News for January 2014

News Archive

PPG awarded $2.1 million by DOE to help automate PV module manufacturing

Funding supports development of liquid encapsulants that will enable PV modules to be manufactured without the need for capital-intensive laminators.

EDF Renewable Energy signs 20-year PPA with Southern California Edison

19.8 MW wind project entails modernization and downsizing of older installations.

BISOL Group installs 2MW PV system in Kazakhstan

Ground-mounted solar power plant is the largest photovoltaic system in the country, according to BISOL Group.

IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report

Study shows fhe global renewable energy share of market is poised to exceed 30 per cent by 2030.

REpower announces name change

Hamburg-based manufacturer of wind turbines will now be known as Senvion SE.

Fuel Cells 2014 Science & Technology Conference opens for Early Bird registration

Early Bird registration is open for the Fuel Cells 2014 Science & Technology Conference – A Grove Fuel Cell Event, taking place 3–4 April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

HR Wallingford teams up with Fourth Element

Partnership supports development of sustainable energy solutions for southern African market.

DP Cleantech formalises partnership with Cambridge Industries Ltd

Collaboration aims to help develop waste-to-energy and biomass plants in Africa.

US Air Force in talks for solar energy project

Arizona military base is proposed site for photovoltaic solar generation facility.

The Switch outdoor inverter commissioned for Indian solar power plant The Switch outdoor inverter commissioned for Indian solar power plant

1 MW single module PVI 1000 solar inverter chosen for Ultra Cosmic Solar Energy.

Nippon Renewable Energy secures $250 million in project funding

Investments aim to fuel development of Japanese solar energy market.

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change announces ‘Community Energy Strategy’

Via the proposal, local communities would be encouraged to take control of their energy bills whilst helping to transform the energy system at large.

M+W U.S. and EDF Renewable Energy team up again

Partners commence construction on their second 6 MW project in Massachusetts

Scottish ministers grant approval for two major renewable energy projects

Official consent granted for a 20-turbine wind farm at Moy, near Inverness, and a combined heat and power biomass plant for the Port of Rosyth.

Cobalt Power and Trina Solar announce first commercial installation in North America

113kW system, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, features Trinasmart modules.

juwi Group acquires majority stake in Qi Power Limited

Purchase enables juwi Group to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for solar PV and wind projects in the Australia, New Zealand, PNG and South Pacific regions.

Solar Frontier signs site agreement for new Tohoku Plant

Miyagi Prefecture and Ohiramura local government formalize location for CIS solar module factory.

IRENA and ADFD announce joint renewable energy financing programme

Organizations commit $41 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

Scottish Government approves Invermoriston wind farm project

Highlands project to feature 32 turbines with a generating capacity of up to 108MW.

Alstom to supply hydropower turbines for Ivory Coast project

250 MW installation entails three Alstom 90 MW Francis turbine-generator sets, one 5 MW Bulb turbine-generator set and related equipment.

Solar-powered bridge unveiled at London Blackfriars Station

4,400 PV panels provide nearly 50 per cent of station's power.

Kyocera to supply solar equipment for European sports arena Kyocera to supply solar equipment for European sports arena

2,900 solar modules to be installed at the KYOCERA Stadium in The Hague

Gamesa and Areva join forces

50/50 joint-venture aims to create leading player in the offshore wind market.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory releases wind power efficiency report

'Active power control' of wind turbines can improve power grid reliability, study shows.

Fast path to renewable energy in the Middle East needs distributed energy storage

Middle Eastern countries are taking big steps on the path to sustainable energy, in particular using solar energy. But a white paper by the newly established DNV GL Energy team highlights the need to include distributed energy storage in order to secure a fast, smooth transition to renewable energy sources.

Solarpraxis AG unveils 'Solarpraxis Engineering' arm

New subsidiary launched to better meet demands for customized planning and engineering services for solar projects.

Trojan Battery launches Smart Carbon™ line of advanced lead acid batteries

'Smart Carbon' technology designed to improve battery performance in partial state of charge.

Clean Energy Council to host 'Wind Industry Forum' in Australia

Educational event tailored for individuals specializing on the 'technical side' of wind farms.

OYA Solar commissions first phase of 3.5 MW PV plant in Canada

Featuring 2,244 solar modules and over 30 tons of steel tubing, the project is the country's largest rooftop PV plant.

Nass&Wind Offshore launches floating platform Nass&Wind Offshore launches floating platform

Equipment designed to take environmental and technical measurements at sea to gauge feasibility for marine renewable energy projects.

Alterra Power Corporation extends Peruvian joint venture

Expanded deal with Energy Development Corporation covers the remainder of Alterra's geothermal development assets in Peru.

E.ON starts construction on Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the North Sea

Foundation of 288 MW wind farm has been installed 37 kilometers northwest of the island of Helgoland.

Ocean Power Technologies forms new offshore wind power funding agreement With Australian Government

A$66.5 million grant will be used towards the cost of building and deploying a 62.5MW peak-rated wave power station off the coast of Portland, Victoria.

UK-based renewable energy developer RES announces entry into German market

RES cites potential in Germany’s thriving wind pwer sector.

Innotech Solar supplies green modules to Turkish winery Innotech Solar supplies green modules to Turkish winery

400 PV modules provide 7.8 MWh higher yield, Innotech Solar says

TÜV Rheinland awarded maintenance contract from AREVA Wind

Agreement covers inspection of elevators in the Global Tech I wind farm in Germany.

Conergy establishes tax equity fund to help finance renewable plants

Goal is to expand US renewable energy project business by around 50 MW.

QBotix signs 45 MW supply contract with Castillium QBotix signs 45 MW supply contract with Castillium

Deal covers Robotic Tracking System installations for use in Castillium's pipeline of more than 200 MW of ground-mounted solar PV projects throughout the UK.

Yves Rannou appointed senior vice president of Alstom Wind

Fifteen-year Alstom veteran will oversee all activities related to onshore and offshore wind.

Canadian Solar completes grid connection on 10MW Chinese project

Ground-mounted solar power installation based in Sihong County of Jiangsu Province in eastern China

MidAmerican Solar, SunPower Corp. synchronize Solar Star development to the 'grid'

First portion of the 579 MW Solar Star project is now delivering energy to several counties in California.

CG launches Smart Grid manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India

Facility to produce range of Smart Grid equipment, including substation automation products, distribution automation devices, and protection and control systems, among other parts.

Scottish Renewables releases 2013 industry employment report

Renewable jobs see 5 per cent growth in 2013, with active recruitment expected to continue for the next 12 months.

WFES 2014 Preview

Sneak peek at the 7th World Future Energy Summit.

NorthWind offshore wind farm in Belgium features innovative grouting system NorthWind offshore wind farm in Belgium features innovative grouting system

216 MW project utilises full grouting package with a compressive strength of 180-200 MPa.

Cianbro Corporation selected to build ESP for offshore Cape Wind project in Maine

Total value of the platform and substructure will exceed $100 million.

Gamesa sells two wind farms to Aiwanger

Germany-based wind farms boast an aggregate installed capacity of 18.5 MW.

EDF Renewable Energy acquires wind project in New Mexico

Roosevelt County project will have a capacity of 300 MW when completed in late 2015.

Tri Global Energy, LLC taps Alstom for US Fiber Winds project

When completed, 80MW installation will supply electricity to roughly 24,000 American homes.

European Investment Bank backs geothermal power production in Costa Rica

Financing support in place for massive alternative energy project.

Organic Energy launches 'green' heating classes Organic Energy launches 'green' heating classes

Training programme geared for UK-based plumbers and heating engineers specialising in renewable heating and hot water systems.

'Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative' established in Marion, Massachusetts

MRECo formed to further develop wave, tidal and wind energy in the New England area.

Availon wins Italian wind farm maintenance contract

Deal covers upkeep of two Italian wind farms from Alpiq Holding Ltd with a capacity of 124 MW.

Alstom secures third wind turbine contract in Japan Alstom secures third wind turbine contract in Japan

Planned wind farm in the western region of the country will have a capacity of 48MW when completed.

China to retain lead in global marker for wind turbine rotor blades, report shows

Globaldata research predicts China's market value for wind turbine blades could increase to $3.7 billion by 2020, an 8.2 per cent CAGR from 2012.

Hanwha SolarOne chosen to supply equipment for large-scale ib vogt UK project

Orders entails 20.5 MW of PV modules to be installed in ib vogt’s biggest UK solar park.

US solar market advanced in 2013, report shows

New solar PV installations in America reached a record 4.2GW during 2013.

Globeleq moves forward with plans to build more wind generation in Central America

Construction of two wind power projects exceeding 75MW slated to begin in Costa Rica and Honduras.

Fuel Cells 2014 Science & Technology Conference calls for abstracts

The Fuel Cells 2014 Science & Technology Conference will take place on 3–4 April in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations, with a submission deadline of Friday 17 January.

Toshiba Corp. awarded contract to supply geothermal power plant in Turkey

Equipment to include turbines, generators and condensers for the Alasehir geothermal power plant in western Turkey’s Manisa Province.

Main Street Power, MS Solar Solutions complete 2.5MW 'conversion' project

New solar energy facility sits on a former brownfield site in Stow, Massachusetts.

Trident Energy makes strides in wave energy testing Trident Energy makes strides in wave energy testing

UK-based developer announces the successful demonstration of real-time control of low-cost linear generator technology for wave energy.

NREL Expert Honoured for Energy Systems Innovations

Dr Ben Kroposki, director of Energy Systems Integration at NREL, has been recognised for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration in the electric power sector.

Thrings, WebbPaton collaborate on UK solar wind farm deal

The 230-acre solar farm, located in Didcot, will provide 41MW of power when completed.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd secures £17.4m funding package with NIBC Bank N.V

Package will support refinancing of four solar power stations, which will have a total installed capacity of 21 MW when completed.

Gamesa sells a 25.5 MW wind farm to Eren

Greece-based wind farm comprises 30 G52-850 kW wind turbines.

SEIA favors negotiations to end protracted China solar trade dispute

Move is in response to latest actions taken by SolarWorld USA to combat unfair trade practices.