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Renewable energy industry news roundup: Oct. 25–Nov. 1, 2015

In this week's renewable energy news update, the USDA provides funding for over 1,110 renewable energy projects, the price of solar energy has fallen to an all-time low and large-scale renewables begin to dominate electrical generation installation in the United States.

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Oct. 25 - Nov. 1, 2015

USDA provides funding for more than 1,100 renewable energy projects

Energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy loans will go to projects in all 50 states.

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Dallas leads U.S. cities in renewable energy use

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, wind energy credits have helped Dallas use the most renewable energy of any city in the country.

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Price of solar energy in the United States has fallen to an all-time low

The reason? Lower installation costs, improved project performance and a race to build projects ahead of a reduction in a key federal incentive.

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Construction begins on Europe's largest floating solar plant

The entire project will consist of 12,000 solar panels and cover an area of 45,500 square meters of Godley Reservoir's (UK).

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U.S. large-scale renewables account for more than 60 percent of new capacity

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) revealed renewable energy sources accounted for 60.2 percent of new electrical generation installed in 2015.

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DONG energy to build world's largest offshore wind farm

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will provide 40 eight MW wind turbines and Siemens will contribute 47 seven MW turbines.

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