December 29 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • The Amazon Wind Farm US East, located on 22,000 acres of farmland near Elizabeth City, North Carolina, is the first utility-scale wind farm in the state and maybe the Southeast US. By the start of the New Year, it will be churning out electricity. The wind farm’s 104 turbines sit on land leased from 60 local landowners. [Digital Journal]
Wind power may be the future for Southeastern US.

Wind power may be the future for Southeastern US.

  • The head of research, technology and innovation for Engie SA thinks the cost of solar power will drop below $10/MWh (1¢/kWh) before 2025 in the world’s sunniest places. An Engie study of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region showed it could run entirely on renewable energy for about 20% less than the price of electricity today. [Gas 2.0]
  • Tesla and Panasonic have revealed their plans to start making PV cells and modules in Buffalo, New York. The new factory is already under development by none other but SolarCity Corporation, which was recently acquired by Tesla. Tesla and Panasonic are also working together in the battery megafactory. [The Green Optimistic]
  • Eversource Energy invested $940 million in 2016 to improve and maintain the Massachusetts power grid, the company announced this week. The stated goal of the grid modernization effort is to increase the “efficiency, reliability and resiliency” of the electric system and make it less vulnerable to weather-related outages. [MassLive.com]
  • Connecticut regulators gave the final permit it needs to a proposed 63.3-MW energy generation complex powered by fuel-cells, the project’s manager said. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection issued an air permit for the construction and operation of the Beacon Falls Energy Park. [Torrington Register Citizen]

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December 29 Green Energy News posted first on Green Energy Times

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