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October 21 Green Energy News

Travel:

  • The Thumb of Michigan, where the wind is strongest and most consistent, offers a scenic drive that can be a jaw-dropping experience. It has 618 wind turbines already operating or scheduled to go into service by next year. [Livingston Daily]

World:

  • JinkoSolar, a global leader in the solar PV industry, has announced signing a strategic agreement with a local authority in Jiangsu Province, to develop 120 MW distributed PV power plant within 3 years. Once built, it will be the largest distributed PV power plant in China. [Your Renewable News]
  • London-based Albion Ventures is pumping £9.3m into a 2 MW hydropower scheme on the Allt A’Chonais in the Scottish Highlands. The project will be developed by Perth-based Green Highland Renewables, and is projected to produce an average 7 GWh of electricity per year. [reNews]
  • A 900 kW wind turbine is being installed at Gòb Sgùrabhal, on the Isle of Barra. The island now joins the group of islands with wholly community-owned wind turbines from Gigha in the south, through Tiree, South Uist, Lewis to the Orkney Isles. [Stornoway Gazette]
  • The largest producer of resins in the Americas, Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, has announced the launch of a new line of green low density polyethylene, completing its line-up of polyethylene made from renewable sources. [Packaging Europe]
  • Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola has signed a $116 million-turnkey agreement for the construction of a wind farm in Kenya. The wind farm will have a power capacity of 61 megawatts and will be located 40 kilometers northwest of Nairobi. [EcoSeed]

US:

  • Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Shedd Aquarium kicked off the institution’s clean-energy initiative, beginning installation of 913 PV panels on the aquarium’s marine mammal pavilion. Shedd’s Master Energy Roadmap aims to cut energy consumption in half by 2020. [AZoCleantech]
  • In Colorado, Fort Collins Utilities’ Solar Power Purchase Pilot Program, or SP3, will add approximately five megawatts of solar PV systems, quadrupling the amount of solar capacity in the community. [The Coloradoan]
  • Xcel Energy has received approval from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to add 750 MW from its four wind power projects including Courtenay wind farm, Odell wind farm, Pleasant Valley project and Border winds project on its Upper Midwest grid. [Energy Business Review]

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