Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

Seattle Startup LevelTen Raises $6.8 Million To Ease Renewable Energy Purchasing

The Seattle startup LevelTen Energy has raised $6.8 million from investors for a dynamic two-sided marketplace that helps corporations purchase clean power, GeekWire reported. The platform could make it easier for smaller corporations to buy solar, wind, and other kinds of renewable energy. LevelTen Energy, … Read more…

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft Inks a Deal for Wind Power from GE in Ireland

Microsoft signed a 15-year PPA today for 100% of the electricity from GE’s new 37-megawatt wind farm in Ireland. The computing giant expects the deal to help support an expansion of its cloud computing services offerings in the country. GE’s new wind farm will be … Read more…

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Apple Plans 100% Renewable Energy Data Center in Iowa

Rendering of the data center planned for Waukee, Iowa. Credit: Apple A stretch of farmland about 20 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa, will be the site of a new Apple data center powered entirely by renewable energy, the tech giant announced on Thursday. The … Read more…

DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

Wind power in the country took off in 2016, according to the new annual Wind Technologies Market Report prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and published by the US Department of Energy this month. The US added 8,203 megawatts of wind power last year … Read more…

World’s Largest Companies Push Record Growth in Renewable Energy

World’s Largest Companies Push Record Growth in Renewable Energy

The largest companies in the world are jumping into renewable energy big-time this year, and the proliferation of ambitious commitments all boil down to economics. As the Motley Fool just pointed out, “the dollars and cents make renewable energy a no-brainer.” The Guardian reported this … Read more…

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

If the UK wants to control energy prices for businesses, then the government should start encouraging onshore wind farm construction, a recent study commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables concluded. Engineering consulting firm Arup discovered that wind technology has dropped so much in cost that developers could … Read more…

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Winery Solar System to Offset 95% of Utility Bill, Show Positive ROI in 7 Years

Monticello Vineyards in Napa, CA, has installed a solar system expected to offset 95% of their utility bill and saving the company thousands each month in electricity costs. The solar PV system, provided and installed by SolarCraft, includes 540 SunPower 327-watt solar panels which will … Read more…

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