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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) recently collaborated with REC on its high-efficiency, award-winning TwinPeak solar panels. The metallization grid of the solar cells powering the TwinPeak solar panels is made using DuPont Solamet PV76x photovoltaic metallization paste, an advanced front side silver material designed specifically to enhance Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology that delivers significantly higher solar cell efficiency and results in greater power output for solar panels.
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. participated in a little history last month when it supported General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO’s launch of the Isla Bella container ship, the first of its kind to operate on LNG fuel. Clean Energy provided bunkering services and fuel from its Boron, CA liquefaction plant for the GD NASSCO-built cargo ship, which was delivered to TOTE Maritime in San Diego. Clean Energy will also be providing bunkering services next month to the second GD-NASSCO built ship, the Perla Del Caribe.
  • Canadian Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, closed on a debt facility with a club of banks and a tax equity investment commitment with U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, securing financing for the 60 MW Barren Ridge solar power project. Recurrent Energy will be the managing member and plans to own and operate the project, currently under construction in California.
  • The world’s largest rooftop dual-axis solar power station is currently under construction on a food facility in Pingtung County of Taiwan. This is an 840-kW project which utilizes BIG SUN iPV solar trackers (dual-axis) to maximize energy output and be able to resist extreme weather conditions such as typhoons in Taiwan. Topper Sun, a subsidiary of BIG SUN Group, serves as the EPC of this project for Chailease Finance Co. The site will be installed completely by the end of 2015.
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