Policy, investment and markets News

Policy, investment and markets News Archive

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.

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

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

IREC releases new local government solar financing toolkit

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Obama Administration announces expansion of solar jobs training program

Goal is to train 75,000 people to enter the solar workforce by 2020.

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.

Innotech Solar AS to file for insolvency Innotech Solar AS to file for insolvency

PV module supplier faults the ‘general uncertainty within the European PV market through sudden policy change,’ among other factors.

Siemens receives major order for 300-MW wind project in Oklahoma

When complete, the project is expected to create enough clean energy to power approximately 100,000 average U.S. homes annually.

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.