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Published on November 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan


10 More Cleantech Project Stories

November 21st, 2011 by  

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More cleantech project news:

  1. Gamesa announced at the end of last week that “enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has executed a purchase agreement to acquire the Chestnut Flats Wind Farm in Pennsylvania.” Chestnut Flats includes 18 G90-2.0 MW and one G87-2.0 MW Gamesa wind turbines.
  2. First Wind announced last week that “it has reached agreement with Vestas to purchase 77 V100-1.8 MW turbines to be deployed at projects under development in Maine and in construction in Washington.”
  3. Vestas announced last week that it had “received an order for delivery of a total capacity of 42 MW for the Zarzuela wind project to be installed in Burgos, in the north of Spain.”
  4. Trinity Solar recently installed its 3,000th solar electric system, a pretty tremendous milestone.
  5. China announced this month that it was shelving a $500-million U.S. solar power plant because of the SolarWorld petition claiming that it’s dumping solar power in the U.S.
  6. Light rail projects in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill “Research Triangle” region and in Cincinnati moved forward this month through voter support.
  7. IKEA announced last week that it “officially plugged-in four Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its Carson, California store as part of its partnership with ECOtality.”
  8. The number of countries running high-speed trains is expected to nearly double in the next few years. “By 2014, high-speed trains will be operating in nearly 24 countries, including China, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United States, up from only 14 countries today.”
  9. The 99-MW Greenwich Wind Energy Project on the northern shore of Lake Superior, in Ontario, has now been completed. The project is jointly owned by Enbridge and RES Canada.
  10. 104-MW Brazilian wind farm with 52 wind turbines is providing power to Brazil ahead of schedule. The wind farm was developed by… a Brazilian oil company, Petrobas.

Taiwan High-Speed Train via dhchen 

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