Policy, investment and markets News for September 2014

Policy, investment and markets News Archive

Dedication ceremony held for the 'largest solar development' in New England Dedication ceremony held for the 'largest solar development' in New England

22MW of PV deployed mostly on capped landfills on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

UC Davis, SunPower building 'largest solar power system' in University of California system

Upon project completion, one-third of total campus electricity demand will be served with carbon-neutral energy.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory names new center 'directors'

Industry experts to lead agency's renewable energy research and development efforts.

SMA offers complete ‘package’ for large-scale PV power plants in the UK SMA offers complete ‘package’ for large-scale PV power plants in the UK

Offering to include to inverters, medium-voltage solutions and a transfer station.

Tidal Energy Ltd strikes deal with EDF Energy

EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low carbon electricity, will purchase electricity and renewable certificates from Tidal Energy's 'DeltraStream' device.

Scottish Government approves new wind farm in South Lanarkshire

51MW Middle Muir Wind Farm to feature the highest turbines on the UK mainland to date.

First Wind announces Oakfield Wind project

148 MW wind farm is the company's largest in New England to date

IPVEA members approve “SOLARUNITED” global initiative IPVEA members approve “SOLARUNITED” global initiative

Expansion seeks to unite the whole solar industry value chain as well as associated industries.

US Energy Department backs wind turbine research and development

DoE allocates $2 million to support manufacturing of taller wind turbine towers.

IKEA, Hanergy expand solar product rollout in Europe IKEA, Hanergy expand solar product rollout in Europe

Hanergy's solar offering will now be available to IKEA customers in the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Voith wins pair of hydroelectric power projects for South East Asian market

Contracts call for Voith to supply major electro-mechanical equipment for two large hydropower installations.

United States DOE announces clean energy project initiative

US Government allocates $5 million to develop clean energy projects at Federal facilities.

DNV GL announces joint industry project

Aim is to increase turbine reliability by improving life-time calculations of slewing bearings.

European Investment Bank backs large West African solar project

Once operational, the new solar plant will significantly increase power generation in Burkina Faso.

US Department of Energy expands Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

Energy Department takes major steps to boost energy productivity and manufacturing in the United States. .

USDA announces major investments to improve the reliability of rural electric systems

More than $518 million in funding aims to help bring Smart Grid technology to America’s rural electric infrastructure.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick meets with UK wind power players in London Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick meets with UK wind power players in London

Governor’s visit aimed at strengthening UK and US offshore wind relations.

LG Solar, SOLFEX announce distribution partnership

LG Solar, the solar business unit of electronics specialists LG Electronics, is now selling its products directly through SOLFEX energy systems.

SunEdison, TerraForm Power team up on pair of UK solar projects

Partners complete interconnection of 50 MW of utility-scale solar plants

2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo kicks off 28 September in Oregon

Annual geothermal energy event to host industry leaders from around the globe

RES Offshore wins Moray Firth development contract

Moray Offshore Renewables selects RES to provide management contractor services for the first project within the Moray Firth round-3 zone, located off the north-east coast of Scotland.

REA offers UK’s next government the ‘blueprint’ for green energy

Proactive British renewable energy association sets out comprehensive ‘manifesto’ for renewable heat, power and transport.

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler joins ‘Wave Energy’ conference speaker lineup

Renewable energy advocate to deliver keynote address at the upcoming Ninth Annual Oregon Wave Energy Trust Conference

Energy specialist PMSS America, Inc names new senior vice president

Doug Pfeister joins renowned renewable energy consultancy

Changes to UK’s waste regulations favour anaerobic digestion industry

New guidelines will see more crop residues turned into biogas and fertiliser — minus the costly permitting fees

Scotland's 'Meet the Energy Experts’ conference piques the interest of inventors and investors alike

Special event brought together more than 100 professionals looking to develop renewable energy or related technologies.

Gamesa signs 48-MW supply agreement with China-based Everbright

As part of the deal, Gamesa will install 24 units of the G97-2.0 MW at Changfangshan wind farm, located in the Shanxi province.

EPSRC funds £6 million to drive new low carbon vehicle technologies research in UK

Two new UK research projects to drive forward low carbon vehicle technologies are to receive £6 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The projects involve academics from eight UK universities.

Actis to invest $250M in Mexican renewable energy platform

Emerging market investor cites Mexico’s ample natural resources, an evolving and supportive regulatory framework and a deep project finance capacity.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association and Hannover Fairs USA announce formal programme for CanWEA 2014 conference

Annual wind energy exhibition to be held from 27-29 October in Montreal, Quebec.

Last week's top 3 stories on RenewableEnergyFocus.com

The following stories generated the most clicks on RenewableEnergyFocus.com last week: Renewables in smart grids: Part I; ‘Mini power station’ vision pulls in £800,000 for IE-CHP;NEC Energy Solutions to install energy storage system in California

UK emerges as global market leader in the offshore wind power market

New GlobalData report shows UK wind power market represents a cumulative installed capacity share of around 52%.

ReVenture Park™ receives the ‘Excellence in Site Reuse’ Award from EPA Region 4

Forsite Development Inc recognized for redeveloping a former Superfund site in North Carolina into the region’s first eco-industrial park.

juwi enters Philippine market with utility-scale PV plant

New 6.25 MW solar farm to replace old diesel generators.

Solar Energy Industries Association recognizes statewide solar initiatives in New York

New York Governor’s efforts bolster the investment climate in New York’s solar market, SEIA says.

Scatec Solar and Norfund announce new renewable energy project agreement

Deal calls for partners to develop and invest in solar power projects in developing countries.

Vestas receives 58 MW order in Poland

EDF Energies Nouvelles orders 29 V100-2.0 MW turbines for wind power project in Rzepin.