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Phoenix Energy to build California's first forest biomass gasification plant


Phoenix Energy will build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Hawaiian Electric to purchase power from First Wind solar project


First Wind and Hawaiian Electric Co. filed a request with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission to provide energy to the O‘ahu grid from a planned 20-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facility under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

IKEA purchases 98-MW wind power project


IKEA U.S announced Thursday it has purchased the 98-MW Hoopeston Wind power project in Hoopeston, Ill.

First Superfund solar farm completed


The first utility scale solar project constructed on an active Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund site is now complete.

Maine DEP: First Wind needs to show financial records


The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is ordering First Wind to prove that it has enough money to build four wind power projects.

Nevada solar power project completed


The Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribal Council, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and Stronghold Engineering celebrated the completion of a new 252-kW off-grid concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar hybrid system with energy storage at the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.  

U.S. company working on solar PV project in Mexico


Massachusetts-based The Vertex Cos. is a partner in the development of a 30-MW solar power plant in Mexico.

Georgia regulators approve RFP for 495 MW of solar power generation


The Georgia public Service Commission has given approval to Georgia Power Co. to release a request for proposal for 495 MW of new solar power generation.

Utah solar power facility receives final approvals


Scatec Solar, an independent solar power producer, received final approvals from the Utah Public Service Commission and the Iron County Community Development and Renewal Agency to build an 80-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Iron County, Utah.

DTE Energy to acquire 50 percent of NextEra wind farm


DTE Energy will be acquiring 50 percent of NextEra’s 149.6-MW Pheasant Run Wind Project in Michigan, according to a report from The Huron Daily Tribune.

FPL proposes voluntary solar partnership pilot


Florida Power & Light Co. has announced it is proposing a community-based solar partnership pilot for consideration by the Florida Public Service Commission that would allow customers to make voluntary contributions to install new solar power projects.

Iowa wind farm receives utility permits


The Lundgren Wind Project has received utility permits from the Webster County Board of Supervisors.

NRG Energy owns more than 1.2-GW of solar capacity


NRG Energy announced that it now owns more than 1,200-MW of solar capacity through its subsidiaries NRG Yield and NRG Solar.

Solar tracking company chosen for California power project


Exosun Inc., a provider of solar tracking technologies and engineering services, has been awarded a contract from Abengoa for its Exotrack® HZ product.

Ormat sells solar PV project for $35.25mn


Ormat Technologies (NYSE: ORA) sold the Heber Solar power project in California for $35.25 million to RET Holdings LLC.

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission chooses solar bid over natural gas


The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) chose Geronimo Energy's Aurora Solar Project for Minnesota-based Xcel Energy.

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.