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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFSunEdison along with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ), and Sol Systems have announced a $50 million fund to build a 13.4 megawatt (MW) solar portfolio for the State of California prison and hospital systems.
  • AltCar Expo, a forum for green car ride and drive, public education and demonstration of the latest green technology vehicles, will take place March 14 – 15, 2014 at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. Showcasing the area’s largest selection of electric, hydrogen, natural gas, propane and hybrid vehicles in one location with accompanying rebate and infrastructure information, the AltCar Expo is free and open to the public. AltCar will be providing the first public opportunity to test drive the Honda FCX Clarity: a sleekly styled hydrogen fuel cell powered sedan propelled by an electric motor that runs on electricity generated in a fuel cell, while only emitting water.
  • Greenwood Biosar, a joint venture between Greenwood Energy and Biosar formed to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has completed design and construction of a 2.4-megawatt (MW) solar PV project in Panama’s Herrera Province for Enel Green Power Panama. The solar array is located nine miles from the city of Chitre, is Panama’s first utility-scale solar PV installation, and can provide 30 percent of the surrounding area’s electricity demand – equivalent to 2,600 homes. The project has now been interconnected to the La Empresa de Generacion Electricita grid network.
  • Vestas has won a contract from BWP Eider for a 72.6MW citizen-owned wind power project in Germany. Under the contract, Vestas will supply 22 of its V112 3.3MW turbines for the wind farm located in the region of Eider in Schleswig-Holstein. The deal also covers installation and commissioning of the turbines along with a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution as well as a 15-year full-scope service agreement. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2014 and the wind farm is expected to becommissioned in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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