Solar Energy On The Rise in Texas

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The discovery of oil at Spindletop led to the energy renewal industry dominating the economy in Texas. This state is home to the third largest amount of Fortune 500 companies in the United States of America. The next company could very well be from the solar industry, allowing for green technology development in the state.

A famous analyst named Paula Mints explained the pros and cons of this industry technology, as well as the demand for these types of technologies at a gathering in Dallas, Texas. The analyst frequently publishes with journals focused on this type of technology and recently she published a chapter about and the benefits and information that these technologies can bring the state of Texas.

It is uncertain whether the next Fortune 500 company will be an industry focused on solar advancements, but it is looking like the state is beginning to open up more to this type of technology and the benefits it can bring the state.

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Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp Acquires Remaining Interest In 400 Megawatt Wind Power Portfolio

Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. has announced plans for further investment in the U.S wind generation. The company signed an agreement recently with Gamesa Wind US, LLC to obtain the remaining 40 percent of the 400 megawatt wind power portfolio of the “Projects”. The Portfolio consists of three facilities which are located in Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Although Gamesa will relinquish their 40 percent ownership, they have however secured a 20 year contract to for provision maintenance and warranty services for the wind turbines.

Since 2012 Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp has been the manager and owner of the Projects. Therefore, the company is not expecting to incur any additional management and administrative costs. The acquisition will be funded in accordance with the company’s targeted investment grade consolidated capital structure. It is expected that that the acquisition will be completed by early 2014 has soon as regulatory approvals have been obtained.

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