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Vestas wins 80-MW wind turbine order for U.S. wind farms

Vestas has secured an 80-megawatt order from EDF Renewable Energy for multiple wind energy projects in the United States. Delivery and commissioning for the projects, which will utilize Vestas' V100-2.0 MW turbine, is expected to occur in 2014 and 2015. The new projects' names and locations are yet to be disclosed, but the master supply agreement has a potential of up to 750 MW. The contract also in...

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Acciona Energy to develop wind and solar projects for the U.S. Army

Acciona Energy has been shortlisted as a potential contractor for the development of wind power projects for the United States Army. Through its subsidiary, Acciona Energy North America, Acciona was awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract for wind power. The company is one of 17 firms that the Army has named qualified to develop, finance, design, build, operate, own and maintain wind...

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North Carolina to meet future carbon pollutions standards – W.R.I. analysis

North Carolina has the potential to meet and even exceed future national carbon pollution standards that the United States Environment Protection Agency will unveil in the near future, according to the World Resources Institute. Findings of the analysis conducted by the W.R.I. show that the state of North Carolina is well on their way to meeting any future national carbon pollution standards that the...

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SoCalGas, L.A.C.I. create $1 million fund for cleantech

A $ 1 million innovation fund for clean technologies has been established by the Southern California Gas Company and the Los AngelesCleantech Incubator. L.A.C.I., a nonprofit business development agency for the commercialization of clean technologies, will be collaborating with natural gas distribution utility SoCalGas to identify and help bring to market potential clean technologies in three key areas: fuel...

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Texas wind power installation to be largest federal wind farm

Ground has been broken for an installation in Texas that will be the federal government’s largest wind farm. Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., part of the Siemens group of companies, will be constructing a wind farm in Amarillo, Texas for the National Nuclear Security Administration. The installation will consist of five 2.3 megawatt Siemens turbines and will be located near the N.N.S.A.’s Pantex plant, a...

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Ohio to meet, even exceed, E.P.A.’s future carbon pollution standards

An analysis conducted by the World Resources Institute shows that the state of Ohio can meet, even exceed, future carbon pollution standards that the United States Environmental Protection Agency will establish in the future. According to the experts at W.R.I., Ohio has been pushing efforts towards a strong clean energy sector and emissions reductions. In fact, the state can achieve a 27 percent emissions reduction below 2011 emissions...

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Cool Energy Inc. gets $1 million government grant for waste heat to energy technology

A clean energy power generation company based in Boulder, Colorado has been awarded a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Energy for their waste heat to energy technology. Cool Energy, Inc. will use the funds from a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to build and test a 20 kilowatt prototype Stirling engine. The Cool Energy technology is a low temperature waste heat...

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America’s renewable energy use continues to increase

America has been using more renewable energy sources and less coal to generate electricity, according to the most recent energy flow chart released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The increase in the electricity generated from renewable energy sources is due the lowering of the underlying cost of solar panels and wind turbines, as well as policies, such as government incentives to installers of...

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U.S. breaks solar barrier with 10 GW of PV installations

The United States has installed more than 10 gigawatts of solar power installations, becoming only the fourth country to do so. “The U.S. has now joined an elite group of maturing solar PV markets that have accumulated more than 10 GW of installed capacity,” said Christopher Sunsong, an analyst at NPD. According to the NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Market Quarterly report, strong market deployment since...

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Geronimo Energy signs wind energy purchase agreements totaling 400 MW with Xcel Energy

Minnesota-based wind and solar developer Geronimo Energy signed two 200 megawatt-long-term wind energy purchase agreements with Xcel Energy. Under the agreement, 200 MW of wind energy will come from the Courtenay Wind Farm, located in Stutsman County, North Dakota. The wind farm consists of around 125 wind turbines and is expected to meet the power demand of over 60,000 homes, providing $850,000 in annual tax revenue...

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