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

03/26/2014

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

03/25/2014

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

03/24/2014

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

03/24/2014

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

03/24/2014

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

03/24/2014

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

03/20/2014

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

03/20/2014

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

La Paloma Energy Center scores legal victory for its Texas power project

03/20/2014

The U.S. Environmental Appeals Board on March 14 rejected a Sierra Club petition for a review of an air permit issued to La Paloma Energy Center LLC for a gas-fired power project in Texas.

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

03/20/2014

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

03/20/2014

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

03/20/2014

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

03/19/2014

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

03/19/2014

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

03/18/2014

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

03/17/2014

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

California county approves new solar power project

03/17/2014

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.

Hitachi Sees Strong Market for Energy Storage in North America

03/14/2014

Wind, solar and other forms of intermittent energy are being rapidly deployed throughout North America as a result of the convergence of lower costs, state and federal tax credits, local and state Renewable Portfolio Standards, and increasing consumer demand for clean energy sources.

The Evolving Coal Plant

03/14/2014

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

03/13/2014

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.

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