SunPower has begun construction of a 15MW (ac) PV project at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, part of the Obama administration’s comprehensive strategy to increase security of power supply and reduce energy costs for the US armed forces.
25 March 2015 05:15 GMT
California in 2014 became the first US state to source more than 5% of its electricity from utility-scale solar plants, pushing it beyond wind-rich Texas as the state with the most non-hydro renewables generation, according to government figures.
24 March 2015 04:29 GMT
Fluor, the US engineering and construction giant, has won a contract to provide detailed design services and technical support for the solar-grade polysilicon factory REC Silicon is building with a local partner in China’s Shaanxi province
24 March 2015 02:28 GMT
Italian energy giant Enel is no longer in the business of building large conventional power plants, and will place an even heavier emphasis going forward on renewables, emerging markets, and the digital transformation ripping across global energy markets, says chief executive Francesco Starace.
20 March 2015 02:57 GMT
President Barack Obama signed an executive order to cut the US federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40% by 2025 from 2008 levels, a move that will boost its electricity consumption from renewable sources to 30%, the White House says.
19 March 2015 08:54 GMT
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