- The Tule Wind Project has received the go-ahead from California’s State Lands Commission to build a second phase in San Diego’s East County. In a unanimous decision, members of the commission approved a 40-year lease on 640 acres. The second phase will have 24 turbines with a capacity of 69 MW. [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
- A report from Navigant Research on the global market for residential distributed energy resources predicts that annual revenue for the market is set to increase from about $19.7 billion in 2016 to $92.7 billion in 2025, growing at an annual growth rate of 18.8%, and bringing the sector’s total revenue up to $423 billion. [CleanTechnica]
- China accounts for a third of the world’s investment, according to the director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency. China’s investment in renewable energy last year was $102.9 billion, up 17% from the same period the year before. World investment in renewable energy, including China’s, was $330 billion. [China Daily]
- Amazon Web Services Inc is adding another wind farm, a 189-MW project in Ohio, in its effort to power its infrastructure with 100% renewable energy. The cloud computing unit Amazon.com Inc engaged EverPower Wind Holdings Inc to build, own and operate the wind farm, called Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2. [SeeNews Renewables]
- Iberdrola Renewables is offering residents of two Vermont communities direct payments if a windfarm is built in them. The payments are estimated at $1,162 per year for full-time adult residents of Windham and $428 for Grafton residents. The Vermont attorney general’s office has found nothing improper with the proposal. [PennEnergy]
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