Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Renewable Energy News, November 9, 2010

Peru to add 200 MW of renewable energy in 2012
Peru is to launch six renewable energy projects in 2012, with a total capacity of 200 MW, as part of the government’s new drive to seek alternative sources of energy, it has been announced.

Three wind farms and three solar power plants will operate in 2012 in Peru, according to newspaper El Comercio.
73 Utah schools to get solar panels to generate energy, teach children
A wet and gloomy Monday, the sun nowhere in sight, was the setting for the announcement at Hillside Middle School that 73 solar panels will be installed atop 73 schools across Utah.

The solar photovoltaic arrays will be placed on the roof of at least one school in each of Utah's 41 school districts to generate renewable energy for the schools and teach schoolchildren about energy efficiency and alternatives.
Wells Fargo to fund $100M in solar projects
Wells Fargo will invest more than $100 million to fund the development of solar photovoltaic power projects by GCL-Poly subsidiary GCL Solar Energy Inc. throughout the country.

The investment will be made to the end of 2011.
GlaxoSmithKline Building North America's Largest Rooftop Solar Array
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is building North America's largest rooftop solar array atop their York, PA distribution center.

The array will be 360,000 square feet (equivalent to seven football fields) with 11,000 solar panels and have a capacity of 3.4 MW, enough to fully power the facility. When the project is completed this December, it will be the first of the company's facilities to run completely on renewable energy, but according to GSK, it won't be the last. A Fresno, CA distribution center is next in line for a renewable energy makeover starting sometime next Spring.

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