Energy efficiency News for November 2014

Energy efficiency News Archive

New DoE funding supports solar power infrastructure

US Energy Department announces $15 million to integrate affordable solar power into nation’s electrical grid.

US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts for wind energy development

Auction will mark DOI's largest competitive lease sale to date for offshore wind energy development.

GENeco power plant wins South West Green Energy Award GENeco power plant wins South West Green Energy Award

Avonmouth biomethane plant voted south west’s 'Best Renewable Energy Scheme.'

Conergy to build pair of solar plants in the Philippines

The new projects, which entail 41MW, bring Conergy’s total contracted volume in the fast-growing Asian market 1 to 73 MWp.

Bluestar Elkem to purchase REC Solar

Move is designed to expand Elkem’s presence in the solar industry.

US Ambassador Stith joins One Planet Africa’s board of directors

Stith is considered to be one of America’s leading experts on development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.

DECC proposes changes in PV policy

Under new rule, businesses would be able to take their solar panels with them when they relocate.

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015 set for January 19-22 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015 set for January 19-22

Region’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event expected to welcome 32,000 delegates and 650 participating companies to Abu Dhabi.

Southwestern College dedicates 3.2 MW SunPower Solar System

Solar energy project expected to help offset the college's energy costs by approximately $600,000 annually.

Pelamis Wave Power Limited to be put into administration

Joint Administrators appointed to assess the options for securing the future for the business and employees of the marine power technology specialist.

DTE Biomass Energy completes LFG project in North Carolina

9.6 MW landfill gas-to-energy plant has the capacity to power more than 6,000 homes.

Farm Power coalition releases wind energy report

New research reveals enormous potential for renewable energy on UK farms.

Trojan Battery & Team Sustain win big at Intersolar India Trojan Battery & Team Sustain win big at Intersolar India

Innovative remote telecom project earns coveted Intersolar award.

SolarWorld and Enphase Energy from global strategic partnership

Leading solar producer and industry’s larger microinverter supplier to share market channels and jointly develop products.

New York State awarded $206 million for large-scale renewable energy projects

Upstate wind and hydroelectric projects to bring 164 MW of clean energy to State’s electric grid.

EIGHT GmbH and Zam Energy team up on solar car charging initiative EIGHT GmbH and Zam Energy team up on solar car charging initiative

Innovative solar-powered vehicle charging stations headed for the US as part of an international expansion.

CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners

The 2014 awards recognize eight outstanding US state programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and strengthened clean energy markets.

Siemens and LG Chem to ramp up battery storage system collaboration

Long-time partners plan to work more closely on several major ESS projects over the next years.

Innasol launches accreditation scheme

Courses encompass both heat pumps and biomass and includes staff qualifications, technical execution, and marketing and advertising activities.

Wirsol Energy Ltd eyes pair of UK solar projects

Solar parks totalling 42.5MW to be constructed under the Renewable Obligation schemes for connection before April 2015.

Tocardo acquires IHC Tidal Energy

Purchase enhances Torcardo’s capacity to acquire and implement a greater variety of tidal energy projects.

SunEdison, TerraForm Power sign definitive agreement to acquire First Wind for $2.4 billion

Acquisition would make Sun Edison a dominant player in the global renewable energy development field.

Energy industry celebrates at EI Awards ceremony Energy industry celebrates at EI Awards ceremony

Programme recognises excellence within the global energy sector.

Unites States and China announce new actions to reduce carbon pollution

US to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, while China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030.

Crown Estate publishes wind analysis report

‘Largest UK wind study’ shows met mast data is crucial to offshore wind industry.

IHS Technology releases global residential PV energy storage forecast

Despite challenges, worldwide residential solar energy storage market expected to grow by factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018, research shows.

Isle of Man Government progressing offshore energy opportunities

The Isle of Man has selected DONG Energy, Manx Tidal Energy Ltd and Tocardo Tidal Energy Ltd to develop an offshore wind farm and several tidal energy projects.

Scatec Solar announces trio of Jordanian solar power plants

New projects will have a combined capacity of 43 MW, with a total investment around USD 135 million.

SunPower acquires SolarBridge Technologies Inc.

Purchase of microinverter specialist enhances SunPower’s residential product portfolio.

Last week’s most popular stories on Alevo, UK hydrogen refueling, Enerkem in China

The top three stories on last week were as follows:

Tocardo Tidal Turbines forms agreement with South Korea’s Ekornergy

Tidal turbine producer to install unit with a total capacity of 28MW.

DNV GL, Grontmij sign agreement with TenneT

Consortium chosen as regular supplier for continued development of Dutch high-voltage grid.

Obama Administration releases Federal agency climate plans

Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans coincide with the fifth anniversary of the President’s 2009 Executive Order on Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.

OpenHydro and Emera launch new tidal energy initiative OpenHydro and Emera launch new tidal energy initiative

New ‘Cape Sharp Tidal’ venture to deliver tidal power projects in the Bay of Fundy.

Solar energy papers sought for SPI 2015 Conference

Speakers invited to submit educational presentations for next year’s show in Anaheim, California.

First Wind earns ‘Employer of the Year’ honour

2014 Green Tie Gala Award recognizes labour force development, workplace environment and positive impact on the local community.

SunPower plans to build solar power manufacturing plant in South Africa

PV manufacturer expects to produce up to 160 MW annually while creating 150 local jobs.

ABB commissions HVDC station, improving grid stability in Michigan

Back-to-back HVDC Light system to facilitate power flow control and integration of renewables.

UK's Solar Trade Association prepares to amend the policy-guiding '10 Commitments'

Pending change reflects support of the DECC's community energy push.

Top 3 articles on Renewable Energy last week...

Alevo combines battery technology with smart data analysis; US Department of Energy awards $53 million for solar power R&D; and the UK expands hydrogen transport.