NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, June 3: CITY GOV BECOMING CITY SOLAR; LAKE ERIE WIND TAKES A STEP AHEAD; SPRING SURGE FOR PLUG-IN SALES

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    Wednesday, June 03, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, June 3: CITY GOV BECOMING CITY SOLAR; LAKE ERIE WIND TAKES A STEP AHEAD; SPRING SURGE FOR PLUG-IN SALES

    CITY GOV BECOMING CITY SOLAR The rooftops of municipal buildings could become solar power plants

    Mike Jaffe, June 2, 2015 Denver Post

    "The roofs of municipal buildings could generate thousands of megawatts of solar power and save millions of dollars for cities, according to [ Public Rooftop Revolution ] by the Institute of Local Self-Reliance…The study calculates that there are enough municipal sites to hold 5,000 megawatts of solar arrays – equal to about a quarter of all the solar capacity in the county at the end of 2014...Cities that have moved into municipal solar are already saving money. The 16 megawatts of solar installed by New Bedford, Mass is saving $6 million to $7 million a year on electricity. Lancaster, California, a city of 159,000, is saving about $450,000 a year…” click here for more

    LAKE ERIE WIND TAKES A STEP AHEAD LEEDco partners with European firm for offshore wind energy farming

    Simon Husted, June 3, 2015 (The News Herald)

    “A pilot project to introduce offshore wind energy farming along Lake Erie has found its foundation — literally…[The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.] plans to use an innovative foundation design developed by [Denmark’s] Universal Foundation to significantly reduce installation costs compared with the modified monopile concept LEEDCo developed in 2013…The foundation is called Mono Bucket, and it is an all-in-one steel structure consisting of a monopile shaft attached to a large-diameter bucket. It is installed with a unique suction system that requires no pile driving or dredging — eliminating noise and soil disturbance. A prototype has been supporting two offshore wind turbines in Denmark since 2002 and 2009…” click here for more

    SPRING SURGE FOR PLUG-IN SALES Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Leaf, Volt, Others Surge

    John Voelcker, June 2, 2015 (Green Car Reports)

    “...Sales during the months of May through August are usually among the highest of the year, and at least for May, that rule is holding as strongly for 2015 as it did last year…The Nissan Leaf, now the best-selling plug-in vehicle in the U.S. as well as the world at large, saw May deliveries of 2,104 cars…That brings the year's five-month total to 7,742, and the total number delivered in the U.S. since December 2010 to more than 80,000 Leafs…The first-generation Chevy Volt, meanwhile, continues on its long wind-down…[and assembly of] the all-new 2016 model will start shortly…Nonetheless, last month Volt sales surged: Chevy delivered 1,618 Volts, its best monthly figure since last August…That brings the 2015 total to 4,397, and the total over four and a half years to 77,754…” click here for more

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