Energy efficiency News for January 2014

Energy efficiency News Archive

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.

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.

US Air Force in talks for solar energy project

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

US solar market advanced in 2013, report shows

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

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.

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.