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Solar Energy Facility Breaks Ground

December 6 -- About 1 million solar panels will soon dot some 1,600 acres near Mount Signal.  Scheduled to reach commercial operation in the fall of 2014, the $700 million Centinela Solar Energy project is expected to generate 170 megawatts and supply San Diego Gas & Electric with enough electricity to power 1 million average households for one year. >>View Article

National Grid Funnels $40 Million Toward Transmission Lines For Wind Energy

November 5 -- U.K.-based power and transmission firm National Grid NGG +0.90% UK:NG +0.43% has set plans to invest $40 million in Clean Line Energy Partners, the Houston-based start-up proposing to build long, direct-current high power lines to move electricity from big wind farms in the central part of the U.S. to the country’s power-hungry population centers. >>View Article

Oregon Communities Light Up Holidays With Renewable Energy‏

December 5 -- You have the glowing snowflakes in Grants Pass, the shimmering ice skating rink in downtown Redmond and the bustle of nighttime shopping on Broadway in Seaside. These and 11 other festive community holiday lighting displays celebrate the season while illuminating the importance of renewable energy. >>View Article

Solar Generators Power Sandy-Stricken Areas

December 4 -- A non-profit clean energy group, Solar One, has been deploying solar generators to areas most affected by Hurricane Sandy. The group currently has several generators running in the Rockaways, and made a recent delivery to Midland Beach on Staten Island.  >>View Article

MetLife, GE Team Up To Provide $247 Million To Kansas Wind Farm

December 4 -- MetLife and an arm of General Electric that finances energy projects have teamed up for the second time this year as investors in a major wind farm in the Great Plains.  This time, GE Energy Financial Services and MetLife Inc. joined Union Bank to invest $247 million in a wind farm near Wichita, Kansas. >>View Article


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