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Burlington Electric Department, First Wind Reach Agreement to Sell Power Generated by Hancock Wind Project

First Wind reached an agreement with Burlington Electric Department (BED) to sell the utility power generated from the planned Hancock Wind project near Ellsworth, Maine.

Duke Energy to Build Three Solar Projects in Eastern North Carolina

Duke Energy Renewables began construction on three utility-scale solar power projects totaling 30 MW in Eastern North Carolina. The 20-MW Dogwood Solar Power Project is located in Halifax County, near Scotland Neck. The company is also building two 5-MW projects, one in Bertie County near Windsor, named Windsor Cooper Hill Solar. The other, Bethel Price Solar, is in Pitt County, near Bethel. Power from these projects will be sold through long-term, fixed price contracts.

IKEA to Acquire 46 MW Wind Power Farm in Canada

Mainstream Renewable Power has closed a deal to sell its 46-MW Oldman 2 Wind Farm, located in Alberta Canada, to IKEA. Mainstream has commenced construction of the project at a cost of approximately CAD$90m and it is expected to be operational in the autumn of 2014 at which point IKEA will purchase the plant. As part of the deal Mainstream will continue to operate and maintain the wind farm on behalf of IKEA for its lifespan.

Washington Gas Energy Systems Signs Contract to Build Solar Array for Tuscon Electric Power

Washington Gas Energy Systems signed a contract with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to build, own and operate a one-MW Cogenra Solar array that will provide renewable energy to the utility in Tucson, Arizona. The installation, awarded through a previous TEP RFP process, will consist of ground-mounted Cogenra T14 systems and will be constructed at Solar Zone within the University of Arizona’s Science & Technology Park (UA Tech Park).

Siemens Awarded Major Order for Two Wind Power Plants in the German North Sea

Siemens received an order for two German offshore wind power plants to supply 97 wind turbines, each with a rating of six MW and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, to the Danish energy provider DONG Energy. The Gode Wind 1 (252 MW) and Gode Wind 2 (330 MW) wind power plants will be erected off the North Sea island of Juist. This will mark the first time that Siemens will be supplying its new six-MW wind turbines for offshore in Germany. Siemens will also service the wind turbines for a period of five years.

Allete Clean Energy to Purchase Wind Energy Facilities in Three US states

ALLETE Clean Energy signed an acquisition agreement to purchase wind farms in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon from The AES Corporation in early 2014 and has also signed an option agreement to acquire a fourth wind energy facility in Pennsylvania in mid-2015. Under the acquisition agreement, ALLETE Clean Energy would acquire AES’ position in operating wind energy projects in Lake Benton, Minn., Storm Lake, Ia., and Condon, Ore. with a total output of 231 MW for $27 million.

Southern Power and Partner Turner Renewable Energy to Acquire California Solar Plant

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power acquired the company's second solar PV installation in California – the 20-MW Adobe Solar Facility – in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy. The Southern Power-Turner Renewable Energy partnership's sixth solar project acquisition is expected to close upon the successful completion of construction, which is anticipated in spring 2014. The Adobe Solar Facility will be built, operated and maintained by SunEdison.

SunEdison Obtains Funding for 60-MW Boshof Solar Park in South Africa

SunEdison, through its South African affiliate, (collectively SunEdison) secured US$185 million (R1.8 billion) in foreign debt funding from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Dynamic Energy and DiCarlo Distributors Complete Construction on New York Solar Project

Dynamic Energy Solutions began construction on a 904.2kW solar project for DiCarlo Distributors (DiCarlo) in Holtsville, New York. The solar project will be one of the largest roof-mounted solar arrays in Long Island and will participate in the LIPA Clean Solar Initiative Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. Dynamic Energy will provide full turnkey services, including engineering, procurement and construction.

EEPCo Approves 300 MW Solar Project in partnership with two U.S. Firms

Global Trade & Development Consulting Group together with its project development partner, Energy Ventures, both Maryland-based companies, have been awarded the contract by the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Energy and the board of directors of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) to build, operate, and transfer three, 100 MW solar sites, in the eastern region of Ethiopia.

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