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GreenMax Capital Advisors secures financing for large geothermal project in Kenya

US Overseas Private Investment Corporation grants $950,000 for 40MW geothermal energy project.

ET Solar constructs a new solar farm in Somerset, UK

8.7 MWp ground-mounted solar farm project developed by Lightsource Renewable Energy.

Gamesa turbine awarded first type certificate under DNV GL’s wind guideline GL2010

Certified G97-2.0 MW turbine is the first to be equipped with Gamesa’s infused blade.

US Department of Energy awards $13.4 million to develop advanced biofuels and bio-products

Investment in biofuel projects aim to help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass.

UK low-carbon competition now open for entries

Shell Springboard offers £350,000 to country's most innovative low-carbon entrepreneurs.

ENER-G partners with Cornes Biogas for Japanese project

190kW ENER-G CHP unit to be installed, commissioned and maintained by Cornes at an agricultural biogas plant in Shikaoi, Japan.

Ecotricity, Skanska form joint onshore wind power venture

Goal of ‘Skylark’ initiative is to rollout new wind farm projects in Britain.

HEINEKEN UK installs 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its Tadcaster brewery HEINEKEN UK installs 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its Tadcaster brewery

Solar plant expected to generate approximately 876 MWh each year -- enough to power 185 homes.

Renewable Energy Association to formally end affiliation with Solar Trade Association on 1 January 2015

Despite the scheduled split, both associations will remain open to collaboration on areas of mutual interest in the future.

AllEarth Renewables, Claire Solar Partners complete 2.2MW solar tracker farm in Vermont

South Burlington PV farm is claimed to be the largest in North America to utilize distributed inverters and dual-axis trackers to maximize production.

Alstom and DCNS form research partnership

Agreement calls for the development and subsequent commercialisation of an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine.

CHP projects receive US EPA's ENERGY STAR Award

Renewable energy heating systems feature GE technology.

Renewable NRG Systems and FLiDAR enter exclusive partnership for the Americas

Under this agreement, Renewable NRG Systems will provide the WindCube Lidar systems to FLiDAR.

Gamesa signs new contract for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Brazil Gamesa signs new contract for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Brazil

This 220 MW contract marks the largest single order for the G114-2.0 MW to date.

Renewable NRG Systems announces new VP of Engineering Renewable NRG Systems announces new VP of Engineering

Wallace Lafferty chosen to lead technology and product development at Renewable NRG Systems.

Government–industry funding to accelerate hydrogen fueling, fuel cell cars in the UK

The UK government has announced up to £11 million (€14 million, US$17.7 million) of funding to prepare for the national rollout of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Scottish Government approves new round of offshore wind projects

Planning consent granted for four wind farms totalling a potential 2.284 GW capacity.

Biochemtex and Beta Renewables ink deal with ENERGOCHEMICA SE

Agreement calls for Biochemtex and Beta Renewables to build an ethanol plant in Strazske, Slovak Republic.

DNV GL earns highest score in E.ON’s wind flow modelling ‘blind’ test

Leading global energy advisory and testing authority demonstrates knack for atmospheric flow characteristics and accuracy in wind power computer modelling.

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection Co Ltd set for launch

New Welsh company formed to develop a world-leading integrated tidal energy and coastal protection scheme along the North Wales coast.

Nordex rolls out wind blade strategy with Carbon Rotec Nordex rolls out wind blade strategy with Carbon Rotec

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE is extending its partnership with composite wind turbine blade producer Carbon Rotec.

US Energy Department to fund CSP research US Energy Department to fund CSP research

DoE allocates $25 Million to support research and development of concentrating solar power.

Tidal Lagoon Power expands environmental team

Tim Carter named head of environment; Jo Pickard, principal ecologist.

Grand Coalition to expand network of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany Grand Coalition to expand network of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany

Automaker Daimler and industrial gases giant The Linde Group are teaming with oil & gas companies Total, OMV, Avia and Hoyer to significantly increase the number of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany. The initiative will implement 13 new refueling locations by the end of 2015, and secure sustainable sourcing of ‘green’ hydrogen.

Arizona waste treatment plant gets biomethane upgrade

Pima County signs contract with Anaergia to use the biogas from wastewater as a renewable fuel source.

Samsung, Pattern Development team up for Canadian wind power project

Partners sign 20-year PPA for 100 MW wind project in Ontario

SunEdison announces $50 million, 23.8MW solar power plant in the Middle East

Solar technology manufacturer partners with EBRD and OPIC for one of the largest solar power plants in Jordan.

Ceres Power working with Energy Lancaster to study next-generation solid oxide fuel cell materials

In the UK, engineers from Lancaster University are working in collaboration with Ceres Power on the development of low-cost, intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell technology used in micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

£300 million budget to launch UK auctions for renewables

Initiative to support low-carbon electricity projects that aim to deliver new capacity much more cheaply than through the previous arrangements.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance releases Q3 renewable energy investment report

Figures for the third quarter show another year-on-year rise, with a solar boom in China the biggest single contributor.

AREVA and Schneider Electric team up for energy storage project

Partners sign R&D agreement to develop a new energy storage solution that combines hydrobromic acid and hydrogen.

Last week's top three stories: UC Davis, SunPower project; Schmack Biogas wins 5 MW contract; Scottish Government approves new wind farm

The top three articles on renewableenergyfocus.com last week were as follows:

Ballard to deploy extra fuel cell systems in Digicel telecom network in Jamaica

Canadian-based Ballard Power Systems has received an order from its Caribbean distributor, Precision Power & Air (PP&A), for 13 ElectraGen™-ME fuel cell backup power systems to be deployed in the Digicel mobile phone network in Jamaica.

US Department of Energy earmarks $25 million for biofuel research

Funding to go toward reducing the costs of algal biofuels over the next five years.

Five energy companies establish Universal Smart Energy Framework

‘USEF’ aims to develop products, services and solutions for large-scale deployment of smart energy grids.

California reclamation authority marks start-up of biogas production

Advanced biogas system supplied by Anaergia, Inc.

Latin America and Caribbean region primed for solar development

Hot markets on track to install 9 GW solar PV within five years, according to NPD Solarbuzz report.

VG Energy partners with Norvento

Deal entails seven nED100 100kW turbines for a portfolio of wind farm sites in Scotland.

Voith awarded Canadian hydropower contract Voith awarded Canadian hydropower contract

Deal calls for Voith to equip the Keeyask generating station in Manitoba.

Historic premiere for biogas in Sweden

Gas pipeline now links up biogas plant to the country’s gas grid.

DSM inaugurates Solar Technologies demonstration center in India

State-of-the-art facility aims to showcase the benefits of current and future solar technologies.