BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Trina Solar has announced that it provided Osaka Sangyo University (OSU) with its newly developed Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) cells and modules for OSU’s Solar Car, the “OSU-Model-S”. The OSU-Model-S will compete in early August in the IFA Suzuka Solar Car Race, the largest international solar car race taking place in Japan.
  • Green Charge Networks was named as one of the “15 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2015″ by Smart Grid News. Smart Grid News differentiated Green Charge from other energy storage vendors based on its strong customer base, with an emphasis on schools and industry partnerships and no-cost business model through $56 million in equity funding by K-Road Ventures.
  • The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is reminding the global geothermal community to make their nominations for this year’s GRC Awards by June 19, 2015. The awards recognize distinguished colleagues in the geothermal community from around the world. The winners will be honored at the GRC Awards Luncheon at the GRC Annual Meeting being held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, Nevada, September 20-23. The theme for this year’s meeting is Geothermal: Always On.
  • U.S. Senators Dean Heller, Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Jon Tester (D-MT) have joined in introducing the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (S. 1407) to simplify the permitting process for solar, geothermal and wind projects on public lands. A hearing is scheduled for June 9, 2015.
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