El Paso Electric Signs PPA For 50 MW New Mexico PV Park

El Paso Electric Company (EPE) has signed a PPA for Element Power’s 50 MW Macho Springs photovoltaic plant near Deming, New Mexico.  Construction on the project is scheduled to start in 2013, and should be complete the following year. Overall, around 400 construction jobs are expected to be created. Once online, the Macho Springs photovoltaic […]

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Study Finds Consumers are Getting Two-to-One Return on Investment

Economic study of value of solar power finds consumers are getting two-to-one return on investment The Mid-Atantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) and the Pennsylvania Solar Energy Industries Association (PASEIA) recently commissioned Clean Power Research to do a study released as The Value of Distributed Solar Electric Generation to New Jersey and Pennsylvania to estimate the economic […]

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High Winds In El Paso Cause Down Electrical Lines, Early Closures

Times staff reportelpasotimes.com Posted:   12/14/2012 04:40:36 PM MST Reporter Daniel Borunda Update: 4:40 p.m.: A Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman said that crews have cleared an accident were a tractor-trailer fell off a bridge in the Spaghetti Bowl area. The crash this morning had blocked lanes on the ramp from U.S. 54 South to Interstate […]

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Solar Panels for Every Home

By DAVID CRANE and ROBERT F. KENNEDY Jr. Published: December 12, 2012 WE don’t think much about pitch pine poles until storms like Hurricane Sandy litter our landscape with their splintered corpses and arcing power lines. Crews from as far away as California and Quebec have worked feverishly to repair or replace those poles as utility companies rebuild […]

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El Paso Electric Solar PV Pilot Program Opens February 1st

Welcome to El Paso Electric Solar PV Pilot Program Update 1/22/2013: We will begin accepting new incentive applications for the El Paso Electric PV Incentive Program on Friday, February 1, 12 noon Mountain time (1 pm Central time). All incentive applications must be submitted by registered service providers to pvapps@frontierassoc.com. Incentive applications received prior to the […]

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Misinformation about Renewable Energy: Coming to Your State?

Got Science? | January 2013 Before the year is out, you will likely be subjected to a misinformation campaign about renewable energy brought to you by the Koch brothers and other large players in the fossil-fuel industry. The campaign is being spearheaded by a stealthy, Koch-funded lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) […]

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U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill That Includes Millions For Renewables

In a 66 to 27 vote Monday, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive farm bill that, among many other provisions, includes funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).REAP provides grants and loans to help rural businesses and agricultural producers invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives, including solar and small […]

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DOE: Only $1.14 A Gallon To Fuel Your Electric Car

Now you can check your own state to see how much you can save by driving electric STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Energy Department has created a calculator It’s aimed at showing how much cheaper it is to drive an electric car The national average is $1.14 a gallon In Minneapolis, gasoline averages $3.84 a gallon. But […]

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