Environment

Park Recycling Bin Grant Program Provides 41 Grants

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful are funding 914 new recycling bins in public parks across the country. This is the fifth year of the Park Recycling Bin Grant Program.

According to Vicki Draughn, VP corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group “As communities continue to improve their infrastructure to support recycling at home and at work, this program helps address a persistent challenge, which is improving recycling opportunities for people on-the-go.”

According to Brenda Pulley, senior VP/recycling, Keep America Beautiful “Our partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group has placed bins in hundreds of parks across the U.S., in the process giving nearly 1 million people convenient access to new recycling opportunities.”

Solar

Trina Solar Offering Bifacial PERC Module

Trina Solar has launched its bifacial solar module DUOMAX Twin at Clean Energy Expo China (CEEC Expo) 2017 in Beijing. The company is involved in the development of PERC cell technology and production. DUOMAX Twin uses both the front and back sides. The back side uses scattered and reflected light. The module can deliver up to 25% more than traditional modules.

According to Rongfang Yin, VP of Global Sales & Marketing at Trina Solar, “Going forward, Trina Solar will put additional effort into product segmentation, which will allow our customers to choose products uniquely suited to their distinct project environments.”

Wind

CIP Hires E.ON for 196 MW Texas Project

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has contracted E.ON Energy Services (EES) for its 196.7 MW Bearkat I wind farm in Glasscock County, Texas. E.ON will provide a range of services including construction management, on-site supervision, transition support, balance of plant management, asset management, and energy management.

Christian Skakkebæk, Senior Partner at CIP, said “Bearkat I is our second wind project under construction in the U.S. and it is great to have experienced players like E.ON to work with.” Patrick Woodson, Chairman of E.ON in North America, said “E.ON is pleased to be working with such an experienced and professional team at CIP.  We want to help facilitate their growth in the U.S. market as they continue to expand their investment portfolio,”