Posts Tagged ‘Renewables’

Utility Ameren Builds Solar Power Plant - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Construction crews are getting close to finishing work on Ameren Missouri`s new solar power plant in O`Fallon, Missouri.
In what used to be a 20 acre beanfield, workers have been building the O`Fallon Renewable Energy Center, an almost six Megawatt power plant, consisting of 19,000 solar panels.
Construction is about 80 percent complete.
“We are moving away …Read More

Using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it has been revealed which countries are producing the most electricity from renewable resources.

But before you get to thinking China and the United States are pioneers in clean energy; remember that the chart above refers to total electricity generated from renewables, meaning on a global scale these …Read More

Renewable Electricity Continues to Rise - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Utility-scale renewable electricity generation grew by 23 percent between 2009 and 2012, led by wind and solar as renewables became a bigger part of the U.S. generation.
“Wind comprised the majority of the net generation increase supplied by renewables, adding 74%, or 66,717 GWh, of the increase, while solar saw tremendous percentage growth over the period,” …Read More

New Year Brings Texas Wind Power - Friday, January 3, 2014

On New Year’s Day, the network of transmission lines that comprise Texas’ “Competitive Renewable Energy Zone” (CREZ) became fully operational, bringing electricity from wind turbines in West Texas and the Panhandle to points east.
Many of the lines have been active (and have contributed to record-breaking percentages of Texas electricity coming from wind), but the January …Read More

Microsoft Invests in a Texas Wind Farm - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In a move that underlines the growing appeal of corporate investment in renewable energy, Microsoft announced that it will power one of its data centers with electricity from a Texas wind farm.
The software giant has agreed to buy all of the output from the 110 megawatt (MW) wind farm for 20 years. The project, to …Read More

Africa has tremendous potential to utilize renewable energy sources.  More than half of the continent’s billion residents live without access to power and now that has the potential to change.
The 48 sub-Saharan countries have a combined installed power capacity of only 68 gigawatts (GW), roughly equal to the capacity of Spain, whose population is less …Read More