Finland Wants To Build World’s First Green Highway

Posted on August 24th, 2010 by
   

The world’s first green highway to be located in Finland, the largest decommissioning project of a nuclear power plant begins, and AT&T signs a power purchase agreement with SunEdison.

Finland, has decided that they would like to become the first country to build a “green highway”. The proposal would offer electric charging stations and biofuel pumps over an 81-mile stretch of road from Turku to Vaalinaa. The plans show the service stations being built with energy-efficient lighting systems and geothermal heat pumps, but existing petroleum based gas pumps will also be available at these stations as well. The 900 million infrastructure project expects to be built by 2016.

Exelon Corp. is about to begin a 5 year process to upgrading several nuclear power plants in Illinois. More than 4,200 full-time and “full-time equivalent” jobs will be created over the lifetime of the project. One of the first tasks will be to decommission the Zion Station in Lake County and upgrading 6 nuclear plants with equipment that lowers the plants carbon output. The Zion Station project will cost $1 billion and 10 years to complete and become the largest nuclear plant decommissioning project ever in the history of the U.S.

AT&T and SunEdison have announced a partnership to increase the amount of generated solar power for the telecommunications provider. The new began with the installation of new 420,000  KW roof top solar panels system in San Diego. SunEdison will install another approximately 2 MW of power on AT&T building by June of next year in Dunnigan, Commerce, Mojave, Santa Ana and West Sacramento. A power purchase agreement (PPA) has been set up between SunEdison and AT&T under which SunEdison will build, monitor and maintain 5 of the solar installations in return for AT&T purchasing the energy generated from the systems at a reduced rate.

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» Solar Panels Arizona said: { Aug 24, 2010 - 09:08:50 }

I love reading about projects like this. This just moves our country one step closer to energy independence.



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