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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFAccording to a recent report from Navigant Research, the fuel cell industry topped the $1 billion mark in revenue from the sale of fuel cell systems in 2012, growing from $847.5 million in 2011 to $1.3 billion in 2012. Rising demand and new policy initiatives from a variety of countries such as China, South Korea, and South Africa made 2012 a pivotal year for the fuel cell market.
  • Integrated solar company Solar FlexRack has announced the appointment of Steve Daniel to the position of EVP of Sales and Marketing. Daniel comes to Solar FlexRack with more than 25 years of top performance in sales in solar and high technology companies. Beginning his career as an Industrial Engineer with Digital Equipment Corporation, Daniel has enjoyed increasing responsibilities in companies such as Sun Microsystems, BEA, and Silicon Graphics. Daniel’s recent positions at Akeena Solar and CentroSolar in California have prepared him to lead significant growth at Solar FlexRack.
  • According to a new survey generated from interviews with BrightCurrent customers, the vast majority of homeowners that have gone solar are highly positive about their experience and would recommend solar to their friends. While the general public’s perception of solar continues to be mixed, reviews from those who actually have solar are undeniably positive. The research study was generated from interviews BrightCurrent held with over 200 solar customers who had installed solar within the last five years through over 30 different installation companies. The research found 91% of solar customers interviewed would recommend solar to their friends; customers that went with a solar lease would recommend solar at a 94% rate; and customers that went with a solar purchase would recommend solar at an 87% rate.
  • Solexant Corp., a leader in advanced solar energy, today announced a new corporate identity as Siva Power. The new identity is the culmination of a two-year transition to a platform that creates a profitable path to sub-$0.40 per watt solar power, along with unprecedented production scale. The company also announced a new technical advisory board.
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