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Lightsource Begins Construction on the Wildflower Solar Project

Lightsource bp, a global solar development company, has successfully closed on a $20 million financing package and has mobilized construction on its Wildflower Solar project located in Rio Linda, about 10 miles north of Sacramento, Calif. All of the electricity generated by the 16.5 MW DC/13 MW AC project will be purchased by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), a community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, through a long-term power contract.SMUD will use the power purchased from Wildflower to support its Neighborhood SolarShares program that can provide solar to new housing developments through an off-site utility-scale solar project. The community solar program gives developers the ability to deliver the environmental benefits of solar power without having to

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Calgary to host Canada’s Wind Energy Leaders

April 4, 2018Industry event to explore conditions for sustainable wind energy growth and its influence on grid evolution as Canada’s most cost-effective source of new electricity The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) invites members of the media to attend the CanWEA Spring Forum on April 10 and 11, 2018 at the Westin Calgary. At the event, wind industry leaders will share updates, outline key trends, and detail emerging opportunities in the nation’s major renewable energy markets—including Alberta. The province’s drive to phase out coal-fired electricity and diversify its grid have thrust it into the top ranks of Canadian wind-energy markets. A recent power auction in Alberta confirmed that wind is now the most cost...

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