BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1JinkoSolar has announced that its production facility in Penang, Malaysia has officially begun operations. The production facility, which began construction in March 2015 and received TUV certification in late April, has begun to produce highly-efficient cells and multi-crystalline modules. Full production capacity of 500 MW of cells and 450 MW of modules per year is expected to be reached within two months.
  • SolarCity has announced the hiring of J. Radford Small as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations. In his new role, Radford will help execute the company’s long term growth strategy with a focus on increasing shareholder value. Radford joins SolarCity from Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Clean Technology and Renewables group.
  • In an effort to expand awareness of the importance of diversity in the workplace – as well as solar energy’s growing contributions to the economy and environment – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is now featuring a Spanish-language section on its website. An Español click-through button is now located just below SEIA’s logo on its home page banner. Among other things, the new Spanish-language section will include a Solar 101 tutorial, information about the solar industry’s diversity efforts and how solar has become one of the fastest-growing industies in America.
  • According to the Borneo Post, a biodiesel plant with a capacity of 10 tons per day in the village of Telagasari, Kelumpang Hilir, Kotabaru District, South Kalimantan, should begin operating at the end of 2015. The project is waiting to complete the central government grant process to be used for plant improvements including some new machinery.
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