Archive | January 2018

India’s ruining its grand plans to become a solar powerhouse

The Indian government is undermining its own grand plans for the country’s solar power sector. India’s directorate general of safeguards (DGS), part of the ministry of finance, has proposed a 70% safeguard duty—imposed during import surges—on …and more » #solarpower #solarenergy #solar #solarpanels

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50-MW tracking project approved for Orlando, Florida

Origis Energy USA and Reedy Creek Improvement District announced a PPA for a 50-MWac solar facility to be constructed in Orange County, Florida. Once complete, the solar facility developed, built and owned by Origis Energy, will generate approximately …and more » #solarpower #solarpanels #solarenergy #solar

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Babcock Ranch: Inside America’s first solar-powered town

Families are starting to move into what is being called America’s first solar-powered town. Babcock Ranch, about half an hour northeast of Fort Myers, Florida, is supposed to produce more energy than it consumes once it’s finished. There are more than … #solarpower #solarenergy #solarpanels #renewableenergy

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German know-how gives Ireland a wind-powered push

In late October 2017, Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest wind farm, started commercial operation. It is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power more than 140,000 homes. Located in sparsely populated western Ireland on state forest lands …and more » #windpower #energy #renewableenergy

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New transmission needed to meet corporate America’s growing demand for renewables

Large U.S. businesses – including Fortune 500 companies – are increasingly acting on their publicly announced renewable energy goals as new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects are now often the lowest cost power available. According to the WEF … #windpower #power #windenergy

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