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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFGlobal wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power (Mainstream) has closed a deal to sell its 7.65 megawatt Carrickeeny Wind Farm to IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer. Mainstream has commenced construction of the project which is located in Leitrim in the North West of Ireland and it is expected to be operational in early 2014 at which point IKEA will purchase the plant. As part of the deal Mainstream will continue operate and maintain the wind farm on behalf of IKEA for its 20-year lifespan.
  • China Sunergy, Co. a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer has signed two solar module supply contracts totaling 9.9 MW with Bester Generacion, an engineering, procurement and construction company based in Spain. The solar modules will be supplied from the company’s Turkey plant to Romania in September 2013.
  • According to CareerCast’s 2013 Jobs Rated Report on the energy sector, chemists, geoscientists, industrial engineers, and wind turbine service technicians are among some of the most promising career opportunities in the energy sector.
  • Starwood Energy Group Global and Mesa Power Group have aquired the 377 MW Stephens Ranch Wind Project located in Borden and Lynn Counties, Texas. The project spans more than 47,000 acres. The first phase of the project is expected to being construction in September 2013 and should be operational by August 2014.
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