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Joanna Schroeder

  • Solar Inc. has announced the sale of the 10 MW AC Glenarm solar power plant (“Glenarm”) to an affiliate of DIF Infrastructure III. This solar power plant is valued at over C $60 million (US $49million) and utilizes Canadian Solar’s CS6X photovoltaic (PV) modules. The Glenarm plant will sell electricity pursuant to a 20-year Ontario Power Authority feed-in-tariff contract. The project reached commercial operation in November 2014.
  • Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has announced the release of two in-depth case studies that reflect the innovation of the adidas Group and the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA)—both of which employed EDF Climate Corps fellows to cut costs while reducing their energy use and carbon footprints. Conveyor Belt to Energy Savings is about the adidas Group’s efficiency strategy for material handling equipment and Public Housing: Let Your Roof Make it Rainabout DHA’s is about the company’s solar Power Purchase Agreement.
  • First Reserve has announced an agreement to acquire the Kingfisher Wind power project from Apex Clean Energy. Kingfisher Wind is a 298 MW wind power generation project located in Canadian and Kingfisher Counties in Oklahoma, scheduled to be completed in 2015.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • A partnership between Duke Energy, the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps will lead to a 13-megawatt (AC) solar facility being built at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, N.C. The facility will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Progress (DEP) and is expected online in 2015. Covering 80 acres, the 13-MW solar facility (or 17 MW DC) will connect to the electric grid at a DEP-owned substation on military property. The power will be available to DEP customers.
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