Policy, investment and markets News for January 2014

Policy, investment and markets News Archive

PPG awarded $2.1 million by DOE to help automate PV module manufacturing

Funding supports development of liquid encapsulants that will enable PV modules to be manufactured without the need for capital-intensive laminators.

BISOL Group installs 2MW PV system in Kazakhstan

Ground-mounted solar power plant is the largest photovoltaic system in the country, according to BISOL Group.

IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report IRENA releases 'REmap 2030' report

Study shows fhe global renewable energy share of market is poised to exceed 30 per cent by 2030.

HR Wallingford teams up with Fourth Element

Partnership supports development of sustainable energy solutions for southern African market.

DP Cleantech formalises partnership with Cambridge Industries Ltd

Collaboration aims to help develop waste-to-energy and biomass plants in Africa.

US Air Force in talks for solar energy project

Arizona military base is proposed site for photovoltaic solar generation facility.

The Switch outdoor inverter commissioned for Indian solar power plant The Switch outdoor inverter commissioned for Indian solar power plant

1 MW single module PVI 1000 solar inverter chosen for Ultra Cosmic Solar Energy.

Nippon Renewable Energy secures $250 million in project funding

Investments aim to fuel development of Japanese solar energy market.

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change announces ‘Community Energy Strategy’

Via the proposal, local communities would be encouraged to take control of their energy bills whilst helping to transform the energy system at large.

M+W U.S. and EDF Renewable Energy team up again

Partners commence construction on their second 6 MW project in Massachusetts

IRENA and ADFD announce joint renewable energy financing programme

Organizations commit $41 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

Alstom to supply hydropower turbines for Ivory Coast project

250 MW installation entails three Alstom 90 MW Francis turbine-generator sets, one 5 MW Bulb turbine-generator set and related equipment.

Solar-powered bridge unveiled at London Blackfriars Station

4,400 PV panels provide nearly 50 per cent of station's power.

Gamesa and Areva join forces

50/50 joint-venture aims to create leading player in the offshore wind market.

Fast path to renewable energy in the Middle East needs distributed energy storage

Middle Eastern countries are taking big steps on the path to sustainable energy, in particular using solar energy. But a white paper by the newly established DNV GL Energy team highlights the need to include distributed energy storage in order to secure a fast, smooth transition to renewable energy sources.

Solarpraxis AG unveils 'Solarpraxis Engineering' arm

New subsidiary launched to better meet demands for customized planning and engineering services for solar projects.

OYA Solar commissions first phase of 3.5 MW PV plant in Canada

Featuring 2,244 solar modules and over 30 tons of steel tubing, the project is the country's largest rooftop PV plant.

Alterra Power Corporation extends Peruvian joint venture

Expanded deal with Energy Development Corporation covers the remainder of Alterra's geothermal development assets in Peru.

E.ON starts construction on Amrumbank West offshore wind farm in the North Sea

Foundation of 288 MW wind farm has been installed 37 kilometers northwest of the island of Helgoland.

Ocean Power Technologies forms new offshore wind power funding agreement With Australian Government

A$66.5 million grant will be used towards the cost of building and deploying a 62.5MW peak-rated wave power station off the coast of Portland, Victoria.

UK-based renewable energy developer RES announces entry into German market

RES cites potential in Germany’s thriving wind pwer sector.

Conergy establishes tax equity fund to help finance renewable plants

Goal is to expand US renewable energy project business by around 50 MW.

MidAmerican Solar, SunPower Corp. synchronize Solar Star development to the 'grid'

First portion of the 579 MW Solar Star project is now delivering energy to several counties in California.

CG launches Smart Grid manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India

Facility to produce range of Smart Grid equipment, including substation automation products, distribution automation devices, and protection and control systems, among other parts.

Scottish Renewables releases 2013 industry employment report

Renewable jobs see 5 per cent growth in 2013, with active recruitment expected to continue for the next 12 months.

WFES 2014 Preview

Sneak peek at the 7th World Future Energy Summit.

NorthWind offshore wind farm in Belgium features innovative grouting system NorthWind offshore wind farm in Belgium features innovative grouting system

216 MW project utilises full grouting package with a compressive strength of 180-200 MPa.

Gamesa sells two wind farms to Aiwanger

Germany-based wind farms boast an aggregate installed capacity of 18.5 MW.

EDF Renewable Energy acquires wind project in New Mexico

Roosevelt County project will have a capacity of 300 MW when completed in late 2015.

European Investment Bank backs geothermal power production in Costa Rica

Financing support in place for massive alternative energy project.

'Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative' established in Marion, Massachusetts

MRECo formed to further develop wave, tidal and wind energy in the New England area.

Availon wins Italian wind farm maintenance contract

Deal covers upkeep of two Italian wind farms from Alpiq Holding Ltd with a capacity of 124 MW.

Alstom secures third wind turbine contract in Japan Alstom secures third wind turbine contract in Japan

Planned wind farm in the western region of the country will have a capacity of 48MW when completed.

China to retain lead in global marker for wind turbine rotor blades, report shows

Globaldata research predicts China's market value for wind turbine blades could increase to $3.7 billion by 2020, an 8.2 per cent CAGR from 2012.

Hanwha SolarOne chosen to supply equipment for large-scale ib vogt UK project

Orders entails 20.5 MW of PV modules to be installed in ib vogt’s biggest UK solar park.

Globeleq moves forward with plans to build more wind generation in Central America

Construction of two wind power projects exceeding 75MW slated to begin in Costa Rica and Honduras.

Toshiba Corp. awarded contract to supply geothermal power plant in Turkey

Equipment to include turbines, generators and condensers for the Alasehir geothermal power plant in western Turkey’s Manisa Province.

Main Street Power, MS Solar Solutions complete 2.5MW 'conversion' project

New solar energy facility sits on a former brownfield site in Stow, Massachusetts.

Thrings, WebbPaton collaborate on UK solar wind farm deal

The 230-acre solar farm, located in Didcot, will provide 41MW of power when completed.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd secures £17.4m funding package with NIBC Bank N.V

Package will support refinancing of four solar power stations, which will have a total installed capacity of 21 MW when completed.

Gamesa sells a 25.5 MW wind farm to Eren

Greece-based wind farm comprises 30 G52-850 kW wind turbines.

SEIA favors negotiations to end protracted China solar trade dispute

Move is in response to latest actions taken by SolarWorld USA to combat unfair trade practices.