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July 14 Green Energy News


  • “Is Solar Ownership Poised For A Comeback?” Most car buyers believe ownership tends to be a better deal than leasing. That’s why only 25% percent of new cars were leased in 2013. The same is true for solar: ownership has more risks, but can also have more financial rewards. [CleanTechnica]


  • UK-based AFC Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korean hydrogen supplier Chang Shin Chemical for fuel cell systems totalling up to 5 MW. Hydrogen from Chang Shin’s chemical works to generate clean energy with zero carbon emissions. [reNews]
  • Indian company Welspun Energy is kicking off construction of the 50 MW Baramati solar project in Maharashtra. The facility will be installed in two phases with an initial 36 MW being installed on 75 hectares of government land. [reNews]
  • Political parties in the South West of England that oppose onshore wind development are likely to lose twice as many votes as they gain, according to research commissioned by RenewableUK. [Western Daily Press]
  • In Denmark, wind-farm developers are obliged to auction a minimum of 20% of the shares in a wind turbine over 25 metres high to neighbours living within 4.5 km of the mast. In addition, funds are put aside for local improvements and compensations. [Irish Independent]
  • AU Optronics has announced its PowerLegato commercial and home energy storage system is now available to Australian customers. There are 7.2, 4.8 and 2.4 kWh models, all with over current, over temperature, over voltage and undervoltage protection. [Energy Matters]
  • Despite ‘best efforts’ by the Punjab government, it is not getting the coal supply from the Centre to run its newly-commissioned thermal plants, which would easily give the state more than 2,000 MW. Punjab is in a desperate need of coal to power irrigation for crops. [Hindustan Times]


  • Apple has permission to establish its third solar farm in North Carolina. Apple plans to spend $55 million, to create the 17.5 MW new solar farm. It estimates that the construction will be completed 5 years after purchase of the land. [CleanTechnica]
  • On Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma, there were seven earthquakes. As of last month, Oklahoma had surpassed California in the number of earthquakes. It’s possible that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could have played a role in causing them. [CNN]

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