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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. Duke Energy Florida to build solar power plant in Suwannee County

    It will be built on 70 acres near Live Oak, Florida, just east of the existing Suwannee River Power Plant 

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. GE wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

    GE today won the Large Corporation award at the Zayed Energy Prize ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  4. Duke Energy Connected 500 MW of Solar in North Carolina in 2016

    That figure includes 100 MW of capacity created from Duke’s direct investments and 400 MW purchased from facilities built by other developers.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  1. Solar energy capacity in Minnesota takes a big leap in 2016

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  2. AES to build solar energy storage project in Hawaii

    The project consists of 28 MW solar photovoltaic and a 20 MW five-hour duration energy storage system 

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  3. Solar Power: Solar energy capacity in Minnesota takes a big leap in 2016

    Minnesota's solar energy capacity made great strides in the last year and state officials don't expect the pace of growth to slow down.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  4. Florida Power and Light Announces Completion of Solar Projects

    Additionally, FPL plans to build four more 74.5 MW solar stations across the state this year.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  5. 40-MW Solar Facility in Arizona to Sell to ASU, PayPal

    The Red Rock Solar Plant, which has a capacity of 40 MW, was built 30 miles south of Casa Grande.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  6. Natcore's 200 MW Vietnam solar power project receives essential government approvals

    The 200MW solar power project will be completed in several phases.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  7. Solar Power: State regulators leave solar energy rules in place

    State utility regulators say they are leaving Maine's solar energy rules alone for now.

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  8. DCNS Energies created to enter marine renewable energies market

    DCNS Group, France’s state-owned naval defense and energy industrial group, and the Industrial Projects Co., financed by the country’s Investments Program for the Future and managed by French investment bank, Bpifrance, today announced the creation of DCNS Energies.  

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

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