BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFJinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd has announced that it will supply 23MW of Solar PV modules to Swinerton Builders. The company will utilize JinkoSolar’s 300W 72 cells high-efficiency PV modules in its construction of the Westland Solar Farms, LLC ground-mounted solar plant in Fresno County, California. When completed, this utility scale solar farm will provide electricity to PG&E.
  • Pattern Energy Group LP has closed the financing and started construction of its Panhandle Wind project, a 218 MW wind power project located in the Texas Panhandle. The project will utilize Texas’ new Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission infrastructure, which connects to the state’s main power grid operator, Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
  • Globally renowned water conservationist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and environmental author Bill McKibben will join regional leaders this fall for the Midwest’s first partially-solar-powered Concert for the Climate. Music will link together workshops, Kennedy’s keynote speech, and McKibben’s featured presentation at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers at Kaw Point Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The event will last from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The ZephIR 300 has been chosen by Babcock International Group to collect wind data on its pioneering floating lidar platform. The new platform allows the ZephIR 300 to collect data offshore without the need for post-processing or compensation, reducing the possibility of miscalculation or human error. The new technology will, once proven successful, significantly cut capital expenditure costs by removing the need for fixed meteorological masts. The platform provides the stability needed to collect accurate lidar data by utilising a low-motion buoy. Babcock’s marine expertise means the buoy has been shown to pitch and roll less than five degrees from vertical in waves of up to 4.25m Significant Wave Height (Hs).

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