BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFRGS Energy and Altus Power America Management have formed a new joint venture, RGS Energy Asset Management LLC. The purpose of the joint venture is to develop, finance and manage up to $150 million of commercial solar projects.
  • SolarCity is expanding to Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland to make it possible for many area homeowners and businesses to install solar panels for free and pay less for solar electricity than they pay for utility power. SolarCity opened a new, 9,600 square-foot operations center in Seaford, Del., this week.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting a Webinar, “Incorporating Solar in Green Power Offers from Coast to Coast,” on Febraury 25, 2014 from 3:00 pm–4:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will discuss how utility green pricing programs and other voluntary green power offers have incorporated solar into their product mix. Leslie Brown will discuss how Silicon Valley Power in CA, has developed a product with 20% solar from CA. Jay Carlis will share how Community Energy has been engaged with developing solar, buying and selling solar renewable energy certificates, and supplying solar to voluntary program.
  • According to a recent report, “Energy Harvesting,” from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from energy harvesting systems will grow from $283 million in 2014 to nearly $375 million in 2020. Energy harvesting systems convert ambient energy to useable electrical energy and offer an attractive alternative to battery power for portable devices. Using a variety of energy sources including electromagnetic radiation, thermal energy, kinetic energy, and mechanical energy, energy harvesting technology is already powering a range of consumer products, such as laptops and mobile phones.

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