Policy, investment and markets News for June 2013

Policy, investment and markets News Archive

Canadian Wind Energy Association announces WindVision strategy for Alberta

WindVision 2025: A Strategy For Alberta, makes the case for the strategic deployment of more wind energy in Alberta.

Tata Power pledges to extend solar and wind energy projects

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility has said it is committed to generating 20-25 percent of its total generation capacity from clean energy sources, adding 30-50MW of solar power and 150-200MW of wind energy in India year on year.

Innergex closes Northwest Stave River hydroelectric project financing

Canada's Innergex Renewable Energy has closed $72mn in project financing for the Northwest Stave River run-of-river hydroelectric project located in British Columbia, Canada.

ReneSola to provide 10 MW of Virtus II PV modules to Japanese Vitec

Solar PV manufacturer ReneSola has agreed to provide Vitec, a Japan-based seller of semiconductor and electronic components and provider of energy and environmental consulting services for Mega Solar projects, with 10MW of Virtus II modules.

Platina and Arise open Nordics largest onshore windfarm

At 200MW, the development will also be one of the biggest in Europe, according to the companies.

Australian Energy Bonds to bring £7.5mn to UK wind and solar

An Australian entrepreneur has launched a four-year retail bond, paying a fixed rate of 7.5% interest, to fund the development of CBD Energy’s first UK utility-scale solar farms, wind farms and other renewable projects...

ContourGlobal acquires generation company on the island of Bonaire

The Bonaire generation facilities, which integrate wind power, diesel generation and battery storage technology, provide all of the power needs of the island's distribution company, Water en Energie Bedrijf Bonaire (WEB) under a long-term supply contract.

Yingli Green Energy joins SolarAid to spread light for learning in Africa

Money raised will support SolarAid's 'Lighter Learning' programme to improve the education of children in Africa by providing lighting for classrooms in 12 schools across Zambia.

Minera El Tesoro (MET) and soitec establish CPV plant for mining operation in Chile

The four CX-S420 systems installed for MET use Soitec Solar's Concentrix CPV technology and two-axis tracking systems to generate a total installed capacity of 64kWp.

Editorial Leader: Revolutionary time for the energy poor

By Gail Rajgor, Managing Editor, Renewable Energy Focus

Germany must "balance costs and sustainability"

The IEA says further action is needed if Germany’s Energiewende is to maintain a balance between sustainability, affordability and competitiveness and called for cost reductions, investment in networks and closer regional co-operation.

South Africa celebrates first solar PV farm in North West Province

The new solar PV plant is the region's first renewable energy project.

Hyundai delivers first fuel cell cars to Copenhagen, hydrogen station built in just 48 hours Hyundai delivers first fuel cell cars to Copenhagen, hydrogen station built in just 48 hours

Hyundai has delivered the first 15 of its assembly line-produced ix35 Fuel Cell cars to the Danish capital Copenhagen. The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) were handed over at the opening of a new H2 Logic hydrogen refuelling station, which was installed in only 48 hours before the first refuelling was performed.