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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFTrina Solar Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Jeff Dorety as president of its Americas Region, effective October 8, 2014, and Mr. Longxing Huang as president of its Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, effective October 27, 2014. Both Mark Mendenhall, the former president of Trina Solar’s Americas Region, and Mr. Haiyan Sun, the former president of Trina Solar’s Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, have left the Company for personal reasons.
  • NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy announced that it has received the final required regulatory approval in connection with its pending $900 million purchase of eleven hydroelectric facilities representing 633 megawatts of capacity and one storage reservoir from PPL Montana.
  • Satsumasendai City and Sumitomo Corporation have agreed to carry out a joint project on the Koshiki Islands to establish an effective use of reused batteries from electric vehicles as large-scale power storage facilities and to promote renewable energy into the micro-grid of these remote islands. The two parties reached this agreement on October 10, 2014.
  • Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has entered the competitive Brazilian renewable energy market auction process as an energy assessment provider, and as a result, has already secured its first certification of a 30MW solar project. Vaisala’s successful auction and tendering certification enables the renewable energy assessment and forecasting firm to work directly with developers and financiers making active investments into this emerging renewable energy market.
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