Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

Renovus Solar to install 3.5-acre community solar project in New York

By Kelly Pickerel BlueRock Solar, a subsidiary of BlueRock Energy, announced a joint venture with Ithaca-based Renovus Solar on a new community solar project in Millport, New York. BlueRock and Renovus, will be installing 2,054 solar panels across three and a half acres to bring affordable, clean energy options to NYSEG delivery customers in the…

Residents delight in decision against Ardglass windfarm #IRL

By National Wind Watch ‘It was a David and Goliath situation, but we fought it fair and square’ Hundreds of residents opposed to the proposed Ardglass windfarm are this week celebrating the decision by An Bord Pleanála to overturn the planning permission previously granted by Cork County Council for a wind farm in their community….

Saunders files bill restricting wind farms #IN

By National Wind Watch Wind farms are controversial in Indiana, with some counties welcoming them while others are appalled at the thought of tall towers and humming blades overtaking their communities. And it’s that controversy that led State Rep. Tom Saunders, R- Lewisville, to file a bill calling for more public input on the subject….

Ikea buys Canada wind farm to offset carbon footprint #AB

By National Wind Watch Ikea on Thursday announced plans to buy a wind farm with 55 turbines in the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta to offset its local stores’ electricity use and reduce their carbon footprint. The Wintering Hills 88 megawatt wind farm, approximately 130 kilometers (miles) east of Calgary, can produce enough electricity for…

Wind spins forward #WY

By National Wind Watch The first couple weeks of 2017 have been topsy-turvy time for wind energy firms in Wyoming, and those that hope to be operating in the state soon. The year started out with State legislature file 127. That bill proposed increasing the state’s tax on wind energy generation from $1 to $5…

PGE draws fire from all sides in power plan comments #OR

By National Wind Watch Portland General Electric’s plan to meet its future power needs came in for the expected pummeling from environmentalists and industrial users on Tuesday, and drew skepticism from Oregon Public Utility Commission staff. In the first round of comments on the integrated resource plan, PUC staff questioned the utility’s capacity needs, called…

Jones: Bill won’t affect wind farm #NC

By National Wind Watch A bill cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Walter Jones is designed to curb construction of wind farms near military installations but will not affect the nearly completed $400 million Amazon Wind Farm US East project, a spokeswoman for the congressman said Wednesday. “I think there’s a misnomer,” Jones spokeswoman Allison Tucker said…

Wind farm project approved by LIPA trustees #NY

By National Wind Watch LIPA trustees unanimously approved a resolution to finalize a contract for an offshore wind farm 30 miles from Montauk Point, a $740 million project that could start producing energy by the end of 2022. Amid widespread support from environmental and labor groups, trustees on Wednesday voted 9-0 to start the long…

BMW expands ChargeNow by EVgo program to more than 50 metro areas

By Editorial Staff BMW of North America announced the expansion of ChargeNow by EVgo programs (including ChargeNow DC Fast) to more than 50 metro areas in the US, encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. With this expansion, more than 92 percent of BMW i3,…

First Validation of Giant Wave Energy Device Begins

By U.S. DOE NREL is working with Columbia Power Technologies’ StingRAY wave energy converter. Designed to deliver electricity at a competitive cost while having a low environmental impact The post First Validation of Giant Wave Energy Device Begins appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Development Center Created

By ST Staff Writers EDI, a global provider of advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions announced the creation of a hybrid and electric vehicle center of excellence The post Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Development Center Created appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar…

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