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Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s policy on environment-friendly commercial vehicles to tighten

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department will be tightening its qualifyin...

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Philippines’ new wind farms add 303 MW to country’s power supply

Two new wind farms in the Philippines have added 303 megawatts of clean energy t...

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

Geneva talks require “business unusual” approach – W.W.F.

A “business unusual” approach is needed in the Geneva Talks to successfully deli...

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

New battery uses old batteries for greener energy storage

Energizer has developed the world’s first high-performance battery made with rec...

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

Global warming to bring more devastating weather patterns

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization confirmed that global warmi...

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

Jamaica to get 36.3 MW wind farm by 2016

A 36.3 megawatt wind farm in Jamaica has received $62.7 million in funding from ...

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

A.D.B. provides Thailand with $85 million to develop wind power plant

The Asian Development Bank will be providing a company in Thailand loans to deve...

Business

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Georgia taking leadership role in developing solar power

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The state of Georgia is emerging as a leader among the 50 states in promoting and implementing the use of solar energy, in part because of both busine...

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Technology

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Penn State develops CPV system for rooftops

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Researchers at Penn State have developed a concentrating photovoltaic system that is small enough and light enough to be mounted on a building’s roof....

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Politics

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

New draft text for climate agreement in Geneva reached

Monday, 16 February 2015

A new climate change draft text has been reached during the one-week United Nations-facilitated Geneva talks, leading to a binding treaty that is expe...

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Living Green

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Wall-to-floor eco-friendly interior design

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The materials you surround yourself with—from flooring and window coverings to furniture and accessories—have a great impact on the health of your hom...

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Renewables

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Vestas supplies Poland, U.K. with turbines

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that they have secured orders this week for two projects in Poland and the United Kingdom. The orders c...

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Low-Carbon

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

PG&E plans ambitious E.V. charger roll-out in California

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

An estimated 25,000 electric vehicle chargers could be deployed in California by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E is seeking permission from Cal...

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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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