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Photovoltaic-thermal district heating networks are feasible

PV Magazine Summary A consortium of scientists and companies led by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has demonstrated the technical and economical feasibility of solar-powered heating of buildings in a given neighborhood, without the need for an external heat source. ...


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MSU signs contract with NextEra Energy for 20 MW solar array

The State News Summary Taking a step forward in sustainability, Michigan State signed a contract to establish a 110-acre, 20-megawatt solar panel array on south campus along Hagadorn Road, between Bennett Road and Jolly Road. The contract, signed with NextEra Energy, allows for the...


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Denver University Reduces Carbon Footprint with Solar Panel Project

University of Denver Summary Colorado’s famed 300 days of sunshine are pulling double duty at the University of Denver. In addition to providing a bright background for studying and play, the sun’s rays will energize campus in a new way. That’s thanks to a new solar panel project,...


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Balkans’ largest solar thermal system for sanitary hot water is located in Pančevo

Balkan Green Energy News Summary The Serbian city of Pančevo is home to the Balkan region’s largest solar thermal system for the preparation of sanitary hot water by using solar energy. The system, operated by public heating utility JKP Grejanje, has demonstrated that the use of solar energy...


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Ameresco solar array turns California landfill into powerplant

Solar Power World Summary Ameresco announced the completion of a 5.3-MW dc ground-mount solar energy system at San Joaquin County’s Foothill Landfill during During San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor’s meeting Tuesday. This is Ameresco’s second renewable energy project with the...


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Savosolar signs a contract with Eko Ekon for sales and delivery of large scale solar heating plants in Poland

Intrado Summary Savosolar Plc has signed an agreement with a Polish company Eko Ekon regarding the sales, marketing and delivery of large scale solar heating solutions in Poland. Based in Olecko, Poland, Eko Ekon will focus on sales and partner management for deliveries in the Polish market....


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Duke Energy Renewables taps Goldman Sachs for $109.4M investment in commercial solar, storage projects

Charlotte Business Journal Summary Duke Energy Renewables has closed a $109.4 million investment from Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Energy Investing Group for commercial and industrial solar projects. The money will be used over 18 months to build about 75 megawatts worth of solar projects...


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Savosolar inks contract to deliver solar thermal system won in French tender

Renewables Now Summary Finland’s Savosolar Oyj has finalised the agreement with French energy group NewHeat SAS for the turn-key delivery of a solar thermal field for district heating in Narbonne, France. The solar thermal systems builder secured the contract in a tender in which it was...


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Absolicon gets grant for solar thermal demo plant in Sweden

Renewables Now Summary The Swedish Energy Agency has made a EUR-800,000 (USD 877,000) grant to Absolicon Solar Collector AB for what the latter says will be Europe’s largest solar thermal field for district heating with small concentrated parabolic troughs. The project in question will be...


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Transformative solar power agreement will help Emory reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Emory News Center Summary Emory University will install more than 15,000 solar panels across 16 buildings on its Druid Hills campus, which will generate approximately 10 percent of Emory’s peak energy requirements and reduce Emory’s greenhouse gas emissions by about 4,300 metric tons. Emory...