News for July 2014

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EvoEnergy provides solar energy solution for BMW's 'Mini' plant in Oxford, UK

3 MW rooftop array, which covers 20,000 square metres, is now supplying green power to BMW's recently opened body shop production line.

SunPower breaks ground on new solar plant in California

Once complete, the 135 MW 'Quinto Solar Project' in Merced County will generate enough electricity to power 40,000 homes.

AkzoNobel to collaborate with SERIS on solar cell technology

Partnership designed to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells.

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EMerge Alliance expands 'DC Power Initiative' to South Asia

New membership category created to bring DC microgrids to South Asia by offering lower sign-up costs for local businesses.

Suntech establishes subsidiary to serve South African market

Large PV module manufacturer eyes international expansion as South Africa seeks to grow renewable energies.

Biomass: M&G Chemicals enters into JV with Anhui Guozhen (PRC)

Primary goal of partnership is to build the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol bio-refinery.

Last week's most popular stories on Renewable Energy Risk mitigation in wind power; First-half FERC renewables report; EU rubber stamps UK's CfD support mechanism

The following stories generated the highest clicks on the website last week....

FRV announces financial closing for 65 MW PV plant in Uruguay

When complete, the Jacinta solar farm will generate enough electricity to supply approximately 35,000 homes.

Flogas Renewables launches new 'Premium Partner' financing programme

Renewable system distributor plans to fund bigger projects as a means to prevent credit ratings from limiting solar PV installers.

Linde starts up series production of hydrogen refueling stations in Vienna

The Linde Group has officially opened what it says is the world’s first small-series production facility for hydrogen fueling stations in Austria. Linde has also closed a deal with Iwatani Corporation in Japan for the delivery of 28 hydrogen fueling stations with ionic compressors.

GE preparing US solid oxide fuel cell manufacturing plant GE preparing US solid oxide fuel cell manufacturing plant

GE Global Research has started building a new pilot solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) manufacturing and development facility in upstate New York.

Saft Li-ion battery energy storage system for Kauai electrical grid in Hawaii

French-based industrial battery manufacturer Saft has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Kauai Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) in Hawaii, to provide a Li-ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to stabilise the Kauai island electrical grid.

FLI Energy launches new brand identity FLI Energy launches new brand identity

Company-wide rebranding effort is in response to FLI Energy's growing renewable business units.

ABB Power Consulting business expands portfolio

Bold new regulatory challenges to the power industry have prompted ABB Power Consulting to broaden its economic, technology and applications capabilities.

KIC InnoEnergy seeking proposals for clean-tech innovations

Outreach efforts are dedicated to boosting the effectiveness and speed of the go-to-market process of green innovations in Europe.

AWS Ocean Energy conducts wave power generator test AWS Ocean Energy conducts wave power generator test

Successful initial deployment in small-scale applications demonstrates wave power technology's potential in major utility-scale offshore wave farms.

EPA to hold public hearings on 'Clean Power Plan'

Presentations on pending plan, which aims to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, are planned for Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Denver and Washington, D.C.

EU rubber stamps UK's CfD support mechanism, approves 5 CfDs for offshore wind projects

The European Commission has ruled that the UK EMR's contracts-for-difference (CfD) support scheme for renewables meets EU state aid rules and can proceed as planned.

German Government supports advancement of fuel cell technology

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy allocates 4.9 Million euros for fuel cell research.

Alstom to supply turbines for massive Renova Energia project

€320 million contract entails 127 wind turbines for Umburanas wind farm complex.

ABB wins $35 million HVDC upgrade order in Canada

Improvements designed to enhance grid reliability while improving efficiency and power availability.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission releases first-half report on renewables

Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower provided 55.7% of new installed US electrical generating capacity in first six months of 2014.

Royal HaskoningDHV develops mini hydropower plants in Indonesia Royal HaskoningDHV develops mini hydropower plants in Indonesia

When complete, the quartet of hydropower plants will provide a sustainable source of energy for 11,000 households.

Gamesa signs pair of wind power agreements for North American market Gamesa signs pair of wind power agreements for North American market

Deal calls for the supply of 290 MW in the MIdwest US and Mexico,

Energy Department awards $6 million to advance cost-competitive biofuels

Funding supports development of next-generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass.

Yaskawa America Inc agrees to acquire Solectria Renewables

Deal aims to broaden Yaskawa's exposure in the renewable energy market and expand the use of its PV inverter technology expertise.

Acta S.p.A, Dantherm Power A/S announce partnership

Collaboration focuses on the development a self-recharging fuel cell backup power system.

Making the case for UK tidal lagoon development

National roll-out of tidal lagoon infrastructure would contribute £27 billion to UK GDP, report shows.

Report: New clean energy investment climbs to five-quarter high

Renewable energy project finance reaches $40.1 billion, newly released statistics shows

Scatec Solar completes 40 MW solar plant in South Africa

Annual production will be around 94 million kWh per year, enough to cover the electricity demand of about 20 000 South African households.

SgurrEnergy kicks off wave and tidal research project SgurrEnergy kicks off wave and tidal research project

Three-year study looks to establish ways to reduce uncertainties for wave and tidal projects.

Scottish Government looks to cut the cost of offshore wind

First Minister announces £2.2 million offshore wind programme.

Solar Trade Association takes issue with National Grid’s solar forecast Solar Trade Association takes issue with National Grid’s solar forecast

'Low-ball' estimates on UK's solar market do not reflect reality, industry group states.

Lumicity, Conergy engaged in UK solar project deal

£200m sale to Conergy paves the way for the next stage in the construction of a wide portfolio of solar installations.

3sun Group secures marine energy deal with Statoil 3sun Group secures marine energy deal with Statoil

Million pound contract entails construction of anode assembles for deployment to the seabed near offshore wind turbine farm.

Globeleq inaugurates Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm

New 138 MW wind power plant has the capacity to supply renewable electricity for nearly 100,000 average South African households.

EMEC to take on new marine renewable development sites in Scotland

For the first time, local organisations will be able to manage and sub-let parts of the seabed to wave and tidal energy developers.

ABB awarded $400 million order for Maritime Link power project in Canada

HVDC Light system for major power transmission link in eastern Canada to facilitate integration of renewable energy and stabilization of electrical grid.

Akuo Energy and DCNS awarded funding for marine renewable energy project Akuo Energy and DCNS awarded funding for marine renewable energy project

European NER300 funding will cover operation of the innovative ocean thermal conversion plant for the first five years.

Britcon earns contract for anaerobic digestion plant

Building and civil engineering contractor secures a £1.85 million deal to extend an anaerobic digestion plant in South Yorkshire for food waste recycler ReFood.

C-WET/MNRE select 3TIER to develop national 'Solar Atlas of India'

Publicly available solar information from the Indian government will guide development, attract investment, and accelerate the growth of solar energy.

Yaskawa Electric Corporation to acquire The Switch Company

Purchase supports Yaskawa's goal to expand market share in renewable energy, marine and industrial applications.

Last week's top three articles

Renewable energy in India: Part II; Finland accelerates energy storage development; and GE eyes Monsal acquisition

Trina Solar earns prestigious 'BlueSky' Award

Honour recognises global top investment scenarios to apply new technologies for renewable energy utilisation.

Vikram Solar expands presence in Middle East & North Africa Vikram Solar expands presence in Middle East & North Africa

Unidaan FZ LLC tapped to supply Vikram Solar solar products and services in 'MENA' region.

Gamesa signs deal with Greek Terna Energy Gamesa signs deal with Greek Terna Energy

Five-year contract calls for Gamesa to service 116 MW farms in Poland and Bulgaria.

Anesco poised to transform former collieries with 30MW solar array

Proposed PV projects fall strongly in line with UK Government's strategy to develop solar energy on brownfield land.

GE to acquire Monsal, integrated biogas-to-energy business

Purchase will enable GE to offer more energy-efficient options for water treatment.

Flogas Renewables, Northern Power Systems sign distribution deal

Agreement brings Northern Power Systems' lineup of innovative wind turbines to customers across the UK.

EPA proposes updates to standards for new municipal solid waste landfills.

Changes would require certain landfills to capture additional landfill gas, which would reduce methane emissions.

Finland pushes ahead in developing storage of solar and wind energy Finland pushes ahead in developing storage of solar and wind energy

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is collaborating with two Finnish universities to launch the NEO-CARBON ENERGY project, which will target the storage of energy generated by solar and wind sources.

Alstom signs its first wind contract in Poland

Wind turbine supply deal with PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A., worth approximately €80 million.

Yingli Green Energy announces new supply deal

Manufacturer to supply 12 MWp of solar modules to Malaysian projects.