News for December 2014

News Archive

SEIA names Sean Gallagher its new vice president for state affairs

Gallagher brings a proven track record of supporting clean, renewable solar energy policies.

Department of Energy invests in thermal management research and development

DOE’s ARPA-E division funds 22 new projects that promise to facilitate emissions reductions and improve energy efficiency.

Scatec Solar enters Latin American market

Integrated independent solar power producer and its partners have entered into financing agreements for the construction of a 60 MW Agua Fria solar power plant in Honduras.

Solar Systems, SCHMID Group and Pekintas Group partner on Russian solar venture

Trio establish long-term partnership for setting-up a 200 MWp turnkey PV cell and module manufacturing facility in Russia.

Pattern Energy acquires Logan’s Gap Wind project in Texas

Addition brings Pattern Energy's portfolio to 12 wind projects with a total owned capacity of 1,636 MW.

New report bodes well for solar PV market

Global solar PV installed capacity to reach 331 GW by 2020, GBI Research shows.

SMA Solar Technology names Martin Kinne its new chief sales and service officer

Kinne's expertise in the communication and service segment aligns with the new structures being established around the world in energy supply, SMA said.

Alstom secures its second wind turbine contract in South Korea

18MW Gowon wind farm to support Korea’s aim to have renewable energy account for 20% of total electricity generated by 2020.

Schneider Electric Wins 2014 Platts Global Energy Award

Energy Action Program honoured for reducing core energy consumption by almost 13 per cent and carbon emissions by more than 16 per cent.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind receives 258 MW order in the UK

Latest order entails 32 V164-8.0 MW turbines for the offshore Burbo Bank Extension project in Liverpool Bay.

E.ON commissions large scale wind and solar projects in the US

New projects entail the start of commercial operation of the onshore wind farm Grandview I in the Texas Panhandle and the kick-off of a solar plant in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

LEEDCo selected to optimize offshore wind foundation design for fabrication in the US

The design aims to catalyze domestic manufacturing growth by removing barriers to entry faced by American steel fabricators that want to supply foundations for the offshore wind industry.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory welcomes new fellows

Richard DeBlasio, Sarah Kurtz and Suhuai Wei join esteemed colleagues at the nation’s leading renewable energy research lab.

GE to supply new turbines for ambitious wind project in Poland

Deal calls for GE to supply Lewandpol Company with 27 GE 2.5-103 MW wind turbines for the Galicja Wind Farm.

Gamesa, Iberdrola launch WindCORE® + WindOne® Gamesa, Iberdrola launch WindCORE® + WindOne®

Next-generation systems enable remote management of all makes of turbines.

ITM Power announces sale of second major Power-to-Gas plant, to German utility ITM Power announces sale of second major Power-to-Gas plant, to German utility

UK-based ITM Power has won a competitive tender in Germany, for the sale of a rapid-response PEM Power-to-Gas (P2G) electrolyser system from RWE Deutschland AG.

NREL demonstrates vastly improved efficiency for concentrator solar cell

New design for ultra-efficient III-V multijunction cell pushes the limits of solar conversion.

European Biogas Association releases market report

Energy produced from biogas on the rise in select European markets, EBA report shows.

DNV GL certifies Gamesa’s G47 wind turbine lifetime extension programme

Programme aims to extend operational life of Gamesa’s G47 wind turbine model to up to 30 years.

ASTM vote opens door for biodiesel innovation in heating oil

When finalized, landmark move for 20 percent biodiesel in heating oil expected to accelerate America’s transformation to Bioheat®

SEPA Award winners announced at solar conference

Utility companies, cooperatives and industry leaders recognized for leadership, innovation.

Smarter Network Storage project 'trial' kicks off in Bedfordshire, UK Smarter Network Storage project 'trial' kicks off in Bedfordshire, UK

Project said to be the largest electricity storage facility of its type in the region.

Locus Energy reaches new milestone

Solar monitoring and analytics platform provider surpasses 50,000 solar PV systems under management.

Schneider Electric seals clean energy contract with Scottish Power Renewables

The contract - worth several million pounds - is for the design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission of technology to support Scottish Power in the delivery of over 215MW of renewable energy.

New UK college supports wind energy education

National College for Wind Energy aims to tackle skills gap and create jobs.

G9, Energy Institute, release good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

Documents represent an important step towards fulfilling the association's ambition to provide leadership on the HSE challenges facing the rapidly-growing offshore wind industry.

US House of Representatives passesTax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

Move bodes well for wind energy sector in the short term, but falls short of desired goal of a two-year extension.

Suntech expands international presence

PV module manufacturer looks to quadruple its market share in Benelux by 2015.

US Department of Energy awards $7 million for bioenergy projects

Funding supports development of advanced logistics for bioenergy feedstocks.

Borrego Solar and sPower break ground on 6.3MW project on Long Island, New York

The project makes sPower the owner of the largest portfolio of PV under construction in PSEG-LI’s Clean Solar Initiative Feed-In-Tariff Program.

AET, Sky Renewable Energy ‘team up’ on sports facility solar installation AET, Sky Renewable Energy ‘team up’ on sports facility solar installation

Novel solar racking system employed at Seattle Mariners’ training facility in Arizona.

Novel solar installer training program launched for military veterans

New program, said the be the “first of its kind,” is designed to fill the critical shortage ofelectrical field service technicians.

IBC SOLAR completes 237kWp project in Poland IBC SOLAR completes 237kWp project in Poland

Installation marks the biggest PV rooftop project in the country, according to IBC.

Toray FRP used in Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle Toray FRP used in Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle

Toray Industries’ carbon fiber material will be used for a range of parts in Toyota Motor Corporation’s MIRAI fuel cell vehicle.

US Energy Department funds hydropower technology

Agency announces $4.4 million to advance hydropower manufacturing.

IKEA to increase the size of its rooftop solar array in Canton, Michigan

Work to begin on a 44,000-square-foot expansion to the Canton store, which opened eight years ago.

Gamesa renews O&M contract with Parques Eólicos Gestinver Gamesa renews O&M contract with Parques Eólicos Gestinver

Eight-year agreement includes the maintenance of 66 wind turbines of Gamesa 2.0 MW-2.5 MW platform.

ENER-G director appointed to Combined Heat and Power Association board ENER-G director appointed to Combined Heat and Power Association board

Chris Marsland looks to contribute to the CHPA's vital work in shaping energy policy and championing the sector.

NRG Energy holds groundbreaking ceremony for new ‘ultra-green’ headquarters NRG Energy holds groundbreaking ceremony for new ‘ultra-green’ headquarters

NRG’s green, co-gen- and solar-powered headquarters will showcase the ability of businesses to foster sustainability in their facilities, while reducing their dependence on grid power

Siemens publishes 'Environmental Product Declarations' for wind turbines

Brochures aim to provide authorities the requested transparency on the environmental performance of Siemens' wind products.

Scottish Government announces funding for renewable energy projects

More than £380,000 awarded to projects across the country.