enXco, Gamesa begins commercial operation at 38-MW wind farm in Pennsylvania
Gamesa Technology Corp. and enXco, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, have started commercial operation at the 38-MW Chestnut Flats wind farm in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The wind project features 18 G90-2.0 MW and one G87-2.0 MW Gamesa wind turbines.
The wind farm developed and built by Gamesa Energy USA LLC, will deliver carbon-free electricity to the regional transmission system for the benefit of Delmarva Power & Light Co.’s generation portfolio pursuant to a 20-year power purchase agreement. Gamesa also will provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the turbines for five years.
REC Solar installs 1.16-MW solar systems at CSU’s Fullerton campus
REC Solar and AECOM Technology Corp. unveiled a 1.16-MW installation at the California State University, Fullerton campus. The CSUF installation also includes solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to maximize the university’s sustainability efforts. The systems will produce 1.6 million kWh of electricity per year. The solar carport system installed atop the eastside parking structure on the southeast corner of campus will provide power to six Coulomb Technologies EV charging stations supplied by Charge Harbor LLC.
OriginOil teams up with DOE to develop direct conversion of algae into renewable crude oil
OriginOil Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to extract oil from algae and an emerging leader in the global algae oil services industry, plans to co-develop an integrated system with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for direct conversion of raw algae into a renewable crude oil that can be used by existing petroleum refineries.
OriginOil’s planned Biocrude System will integrate its own harvesting system with state-of-the-art biomass processing technology being developed under the recently-announced research agreement with INL, to convert raw algae into barrels of renewable crude oil. This much cleaner replacement for conventional petroleum will be designed to be compatible with conventional petroleum refineries. Renewable algae crude could also be blended with other biomass sources to improve their performance.