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September 12 -- Juhl Wind, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL), the Leader in Community Wind Power is pleased to announce today that they are partnering with the Minnesota Vikings professional football team to provide renewable energy credits ("RECs"), generated by one of their operating wind energy facilities, to offset the electricity used at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for all Vikings' home games during the 2012-2013 season.  >>View Article

September 14 -- Walmart launched an expansion of its solar initiative in Arizona at its Buckeye distribution center near Phoenix. The distribution center will feature Walmart's largest solar installation to date with over 14,000 solar panels on a 1,000,000 sq. feet building and parking canopies that will produce up to 30 percent of the center's energy needs. >>View Article

August 16 -- First Solar’s utility-scale PV solar projects are providing good jobs for U.S. Armed Forces veterans returning from combat overseas. Case in point: the 550 megawatt Topaz Solar Farms project in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., which First Solar is constructing for MidAmerican Solar. Topaz Construction Manager Raymond Christian, a former U.S. Marine, has a number of veterans on his crew who returned from tours in Iraq to a challenging job market at home. >>View Article

August 21 -- 3TIER®, a global leader in renewable energy risk analysis, today announced that it was selected through a competitive solicitation process by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to update the U.S. wind integration dataset. >>View Article

August 23 -- Recent campaign stops by Mitt Romney and President Obama could not provide a more stark contrast of energy policies. Romney promises coal miners that he’s in favor of energy from “below the ground”, albeit preferring domestic sources of all fossil fuels. >>View Article

August 23 -- Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has been named one of America’s fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine. Ranked number 985, Borrego Solar grew at a rate of 322 percent over the past three years. Borrego Solar also ranked 18 amongst San Diego-based businesses and 35 amongst energy companies. >>View Article

August 27 -- By the time students return to Cape Cod Community College in September, they could be working under lights powered by the sun. A large solar farm, several smaller photovoltaic arrays and an innovative wind energy project installed over the past five months on the college's West Barnstable campus are expected to save more than $100,000 a year in electricity costs, according to college officials. >>View Article

August 31 -- Shoals Technologies Group is not the only former automotive parts manufacturer that has reinvented itself as a solar supplier, but few have become as successful as Shoals in their adopted industry. >>View Article

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 11:17

Michigan City Embraces Renewable Energy

September 6 -- To encourage green living, Wyandotte, like other cities, created a community garden. But this Michigan city’s project supplies solar energy instead of vegetables.The 49-kilowatt solar garden is just one way the city can generate 30 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. >>View Article

September 5 -- U.S. energy giant Direct Energy is testing the consumer market for alternative energy in Texas, with the launch of a new 100 percent Texas wind powerbrand that it’s calling New Leaf Energy. The new venture will provide customers in Greater Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Corpus Christi and other areas with the option to get their electricity from certified renewable sources. >>View Article

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