By Tina Casey, CleanTechnica
Natural gas has been the fuel of choice to replace the aging fleet of coal power plants in the US, but lately renewables have been flexing their muscles, too. In the latest development, the energy company Ameren is counting on the acquisition of a new 400-megawatt wind farm in Missouri to help fill the void left by a slew of upcoming coal power plant retirements.
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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING & LISTENING
- The Public Pulse: Support wind and solar power, Omaha World-Herald
- MPR Climate Cast: Minnesota’s renewable energy revolution
- Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions, Renewable Energy World
- How Solar Power Works. How Much Solar Panels Cost, CleanTechnica
- Tesla’s Massive Virtual Power Plant in South Australia Roars Back to Life, EcoWatch
The virtual power plant involves installing a 5-kilowatt solar system and a Powerwall 2 battery on roughly 50,000 low-income and social housing units across the state over the next four years. The setup would be installed at no charge to the households and financed through the sale of electricity. Participants would save an estimated 30 percent on their power bills.
- 10 massive corporations going big on solar power, CNBC
- Corporate Renewables Sourcing Is Now A ‘Mainstream Pillar Of Business Strategy’,
North American Windpower
- 2nd Terawatt Workshop Sees Central Role for Solar in Transforming the World Energy Economy, Sun and Wind Energy
- Nissan Joins Tesla and Daimler as the Latest Entry in Energy Storage Business, Future Car
- Groundbreaking Study Shows Limiting Warming to 1.5 Degrees Is Good for the Economy, Too, EcoWatch