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EDF Renewables signs a contract for 200 MW solar + storage 180 MW / 4 hr project in Nevada

EDF Renewables North America announces the signing of a 22-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NV Energy, the Nevada electricity and natural gas provider, for the supply of electricity from the future Chuckwalla solar farm. This planned 200 MWac solar project, which will integrate a 180 MW 4-hour battery storage system, will be developed, built … Continue reading EDF Renewables signs a contract for 200 MW solar + storage 180 MW / 4 hr project in Nevada

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Gov. Brian Sandoval can bring billions of dollars to Nevada by signing new bill

The Nevada legislature recently passed a new bill that would raise the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2030. Now the measure heads to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s desk for his signature. On Tuesday, groups representing a range of renewable energy sources sent a letter to the governor explaining why he should sign … Continue reading Gov. Brian Sandoval can bring billions of dollars to Nevada by signing new bill

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Banco Santander to sell part of Nevada Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project to canadian pension funds

Banco Santander is seeking regulatory approval to indirectly sell part of its stake in a large Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Nevada to two big Canadian pension funds.    Banco Santander is seeking regulatory approval to indirectly sell part of its stake in a large Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in Nevada to two … Continue reading Banco Santander to sell part of Nevada Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project to canadian pension funds

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The 2 MW Stillwater Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

The 2 MW Stillwater Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project is currently under construction in Fallon, Nevada. The renewable specialist starts its collaboration with two US National Laboratories NREL and INL to use empirical data from the Stillwater Geothermal/Solar Project. The parties will jointly explore and quantify the benefits of integrating renewable energy technologies at the … Continue reading The 2 MW Stillwater Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project

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Wind energy tax credit extension will benefit Nevada

A report by the Nevada-based Clean Energy Project announced recently that at least $5.5 billion has been invested in Nevada clean energy, a milestone in the Silver State’s emergence as a national renewable-energy hub. For wind power, extending the Production Tax Credit means keeping the private investment and U.S. manufacturing jobs coming. Sen. Heller and … Continue reading Wind energy tax credit extension will benefit Nevada

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Nevada a $5 billion Clean Energy Success Story

Clean energy investment in Nevada has accelerated rapidly in the past five years thanks to Nevada’s widespread leadership and support for the clean energy economic sector, reaching at least $5.5 billion just since 2010, according to a new report available at cleanenergyprojectnv.org. Nevada’s emergence as a renewable energy hub will also be symbolized by four … Continue reading Nevada a $5 billion Clean Energy Success Story

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Nevada is cashing in on renewable energy, wind energy and concentrated solar power (CSP)

While Americans know wind and solar energy are clean, they often aren’t aware of the economic success story behind these renewable-energy technologies. Wind and solar power have economic benefits that reach far and wide. They have become increasingly affordable, attracting billions in private development, and today are both mainstream and reliable energy sources across America. … Continue reading Nevada is cashing in on renewable energy, wind energy and concentrated solar power (CSP)

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Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project leads storage revolution for solar energy industry

SolarReserve, a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced that construction of the 110 megawatt (MW) Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project located near Tonopah, Nevada, marked another major milestone by entering the plant commissioning phase. Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to feature … Continue reading Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project leads storage revolution for solar energy industry

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Apple to build solar energy plant to power data center

Apple will pay for construction of an 18-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in northern Nevada to provide power for a data center the technology plans east of Reno. The Fort Churchill Solar Array, to be built in Yerington, was included in a filing Monday by NV Energy Inc. with the Public Utilities Commission. Apple announced … Continue reading Apple to build solar energy plant to power data center

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Enhanced Geothermal Energy in Nevada

In a small town in northwestern Nevada, America’s first commercial, grid-connected enhanced geothermal system (EGS) is up and running. The new 1.7 megawatt “Desert Peak 2” EGS installation, harnesses the boundless supply of heat found thousands of feet below the earth’s surface to generate clean, renewable electricity. The project is being led by Ormat Technologies. … Continue reading Enhanced Geothermal Energy in Nevada

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Completion of Molten Salt Solar Receiver sets Milestone in Nevada Concentrated Solar Power Project Construction

SolarReserve’s U.S. developed technology represents leading solar thermal technology worldwide; integrated energy storage provides reliable and zero-emissions electricity, day or night. SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced completion of the assembly of the molten salt receiver panels that sits on top of the 540 foot solar power tower for its … Continue reading Completion of Molten Salt Solar Receiver sets Milestone in Nevada Concentrated Solar Power Project Construction

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Feds Approve Searchlight Wind Energy Project

A medium-scale wind energy project in Searchlight, Nev., is a step closer to being built. In a statement Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the 200-Megawatt wind energy project that would be built on public land. This would be the second utility-scale wind energy project to be allowed in … Continue reading Feds Approve Searchlight Wind Energy Project

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Pattern’s Spring valley wins wind energy project of the year award

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that its Spring Valley Wind facility in Ely, Nevada has been awarded the Wind Project of the Year Award by POWER-GEN International. The award was announced Monday night at POWER-GEN International’s Projects of the Year awards gala in Orlando. The 151.8 MW Spring Valley Wind Project is the … Continue reading Pattern’s Spring valley wins wind energy project of the year award

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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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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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Geothermal energy plant in Nevada begins operations

Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) said that its 30 MW McGinness Hills geothermal energy plant in Lander County, Nev. began commercial operations on July 26. The plant has been generating electricity since June 15 and NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) is purchasing the output under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The geothermal power plant features the Ormat … Continue reading Geothermal energy plant in Nevada begins operations

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