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Solar  -  December 12, 2018

University of Illinois to add second solar farm

The University of Illinois (UI) plans to add a second solar farm that is expected to help the campus meet its goal of generating 5% of its energy needs from renewable sources as part of the Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCap). The existing solar installation currently generates about 2% of campus use.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 11, 2018

Bank of America commits to long-term RECs

Bank of America will purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) generated from the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the U.S., to be built in Minnesota.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 10, 2018

Collaborative Offsite PPA Structures for Renewable Energy Buyers

This white paper, presented by Schneider Electric, introduces the fundamental concepts of PPAs, examines the opportunities and challenges presented by collaborative smaller sized or aggregated transaction, and provides practical recommendations for buyers interested in pursuing these types of PPA structures.
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Microgrids  -  December 10, 2018

Ohio trucking terminal adds microgrid

Pitt Ohio, a regional trucking and logistics company, will deploy a renewable energy microgrid at its trucking terminal in Parma, Ohio. The microgrid uses solar, wind power and battery-based energy storage to optimize on-site power and distribution for cost and reliability
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Wind  -  December 10, 2018

University of Kansas signs wind PPA

The University of Kansas has signed a 20-year wind PPA to cover roughly 100% of its electricity needs. The agreement, signed with Westar Energy, will provide the campus with 31 MW from the 300-MW Soldier Creek Wind farm, which is expected to begin operations by the end of 2020.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 8, 2018

Weekend reads: Green New Deal gains momentum; Beijing turns to solar

It's the weekend! Kick back and relax with these must-read energy articles from around the web:
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Solar  -  December 7, 2018

Chattanooga airport first to hit 100% solar

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport will become the first in the U.S. to run on 100% solar power.
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Hydro  -  December 6, 2018

University of Pittsburgh turns to hydropower

The University of Pittsburgh announced that starting in 2022, 25% of its electricity will be purchased from a new hydropower plant currently under construction five miles from campus. The announcement is part of the University’s plan to get the research institution to 50% renewable power by 2030.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 5, 2018

Disneyland Paris considers solar plant

Disneyland Paris is considering building a solar power plant that would supply 15% of the electricity load for its site on the outskirts of the city.
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Solar  -  December 5, 2018

200 MW solar allocated to Facebook data center

Facebook’s new data center in Newton County, Ga. will be supplied with 100% renewable energy, courtesy of contracts with two solar developers for three new solar projects.
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