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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Global cumulative installed capacity of small wind turbines will increase more than fivefold from 912.6 MW in 2014 to 4.8 GW by 2025, at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.4%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report* states that small wind power capacity, which refers to wind turbines with capacities lower than 100 kilowatts, is expected to grow in European countries including Germany, Spain, Poland, Sweden, and Ukraine, while India and Japan will lead growth in Asia.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a six-figure digital and newspaper ad campaign to thank three key Senate Democrats, including Michael Bennet of Colorado, for voting last month to defend the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan against Republican attack. The other two senators are Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Mark Warner of Virginia.
  • The United States just experienced its largest quarter for energy storage deployments since the fourth quarter of 2012. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, the U.S. deployed 60.3 megawatts of energy storage capacity in the third quarter of the year. This represents 53.1 megawatt-hours.
  • ConEdison Solutions and Volvo Group North America have announced completion of a 5,000-panel parking-lot solar canopy at Volvo Group’s Hagerstown, Maryland powertrain manufacturing facility. The canopy – which will generate clean, renewable electricity at the facility – is among the largest solar carport installations on the East Coast.
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