WASHINGTON, DC—The General ServicesAdministration will be holding an event next month gearedat advancing President Obama's “Capital Solar Challenge” andbringing solar power to some of the agency's DC-area portfolio.

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The agency has scheduled an Industry Day at its1800 F St. headquarters on Nov. 13 to brief contactors on its solarprogram and a planned RFP the agency will release in connectionwith the solar challenge, according to the Washington BusinessJournal.

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The challenge not only includes the installation of solar panelsat some federal properties, but also the purchase of renewablesolar power and energy performance contracts.

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The GSA announced on Wednesday that it had awarded a powersupply contract to purchase 140 megawatts of clean wind energy fromthe Walnut Ridge Wind Farm, which is currently indevelopment in northwest Illinois. See story in the Washington BusinessJournal.

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