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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFFigtree Financing, a provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, issued its third bond bond on October 22, 2013. This issue comes just over 3 months after having funded improvements to seven California properties in a prior bond issue. The latest bond, with a value of $478,100, includes four projects in the California cities of Chico, Bakersfield, and Palm Springs, bringing the total value of commercial PACE projects financed by Figtree to over $2 million. This bond funded solar and cool roof improvements to two retail shopping facilities, a commercial warehouse, and a hotel.
  • The Renewable Fuels Association and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar on Oct. 29, 2014 at the CNM Workforce Training Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There will be a morning session from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and an evening session from 5:30 to 10 pm. Registration is limited to the first 90 people. Lunch and dinner will be provided. Certificates of attendance will be awarded to attendees at the completion of the course.
  • Admirals Bank has announced the launch of their Energy Investment Calculator as part of their suite of solar contractor tools. Solar installers nationwide can use this online tool to accurately estimate and present homeowner monthly payments for their Admirals’ loan and energy savings, including comparisons to a lease or power purchase agreement.
  • SolarCity has announced it has been selected by Hawaiian Electric Company to build a 15-megawatt photovoltaic system to provide clean energy to O’ahu residents. The 50-acre project will be constructed on undeveloped land at the Kahe Generating Station, subject to PUC approval. SolarCity, with local operations in Mililani, was selected through a competitive procurement process to construct the project, which will be owned and operated by Hawaiian Electric.
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