By Tina Casey, CleanTechnica
According to Ørsted, the new wind farm will pump $3 million per year into the property tax profile of Wayne County, much of which will go to school districts. The new wind farm will also help make the state more attractive to big corporations, which are hungry to rack up sustainable business points with renewable energy. They’ll have to get in line. J.M. Smucker Company, Vail Resorts, and Avery Dennison (the packaging people) have already staked their claim to output from Plum Creek through long term power purchase agreements. Read more here.
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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Ørsted to launch Nebraska wind farm by 2020, CSO Magazine – The Global CSR & Sustainability Platform
- WEC Energy Group spending $338 million on Nebraska wind farm, Biz Times – Milwaukee Business News. A Fortune 100 company has 100% offtake agreement for project.
- Editorial: OPPD is right to undertake thorough study of future power generation options, Omaha World-Herald
- Vote Solar offers SMART improvements, PV Magazine
Amidst the looming presence of new changes to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, Vote Solar has analyzed the history of Massachusetts solar market and policy, offering tips to help the state recover from volatility and place itself once again as a national solar leader.
- Connecticut governor calls for 100% carbon-free power by 2040, Utility Dive
- 4 Inspiring Solar Stories From Across the U.S., Vote Solar
- Utilities advance virtual power plant projects, American Public Power Association
- Residential solar plus storage is taking over Hawaii’s grid, PV Magazine
Sunrun’s solar+storage Brightbox systems – 1,000 of them totalling 4.3 MW of capacity – are included in a contract for grid services submitted to Hawaii regulators. Learn more about Sunrun’s Brightbox Battery Storage System here.
- Sunrun Lands Another Big Virtual Power Plant Deal, This Time in Hawaii, Greentech Media
Aggregated residential solar-storage systems will be used to help meet Hawaii’s unique grid challenges.
- Penn State, Lightsource BP break ground on largest solar project in Pennsylvania, Penn State News. Project will provide 25% of University’s statewide electricity over 25 years while maximizing the impacts of sustainable solar farming and providing a living laboratory for students.
- Intel, Adobe, IBM and others on the lifecycle of corporate sustainability goal-setting, GreenBiz
- State Fair awarded wind energy credits, Wellington Daily News
A Decade of Investments Into EV Infrastructure: Where’d the Money Go?, Greentech Media
Electric vehicle infrastructure companies have come a long way in the last decade, but they’re still just a small slice of the grid edge investment pie. That’s the upshot of a new study from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables that tracks all known investments in companies building out the charging infrastructure and controls to enable a society-wide shift to electric transportation. EV deployment itself has a robust growth story to tell.
- Solar Energy: ‘Astonishing’ Rise Over Last 10 Years Reveals a Bright Future, Inverse
Solar energy added more capacity worldwide than any other form of power over the past 10 years, a report released Thursday reveals. The “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019,” commissioned by the United Nations Environment’s economy division, paints a bright picture for the future of renewables. It reveals that, between 2010 and 2019, the world poured $2.6 trillion into clean energy and boosted capacity from 414 gigawatts to 1,650 gigawatts.
- Solar Energy Execs Say They’re Dodging the Effects of Trump’s Trade War Tariffs, Fortune
- Wind Developers Ordered More Turbines in Q2 Than Ever Before, Greentech Media