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LDA Design achieves 400MW of consented solar farms

Milestone for LDA Design equates to 115,000 UK homes powered by clean renewable energy.

Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings to merge

The transaction creates a combination of geographically complementary businesses and opens up opportunities for Iberdrola and UIL to jointly develop new projects and operations.

East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm secures 714MW contract

ScottishPower Renewables set to buy Vattenfall shareholding in project.

Tocardo Tidal Turbines agrees to acquire Swantubines Intellectual Property

Transaction includes intellectual property, patents and technology as well as the trade name of Swanturbines.

DECC releases results of UK’s first Auction for Contracts for Difference DECC releases results of UK’s first Auction for Contracts for Difference

Reviews of programme’s implementation are mixed, despite clear evidence of early success.

European Commission proposes dramatic energy market reforms European Commission proposes dramatic energy market reforms

Long-term goal is to secure, sustainable, competitive, affordable energy for all of Europe’s citizens while transitioning to a low-carbon, climate-friendly economy.

US Energy Department launches 'Virtual Hackathon' solar ideas competition .

Aim is to encourage the development of prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment.

Nedstack wins Chinese order for world’s first 2 MW PEM fuel cell power plant Nedstack wins Chinese order for world’s first 2 MW PEM fuel cell power plant

The Dutch fuel cell technology company Nedstack has signed the final contract to deliver what will be the world’s first 2 MW PEM fuel cell power plant, which will be installed at a chemical plant in China.

REC Group, Sunrun expand solar panel supply agreement

Terms of the new deal cal for Sunrun to double its previous offer to purchase 50MW of solar panels.

WIRSOL Energy Ltd. inks deal with Bluefield Solar Income Fund WIRSOL Energy Ltd. inks deal with Bluefield Solar Income Fund

Deal entails the sale of two solar parks totaling 42MW.

ABB inverters selected for 70 MW solar project in South America

New solar park marks the second-largest of its kind in the region, ABB says.

Hydropower scheme now generating clean energy for Morvern community Hydropower scheme now generating clean energy for Morvern community

Remote Highland community benefiting from stake in Green Highland hydro project on Forestry Commission Scotland land.

UK-based ESG expands staff

Additions reflect shift to renewable and recyclable fuels as coal testing decreases.

Lightsource dedicates £125 Million toward UK solar rooftop development in 2015 Lightsource dedicates £125 Million toward UK solar rooftop development in 2015

With move, Lightsource is firmly on track to become the first solar company to reach a 1 GW operational portfolio of assets in the UK.

Hawkins secures pair of geothermal power projects in Indonesia

Facilities entail the Lumut Balai and Karaha geothermal power stations, owned by state-owned Pertamina Geothermal Energy,

Ground breaking trial at world’s second largest offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay concludes

Trial demonstrates the importance of research and development projects in helping the offshore wind energy industry continue to find effective and innovative methods of utilising technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

RES Offshore signs 5-year O&M contract

Deal calls for RES to maintain the newly installed West of Duddon Sands met mast.

Conergy announces expansion of its UK rooftops offer

Prominent solar farm builder secures seasoned executives with real estate and energy management experience in a move to seize market share in the fast-developing rooftop segment.

USDA announces funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

'REAP' Program Reduces Energy Costs for Ag Producers and Small Businesses, Boosts Economy, Reduces Dependence on Foreign Oil

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015 Conference set for April 8-9 in New York Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015 Conference set for April 8-9 in New York

Inaugural event established to provide a broad perspective on hybrid energy and an ideal networking forum for practitioners in the field.

Siemens provides 157 wind turbines for three projects in South Africa. Siemens provides 157 wind turbines for three projects in South Africa.

Deal represents Africa's biggest order ever awarded for wind turbines, Siemens said.

Canadian Solar acquires six solar power projects totaling 46 MW in the UK

Four projects totaling 40.5 MW DC are under construction, with an additional two projects totaling 5.5 MW DC expected to start construction before the end of February.

Mainstream Renewable Power launches $1.9bn pan-African renewable energy platform

The new platform, called Lekela Power, will provide between 700 and 900 MW of wind and solar power across Africa by 2018.

Vaisala and Puhuri Oy form partnership for better wind measurement

Vaisala selected to deliver the planning and wind resource evaluation services as part of the measurement campaign to help Puhuri better assess the performance potential of its proposed wind farms.

Suntech names new president

Victor Haibo Xiong, a ten-year veteran of Suntech, will oversee management of the company.

DNV GL releases 'Article 8' compliance tool

New DNV GL database aims to help multinationals to meet urgent EU energy efficiency deadline.

Three US Military bases partner with Energy Department to train veterans for solar jobs Three US Military bases partner with Energy Department to train veterans for solar jobs

Training program reflects growing demand for qualified installers.

Renewable Energy Installers, H2 ECO partner on record-breaking solar PV system in the UK Renewable Energy Installers, H2 ECO partner on record-breaking solar PV system in the UK

Residential/small commercial 348.3kWp system consists of 1247 panels spread over three buildings located in Romsey, Hampshire.

Excitement building for 'Ecobuild' 2015 Excitement building for 'Ecobuild' 2015

With the elections just weeks away, renewable energy members will much to discuss at the 2015 Ecobuild show, set to take place 3–5 March at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre.

E.ON reaches major milestone in North Sea project

First turbine installed at Amrumbank West offshore wind farm.

REC Solar ASA appoints new CEO

Steve O'Neil brings 28 years of working experience in multi-diverse industries across different countries.

IREC releases report on state of distributed electricity

New study focuses on the changing roles of consumers, utilities and regulators within the regulatory compact.

NREL takes first in-depth look at solar project completion timelines .

New report examines new data to show how long the PV interconnection process takes in the US.

GDF SUEZ Energy UK secures new deal with AmeyCespa

AmeyCespa, one of the UK’s leading waste-management providers, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with GDF SUEZ Energy UK for the output from its major new energy-from-waste facility in North Yorkshire.

International workshop on renewable energy in Norway and hydrogen export

The International Workshop on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Export – being held in Trondheim, Norway on 24 March 2015 – will focus on global perspectives and Norwegian opportunities for various stakeholders to engage in the transition from a fossil-based to a more sustainable energy economy.

First Solar and Apple engaged in $848 million clean energy contract

25-year power purchase agreement is billed as industry’s largest commercial power deal.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance recognizes Suntech

Suntech named a 'leading module supplier' in Bloomberg's Global PV Market Outlook Tier 1 List.

Pattern Development selects Siemens for onshore wind power plant

Siemens to supply and service 87 wind turbines for 200 MW 'Logan’s Gap' project in Comanche County, Texas.

2015 WINDPOWER educational schedule released

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) invites WINDPOWER 2015 attendees to preview the educational sessions for this year's conference and convention.

Gamesa signs new contracts for Indian market Gamesa signs new contracts for Indian market

Latest deals call for the supply of 260 MW.

Trianel partners with Conergy

Goal is to offer solar systems to six million homes at no upfront cost.

KIC InnoEnergy announces new call for innovative cleantech project proposals

Initiative is part of an ambitious support programme dedicated to boosting sustainable innovations in Europe.

Technical Fibre Products, Johnson Matthey unveil new fuel cell electrode technology Technical Fibre Products, Johnson Matthey unveil new fuel cell electrode technology

Technical Fibre Products Ltd and Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells in the UK have developed a new, commercially ready electrode substrate for use in fuel cells. The substrate addresses the market need for a lower-cost alternative to currently available gas diffusion layer (GDL) materials.

UK Government backs ‘Big Data’ trial on district heat networks

Technology would significantly reduce the risk of costly inefficiencies on heat networks.

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult names new finance director

Andrew Walls brings a brings with him a wealth of financial and commercial experience.

SMA wins 17.5 MW inverter order for commercial-scale PV installations

SoCore Energy selects SMA's 'Sunny Tripower' inverters for 44 movie theater, shipping and retail locations across the US.

SEFA launches new membership program

Enhanced offerings aim to advance the availability of public capital and expanding financing options for the solar energy industry.

NREL, EPRI launch ‘Clean Energy Incubator’ network

New program aims to assist clean-energy entrepreneurs.

US Department of Energy Department announces $59 Million investment in solar US Department of Energy Department announces $59 Million investment in solar

New funding to drive solar technology innovation and help communities boost deployment, DoE says.

Allianz agrees to acquire OX2 wind farm in northern Sweden

As part of the deal, Google has signed a power purchase agreement to buy the electricity output of the wind farm for the next ten years.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited expands solar portfolio

Leading UK solar energy generator obtains £103m funding package from The Royal Bank of Scotland.

"The Future Cost of Wind Power" 2015 market research report unveiled

Informative wind power market research is primarily targeted for power utility strategists, energy analysts, research managers and the like.

Alstom, Andrade Gutierrez form joint venture

New partnershilp dedicated to the production of steel towers for wind turbines in Brazil.

Nominations now open for Intersolar 2015 Awards Nominations now open for Intersolar 2015 Awards

Annual awards program recognizes solar technology innovations.

Record-breaking January for UK wind energy

Wind energy provided 14% of Britain’s electricity last month, according to National Grid.

Harworth opens wind turbine project at former colliery in Derbyshire

Wind turbines to provide enough energy to power 1,000 homes.

International Renewable Energy Storage conference alongside Energy Storage Europe expo and Power-to-Gas conference

The 9th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference is taking place 9–11 March 2015 in Germany, for the first time at the Messe Düsseldorf trade fair. IRES 2015 is concurrent with the Energy Storage Europe Conference & Expo, and the 4th Conference Power-to-Gas, while a related trade show will feature more than 100 exhibitors.