Green building News for July 2010

Green building News Archive

Industry reaction to DECC announcements

The renewable energy industry in the UK is positive overall, to the announcements from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Scatec Solar builds 7.2 MWp solar PV roofs

Scatec Solar has signed a € 20 million agreement with the Solar Life Energy investment group to build a total of 7.2 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on 10 industrial warehouse roofs in the area of Milano, Italy.

Kyocera supplies 267 kWp solar roofing to France Kyocera supplies 267 kWp solar roofing to France

Kyocera has supplied its KD210GH-2PU solar photovoltaic (PV) modules in France for a fully integrated 267 MWp solar roofing solution in conjunction with the MV3 integration system developed by Mecosun.

ENERQOS France builds BIPV installation in Southwest France

ENERQOS France SAS is constructing a 290 kWp building integrated photovoltaic system (BIPV) at the logistics hub of the French transport company SAS Satar and MERLE Transport SA, located in the Tarn-et-Garonne region of Southwest France.

Renewable energy surpasses fossil fuels second year in a row

Renewable energy topped fossil fuels and nuclear for the second year in a row in the USA and Europe in 2009, according to the Global Wind Energy Association (GWEC).

Conergy builds five solar installations at Italian beach resorts

Conergy will build five solar installations with a total power output of 3.6 MW for the Italian hotel group, BluSerena.

Berlin historic theatre building fitted with solar modules

SunPower Corp and partner MBG have installed a 29.7 kW SunPower solar system on the roof of the Friedrichstadt Palast, Berlin's historic landmark theatre building.

ABB turns Saudi Arabian university campus green

ABB will provide its KNW intelligent building control system to Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University in Saudi Arabia for Saudi Oger.

UK microgeneration gets Government support

The UK Government will help communities become heat and power self-sufficient through the use of renewable microgeneration, amongst other things, says Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.

UK overturns ban on councils selling green power to the grid

A ban on councils in the UK selling green electricity into the national grid is to be overturned, UK Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announces.

Share of renewables in new electricity generation capacity continues to rise

The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the EU Joint Research Centre's Institute for Energy (IE), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009.