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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFConcentrated Solar power markets at $1.3 billion in 2013 are anticipated to reach $53.7 billion by 2020 because the systems are able to be built at utility scale and to provide 24×7 solar renewable energy power according to a new report from ReportsnReports. Campus stationary fuel cell power is mature and available to act as a backup power source for CSP, creating greater capabilities and a better story for justifying the build out of CSP.
  • Four New York non-profits were announced as recipients of a combined $103,000 in solar energy donations from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. In addition to helping the recipients lower their electricity costs and better achieve their organizational goals, these donations include educational information on how solar works to help them promote solar energy in the communities they serve. The 2014 Sun Club award recipients are: Bard College, $35,000; The BLK ProjeK, $12,000; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $50,000; and Randall’s Island Park Alliance, $6,000.
  • At the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), the ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) has established a public-private partnership to enhance research on sustainable soil health for multiple land uses in agriculture.
  • ReneSola Ltd has announced it has been awarded a “TOP BRAND PV” seal in the union of states of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg (“Benelux”) by EuPD Research, the leading market intelligence company in the sustainable business sector and an independent brand management appraiser of module manufacturers in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Benelux, and France.
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