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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFPanda Power Funds has announced that it has completed the acquisition and successful financing of Moxie Energy’s planned 829-MW natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle “Patriot” generating station, located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. When completed, the Patriot project will be the second new power plant in the Keystone State — after Panda’s “Liberty” power plant — specifically developed to take advantage of its proximity to the Marcellus Shale. Panda will immediately start construction on the 85-acre site and expects commercial operations to begin by the middle of 2016.
  • ReVision Energy has flipped the switch on solar panels atop Churchill Rink and the Durham Police Station (New Hampshire), and both have begun generating power. In addition, a solar array on the Durham Public Library has been online for several weeks. The Churchill Rink solar project includes 390 panels on its south-facing roof capable of producing 99 kW of electricity. The 20-panel array at the police will produce about 5.5 kW and the 60 panels on the library will generate 15 kW.
  • According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide sales of Stop Start Vehicles (SSVs) will grow from 8.8 million in 2013 to 55.4 million in 2022. SSVs, which eliminate idling by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is stationary and restarting it automatically when it is time to move. The report, “Stop-Start Vehicles”, analyzes the opportunities and challenges present in the global market for light duty SSVs, also known as micro hybrids, idle stop vehicles, and a variety of other names branded by automakers, and examines stop-start component systems, including the technologies used for energy storage.
  • According to several news reports, Benton County Wind farm, located in Northern Indiana, is suing Duke Energy Indiana for breach of contract. The owners of the wind farm say Duke signed a contact to purchase the wind energy produced from the wind farm but hasn’t done so, causing a lost of output and revenue. When Benton County Wind Farm became operational in 2008, it was the first commercial-scale wind farm in Indiana.
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