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Cape Wind secures $400M more in financing for offshore project


Cape Wind said it has secured an additional $400 million dollars from several financial institutions for the offshore wind project slated to be built in Nantucket Sound.

Dragonfly Solar, SolarWorld to deliver solar power to utility co-ops


Commercial solar developer, Dragonfly Solar and SolarWorld, a solar manufacturer, will deliver solar arrays, totaling 517-kW to four electric utility cooperatives in the U.S. Midwest.

Federal agencies ready approval for Deepwater Wind project


The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) intend to issue an incidental harassment authorization for the Deepwater Wind Block Island LLC project.

Gas, renewables account for new generation additions in February


Basin Electric Power Cooperative has commissioned its 45-MW Pioneer 2 peaking unit in North Dakota and it was the largest conventional peaking plant to come online during February as renewables accounted for the rest of the new generation.

Samsung, Pattern and Capital Power begin construction on $850M K2 wind power project


Construction at the K2 wind power project broke ground on Monday after securing $850 million in financing.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Consolidated Edison Development enter joint venture for solar power projects


Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development have entered a joint venture for five solar power projects in Nevada and California.

NRG, EME merger approved by FERC


NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) and Edison Mission Energy (EME) have received approval from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the sale of EME’s assets to NRG.

Cornell University installs solar facility


Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, N.Y. will soon have a 2-MW solar power facility.

Citizens group wants North Carolina review of Duke gas-fired project


A citizens group, NC WARN, on March 10 asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to open up a review of a Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) plan for a gas-fired power plant in South Carolina, even though the group conceded that the North Carolina commission has no explicit power to do so.

First Solar sets PV efficiency records


Tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), shows that First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving a record 17.0 percent area module efficiency.

AMSC closing Wisc. facility, establishing wind manufacturing center


AMSC (Nasdaq: AMSC) said it was consolidating its U.S. grid manufacturing and product development program, and diversifying its international wind energy manufacturing operations.

First Solar, GE to develop next-generation PV technology


First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and General Electric’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) are have entered a joint venture to develop a cost-effective utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant design that combines First Solar’s thin-film CdTe modules with GE’s new ProSolar 1,500-V inverter/transformer system.

Maryland House votes to add restrictions to wind turbines, stalls power project


The House of Delegates voted Monday to add height restrictions on wind turbines at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Somerset County, Md., the home of the proposed Great Bay wind power project.

Lockheed Martin awarded contract for tidal turbines


Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with global tidal energy company Atlantis Resources Ltd. (ARL:LN) to optimize the design of Atlantis' new 1.5-MW tidal turbine, the AR1500.

New Mexico businesses install solar arrays, adds renewable energy to regional power grid


Affordable Solar has completed commercial solar array systems for three business properties in Albuquerque, N.M.

California county approves new solar power project


California's Sutter County Board of Supervisors approved a new solar power project from Chevron Energy Solutions that is expected to save the county approximately $30 million in energy over its lifespan.

The Evolving Coal Plant


Coal-fired power plants can and should play a starring role in the integration of renewable power.

SCE, SDG&E plan to replace SONGS nuclear plant output approved


The California Public Utilities Commission approved a plan for two utilities to fill the gap left when the 2,000-MW San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station shut down more than two years ago.

Second phase of Texas solar energy project completed


OCI Solar Power completed construction of the 4.4-MW Alamo 2 solar power project in Texas.

PG&E signs PPA for 50-MW solar PV project


Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E, NYSE: PCG) signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 50-MW of solar photovoltaic energy from a project in California.

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