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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFZephIR Lidar has signed a new distributor agreement with Chinese firm Beijing New Energy Technologies (BNET). The deal will allow ZephIR, manufacturers of the world’s first commercial wind lidar, to tap further into the Chinese wind market: currently the world’s largest, in terms of installed capacity. The company’s ZephIR 300 is a successful, ground-based, continuous wave (CW) wind lidar system that has been deployed for over 4 million hours on projects across the globe. The partnership sees ZephIR Lidar and BNET bring the ZephIR Dual Mode (DM) to the Chinese market for the first time.
  • RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar, Inc. has been selected by Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) to deploy a 425 kilowatt (kW) elevated solar power plant at its Hayward D6 Bus Facility in Hayward, California. The company will design, install, monitor and maintain the solar power plant at the Hayward Bus Facility. The project involves the installation of a 14-foot high, 22,000-square-foot solar bus-port canopy. The canopy will be capable of generating more than 15 million kWh over the next 25 years. Construction is scheduled to begin by the end of the year and be completed by March 2014.
  • Bharat Book Bureau has published, “Renewable Connecting to the Change – Analysis Outlook and Opportunities“. The report comprises a deep-rooted analysis of the sector focusing on the market scenarios and carves out key strategies for the investment potentials of new entrants. As like the CPV (solar) market is estimated to reach $266 million in 2014, there are only few Indian companies participating in the production of CPV. The report is designed to guide new players’ entrance into the market.
  • The New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC) will hold its 21st Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference 2 -7 pm Thursday, November 7, 2013 and 7 am – 3 pm Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts. The conference will address the Keystone XL oil pipeline and cross-border siting issues, proposed hydro and wind electricity projects for the New England market, and the fast-moving and often controversial development of shale gas and shale oil and how that is causing upheavals in energy markets and energy prices.
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