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Statoil will spend $2.5 billion on offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom

  • The money will go towards the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm off Norwich, England.
  • Statoil canceled a planned project in Maine (USA) due to the governor’s political maneuvering.

World Bank offers loan of $78.4 million to government of Bangladesh for 480,000 home solar systems

  • Planned install of 7,000 home solar systems per month, which would make it one of the largest projects of its kind in the world.
  • World Bank: “Together, the government of Bangladesh and the World Bank is scaling up a program that delivered development results for millions of rural Bangladeshis. This is a proven model that works. Investing in electricity in rural areas empowers both men and women, leading to increased income and growth opportunities, and reducing poverty.”

Apple to spend $55 million on 100 acre, 17.5 MW solar farm for its North Carolina data center

  • Would be the third solar farm powering its Conover, NC data canter. The farm itself will be in nearby Claremont, NC.
  • Apple is contracting with SunPower for its solar needs; wants to have 100% of its data centers run on renewable energy in the next few years.

AT Capital, a Singapore-based $2.5 billion private investment fund, to invest $40 million in India-based Orange Group’s renewable energy projects

  • “The Orange Group focuses on hydro, biomass, wind and solar energy and has an operating portfolio of 60 MW of wind power projects in Rajasthan and is currently developing a further 150 MW of wind power projects in Madhya Pradesh. The company is also developing two biomass-based power projects of 10 MW capacity each in Karnataka. The Orange Group plans to become one of the leading renewable energy companies in India and is targeting 1,000 MW of power generation by 2017 through further investment.”

City of Sunnyvale, California to spend $1.3-$1.5 million on installation of solar panels for city-owned facilities

  • Sunnyvale City Council voted to explore PPA and direct purchase of solar panels for the SMaRT Station, Ortega Park, Baylands Park and the Sunnyvale Corporation Yard
  • Vote was split 4-3.