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Posts Tagged ‘Solar Farm’

PGE Makes Solar Power Available to Customers for $5/mo

Portland General Electric customers can now purchase output from a new, large-scale solar installation in Oregon under a renewable power option PGE announced today. For just $5 a month, customers can purchase a 1 kilowatt block of Green Future Solar from energy produced by a 2,935 kW solar installation just completed in Willamina, Ore. Blocks…

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United States to fund South African solar power plant

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the United States’ government development finance institution, said it has approved funding for a $400 million solar farm in South Africa as part of new energy projects in emerging markets. California-based SolarReserve and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power will collaborate to build and operate the 100 megawatt solar plant in…

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Maine town approves initial commercial solar rules

The Winslow Town Council on Monday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would allow the construction of large-scale commercial solar farms in certain parts of town. A first read of the ordinance, which regulates large-scale principal solar energy systems, was overwhelmingly approved by the council. The council still needs to take a second and…

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Ground Solar Arrays: Examining the Return on Investment

Solar Panels installed in a Massachusetts landfill.

You’ve likely heard of Brownfields and landfills being turned into solar farms as they have $0.00 value to ever be utilized for any other purpose. Likewise, with the subdivision market for land remaining weak and real estate development still far below pre-economic downturn levels, there is now an increased number of residential and commercial land…

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EPB launches first community solar power program

For the first time since it was created 80 years ago, EPB plans to generate its own power. The city-owned utility is looking to the sun to power a new community-based solar farm that is projected to generate enough power for about 125 homes. EPB directors Friday approved a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority…

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A bright future for roadside solar farms

Five solar projects sprouting along the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 3 are not the largest in the state, but they are among the most visible and striking examples of a solar industry that has grown more rapidly than most policy makers and energy specialists ever imagined. As tens of thousands of commuters whiz by, the…

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