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New Wind Farm to Serve Colorado Customers

Xcel Energy to add 200 megawatts of wind
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Taking advantage of market conditions favorable to the development of additional wind projects in Colorado, Xcel Energy announced that it will add 200 megawatts of cost-competitive generation through a contract with NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, near Limon, Colo. The Limon Wind Energy Center will have turbines located in both Lincoln and Elbert counties near Limon.

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Taking advantage of market conditions favorable to the development of additional wind projects in Colorado, Xcel Energy announced that it will add 200 megawatts of cost-competitive generation through a contract with NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, near Limon, Colo. The Limon Wind Energy Center will have turbines located in both Lincoln and Elbert counties near Limon.

Cenovus donates $600,000 to student-led solar home project

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Cenovus, a Canadian oil company, has donated $600,000 to a University of Calgary student-led team building a solar-powered home for the Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored mainly by the U.S. Department of Energy. Cenovus is joining Team Canada's project as title sponsor of the custom-built solar home, the “Cenovus TRTL.”

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Cenovus, a Canadian oil company, has donated $600,000 to a University of Calgary student-led team building a solar-powered home for the Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored mainly by the U.S. Department of Energy. Cenovus is joining Team Canada's project as title sponsor of the custom-built solar home, the “Cenovus TRTL.”

Cheap Gas Will Overtake Renewables, Energy Chief Warns

Steve Bolze of General Electric unable to say if a glut of gas power stations would undermine 2050 global emissions targets
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A glut of cheap gas will see the fuel overtake renewable sources in the global race to build new energy generation, says a senior energy industry executive.

L'Oréal USA Converts Piscataway Manufacturing Facility to Solar Power

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - June 16, 2011 - L'Oréal USA announced today that its Piscataway, New Jersey manufacturing facility is partnering with GeoPeak Energy in a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) to install a 1.4 Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar System at that facility. Although this is the first solar powered, green energy application for L’Oréal in the US, the company uses solar technology in its manufacturing and distribution plants in India, Spain, Mexico and China. Today, twenty percent of the company’s electricity used globally is from renewable sources.

GE Invests in eSolar to Manufacture Hybrid Power Plant

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GE is investing in eSolar and licenses their technology in order to sell hybrid power plants that run on solar power during the day and natural gas at night. eSolar's technology adds a vital component to GE's renewable energy catalogue, which includes the new FlexEfficiency 50 combined cycle power plant design, a  single-shaft platform that defines a new standard for high efficiency and operational flexibility. The pairing of these designs represents the beginning of GE’s long-term plan to modify its power plant designs to use an increasing amount of renewable fuels to generate electricity.

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GE is investing in eSolar and licenses their technology in order to sell hybrid power plants that run on solar power during the day and natural gas at night. eSolar's technology adds a vital component to GE's renewable energy catalogue, which includes the new FlexEfficiency 50 combined cycle power plant design, a  single-shaft platform that defines a new standard for high efficiency and operational flexibility. The pairing of these designs represents the beginning of GE’s long-term plan to modify its power plant designs to use an increasing amount of renewable fuels to generate electricity.

SolarTAC Plugs into the Sun with Grand Opening

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The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and is the largest test, demonstration and research facility for solar technologies in the United States. On June 6, 2011, supporters attended a grand opening ceremony with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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The Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and is the largest test, demonstration and research facility for solar technologies in the United States. On June 6, 2011, supporters attended a grand opening ceremony with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

The Changing State of Solar Power in California

Solar rebates are declining in California while new businesses like solar brokers emerge here and elsewhere
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From Glenn Croston's blog at Cleantechies:

GE Recently Receives Extensive Coverage on Its Environmental Initiatives

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GE is in the forefront of developing clean technology, energy sources such as wind and solar, that are not only better for the environment, but also reduce costs. To read the recent explosion of coverage, see the articles below.

 

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GE is in the forefront of developing clean technology, energy sources such as wind and solar, that are not only better for the environment, but also reduce costs. To read the recent explosion of coverage, see the articles below.

 

Clean Power For China Is The Opportunity of a Lifetime

China needs energy for growth--no matter what the source. If we sell them clean energy, it will mean booming profits and saving the planet.
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From Glenn Croston's blog at Fast Company

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