Energy efficiency News for February 2013

Energy efficiency News Archive

Ballard fuel cell system to use biomass-generated hydrogen on California reservation

Canadian-based Ballard Power Systems has sold a ClearGen™ distributed generation fuel cell system to an Indian reservation in northern California. The 175 kW system will be integrated with a biomass gasifier and syngas purification unit to form an integrated biomass-to-fuel cell power solution.

Acta and EcoIsland link up for Isle of Wight domestic hydrogen, fuel cell partnership

The clean energy products company Acta SpA has signed a letter of intent with the EcoIsland Partnership in the UK, which aims to make the Isle of Wight the first sustainable region in Britain. Acta will provide a domestic renewable energy storage solution, to produce and store hydrogen for use in a fuel cell system in a house.

Wind energy market shows continued expansion, says GWEC

According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the wind energy market in 2012 had annual growth of almost 10%, and cumulative capacity growth of about 19%.

HgCapital sells wind power portfolio to Blue Energy

Renewables-focused investment group HgCapital has sold its 177MW wind portfolio, including the developer RidgeWind, to UK renewables investor Blue Energy, for a sum of £250 million.

Scotland aims to cut power carbon emissions by four fifths by 2030

Scotland has set a new decarbonisation target to cut carbon emissions from power generation by over four fifths by 2030, in an effort to optimise Scotland’s huge potential for offshore wind beyond 2020.

Gamesa secures design certification for 5MW offshore wind turbine

Gamesa has secured independent design certification for its G128 5MW offshore wind turbine, paving the way for the company to install the first prototype of the model in an offshore setting.

Mega UK offshore wind turbine test rig on track for summer launch

A new offshore wind turbine testing rig – billed as “one of the world’s largest facilities for the accelerated life testing of offshore wind turbines” – is on track for a summer launch at the UK renewable energy test facility Narec, the test site reported late last week.