- The Windham Solid Waste Management District says it has 11 proposals to build a solar array on a closed landfill in Brattleboro, Vermont. Four of the proposals are from Vermont companies. The system being considered will have a capacity of 5 MW. It will provide revenue for the district and its 19 member towns. [Press Herald]
- Elon Musk announced that Tesla will relaunch its Roadster model. The new model will have a new battery pack, increasing the distance the car can travel. According to the company, the new battery pack will allow the car to travel about 400 miles with a single charge compared to 245 miles with the current model. [Uncover Michigan]
- Workers recently finished adding 86 acres of solar panels at the Indianapolis International Airport, bringing the size of its solar farm to 151 acres, solidifying its status as the home of the nation’s largest airport-based solar farm. The airport now has 76,000 solar PV panels feeding power into the local electrical grid. [Skift]
- The German manufacturer Daimler AG will be increasing its production capacity for lithium-ion batteries with €100 million in new investments via the Deutsche ACCUmotive subsidiary. As part of this new push, the company is currently building a new facility that’s set to be completed by the middle of 2015. [CleanTechnica]
- Nigeria has adopted an approach to directly engage with prospective project developers to set up renewable energy projects. The government has recently finalized a new agreement for a lot more solar power. Three companies will construct total of 1 GW of distributed solar power capacity. [CleanTechnica]
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