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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFEnviroMission’s U.S. Solar Tower development subsidiary, EnviroMission, Inc., has signed a milestone Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) for its proposal based on the future transmission needs of a Solar Tower within Western’s territory. The project will service EnviroMission’s proposed La Paz Solar Tower development and provide regional transmission benefits to other projects and initially meets the statutory prerequisites set out within the Recovery Act, which is funding the project.
  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has announced that it intends to proceed with a 10 MW project adjacent to its 20MW Bakersfield I Solar project in Kern County, California, which is currently under construction.
  • Ecovacs Robotics has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for the RAYBOT, the Water-Free Solar Panel Cleaning Robot. Products entered in this program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
  • Clean Valley: San Joaquin Valley Leveraging Natural Resources to Grow the Clean Economy,” a new analysis from the nonpartisan nonprofit group Next 10, finds the San Joaquin Valley is using a mix of natural, technological, governmental, human, and business resources to mold key building blocks in California’s clean economy. The region’s water cluster features more than 200 companies located in the valley and networked nationwide, ranging from farms to tech firms. Innovative partnerships have also helped the San Joaquin Valley become California’s leader in installed renewable energy capacity.
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