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2007 Renewable Energy Report

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by Staff Writers
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Feb 22, 2008
U.S. utilities will need to plan, finance, and build more than 52,000 MW of renewable capacity at an estimated capital cost of more than $53 billion.

This detailed renewables map includes: New and existing renewable energy projects, transmission infrastructure, regulatory status, facility information (name, company, capacity, fuel, and estimated on-line date where appropriate). Plus, the industry's first comprehensive, nation-wide composite of the latest detailed wind resource measurements.

The map displays:

Existing and Proposed Non-Hydro Renewable Energy Facilities: Wind, Biomass, Solar, Geothermal and Tidal projects are indicated by Status, Fuel, Capacity, Owner/Developer, and Name. Current as of January, 2007!

Transmission Infrastructure: Indicated by voltage, sited using the latest aerial imagery and field survey data.

Proposed Transmission Lines: over 21,000 miles of proposed transmission lines - an increase of 14,000 miles over 2006! Nationwide Mosaic of the Latest High-Resolution Wind Resource Data: Latest data from the U.S. Dept. of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and many other sources.

Substations Locations: Representation of nearly 5,000 electric grid interconnections offers greater information to site new projects.

Project Locator/Data Table: Almost 1,500 current and planned facilities are listed with name, owner, fuel, capacity, proposed on-line date and map location.

Conventional Generation Facilities: Power Plants of 5 MW or greater fueled by non-renewable fuels such as coal, gas, oil, or uranium are indicated.

Detailed Inset Areas: Showing areas of intense development, as well as Geothermal resources, solar intensity, and State-level existing and planned renewable capacity provide further definition. States with RPS's are displayed. Detailed Reference Features: Cities, counties, the most detailed topographic representation available, and other features present a truly complete view of the geographic issues surrounding United States renewable energy.

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Residential Development In Nevada Features GE Solar Products In Every Home
Henderson NV (SPX) Feb 22, 2008
Concordia Homes has announced the launch of Sommerset Community, the first solar-powered residential development in Nevada to feature GE ecomagination-certified solar products, as a standard on every home. Located in Henderson, near Las Vegas, Sommerset Community will debut in March and feature innovative, high-performance solar-powered homes that meet standards inspired by GE's ecomagination Homebuilder Program.







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