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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1SolarCity and Temecula Valley Unified School District are together installing a six megawatt solar and energy storage project across 19 schools and the district’s administrative office. The project, which includes energy storage systems at five sites, required no upfront investment and is expected to save the district more than $520,000 within the first year of operation alone, and $35 million over 25 years by providing affordable power at a discount to utility rates.
  • Farmland Partners Inc. has announced that two of its farms in North Carolina will be home to a portion of the 208 MW Amazon Wind Farm US East that Iberdrola Renewables is building and will own and operate. The wind farm will deliver power to the electrical grid that supplies both current and future Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Cloud data centers. The company will lease the 28 acres to Iberdrola Renewables for approximately $2,600 per acre over a 25-year lease term.
  • SkyPower has announced its plans to build 500 MW of utility-scale solar energy over the next five years in Panama, representing an investment of US $1 billion. In addition to building 500 MW of solar projects in Panama, SkyPower will also construct a US $50 million world-class solar and environmental research centre in Panama dedicated to the advancement of solar PV innovation as well as advanced research and innovation in environmental sciences.
  • Blymyer Engineers has announced the company has been chosen by Swinterton Builders as the engineering firm of record on the Springbok 2 Solar Farm in California. The full three phase project involves developing a 350 MW AC PV solar generating facility covering approximately 2000 acres of formerly underdeveloped grazing and ag lands over multiple project sites in an unincorporated portion of eastern Kern county.
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