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Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix


Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.

Report: Solar PV capacity to treble by 2020


Global installed capacity of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules will more than treble from 135.66GW in 2013 to 413.98GW by 2020, according to report conducted by GlobalData.

Montana-Dakota Utilities to acquire wind farm from ALLETE


Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., a division of MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) has signed an agreement to purchase a 107.5-MW wind farm being developed by ALLETE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE).

SCE launches RFO for new renewable sources


In an effort to support its Preferred Resource Pilot (PRP), Southern California Edison (SCE) has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire up to 50-MW of renewable power in central and south Orange County.

NREL, SolarCity to research distributed solar generation on power grids


The Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids.

GE installs 25,000th wind turbine


GE (NYSE: GE) has successfully installed its 25,000th wind turbine, bringing its wind power capacity to more than 38-GW.

ACCIONA Windpower to supply capacity for IKEA’s largest renewable energy project


ACCIONA Windpower has entered into a contract with Apex Clean Energy, to supply 55  AW125/3000 turbines to the 165-MW Cameron Wind farm, owned by the IKEA Group. The agreement includes a 20-year full service warranty.

Google buys up Dutch wind energy for data center


Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building.

Canadian Solar supplies PV modules for Georgia solar power projects


Canadian Solar Inc. will supply its CS6X-310-P photovoltaic (PV) modules to a series of projects in Georgia totaling 5.1-MW with SolAmerica Energy LLC.

OwnEnergy, Mortenson build 67 MW wind farm in Texas


Mid-size wind power developer OwnEnergy and Mortenson Construction completed construction on the Windthorst II Wind Farm located in Windthorst, Texas.

Video: Iberdrola USA opens its first offshore wind farm


Iberdrola USA announced that its sister company, ScottishPower Renewables, has opened its first offshore wind farm, a 389-MW facility located in the Irish Sea, near the seaport of Barrow-in-Furness in North West England.

EDF EN Canada begins construction on the Mont-Rothery Wind Project


EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has begun the construction phase of the 74-MW Mont-Rothery wind project in Québec.

Dominion acquires Utah solar energy project


Dominion (NYSE: D) has acquired the 50-MW Pavant Solar project located in Millard County, from juwi solar (JSI). This project represents Dominion's first solar development in Utah.

TVA plans to add 130 MW of renewable power in 2015


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will offer a total of 130-MW of renewable energy capacity in 2015 through power-purchasing programs.

NedPower selects Marathon Capital to secure financing for hydroelectric power projects


NedPower LLC has enlisted Marathon Capital to secure financing for the development and project capital for the acquisition of operating hydroelectric facilities in the eastern U.S.

After SONGS closure, SCE signs 2,221 MW worth of contracts


Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed contracts for 2,221-MW of power from various new resources, representing approximately 10 percent of SCE’s current total customer peak usage.

Blue Oak Energy completes 2.6 MW Putah Creek Solar Farm in California


Commercial and utility engineering firm, Blue Oak Energy, has completed the construction of a 2.6-MW solar power facility in Winters, California, 30 miles outside of Sacramento.

SMUD seeks Request for Statements of Interest for biomass, gasification project


The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is seeking Requests for Statements of Interest (RSOI) in the development of a biomass gasification project for combined heat and power (CHP) in Sacramento, California.

Pattern Energy to develop wind power project in Ontario


Pattern Energy Group LP has entered into a joint venture with Henvey Inlet First Nation to develop, own and operate the 300-MW Henvey Inlet Wind project, which will be located in Parry Sound District, Ontario.

Emission mandate forces DTE Energy to discuss coal to gas conversions


Proposed emission mandates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would reduce carbon dioxide emissions in Michigan by 32 percent, which could mean significant changes for DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), according to Skiles Boyd, vice president of environmental management and resources for DTE Energy.