NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 11: MAUI UTILITY PITCHES BIG SOLAR; A PLAN FOR BIG WIND IN MAINE; THE COOLEST, GREENEST SCHOOLS

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    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, August 11: MAUI UTILITY PITCHES BIG SOLAR; A PLAN FOR BIG WIND IN MAINE; THE COOLEST, GREENEST SCHOOLS

    MAUI UTILITY PITCHES BIG SOLAR Maui may get its first two major solar energy farm projects

    Duane Shimogawa, August 10, 2015 (Pacific Business News)

    “Developer South Maui Renewables Resources…plans to build a 2.87-megawatt project near the Maui Research and Technology Park in Kihei…[and Kuia Solar LLC] plans to build a 2.87-megawatt project in Lahaina near Lahainaluna School…These projects are expected to offer up to [their] nearly 6-megawatts of solar power to Maui Electric’s grid at a price of 11.06 cents per kilowatt-hour…The utility said it does not mark up or take a profit from purchased power, passing the savings directly to Valley Isle customers…Maui’s 2014 average monthly rate for residential customers was 37.83 cents per kilowatt-hour…There are more than 8,000 rooftop photovoltaic systems installed in Maui County, with nearly 2,000 of those systems installed last year alone...[and more] than 30 percent of the electricity used in Maui County now comes from renewable sources.” click here for more

    A PLAN FOR BIG WIND IN MAINE Plan for Maine’s largest wind farm submitted to regulators

    Darren Fishell, July 17, 2015 (BDN Maine)

    "Plans to build New England’s largest wind farm in southern Aroostook County were submitted to [the Maine Department of Environmental Protection by developer EDP Renewables. If approved, pre-construction could begin] by the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017…[T]he company is still working with towns in the area on local permitting matters and with the state’s two major utilities — Emera and Central Maine Power Co. — to build a 50-mile transmission line that would connect [the project] to the regional grid in Haynesville…[EDP secured long term contracts for the 250 MW output of the 119 turbine Number Nine Wind Farm from] Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating…” click here for more

    THE COOLEST, GREENEST SCHOOLS Sierra Magazine Announces 2015 Rankings Of America’s Greenest Colleges And Universities; Annual “Cool Schools” issue shows new trends in campus sustainability

    August 11, 2015 (Sierra Magazine)

    “…Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, released its ninth annual ‘Cool Schools’ ranking of America’s greenest colleges and universities. Each of the schools ranked in the top 20 have displayed a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues, and encouraging environmental responsibility…More than 150 schools filled out Sierra’s extensive survey…This is UC Irvine’s sixth consecutive year as a top 10 finalist, and its second time in a row as Sierra’s winner, thanks in part to three on-campus solar projects, a 19-megawatt turbine cogeneration plant, and energy-efficiency goals that are consistently exceeded…Other factors that helped those at the top of our list: dining halls that serve organic, local foods; waste systems that divert trash away from landfills; transportation options that keep students and staff out of cars; academic programs that are heavily eco-focused; and strong methods in place to conserve water and energy…” click here for more

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