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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Governor Charlie Baker and leaders from Bristol Community College (BCC) and its partners unveiled New England’s largest solar parking canopy to date, a 3.2 megawatt solar array covering 800-parking spaces on five acres of the College’s Fall River Campus. Built in partnership with the nonprofit energy-buying consortium PowerOptions and its solar partner SunEdison the solar array will generate more than 34 million kilowatt hours of energy each year, enough to cover half of the campus’ electricity needs and generate a 20-year savings of more than $1.75 million.
  • SF Suntech Australia announced today the company’s partnership with Reclaim PV Recycling, the Australia-based waste management company that focuses on reclaiming PV modules. Suntech was recently awarded the first Reclaim certificate in Australia for recycling 84 of its damaged or nonoperational warranty modules.
  • As home solar installations surge in New York State, Solar to the People has released a study detailing the cost of solar in metro areas across the state. The actual cost of installing solar is a point of confusion for many homeowners, and this study aims to provide transparency for New York state homeowners who are considering making the switch.
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law S-2420, a bill that increases the existing cap on net metering and secures the 7,000 solar industry jobs in the state. Former Republican Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. and his conservative group Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed (TUSK) applauded Governor Christie’s leadership in ensuring that New Jerseyans have choice and independence in their energy sources and protecting the state from policies that harm the free market.
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