ERCOT predicts that wind energy will play a major role in Texas’ future

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Wind energy is quickly gaining importance in Texas Wind energy will become an integral part of Texas’ future, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The organization operates the majority of the energy grid in the state and believes that wind power has become a reliable source of electricity capable of meeting the needs of consumers throughout Texas. ERCOT’s seasonal assessment shows that wind energy will be able to generate enough electricity to help meet projected peak demand, which is significant as temperatures rise and consumers rely more…

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Project Sunroof aims to help homeowners understand their solar energy potential

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Google’s new project could shed some light on residential solar energy Google has launched a new initiative called Project Sunroof that intends to determine the viability of rooftop solar energy systems throughout the United States. Project Sunroof has developed 3-D models of rooftops in every state. The models include local foliage, which could have an effect on the amount of sunlight that reaches solar panels. The initiative also takes into account local weather patterns in order to adequately estimate how much electricity rooftop solar energy systems can produce. Interest in…

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Amazon launches new solar energy initiative

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Amazon will be installing solar energy systems at fulfillment centers throughout the world Amazon has launched a new solar energy initiative that will involve installing photovoltaic systems on its fulfillment centers throughout the world. The company intends to invest heavily in solar energy in order to reduce its consumption of fossil-fuels and production of emissions. In the United States, Amazon will be installing solar panels on more than 15 fulfillment and sorting facilities by the end of this year. The company plans to expand these plans in order to affix…

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Solar energy capacity expected to skyrocket in Texas by 2020

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Solar projects are coming to Texas in droves The number of large-scale solar energy systems in Texas is expected to double over the next few years. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas believes that solar power is gaining ground throughout the state, especially as utilities feel greater pressure to embrace clean energy. According to the West Texas Energy Consortium, many organizations are aggressively looking for property on which to build new solar projects. This is expected to have a major impact on the state’s solar capacity and could establish Texas…

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Air Liquide commissions world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, underground

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New hydrogen storage facility will be located in Texas Air Liquide has commissioned the world’s largest hydrogen storage facility, which will be based in Beaumont, Texas. The new hydrogen storage facility will be located in an underground cavern and will compliment Air Liquide’s already considerable hydrogen supply line. The cavern is 1,500 meters below the surface and is 70 meters in diameter. According to Air Liquide, the cavern will be able to store enough hydrogen to power a backup, large-scale methane reformer for 30 days. Hydrogen continues to grow in…

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German developer to build a new wind energy system in Texas

E.ON is bringing a new project to Texas to further wind energy goals E.ON, a leading energy developer based in Germany, has announced that it will be coming to Texas to build a new wind farm. The company has seen major success with its efforts in Germany, where wind energy has been growing at a very rapid pace. Texas, however, represents one of the fastest growing wind markets in the world and is home to the largest, and most successful, wind markets in the United States. E.ON sees significant promise…

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Wind energy is beginning to take over Texas

Solar and wind continue to see strong growth throughout Texas Solar and wind energy are taking over in Texas. These two forms of clean power are beginning to outpace conventional forms of energy in terms of electricity production, which could have major implications for the future of the state. Texas is already home to the largest wind energy market in the United States, and solar power is growing quickly in the state. As one of the nation’s largest oil and natural gas producers, the rise of clean energy in Texas…

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New large-scale solar energy system is taking form in New Mexico

Xcel Energy to purchase electricity from new solar energy system NextEra Energy, a prominent energy developer, will be building a new, large-scale solar energy system in New Mexico. The project costs an estimated $260 million and will span some 1,400 acres near Roswell. Once completed, the solar farm will be operated by five full-time employees, with electricity that the solar farm generates being purchased by Xcel Energy. The solar power system is estimated to generate enough electricity to power approximately 40,000 average homes. Company continues to look for renewable energy…

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Austin recognized as a leader in the solar energy market

Federal agency highlights Austin as a leading example of solar excellence The United States Department of Energy has issued a federal award to Austin, Texas, for becoming a leader in the solar energy market. The city has successfully made solar power more accessible to consumers and businesses alike. The Department of Energy has named Austin a “SolSmart gold designation” due to its adoption of clean power and strong focus on solar, in particular. Austin is benefiting from the rapidly growing solar energy market in Texas. Solar energy in market continues…

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Amazon announces new wind energy project in Texas

Amazon will be launching a new wind energy system in West Texas Major online retailer Amazon has announced a new major renewable energy project in Texas. The project is focused on wind power and has been dubbed the Amazon Wind Farm Texas. Amazon is just one among many major companies that have begun to invest aggressively in wind energy and other forms of clean power. The company believes that renewable energy can help it become more environmentally friendly and reduce the amount of harmful emissions it produces each year. Wind…

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Solar energy market in the US to be driven forward by 10 states

10 states are leading the way in the adoption of solar power Solar energy is growing throughout the United States, but 10 states are leading the way in the growth of this sector of clean power. These states have been showing more support for this form of renewable energy in recent years, providing incentives for solar developers designed to ensure that their projects are successful. Currently, the entire country only derives 0.65% of its energy from solar power, but this is beginning to change thanks to the efforts of some…

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The Texas solar energy space is gaining momentum

Texas may become one of the largest solar power markets in the US Texas is home to the largest wind energy market in the United States, but it may also become a promising home for solar energy projects. The Texas solar energy space has been growing quickly in recent years, but has not managed to keep pace with wind power and some other forms of conventional energy. Now, solar developers in the state are petitioning for more support in order to ensure that the market experiences healthy growth in the…

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Wind energy reaches a new milestone in the United States

Organization shows that the wind sector has broken energy generation records The wind sector reached a new milestone in the United States last year, according to the American Wind Energy Association. The organization has released information that shows that the wind sector produced 4.7% of the country’s electricity in 2015. By comparison, coal produced 33% of the country’s electrical power, with natural gas falling only slightly behind. The wind sector has been growing quickly, benefiting from federal initiatives that have supported the development of various wind projects throughout the country….

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Texas is catching up with others in the solar energy race

Texas is making headway with solar power installations Solar power is expanding in Texas and the state may no longer be lagging behind the rest of the country when it comes to total installed solar capacity. Texas has long fallen behind in this regard, having shown relatively limited support for this form of renewable energy in the past, but the state is beginning to invest more heavily into the solar sector. This has to do with the state’s plans to become more environmentally friendly by cutting down on emissions and…

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Texas may see a solar energy boom this year

TXU Energy announces new plan that provides solar energy to consumers Solar energy may see a boom in growth in Texas in the near future. TXU Energy, the state’s largest energy utility, has announced that it is offering those interested in clean power the opportunity to take advantage of its 100% solar energy plan. The plan comes as a three-year contact, through which consumers will be paying 12.9 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity they use. The utility believes that this new plan is an adequate alternative to investing in traditional…

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New wind energy system is taking form in Texas

Pattern Energy to develop Logan’s Gap Wind Farm with support from Walmart The Pattern Energy Group has launched a new wind energy project in Texas. The Logan’s Gap Wind Farm is being supported by a contract by Walmart, which has become a major supporter of renewable energy throughout the United States. Pattern Energy is one of the most active companies in the wind energy of Texas and the state has become the leading power in wind energy generation. Texas has a significant amount of wind potential and has begun tapping…

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