BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFQBotix, a company that delivers up to 20% improvements in solar PV project economics with the optimized Robotic Tracking System, has announced $12 million in Series B financing. E.ON and Iberdrola joined existing investors, New Enterprise Associates, Firelake Capital Management and Draper Nexus, in the funding round.
  • A new poll, funded by the Alliance for Solar Choice, finds that eight out of ten Mainers (82%) oppose adding a charge on customers that generate their own electricity with rooftop solar or other technologies. Poll results indicate general opposition for a standby charge, which has been proposed Central Maine Power (CMP) and would require customers to pay an extra fee for being connected to the grid, even when that customer is using the electricity that they generated themselves.
  • The National Small Business Defense Contracting Summit is scheduled for August 18-19, 2014 at USAF Hurlburt Field in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. This major national conference is produced by the Defense Leadership Forum, in partnership with U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller (FL-1) and U.S. Congressman Steve Southerland (FL-2). The Summit will provide information to small businesses on how to bid for defense contracting opportunities the the U.S. Department of Defense including the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines along with military bases and the Pentagon. Contracts may include biofuels and bioenergy (such as solar, distributed generation, etc.) making the Summit a great resource for the alternative energy industry.
  • Juice Bar® EV, a provider of premium electric vehicle (EV) charging stations has partnered with Macquarie Equipment Finance (MEF) to make the process of acquiring a charging station easier and more affordable for facility owners. The Juice Bar EV provides owners a customizable opportunity to create income-producing assets with Juice Bar charging stations. Owners have the choice in customizing their Juice Bar to fit the needs of their facility, including the ability to partner with sponsors and advertisers to offset the cost, and the choice in charging a fee or not charging a fee to the consumer.

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