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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFAccording to the Latin America Wind Market Assessment, from Navigant Research, cumulative installed wind power capacity in Brazil will reach 20.1 GW by 2022, more than all the other nations of Latin American combined. The report finds that Latin America has become one of the hottest growth markets for the wind energy industry. Wind power development in Brazil, in particular, is growing rapidly and will provide the bulk of Latin America’s wind market in the coming years. By 2016, Brazil could see yearly installations top 1.5 gigawatts (GW) as the pipeline of contracted projects comes online and transmission is constructed to connect the plants.
  • ReneSola Ltd. has announced it is supplying 13MW of its high-efficiency Virtus and Virtus II polycrystalline solar modules to Low Carbon, a UK-based investor in renewable energy developers and projects. The modules will power a ground-mounted project on 63.5 acres of land in Wiltshire, England. ReneSola will ship the modules from its warehouse locations in Poland and India to the new solar park in Wiltshire. The new solar park will generate enough clean energy to power more than 3,800 homes per year, based on estimates by the UK energy regulator Ofgem.
  • Orion Energy Systems has been awarded the 2013 TVA EnergyRight Solutions Award for most kilowatts saved in the Middle Tennessee District. The EnergyRight Program is an energy efficiency initiative offered by the Tennessee Valley Authority to promote the wise and efficient use of electricity.
  • FuelCell Energy, Inc. has announced that the world’s largest fuel cell park in South Korea, the Gyeonggi Green Energy fuel cell park, located in Hwasung City, South Korea, is fully operational. The largest fuel cell park in the world, the facility consists of 21 FuelCell Energy DFC3000(R) power plants, rated at 2.8 megawatts each, requiring only about 5.1 acres of land for 59 megawatts of new and renewable power. The fuel cell park provides continuous baseload electricity to the South Korean electric grid and usable high quality heat for a district heating system.
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