Features for December 2010
With the traditional wind energy markets in Europe approaching saturation, wind turbine manufacturers and project developers are looking for new frontiers. Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) presents one such less developed territory that offers sizable opportunities for wind power development in the near future.
17 December, 2010
Despite the international economic crisis and the reduction of Government incentives, renewable energy is continuing to have a growing impact on the world energy market. Experts from Lahmeyer International and the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum examine the 2009 statistics, and highlight newly-installed capacity, major technological developments and emerging market trends.
13 December, 2010
Wind turbines are getting bigger, driven by economies of scale and the need to increase ‘power per tower’ at wind farms, especially offshore. George Marsh explores the megaturbine seascape.
09 December, 2010
Since the introduction of its small power programme in 2006, Thailand has signed contracts to develop 4.3 GW of renewable generation. Nearly half of the contracts – 1.8 GW – are for solar energy alone.
08 December, 2010
Investors are cautious about investing in solar as prices are falling on increased output from booming manufacturing countries like China. Mark Halper reported from the Paris Cleantech Forum this summer.
06 December, 2010
From residential rooftops to utility-scale farms, all users of solar energy want to get the most power from their systems. Everyone is looking for technologies that enhance power harvest and get the highest wattage from a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. Many companies are focusing on this aim while simultaneously making systems far simpler and safer. Joyce Laird looks at some of the leading companies in this area.
03 December, 2010
With China now the clear global renewables leader and new countries emerging as key contenders in the market, a new world order is apparent in the clean energy sector, according to Ernst & Young's latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices of 30 countries.
01 December, 2010