News for March 2010

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Europe could have 100% renewable energy by 2050: study

Europe and North Africa could obtain all of their electricity from renewable energy by 2050, if the concept is supported by a single European power market united with a similar market in North Africa.

US agency funded to stimulate solar energy research

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has received US$2.7 million to help the state of California stimulate research into solar energy.

Global wind is sufficient for 250 million consumers

The global wind industry posted another record year in 2009, as cumulative installed wind power capacity grew to 158,000 MW.

California group opposes major solar energy proposal

An independent consumer advocacy division within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says it opposes a US$1.5 billion solar photovoltaic proposal currently under consideration by CPUC.

Designate renewable energy zones across US, suggests think-tank

A US think tank says creating ‘competitive renewable energy zones’ would be a solution to raise the private investment that is needed to update transmission infrastructure, increase capacity for renewable energy and move toward the ‘smart grid.’

Solar developer completes solar-wind installation for US university

Constellation Energy has installed a 1.2 MW solar and wind power system at the University of Toledo's Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation in Ohio.

US utility wants 15 MW of solar energy

Detroit Edison is looking for corporate and academic institutions which have large rooftops or ground area that can host solar energy installations.

Siemens to build wind turbine factory in Britain

Siemens will invest £80 million to develop an offshore wind turbine production facility in the UK.

BP stops making solar panels at US facility

BP Solar says it will cease production at its solar plant in Maryland, due to high costs and declining PV prices.

Europe expects €1 bn investment in renewable energies this year

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) predict that a new facility will support €1 billion of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects this year.

Chinese policies could make things challenging for foreign renewable energy, says report

China has moved steadily to prevent foreign participation in its renewable energy market, which will have a negative impact on the renewable energy industry in the United States and other countries.

Regulator funds US279m for renewable energy projects

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved US$279 million over five years for renewable energy projects, part of the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Small business captures largest share of renewable energy grants

Small business in the United States received 23% of the federal funding for renewable energy support, more than any other sector.

New York: US$24m for renewable energy

New York governor David Paterson has awarded US$24 million in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to 206 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

Wales can dramatically increase renewable energy capacity by 2025

Wales has the potential to generate twice its electricity demand from renewable energy sources within 15 years, according to environment minister Jane Davidson.

Funding to support 1 MWh storage

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will provide US$2.4 million to link a battery and ultracapacitor technologies with wind and solar energy systems.

Wind and solar power cost sensitive to load factors

The cost to generate onshore wind can be as low as US$48/MWh and as high as US$188/MWh for offshore wind, according to a detailed analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

US native tribes key for renewable energy

Indian tribes in the US can combat climate change by creating jobs through the development of renewable energy facilities, says a report from the National Wildlife Federation.

US to boost development of hydropower

Three US departments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase production of hydropower while reducing environmental impacts and enhancing ecosystem viability.

UTC Power fuel cell for auxiliary power in new BMW hybrid car

BMW Group Research and Technology has unveiled a new hybrid electric vehicle that uses a UTC Power proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system for auxiliary power. The vehicle was unveiled today at the 25th anniversary BMW ZT celebration in Munich, Germany.

NREL and 3M cooperate on renewable energy research

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and 3M have signed agreements on renewable energy research.

EPA, DoE to strengthen energy efficiency label

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DoE) have outlined a series of steps to further strengthen the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency labelling programme.

GE manufactures offshore wind turbines in UK GE manufactures offshore wind turbines in UK

GE will invest €110 million to develop offshore wind turbine manufacturing facilities in the UK.

Hydrogenics electrolyzers for hydrogen fueling station in Hamburg

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has been awarded a contract for two HySTAT-60 electrolyzers by The Linde Group, for installation as part of a German hydrogen fueling station in HafenCity, Hamburg. The hydrogen station will be integrated and managed by the Swedish utility Vattenfall, one of Europe’s leading energy producers.

Renewable energy industry and investors’ Budget reactions

The UK renewable energy industry and investors are broadly speaking, welcoming the 2010 UK Budget, but there are warnings about implementation times, amongst other things.

£2bn UK Green Investment Bank announced

As part of its 2010 Budget, the UK Government has announced the set up of a £2 billion Green Investment Bank to support low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure projects.

BOC launches small, 150 W portable fuel cell generator

The Hymera portable power generator from BOC is the first 150 W hydrogen fuel cell powered electricity generator on the market. This lightweight, clean, and quiet off-grid fuel cell power supply is ideal for low-energy technologies like LED floodlighting and for charging cordless tools onsite.

NREL establishes sustainable energy transition initiative

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has established a global institute dedicated to “analysing, speeding and smoothing the transition to sustainable energy worldwide.”

SunPower builds 1 MW solar power system in California

SunPower will design and construct a 1 MW solar power system at the Yolo County Justice Center in Woodland, California, USA.

Garrad Hassan updates wind farm design software Garrad Hassan updates wind farm design software

Renewable energy consultancy Garrad Hassan has updated its wind farm design software, GH WindFarmer 4.1.

Dragon Power gets RMB28bn loan for biomass in China

The China Construction Bank could provide up to RMB28 billion in loans for the construction of biomass power plants in China over the next five years.

Europe offers €56m to engage on renewable energy Europe offers €56m to engage on renewable energy

The European Union must engage all levels of society to support renewable energy, if it is to meet its commitment of 20% from renewable energy by 2020.

No top changes in quarterly assessment of renewable energy

The United States, China, Germany, India and Italy remain the most attractive countries for renewable energy, according to a quarterly assessment by Ernst & Young.

Scotland expects 26,000 new jobs in renewable energy

Scotland could create 60,000 green jobs by 2020 in low-carbon and renewable energy industries, according to the Scottish Government.

Share of renewable energy lags its growth in capacity

The amount of electricity generated from renewable energy in the United States has doubled in the past 20 years, but its share of total output has not grown by the same degree.

Global fund to mobilise US$40bn

An international meeting on climate finance has approved plans to mobilise US$40 billion for country-led low-carbon growth.

Joint programme for renewable energy in California

A new programme will streamline and accelerate the permitting and siting process for large-scale renewable energy projects in California, USA.

Greenland opens hydrogen plant for renewable energy storage Greenland opens hydrogen plant for renewable energy storage

Greenland has inaugurated its first hydrogen plant for renewable energy storage. H2 Logic in Denmark developed and delivered the hydrogen plant, which is owned and operated by the national energy company, Nukissiorfiit.

Hydropower could be key for UK energy

Small scale hydropower could be one of the most cost-effective ways of producing renewable electricity in the UK, according to the Environment Agency.

SunPower gets US$1.5m from California Solar Initiative

SunPower Corp has been awarded two grants totalling approximately US$1.5 million from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration (CSI RD&D) Program.

Worldwide solar PV market reaches 6.43 GW in 2009

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) installations reached 6.43GW in 2009 – a 6% growth from 2008, according to the latest ‘Marketbuzz 2010 Report’ from market research and consulting company Solarbuzz.

2.4 MW solar rooftop installation uses PV Powered inverters 2.4 MW solar rooftop installation uses PV Powered inverters

PV Powered Inc’s inverters are being used in a 2.4 MW solar thin-film rooftop installation in Portland, Oregon, USA.

SunPower’s 2009 net income fell 63%

SunPower reported a net income of US$33.17 million for 2009, down 63% on 2008.

Applied Materials expands Taiwanese solar manufacturing

Applied Materials Inc has opened its expanded Tainan Manufacturing Centre in Tainan, Taiwan for flat panel displays and thin-film solar photovoltaics (PV).

Narec’s wind turbine training tower ready for use Narec’s wind turbine training tower ready for use

The UK New and Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has opened its 27 m tall wind turbine training tower at its facilities in Blyth, Northumberland.

US funds aluminium-based CSP system

Alcoa will use aluminium instead of glass mirrors to generate power by concentrating solar power (CSP).

Solar energy could provide 10% of US energy

Solar power could meet 10% of energy needs in the United States by 2030, and reduce the US$350 billion to import oil every year.

Texan wind energy protects wildlife using radar Texan wind energy protects wildlife using radar

A California-based wind energy developer has acquired a 283 MW wildlife-friendly wind farm along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in southern Texas.

Americans approve of solar energy on public lands

Solar energy is viewed most favourably by Americans as the energy technology that should be installed on government land that is not set aside for national parks and nature preserves.

Statkraft upgrades hydropower in Norway

Norwegian utility Statkraft has decided to spend more than NOK 1 billion upgrading hydropower facilities.

Centrosolar EBIT fell 42.5% in 2009

Centrosolar reported a 42.5% fall in EBIT in 2009 to €6.9 million.

Mapping European renewable energy statistics

A mapping service allowing visual comparison of renewable energy statistics in Europe is now available from the specialist search engine for renewable energy and energy efficiency, reegle.

Enovos and Avelar form solar PV JV

Enovos Luxembourg SA and Avelar Energy Ltd of Switzerland are forming a solar photovoltaic (PV) joint venture called Aveleos S.A.

More US companies show interest in renewable energy

Half of the US companies which currently do not support renewable energy are considering options to generate or buy renewable energy, or at least to purchase renewable energy credits.

Renewable energy scores high in global poll

The solution to energy and climate change challenges lies in developing low-carbon sources of renewable energy, rather than reducing energy use, according to a survey across 22 countries.

US funds ocean thermal and seawater air conditioning

Lockheed Martin will receive US$1 million from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to advance ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC).

LA carbon surcharge to boost renewable energy

The mayor of Los Angeles has announced a carbon reduction surcharge, where the proceeds will support a renewable energy trust fund.

Suntech delivers 4.7 MW of solar panels to Taiwan

Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd will supply 4.7 MW of solar panels for what could be the biggest solar power plant in Taiwan.

First Solar joins Desertec solar PV initiative First Solar joins Desertec solar PV initiative

First Solar Inc has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative as an Associated Partner to demonstrate the potential of photovoltaic (PV) solar technology in deserts.

Future Fuels to build biofuel plant in UK

Future Fuels LLP has acquired a site and received planning consent for an industrial scale transport biofuel plant in Grimsby, UK.

NRG Systems introduces small wind measurement system NRG Systems introduces small wind measurement system

Wind measurement equipment provider NRG Systems has introduced a 34 m system to support small-scale wind energy projects and wind energy research.

Fronius launches new solar PV central inverters

The new Fronius CL central inverter series with power classes 36, 48 and 60 kW is suited for solar PV (photovoltaic) systems up to several hundred kilowatts, Fronius says.

US Governors: more support for wind energy

A bipartisan group of state governors want President Obama and Congress to adopt a set of recommendations that will develop wind energy across the United States.

Revenue for solar, wind and biofuels reached US$139bn in 2009

Growth in the three renewable energy sectors last year was 11.4% over 2008, and their US$139 billion in aggregate revenue will reach US$326bn by 2019.

California regulator allows RECs in RPS

The California Public Utilities Commission will allow tradable renewable energy credits (TRECs) to be used in the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Indonesia to double geothermal capacity

A new climate investment fund plan will double the capacity of geothermal energy in Indonesia.

Prothea develops 10 MW of solar PV in Italy

Prothea is developing three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totalling approximately 10 MW in Central and Southern Italy.

Phaesun builds solar systems in Africa

German Phaesun and Ikratos Africa, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, are constructing 10 solar power plants in the Koudougou region, to be finished at the end of March 2010.

Biogas markets on the upswing

The biogas plant market is on the upswing, with Germany to lead production in 2010, according to analyst Frost & Sullivan.

Solar cooling market ripe

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety BMU is promoting a widespread test for solar air-conditioning, also known as solar cooling systems.

1.2 GW Scottish wave and tidal leasing round announced 1.2 GW Scottish wave and tidal leasing round announced

1.2 GW of wave and tidal across 10 sites in Scotland’s Pentland Firth and Orkney waters have been announced in the Crown Estate’s first wave and tidal energy leasing round.

1m jobs in wind energy by 2012 1m jobs in wind energy by 2012

Wind energy employed 550,000 people at the end of last year and will employ 670,000 by the end of 2010, predicts the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).

UK Marine Energy Action Plan launched UK Marine Energy Action Plan launched

Marine energy such as wave and tidal could provide up to 16,000 jobs in the UK, according to the UK Government’s new Marine Energy Action Plan.

First Solar sells 30 MW solar PV project

First Solar Inc has sold a 30 MW AC photovoltaic (PV) solar power project to Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy for an undisclosed sum.

Monocrystalline silicon solar cells with 19% efficiency

German Sunways AG and the Institut für Solarenergieforschung Hameln (ISFH) have produced a monocrystalline silicon solar cell with an efficiency of 19.1%.

Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm construction begins

Construction work on the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, UK, began on 9 March.

Petratherm signs geothermal deal with Enel

Geothermal projects in Spain and Portugal will be assessed and developed by Petratherm and utility Enel Green Power.

Ocean Power Technologies’ loss deepens in Q3

Ocean Power Technologies reported a third quarter (Q3) net loss of US$5.7 million, a 58% deepening from the same period ending 31 January 2009.

Trina Solar increases solar module shipments to Enerqos

Trina Solar Ltd has increased its yearly shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Italian solar PV system and plant construction company Enerqos SPA.

SunPower delivers 200 MW solar panels to SCE

SunPower Corp will deliver 200 MW of solar panels for Southern California Edison’s (SCE) utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) installation programme.

EU on track to meet target from renewable energy

The European Union will surpass its target to consume 20% of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2020, according to national forecasts submitted by its member states.

Risø DTU to create Danish center for test, approval of fuel cell and hydrogen tech

The Danish national laboratory for sustainable energy, Risø DTU, is leading the establishment of a center to support industry with test, development, analysis, approval, certification, consultation, and training in fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

Statkraft and Siemens open solar PV plant in Italy

The 3.3 MW Casale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Italy has been opened by Siemens Energy and Norwegian utility Statkraft.

DONG Energy’s profit tumbles in 2009

DONG Energy A/S saw a 77% tumble in net profit to DKK1.1 billion in 2009.

US smart grid grant tax-exemption

Awardees under the US$3.4 billion Smart Grid Investment Grant programme in the USA will not have to pay tax on funding under the grant.

Q-Cells CEO leaves on solar PV market crisis

Q-Cells SE’s CEO Anton Milner has resigned from the company’s Management Board with immediate effect stating the crisis in the global solar photovoltaic (PV) market as a main factor.

Trina Solar supplies 25 MW solar PV to US wholesaler

Trina Solar Ltd will supply around 25 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Essco Wholesale Electric Inc, in the USA.

US wind industry wants RES

The US wind industry, through the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), has called on Congress to pass a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) to save and create US jobs.

Spain grants €2.1m for wave energy device Spain grants €2.1m for wave energy device

The Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation (MICINN) has granted €2.1 million for the development of the Wave Energy Lift Converter Multiple España (WELCOME) wave power generator project.

Canadian feed-in tariff approves solar projects

The feed-in tariff in the province of Ontario has approved the first trache of larger solar energy projects.

California funds US$90m clean and renewable energy

The California Energy Commission (CEC) says its US$90 million ‘Clean Energy Manufacturing Program’ will strengthen the state’s leadership in clean and renewable energy by providing financing to manufacturers.

US health group saves money on renewable energy

A non-profit network of healthcare providers in the eastern United States could save US$1.25 million over the next three years after locking in electricity rates through a renewable energy purchasing contract.

US solar firm buys Italian solar facility

Prime Sun Power will purchase a 25 MW solar electric plant in Italy.

Renewable energy in Australia is “largely undeveloped”

The Government of Australia has released its first national Energy Resource Assessment, concluding that wind energy and other renewable energy sources are expected to become increasingly significant.

Energy efficiency in US could create 333,000 jobs

Proposed US legislation on energy efficiency would create more than half-a-million jobs within two years, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Suntech’s net income soars 182% in 2009

Suntech saw a 182% surge in net income attributable to holders of ordinary shares to US$91.48 million in 2009.

Phoenix Solar net profit down 63.7% in 2009

Phoenix Solar saw consolidated net profit slump 63.7% to €8.5 million in 2009 following the fall in prices and the financial downturn.

SunPower and K6 build 2 MW solar PV in Italy

SunPower Corp and K6 S.a.S. will build two 1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the Puglia region, Italy.

First Solar supplies 300 MW solar thin-film PV to PG&E

First Solar Inc will supply electricity from a 300 MW utility-scale solar thin-film photovoltaic (PV) facility in Southern California to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

Renewable energy can meet 100% of demand: US study

A study in North Carolina suggests that solar and wind energy could supply 94% of the electricity needs in the state.

US needs more data on marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy

A report to the US Congress examines the potential effects from marine energy and hydrokinetic energy, and options to prevent adverse environmental effects as the technologies become more commercial.

Hawaii wind farm receives US$117m

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has offered a conditional commitment on a US$117 million loan guarantee to finance construction of a 30 MW wind energy project in Kahuku, Hawaii.

Germany reduces solar subsidy

The German Cabinet has approved a reduction in the feed-in tariffs for solar energy.

European offshore supergrid organisation set up European offshore supergrid organisation set up

An organisation to progress policy towards construction of a pan-European offshore supergrid, Friends of the Supergrid, has been set up.

US regional test centres for small wind

Small wind regional test centres to test small wind turbines will be set up by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program and four partners.

Kyocera launches 215 W and 14.4% efficiency solar module

Kyocera is launching the KD215GH-2PU, 215 W solar photovoltaic (PV) module with at 14.4% rated efficiency from the KD series.

Maps to reveal hydropower potential in UK Maps to reveal hydropower potential in UK

A map revealing potential hydropower hotspots in England and Wales has been published by the UK Environment Agency.

Q-Cells - largest solar PV system integrator In 2009

Q-Cells International was the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system integrator in 2009, according to a study by IMS Research.

UK wave and tidal to reach 2 GW by 2020

RenewableUK (formerly BWEA) says 2 GW of wave and tidal could be installed in the UK by 2020, but that further Government investment is needed.

Wave and tidal potential assessment

The first full Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for wave and tidal energy in Wales and England has been outlined, says the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Mersey tidal power shortlist down to four technologies Mersey tidal power shortlist down to four technologies

The Mersey Tidal Power project has completed the first stage of a major feasibility study designed to select a preferred tidal power scheme for Mersey Estuary, North West England.

EU money for electricity interconnection

The European Commission has allocated €910 million for 12 electricity interconnection projects as part of its broader European Economic Recovery Plan.

Kyocera manufactures solar modules in USA

Kyocera plans to manufacture solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in California, USA, to serve the US market.

LM Glasfiber opens wind turbine blade facility in China

LM Glasfiber is setting up a fourth wind turbine blade facility in Jiangyin, China, following a contract with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Envision for 2 GW worth of wind turbine blades.

SFC EFOY fuel cell powers Altec mobile security and fire watch system

Altec, a French specialist in security, surveillance, and fire watch systems, has launched the mobile Sentinelle visual and thermal camera system. The Sentinelle, designed for fire watch and observation applications, is powered by an EFOY Pro 2200 fuel cell supplied by SFC Smart Fuel Cell.

Ocean Power Technologies gets €2.2m for Spanish wave energy

Ocean Power Technologies Inc has been awarded €2.2 million under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for a wave energy project in Spain.

Trina Solar EU HQ in Switzerland

Trina Solar Ltd has established a European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, which commenced initial operations as of January 2010.

Paralana geothermal project meets temperature expectations

Temperature measurements taken at the Paralana geothermal energy joint venture project north of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, is meeting expectations, according to Petratherm.

Enerqos Group constructs solar PV roofs

The Enerqos Group has begun the construction of two solar photovoltaic (PV) roofs (200 kWp and 400 kWp respectively), to cover the shopping centres of Nova Coop, one of the largest distribution chains in Piedmont, Italy.

23,450 jobs if Colorado state supports solar

The state of Colorado, USA, could create thousands of jobs if it approves legislation to require large utilities to increase their use of renewable energy.

Ballard fuel cells to power new SunLine buses in California

Canadian-based Ballard Power Systems has entered into contracts for the supply of fuel cell power modules to power two different transit bus configurations at SunLine Transit in Thousand Oaks, California. One fuel cell bus will enter operation in Palm Springs later this year, and the other in 2011.

Iberdrola creates Scottish offshore wind energy division

Iberdrola Renovables will base an offshore wind division in Glasgow, Scotland, to promote wind energy projects that will amount to 10 GW of capacity.

Acta rejigs Asian catalysts, fuel cell distribution deal with Sumitomo

The Italian-based fuel cell and catalyst developer Acta SpA has agreed a new catalysts distribution arrangement with Sumitomo Corporation in Japan.

US offers US$100m for research on renewable power storage

The US Department of Energy (DoE) will fund US$100 million for research projects focusing on grid-scale energy storage, electrical power technology, and building energy efficiency.

Kyocera increases solar PV production to 1 GW Kyocera increases solar PV production to 1 GW

Kyocera is increasing its annual solar photovoltaic (PV) cell production targets to 1 GW by March 2013.

NPD Group acquires solar energy market researcher Solarbuzz

The NPD Group has acquired Solarbuzz LLC, an international solar energy market research and consulting company.

Offshore electricity grids slowed by politics and regulations

Offshore electricity grids in the North and Baltic Sea are being slowed by political and regulatory differences between bordering countries, according to the OffshoreGrid consortium.

Solar boat uses 500 m2 of PV panels Solar boat uses 500 m2 of PV panels

The world’s largest solar powered boat will launch next month and travel around the world in 2011.

Renewable energy and efficiency loans for UK homes

The UK Government has announced a new strategy to make UK homes more energy efficient and increase use of renewable energy.

Wärtsilä and Hitachi Zosen to develop, market fuel cell power plant solutions in Japan

Finland-based Wärtsilä and Hitachi Zosen in Japan have signed a business development agreement to develop and market solid oxide fuel cell based power solutions for distributed power generation applications in Japan.

Solar JV between SolarWorld and Qatar Foundation

SolarWorld AG has a 29% stake in the newly founded solar joint venture Qatar Solar Technologies (QST) headquartered in the Emirate of Qatar.

SunPower delivers 32 MW of solar panels to Toshiba

SunPower Corp will deliver 32 MW of solar panels to Toshiba Corporation in 2010.

Financing for renewable energy to save US$22m/a

The state of Massachusetts has launched a new financing plan that will support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at state buildings, saving millions of dollars in energy costs each year while creating jobs and supporting the administration's clean energy goals.

Europe adopts report on biomass sustainability

The European Commission has adopted a report on sustainability requirements for the use of solid biomass and biogas in electricity, heating and cooling, concluding that more detailed legislation is not necessary at this stage.

Scotland should support off-grid renewable energy

Targets for climate change are ambitious but are achievable if the Scottish Government considers support for green heat and other non-traded energy.

Mitsubishi Electric expands solar power activities Mitsubishi Electric expands solar power activities

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has completed construction of PV Cell Plant #2, a solar photovoltaic (PV) cell production facility at its Nakatsugawa Works Iida Factory in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Renewable energy developer juwi expands

The juwi group of Germany is expanding in Germany and the USA – “one of the world’s largest growth markets for renewable energies.”

Heliocentris wins further photovoltaic-fuel cell system order in the Gulf

German-based Heliocentris Fuel Cells is to supply an autonomous fuel cell power supply solution to the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAEET), a leading training center in Kuwait.

SeaEnergy Renewables: Rosenblatt New Energy Awards ‘Company of the Year’ SeaEnergy Renewables: Rosenblatt New Energy Awards ‘Company of the Year’

SeaEnergy Renewables has been named ‘Company of the Year’ at the Rosenblatt New Energy Awards 2010.

Sputnik launches central solar inverter series

Sputnik is launching three SolarMax TS solar inverters with rated capacities of 50, 80 and 100 kW and work in the MPP range of 430-800 V.

Seajacks plans doubling of offshore wind farm jack-up vessels Seajacks plans doubling of offshore wind farm jack-up vessels

Seajacks International will provide the basic design package for two or more new offshore wind farm installation jack-up vessels to GustoMSC.