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  1. Solar Power: Clouds part for commercial solar in Wyoming, top coal state

      CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Planning has begun for the first major commercial solar energy project in Wyoming, where almost 90 percent of electricity generation comes from burning coal. The Sweetwater Solar project 15 miles northwest of Green River in southwest Wyoming would generate 80 megawatts, enough electricity for 12,000 homes. The project area of solar panels , roads, power lines and other facilities would encompass about a square mile of public land. Developer Sweetwater Solar, LLC, is a subsidiary of the large South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group . The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will take initial public comments on the project through Feb. 14. If all goes smoothly, the project could get approval for construction early next year, BLM Rock Springs Field Manager Kimberlee Foster said Friday. "There is a lot of interest," Foster said. "There are a lot of concerns about wildlife and that type of thing. So since this is the first one in the state, we're trying to be very diligent." Three buried oil and gas pipelines cross part of the site and trona mining occurs not far away. The BLM has been talking with petroleum and trona industry officials about the proposal, Foster said. Other solar installations in Wyoming feed electricity onto the grid but none is close to this big. They include kilowatt-scale installations in western Wyoming owned by the town of Jackson and Lower Valley Energy, according to the Wyoming Public Service Commission. Most big, commercial solar projects are in the Southwest and Southeast, but increasing efficiency is making utility-scale photovoltaic solar feasible elsewhere. Growing competition from solar and wind power in part are why coal production is down an estimated 37 percent from 2008 to last year. Wyoming is the top coal-producing state. Almost 88 percent of net electricity generation in the state in 2015 came from coal, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Eleven percent came from renewable sources, mainly wind power.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  2. NextEra Energy Partners Buys Stake in Solar Energy Project for $218M

    NextEra Energy Partners LP agreed to acquire an indirect interest in a 550-MW solar energy project in California from a subsidiary of its sponsor, NextEra Energy Resources LLC., for $218 milion.

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  3. TVA, NextEra Commission Alabama’s Largest Solar Energy Project

    Electricity from River Bend will be sold to TVA under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

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    Mon, 21 Nov 2016

  4. Canadian Solar, EDF partner on solar energy project in Brazil

    The 191.5 MWp project is starting construction and expects to reach commercial operation in the third quarter of 2017

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    Fri, 21 Oct 2016

  1. Key island property equipped with smartly interconnected solar power solutions

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

  2. Canadian Solar Signs PPA for Mexico Solar Energy Project

    Canadian Solar signed a power purchase agreement for the output from a solar power project in Mexico.

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    Mon, 8 Aug 2016

  3. Apple building big solar energy project in California

    Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California.

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    Wed, 11 Feb 2015

  4. Solar generation: 20-megawatt Mountain View Solar Energy Project

    Energy provider: NextEra Energy Resources begins operation at 20-megawatt Mountain View Solar Energy Project

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    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

  5. Renewable Energy news: Major solar energy project operational in western Michigan

    WOOD-TV reports 11,000 solar panels are installed on 17 acres south of Grand Valley State University's main campus in Allendale.

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    Mon, 18 Apr 2016

  6. Aquion announces off-grid battery and solar energy project in Africa

    The microgrid, which was funded, designed, installed, and integrated by SolarAfrica, consists of two independent systems, each of which has 106 kWh of Aquion batteries paired with a 37 kW solar array.

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    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

  7. Solar energy project to be developed by AEP unit

    AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, signed a participation agreement with Turning Point Solar LLC to develop the 49.9 MW Turning Point solar energy project in Ohio.

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    Tue, 5 Jul 2011

  8. Flowserve to supply pumps to solar energy project

    Flowserve Corp is supplying key pumping systems to the 110 MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada.

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    Tue, 14 Feb 2012

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