BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFHanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd., a global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, announced it has completed the installation of 31 MW in a EPC commercial rooftop project in Guangdong Province, China.
  • The Nuview Union School District has launched a comprehensive sustainability project that includes solar energy systems, energy efficiency measures and improved lighting components that are guaranteed to save the district over $7 million in its first 20 years of operation. Chevron Energy Solutions designed and built the project that includes solar generation capacity at three district locations, upgraded HVAC systems, and energy-saving LED lighting. In total, the project is expected to reduce the district’s utility-purchased electricity costs by approximately 85 percent. Chevron’s work with Nuview will also include hands-on labs to engage students in developing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
  • Ecoppia, a developer of autonomous water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, announced that its commercially-deployed E4 robotic cleaning system has now cleaned over one million panels. The autonomous energy-independent water-free E4 robots use a soft microfiber and controlled air flow cleaning system to remove 99% of dust daily, keeping panels at optimal production 24/7/365.
  • Collins Bus Corporation has announced that it is accepting orders for its new compressed natural gas (CNG) model that provides an estimated 250-300 mile range, decreases greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15% and reduces operating costs. Built on a Ford E-450 6.8L cutaway chassis backed by a Ford Factory 5-year/60,000-mile engine and powertrain warranty, Collins’ CNG bus features the Westport WiNG™ Power System dedicated natural gas fuel system certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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