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Renewable energy industry news roundup: July 19-July 26, 2015

Renewable energy industry news roundup: July 19-July 26, 2015

This week in renewable energy news, North Carolina prepares for a commercial-scale wind energy farm, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces her plans for solar energy.

Report: Top and bottom wind energy producing states in America

An Energy Department report finds that wind technology featuring taller towers and larger turbines may help reach its goal of having 20 percent of the nation’s energy coming from wind power in the next 15 years. Here’s a look at the top wind-producing states measured in megawatts, as well as the 11 states that currently have no commercial wind power.

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South getting its first big wind farm

On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm.

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces alternative energy goals

The Democratic presidential candidate announced goals for increasing U.S. reliance on renewable energy, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years of taking office.

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HP to power Texas data centers with wind energy

Hewlett-Packard recently announced a 12-year contract to buy 112 megawatts of wind power from a SunEdison wind farm in Texas.

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