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Wind energy industry applauds California’s move toward 50% renewable energy by 2030

The American wind energy industry hailed California’s intention to get half its electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years as it steps up its efforts to fight climate change, saying wind can help get the job done while protecting consumers from energy price spikes.   A more diverse energy supply for the world’s eighth … Continue reading Wind energy industry applauds California’s move toward 50% renewable energy by 2030

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Vestas wins new U.S. wind energy service agreement

The agreement covering the 102 MW Coram Wind Project located in the Tehachapi region of California reflects Vestas’ service business flexibility as Vestas will serve as RET Capital’s on-site asset manager, with responsibility for 24/7 surveillance, reporting to power purchaser Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), responding to curtailment requests, and managing the entire physical asset. … Continue reading Vestas wins new U.S. wind energy service agreement

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Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-megawatt (MW) wind farm, when the project is expected to be … Continue reading Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with California Utility

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Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released Monday. The reason: Wyoming’s wind patterns tend to be opposite of those … Continue reading Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

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California becomes first U.S. state to surpass 10,000 MW photovoltaic solar power mark

California has become the first state in the nation to top 10,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar power capacity, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, which was just released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Today, California has more solar power assets than most nations, including the United … Continue reading California becomes first U.S. state to surpass 10,000 MW photovoltaic solar power mark

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California’s wind energy production remains on target

Contrary to the claims of a few media outlets that there is “a serious problem” with low wind energy production in California and other Western states during the first months of 2015, wind levels during this time were not outside of normal variations. Wind generation seasonal patterns by region (Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration) It … Continue reading California’s wind energy production remains on target

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Photovoltaic solar energy SunEdison awarded 33 megawatt in southern California

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has been awarded contracts to build 33 megawatts (MW) DC of rooftop solar with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the utility company’s latest round of solar procurement. The solar systems will be built on rooftops throughout the Orange County and … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy SunEdison awarded 33 megawatt in southern California

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Con Edison development acquires 140 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power projects in California from SolarReserve and GCL

Con Edison Development, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., has acquired six shovel-ready solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 140 megawatts (MWDC) from a PV project portfolio developed through a joint venture between SolarReserve, LLC, and GCL Solar Energy, Inc. (GCL). The acquisition adds to Con Edison Development’s existing portfolio of solar projects in California and … Continue reading Con Edison development acquires 140 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power projects in California from SolarReserve and GCL

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Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with the release of a federal environmental study. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday opened a 30-day period in which it will accept any protests against land-use changes for the TransWest Express project … Continue reading Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

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Wind energy saves 2.5 billion gallons of water annually in drought-parched California

Hannah Hunt contributed to the analysis included in this report. Wind energy saved 2.5 billion gallons of water in California in 2014 by displacing water consumption at the state’s thirsty fossil-fired power plants, playing a valuable role in alleviating the state’s record drought. Wind energy’s annual water savings work out to around 65 gallons per … Continue reading Wind energy saves 2.5 billion gallons of water annually in drought-parched California

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California leads U.S. in solar energy installations, PV and Concentrated Solar Power

One of three solar fields at the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California’s Mojave Desert. The concentrated solar power plants there are the largest in the world. California became the first state to generate more than 5% of its electricity from utility solar power, according a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). … Continue reading California leads U.S. in solar energy installations, PV and Concentrated Solar Power

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Solar Power Could Power California Five Times Over

In the face of global climate change, increasing the use of renewable energy resources is one of the most urgent challenges facing the world. Further development of one resource, solar energy, is complicated by the need to find space for solar power-generating equipment without significantly altering the surrounding environment.   New work from Carnegie‘s Rebecca … Continue reading Solar Power Could Power California Five Times Over

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Google to use NextEra wind energy to power HQ

Google will partner with Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy Resources to power buildings at its California headquarters, the company announced Wednesday.     The subsidiary of NextEra Energy will repower a wind farm in the Bay Area that will provide 43 megawatts of electricity starting in 2016. That energy will feed into Google buildings in Mountain … Continue reading Google to use NextEra wind energy to power HQ

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California opens large photovoltaic solar energy plant

The dedication of the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm comes about a month after Gov. Jerry Brown called on the state to increase renewable electricity use to 50 percent by 2030, up from the current goal of 33 percent by 2020.   “Solar power projects like Desert Sunlight are helping create American jobs, develop domestic renewable … Continue reading California opens large photovoltaic solar energy plant

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Abengoa Yield celebrates grand opening of Mojave concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in California

Construction of Mojave concentrated solar power (CSP) has generated thousands of jobs in the United States. Abengoa Yield (NASDAQ: ABY), the sustainable total return company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the energy and environment sectors held today the grand opening of Mojave. The concentrated solar power plant boasts a gross capacity … Continue reading Abengoa Yield celebrates grand opening of Mojave concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in California

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California Governor proposes 50 percent renewables

California already has one of the nation’s strongest renewable energy targets, and now Governor Jerry Brown wants to make it even stronger. Using his January 5 inaugural address as his vehicle, Brown proposed that the state increase its renewable energy target to 50 percent of the state’s electricity by 2030. California’s current renewable portfolio standard, … Continue reading California Governor proposes 50 percent renewables

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In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in California

California is home to almost half of all of the nation’s PEVs, but even in California, only about 5 out of every 1,000 registered vehicles are PEVs. In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)—small numbers compared to around 226 million registered vehicles in the United … Continue reading In 2013, there were about 70,000 battery electric vehicles (EVs) and 104,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in California

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Opening of world’s largest solar power plant in California

The first 500-plus megawatt solar power plant is now up and running in the US. Topaz, as it’s being called, is located in San Luis Obispo County on California’s Carrizo Plain and is the result of two years of hard work. The Topaz solar energy farm boasts it can produce enough energy to take the … Continue reading Opening of world’s largest solar power plant in California

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Mojave 280 MW declares commercial operation

Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mojave Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generates clean electricity to power approximately 90,000 households in California.   Abengoa Yield, the sustainable total return company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the energy and environment sectors, today announced that Mojave, the 280 MW gross Concentrated Solar Power … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Mojave 280 MW declares commercial operation

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Energy Storage for Southern California Edison

Ice Energy, located in Glendale, CA, will be providing up to 25 MW of grid support to Southern California Edison in the form of water that is frozen at night when electricity is cheap.   During a hot day, the ice is used for cooling in a rooftop air conditioning unit to reduce how much … Continue reading Energy Storage for Southern California Edison

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