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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Friday, 19 December 2014

tenKsolar is establishing new production lines in Thailand for their manufacture of their solar modules. tenKsolar, which is based in Minneapolis, des...

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Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Nearly 125 years after the invention of the light bulb – technology that revolutionized the world’s way of life and living – the phased ban on sale of...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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NV Energy to purchase power from upcoming 20-MW solar plant in Nevada


The new solar power plant, when completed, will be among the US’s largest PV installations, and will be larger than the
14-MW PV facility at Nellis Air Force Base. Image sourced
from STOCKXPERT

Nevada utility NV Energy yesterday [June 11] said it has entered into a long-term agreement to purchase electricity to be produced by a 20-megawatt (MW) solar array that will be completed by mid-2010. The agreement is subject to approval by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.

The new solar PV plant will be built near Searchlight, Nevada, 55 miles south of Las Vegas. NV Energy signed the power purchase agreement (PPA) with solar power installer American Capital Energy, which will build the solar project. Terms of the PPA were not disclosed, however.

The new solar power plant, when completed, will be among the US’s largest PV installations, and will be larger than the 14-MW PV facility at Nellis Air Force Base that is presently the largest PV facility operating in the US.

NV Energy supplies electricity to 2.4 million citizens in the state. The upcoming Searchlight Solar I project will power NV Energy’s southern service territory.

American Capital Energy, which is headquartered in Massachusetts, provides project development and construction services for large-scale solar power.

Nevada lies in a region which offers ideal conditions for solar power that also includes California and Arizona. It recently increased its renewables and energy efficiency target to 25% by 2025.

According to the latest report from the Solar Energy Industry Association, Nevada is among the US leaders in solar power installation with 13.9 MW installed in 2008.


Eric Dorente


Source:

1 http://www.nvenergy.com/company/news/ShowPR.cfm?pr_id=4978

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