GE to Provide 264 Wind Turbines for Boston-based Wind Energy Company

September 12, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
GE to Provide 264 Wind Turbines for Boston-based Wind Energy Company First Wind, a Boston-based independent wind energy company, has awarded an eight-year comprehensive service agreement to GE (NYSE: GE) as the service provider for its entire fleet of 264 wind turbines at its eight sites across the United States. The agreement expands upon existing contracts with First Wind, and is the first contract to cover an entire fleet of wind turbines signed by GE to date. The deal follows GE’s separate agreement with E.ON Climate... »

Latest Wind Tubines by GE to Supply 300 MW for Illinois

September 07, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Latest Wind Tubines by GE to Supply 300 MW for Illinois New wind turbines to be developed by E.ON Climate & Renewables, NA will be generating 300 megawatts for the Settlers Trail Wind Farm in Iroquois County, Illinois, and the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm in Iroquois and Ford Counties in Illinois, in a deal inked by the firm and GE. The deal includes operation and maintenance services for the Settlers Trail Wind Farm the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm , with a total of 188 GE 1.6... »

USGBC Awards LEED to 10000th Commercial Property

September 06, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
USGBC Awards LEED to 10000th Commercial Property The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial property in California. Created in 2000, the LEED green building program has become a global symbol of sustainable building certifying more than 1.4 million square feet of new and existing buildings every day. Last April, the USGBC similarly certified the 10000th green home – Tacoma Housing Authority’s 91-unit development, Salishan 7 in Washington built by Walsh... »

Gas Turbines to Boost Mexico’s Lower-emissions Energy

September 02, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Gas Turbines to Boost Mexico’s Lower-emissions Energy There will be an increase in the supply of reliable, lower-emissions energy for Chihuahua, Mexico as GE (NYSE: GE) is set to supply two Frame 7FA Gas Turbines and long-term services for the Norte II Combined-Cycle Power Plant, an independent power project (IPP) located in the region. GE announced the Norte II project at the Latin America Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Summit in Mexico City, which calls on GE’s EPC partners from throughout Latin... »

$3m GE Wind Turbines Target 10-15MW

August 31, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
$3m GE Wind Turbines Target 10-15MW GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), has begun working on the first phase of a 2-year, $3 million wind energy project by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a next generation wind turbine generator. The wind energy project, expected to support large-scale wind applications in the 10-15MW range, is one of many in GE’s wind research portfolio that target scaling up wind power in the “most... »

First Utility-scale Solar Project in Australia Soon to Rise

August 31, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
First Utility-scale Solar Project in Australia Soon to Rise First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), Verve Energy and GE (NYSE: GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services will be funding Australia’s first utility-scale 10-megawatt solar project, which will offset the energy requirements of the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant using PV modules. Western Australian state-owned power utility Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services will each own 50 percent of the Greenough River Solar Farm, with the WA Government providing A$20 million, including A$10 million from the... »

Power Loss Strikes Half of National Grid’s R.I. Consumers; Solar Power Plant to Rise in Calif.

August 28, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Power Loss Strikes Half of National Grid’s R.I. Consumers; Solar Power Plant to Rise in Calif. California-based, private solar energy project developer SunPeak Solar, LLC, has selected Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), touted as the world’s largest producer of solar panels, to mount the 23MW (AC) solar power plant in Niland, California, which will generate 28.7MW (DC) of solar panels to residents in the area. California will see the rise of 100,000 units of Suntech’s 285/290W Vd-Series modules with advanced SuperPoly silicon processing technology, while Rhode Island continues to... »

Expansion of Gas Engine Lineup at GE

August 24, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
Expansion of Gas Engine Lineup at GE GE has expanded its gas engine lineup for a wider range of power outputs as it introduced the Waukesha APG1000 that can utilize a broader variety of biogases, including from landfills, wastewater treatment plants and agricultural waste. The 1-megawatt (MW) APG1000 gas engine was launched at the Solid Waste Association of North America’s 2011 WASTECON Conference in Nashville, Tenn. Earlier this month, GE introduced a compact electric vehicle (EV) charging solution called GE WattStation Wall... »

$100 Million Joint Venture to Accelerate Growth in China

August 23, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
$100 Million Joint Venture to Accelerate Growth in China GE (NYSE: GE) and China Huadian Corporation have inked a joint venture to develop distributed energy combined heat and power (DECHP) projects that will provide electricity for consumers in China located close to the plants. GE’s announcement will help ensure continued U.S. energy leadership by expanding markets for American technology and services. Today’s joint venture announcement between China Huadian Corporation and GE is part of a larger-scale commitment GE has made to China. On November... »

More Green Building Practices at Google Exposed

August 23, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert
More Green Building Practices at Google Exposed Google Inc. has said its Googleplex at Mountain View, California has been added to its list of LEED-certified buildings, having earned the highest certification for a green building. Anthony Ravitz, Green Team Lead, Real Estate & Workplace Services, said: “When it comes to greening our office buildings, we apply the same focus that we use for any of our products: put the user first. We want to create the healthiest work environments possible where Googlers... »

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