CBD Energy Limited has announced that its Westinghouse Solar subsidiary has finalized binding contracts for commercial solar installations in Australia totaling $1.3M. Additionally its bid pipeline has grown to $14.5M. This reflects the increasing price of energy in the Australian market which makes the Westinghouse Solar range of products and services competitive with fossil fuel generation.
Broadwind Energy, Inc. has announced $34 million in new tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, WI facility.
SunEdison, Inc. has announced its acquisition of the 156 megawatt DC Comanche Solar project from renewable energy developer Community Energy. SunEdison is partnering with Community Energy to complete the final development stage of the project by structuring the financing and providing procurement expertise for the project, following which SunEdison will manage the construction, operation, and maintenance of the solar power plant. Construction will begin in 2015 with commercial operation targeted for early 2016.
Sungevity, Inc., has announced that its Sungevity.org initiative has now provided more than $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations through a cause marketing program that rewards nonprofit partners and their members for solar installations. The program has added $500,000 to nonprofit coffers in the last year alone while simultaneously driving solar adoption to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. To mark the $1.5 million milestone, Sungevity.org has donated $50,000 to Alameda County Community Food Bank and welcomed the food bank to its partner roster.