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Joanna Schroeder

  • Solar Limited has announced that it has set up Trina Solar Science & Technology (Thailand) Ltd., a subsidiary company in Thailand to build a manufacturing facility with 500 MW of module and 700 MW of cell production capacity. Trina Solar will invest US $160 million in the facility, which is located in Rayong of Thailand. Production is projected to commence in late 2015 or early 2016.
  • Agility Fuel Systems, a designer and producer of natural gas fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty trucks and buses, announced today it will be opening a 204,000 square foot production facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. The new facility, expected to commence production later in 2015, is strategically located north of Charlotte, North Carolina, in order to be in close proximity to heavy duty truck and bus OEM assembly plants.
  • In a new report, “U.S. Distributed PV O&M and Asset Management: Services, Markets and Competitors,” GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting identify a wide range of competitors entering the distributed PV operations and maintenance and asset management market, which the duo forecasts to reach $803 million by 2020. According to the report, asset management encompasses the ongoing financial, commercial and administrative tasks related to a PV installation. Operations and maintenance (O&M), also covered in the report, encompass the array of technical activities that enable PV systems to produce energy efficiently and within regulatory guidelines.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Penske will utilize the funds to further introduce alternative fuel vehicles to its customer base.
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