Green building News for December 2011

Green building News Archive

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to attend WFES 2012

The 5th annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 16-19 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

ESA Renewables constructs 1.3 MW rooftop solar in New Bern, NC, USA

ESA Renewables (ESA) has begun construction on a 1.3 MW commercial rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the city of New Bern in Craven County, North Carolina.

JCM Capital and Hay Solar build 30 MW of solar in Ontario

JCM Capital has signed an agreement with Hay Solar Holdings ULC to provide development, construction, and long-term equity financing for a 30 MW portfolio of modular 100 kW farm building solar installations located throughout the Province of Ontario, Canada.

FuelCell Energy, Abengoa partner to develop fuel cell power plants for Europe and Latin America

US-based FuelCell Energy has announced a partnership with Abengoa in Spain to develop localized stationary fuel cell power plants for markets in Europe and Latin America. The partners will also install a 300 kW pilot project at the Abengoa headquarters in Seville.

Smart grid project planned for Cambridgeshire, UK

A 700 km2 smart grid project is planned for Cambridgeshire, UK, by UK Power Networks.

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To meet EU demands for electricity distribution systems that can incorporate more renewable energy, 16 European partners from 10 countries are working on a €160 million smart grid project, EcoGrid EU.

SolarCity to build US$1bn worth of solar

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have agreed to terms on financing for SolarStrong, SolarCity’s five-year plan to build more than US$1 billion worth of solar power projects for privatised US military housing communities across the country.

UK's Renewable Heat Incentive opens for applications

The UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has now opened to applicants, providing payments for heat generated from renewable technologies including biomass boilers, solar thermal equipment and heat pumps installed since 15 July 2009.