Posts tagged: Power Purchase Agreement

Boulder Valley School District Shines in Solar-Powered Learning

Imagine a gymnasium filled with children eagerly raising their hands during a school-wide event celebrating new solar panels. That was the reality last month, with a giant room full of kids who were excited to answer the question, “How is electricity at your school produced?” We’re proud that in many of the schools in Boulder […]

Microsoft buys entire output of Illinois wind farm

Microsoft took another step toward its goal of becoming carbon neutral, announcing its second enormous purchase of wind energy. The company signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy 175 megawatts (MW) of wind energy — the entire output — of Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois. The wind farm is 60 miles from Chicago […]

Latin America’s Largest Solar Energy Plant In The Works

A new 30 MW solar photovoltaic power plant is currently being constructed in Mexico — in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Once completed, the plant will be Latin America’s largest photovoltaic solar power plant, providing enough electricity to power an estimated 160,000 households. The plant is being built by Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer […]

Opus Energy Research shows UK Businesses Warming to Renewable Energy

Guest Post Research by UK energy firm Opus Energy has shown that British businesses are more interested in generating renewable power than two years ago. It says 39 per cent of UK businesses are now interested in generating their own renewable energy. This is a considerable uptick since 2011, when just 32% said they would […]

IKEA Stoughton Going Green with Solar Energy

IKEA officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed atop its Stoughton store, which will produce approximately 695,000 kWh of clean electricity annually, the company said. May 10, 2013 IKEA officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed atop its Stoughton store, the company announced May 8. The 118,000-square-foot PV array consists of a 590.8-kW (DC) system, […]