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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFLloyd’s Register Energy has released a new Guidance Note that provides a step-by-step approach for industry on how to develop and operate new technologies in a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly way. John Yates with Lloyd’s Register says the new Technology Guidance Note represents a recommended practice with a goal-based approach to risk that can be applied to any technology, from unconventional LNG offloading arrangements through to subsea processing, and even new wind and wave technology.
  • IKEA has announced plans to increase the solar array atop its Detroit-area store that opened eight years ago in Canton, MI. In September, IKEA began work on a 44,000-square-foot expansion to the store, atop which new panels will be installed beginning Spring 2015, with a completion by Summer. The 40,000-square-foot solar addition will consist of a 240.9-kW system built with 765 panels, and will produce 287,490 kWh more of electricity annually for the store.
  • SunEdison, Inc. has announced they have executed power purchase agreements with 16 separate public housing authorities across Massachusetts, totaling 39.5 megawatts in peak capacity. Over the next 20 years, SunEdison’s solar systems will save these housing authorities an estimated $60 million in avoided electricity costs.
  • 8minutenergy Renewables has announced that it has joined board of directors for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy. 8minutenergy has over 1,100 megawatts (MW) in power purchase agreements (PPAs), has successfully built 260 MW and has 15,000 acres of land under contract.
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