Solar panels ahead of Somerset power station shutdown

June 12 — The former Somerset Coal Power Station site found an interested party in Applied Energy Services (AES) who proposed the Somerset Solar Project, a 1000-acre 140-200 megawatt solar power farm on and around the old coal-fired power station. According to Mike Farrell, director of development for AES, the …

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MFG closes a wind turbine blade factory employing 300 people

Mold Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG) based in Ashtabula, Ohio, is closing a factory in Aberdeen, South Dakota, which employs around 300 people to make wind turbine blades. CEO David Giovannini cited long-term changes in market conditions, foreign competition and proposed revisions to tax policies affecting the wind industry as reasons …

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