Policy, investment and markets News for November 2014

Policy, investment and markets News Archive

New DoE funding supports solar power infrastructure

US Energy Department announces $15 million to integrate affordable solar power into nation’s electrical grid.

US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts for wind energy development

Auction will mark DOI's largest competitive lease sale to date for offshore wind energy development.

Conergy to build pair of solar plants in the Philippines

The new projects, which entail 41MW, bring Conergy’s total contracted volume in the fast-growing Asian market 1 to 73 MWp.

US Ambassador Stith joins One Planet Africa’s board of directors

Stith is considered to be one of America’s leading experts on development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.

DECC proposes changes in PV policy

Under new rule, businesses would be able to take their solar panels with them when they relocate.

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015 set for January 19-22 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015 set for January 19-22

Region’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event expected to welcome 32,000 delegates and 650 participating companies to Abu Dhabi.

Southwestern College dedicates 3.2 MW SunPower Solar System

Solar energy project expected to help offset the college's energy costs by approximately $600,000 annually.

Pelamis Wave Power Limited to be put into administration

Joint Administrators appointed to assess the options for securing the future for the business and employees of the marine power technology specialist.

DTE Biomass Energy completes LFG project in North Carolina

9.6 MW landfill gas-to-energy plant has the capacity to power more than 6,000 homes.

Farm Power coalition releases wind energy report

New research reveals enormous potential for renewable energy on UK farms.

South Africa sets up association for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

The South African Hydrogen Association (SAHA) has been established to develop and promote national expertise in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

New York State awarded $206 million for large-scale renewable energy projects

Upstate wind and hydroelectric projects to bring 164 MW of clean energy to State’s electric grid.

CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners

The 2014 awards recognize eight outstanding US state programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and strengthened clean energy markets.

Siemens and LG Chem to ramp up battery storage system collaboration

Long-time partners plan to work more closely on several major ESS projects over the next years.

Wirsol Energy Ltd eyes pair of UK solar projects

Solar parks totalling 42.5MW to be constructed under the Renewable Obligation schemes for connection before April 2015.

Tocardo acquires IHC Tidal Energy

Purchase enhances Torcardo’s capacity to acquire and implement a greater variety of tidal energy projects.

SunEdison, TerraForm Power sign definitive agreement to acquire First Wind for $2.4 billion

Acquisition would make Sun Edison a dominant player in the global renewable energy development field.

Energy industry celebrates at EI Awards ceremony Energy industry celebrates at EI Awards ceremony

Programme recognises excellence within the global energy sector.

Unites States and China announce new actions to reduce carbon pollution

US to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, while China announced targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030.

Gamesa renews wind turbine O&M contract with Società Energie Rinnovabili Gamesa renews wind turbine O&M contract with Società Energie Rinnovabili

Gamesa to service SER's entire wind turbine fleet in Italy.

Aurecon appointed EPCM role for Stortemelk hydropower facility Aurecon appointed EPCM role for Stortemelk hydropower facility

4.5MW plant to be located near Clarens in South Africa.

Lloyd’s Register launches updated offshore collision ‘guidance’

New publication helps to make offshore operations safer for marine and energy operators.

Iberdrola opens its first offshore wind farm

Pioneering technology for the $2.6 billion project in Irish Sea could help reduce costs of future offshore wind projects around the world.

IHS Technology releases global residential PV energy storage forecast

Despite challenges, worldwide residential solar energy storage market expected to grow by factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018, research shows.

Isle of Man Government progressing offshore energy opportunities

The Isle of Man has selected DONG Energy, Manx Tidal Energy Ltd and Tocardo Tidal Energy Ltd to develop an offshore wind farm and several tidal energy projects.

Scatec Solar announces trio of Jordanian solar power plants

New projects will have a combined capacity of 43 MW, with a total investment around USD 135 million.

Innotech Solar expands its international sales force

Trio of veteran solar industry representatives bring successful track record and experience.

Tocardo Tidal Turbines forms agreement with South Korea’s Ekornergy

Tidal turbine producer to install unit with a total capacity of 28MW.

OPDE begins construction on a new solar farm in Hothfield, UK

When complete, the 6.9MW solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,850 homes.

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult advisory group names new chairman

Jonathan Cole, Iberdrola’s offshore managing director, brings wealth of energy industry experience.

DNV GL, Grontmij sign agreement with TenneT

Consortium chosen as regular supplier for continued development of Dutch high-voltage grid.

Pattern Development inks deal with Henvey Inlet First Nation

Partners to own and operate a 300 MW Henvey Inlet Wind project slated for Ontario.

Obama Administration releases Federal agency climate plans

Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans coincide with the fifth anniversary of the President’s 2009 Executive Order on Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.

OpenHydro and Emera launch new tidal energy initiative OpenHydro and Emera launch new tidal energy initiative

New ‘Cape Sharp Tidal’ venture to deliver tidal power projects in the Bay of Fundy.

Solar energy papers sought for SPI 2015 Conference

Speakers invited to submit educational presentations for next year’s show in Anaheim, California.

First Wind earns ‘Employer of the Year’ honour

2014 Green Tie Gala Award recognizes labour force development, workplace environment and positive impact on the local community.

SunPower plans to build solar power manufacturing plant in South Africa

PV manufacturer expects to produce up to 160 MW annually while creating 150 local jobs.

PV CYCLE programme reaches important milestone

Photovoltaic ‘take-back’ scheme has collected its first 10,000 tonnes of discarded PV modules in Europe.

UK's Solar Trade Association prepares to amend the policy-guiding '10 Commitments'

Pending change reflects support of the DECC's community energy push.

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