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Joanna Schroeder

  • Research in partnership with Meister Consultants Group has released a new white paper: Solar PV in ​the Caribbean: Opportunities and Challenges. The free​ white paper identifies the opportunities and challenges in the Caribbean solar market. The report features an overview of installed costs, module pricing, equipment brands, customer financing, and policy driving that’s the Caribbean solar market.
  • Focused Energy LLC changed its name to BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC. In so doing, the company adopted the name of the BayWa r.e. renewable energy family of which it has been a part for four years. BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will continue to be the PV wholesale company representing BayWa r.e. in the US. Apart from solar distribution, the business of BayWa r.e. in the US comprises wind and solar project development, with subsidiaries in San Diego, California (wind business) and Irvine, California (solar project business).
  • Speaking of BayWa r.e., the company has successfully brought four solar farms online in England. The plants have a combined output of 85 MW and are located near Northampton, Aylesbury, Oxford and Reading. Construction of all four plants was achieved by BayWa r.e. in just twelve weeks. Commissioning of the solar farms, which took place according to schedule in March, enables the projects to be accredited under the RO (Renewables Obligation) scheme in the UK.
  • The Global Wind Energy Council launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade.
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