Temecula Valley Schools Embrace Green Energy

TEMECULA, Calif. — A 6-megawatt solar array and energy storage project will soon become a symbol of environmental sustainable for California’s Temecula Valley Unified School District.

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GE Announces Solar Energy Project in N.Y.

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. (GE) announced May 29 that it will begin construction on a new 2-megawatt ground-mounted solar installation unit stationed outside of the President Container Group (PCG), a Moonachie, N.J.-based manufacturer of corrugated shipping containers, in Middleton, N.Y.

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Yellowstone Project Uses Batteries for Solar Power

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. —At the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, a distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with re-used car battery packs is now online.

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NRG Energy Breaks Ground on Sustainable Headquarters

PRINCETON, N.J. — NRG Energy has broken ground on its new headquarters in Princeton, which is being described as an ultra-green, grid-resilient complex.

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Data Centers Aim for Energy Efficiency

MINNEAPOLIS — Renewable energy used to help power data centers is increasingly gaining interest, according to a new survey from Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction.

Mortenson surveyed corporate data center executives, data center developers and operators, and IT providers at the 2014 Data Center World Conference, which took place last September in Orlando. A majority — 84 percent — of respondents believe there is a need to consider renewable forms of energy, such as wind and solar, to manage energy needs, specifically power and cooling costs.

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First Wind, Rocky Mountain Power Close Second Deal to Develop Solar Power in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power has finalized a second deal this month to buy solar power from renewable energy developer First Wind, based in Boston.

Rocky Mountain Power, a unit of PacifiCorp, will buy 320 megawatts from four solar developments in Utah known as the Four Brothers. The company also agreed earlier to buy the power generated from First Wind’s nearby 20-megawatt Seven Sisters solar projects. The purchases were made in connection with the utility company’s obligation under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA.

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Sun Club Donates $100K to Solar Power Houston Food Bank

HOUSTON — The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club donated this week $100,000 to help the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the nation, generate solar power for its 308,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center.

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