Facebook to draw on wind energy for data center in Nebraska

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New wind farm will provide Facebook with electricity Development of a new wind energy system in Nebraska has begun. This new wind farm will provide electricity to Facebook data centers located in the Omaha area. Survey work is currently being conducted on the site. Major construction work is expected to begin after the winter seasons. The project is valued at approximately $430 million. The wind farm is expected to begin generating electrical power in the fourth quarter of 2018. Wind farm will have a capacity of 320 MW The new…

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Nebraska surpasses 1 GW of wind energy capacity

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State has reached a new milestone with wind energy Nebraska has reached a new wind energy milestone, surpassing 1 gigawatt of installed capacity. According to the American Wind Energy Association, Nebraska is the 18th state to reach the 1 gigawatt mark in terms of wind capacity. A recent report from the organization shows that the state receives approximately 10% of its electricity from wind energy. Moreover, Nebraska generated more wind power than any other state last year. Nebraska now has a wind capacity of 1,300 MW The state currently has…

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Nebraska solar energy sector set to quintuple in capacity this year

State’s first commercial solar project is taking form in Lincoln Solar power is beginning to establish a foothold in Nebraska. The state has shown interest in clean energy for some time, but the expansion of renewable power systems has been relatively slow when compared to what is being seen in other states. Now, however, Nebraska’s solar capacity is expected to quintuple this year, with the state’s first commercial solar energy system expected to come online later next month. New energy system will expand state’s solar capacity by a significant margin…

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Greenhouse powered by geothermal energy produces fresh fruit year-round in Nebraska

A Nebraskan entrepreneur has designed a greenhouse that runs all year long using geothermal power. Russ Finch, an entrepreneur, engineer and retired mailman who lives in Nebraska, has designed and developed a greenhouse that is powered by geothermal energy and can operate 12 months out of the year on Nebraska’s Northern High Plains. Finch’s greenhouse is unique, not only because it runs on renewable power and can grow citrus fruit (and other produce) year-round but, because the U.S. state is known for its bad weather, which has resulted in a…

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Rebate program aims to support clean vehicles in Nebraska

Nebraska Energy Office launches new rebate program for clean vehicles Nebraska has launched a new rebate program that aims to support the adoption of clean vehicles. Called the Clean-Burning Motor Fuel Development Debate Program, the state hopes that it will encourage more consumers to purchase vehicles that produce no harmful emissions, or those that produce limited emissions. The program is funded through state law and is managed by the Nebraska Energy Office, which believes that clean transportation holds a significant deal of promise. Program will provide support for conversion kits…

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Hydrogen fuel cell system adopted by First National Bank of Omaha

ClearEdge Power delivers fuel cell system to First National Bank of Omaha ClearEdge Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that First National Bank of Omaha has acquired one of its PureCell Model 400 systems. This large fuel cell system will be used at the First National Technology Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and will provide the electrical power that this data center needs to operate. This particular data center has been deriving electrical power from fuel cells since 1999 and is widely considered to be the first…

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