Energy efficiency News for April 2015

Energy efficiency News Archive

Raggnar Power and Reeve Wood establish renewable energy hub for East of England

New hub will provide customers across East Anglia, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire with sales, design and ongoing engineering support for Raggnar’s range of renewable energy systems.

UK report: Public support for renewables remains enormous

Nearly 78% of British citizens support the use of renewable energy to provide the UK’s electricity, fuel and heat, according to the latest figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

GE innovation seeks to Improve wind farm efficiency

New 'Wind Collector Optimization Service' enables system designs to be done twice as fast as traditional design methods, resulting in cost savings of more than 20 per cent, GE claims.

Emphasis on 'grid issues" at ALL-ENERGY 2015

More conference time than ever before in the history of All-Energy is being devoted to presentations on the grid, energy systems and energy storage.

CLK Enerji names DNV GL key advisor on one of Turkey’s largest smart metering pilot projects

DNV GL expertise sought to help CLK Enerji ensure the future of the region’s energy supply.

Solar farm opens at Ransom Wood Business Park in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Solar farm opens at Ransom Wood Business Park in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

New solar farm boasts more than 2,000 photo voltaic panels which will be able to provide up to 450 KW of power.

Voith selected to overhaul three Italian hydropower plants Voith selected to overhaul three Italian hydropower plants

Modernization of long-standing hydropower plants will ensure smooth operation for years to come.

SunEdison, TerraForm Power seal 97MW solar deal

Portfolio comprises eight large-scale solar farms across England and Wales.

Gamesa awarded tender for turnkey construction of a 220-MW wind farm in Egypt Gamesa awarded tender for turnkey construction of a 220-MW wind farm in Egypt

Deal calls for Gamesa to handle the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 110 of its G80-2.0 MW turbines, starting in September 2015.

Yingli to develop a 50 MW solar PV power plant in China

The plant, located in Handan City, Hebei Province, is expected to generate around 54 million kilowatt-hours of solar electricity annually.

Alstom awarded maintenance contract extension for 317 MW offshore wind farm in England.

Statkraft awards Alstom with a three-year service contract for the substations of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, located off the coast of North Norfolk.

SunPower eyes solar plant project in South Africa

86MW 'Prieska' solar power plant is expected to be fully operational in 2016.

Enphase Energy Signs Supply Agreement with PetersenDean

Partnership to play key role in Solar4America initiative for residential and commercial installations.

Regen SW signs South West Renewable Energy 2015 General Election Manifesto

Regen SW urging UK election candidates to support £10 billion investment opportunity for the South West.

South African Department of Energy announces results of its latest Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme

BioTherm Energy and Enel Green Power among the preferred project bidders named in the fourth round of the REIPPP initiative.

US Department of Energy allocates $7 million toward hydropower technology research US Department of Energy allocates $7 million toward hydropower technology research

Fnding will help advance hydropower drivetrains and structural foundations that will minimize environmental impacts and reduce the lifetime costs associated with operating and maintaining new hydropower projects.

Con Edison Development enters into agreement to procure GE Energy Storage system

Energy storage solution features GE’s Mark VIe-based site controller and Brilliance* MW inverters with packaged lithium-ion battery modules.

Siemens receives order for Grand Bend Wind Farm in Canada

100-megawatt project to supply 30,000 Canadian households with clean electricity.

Solar Energy International (SEI) Spins-off SEI Professional Services LLC

Creation of SEIPS benefits SEI by ensuring the continuation of its world-class training program.

Schneider Electric Solar Business marks milestone in the UK

Energy management specialist connects more than 300 MW to the UK grid in March -- on top of the 200 MW already in operation.

NREL releases report on 'Guidelines for PV Manufacturer Quality Assurance'

International task force aims to toughen standards, ensure reliability of PV technologies

Neart na Gaoithe wind farm to deploy advanced construction technologies

448 MW project is expected to be the first commercially-deployed offshore wind farm that does not require a dedicated heavy offshore substation topside and foundation.

IREC releases new local government solar financing toolkit

New comprehensive resource designed to help streamline solar power purchase agreements and reduce solar costs.

Scatec Solar awarded 258 MW in latest bidding round in South Africa

Deal calls for Scatec Solar to build, own and operate a trio of solar power plants with a 42 percent shareholding.

Welspun Renewables signs 550 MW MoU with iPLON

Deal marks iPLON's first investment in India's renewable energy sector.

EU lawmakers agree to phase out land-based biofuels

Critics argue that land-based biofuels often increase carbon emissions as opposed to reducing them.

Solar Energy Industry Association names new VP of finance and operations

Mike Smith, a CPA, brings extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations, including a telecommunications trade association.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance selects its 'New Energy Pioneers 2015' winners

Companies from around the world recognised as game-changers in the field of clean energy technology and innovation.

EPA and DOE honor 2015 'Energy Star Partners of the Year'

Program recognizes companies for their leadership on energy efficiency, climate-change actions.

Solarlec installs solar panels at Travis Perkins Cheshire distribution centre in the UK Solarlec installs solar panels at Travis Perkins Cheshire distribution centre in the UK

Solar panels expected to save the Travis Perkins Group £9,862.30 on energy bills over the next 12 months alone.

Intersolar Europe 2015 Preview Intersolar Europe 2015 Preview

This year’s Intersolar Europe Conference in Munich promises to offer expert insights into the solar markets and technologies of the future. Around 1,100 professionals are expected to attend.

Suntech’s modules receive additional quality ranking from the VDE Institute

Modules receive the certificate of the enhanced hail test, demonstrating the high quality and durability of Suntech’s modules in extreme weather conditions.

US Government agencies announce nation’s first Federal combined solar power purchase

Action follows President Obama’s order last month requiring federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent and increase their renewable energy use to at least 30 per cent over the next 10 years.

UNEP’s 9th annual 'Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015' report released

Global green energy investments surge 17% to $270 B in 2014

All Energy 2015 rolls out the welcome mat All Energy 2015 rolls out the welcome mat

On 6 May 450-plus exhibiting companies from nearly 20 countries plan to descend on the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) for All-Energy 2015, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference.

DONG Energy takes over US offshore wind development project

1GW wind farm in Massachusetts marks DONG Energy’s first project outside Europe.

AssetGen Partners taps Bouygues Energies & Services for waste-to- energy gasification plant in the UK

10 MWe biomass facility — when complete — will provide enough clean energy to meet the annual demand of roughly 7,000 homes.

European Marine Energy Centre strengthens ties with Japan

EMEC joins the Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association to help support the development of marine renewables in Japan.

SENER and ACCIONA partner on CSP project in South Africa SENER and ACCIONA partner on CSP project in South Africa

When complete, the Kathu Solar Park complex will generate enough energy to power 80,000 homes.

Vaisala forms partnership with Masdar

Purpose of collaboration is to enable free access to investment-critical wind resource data of the United Arab Emirates.

SunEdison completes two new solar energy systems in Maryland

The projects promise to deliver clean energy while supporting Maryland’s aggressive energy goals to generate 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

Orenda Energy Solutions inks licensing deal with Eocycle Technologies

Deal calls for Orenda to license its proprietary, low-maintenance ‘tilting tower’ technology.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issues first wind energy research lease in Federal offshore waters

With this research lease, Virginia seeks to lead the way in building wind turbines in the Atlantic Ocean and take the next step toward the clean energy economy.

NEXTracker enters Mexican solar market with 16MW tracker shipment to Buenavista Renewables

16MW project said to be one of the largest tracker installations to date in Mexico.

Canadian Solar energizes four solar PV plants in the United Kingdom

All the power plants started commercial operation before March 30, and are eligible for 1.4 Renewable Obligation Certificates.

Subpar solar irradiance undermines East Coast project performance, report states Subpar solar irradiance undermines East Coast project performance, report states

Vaisala 2014 solar study reveals role of extreme weather patterns in growing East-West productivity divide .

DNV GL becomes new Global Partner of World Energy Council

DNV GL will support and share expertise with influential energy network.