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December 1 Green Energy News

World:

  • The UK ground-mount solar PV pipeline now exceeds 4 GW, having grown significantly over the past 12 months. Over 480 ground-mount projects above 250 kW in size are making their way through the pipeline. [CleanTechnica]
  • Jordan Wind Project Company has signed the financing agreement to begin construction of the Middle East’s first utility-scale wind-power project. The 117 MW Tafila Wind Farm will increase Jordan’s power capacity by 3%. [Oman Daily Observer]
  • Solar PVs are on the rise. Currently, the whole world has installed 130 GW of PVs, a huge increase over the 1.4 GW in the year 2000. But it’s Europe that has really embraced PVs, since they account for 80 GW of that power. [Hydrogen Fuel News]
  • The International Energy Agency now sees wind power supplying as much as 18% of global demand by 2050, much more than the 12% by 2050 share forecast in its previous edition of the “Technology Roadmap: Wind Energy,” published in 2009. [POWER magazine]

US:

  • The US DOE is providing $7 million for nine tribal clean energy projects to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes save their communities money, enhance their energy security, and create new business opportunities. [SmartMeters]
  • One of the world’s most advanced wind energy testing facilities has opened South Carolina as part of Clemson University’s Restoration Institute. The facility is designed to test and validate new turbines, particularly for offshore wind. [SmartMeters]
  • Duke Energy Carolinas has filed a new experimental renewable energy program with the NC Utilities Commission. The Green Source Rider would give energy-intensive customers the option of getting their some or all of their energy from renewables. [SmartMeters]
  • An Asheville, North Carolina solar farm company is breaking all records in their state with twelve projects scheduled in 2014 that total over 800 MW of added solar pv power to the grid. [DigitalJournal.com]

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