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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFBroadwind Energy has announced that it is making management changes to better align the business for growth. The company will eliminate the chief operating officer position. As a result, Jesse E. Collins, Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer, and interim president of the Company’s Services business, will be leaving Broadwind. Collins will continue leading the Services business until the end of the year. The Company has also named Mark T. Skeen, currently vice president of Abilene tower operations, to the newly created role of vice president and general manager of the Company’s industrial weldments business.
  • SunPower Corp. has celebrated the production milestone of the 500,000 solar panel manufactured at the Flextronics facility in Milpitas, California. Dedicated in April 2011, the plant employs more than 100 people and produces between 80 and 90 megawatts (MW) annually, depending on the size of the solar panel being produced.
  • Solar electric retrofitting Utah businesses and homes offers powerful returns on investment and backup electricity in case of emergency. That’s the assertion of a distinguished group of energy experts set to discuss solar energy return on investment on November 8th at the Provo Marriott. At no cost to the public (RSVP required), panelists will chart the course for installing and financing solar systems for the quickest payback. Event sponsors seek to educate the public in advance of the January 2014 Utah Solar Incentive auction offering a limited number of large rebate incentives for small business.
  • Wind Works Power Corp. has announced the execution of a Power Purchase Agreement for its 100% owned Thunder Spirit Project, located in Hettinger, North Dakota. The Power Purchase Agreement with Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU), headquartered in Bismarck, is for approximately 105 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity of wind turbine generators. The project will deliver clean, renewable energy to Montana-Dakota’s electric grid at their 230kV Hettinger Substation. The project is scheduled to reach commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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