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  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • Department of energy offers support for Arizona solar project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to Agua Caliente Solar, LLC for a loan guarantee of up to $967 million. The loan guarantee will support the construction of a 290-megawatt photovoltaic solar generating facility located in Yuma County, Arizona that will use thin film solar panels from First Solar, Inc. The project sponsor, NRG Solar, estimates ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Apple building big solar energy project in California

    Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest single consumer of energy from the new solar facility. It is being constructed on 2,900 acres in rural Monterey County, south of the San Francisco Bay Area where ...


    By Associated Press

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Solar America showcase projects

    The Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation ProjectBerkeley Unified School District, together with West Contra Costa Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, the Sequoia Foundation and its sponsored project, KyotoUSA, and MIG, Inc., will prepare a 'Solar Master Plan' that will plan and deploy the installation of photovoltaic systems on all appropriate district schools and ...

  • EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Pacific Wind Project and Catalina Solar Project

    EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, celebrates the construction and operation of two Kern County projects producing clean energy for Southern California. The 140 MW Pacific Wind and 143 MWp Catalina Solar projects were developed and contracted independently; however, their close geographic proximity to one another enabled the projects to share certain infrastructure ...


    By Marketwire

  • Borrego Solar Creates Its Largest Single Fund For Solar Energy Projects

    Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it closed a new $64.4 million fund to finance solar energy projects for corporate, education and municipal customers. Both ...


    By Borrego Solar Systems, Inc.

  • Solar Tour Showcases Local Solar Projects

    The following release is being issued by the Georgia Solar Energy Association: WHO: The Georgia Solar Energy Association WHAT: Solar installations host open house statewide WHEN: 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Saturday, Oct. 1 WHERE; Locations throughout ...

  • MassMutual completes rooftop solar project

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) announced today the completion of a $2.4 million solar construction project at its headquarters in Springfield, Mass., reaffirming its commitment to increasing earth-friendly "green" standards in its operations by reducing its environmental impact and improving sustainability. "By installing more than 600 solar panels on the roof of our ...

  • Eaton powers solar carport project

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton today announced it has collaborated with renewz sustainable solutions inc., of Montreal, Canada, to install its first Integrated Power Solution (IPS) solar carport in the United States, at the Simon Property ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • MassMutual completes rooftop solar project

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) announced today the completion of a $2.4 million solar construction project at its headquarters in Springfield, Mass., reaffirming its commitment to increasing earth-friendly "green" standards in its operations by reducing its environmental impact and improving sustainability. "By installing more than 600 solar panels on the roof of our ...

  • SolarCity Announces New Solar Power and Energy Storage Projects with Walmart

    SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) today announced it has entered into contract with Walmart for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years. SolarCity has completed more than 200 solar projects at Walmart locations since 2010. SolarCity has also installed and tested energy storage projects co-located with solar power generation at ...


    By SolarCity Corporation

  • Global Ecology Updates Stockholders on Thermal Solar Energy Project in India

    Peter Ubaldi, President & CEO of Global Ecology Corporation (OTCQB: GLEC), today issued the following letter to the company's stockholders and the investment community. "On Friday March 4, 2011, we announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with Esoft Informatics Pvt, Ltd, of Noida, India. The purpose of this agreement is to establish certain parameters for a business venture which will be a ...


    By Marketwire

  • AMEC awarded US$7.3 million solar energy project

    AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today that it has been awarded a $7.3 million project to design and build a 1-megawatt (MW) solar power plant at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. The award was one of two solar projects AMEC has won in Colorado in recent weeks. Under the contract with the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, AMEC will design the ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • ENSR provides environmental permitting for major new solar energy projects in California

    ENSR is providing environmental permitting and licensing support for four major solar energy projects in southern California. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental services firm. To help secure the environmental permits for these important new energy projects, ENSR evaluated the projects’ potential environmental impacts on water resources, air quality, socioeconomic ...


    By AECOM

  • Department of energy offers support for an Oregon solar manufacturing project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to SoloPower, Inc. for a $197 million loan guarantee to support the retrofit of an existing building and installation of additional equipment to operate a thin-film solar panel manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. When completed and at full capacity, the facility is expected to produce over 400 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department finalizes loan guarantee for transformational rooftop solar project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department has finalized a partial guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan to support Project Amp.  The solar generation project includes the installation of approximately 752 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which is over 80% of the total amount of PV installed in the U.S. in 2010.  Project Amp will support the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates world’s largest concentrating solar power project

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will participate today in the opening of the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. As President Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address, the U.S. is becoming a global leader in solar energy -- demonstrated by a new industry report which found that U.S. utility-scale solar set a record with ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Solar Projects to Provide Clean, Renewable Energy to Southern California Edison Customers

    Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (Panasonic) and Coronal Group LLC (Coronal) announce the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California. The projects provide 16.2 MW of energy to Southern California Edison's grid to power approximately 14,500 homes annually. “Significant solar projects are beneficial to the economy and how we produce and ...

  • Department of Energy Commits support for landmark rooftop solar project

    Largest Rooftop Project in U.S. History Will Enable Wide Distribution of Solar Power Across Country While Creating at Least a Thousand Jobs U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to provide a partial guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan to support Project Amp.  This project will support the installation of solar panels on industrial buildings ...


    By US Department of Energy

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