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US Department of Energy allocates $53 mllion to drive solar power Innovation

Funding supports 40 innovative research and development projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy.

Grupo Clavijo completes Chilean solar installation

40MW solar array installed in 'record time'

DIF selects Radian Generation to manage portfolio of solar projects

Radian Generation to provide solar asset management services for Canadian solar projects totalling 65MW.

GreenMax Capital Advisors secures financing for large geothermal project in Kenya

US Overseas Private Investment Corporation grants $950,000 for 40MW geothermal energy project.

ET Solar constructs a new solar farm in Somerset, UK

8.7 MWp ground-mounted solar farm project developed by Lightsource Renewable Energy.

Gamesa turbine awarded first type certificate under DNV GL’s wind guideline GL2010

Certified G97-2.0 MW turbine is the first to be equipped with Gamesa’s infused blade.

US Department of Energy awards $13.4 million to develop advanced biofuels and bio-products

Investment in biofuel projects aim to help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass.

UK low-carbon competition now open for entries

Shell Springboard offers £350,000 to country's most innovative low-carbon entrepreneurs.

ENER-G partners with Cornes Biogas for Japanese project

190kW ENER-G CHP unit to be installed, commissioned and maintained by Cornes at an agricultural biogas plant in Shikaoi, Japan.

Ecotricity, Skanska form joint onshore wind power venture

Goal of ‘Skylark’ initiative is to rollout new wind farm projects in Britain.

HEINEKEN UK installs 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its Tadcaster brewery HEINEKEN UK installs 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its Tadcaster brewery

Solar plant expected to generate approximately 876 MWh each year -- enough to power 185 homes.

Renewable Energy Association to formally end affiliation with Solar Trade Association on 1 January 2015

Despite the scheduled split, both associations will remain open to collaboration on areas of mutual interest in the future.

Government–industry funding to accelerate hydrogen fueling, fuel cell cars in the UK

The UK government has announced up to £11 million (€14 million, US$17.7 million) of funding to prepare for the national rollout of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Scottish Government approves new round of offshore wind projects

Planning consent granted for four wind farms totalling a potential 2.284 GW capacity.

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection Co Ltd set for launch

New Welsh company formed to develop a world-leading integrated tidal energy and coastal protection scheme along the North Wales coast.

US Energy Department to fund CSP research US Energy Department to fund CSP research

DoE allocates $25 Million to support research and development of concentrating solar power.

Tidal Lagoon Power expands environmental team

Tim Carter named head of environment; Jo Pickard, principal ecologist.

Grand Coalition to expand network of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany Grand Coalition to expand network of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany

Automaker Daimler and industrial gases giant The Linde Group are teaming with oil & gas companies Total, OMV, Avia and Hoyer to significantly increase the number of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany. The initiative will implement 13 new refueling locations by the end of 2015, and secure sustainable sourcing of ‘green’ hydrogen.

Arizona waste treatment plant gets biomethane upgrade

Pima County signs contract with Anaergia to use the biogas from wastewater as a renewable fuel source.

Samsung, Pattern Development team up for Canadian wind power project

Partners sign 20-year PPA for 100 MW wind project in Ontario

SunEdison announces $50 million, 23.8MW solar power plant in the Middle East

Solar technology manufacturer partners with EBRD and OPIC for one of the largest solar power plants in Jordan.

£300 million budget to launch UK auctions for renewables

Initiative to support low-carbon electricity projects that aim to deliver new capacity much more cheaply than through the previous arrangements.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance releases Q3 renewable energy investment report

Figures for the third quarter show another year-on-year rise, with a solar boom in China the biggest single contributor.

Last week's top three stories: UC Davis, SunPower project; Schmack Biogas wins 5 MW contract; Scottish Government approves new wind farm

The top three articles on renewableenergyfocus.com last week were as follows:

US Department of Energy earmarks $25 million for biofuel research

Funding to go toward reducing the costs of algal biofuels over the next five years.

Five energy companies establish Universal Smart Energy Framework

‘USEF’ aims to develop products, services and solutions for large-scale deployment of smart energy grids.

California reclamation authority marks start-up of biogas production

Advanced biogas system supplied by Anaergia, Inc.

Latin America and Caribbean region primed for solar development

Hot markets on track to install 9 GW solar PV within five years, according to NPD Solarbuzz report.

VG Energy partners with Norvento

Deal entails seven nED100 100kW turbines for a portfolio of wind farm sites in Scotland.

Voith awarded Canadian hydropower contract Voith awarded Canadian hydropower contract

Deal calls for Voith to equip the Keeyask generating station in Manitoba.