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Midwest solar-energy company acquiring First Wind
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A Boston-based wind power company that owns and operates several wind farms in Maine is being purchased by solar energy company SunEdison and its publicly traded subsidiary, TerraForm Power, in a deal estimated to be worth up to $2.4 billion.

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Welcome ruling on solar power
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While I personally have nothing to do with its construction, the array will bring the community 3 million kilowatt-hours of clean solar power every year. The owners of the array will pay Rutland Town $10,000 a year in municipal taxes for the next 25 years.

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Solarize Tompkins finds success in solar power, shifting focus to alternative …
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Hundreds of central New Yorkers have jumped on the solar power bandwagon. Now Solarize Tompkins, the most successful program getting property owners to go solar, is looking ahead to other alternative energy sources for homeowners looking to break …

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Why living off the grid will be easier in 25 years
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Distributed generation systems make their power at the point of consumption, and usually include using multiple energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal. Creating the energy on-site cuts costs and inefficiencies related to transmission and …

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Good News for Mother Earth: Solar, Wind Power Becoming Cheaper Than Fossil …
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According to a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, the cost of utility-scale solar energy is as low as 5.6 cents a kilowatt-hour, and wind is as low as 1.4 cents. In comparison, natural gas comes at 6.1 cents a kilowatt-hour on the low end and …

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Utility, residents try community solar projects
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SPOKANE — Solar energy intrigued Landy Comstock, but he wasn't ready to fork out $30,000 to install solar panels on the roof of his home in Valleyford. Instead, he bought into a community solar project sponsored by his utility, Inland Power and Light Co.

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Wind-turbine Placement Produces Tenfold Power Increase …
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PASADENA, Calif.—The power output of wind farms can be increased by an order of magnitude—at least tenfold—simply by optimizing the placement of turbines on a given plot of land, say researchers at the California …

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Solar and wind energy prices lower – CNBC.com
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For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. That day appears to be dawning. The cost of providing …

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