BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1According to GTM Research, 59 gigawatts of solar PV were installed globally in 2015, a 34 percent increase over 2014’s total. The report finds that the U.S. share of expected global PV demand between 2015 and 2020 has increased from an average of 10 percent to 15 percent due to the extension. This is despite a substantial increase in demand expected for the Asia-Pacific region (apart from China) in 2016 and beyond. On the other hand, FIT pullbacks in Japan, the U.K. and China have tempered expectations.
  • FFP New Hydro LLC has announced the receipt of hydropower licenses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for four projects located on the Muskingum River in Ohio. The four projects are expected to have a combined generating capacity of 15 MW from plants added to existing Lock and Dam facilities owned and operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. FFP New Hydro also has final license applications pending for two more projects on the Muskingum River.
  • Envision Energy has announced the establishment of its Global Blade Innovation Center in Boulder, Colorado. This marks yet another significant investment in R&D by Envision in the United States. Kevin Standish, a recognized leader in turbine blade design in the wind energy industry, will lead this operation.
  • SoloPower Systems has announced the completion of its first commercial-scale deployment in South Africa. The Company’s ultra-light weight photovoltaic (LPV) modules were successfully installed on a factory rooftop in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, as the first in a two-phase project. The installation was commissioned by Dumont Power, a SoloPower Systems’ distributor.
Bioenergy Bytes