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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Johns Hopkins has announced a new solar project located in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland and is expected to offset about 18 percent of the total energy Johns Hopkins facilities utilize. Installed and maintained by SolarCity with financing and management by Direct Energy Business, the solar power system will deliver the energy generated to Johns Hopkins for less than their current electricity rate, and provide a long term hedge against the rising costs of purchasing power.
  • EDF Renewable Energy has announced the 150 MW Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas has reached commercial operation. The Project, located within Sumner County, Kansas, approximately 50 miles south of Wichita, commenced construction of its 75 Vestas 2 MW wind turbines in April, 2015. Great Plains Energy will purchase the electricity generated pursuant to a 20-year, fixed-price power purchase agreement.
  • Georgia Trend Magazine has selected Norcross, Georgia-based Suniva, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, John Baumstark, as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians. In 2007, Baumstark co-founded Suniva, launched from Georgia Tech’s photovoltaic labs with Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi. Under his leadership, Suniva has become a leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency, cost-competitive crystalline silicon solar products, with customers worldwide.
  • ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) has finalized its sale of the Thunder Spirit wind development to Montana-Dakota Utilities after wrapping up construction on the project in December. The company built the 107 MW wind farm near Hettinger, North Dakota under a development agreement with Montana-Dakota Utilities. Montana-Dakota acquired the finished project for $200 million and will operate the wind farm for use by its utility customers.
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