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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFNatural Power has announced that consent has been granted for Fred. Olsen Renewables’ 20.7 MW Mid Hill II Wind Farm. The wind farm will comprise up to nine 2.3 MW Siemens turbines, and is sited next to the 25-turbine Mid Hill Wind Farm, which is currently under construction in Fetteresso Forest, near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, giving both developments a combined capacity of over 75 MW. When operational, Mid Hill and Mid Hill II could potentially generate enough electricity to power over 38,500 homes.
  • The school board of the Lucia Mar Unified School District (San Luis Obispo County, California) awarded Chevron Energy Solutions a contract to design and develop a program which will include solar energy systems, energy efficiency measures and improved lighting components that are estimated to save the district over $40 million, or about $20 million after paying all program costs over the 30-year project life. The project will include 1.7 MW of solar generation capacity at 7 district sites, upgraded HVAC systems, irrigation controls and energy-saving LED lighting. In total, the project is expected to reduce the district’s utility-purchased electricity costs by approximately 75 percent.
  • ForceField Energy, an international manufacturer, seller and distributor of energy products and solutions, has announced the appointment of Stephane Vachon as its new Vice President of Business Development and Operations. Prior to joining ForceField Energy, Mr. Vachon was Chief Executive Officer and President of DEK International SA.
  • First Power and Light, LLC has signed an Engineering, Procurement and Contraction contract valued at $7.5 million to install a 2 MW solar array on an existing landfill that will supply electricity to the community of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. This system to be installed will use approximately 8 thousand 250 kw solar panels. The project’s developers will use approximately 15 acres of land and the project is projected to break ground by the first of the year.
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