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Barcelona, Spain — Set to install an impressive 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity within a six-year period through 2018, Central America is attracting attention from PV developers from around the world, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This year, total PV capacity for the six countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama is forecast to reach 22 megawatts (MW), up from 6 MW last year. A gigantic leap is then expected to take place in 2015 when PV capacity bounds up to 243 MW, as shown in the attached figure. But [...]
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Power-producing potential to be precisely evaluated at sea sites SEQUIM, Wash. – Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys — each worth $1.3 million — are being commissioned by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state's Sequim Bay. Starting in November, they will be deployed for up to a year at two offshore wind demonstration projects: one near Coos Bay, Oregon, and another near Virginia Beach, Virginia. “We know offshore winds are [...]
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A study was commissioned earlier this year by WCCTA and 12 other organizations to estimate the impact of the attraction of additional companies to the eight-county economic area as well as to estimate the construction and operations related to bioenergy industry development at the Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation agricultural park outside of Fort Dodge, IA. The eight-county region includes Iowa counties Boone, Calhoun, Green, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster and Wright. Fort Dodge, IA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The study was recently commissioned by WCCTA and 12 other organizations to estimate the impact of the attraction of additional companies to the eight-county [...]
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