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  • Wind generation varies with seasons

    Wind GenerationThe performance of wind plants varies throughout the year, as seasonal wind patterns shift.

    Analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) dissected wind patterns from 2001 through 2013.  Nationally, plant performance tends to be highest in spring and lowest in late summer.  Winter performance hovers around the annual median ...

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  • Solar investments sky high in 2014

    Solar investments sky high in 2014The solar industry saw 175 percent growth in investments, according to a Mercom Capital Group’s report.

    Investments, totaling $26.5 billion last year, came from venture capital, debt, and public market financing investments.  That far exceeds the $9.6 billion funded in 2013.  In 2014, large-scale solar project acquisitions of $3.2 billion ...

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  • Happy Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day

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  • Sonoma County building ‘floatovoltaic’ project

    Whatever floats your solar.

    In the wine country of Sonoma County, California, that would be the largest “floatovoltaic” solar project in the U.S.  The 12.5-megawatt installation, one of the largest projects of its kind in the world, would produce enough electricity to power 3,000 homes when it comes online next ...

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  • Marine Corps base on front lines of green

    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, located near San Diego, is more than an air base.  It’s also a green machine boasting an energy-generating landfill, environmentally rated buildings, and a solar-panel system.

    For a decade, Miramar has installed renewable energy, irrigated with reclaimed water and recycled waste.  The base increased recycling ...

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