December 26 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • Wind generation accounts for about one-third of Iowa’s power generation, with more than 6,300 MW of installed wind capacity. On the solar front, Iowa’s solar tax credit program has resulted in nearly $85 million in solar project investments since 2012. But Iowa ranks 32nd among the states for installed solar capacity. [KMAland]
Iowa wind turbines (Photo by Pixabay)

Iowa wind turbines (Photo by Pixabay)

  • “Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas” • Here are 5 messages for all those who want a better economy, want local energy independence, want to advance the most cost-effective choices for electricity generation, or just want to make logical decisions about energy. [CleanTechnica]
  • Canberra’s renewable energy generation increased from an 18.8% share in 2014-15 to 20.2% in 2015-16 according to the ACT’s annual Feed-in Tariff report. The ACT’s small and medium FiT scheme had 34,910 MWh come from 10,304 solar power systems, and the large-scale FiT generated 57,423 MWh, up 72% from 2014-15. [Energy Matters]
  • Borrego Springs, California has a solar-storage microgrid that is an example of an “unbundled utility microgrid.” The model is one in which distribution assets are owned by a utility while at least some of the distributed power generation assets are owned by customers, the Berkeley Labs’ Microgrids-Grid Integration Group says. [Microgrid Media]
  • The Sunnyvale, California city council voted 6-0 to use the GreenPrime service offered through the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority. The move means 100% of the city’s energy will come from renewable, carbon-free energy sources come April. Residents will automatically be enrolled in the program’s GreenStart option. [Milpitas Post]

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December 26 Green Energy News posted first on Green Energy Times

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