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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFRenewable energy expert Deyang Qu has been named as the Johnson Controls Endowed Professor in Energy Storage Research, a collaborative appointment between the company, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Energy Institute in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering. He begins his new duties in Milwaukee January 15, 2015.
  • Boralex Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A. has completed commercial commissioning of the Fortel-Bonnières wind farm with a total installed capacity of 23 MW. In addition, construction of the St-François 23 MW wind farm is progressing on schedule, with commissioning planned for the first quarter of 2015. Also, in Canada, Boralex and partner Côte-de-Beaupré RCM have obtained government approvals to commence work on the Côte-de-Beaupré community wind power project. Commissioning of its 25 MW is slated for late 2015.
  • eSolar, a leading developer of modular, scalable concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, has been contracted by Aalborg CSP A/S (Aalborg, Denmark) to provide a solar collector system (SCS) product in support of a recently announced commercial expansion of Sundrop Farms’ greenhouse facility in Port Augusta, South Australia. Construction of the expansion facility begins this month and is due for completion in 2016.
  • The Geothermal Energy Association is hosting its 2015 State of the Geothermal Industry Briefing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Register before the end of 2014 to receive $20 off the cost of registration. The Briefing will provide an update on the U.S. and international geothermal industry featuring release of the 2015 Annual Geothermal Industry Update and presentations and panel discussions by key leaders in U.S. and international development, finance, technology, policy and regulatory issues.
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