New offshore wind energy system to be developed off the coast of Long Island

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Statoil is bringing a new offshore wind energy project to the US A new wind farm is taking form off the coast of Long Island. The new wind farm is being developed by Statoil, a Norwegian company that specializes in the development of wind power. The new project is called Empire Wind and it represents the latest offshore wind energy project to come to the United States. Statoil successfully bid on some 79,000 acres of ocean where the new wind farm will take form. The company reportedly bid $42.5 million…

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Long Island seeks to derive energy from fuel cells

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New project to leverage the power of hydrogen fuel cells Long Island will soon be host to the largest array of fuel cell generators in the United States. FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, is currently developing the energy systems needed for a new project. The project aims to provide the Long Island Power Authority with clean electricity through the use of fuel cell systems. This electricity will not be tied to the production of harmful emissions and the project represents the largest use of fuel cells in…

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Plug Power to demonstrate hydrogen fuel cells in New York

New project to focus on viability of hydrogen fuel cells Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This funding will enable the company to demonstrate the capabilities of its hydrogen fuel cells and how these energy systems can be used to power transport refrigeration units and similar vehicles. These vehicles are widely used throughout the U.S. and are responsible for transporting perishable goods, but most rely on diesel for fuel. GenDrive…

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SolarCity to expand throughout New York

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SolarCity announces plans for expansion SolarCity, one of the largest providers of solar energy in the U.S. has announced that it will be expanding its operations in the state of New York. The company has opened new facilities in Long Island and Westchester County with plans to expand to Albany early next year. SolarCity notes that the move is largely due to the state’s policies concerning solar energy. These policies have made it possible for solar installations throughout the state to take root more easily. NY-Sun initiative drives popularity behind…

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Hybrid energy system in New York reaches milestone

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Alternative energy system combining hydrogen and wind draws acclaim In December of last year, a new hybrid energy system combining wind energy and hydrogen fuel cells took root in New York. The system was lauded as being an innovative way to meet the energy needs of the state and help it move away from fossil-fuels. The system won support from the New York government after it was shown to be capable of generating large amounts of electricity. The Department of Conservation and Waterways for the town of Hempstead, New York,…

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Alternative energy projects in Hempstead, New York, may serve as an example for other coastal communities

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A new alternative energy project in the town of Hempstead, New York, may soon become an example of how renewable fuel can be produced in coastal cities. Hempstead has been awarded a $4.6 million grant from the Department of Energy to create a hybrid energy system consisting of wind power and hydrogen fuel. The electricity generated by off-shore wind turbines will be funneled to a hydrogen fuel station where it will be used to power fuel cells and generate hydrogen. An amount of the energy generated by these fuel cells…

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