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  • April 27--Engineering students at Florida International University are getting a two-fer with Florida Power & Light's new 1.4-megawatt solar array at the university's Sweetwater campus: covered parking and a lab. On Wednesday, the school and the utility unveiled the $3.5 million commercial-scale power array erected over a parking lot that will double as a research lab for engineering students ...
  • April 28--What are the most reliable ways to generate solar power in a "sunshine state" that sees its rays so regularly blocked by heavy, dark tropical storm fronts? That's one of the questions to be explored at a new research facility dedicated Wednesday by Florida Power & Light and Florida International University's College of Engineering and Computing in Miami. FPL says the commercial-scale ...
  • The Department of the Navy and Georgia Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, broke ground April 28 on a large-scale solar facility at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany in Georgia. Expected to be one of the largest solar ...
  • Booming profits from British windfarms have more than made up for declining oil and gas revenues at Dong Energy, a state-owned Danish utility which says it is transforming itself from a high to low-carbon power producer. Dong, the biggest single investor in UK offshore wind projects, including the huge London Array windfarm off Kent, reported first-quarter profits of Kr 8bn (£836m), a sum that ...
  • April 27--PORTLAND, Maine -- Cianbro Development Corp. has told state regulators that a $26 million Pittsfield solar project and the offshore wind farm it is developing with the University of Maine are at "serious financial risk" because of charges Central Maine Power Co. proposed to connect the projects to the grid. Cianbro and biomass plant developer Georges River Energy LLC want the Maine ...
  • Capital Region residents have a chance to cut down on their electric bills without slapping solar panels on their roofs by buying into the state's first shared renewable solar project based in Halfmoon. New York-based solar provider EnterSolar announced Thursday the construction of a 1,700 solar panel field at their Cary Road site. New York State Electric & Gas customers ...
  • April 28--When Mike Rott installed 34 solar panels on the roof of his Getzville home in August 2014, he did it to save money on his electric bill. He has. His monthly electric bills, which ran between $100 and $180 a month before he installed his 10-kilowatt solar array, now are down to $16. And thanks to a state policy that allows him to sell his excess electricity to National Grid for the ...
  • By 2030 it will be cheaper to choose wind and solar than coal and gas in most parts of the world, making the decision to go entirely renewable more feasible. Here’s how your company can prepare. As it becomes ever more urgent to preserve the environment, a growing number of businesses are prioritizing sustainability. More than 50 companies around the world have pledged to work toward using ...
  • April 27--Another big developer has withdrawn a plan to build a large commercial solar farm in Suffolk that was awarded as part of an ambitious 2014 LIPA request for more green energy. Sybac Solar of Orlando, Florida, withdrew its proposed 10-megawatt solar farm on a parcel of land known as the Brookhaven Technology Center in Shirley, according to a statement from the company's president. The ...
  • Government plans to scrap subsidies for onshore wind farms have suffered a defeat in the House of Lords. Ministers had already been defeated twice by peers, only for the changes to the Energy Bill to be reversed by MPs. On Tuesday the Lords backed a new opposition amendment to allow a handful of projects given initial planning permission in Scotland to go ahead. Voting was 270 to 220, for the ...