Fifth Vermont Prison Goes Green With Solar Array

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently announced the completion of a 500-kilowatt solar net metering project at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield. This project marks the fifth of seven state correctional facilities that will eventually be powered by solar energy.

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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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Massachusetts Ski Resort Expands Sustainability Efforts

HANCOCK, Mass. — Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England, will soon add a 2.3-megawatt, 7,502-panel community solar facility to its 12-acre property.

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UGE To Supply Renewable Energy to Boston Firm

BOSTON — Boston Properties, a real-estate investment firm, hired New York-headquartered UGE International Ltd. (UGE) to design and supply a rooftop renewable energy system at its new headquarters in Boston. Upon completion, the new UGE headquarters will become city’s most sustainable office building.

Currently under construction, the 17-story, 425,000-square-foot building at 888 Boylston St. will use 45 percent less energy than an average office building of a similar size.

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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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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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Department of Agriculture Focuses on Rural Energy

WASHINGTON — To promote renewable energy in rural areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems. The funding, provided by the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), is aimed at providing farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses with renewable energy options and expand the domestic energy economy.

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