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US Department of Energy expands Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

Energy Department takes major steps to boost energy productivity and manufacturing in the United States. .

PowerDisc participates in Canadian tech acceleration, CEO wins Clean16 award

Canadian fuel cell developer PowerDisc has been selected as a participant in the Canadian Technology Accelerators programme, which help Canadian technology companies enter the US market. The company’s President and CEO, David Leger, has also been recognised as one of Canada’s Clean16 for 2015, for his contributions to fuel cell research and development.

Availon GmbH launches energy management business

New subsidiary offers customer-specific energy management, wind performance forecasts, direct marketing support, contract management and further commercial services.

USDA announces major investments to improve the reliability of rural electric systems

More than $518 million in funding aims to help bring Smart Grid technology to America’s rural electric infrastructure.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick meets with UK wind power players in London Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick meets with UK wind power players in London

Governor’s visit aimed at strengthening UK and US offshore wind relations.

Suntech and Greenfield form solar strategic alliance with youmex group

Alliance aims to capitalise on the growth of the UK's solar market.

LG Solar, SOLFEX announce distribution partnership

LG Solar, the solar business unit of electronics specialists LG Electronics, is now selling its products directly through SOLFEX energy systems.

SunEdison, TerraForm Power team up on pair of UK solar projects

Partners complete interconnection of 50 MW of utility-scale solar plants

Coal-to-biomass conversion complete at Canada’s Atikokan bioenergy plant Coal-to-biomass conversion complete at Canada’s Atikokan bioenergy plant

Power generating station is now producing clean electricity, helping to meet local power needs in northwestern Ontario.

Voith wins ontract to upgrade Priest Rapids Dam in Washington State Voith wins ontract to upgrade Priest Rapids Dam in Washington State

Massive hydropower rehabilitation project expected to span 10 years.

2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo kicks off 28 September in Oregon

Annual geothermal energy event to host industry leaders from around the globe

Mainstream Renewable Power to build Ghana's first utility-scale wind farm

225 MW wind power project represents a total investment of USD525 million.

RES Offshore wins Moray Firth development contract

Moray Offshore Renewables selects RES to provide management contractor services for the first project within the Moray Firth round-3 zone, located off the north-east coast of Scotland.

REA offers UK’s next government the ‘blueprint’ for green energy

Proactive British renewable energy association sets out comprehensive ‘manifesto’ for renewable heat, power and transport.

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler joins ‘Wave Energy’ conference speaker lineup

Renewable energy advocate to deliver keynote address at the upcoming Ninth Annual Oregon Wave Energy Trust Conference

Energy specialist PMSS America, Inc names new senior vice president

Doug Pfeister joins renowned renewable energy consultancy

Changes to UK’s waste regulations favour anaerobic digestion industry

New guidelines will see more crop residues turned into biogas and fertiliser — minus the costly permitting fees

Scotland's 'Meet the Energy Experts’ conference piques the interest of inventors and investors alike

Special event brought together more than 100 professionals looking to develop renewable energy or related technologies.

ABB wins $800 M order for Scotland’s Caithness-Moray subsea renewable energy power link ABB wins $800 M order for Scotland’s Caithness-Moray subsea renewable energy power link

High voltage direct current light power link to enable integration of 1,200 MW of renewable energy.

Novatec Solar, BASF successfully commission solar thermal demonstration plant in Spain Novatec Solar, BASF successfully commission solar thermal demonstration plant in Spain

Clean energy-generating plant is based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as direct molten salt or 'DMS'

Gamesa signs 48-MW supply agreement with China-based Everbright

As part of the deal, Gamesa will install 24 units of the G97-2.0 MW at Changfangshan wind farm, located in the Shanxi province.

EPSRC funds £6 million to drive new low carbon vehicle technologies research in UK

Two new UK research projects to drive forward low carbon vehicle technologies are to receive £6 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The projects involve academics from eight UK universities.

Actis to invest $250M in Mexican renewable energy platform

Emerging market investor cites Mexico’s ample natural resources, an evolving and supportive regulatory framework and a deep project finance capacity.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association and Hannover Fairs USA announce formal programme for CanWEA 2014 conference

Annual wind energy exhibition to be held from 27-29 October in Montreal, Quebec.

Last week's top 3 stories on RenewableEnergyFocus.com

The following stories generated the most clicks on RenewableEnergyFocus.com last week: Renewables in smart grids: Part I; ‘Mini power station’ vision pulls in £800,000 for IE-CHP;NEC Energy Solutions to install energy storage system in California

Construction commences on the world's 'largest floating solar power plant' Construction commences on the world's 'largest floating solar power plant'

Kyocera, Century Tokyo Leasing and Ciel et Terre team up on milestone solar power project.

Voith tapped to equip the Los Cóndores hydropower plant in Chile Voith tapped to equip the Los Cóndores hydropower plant in Chile

Under the terms of the contract, Voith will deliver two power units with an approximate installed capacity of 150 MW.

UK emerges as global market leader in the offshore wind power market

New GlobalData report shows UK wind power market represents a cumulative installed capacity share of around 52%.

Britcon UK Ltd completes £20 million anaerobic digestion plant Britcon UK Ltd completes £20 million anaerobic digestion plant

Facility is said to be the largest gas-to-grid AD plant in the UK and the second plant for the ReFood brand in the UK.

ReVenture Park™ receives the ‘Excellence in Site Reuse’ Award from EPA Region 4

Forsite Development Inc recognized for redeveloping a former Superfund site in North Carolina into the region’s first eco-industrial park.

juwi enters Philippine market with utility-scale PV plant

New 6.25 MW solar farm to replace old diesel generators.

Solar Energy Industries Association recognizes statewide solar initiatives in New York

New York Governor’s efforts bolster the investment climate in New York’s solar market, SEIA says.

NEC Energy Solutions to install energy storage system in California

3.9MWh GSS™ to support a distributed energy storage integration project.

Scatec Solar and Norfund announce new renewable energy project agreement

Deal calls for partners to develop and invest in solar power projects in developing countries.

Vestas receives 58 MW order in Poland

EDF Energies Nouvelles orders 29 V100-2.0 MW turbines for wind power project in Rzepin.

Deadline extended for 2015 AWEA Windpower show

Potential presenters at AWEA Windpower may submit editorial abstracts up to 8 September