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California’s grid is handling more than 15,000 megawatts of renewable capacity without incident

California is setting records for solar energy usage so fast that the state’s grid operator has had to change its protocol for announcing them.   The instantaneous use of solar by the California Independent System Operator (the ISO) reached a record peak of 4,143 megawatts at 2:28 p.m. on March 16. It was enough electricity … Continue reading California’s grid is handling more than 15,000 megawatts of renewable capacity without incident

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100 percent renewables for U.S., Google invests in clean energy, support for action on climate

This Tuesday, a new report wants the U.S. to run on 100 percent clean energy by 2050, Google continues to invest in renewables, and a majority of Americans support action to combat climate change. Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson wants America running on 100 percent renewable energy, one state at a time: Professor Mark … Continue reading 100 percent renewables for U.S., Google invests in clean energy, support for action on climate

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World’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant delivers electricity to California

The world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant of its type is now delivering electricity to California customers. “Ivanpah is utilizing dry-cooling technology that dramatically reduces water usage,” Moniz said. “In fact, this entire facility will use roughly the same amount of water as two holes at the nearby golf course.” At full capacity, the … Continue reading World’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant delivers electricity to California

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“Participating in new wind energy projects is critical”, says Google’s Director of Global Infrastructure

CEOs from the wind industry will debate how to get ‘back to business’ in the current climate at the upcoming EWEA event, and other business leaders such as Google will discuss new opportunities. Portuguese Energy Minister Moreira da Silva and IEA chief Maria van der Hoeven will speak on the opening day on 10 March. … Continue reading “Participating in new wind energy projects is critical”, says Google’s Director of Global Infrastructure

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Google will buy wind energy generated by 29 wind turbines in Sweden

Eolus Vind AB and Google have signed a ten year agreement in which Google will buy all electricity generated by 29 wind turbines that Eolus establishes in four wind farms in southern Sweden. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), means that Google during ten years starting in early 2015 will buy all renewable electricity produced by … Continue reading Google will buy wind energy generated by 29 wind turbines in Sweden

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Google invests $75 million in Texas wind farm

Google announced a $75 million investment into the Panhandle 2 wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. This marks the company’s fifteenth renewable energy investment and its second in Texas. Once it’s operational, the new wind farm is scheduled to produce 182MW, enough capacity to provide energy to 56,000 homes. The facility is schedule to go … Continue reading Google invests $75 million in Texas wind farm

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Ivanpah, a Huge Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Funded by Google

Google has made another clean energy investment, this time buying six solar power plants, which are currently under development and are expected to become fully operational in January 2014. Together with the global investment firm KKR, and Recurrent Energy, they paid a total of $400 million for the solar plants with combined capacity of 106 … Continue reading Ivanpah, a Huge Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant Funded by Google

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Google invests $103M in solar power plant

Google is the part owner in several clean power projects that sells electricity to utilities in California.  Today Google has announced that they have agreed to invest $103 million in a solar power plant in California that sends electricity to the San Diego Gas & Electric utility when it is completed in 2014.  This project … Continue reading Google invests $103M in solar power plant

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Nordex to equip 72 MW Google wind energy plant in Sweden

For Nordex business with the new “Delta” wind turbine generation is picking up speed: the turbine manufacturer has now signed a contract for the supply of 24 N117/3000 turbines for the “Maevaara” wind farm in the north of Sweden. The contract includes at least 15 years of Nordex Premium Service. The customer is O2, a … Continue reading Nordex to equip 72 MW Google wind energy plant in Sweden

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Yingli Green Energy to Supply 96 MW PV Modules to One of the Largest Solar Power Projects in South Africa

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar”, today announced that the Company has signed a contract to supply 96 MW of PV modules … Continue reading Yingli Green Energy to Supply 96 MW PV Modules to One of the Largest Solar Power Projects in South Africa

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SolarReserve, Kensani and Intikon Complete $260 million Solar Project Financing with Key Investment from Google and the PIC

The development consortium consisting of SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utility-scale solar power projects; the Kensani Group, an experienced empowerment investment player in South Africa; and Intikon Energy, a South African developer of renewable energy projects, has successfully closed project financing for the Jasper Solar Energy Project, a 96 megawatt (MW DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) … Continue reading SolarReserve, Kensani and Intikon Complete $260 million Solar Project Financing with Key Investment from Google and the PIC

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Google powering ahead with renewable energy

Google, one of the nation’s leading high-tech companies, has a strong commitment to renewable energy and plans to stick with that commitment over the long term, Gary Demasi, the firm’s Director of Operations for Data Center Location Strategy and Energy, said today at the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition here. “Google’s values around renewable energy … Continue reading Google powering ahead with renewable energy

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Ivanpah concentrated solar power plant passes its first functional test

The 377-megawatt Ivanpah solar thermal power plant achieved a milestone in its development recently, something called the “first flux.” According to Mike Bobinecz, VP Construction Management, BrightSource Energy, “first flux” essentially demonstrates that the plant is ready for operation. Bechtel Corporation, the company constructing the plant is finally at the last stage, where it starts … Continue reading Ivanpah concentrated solar power plant passes its first functional test

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Google buys into wind energy project

Technology giant and business icon Google, Inc., continued its embrace of wind power with the announcement that it has invested $200 million in EDF Renewable Energy’s Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, Tex. The 161-MW facility, located about 35 miles from Amarillo, uses 70 2.3-MW Siemens turbines. Google seems to be embracing wind power … Continue reading Google buys into wind energy project

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Google invests 200 million USD in Texas wind energy project

Google announced Wednesday it has invested 200 million U.S. dollars in a wind farm in west Texas, which will become a part of the company’s 1 billion U.S. dollars’ renewable energy portfolio. The Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, Texas, will generate “enough energy to power more than 60,000 average U.S. homes,” Google said … Continue reading Google invests 200 million USD in Texas wind energy project

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