Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals
eSolar Energy News - Nov 14
El Paso Electric and Element Power today announced the execution of a power purchase agreement for the total output from Element Power’s Macho Springs Solar Project, a 50-MWAC solar photovoltaic power plant located near Deming, New Mexico, on land leased from the New Mexico State Land Office.
Recharge News - Nov 13
Siemens and developer Pattern Energy have finalized a contract for turbine supply and related services for the 265MW Ocotillo Wind power project in southern California, with most turbine components to be manufactured in the US.
Digi TImes Solar News - Nov 15
GCL Solar Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of China-based solar firm GCL-Poly, has announced the completion of sales of two solar projects totaling approximately 48MW DC with an undisclosed buyer for a total consideration of approximately US$50.5 million.
ReNew Grid News - Nov 12
8minutenergy Renewables LLC, a California-based solar developer, has announced that it has completed all requirements to begin construction on the 266 MW Mount Signal solar farm in Imperial County, California. The final hurdle to construction - finalizing $636 million in project financing - was recently closed by 8minutenergy's joint development partner, AES Solar. San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) will buy the project's energy output under a 25-year power purchase agreement, and Mount Signal will connect with SDG&E’s Imperial Valley substation.
Solar Server News - Nov 11
Hayworth-Fabian LLC, the City of Oakley and the Oakley Chamber of Commerce have broken ground on a 1.68 MW solar photovoltaic power plant located in Oakley, California. The PV facility will use S-Energy's 295 W solar modules to provide shaded parking for the RVs and boats at the executive RV & boat storage facility in Oakley.
Recharge News - Nov 9
A unit of Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings has completed acquisition of the 168MW Alta Wind VII and 132MW Alta Wind IX projects in California from a subsidiary of developer Terra-Gen Power. Financial terms were not made public. Both projects are located near Tehachapi, about 35 miles (56km) east-southeast of Bakersfield.
Think Geo Energy News - Nov 14
U.S. Geothermal Inc. – in its update last week on its 100% owned San Emidio Project near Reno, Nevada – reports that “the new power plant output rating has now been increased from 8.6 to 9.0 net annual average megawatts based upon results of final capacity testing. Since achieving commercial operation in May 2012, the plant has been producing and the project has been selling electrical power.
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