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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFThe Dallas Academy, located in Dallas, Texas is now generating power from a new solar array, funded in part with $30,000 donation from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club with $120,000 additional funds donated by the community. The 289 solar panels fill 5,100 square feet of the roof and is one of the largest array on any private school in the state. The school will now use the solar array as an educational tool on how solar works and the benefits of renewable energy.
  • SunEdison, Inc. has announced that it entered into a joint framework agreement with Aboitiz Renewables, Inc. The agreement formalizes their intention to jointly explore, develop, construct and operate up to 300 megawatts of utility-scale solar photovoltaic power generation projects in the Philippines over the next three years.
  • Enerkem Inc. has announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. In this new project partnership, Enerkem will license its exclusive breakthrough technology to convert municipal and other waste feedstocks into chemicals. The final business structure and sites are under discussions and will be announced at a later time.
  • Conservative pro-solar organization TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar Won’t be Killed) has launched organizing, fundraising and education campaigns in Colorado in response to government-regulated monopoly utility Xcel’s attacks on rooftop solar. Xcel wants to damage the state’s rooftop solar industry and deny Coloradans the right to generate their own electricity. TUSK’s Chairman is former US Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr.
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