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Nevada’s first wind power project begins generating clean energy

Mortenson Construction managed construction of the wind farm, which utilizes 66 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines.   Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind project – the first wind power project in the state of Nevada – has completed construction and is fully operational. A ceremony is being held today … Continue reading Nevada’s first wind power project begins generating clean energy

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Rare earths are used in wind energy and electric vehicles

China, the world’s top rare earth producer, plans to establish a global authoritative pricing index for rare earth metals in an effort to enhance its pricing power over the resources, a leading domestic producer said on Thursday. The country’s newly launched rare earth trading exchange will team up with futures and financial information institutions to … Continue reading Rare earths are used in wind energy and electric vehicles

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First Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant in Cuba in 2012

Cuba will start building a 50-megawatt wind farm in the eastern province of Las Tunas in 2013, to join the three wind power plants already existent with a capacity of 11,8 megawatts. In a bid to distance itself from its traditional course attached to fossil fuels, Cuba will build its first photovoltaic solar power plant … Continue reading First Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant in Cuba in 2012

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KYOCERA and Delta Solar electric bring renewable solar energy to city of Vista senior center

Kyocera Solar, Inc., a leading supplier of reliable solar modules and renewable energy, today announced that it is providing 47 direct current kilowatts (kW) of photovoltaic solar modules to Delta Solar Electric (www.deltasolarelectric.com) to power the Gloria E. McClellan Senior Center in Vista, CA. The U.S.-made modules were installed by Delta Solar Electric and fulfill … Continue reading KYOCERA and Delta Solar electric bring renewable solar energy to city of Vista senior center

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SPI ’12 speaker lineup to address solar energy industry’s most critical issues

Solar Power International 2012 (SPI ‘12), North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy, features experts analyzing the hottest issues, opportunities and challenges critical to the industry’s future success.   “With solar power being the fastest growing energy source, industry executives will be looking to utility leaders speaking at our concurrent sessions for … Continue reading SPI ’12 speaker lineup to address solar energy industry’s most critical issues

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Powersmart Solar switches on the first solar power system in Tokelau

Powersmart is the lead contractor for the Tokelau Renewable Energy Project which will replace the diesel electricity systems currently operating on each of the islands with solar power systems and battery storage. For this project Powersmart has collaborated with IT Power Australia, the project is funded by The New Zealand Aid Programme and supported by … Continue reading Powersmart Solar switches on the first solar power system in Tokelau

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Electric Vehicles are landing in Yonge-Dundas Square on August 12th

On Sunday, August 12, 2012 Plug’n Drive is hosting its first annual “EV Day” at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This inaugural event is bringing together all the key players in the electric car industry for a showcase and the largest electric car test drive that downtown Toronto has … Continue reading Electric Vehicles are landing in Yonge-Dundas Square on August 12th

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KLD Energy Technologies, Inc. and Samsung SDI Announce Relationship

Cooperation to Develop Battery Solutions for Two-Wheeled Electric Vehicles and Other Markets KLD Energy Technologies, Inc. (KLD) and Samsung SDI announced today they have entered into a cooperative relationship to jointly develop state-of-the-art battery systems which will incorporate Samsung SDI’s industry-leading lithium-ion battery cells and KLD’s innovative electric vehicle drive technologies. Samsung SDI is a … Continue reading KLD Energy Technologies, Inc. and Samsung SDI Announce Relationship

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China’s Shandong province generates 3.2 billion kWh of wind power in first half year

Wind farms in China’s Shandong province generated 3.2 billion kWh of electricity in the first six months of 2012, representing an increase of 34.4 per cent compared to the corresponding period of last year, according to Shandong Electric Power Corporation, a subsidiary of the State Grid. As of the end of June, the province’s installed … Continue reading China’s Shandong province generates 3.2 billion kWh of wind power in first half year

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Hanwha Solar Launches Project Development Business in North America with Hanwha SolarEnergy America

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Hanwha SolarOne), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of low-cost, high-quality solar photovoltaic modules, has launched Hanwha SolarEnergy America (HSEA). Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. (Hanwha SolarOne), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of low-cost, high-quality solar photovoltaic modules, has launched Hanwha SolarEnergy America (HSEA), expanding the company’s North American capabilities downstream with project … Continue reading Hanwha Solar Launches Project Development Business in North America with Hanwha SolarEnergy America

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Lockheed Martin To Integrate Fuel Cells, Solar Power For Military Applications

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] secured a contract with the Office of Naval Research for the design and development of solid oxide fuel cell generator sets as an alternative to traditional battlefield power generation equipment. Lockheed Martin’s fuel cell technology will be integrated with solar panels, providing the military with the power needed to perform missions … Continue reading Lockheed Martin To Integrate Fuel Cells, Solar Power For Military Applications

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New report highly critical of fossil fuel groups that attack US wind power

With the US national election only three months away, the country’s largest grassroots environmental organisation has come out with a report that states fossil fuel interests are spending large amounts of money attacking clean energies like wind and solar power. Published last week, the Sierra Club’s 20-page report “Clean Energy Under Seige” said renewable energy’s … Continue reading New report highly critical of fossil fuel groups that attack US wind power

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Windy Acres wind farm good for our community

It is not surprising that the proposed Windy Acres Wind Farm project in the Town of Sherman has become a highly emotional debate. However, as a citizen, taxpayer and small business owner in the Town of Sherman, I am concerned about the vast amount of misleading information that is being circulated throughout our community. We’ve … Continue reading Windy Acres wind farm good for our community

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American wind power reaches 50-gigawatt milestone

American wind power has blown through an historic milestone: 50 gigawatts of electric generating capacity, the American Wind Energy Association announced, just as Congress works to extend a critical federal policy and continue the growth of wind power in the United States. Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, made the announcement today … Continue reading American wind power reaches 50-gigawatt milestone

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Wind power in Brazil: New wind farm close to producing electricity

Brazilian utility CPFL Energia (NYSE: CPL) said it is in the final phase of construction on its 188 MW Santa Clara wind farm in Rio Grande do Norte state. The utility is in the process of installing the shared connection transmission facility it needs to begin operating under government regulations, the article said. The wind … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: New wind farm close to producing electricity

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Nevada’s First Wind Power Project Begins Generating Wind Energy

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind Farm – the first wind power project in the state of Nevada – has completed construction and is fully operational. A ceremony is being held today to commence commercial operations at the 151.8 megawatt (MW) Spring Valley Wind Farm, which is located near … Continue reading Nevada’s First Wind Power Project Begins Generating Wind Energy

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Wind energy in Angola: construction of country’s first wind farm

The minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, announced last Tuesday in Luanda the construction of the country’s first wind power park, in Tombua region, which is to be one of the biggest in Africa. According to the minister the mentioned wind farm, which might produce 100 megawatts of power, will also have facilities … Continue reading Wind energy in Angola: construction of country’s first wind farm

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Utility Distribution Microgrids

Electric utilities’ approaches to integrating distributed energy resources using microgrids have varied widely in recent years. Some companies view utility distribution microgrids with a skeptical eye at best, and at worst as an existential threat to their traditional business models. Meanwhile, a handful of utility innovators are moving forward with microgrid projects despite significant institutional … Continue reading Utility Distribution Microgrids

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