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  • Australia : Brisbane Trigen Tower Attracts Commonwealth Bank
    February 16, 2015
    A commercial building located in Brisbane and equipped with a 1 MW trigeneration system has secured an 11-year tenancy from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). 180 Brisbane is Queensland's first building to achieve a 6 Star Green Star Design v3 rating and features a 1 MW gas-fired trigeneration system, a 100 kW roof-mounted solar power generation system and solar heating.
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  • India : 293 Firms Commit to Generate 266 GW Renewable Energy in 5 Yrs
    February 15, 2015
    As many as 293 companies have committed to generate 266 GW of renewable energy in the next five years under the government's ambitious RE-Invest programme unveiled by Prime minister Narendra Modi. At the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet (RE-Invest), Modi said there should be thrust on equipment manufacturing under the 'Make in India' plan as it will go a long way in job creation.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Ireland's Largest Rooftop Solar Array Unveiled
    February 13, 2015
    Ireland's largest rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array has been unveiled at a manufacturing plant in Portadown, Co. Armagh. The 1.3 MW installation is set to generate 1.1 GW of electricity per year, enough to meet 30% of the site's daytime annual energy demand. Kingspan Energy, provider of fully-funded solar energy solutions for commercial and industrial buildings, designed and installed the system in Northern Ireland for Kingspan Environmental, a separate division of Kingspan Group. The installation consists of 4,844 modules in total, covering 18,000m2 of the building's roof. It took approximately 12 weeks to install.
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  • USA : Washington, DC Commercial Office Building Installs Solar
    February 12, 2015
    Astrum Solar and The Tower Companies have commissioned a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the Millennium Building (pictured), located at 1909 K Street NW in the US capital. This project is the first PV installation on a large, commercial, class-A office building in Washington DC, its backers say. Maryland-based Astrum designed and installed the 30 kW PV installation, which includes 109 modules with an estimated annual production of nearly 40 MWh.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : Cogeneration Plan for UK Sports Centre
    February 12, 2015
    EuroSite Power Inc has signed an agreement worth approximately £1.39 million (US$2.13 million) with Basingstoke Sports Centre, in the UK, for a combined heat and power (CHP) system. To be installed, owned and operated by EuroSite Power, the 125 kWe system installed will produce up to 2,058,000 kWh of total energy per year.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : UK Learning Centre Gets On-site Solar
    February 12, 2015
    Portland College, an education centres for UK adults with disabilities, has reduced its energy bills by 15% with the installation of a 186 kWp rooftop solar array. Installed by EvoEnergy, the 772-panel system (pictured) covers six rooftops at the college near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and is expected to generate an estimated 143 MWh annually.
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  • United Kingdom(Great Britain) : On-site Renewables for Steel Warehouse
    February 12, 2015
    A £6.5 million ($10 million) steel store to support automotive manufacturing ambitions in the northeast of the UK has been officially opened. The AV Dawson store (pictured), which is capable of holding up to 58,000 tonnes of steel coil, has an innovative air handling dehumidification system to prevent condensation and ensure the steel is kept in pristine condition, with both heat and power being supplied by ground source heat pumps driven by solar panels.
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  • India : Orient Green Power Company Synchronizes 20MW Cogeneration Plant
    February 11, 2015
    Orient Green Power Company announced that the Company has successfully synchronized its 20 MW cogeneration plant located at Kolhapur, Maharashtra with the state grid on 08 February 2015. With this, the total installed capacity of the biomass business of the Company has risen to 106MW and all its on-going projects in the biomass business have now been commissioned.
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  • Denmark : Solar-District Heating Plant Opens in Denmark
    February 06, 2015
    Last month saw the opening of a unique solar heat plant in the Danish village of Tars, 30Km from Aalborg. It combines parabolic trough collectors and flat plate collectors in order to cover 30 % of the heat demand by the village's district heating network, without the need for seasonal storage. Solar Thermal World website reports that the system is expected to come into operation during the second quarter of 2015.
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  • United Arab Emirates : 'First of Its Kind' District Cooling Retrofit for Emirates Towers
    February 04, 2015
    District cooling firm Empower has announced the connection of Dubai's Emirates Towers to its network, replacing an existing air-cooled system. The new cooling system will use 0.90 kW of electricity per hour, as compared with the conventional cooling system which used 1.7 kW per hour. This is expected to save around 80% in energy costs for the property. Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower's CEO, said: "The conversion from traditional cooling to district cooling for this capacity is the first of its kind in Dubai and has set the benchmark for other developments utilising traditional systems of cooling."
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