By John Weaver, PV Magazine USA
The most important picture, below, of the entire site is the landfill gas vent – rerouted because this solar power plant is built atop the collected refuse of humanity. Much ado was made of the “barren land” made use of by the solar project – especially noted, by every single politician, how the town was now making money from a site that was costing North Providence money. The win-win-win cliche was definitely in the air.
Read the entire article and view more photos here.
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Corporate Renewable Energy Deals Smash Records in 2018, Greentech Media
According to the latest figures from Business Renewables Center, a membership program at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), corporate buyers in the U.S. have purchased a total of 4.81 gigawatts of renewable energy so far this year — and the figure is expected to top 5 gigawatts by December. The total number of commercial and industrial renewable energy deals will be even higher, as RMI’s numbers refer only to contracts for large, off-site renewable energy projects.
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Minnesota Public Radio
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- Concern about costs, push for more renewables fuels utility’s possible exit from Tri-State, Denver Post. A western Colorado utility has voted to change its articles of incorporation in a move board members believe should provide the means to buy out its contract with Tri-State, an energy supplier under fire for what critics say is too much dependence on fossil fuels.
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- Related: The Rocky Mountain Institute released a report in September arguing that Tri-State could save more than $600 million through 2030 if it upped its use of renewable energy.
- Black Hills Energy launches two solar projects in southeastern Colorado, Denver Post
Company says it’s on pace to meet state’s renewable energy standard by 2020. Black Hills Energy serves 1.25 million customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. It is part of Black Hills Corp., based in Rapid City, S.D.
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Dunkin’ Donuts tiny house runs on coffee power, CBS News
More than mere mortals run on Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Case in point is a transportable tiny home that’s powered by a biofuel blend using 80 percent coffee oil extracted from spent Dunkin’ coffee grounds.