Policy, investment and markets News for August 2014

Policy, investment and markets News Archive

Grand opening for Pattern Energy’s El Arrayán Wind facility in Chile Grand opening for Pattern Energy’s El Arrayán Wind facility in Chile

115 MW wind plant, Chile's largest, has the capacity to power 200,000 homes in the region.

MeyGen announces funding for first phase of tidal renewable energy project

400 MW tidal scheme will generate enough capacity to power 400,000 homes.

US Department of the Interior auctions 80,000 acres for offshore wind energy development in Maryland

Action is part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to create jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution.

Seminole Financial Services, LLC surpasses $500 million mark in renewable energy financing

Niche renewable energy project financing company facilitates solar and wind projects across the US.

Wind power can indeed improve the resiliency of electrical grids, GE study shows

Findings suggest that wind power can be more effective than thermal generation in controlling frequency on the grid due to its ability to respond more quickly.

Verizon plans major expansion of Its on-site 'Green Energy Program'

New 2014 solar investment to increase Verizon green energy to 25 MW.

Cenex, Millbrook partner with ChargeMaster to charge EVs at LCV2014 low carbon vehicle event

In the UK, the Cenex centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies and Millbrook Proving Ground are partnering with ChargeMaster, to provide electric vehicle charging points for exhibitors and visitors at the upcoming LCV2014 Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2014.

REC Group wins 85 MW solar panel supply contract

Deal represents REC Group's largest US utility-scale solar panel order to date.

WEEE comes into force for PV modules in France

End-of-life management becomes a legal obligation for French PV industry.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association receives Federal award under DoE's 'SunShot Initiative'

$1.87 million in funding allocated to help homes, businesses, and municipalities in the Midwest region cut red tape for residential and small commercial rooftop solar systems.

SolarMax partners with Wagner Renewables

Wagner Renewables adds SolarMax’s domestic P series and the three-phase commercial MT range to product offering.

Sustainable Energy Association of Australia names new CEO

Dermot Costello brings years of experience across various renewable energy fields.

US Government publishes ‘Biogas Opportunities Roadmap’

27-page document cites the need to strengthen markets for biogas systems and system products.

UK Prime Minister responds to industry group’s call for critical Government support for solar

David Cameron assures Solar Trade Association that Government and industry will continue to work together on laying the foundations for the successful future of solar in the UK.

Solectria Renewables to power 45MW entropy solar projects in North Carolina

Seven solar projects anticipated to generate 1.1 billion kWh, enough to power up to 130,000 homes.

3sun Group secures contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind 3sun Group secures contract with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Deal covers the electrical and mechanical completion of 73 V112-3.0MW turbines to be installed at the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm in the UK.

Nominations now open for Regen SW's Green Energy Awards 2014

Awards programme celebrates the projects, companies and innovators behind the sustainable energy revolution in the south west of England.

Department of Energy allocates $18 million for US geothermal industry

Funding to support 32 projects focused on research and development in three critical geothermal technology areas.

Advanced Energy signs UK distribution agreement with Sibert Solar

Sibert Solar’s product portfolio wil expand to include Advanced Energy's single- and three-phase inverters.

Installed solar PV capacity in the UK reaches 5GW, NPD Solarbuzz says

90 per cent of solar PV capacity has been installed in the past three years alone.

Transparency Market Research releases new ‘Onshore Wind Energy Forecast’ report

Global onshore wind energy market is expected to reach nearly 900B USD in 2020, estimates show.

Bioenergy initiative cleared to proceed in Hawaii

Funding approved for a zero-waste project that converts crops, crop residues and agricultural waste into economically and environmentally sustainable biofuels and value-added co-products.

Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator unveiled at Pembroke Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator unveiled at Pembroke

Tidal generator will be amongst the world’s first grid-connected demonstration devices, project planners say.

ABB to host automation and communication training prior to first PAC World Americas conference

Free pre-event educational seminar and Smart Grid Center of Excellence tour set for 22 September in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Pattern Development acquires large Texas-based wind power project

Walmart to purchase majority of power from 200 MW 'Logan's Gap' wind farm

Air Products expands hydrogen tube trailer fleet in UK, upgrades hydrogen fueling station at Heathrow Air Products expands hydrogen tube trailer fleet in UK, upgrades hydrogen fueling station at Heathrow

Air Products has introduced an additional SmartFuel® hydrogen high-pressure tube trailer to its UK fleet. The trailer will deliver large volumes of hydrogen at high pressure to the new, publicly accessible Air Products hydrogen refueling station at London Heathrow Airport.

Windiga Energy to develop first solar power plant in Burkina Faso, Africa

20 MW photovoltaic plant, which will be located in Zina, in the Mouhoun province, will be the largest photovoltaic power station in Sub-Saharan Africa, Windiga claims.

Vikram Solar opens US sales office

Move designed to support launch of Vikram solar modules in North and South America.

First Solar and XSOL ink distribution deal

Agreement calls for XSOL to supply First Solar's cadmium telluride thin-film modules in Japan.