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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The Osaka Sangyo University (OSU) Solar Car Team’s, OSU-Model-S equipped with Trina Solar’s Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) cells and modules, has won the “2015 FIA ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES CUP Solar Car Race” held at the Suzuki International Racing Circuit. This is OSU’s fourth consecutive victory. The “OSU-Module-S” developed by OSU’s Solar Car Team was 100% powered by solar cells developed by the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of Trina Solar.
  • President Barack Obama will lead the nation’s foremost clean energy conversation as the keynote speaker during the “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress” at Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas Monday, Aug. 24, 2025. In its eighth year, the Summit is co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Impact Assessment of Materials in Wind Energy Generation,” finds that about 9,500 tonnes of composite materials are used annually for manufacturing wind blades. Between now and 2020, the materials segment will grow at a rate of 17 percent annually. The study looks mainly at materials for rotor blades and nacelles but includes foundation and tower applications.
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