives to incorporate sustainable measures within our buildings,” said Sharon Herfurth, Office of Programs & Partnerships and Division Manager

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Hyde Engineering + Consulting Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc. (Hyde) a worldwide partner for solution-based pharmaceutical design and consultant services, announced the appointment of Kalpesh Patel as Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Patel will lead Hyde’s growing global enterprise, translating the growth strategies set by Hyde’s Board of Directors and CEO to maximize profitability.

“I’m embracing this role with the focused calm and practical ideology that led me here. As I accept this new challenge, I will be relying on my extremely capable colleagues to work towards Hyde’s global integration, focusing on the consistency of operational processes and efficient utilization of our combined talents. I’m sincerely honored to be selected into this role and will put forth my best efforts to maintain company culture and sustainability, expanding that to Hyde’s global entity,” Kalpesh Patel, COO.

“From first joining the company in 2005, Kalpesh has been and

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