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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to supply Salesforce with 24 MW of wind energy from its Salt Fork Wind Project in Texas. The Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) advances Salesforce’s commitment to power 100 percent of its global operations with renewable energy. The Project, located in the Texas Panhandle in Donley and Gray Counties, east of Amarillo, has begun construction of its total 174 MW capacity and is expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of 2016.
  • Regulators and utilities across the country are grappling with the valuation of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar, energy storage, and energy efficiency, as costs continue to fall and penetration increases. According to a new report from GTM Research, “Unlocking the Value of DER 2016: Technology Strategies, Opportunities and Markets,” despite DER growth, few states are developing the policies, technology ecosystem and data infrastructure required to enable the location-based valuation systems that will underlie the development of distribution integrated resource planning and DER procurement processes for grid services.
  • Renovate America, the leading provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing in the U.S., has announced it was named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group.
  • Powerhive, an energy solutions provider for emerging markets announced today that the company has closed a $20M Series A financing round, which will support Powerhive’s expansion into new markets in Africa and the Asia-­Pacific, as well as continued growth in Kenya where the company has operated rural microgrids since 2012.
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