Jonathan Silver, head of the US Energy Department's renewable energy loan guarantee programme, is leaving the agency amid an expanding investigation into its controversial decision to provide failed
The developer of Cape Wind has asked Massachusetts regulators to make their approval of a proposed merger between two electric utilities conditional on the new company purchasing the 50% of power not
The Obama Administration pledged to speed permitting of seven transmission projects across the US that would access primary wind and solar development areas.
Ontario's pro-renewables Liberals emerged as the biggest party after provincial elections, but fell one seat short of an outright majority.
Developer Coastal Point Energy expects to have positive news this quarter to report on its plan to install a test wind turbine on a platform in shallow Texas waters of the Gulf of Mexico, says chief
Vestas scores a win in the battle for multi-megawatt wind turbine market share in North America with an order for 21 of its V112-3.0MW machines.
Martifer Solar has signed a contract to build a 22MW PV plant in southern Portugal.
Helius Energy plans to raise £6.5m ($10m) via a share-issue to fund development of its portfolio of UK biomass projects.
Global climate change campaigner and former US vice-president Al Gore has praised Scotland for the lead it has taken on renewables.
Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a US-based private-equity firm, is forming a renminbi-denominated fund in partnership with the Chinese city of Yangzhou, focused on investments in the world's largest
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €350 million loan to grid operators RTE and REE to build direct current (DC) interconnector between France and Spain.
The European Commission-supported Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking has selected a Hyundai ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) as a demonstration vehicle for European Parliament members
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has dedicated three solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants totalling 50 MW in Fresno County, California, USA.
Constellation Energy has started construction on a 16.1 MW DC grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA.
ABB has opened its first production line for solar string inverters and an engineering centre in Jüri, Estonia.
Financing for the €335 million, 200 MW Jädraås wind farm in Sweden has been completed by private equity fund manager Platina Partners LLP and onshore wind developer Arise Windpower AB.
The New Energy Capital Cleantech Infrastructure Fund has invested US$12 million in commercial solar hot water system installer and solar photovoltaic (PV) integrator, FLS Energy Inc.
Stirling Energy Systems has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as the stirling dish technology could not compete against the falling costs of solar photovoltaics (PV), according to media reports.
The New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA) has issued a public policy position paper highlighting its concerns with the Northern Pass Transmission Project (NPTP).
Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC (ABBK) has been awarded a US$132.4 million loan guarantee form the US Department of Energy (DoE) for the development of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees is ending the competitive solicitation process for the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW) without awarding a contract due to cost concerns.
Renewable Energy Focus' latest webinar on the development of solar electric technologies is now available online...
Norway's Innotech Solar ASA has commissioned a solar factory in Halle/Saale, Germany, for testing and optimising solar photovoltaic (PV) cells.
ReneSola Ltd has provided 27.5 MW of its Multi and Virtus solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for Enerparc's solar power plant in Gahro, Germany.
Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd has supplied a total of 35 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for two solar power plants in central California built by Cupertino Electric Inc.
Phycal Inc will supply 100,000-150,000 gallons of algae biofuel to Hawaiian Electric for testing at the Kahe Generating Station, Hawaii, USA.
NRG Energy Inc has completed the acquisition of the 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) project from SunPower Corp.
Siemens AG says it is aiming for a profit margin of at least 10% of revenues for its wind power operations, achieved through cost cutting and streamlining operations.
Huang Ming, the Founder of Himin Solar, has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award for his work on solar thermal.
Scottish Resources Group (SRG) is unveiling plans for three wind turbine projects in South Lanarkshire, UK.
The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry has to focus on reducing module prices as customers are expecting to pay less for solar energy, according to SolarPlaza.
AFC Energy has completed the commissioning of two commercial-scale alkaline fuel cell systems at the AkzoNobel chlor-alkali plant in Bitterfeld, Germany.
The international non-profit association will promote the roles of energy storage as key enabling technologies for Europe's transition towards a greener energy system.
Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) and Denmark's SSP Technology A/S are entering into a strategic partnership to establish a joint venture focusing on wind turbine blades for the North American
SoCore Energy has installed Walgreens' 100th rooftop solar power system at one of the drug store chain's outlets in Mason, Ohio, USA.
Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a New Sustainability Champion in WEF's report ‘Redefining the Future Growth: The New Sustainability Champions'.
Siemens will open its Wind Power Division headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, in October, citing the city as “one of the world's most important wind power centres”.
Mabey Bridge will supply wind turbine towers measuring 40-75 m to the Dutch wind turbine company EWT under a five-year framework agreement.
Dominion has received a two-year, US$500,000 grant from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to investigate ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind by at least 25%.
GE has secured 1.2 GW of contracts for its 1.6-100 wind turbine for wind farms in North and South America over the next two years.
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel, is delivering 23 of its SL1500/82 wind turbines to a 34.5 MW wind farm in Sergripe, Brazil, for Engevix subsidiary Desenvix.
DuPont Apollo and Thailand's Loxley Plc have completed an 8.7 MW ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) thin-film farm in the Prachin Buri Province of Thailand.
KfW Bankengruppe is committing over €100 billion for investments in the energy sector in Germany in the next five years to aid the turnaround of the German energy supply system and to incorporate
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) have made US$150 million available to fund a range of renewable energy projects in New
Scotland's draft budget and spending review includes provisions for developing the low-carbon economy, including renewable energy.
Duke Energy Renewables will build, own and operate a 202 MW wind farm in Willacy County, Texas, USA, bringing Duke Energy's total wind power capacity to almost 1.8 GW.
IKEA has officially plugged-in a 539 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its East Bay store in Emeryville, California, USA.
The UK Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) says commitment, determination and a long-term approach by the UK Government “will be crucial” for the successful realisation of a European
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and DONG Energy have signed a €240 million loan deal for financing the 399.6 MW Anholt offshore wind farm in Danish waters.
The developers of the 20 MW Grant County Wind Farm in Minnesota, USA, have closed long-term financing for the wind farm.
Thomson Ecology are carrying out pre-construction surveys for the 30 km cable route from Easington to Salt End, Hull, UK, for E.ON Climate and Renewables' Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.
The 250 MW Cedar Point Wind Project in Limon, Colorado, USA, has been completed by Enbridge Inc and Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas).
The concept of building giant PV arrays in Greece and exporting the power to Germany is gathering momemtum in both countries, with one senior industry figure claiming it makes more sense than the
Three years ago, Greek PV companies were furious at the red tape hampering their progress in the local market.
Chinese PV manufacturer JinkoSolar will re-open its Haining factory on Monday (October 10), three weeks after a pollution incident at the plant sparked violent protests, Recharge can reveal.
Action for Renewables (A4R) has been set up as an alliance of NGOs, trade unions, grassroots activists and industry bodes to campaign for the expansion of renewable energy in the UK.
The Obama Administration is accelerating the permitting and construction of 7 proposed electric transmission lines in a move to modernise the US grids.
SolarWorld AG will, together with partners, invest a total of US$1 billion produce up to 8000 tonnes of silicon suitable for solar wafers annually in Qatar.
Deepwater Wind has submitted a revised plan to the US Interior Department (DOI) for development of a 1GW wind farm in shallow Atlantic federal waters between Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Spanish PV equipment maker Siliken is advancing a 100MW solar project in Durango, Mexico.
The AusChina Energy Development alliance, set up to develop 1.5GW of Australian wind assets in the next three years, expects a healthy supply of potential acquisitions.
The first laser-based wind-resource assessment buoy to be deployed in the US Great Lakes is about to begin an offshore test.
Australia's CBD Energy plans to become a vertically-integrated retailer and generator of renewable power after buying Victoria-based Neighbourhood Energy from utility Alinta.
The State of Ohio is providing three loans totalling US$15 million to ISOFOTON North America to develop a solar photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturing plant in Napoleon, Ohio, USA.
Building a local base with the help of government incentives is crucial for any country that is serious about having a solar industry, says Jack Curtis, the head of First Solar's Australian and
German renewables giant RWE Innogy has completed all 25 jacket foundations and the offshore substation for the second stage of Belgium's 325MW Thornton Bank wind farm.
Tata Steel will invest £2m ($3.1m) in one of its UK plants to set up a supply base for the tubular sections used in offshore wind turbine foundations.
Vestas is to buy a portfolio of technology assets from Norwegian radar firm OCAS, which specialises in developing systems to avoid aerial collisions with wind turbines.
GE is to invest $50m in the development by Greenko of 500MW of wind-power projects in India.
A division of US developer Apex Wind Energy has formed a partnership with Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line to support development, financing and construction of utility-scale offshore wind
The theme for the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest is 'Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power'. The contest challenges students to design a trigeneration system that yields heat, hydrogen, and power
REpower Systems SE is supplying 36 of its 3.4M104 wind turbines for a 122 MW wind farm near Zeewolde, the Netherlands, to be developed by Zuidlob Wind B.V., which is owned by Nuon, part of Swedish
Grid, storage and electric vehicle mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the first half (H1) of 2011 have reached double of full year 2010's activity as cash-starved companies head for the auction
Southwest Windpower Inc and Advanced Technology & Research Corp (ATR) are joining forces to design and manufacture wind and solar hybrid systems.
Heliocentris Energy Solutions has won an order from Qatar University, to supply a complete teaching laboratory for energy generation, storage, and management. The German-based company is also opening
Norway's Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) is assessing a permanent closedown of 45% of its solar wafer production capacity in Norway due to weak market conditions – 700 jobs could go.
BP Wind Energy plans to build a 419 MW wind farm, Flat Ridge 2, in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner Counties, Kansas, USA.
Downwind-facing, a two-bladed rotor and a single-line mooring to the seabed. Nautica Windpower's innovative floating turbine design is a radical departure from the fleet of multi-megawatt deep-water
Taiwan has started operations at what could be its largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the southern city of Kaohsiung.
The 550 MW Desert Sunlight Project in California, USA, has received US$1.46 billion in partial loan guarantees from the US Department of Energy (DoE).
ITM Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dutch Fuel Cell Consortium (DFC), to cooperate on developing hydrogen energy system projects for clean fuel and energy storage applications
The 230 MW Antelope Valley Solar Ranch 1 has received a US$646 million loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy (DoE).
Barclays Corporate has agreed a £3.4 million loan to wave energy company Aquamarine Power to finalise its wave power array in Orkney, marking a first in bank debt financing for a UK marine energy
EuPD Research is awarding Sanyo the seal “Top Brand PV” as the solar company achieves higher than average evaluations in the category 'quality'.
In a spacious office at Suntech headquarters, a row of framed photographs reveals Shi Zhengrong's lofty stature in the business world.
Even in autumn, the Andalusian sun rises with a certain swagger. By 9am, it is blinding.
A group of US investors has filed a class-action lawsuit against PV manufacturer JinkoSolar following the recent pollution incident at the company's cell plant in Haining, China.
Chinese wind turbine giant Sinovel has filed a counter-claim for 369m yuan ($58m) from its former supplier American Superconductor (AMSC) ahead of a showdown between the two companies at the Beijing
A local communist party official was among five people killed when a crane collapsed at a Sinovel factory in China's Gansu province, it has emerged.
Australia's lower house of parliament has narrowly passed the Labor party's controversial carbon-pricing legislation, prompting the government to swiftly move ahead with plans for an independent
The UK's Crown Estate has agreed leases for eight new marine energy project sites.
A defiant Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the US is going to “stand up” an offshore wind industry, regardless of political fallout from the Solyndra scandal that has led opponents of President
US developer Deepwater Wind will become the launch customer in North America for the new Siemens 6MW offshore wind turbine, after signing an agreement to purchase five of the SWT-6.0-120 direct-drive
A review council in Washington state recommends approval of a 75MW wind project on commercial timber lands, but also says 15 of the 50 proposed turbines should be excluded to protect scenic views in
Canadian-based Hydrogenics has been selected by the German city of Herten to supply a wind-hydrogen energy storage solution. The project will allow excess renewable energy to be stored as hydrogen
Saudi Arabia has inaugurated a 500 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Farasan.
Canadian Solar Inc has provided 22,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) modules totalling 15 MW for Isolux Corsan's three solar PV plants in the UK.
The tidal power industry is invited to join an initiative to help enable tidal energy to become a commercial reality at a ‘How to Build a Tidal Array in a Day' seminar on 25 October during the
REpower Systems SE is delivering 23 of its MM92, 2.05 MW wind turbines to La Compaigne du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group, for two wind farms totalling 47 MW in Burgundy, France.
FLABEG, together with schlaich bergermann und partner, is working on a collector design to improve efficiency and reduce cost by up to 25% for concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough plants.
AES Solar has closed the financing and started construction of a 24 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Guayama, Puerto Rico.
A lot is riding on the 630MW first phase of the London Array offshore wind farm. Not just the €2.2bn ($2.95bn) that is being invested by consortium partners E.ON, Dong Energy and Masdar, but also —
Chinese turbine maker Yinhe Windpower is preparing to deliver its first batch of machines to a high-altitude project in southern China.
Siemens is bullish about its decision to focus recent wind turbine designs on direct-drive, and plans a big expansion of industrial capacity.
The UK head of offshore wind turbine manufacturing giant REpower Systems has slammed delays to the government's planned revision of Britain's renewable obligation certificate (ROC) banding.
The climate change talks that have just finished in Panama did little to encourage the hope that the Kyoto Protocol will be extended at next month's crunch meeting of the UN Framework Convention on
Ireland-based building-products supplier Kingspan has bought the business and assets of failed Scottish wind turbine maker Proven Energy, which abruptly crashed into administration last month after
WindMade has opened its doors for applications from companies hoping to use its new Fair Trade-style eco-label and confirmed the list of standards they must meet to be eligible – including sourcing
WindMade has opened its doors for applications from companies hoping to use its new Fair Trade-style eco-label and confirmed the list of standards they must meet – including sourcing at least a
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to provide $97m of finance for a 147MW hydropower project in Pakistan planned by a Korean consortium.
Suzlon has pocketed about £115m ($180.5m) after completing the sale of its remaining stake in Hansen Transmissions, the Belgian wind-turbine gearbox manufacturer which it once owned outright.
An anomaly study from 3TIER shows how solar irradiance in the USA varied from its long-term norm this summer.
An extension of the 1603 Treasury Program could result in more than 37,000 jobs in the USA next year driven by solar market growth, according to an EuPD Research.
The Australian Clean Energy legislative package, which put a price on carbon emissions and promotes renewable energy, has been passed by the House of Representatives.
Solar Millenium AG is selling off its 2.25 GW concentrating solar power (CSP) portfolio in the American Southwest to solarhybrid AG, which will build solar photovoltaic (PV) plants at the sites.
Wind turbine manufacturers operating in Spain have joined forces to warn that its government's proposed post-2012 framework for the sector would have “irreversible effects” for the country's
HSBC points out that PV demand has surged in Italy, making it the current global market leader in terms of annual installation.
The PV price squeeze is likely to worsen over the coming months because of weaker-than-expected demand from Germany, HSBC predicts.
Nexolon shares rose sharply after South Korea's largest PV wafer maker launched an initial public offering on 14 October, though gloomy macroeconomic conditions led the company to price itself
US industrial giant General Electric will build its 400MW solar panel factory – set to be the largest in the country – in Aurora, Colorado.
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has unveiled 277MW of North American orders for its 1.8MW models.
Romania's government has approved an emergency order allowing the introduction of the country's long-awaited renewables legislation.
South Korea will provide two loans totalling US$60 million to Mozambique for the construction of three solar photovoltaic (PV) power stations and to finance an emergency information management system.
The City of Austin, Texas, USA, has switched to 100% renewable energy with all facilities from neighbourhood libraries and recreation centres to police and fire stations subscribing to Austin
Original equipment and wind turbine manufacturers say stable Federal policies are needed to establish a US offshore wind industry at the Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, MD,
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of India, which focuses on sustainable development and energy, has opened its European head office in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
The US Government's development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), has approved US$250 million in financing to develop 51 solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in
SolarReserve's storage technology will be put to the test at the world's tallest CSP plant.
Solar power tower technology and project developer BrightSource Energy is planning a 750MW project in Riverside County, California.
If you want to know what's new in the renewable-energy industries in China, your first point of call should be Li Junfeng. If you can get hold of him, that is.
China's top turbine makers are making inroads into foreign markets, despite the big challenges they face.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Global Environment Facility have contributed $1.5m in grants for solar lighting that has cut crime at two earthquake settlement camps in Haiti.
Researchers at the University of Toronto are taking strides towards commercialising a semiconductor-based nano-PV cell with efficiencies higher than 40%, following refinements to the colloidal
Denmark's new government is raising the country's wind targets, and now wants the renewable source to meet 50% of national power needs by 2020.
FuturaGene and the Guangxi Academy of Sciences (GXAS) will collaborate on the development and optimisation of second generation biofuel production from woody species, and eucalyptus in particular.
The Met Office, the UK's national weather service, has urged the wind industry to collaborate in order to minimise the impact of complex wind shear – an issue leading to additional costs on an
The US installed 1.393GW (DC) of PV in the second quarter – a record for the period – up from 1.282GW a year earlier, as the solar industry surpassed 20GW of total operational PV capacity, according
Australia today committed A$350m ($246m) to help finance up to 10 new large-scale solar projects, in another signal that the sun – not the wind – is the renewable source of choice under its current
Principle Power has downsized its WindFloat Pacific pilot project off the coast of Oregon from 30MW to no more than 24MW, and has asked the US Energy Department (DOE) for a one-year extension until
Wind has rather been at the margins of the drawn-out offer by GE for the power assets of Alstom, which leaped its biggest hurdle today when the European Commission finally gave its blessing to the
The European Commission (EC) has approved the €12bn ($13.4bn) deal that will see GE acquire the power assets of France's Alstom – clearing the way for a merger that will have big implications for the
SunEdison unveiled a new strategic partnership with institutional investors and an expansion of its joint venture with Dominion, as it looks for ways to shore up its finances while maintaining its
Shares of China's Yingli Solar plunged Tuesday morning and touched a new all-time low, after the PV giant slashed its shipment forecast for 2015, saying it does not have enough money to run its
German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon and regional wind developer Energiequelle have inaugurated a 10MW energy storage plant at Feldheim in Germany's Brandenburg state that aims to stabilise the
UK energy secretary Amber Rudd has been accused of bringing “ruin to mid-Wales” by refusing planning consent for four large wind farms with a combined capacity of 362MW – the latest in a string of
European PV manufacturing lobbying group EU ProSun has confirmed that it has handed in a request to the European Commission (EC) for an extension of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures against
Companies that won bids in Germany's 160MW second round of PV tenders will be entitled to €0.0849 ($0.0948) per kilowatt hour of electricity – less than winning bids in a first 150MW round held in
Lorry Wagner is president of the Lake Erie Economic Development Corporation (LEEDCo) in Cleveland, Ohio. The non-profit, public-private partnership is developing the 19MW Icebreaker, the US's first
As the deadline for a decision on the up-to 970MW Navitus Bay wind farm off southern England approaches, media reports suggested the UK government is poised to reject the project.
Deals and company news from the global solar sector this week
Deals and company news from the global wind sector this week
Australia's AGL Energy has sold its 50% stake in the 420MW Macarthur wind farm to a New Zealand-based investment firm for A$532m ($369m).
The news didn't go down well with Germany's renewables sector.
Chinese PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has decided against opening a production plant in Brazil until the company sees how the market develops, an executive told Recharge.
UK wind body RenewableUK has urged the government to focus on onshore and offshore wind to deliver the vast quantities of clean electricity needed between now and 2023 to help bridge the country's
Enbridge Inc., the Canadian pipeline giant, intends to as much as triple its renewables portfolio over the next five years while investing in new foreign markets, as it continues to diversify into
The crew on a massive floating crane raised the hopes of an entire US industry at the end of July when it gently lifted a 400-tonne jacket foundation and set it on the sea floor off Rhode Island.
Duke Energy Renewables is on track to add 162MW of PV capacity this year in North Carolina including the 80MW Conetoe facility, the largest US solar plant under construction east of the Mississippi
Canada-headquartered offshore wind measurement technology outfit Axys Technologies has set the seal on deal to take over Belgian competitor FLiDAR, merging two of the industry's leading players.
The merger of the onshore wind turbine businesses in Brazil of France's Alstom and the US's GE will have to adapt to different technical and industrial strategies, as the South American nation's
Southern Power, the competitive power-generation arm of US utility Southern Company, agreed to acquire its second wind project, the 151MW Grant project in Oklahoma, from the developer Apex Clean
Schleswig-Holstein may be a dwarf among German states, but it is a giant in wind power, offering itself up as an enormous laboratory for the Energiewende, Germany's transition from nuclear to
5 MINUTES with Colin Meehan, First Solar's director of regulatory and public affairs
The Indian government has approved the country's national offshore wind policy, with local turbine group Suzlon saying it is already laying plans to develop a project off the coast of Gujarat.
5 MINUTES WITH Luigi Parisi, Brazil manager for Enel Green Power
With its merger with Alstom now cleared by the European Commission (EC), GE is aiming to replace turbines on order from the French OEM for European onshore wind power projects with its own
Ambitious plans for a European “supergrid” spanning the North Sea and promising major benefits for offshore wind are set to advance following a meeting held in Brussels earlier this week – but at a
Wingham Wildlife Park has seen significantly reduced costs since the installation of two Windhager 45kW BioWIN Excel wood pellet boilers.
The South African Wind Energy Association endorsed a new report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on costs of renewable energy to the country.
Brazil's Minas Gerais state is planning to hold a 200MW PV auction by November this year in an effort to consolidate its new-found momentum in solar, despite a change in regional government in
Company announces distribution of Quick Mount PV systems.
REC Solar, owned since earlier this year by a unit of ChemChina, formed a strategic venture with a unit of Egyptian holding company Orascom Telecom Media and Technology to provide turnkey solar
The agreement, signed last month, is the largest purchase of renewable energy ever made by a federal entity.
The People's Pilgrimage has initiated its India tour to urge for a strong climate change treaty to emerge from of the UN climate change negotiations in Paris this November.
Brazilian renewables developer Renova Energia is considering expanding into the wind and solar markets of other Latin American nations.
The company extends its leadership in environmental sustainability.
India's ‘seven horses of energy' electricity sector transformation is gathering pace, according to a new report.
Just days after officially opening Brazil's first PV module factory, Globo Brasil is already laying plans to more than double the size of the plant as it chases business in the country's fast-growing
SCOTLAND Office Minister Lord Dunlop toasted the future of Scotch Whisky as he met apprentices and toured Diageo distillery.
Official start for Siemens' wind turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany.
Yingli, the troubled Chinese PV giant, formed a Ghana-based joint venture focused on utility-scale and rooftop solar projects in West Africa with Seychelles-based developer Nameme Energy, as it looks
Veolia has been awarded a 15-year contract to operate the Holbrook Community Renewable Energy Centre by Equitix ESI CHP.
Aquila Capital, one of Europe's leading independent alternative asset managers, has announced that it has purchased an additional photovoltaic park in the UK for an undisclosed sum.
The University of Malta has successfully brought wind lidar technology to the country, with funding from an EU Project.
TiME steps closer to development of industry guidance on tidal turbulence to reduce risk for industry
German electric utility RWE has inaugurated its Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant in Ibbenbüren, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which features a PEM electrolyser supplied by UK-based ITM Power.
Bloom Energy and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, have agreed to develop 40 MW of Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cell projects for commercial and public sector customers in
Qualified Teams to Continue Pursuit to Win U.S. Department of Energy's Prize Challenge
Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, received the 2014 Award of Excellence for a multi-site management system from BSI Canada.
Strong political and public support for greater deployment of solar in Scotland, despite moves to reduce the Feed-in-Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive.
The UK will remain the leading offshore wind power market globally by 2025, with its installed capacity representing an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.5%, says research and
Repowering of this wind farm will enable it to produce twice as much renewable energy using less than half as many turbines
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, witnessed a partnership deal for SgurrEnergy, a leading renewable energy consultancy.
North Midland Construction project at Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm to bring green energy to 410,000 homes
SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR) has acquired 1.5 gigawatts of U.S. solar power plant development assets from Australia-based Infigen Energy.
Foreign investors in the Scottish renewables sector could launch multi-million pound compensations claims against the UK Government after it announced it was axing subsidies for onshore wind projects.
Star Renewable Energy will design and build an innovative large scale heat pump system that will work with a solar energy installation to harvest solar energy to supply E.ON's community energy centre
In Germany, FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH has signed an agreement with E.ON Connecting Energies GmbH, to offer decentralised combined heat and power (CHP) solutions with MW-scale Direct FuelCell®
A joint effort from regulatory, technology, funding and infrastructure stakeholders globally can turn the tide in favour of this renewable source
The company will install 125 of its G97-2.0 MW Class S turbines at three wind farms located in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
SolarWorld AG has set a new world record for efficiency of industrially produced solar cells made using so-called PERC-technology (passivated emitter and rear cell).
Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division has been awarded orders from three different customers to construct, install and commission 52 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines at three projects
IPP commissions its first project in the state, cementing Punjab's commitment to green energy
According to a recent 2014 IHS report, Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is ranked third in market share for global central
Designed for vibration analysts and technicians alike, updates include improved fleet views, reporting, and alarm features
SkyPower, the world's largest developer of utility-scale solar projects, will gift two million SkyPower Home solar kits, as part of a landmark agreement with the Government of Kenya to develop 1 GW
The number of Scots companies, communities, farms and landowners making their own electricity has risen by more than 50% in the last year.
Despite a downturn for onshore wind in Germany in the first six months of this year, the trade associations predict a net additional installation for 2015 of at least 4,000 megawatts, which would
Farmers investing in solar energy farms are being called to take the security of their sites more seriously, with spates in solar panel theft a growing concern.
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, and the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the joint design, development and operation of a
During her visit to Iowa State University Alumni Center, Hillary Clinton set ambitious goals to generate enough clean renewable energy to power each American home in the decade following her election.
Pyrofab technology is being developed at Aston University to produce carbon neutral fuel from waste that would otherwise go to landfill.
With Amber Rudd, the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) promising to deliver a solar revolution during her tenure, NAPIT says now is the
An Entrade Energiesystems E3 micro-scale biomass CHP plant installation in Cheshire, UK has passed 1000 hours of operation (nearly seven weeks), with almost no human interference.
The latest report by BVG Associates outlines how advances in technology, the supply chain and policy have combined to put UK offshore wind power generation on track to become sustainable without
Vestas has received a “firm and unconditional” 200MW order from Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas for 100, 2MW V100 wind turbines for the Courtenay project in North Dakota.
Developer Principle Power sees the US as a growth market for its innovative semi-submersible, three-column pontoon design floating wind turbine foundation, with opportunities along both the east and
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District board has approved First Solar's proposal to build, own and operate a 10.9MW PV array on property where the utility had operated the now decommissioned
Germany's government should reconsider its planned change to a tendering model for renewables support to avoid losing acceptance among the population for the country's Energiewende – its move from
Seraphim, the mid-sized Chinese PV manufacturer, confirmed it will begin industrial-scale production of solar panels in Jackson, Mississippi by November, with a plan to ramp production to 1GW within
Siemens confirmed to Recharge that it has ended its joint ventures with Shanghai Electric in the wind sector, but will continue to supply blades and license a number of onshore and offshore turbines
The UK government has rejected plans for the up-to-970MW Navitus Bay wind farm off southern England.
Denmark could host one of Europe's largest solar arrays under plans for a 100MW PV project in the country.
The impending addition of Alstom's energy assets to the GE empire includes offshore wind, thanks largely to the French company's fledgling operation in the sector that is slated for incorporation
French renewable energy developer Voltalia expects to reach 1GW of installed capacity three years ahead of the 2022 deadline it set at its July 2014 initial public offering (IPO).
Luminant, the largest power generator in Texas, has signed a power purchase deal with SunEdison for 116MW of PV capacity from the Castle Gap facility under development in the state's western
The US Interior Department (DOI) has identified several areas in shallow waters off the coast of South Carolina that it could potentially lease for commercial wind development.
Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has closed on a $337m combined construction and term debt facility for the 200MW Tranquillity PV project under construction in California.
Swiss renewables asset manager SwissEnergy expects to start producing its 2MW wind turbine platform in Brazil in 2016, the company confirmed to Recharge.
SolarCity and a Hawaiian utility have signed what is said to be the first-ever US power purchase agreement for "dispatchable" utility-scale solar energy, in a landmark deal for both the solar and
China's JinkoSolar signed a line of credit worth up to 10bn yuan ($1.57bn) with a branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the country's largest commercial bank, in a deal that
Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has laid out plans to lay an underground high-temperature superconducting (HTSC) high-voltage cable, as part of demonstrator project within the
Germany's biggest utility E.ON in a policy turnaround has decided to retain its nuclear power assets after spinning off its fossil-fuel interests into a new company called Uniper next year.
Denmark's Dong Energy will sell a half share in its under-construction 330MW Gode Wind 1 offshore wind farm to investment group Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which will issue a project bond
Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES) approved R$925m ($244m) in two long-term loans for the 207MW Itarema and 93MW Vamcruz complexes, plus a shorter R$145m bridge loan for the 181MW
Spanish renewables group Acciona said it will build the largest PV plant in Latin America, the 247MW El Romero project in Chile's Atacama Desert.
SunEdison has unveiled plans to develop 2GW in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in the latest of a series of blockbuster agreements struck with regional governments by the US renewable giant as it
Project to be built in Hornsdale South Australia and provide clean renewable energy for more than 70,000 households.
SeaPlanner has been selected by E.ON to help manage the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm through its software system.
Onyx Renewable Partners has formed a partnership with Credit Suisse to invest more than $300m to develop, own and finance at least 130MW of commercial and industrial sector solar PV generation
Offshore developer Deepwater Wind has responded to New York City's Request for Information to identify new renewable energy generation capacity, with a goal of powering 100% of city government
The California State Assembly voted 51-26 to pass a landmark Senate bill that would increase the state's renewables mandate to 50% by the end of 2030 from the present 33% by 31 December 2020.
Ontario community-owned utility PowerStream has launched a pilot solar storage program with Sunverge Energy, with the goal of sharply reducing home electric bills and providing customers with
Finnish gearbox maker Moventas will start rolling out deliveries of its 3MW Exceed platform early next year to Acciona and another unnamed OEM, after verification trials confirmed the technology's
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has appointed Giles Dickson as its new chief executive.
Danish-Swiss outfit Romo Wind's trials of a turbine-mounted ultrasonic wind measurement system, iSpin, have pointed to a 7.7% increase in energy yield.
Brazil looks like a nation fighting to stay afloat after a shipwreck, following risk-ratings agency S&P's decision to remove the country's investment grade and reduce it to ‘junk' status.
One of the world's most anti-wind political leaders has been ousted, after Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was given his marching orders today by his own Liberal party in a move that could
UK government policy measures against onshore wind are already squeezing investment in the sector, according to research carried out for industry body Scottish Renewables.
Danish wind group Vestas has unveiled the V136-3.45 MW turbine, a model it claims will “raise the bar for low-wind site performance”.
Turbine OEM Nordex has launched a new 3.3MW model targeting the low-wind sites that are increasingly the focus of development in its home market of Germany.
Vestas has received a “firm and unconditional” 200MW order from Xcel Energy for 100, 2MW V100 wind turbines for the Courtenay project in North Dakota.
Offshore maintenance contractors Offshore & Wind Assistance (OWA) and EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH (EWE-OSS) will operate the Gemini offshore wind park.
Clenergy, the innovative solar solution provider, is sponsoring Japan Kogakuin University's solar racing team in the 2015 World Solar Challenge, a biennial world solar vehicle race.
The US reclaims top spot as the world's most attractive market for renewables investors in latest rankings from EY – while the UK is dumped out of the top 10 for the first time amid a "policy-making
A strengthening El Niño weather pattern is expected to boost wind energy performance for west coast investors and operators in the Q1 2016, while many regions of the US will continue to feel the
RES Americas announced its entry into the distributed solar and storage markets, adding another global renewables powerhouse to the high-growth distributed PV business.
Dallas-based Tri Global Energy has selected NextEra Energy Resources as its partner to develop the five-phase, 1.1GW Hale Community Energy wind project north of Lubbock, and General Electric to
The US Energy Department (DOE) has awarded $1.8m in funding to two consortia involved in research and development of larger wind turbine blades that can take advantage of better wind resources and
Developer Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has confirmed it plans to leave the offshore wind sector, transforming to a “growth market specialist”.
The Husum Wind fair and congress opened today with several leading turbine manufacturers unveiling models tailored for the key German market, and calls by industry and politicians to the government
GE has unveiled the 3.2-130 wind turbine with a 130-metre-diameter rotor – the first product in its new 3MW platform, and one the US group said can be tailored to get the most of low-and medium-wind
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) is claiming an efficiency breakthrough after achieving a record 25.1% figure for a both-sides-contacted silicon cell.
German wind OEM Senvion has unveiled its 3.4M140 turbine aimed at low-wind sites.
Vestas is looking at a potential 500MW of wind development with Mexican utility CFE after the two signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Pembrokeshire farm uses wind energy to combat volatile market conditions and feed back into the national grid.
Dallas-based Tri Global Energy has sold its five-phase, 1.1GW Hale Community Energy wind project in Texas to a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, the nation's largest renewable energy generator.
The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) board approved up to $400m in financing for the 100MW Redstone concentrating solar power plant in Northern Cape, South Africa.
Brazil needs to guarantee maintenance of current long-term policies for renewables in order to achieve a safer, more environmentally-friendly and competitive power system and avoid short-term changes
The Brazilian unit of environmental NGO Greenpeace labelled Brazil's 10-year energy expansion plan (PDE 2024) a “dirty game” which is “timid” in its renewable energy strategy and gives too much
Beothuk Energy has identified a source of funding for its proposed C$400m ($303.1m), 180MW wind farm in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, off the west coast of Newfoundland, and will announce a “preferred
The most significant shift in the US energy industry over the past two years has been utilities' growing acceptance of solar as a mainstream generation technology, according to a senior executive at
A US Interior Department (DOI) review has found there would be no significant environmental and socioeconomic impacts from issuing commercial wind energy leases for three proposed areas off the coast
PV module prices in Europe from Chinese and German manufacturers tracked by the pvXchange trading platform converged in August for the first time in 10 years, as anti-dumping measures took effect.
Siemens this autumn will start to erect a prototype of its SWT-3.3-130 onshore wind turbine at Südermarsch, near the northern German town of Husum.
The global grid-connected, utility-scale battery storage market is expected to leap twenty-fold in the next decade to $8.3bn, from $464m last year, according to a new analysis from consultants Frost
The UK's Green Investment Bank and compatriot R&D body the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a memorandum of understanding for a three-year deal aimed at boosting capital spending
Yingli Solar has announced a 170MW module supply agreement that is its biggest yet in China, in a welcome piece of good news for the troubled Chinese PV group.
Sweden has unveiled a major boost in support for solar development as part of its bid to become fossil-free.
US Vice President Joe Biden left the American solar industry with two simple sentences on Wednesday. “Keep going,” he said. “We need you badly.”
Brazil and Chile are now firmly in the top ten of EY's latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), reflecting advances in Latin America, especially in regulations for wind and solar
Florida Power & Light expects to break ground later this year on three utility-scale PV plants in the state totaling 222MW of nameplate capacity that will reach commercial operation before the end of
Start-up Sunlight Financial has closed access to $300m of capital investments to grow its business providing lower-cost, long-term loans to finance installation of residential rooftop solar systems.
California-based Silicor Materials has secured $105m in equity capital agreements to support construction of a 16,000 tonne-per-year solar polysilicon production plant in Iceland.
Brazil expects utility-scale wind and PV to reach 24GW and 7GW respectively by 2024, together accounting for 14.9% of a total installed capacity projected at 206.5GW in 10 years.
Up-and-coming Chicago-based renewable energy developer New Generation Power International has named Doyle N. Beneby Jr as its chief executive, a position he now holds at CPS Energy in San Antonio,
Ireland's fledgling offshore wind sector has urged the Dublin government to change policy and allow the industry to contribute to meeting national EU renewables targets.
Utility Consumers Energy has nailed down a long-term power purchase agreement for the entire 100MW nameplate capacity of the planned Apple Blossom wind farm in Michigan's eastern Thumb region.
Chinese industrial group Sinomach will join GE on the 102MW Kipeto wind project in Kenya to launch a co-operation pact between the two in African clean energy.
Shunfeng International Clean Energy, the Changzhou-based owner of Suntech, has finished its flurry of acquisitions, and hopes to begin spinning off some of its myriad businesses in early 2017, its
German turbine-maker Senvion has won a 109MW order in Scotland – its biggest UK onshore contract to date – the company's CEO confirmed to Recharge.
Europe is on course to have 320GW of wind capacity in place by 2030, under latest scenarios released by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
New technology from Dimplex could help more than 550,000 households in the UK save money by giving them the opportunity to store and use surplus energy produced by solar PV panels.
Start of Maricopa West project goes hand-in-hand with completion and sale of Alamo
Global offshore wind number-one Dong Energy has confirmed plans to stage an initial public offering (IPO) “as soon as possible”, along with a strategic review of its oil and gas business.
Fugro has landed the geotechnical investigation contract for sites 3 and 4 at the Borssele wind area off the Netherlands.
EU member states have approved measures designed to prop up the bloc's emission trading scheme (ETS) by regulating the level of allowances in the system.
NRG Energy on Friday ended a headlong rush into clean energy this decade by announcing it will spin off its consumer-focused solar and electric vehicle charging operations into a unit called GreenCo,
Power technology giant ABB has ordered what is claimed to be the world's most advanced cable-laying vessel, as part of plans to expand its high-voltage submarine cable-lay operations.
German renewables developer Juwi expects to return to profitability this year amid an upswing of its international business, but is appealing to the government in Berlin to be cautious not to choke
A committee of UK legislators has launched an inquiry into investor confidence in British energy policy, following a wave of government changes affecting wind and solar developments.
Developers of energy storage projects hoping to sell finished assets to renewables yieldcos may need to cook up a new plan, warns SunEdison's vice president for storage deployment.
Solar panel investment will cut mushroom suppliers' electricity costs in half
Dominion Resources in first quarter 2016 will issue a second request for bids for a pilot 12MW wind project off the coast of Virginia after discarding a proposal submitted earlier this year that was
Hong Kong-based developer Sky Solar and Hudson Clean Energy Partners have formed a "strategic" partnership to fund solar projects in Latin America and Japan, with an initial capital commitment of up
German storage specialist Younicos will build a battery system alongside an OCI solar project in Texas, in what will become the first grid-scale solar-plus-storage system serving the ERCOT power
Siemens has been named preferred supplier to the 120MW second phase of the Formosa project off the coast of Taiwan, the German group's offshore wind CEO Michael Hannibal told Recharge.
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The global PV module market is set for record $41.9bn in revenues next year before having a wobble from 2017, said analyst IHS.
TerraForm Global, the SunEdison-backed emerging markets yieldco, closed on its acquisition of two Renova wind farms in Brazil totaling 294MW.
German utility EnBW and its financial partner Macquarie Capital have inaugurated the 288MW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm, with EnBW revealing that the company is already in negotiations with suppliers
Subsidies for fossil fuels remain too high and are hampering efforts to fight climate change, said the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
A wind- and solar-led global transition to a 100% renewable energy system by 2050 is economically viable, with future fuel savings outweighing the investment needed, a new report from Greenpeace
In the UK, ITM Power has opened its first public hydrogen refueling station, powered using a wind turbine, just off the M1 motorway in South Yorkshire. ITM has also signed a partnership with Shell
The GILDEMEISTER energy storage GmbH (Wiener Neudorf) announces the first two CellCube installations in Czech Republic as of 2015.
A group of Democrats in the US Senate has introduced a national energy bill that creates “performance-based” federal tax incentives for cleaner technologies, and seeks to encourage sector efficiency,
Trident Winds is exploring the idea of installing about 100 turbines on floating platforms in Morro Bay, California – technology that it believes will become commercially available and allow
Brazil's wind industry hopes to convince lawmakers to reject plans for a 10% tax on all power generated from wind in the country, arguing that it would reduce competitiveness and cancel out economic
AES Corp., the US-based independent power producer, is looking to sell a package of solar asset-backed securities (ABS), making it just the third US company – and the first utility holding company –
Twenty-one solar associations representing 19 EU member states have called on the European Commission (EC) to end minimum import price (MIP), anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures imposed on imports
Offshore wind subsidy and tax regimes in the UK, Denmark and France offer developers lower risk when compared to those found in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, a Dutch study has found.
REC Silicon said it will halt polysilicon production at its Moses Lake plant in the US if the Sino-American PV trade war goes on – and claimed a resolution to the whole dispute is foundering because
UK companies Hyperdrive Innovation and OXIS Energy are collaborating to develop an Ultra-Low Temperature Battery, which should allow the British Antarctic Survey to significantly increase autonomous
Renewable energy support schemes, such as Feed-in Tariffs (FiT), quota obligations, capital grants, and subsidies, will continue to be instrumental in promoting Europe's renewable energy industry
China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has issued a series of policy directives to expedite the development of offshore wind projects.
Lincoln Clean Energy is planning a 260MW (dc) PV facility about 48 miles (77.2km) south of Amarillo, the first utility-scale project in the northern Panhandle and the latest sign that developers see
RES Americas emerged as the big winner in New York's latest – and penultimate – large-scale renewables solicitation, for its 100MW Ball Hill wind project in the western part of the state.
The Scottish government is to retain the so-called ‘grandfathering' guarantee for solar projects in Scotland under the Renewables Obligation (RO) in sharp contrast to England and Wales.
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on 9 November will hold a competitive sale of two lease areas off the coast of New Jersey that if fully developed, may be able to support up to 3.4GW
SunEdison is making strides in the fast-growing business of supplying US corporations with renewable power, signing a PPA to sell 70% of the output from its under-construction 150MW(ac) Mountain
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Modern wind power pioneer Henrik Stiesdal has taken the wraps off a new floating foundation design he hopes will accelerate industrialisation of the fast-emerging sector.
China Three Gorges (CTG) has revealed plans to build a 300MW offshore wind farm in northern China's Hebei province.
California-based HyperSolar reports that its solar cell technology to produce renewable hydrogen from water has reached 1.55 V. This is a key milestone in its effort to split water molecules for the
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has put forth an expression of interest (EOI) call for the third 800MW phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
North Carolina this week surpassed 1GW of installed PV generation capacity, the fourth state to do so after California, Arizona and New Jersey, according to the NC Sustainable Energy Association
Emerging markets are usually cash-strapped, and in South America – with its history of sovereign defaults – even more so.
Newfoundland-based offshore wind developer Beothuk Energy has applied for federal government permits for future floating platform projects in Atlantic Canada, in addition to its C$400m ($303m), 180MW
Fred Olsen Windcarrier has won the contract to install 70 5MW Adwen turbines at the Wikinger Offshore Wind farm in German waters, with specialist staff provided by sister-company Global Wind Service.
Argentina's congress last night approved a revision of a 2006 law to underpin firm demand for renewables, setting a 20% power-share target for 2025 and creating new financing and incentive mechanisms.
A new UK-based energy consultancy said it plans to bring a fresh approach to technical and commercial consulting in the renewables sector.
There was some good news for the UK's beleaguered renewable energy sector today when it emerged that it supplied 25.3% of the nation's power in the second quarter of 2015 – beating coal generation
Helped by a federal incentive programme, Germany added 10,111 battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for solar PV last year, figures from the Technical University Aachen show.
Italian renewables giant Enel Green Power (EGP) has entered the Asian market for the first time by finalising the €30m ($33.6m) purchase of a majority stake in BLP Energy in India.
Renewables developer ReNew Power has become the first Indian company to issue ‘credit enhanced' bonds under a scheme designed to ease access to cheaper long-term finance for infrastructure projects.
A coalition of European partners has launched the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) flagship project, to deploy a total of 325 fuel cell electric vehicles and 29 new hydrogen refueling stations,
The Argentine Renewable Energy Chamber (CADER) is proposing further changes to the newly-approved revision of Argentina's renewables law, which set a 20% share target by 2025.
Upon being elected US president, Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 election, would “immediately” launch negotiations with Canada and Mexico to form a North
US billionaire Donald Trump will take his fight against a Scottish offshore wind project to the UK's highest court next month.
Spanish renewables and infrastructure group Abengoa has secured shareholder backing for a package of measures deigned to shore up its battered finances, centring on a €650m ($725m) share issue.
Private equity group Denham Capital has agreed to back Jenner Renewables – a developer founded by ex-Gamesa CEO Jorge Calvet – as they jointly target clean-energy investments in Latin America and the
GE should complete the acquisition of Alstom "any day now" and continue to invest across the power business, from grid technology to energy storage, chief executive Jeff Immelt said at an energy
GE has named former renewables head Vic Abate as its new chief technology officer (CTO).
Eleven leading EU renewable energy bodies have called on the European Commission (EC) to establish a legal instrument to provide protection against government cuts to subsidy support.
Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream”) has today successfully concluded its negotiations with DONG Energy for the sale of its remaining interest in the SMart Wind offshore wind consortium.
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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has begun a new study to conduct real-time, independent observations and data collection during construction of US offshore wind turbines.
Brazil has set a target for non-hydro renewables of at least 23% of total power supply by 2030 ahead of this November's UN climate summit.
Germany-based wind turbine maker Senvion is confident of winning more large offshore wind turbine orders in Belgium, Senvion chief executive Andreas Nauen revealed to Recharge.
Brazil's wind industry welcomed the decision by neighbouring Argentina to revamp its renewables legislation, and views the market as a potential opportunity for Brazilian companies.
China's GCL Group has become the latest major foreign player linked with Indian conglomerate Adani over co-operation in India's burgeoning clean-energy sector.
Canadian utility-scale PV developer SkyPower plans to invest $4.3bn in developing the solar power sector in Bangladesh.
Japan's Solar Frontier, the world's second largest maker of thin-film PV panels, will decide within three months whether to build a 600MW solar module factory in the US, an executive tells Recharge.
SeaRoc and sister company Natural Power have joined forces to develop their offshore energy capabilities in France.
Dong Energy is targeting spring 2016 to carry out geophysical/geotechnical, bathymetric and environmental survey work for its proposed Bay State Wind project to be located in federal waters south of
Brazil will have to invest heavily in the development of renewable technology to reach its goal to supply 23% from non-hydroelectric sources by 2030, said local commentators who nevertheless declared
US Wind, a subsidiary of Italy's Renexia, has completed bathymetric, environmental and geophysical/geotechnical survey work in two commercial wind lease areas off the coast of Maryland, where it
Vestas has won a deal to equip a 126MW wind farm in Thailand that it says will be one of the largest in Southeast Asia.
India's solar manufacturing industry has launched another bid to have duties levied on imports, reports from the country said.
Five firms have emerged as potential buyers of the Brazilian assets of failed Argentine turbine maker Impsa and its associated developer, according to a report in Argentina.
Conergy, the Germany-based company that develops, builds and maintains solar assets, will expand its business model to include the direct sale of electricity.
The White House has set up a working group on offshore wind as part of an enhanced strategy to support the US sector's development.
Suzlon has finished commissioning a 101MW wind project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan that forms part of India's largest wind complex.
German PV inverter maker SMA Solar Technology has raised its sales and earnings forecast for 2015 a second time this year amid a continued favourable business growth.
Gamesa will become the first turbine OEM to equip a wind farm in Kuwait, the Spanish group said today.
Australia's environment minister today said the country's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) may still make investments in the sector, in a signal of a softening approach to renewables under new
ABB has powered-up the first 1.5GW phase of the world's first multi-terminal ultra-high voltage direct current (UHVDC) link in India.
China Sunergy (CSun) posted a net loss of $12.2m in the first quarter, as revenue fell on declining shipments of PV cells and modules.
A study published by Elsevier and SciDev.Net presents an evidence-based overview of sustainability research today ahead of the UN summit on sustainable development.
SolarCity continued its domination of the US residential solar market during the first half of 2015, while Sungevity lost market share to rivals Sunrun and NRG Home Solar, according to GTM Research.
Support for German PV installations will not be lowered in the next three months, after additions reached a new low over the past year.
Vestas is to equip a 93MW wind farm in Finland that it says will be the country's largest so far when it enters service in 2017.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned of the huge risks that climate change poses to global financial stability.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is working closely with an intergovernmental task force in New York State to identify potential lease areas off its coast for utility-scale wind
Brazilian wind developer Casa dos Ventos inaugurated the 181MW Santa Brígida wind complex in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, after investing R$864m ($213m) over two years.
What comes to mind when you think of a wind farm? Row upon row of turbines strung out across a vast American prairie? Maybe a huge army of blades spinning over a choppy North Sea?
Troubled Chinese PV group Yingli has been forced to restructure the impending repayment of $157m of debt.
The European Commission (EC) has pledged up to €150m ($169m) to back a "milestone" world-first interconnection linking the grids of Denmark and Germany via offshore wind farms.
Italy's Enel Green Power (EGP) has agreed the €900m ($1.01bn) sale of its wind power assets in Portugal, including its stake in the ENEOP wind consortium.
Xi'an Longi Silicon Materials has agreed to invest roughly 800 million yuan ($125.9m) in 100MW of solar in northern China's Hebei province.
The chairman of Chinese PV group Hanergy Thin Film Power (HTF) has denied that he has engaged in inappropriate market conduct, arguing that short sellers triggered the unprecedented plunge in his
The US Department of Energy aims to decide early this fall on whether to give three public/private consortia more time to meet four “critical” requirements it set for them to receive up to $46.7m
Jeb Bush, still seen as a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination despite flagging poll numbers, fleshed out his plan for the US energy sector on Tuesday, saying the Obama
Growth of green investment is being held back by short-termism in pension fund and investment consultant relationships, according to new research from the University of Oxford.
Wales is home to more marine energy projects, with a growing number of international developers showing an active interest in developing projects in Welsh waters.
Germany's EEW Special Pipe Constructions has won the contract to build 50 turbine monopiles and a substation foundation at Belgium's 165MW Nobelwind offshore wind farm.
The ten-year reign of Prime Minister Stephen Harper — one of the Western world's most anti-renewables leaders — may be coming to an end this month, if opinion polls prove to be accurate.
Nordex will deliver a bespoke powered-up version of its N90/2500 turbine to a UK wind farm to allow the project to achieve its planned capacity with fewer machines.
As the outstretched blades of a wind turbine slice through the air, the air bites back.
The “greenest government ever” has gone over to the dark side.
Think back a year or two: the market was awash with equity capital from financial sponsors and large funds.
UK solar array planning applications have soared since the government announced in July that it was consulting on plans to end a subsidy scheme for projects below 5MW from 1 April, 2016.
US offshore engineer Keystone has landed the contract to design a "twisted jacket" foundation for a meteorological mast being installed off Maryland at the site of a planned 500MW wind farm being
Danish wind group Vestas has announced a 150MW order in the US.
Developer Cape Wind has adopted a low public profile as it works to get America's pioneering utility-scale offshore project back on track against opponents in the courts, while addressing the vexing
EDF Energy entered into 15-year power purchase agreements for the generated energy.
SolarCity, the dominant US installer of rooftop PV and nascent module manufacturer, intends to further diversify by building and owning utility-scale solar projects, chief executive Lyndon Rive says.
Developer Deepwater Wind is busy pursuing power off-take opportunities in southern New England and the greater New York City metropolitan region for its proposed ONE offshore project in federal
US Wind this month will submit an application for offshore renewable energy certificates (ORECs) to the Maryland Public Service Commission for approval, a key development step for an initial 250MW
Siemens Wind Power and US EPC giant Fluor were fined a total of £650,000 ($988,000) by a UK court after a worker died and a second was badly injured while building the Greater Gabbard offshore wind
Old adages often take on new meanings, and the Chinese proverb “Do not fear going forward slowly, fear only to stand still” is relevant to the country's offshore wind industry.
The opening chapters of “the China Story” were, to all intents and purposes, one long tale of economic and industrial success, with the occasional narrative twist.
The UK solar industry says proposed feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts will leave it with just £7m ($10.6m) of support in 2016-18.
Brazilian federal power company Chesf has set out plans to develop 300MW of PV and an up-to-100MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant that it hopes to build by 2020.
Eight developers have applied to take part in the tender for Denmark's 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said.
Brazil could have its first 1MW experimental concentrating solar power (CSP) project operating by 2017 and hold its first auction for the technology two years later, after the government kick-started
India set a target of sourcing 40% of its power from non-fossil sources by 2030 as part of its action plan ahead of this year's UN climate summit in Paris.
Northern Ireland wants to close its Renewables Obligation support scheme for onshore wind from April — a year earlier than initially planned.
Renewables will represent the largest single source of electricity growth over the next five years, driven by falling costs and aggressive expansion in emerging economies, the Paris-based
Canadian PV developer SkyPower has agreed to install 200MW of solar in Djibouti, the latest in more than 2GW of planned investments it has announced over the past week.
Chile plans to get 70% of its power generation from renewable energy sources by 2050 – up from 10% today – led by wind and solar, which will have installed capacities of more than 20GW each under a
Research could see blades of subsea turbines fitted with new sensors.
Sitting in Northland Power's air-conditioned Toronto offices, with the cross-town streetcars and the din of traffic rumbling below, the wilds of the North Sea feel a world away.
Energy ministers from G20 countries have affirmed their commitment to renewables by endorsing an eleven point programme that includes a "toolkit” produced by international renewable energy agency
NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) finalised its $2.1bn acquisition of a privately held gas pipeline company in Texas, in one of the first big pushes by a renewables yieldco into fossil fuel-related
Even as Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff was preparing a deep cabinet reshuffle last week, mines and energy minister Eduardo Braga was at an event telling power sector leaders that rooftop solar in
Virgin Island-based Skylar Resources says it has acquired 100% interest in the option rights to develop the 180MW (ac) Townsite PV project 30-miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, from KOWEPO
Paris, 1 September 2015: The divestment movement is gathering in Paris to review progress with three months to go until the UN climate summit.
Responding to several months of brutal declines in its stock price, SunEdison on Monday said it will take a number of steps to improve its financial position, including cutting jobs and tightening
It's easy to see why Nordex sees its €785m ($881m) deal to swallow Acciona Windpower as a game-changer.
Renewables could quadruple to 22% of Africa's power supply by 2030, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).
Acciona Windpower CEO Jose Luis Blanco claimed merging the Spanish wind turbine OEM with Nordex represents “a perfect fit” to create a “sustainable” heavy-hitter in the global onshore wind sector.
Eurus Energy has connected Japan's largest PV project, a 115MW (AC) array, to the grid.
Nordex has agreed to buy fellow turbine OEM Acciona Windpower in a deal worth €785m ($881m) that the two companies said will create a “major new player in the wind industry”.
The CLA has warned that a decision to reduce financial incentives for homes and businesses to install renewable energy will leave the huge potential for energy cost savings, carbon reduction and
A committee created by Governor Kate Brown to “identify viable pathways” for Principle Power to secure a revenue contract for its 24MW WindFloat Pacific pilot project off the coast of Oregon held its
Shanghai-based Envision Energy — one of the rising stars of the Chinese wind sector — has never hidden its plans to become a major global turbine supplier, but the first half of 2015 saw those
The amount of wind power being installed in China is staggering.
US wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M) contractor UpWind Solutions and Danish-Swiss technology outfit Romo Wind have forged a strategic relationship through which the latter's patented iSpin
Global industrial conglomerate GE has bought British offshore wind turbine blade designer Blade Dynamics, Recharge has learned.
Toronto-based SkyPower says it will invest $1bn to construct 500MW of PV projects over the next five years in Panama, and also a $50m solar and environmental research center there.
To the consternation of the renewables industry, Ontario's government appears inclined to make large-scale energy storage a prerequisite for bringing big wind and solar projects onto the province's
German development bank KfW unveiled €125m ($140m) of funding for renewable transmission projects in India, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germany will back the Asian nation's
5 MINUTES with Thomas Richterich, the new onshore wind chief executive at Siemens' Wind and Renewables
Scotland is roaring ahead of the rest of the UK in onshore wind deployment, says a new report from industry body Renewable UK that also highlights major concerns among its members over the direction
Japan's Kyocera has terminated a lawsuit against Hanwha Q Cells over a patent related to its solar panel technologies.
Suzlon has signed a follow-up turbine supply order from developer Orange Renewable for a 100.8MW wind farm in southeastern India.
It is the best of times and the worst of times for the European wind industry.
Final testing is under way at a 2.7-megawatt solar farm in rural North Texas, powered by solar panels from SolarWorld, that is serving as a model for utility cooperatives interested in undertaking
When China announces a national target, it generally has the ability and capacity to ensure that goal is met. But in the case of offshore wind, it has not even come close.
Appearances can be deceptive. Take China's astonishing solar build-out.
Wobben Windpower, the Brazilian unit of German turbine maker Enercon, has acquired a 10% stake in eight wind complexes with combined capacity of 499MW owned by Spanish developer Elecnor.
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In an effort to regain investors' confidence, struggling SunEdison is changing “tactics” to improve performance of its massive renewable energy portfolio, while promising more balance sheet
After winning contracts for 71% of the projects that sold power in Brazil's August PV auction, JinkoSolar believes it will have 1.5GW of modules installed in South America by the end of 2016, led by
US industrial group GE is wrapping a clutch of its fast-developing energy-related operations – including solar and storage – into a new unit called Current that looks set to target growing demand for
Germany will oblige transmission operators to build most new high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) links underground, to increase public acceptance.
The ceiling price for the 200MW third round of Germany's pilot PV tenders is slightly lower than in the first two rounds.
Alberta, home of the oil sands, is "very seriously" considering a 2030 renewables target of 30-40%, which at the upper end would require a quadrupling of capacity, according to the president of the
Siemens, the largest supplier of wind turbines in Ontario, intends to broaden its push into neighbouring Quebec, an executive tells Recharge, making a play for a market carved up by rivals Enercon,
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) will hold its 2016 annual conference in parallel with industry trade fair WindEnergy Hamburg, the two parties said today.
Denmark's A2Sea has landed the job of installing the first two turbines at Taiwan's 128MW Formosa 1 offshore wind farm.
Spanish energy giant Iberdrola and its key contractors on Germany's 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm have opened talks with local suppliers over opportunities on the €1.4bn ($1.57bn) project.
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) warned recent UK policy changes “make no economic sense whatsoever” by placing at risk investment in onshore wind – the country's most affordable form of
UK wind leaders have expressed growing dismay at the extent and likely effects of subsidy cuts, warning the government's lack of future energy planning leaves the country wide open to the
Offshore wind turbine OEM Adwen will test the drive-train for its 8MW machine at the new Bremerhaven facility of Germany's Fraunhofer IWES, it said today.
Spanish wind group Gamesa has signed a 196MW supply deal in Brazil with first-time developer Votorantim.
A group of companies led by telecoms giant SoftBank may scrap a long-running plan to expand the transmission grid in northern Japan, according to local media reports.
Exosun, leading provider of perfected solar tracking technologies for utility-scale ground-mounted solar plants will supply and install its trackers on a 6.8 MWp PV plant located in the North
Brazil's power regulator Aneel has officially suspended commercial operations of four wind farms controlled by federal power company Eletrosul because the company has not yet replaced turbines
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that increases the state's renewables mandate to 50% by the end of 2030 from the present 33% by 31 December 2020.
China, Brazil, Chile and the US helped buoy investments in clean energy and energy-smart technologies in the third quarter.
Vestas is closely tracking the evolution of the energy storage market in North America, and engaging in discussions with key storage developers, to make sure it's ready when the economics of wind
The UK government has announced details of the ‘grace periods' it will offer onshore wind developers as part of its controversial decision to end support under the Renewables Obligation (RO)
Brazil has exempted net-metering micro-generation arrays from two federal taxes, to reduce the cost of rooftop solar systems.
The European wind power market is set for a "policy-induced" rush of project construction that will spur record installation figures this year, according to a new report from Make Consulting.
1366 Technologies, the solar wafer start-up backed by Hanwha Q Cells, has confirmed the location of its long-planned US factory: upstate New York.
Germany's renewable energies federation BEE expects a surcharge consumers pay on power bills to finance the expansion of renewables to remain stable or rise slightly next year, among other reasons
UK policy changes to renewables support began to bite today with high-profile clean-energy businesses entering administration.
German wind developer PNE Wind has already commissioned or is building 93.9MW of projects for a 150MW yieldco.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has published a new report to help nations integrate variable renewables such as solar and wind into their energy systems.
US developer Progression Energy plans a 400MW floating wind project in the Pacific Ocean off the state of Hawaii, joining a list of companies interested in the concept for western states in federal
Levelised cost of electricity analysis for H2 2015 shows onshore wind to be fully competitive against gas and coal in some parts of the world, while solar is closing the gap.
Spain's Abengoa is seeking a $250m loan from the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) for its 210MW Atacama 1 solar hybrid project in northern Chile.
The Chilean government will approve 182 renewables projects on leased public land in December.
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Hoping to ride a potential boom in Brazil's rooftop solar market, 15 module installers have joined forces to overcome red tape and speed up installations and grid connections.
Australia has named former telecoms watchdog Andrew Dyer as its first wind farm commissioner, an appointment the country's Clean Energy Council said could herald a return to “sensible debate” over
Dong Energy officially inaugurated its 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 project in the German North Sea, as the Danish offshore wind giant renewed calls for policy visibility in Europe's two biggest markets.
Dominion Resources expects to learn by the end of first quarter 2016 whether the savings it hopes to achieve from a second round of bidding will allow construction to proceed on a two-turbine, 12MW
Saxlund International has received an order for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system for a green energy project in Margam – Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South
Brazilian renewable energy developer Casa dos Ventos has started spinning 210MW of wind at the Ventos do Araripe 1 complex in the northeastern state of Piauí, one Brazil's new wind frontiers.
JA Solar has poached Robert Petrina from troubled Chinese rival Yingli, naming him managing director and president for North America.
China's ET Solar and Brazilian conglomerate WEG have formed a joint venture targeting Brazil's fledgling PV market, as its government plans explosive growth in the sector.
UK-based infrastructure investor John Laing Group plans make its debut in the German renewables sector with the acquisition of an 89MW wind farm from developer Ventotec.
Germany's four top utilities said a report by the economics and energy ministry confirms their funds are sufficient for the decommissioning of nuclear power stations in the wake of the country's exit
Siemens will supply 54 of its SWT-3.2-101 turbines for a 172.8MW extension of SSE's Clyde wind farm in southern Scotland.
RES and GES have formed a strategic tie-up to provide asset-management and O&M services to the offshore wind industry.
Houston-based ABS Group has issued its certification of the design basis for Ocean Resource Ltd's innovative Sea Breeze Gravity "float-out-and-sink" offshore wind turbine foundation system.
Facility generating approximately $15 million in funding for community initiatives over the next 20 years
San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) claims it has connected one in every four rooftop solar households in the US, or 200,000 customers through the end of last week.
Duke Energy has launched a solar rebate program designed to help its South Carolina business and residential customers with the upfront cost of installing PV solar on their property.
First Solar unveiled a module supply agreement with Clean Energy Collective, the leader in the growing US community solar market, having established a strategic partnership with the Colorado-based
Chinese PV group Yingli confirmed an expected failure to repay part of its large debt pile today when it left outstanding some 30% of $157m of securities that originally fell due today.
Forty-one unexploded Second World War bombs have been removed or detonated along the export cable route at Dong Energy's 580MW Race Bank offshore wind farm.
Genex Power plans to build a 150MW PV array in northeast Australia.
Vestas CEO Anders Runevad highlighted ongoing cost-of-energy reductions as a key challenge for the wind industry, as he said the sector has the potential to double global capacity by the end of the
Zambia, Tanzania and the Maldives have "great" wind-power potential, according to first-of-a-kind wind atlases created by international energy consultancy DNV GL.
Canadian Solar has announced its largest project yet in Japan, a 47MW PV plant in Kumamoto Prefecture.
The dedicated Offshore Wind Fund (OWF) run by the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) now stands at £818m ($1.25bn) after securing a second batch of investors that includes Swedish pensions group AMF
Disruptive small-scale hydropower technology makes its first commercial footsteps.
In a move to gain New Jersey regulatory approval for its stalled 24MW pilot offshore wind project, Fishermen's Energy has turned to Siemens for turbine supply and to “traditional,” unnamed financing
Solar and wind were 54.9% of new US electric power generation capacity in the first eight months of this year and 100% in August, according to the latest data from the Federal Energy Regulatory
Prospects for foreign companies in the Chinese wind sector may be set to improve, as the China Windpower 2015 conference kicked off in Beijing this week with a rousing call for international
For the Canadian wind industry, it is the best of times and the worst of times.
ZephIR Lidar has unveiled a fully marinised version of its ZephIR 300M.
Ambitious Chinese wind group Envision completed its biggest deal yet beyond its own shores with the purchase of a controlling stake in a 600MW wind portfolio under development in Mexico.
The Argentine congress is debating two proposals to create a net-metering system for renewables, which could bolster rooftop PV.
Gamesa will open an O&M training centre in the Brazilian state of Bahia, and has signed a memoradum of understanding with the state government to create certification laboratories.
Eight years ago, Western turbine makers virtually owned the Chinese wind market, taking a 75% share of all sales. By 2012, that figure had fallen to 7.5%. Last year, it was 1.7%.
Indian developer and power producer Welspun Renewables has raised $617m in a new funding round that includes US industrial giant GE.
Gamesa today unveiled a new 2.5MW turbine it has designed to maximise output in low wind-speed conditions.
New power systems have a total power capacity of 13 MW at each site to supply electricity to BC Hydro.
Duke Energy is moving ahead with a second utility-scale PV project in Florida, part of an earlier announced plan to install up to 500MW of solar generation capacity in the state by 2024.
Spain today launched a plan to revitalise its wind industry, with a focus on high-tech, export-led activity alongside efforts to boost its stalled domestic sector.
Brazil raised cap prices to R$213 ($55) per MWh for wind and R$381 for solar at next month's reserve auction.
Power technology group ABB has landed orders worth more than $300m for a pair of new ultra-high-voltage direct-current (UHVDC) transmission trunklines in China.
A fair political wind is blowing for a two- or more year extension of the US wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), thanks to turmoil created by the impending departure of the Speaker of the House
A 3% increase in the surcharge German consumers pay on power bills to finance the expansion of renewables has re-ignited a debate about the cost of clean energy.
"The day of reckoning has come" for UK renewables as the government wants the industry to stand on its own feet without relying on subsidies, a minister says.
Nations in Sub-Saharan Africa are moving up the target list of international large-scale renewables developers despite formidable challenges in areas such as finance and grid capacity, said research
Gamesa said it has become the first foreign OEM to obtain turbine certification by a Chinese agency, so complying with new rules China introduced earlier this year.
The company will install 20 of its G97-2.0 MW class S turbines, purpose-designed for the Indian market.
Chile registered a record number of bids for this year's regulated power-market auction, with over 50% coming from solar and wind projects.
Flex is aiming to use its purchase of US manufacturer NEXTracker to grab a 30-50% share of the solar tracker segment in Brazil's 1GW-a-year PV market.
General Electric (GE) reported increased revenue and orders in its renewables operations, as it posted higher third-quarter profits in the industrial segment that is the focus of its future ambitions.
Ten of the world's biggest oil and gas companies declared their support for a global climate agreement in a joint statement that includes a pledge to help boost the share of renewables in the world's
Spanish renewables group Acciona has signed a pact with utility Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to investigate potential joint wind, solar and hydropower projects in Mexico.
On Monday EDF Renewable Energy will announce a new off-take agreement with a large US corporation, Recharge has learned, building on its previous wins in what is quickly becoming a key market for
Germany-based PV group Conergy has unveiled 231MW of deals in southeast Asia, claiming it has carved out a market-leading position in the region.
International initiative reports project success and indicates way forward for the deployment and operation of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure.
Chinese developer China Three Gorges (CTG) has revealed plans to enter Britain's offshore wind sector via a stake in the up-to 1.1GW Moray project off Scotland, subject to UK policy support.
Electricity generated by developer Datang Renewable's wind farms in China fell 1.54% year on year to 1799.3GWh in the third quarter, although total wind generation spiked 10.7% on the year in the
Community wind developer Tri Global Energy will “transition” more than 500MW of additional wind capacity annually into the construction and operations phase through 2018, as part of its corporate
The US government's Clean Power Plan curbing CO2 emissions could force closure of at least six or seven large coal-fired generation plants within the main Texas power grid, where as much as 23GW of
EDF Renewable Energy secured a deal with Procter & Gamble, the US-based multinational consumer goods giant, to sell 80% of the power generated at its 123MW Tyler Bluff wind project being built in
Ontario-based Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has formed a joint venture with RES Americas to develop the 150MW Deerfield wind project in the US state of Michigan.
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Siemens is developing technology that it says will cut connection costs to distant offshore projects by 30% and help push the price of offshore wind below €0.10 ($0.113) per kWh by 2020.
Chinese industrial group Sany has become the latest major foreign player to target India's renewables sector, saying it will invest $3bn by 2020.
Fifteen bidders representing more than 1.1GW of wind capacity entered the second reverse auction staged by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), its government said.
Arizona-based wind blade specialist TPI Composites will open a second production plant in Turkey, doubling its output in the country.
A growing and increasingly profitable renewables division helped Spanish energy giant post improved results for the first nine months of 2015, as it said it is on course to meet its three-year
The Japanese government may start auctioning off planned PV projects to prospective developers, according to a recent report.
China installed 9.9GW of solar capacity in the nine months to the end of September, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
Brazilian wind power developers registered over 21GW of projects for the A-5 auction that the government will hold on 5 February 2016, a record high since the inclusion of wind in the auctions in
UK solar PV could provide the same amount of electricity as the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in southwest England for half the subsidy cost, says the Solar Trade Association (STA).
Brazil's power regulator Aneel said 28 energy groups have shown interest in financing research and development concentrating solar power (CSP) projects, including Italy's Enel, Spain's Iberdrola and
Canada's renewables industry will wake up cheering the results of Monday's federal election, in which Justin Trudeau's centre-left Liberal Party trounced incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper's
Yieldcos will bounce back from the current slump in their share prices, and be better for the intense scrutiny they have drawn in recent months, says Pattern Energy chief executive Mike Garland.
Web giant Google will take a stake in Africa's largest wind farm project, the 310MW Lake Turkana in Kenya, by acquiring the 12.5% stake currently held by turbine supplier Vestas.
RWE has commissioned Hungary's largest PV array.
China Windpower 2015 (CWP) certainly started off auspiciously enough.
The University of California launches a competition to encourage students, faculty and staff to help make its campus carbon neutral by 2025.
Gamesa has agreed to supply 100MW of wind turbines to Indian IPP Hero Future Energies (HFE).
Apple has unveiled plans to build 200MW of solar projects in China, and has vowed to collaborate with its local suppliers to eventually install roughly 2GW of renewables capacity throughout the
The New York Green Bank, a state-sponsored investment fund, will extend $49m of capital to three renewables companies targeting the state – Level Solar, ReNew Financial, and United Wind.
US developer Progression Energy will use Principle Power's innovative WindFloat semi-submersible, three-column pontoon design foundation for its 400MW floating wind project off Oahu in the state of
Turbine maker Enercon, operators WindVision and Eneco, and TSO Elia said they successfully completed a project showing the capability of wind plants to deliver advanced balancing services to the
Trina Solar is two-thirds of the way done and racing toward completion at its 300MW project in Yunnan, China, in what is the largest project China's leading solar manufacturer has ever taken on.
A free online tool offers the world's most detailed wind resource data, said partners the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Global leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and the heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, have urged countries and companies
Floating offshore wind has the potential to deliver cost-effective, secure and safe low-carbon energy for the UK from the mid 2020s, according to the UK's Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, says it now has 30 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide.
The 165MW Nobelwind offshore wind project will go ahead off Belgium after its developer raised €655m ($727m) to build the plant.
Developer Asia Green Capital Partners will start building a long-anticipated 62.5MW wind farm in Indonesia by next May, according to a recent report.
General Electric, Vestas and Siemens continue to dominate the US turbine supply market in the third quarter, installing more than 98% of 1.602GW new nameplate generating capacity, according to
The US wind industry in the third quarter installed 1.602GW of nameplate capacity, almost four times the 419MW a year earlier, across 13 projects in seven states, according to the American Wind
The US is now the world's fifth most attractive country for manufacturing solar components, and the only country outside Asia to make the top five, according to GTM Research.
Newfoundland-based Beothuk Energy now also wants to develop and construct offshore wind projects in the US, as well as Atlantic Canada, in a new partnership with Talon Energy Services.
A ground breaking energy efficiency project undertaken by Anesco for independent school St Mary's Shaftesbury has been recognised with an award.
Ten doctoral projects will now be taken towards commercialisation, thanks to funding and support by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
Aberdeen-based BWE Partnership has announced that work is set to commence on its second solar park project, within Kinblethmont Estate near Arbroath, Angus.
Clean Line Energy Partners remains “optimistic” that by the end of 2015 the US government will grant siting approval to its Plains & Eastern transmission project, which is set to run more than 700
Offshore wind power, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS) must be "driven forward" if Britain is to transition to a reliable, affordable and decarbonised energy system that will meet future
The Rentel consortium has chosen Siemens as preferred supplier for the 294MW Rentel offshore wind project in Belgium that is due to be built in 2017-18.
The International Energy Agency Wind Energy Group (IEA Wind) said Ignacio Marti has been elected as chair of its executive committee.
Listed UK onshore wind developer Infinis Energy will be taken private by its majority owner, the investment group Terra Firma, which cited regulatory changes and lower power prices for its decision.
The UK's National Grid and Denmark's Energinet.dk have started a process to appoint a marine contractor to carry out seabed surveys for the joint Viking Link interconnector project between the two
Onshore wind and solar are set to match new gas generation by 2020 while offshore turbines will need support into the next decade as a “good value investment for a society committed to climate
Oil companies including supermajor ExxonMobil have signed up to a breakthrough joint industry project led by DNV GL aiming to use floating wind power technology to run recovery-boosting pumps at
5 MINUTES with Ed Davey, former UK energy secretary
As the latest Feed-in Tariff Consultation ends, the NAPIT Trade Association are calling for the Government to urgently rethink their proposals, warning that planned cuts may cripple one of the
Solar and wind were 56.4% of 7.27GW new US electric power generation capacity in the first nine months of this year and 57.4% of 817MW in September, according to the latest data from the Federal
SunEdison signed a deal to license proprietary manufacturing technology from Solaria, a California-based PV technology firm, which it will use to make a new class of “ultra-high” efficiency 400W
Shares of Canadian Solar rose Monday after the company upwardly revised its third-quarter guidance on module shipments and revenue, and said it has settled a long-simmering legal dispute with LDK
Italian cable systems group Prysmian has landed a breakthrough deal with a subsidiary of the China Southern Power Grid for an ultra-high voltage alternating current (HVAC) 600MW submarine link
Chinese wind developer Longyuan has agreed to build 100MW of wind capacity in southeastern China.
Goldwind's net profit edged down 0.21% year on year in the third quarter to 862.4m yuan ($135.8m), but jumped 76.4% to 2.1bn yuan in the nine months to the end of September.
As many as 2,400 of the 3,000 solar jobs in Scotland could be at risk due to the proposed 87% cut to the feed-in tariff for solar energy, according to new Solar Trade Association analysis.
Offshore turbine maker Adwen has chosen a consortium made up of Egis, Auxitec and Enia Architectes to plan out two factories to be built in the French port of Le Havre, as a hub for manufacture of
Renewable-power projects – mostly wind and solar – won the entirety of the 1,200GWh of electricity contracts up for grabs in Chile's latest power auction, outcompeting thermal projects.
Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund has spent $200m buying a “significant” minority interest in ReNew Power Ventures, the fast-growing, Goldman Sachs-backed Indian renewables developer and operator.
Italy's state-controlled utility Enel is considering an integration of its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP) in a move which could lead to a delisting of the green energy company,
Poland can achieve a renewables share of nearly 38% in power generation by 2030, up from just 7% in 2010, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).
Aela Energía, a joint venture owned by Actis and Mainstream and Renewable Power, was the biggest winner in Chile's latest power tender, securing contracts to build and operate two wind farms totaling
Ben Hill, Trina Solar's long-standing top man in Europe, has unexpectedly left the company, prompting the world's largest maker of PV modules to restructure its management teams in Europe and Africa.
Investors have shown a “tremendous” amount of interest in US offshore wind projects, but several barriers stand in the way of unlocking that investment, says William Demas, senior vice president at
Germany's electricity system could cope with 150GW of solar power - four times as much as currently installed - if PV plants were to be linked to battery storage systems, a new study by the Agora
Vattenfall returned to a net profit in the third quarter as result of lower costs and increased production, although the Swedish utility cautions that market conditions remain challenging obliging
Windlab and Japan's Eurus Energy have agreed to jointly construct the first large-scale project in Australia to pair solar panels and wind turbines, with tentative plans to eventually build up to
Chinese EPC specialist Chint Electric and PV developer Intratrek have agreed to build Zimbabwe's first solar project, a 100MW array, according to local media reports.
SunPower's commercial and residential units delivered strong revenue growth and gross margins during the third quarter, offsetting weak sales from the power plant division as it holds assets for
Gamesa reports it has won a contract to supply 37 G114-2.1MW wind turbines to an unnamed customer for a project in New York State, with delivery and commissioning scheduled in 2016.
In spite of its sagging stock price, NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) has been given a green light to issue new shares in the months ahead, while parent NextEra Energy may snap up existing shares to
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Danish utility Dong Energy has taken a final investment decision to build the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea, using the latest turbines from both MHI Vestas and Siemens.
NextEra Energy, already North America's largest owner of wind and solar capacity, will as much as double the amount of capital it spends developing renewables projects over the next few years, to
Portuguese renewables giant EDPR recorded an 88% year-on-year rise in third quarter net profits, benefiting from a 10% increase in average power selling prices to €65/MWh ($73.33/MWh) across its
Norway's Scatec Solar and compatriot Norfund have taken over development of the 53MW Los Prados PV project in Honduras.
Norwegian utility Statkraft suffered a net loss in the third quarter when compared to a year earlier amid record low energy prices in the Nordic region and adverse currency effects.
Sinovel has reported a 1.26bn yuan ($198.2m) net loss for the first nine months of 2015, from a net loss of 864.6m yuan in the first half.
Gamesa has signed new contracts to supply 72.5 MW in three countries.
The Linde Group has unveiled an innovative pedal electric cycle (‘pedelec'), in which the battery usually found on e-bikes is replaced by a compact hydrogen fuel cell.
UK-based Intelligent Energy will purchase contracts from GTL Ltd, a major Indian network services provider, to supply energy management services across more than 27,400 telecom towers in India. This
First Solar has reached agreement with North Carolina-based developer Strata Solar for supply of an incremental 400MW (dc) of its thin film PV modules, with delivery expected from 2017 into 2018.
Australian renewables developer Infigen Energy has agreed to sell its US wind business to Primary Wind Power, a newly formed portfolio company affiliated with ArcLight Capital Partners for $272.5m
Germany's biggest utility E.ON has teamed up with ABB and Ericsson signing a cross-industry agreement to collaborate in developing smart energy solutions across four areas, including solar energy.
Broadwind Energy, the US supplier of wind components to customers like GE and Siemens, is close to a sale of its O&M business, as it looks to 2016 for a potential return to profitability.
Developer Ecoplexus has closed financing that will allow it to construct a 25MW PV plant in North Carolina, its ninth project in the leading solar state in the US Southeast.
First Solar unveiled two PPAs totaling 130MW with utilities in Texas and California, in what are the first major PPAs it has publicly announced in the US since launching its yieldco this summer with
Danish utility Dong Energy increased its pre-tax earnings by 14% in the first nine months of 2015 due to a positive development in its underlying business, including higher generation from offshore
German solar manufacturer SolarWorld during the first three quarters of 2015 has reached positive operating earnings thanks to rising shipments in the United States.
The shortlist of prequalified developers for the tender for Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, the 600MW Kriegers Flak, has been announced.
Panasonic recorded a group net profit of ¥111.3bn ($921.6m) in the first half of the Japanese fiscal year, from ¥80.9bn a year earlier, as stable sales of consumer electronics offset a decline in
Sales at the polysilicon division of German chemicals group Wacker Chemie rose to €271.4m ($297m) from €261.3m in the third quarter of 2015 from the year-earlier quarter thanks to higher volumes that
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Japanese telecoms group SoftBank may collaborate with Sharp to offer EPC services for solar developers, according to local media reports.
Quercus Assets Selection, which specializes in infrastructure investments with a focus on renewable energy, announces that it will launch two new renewable energy infrastructure funds, bringing the
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is calling on African leaders to join an international solar alliance that will be launched on 30 November at the COP21 United Nations climate conference in Paris.
Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, a Michigan distribution utility, will buy 153MW of future wind power from Exelon's Michigan Wind 3 project, adding to Exelon's momentum in Michigan's increasingly
Spanish renewables group Acciona increased net profits by 11.6% in the first nine months of 2015, mainly driven by growth from its power generation activities and surging wind turbine sales from its
Canada will become an increasingly attractive market for utility-scale solar development in the years ahead, with the market diversifying beyond Ontario, an EDF EN Canada executive predicts.
Support for onshore wind in Germany will fall by 1.2% to an initial level of €0.089 ($0.098) per kilowatt hour of electricity produced after new installations by far overshot a government-set annual
German utility RWE Innogy has brought three equity partners on board for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind park and closed financing for the £1.5bn ($2.3bn) project off the UK it will build using 56
The Chinese government may slash the feed-in tariff (FIT) rates it offers to solar and wind developers over the next five years, according to local media reports.
SolarCity reduced its 2015 installation guidance and announced a major strategic pivot that will prioritise cost reduction and a positive cash flow over installation growth, sending its shares
Sierra Energy has been granted the award of a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the Defense Logistics Agency.
Five major consortia have submitted bids in Morocco's 850MW wind power tender with final contract awards expected in early 2016, according to state electricity and water utility ONEE.
China and France have agreed countries should be required to increase their emissions cuts every five years as part of the global shift to a greener, low carbon economy under a pact to be negotiated
As the first tender within India's National Solar Mission (NSM) in several years enters its final round, China's Trina Solar is in pole position, while India's Suzlon has been sidelined due to its
A 46% reduction in the cost of offshore wind power in the Netherlands is achievable by 2020 (at final investment decision) through cost cutting in the areas of technology, market and supply chain,
Hanwha Q CELLS USA has signed a 25-year power off-take agreement with Austin Energy for a 170MW PV project under development in West Texas, the municipal utility's second big solar procurement deal
TransAlta Renewables (TAR), the Canadian yieldco that has recently fallen in love with gas, reported third-quarter results “in line with expectations”, even as weak winds in eastern Canada dented its
They had been talking for months, but had somehow managed to keep it a secret from the close-knit global wind-power community.
A recent government decision to lay most new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables underground will cost Germany several billion euros, a draft of a 2025 grid development plan by the country's
Indian wind group Suzlon posted a sharply reduced quarterly loss as it said sales were running two-thirds ahead of last year.
US industrial giant GE has announced the completion of its deal to buy the power and grids assets of France's Alstom that includes the takeover of its onshore wind operation and a new joint venture
Chancellor Angela Merkel has for the first time backed anti-dumping measures against Chinese PV kit and asked for their extension, in a turnaround of German policy over the issue.
The CEO of Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Ming Yang has unveiled plans to take it private by offering to buy the two-thirds of the company's shares he does not already own.
The world's first floating wind power array, Norwegian energy giant Statoil's 30MW Buchan Deep development off northeast Scotland, has been given the green light by the country's government with the
ONZO has been selected to support a five year pilot study into maximising energy efficiency.
A $250m programme to drive private sector investment in renewable energy across North Africa and the Middle East has been launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Goldman Sachs, the largest US investment bank, will finance and invest $150bn in clean energy by 2025, while aiming to use 100% renewable power to meet its global electricity needs by the end of this
Shares of Enphase Energy crashed Wednesday morning, falling more than 40%, after the US company said its revenue and gross margin will shrink in the fourth quarter amid heightening competition in the
US wind turbine technology and grid systems provider AMSC narrowed its fiscal second quarter loss to $8.7m, or 64 cents a share, as wind revenue surged 82% from a year earlier driven by strong
With countries around the world focused on diversifying their energy mix, and with prices for solar panels at record lows, global demand for PV continues to climb.
The recent sell-off in shares of North American yieldcos has created a window of opportunity for buyers of large renewables projects, says the chief executive of Canada's Brookfield Renewable Energy
Spanish solar tracking systems specialist Soltec aims to secure a share of 30%-40% of the Brazilian market, as it plans the opening of a local assembly plant by the end of the year.
A Nordex Gamma generation wind turbine caught fire at the 110MW Midtfjellet wind farm in mid-west Norway on 31 October, causing no injuries but triggering a shut-down of the plant, the turbine
Wind turbine OEM Vestas said it has tightened its safety procedures following the death of an employee at one of its production sites late last month.
The share of renewables in Germany's electricity consumption is likely to reach 33% for the 2015 full year amid a rise in solar and wind installations and favourable weather conditions, said the
Shares in German PV maker SolarWorld continued to fall Tuesday after reports of a partial defeat of one of its units in a legal case in the US over demands by silicon producer Hemlock Semiconductor
Norwegian electric utility Statkraft has formed a joint venture with India's Bharat Light & Power (BLP) to deploy distributed solar in the South Asian nation.
Five years ago, floating wind power was a futurist's dream symbolised by a solitary 2.3MW turbine turning in the stormy wilds of the Norwegian North Sea.
Gamesa has signed a 200MW turnkey construction agreement in India with developer Ostro Energy.
Ikea has decided to end an agreement under which troubled Chinese PV group Hanergy sold thin-film solar panels at the Swedish furniture giant's stores in Europe.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has taken the final investment decision (FID) to build the 30MW Buchan Deep floating wind power project off northeast Scotland, in a move that will be a springboard for
Marine renewable energy experts and senior government staff from Indonesia visited Orkney recently to see what lessons they can learn from the industry in Scotland.
Sweden is not yet a name synonymous with wind power — but it should be.
Vestas raised its financial guidance for the 2015 full year, as the Danish wind group posted strong third quarter results and revealed plans to build a turbine blade factory in India.
The US Department of Energy released its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Clean Line Energy Partners' proposed Plains & Eastern line – a “key milestone” for the mega-transmission
UK solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy has refinanced some £284m ($438m) of its portfolio of UK solar projects.
Hanwha Q Cells is notching rapid efficiency gains in cells it makes using wafers manufactured with 1366 Technologies' Direct Wafer system, the two companies said.
South Africa. Famous for its sunshine and spectacular scenery. Unarguably a land of plenty, yet filled with so many who do not have enough. Hunger and poverty is widespread and one third of
A major US utility will buy its way into the residential solar sector within the next two years, predicts David Crane, chief executive of NRG Energy, which is itself in discussions to sell a majority
Germany's cabinet has approved legislation to reform the electricity market to integrate more renewables into the grid.
After signing supply agreements for equipment, including inverters, for 450MW of the 1.7GW of utility PV projects contracted in recent auctions in Brazil, Swiss power technology group ABB is now
Utility network Trianel, Gicon and utility EnBW have won a combined 211.1MW in additional grid link capacity off Germany's coasts at a tender organised by the federal grid agency BNetzA.
Canadian Solar has filed paperwork for a yieldco IPO with US regulators, having spent several months contemplating scrapping the planned listing due to chilly investor sentiment toward the
A consortium led by car-maker Daimler is building a 13MW storage unit in Germany aimed at the balancing of the electricity grid and made up of re-used electric vehicle batteries.
Capital investment of up to €400bn ($437bn) will be needed to build a continent-wide supergrid that would underpin the target of creating a zero-emission European energy system by mid-century,
US renewables giant SunEdison emerged as the winner of 500MW of Indian PV after tabling a knockout bid of 4.63 rupees ($0.07) per kWh in the country's latest tender – a record low for Indian solar.
Ming Yang CEO Zhang Chuanwei surprised investors this week when he announced tentative plans to take the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer private, with a non-binding offer of $2.51 per American
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CorPower has announced the completion of a €6.5M funding round, the investment of which is seen as critical to the next stage of the company's development.
Energy giant EnBW suffers from the same problems all the major utilities face in Germany: billions in costs for nuclear decommissioning, sinking revenues from fossil-fuel generation, while at the
Japanese fund manager Valentia has agreed to invest $110m in EnviroMission's skyscraping solar updraft tower technology.
EDF EN Canada has sold a 42.5% interest in the 350MW Riviere-du-Moulin project, the country's largest wind farm under a single power off-take agreement, to limited partnership DIM WIND.
Vancouver, the third most populous city in Canada, has adopted a mandate to obtain 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050, joining a growing list of cities in North America to fully
Developer Iberdrola Renewables says its landmark 208MW Amazon Wind Farm US East project in North Carolina is on schedule for completion and full commercial operation by the end of 2016.
At less than $65/MWh, Chile is likely to have secured the world's lowest unsubsidised price for PV power through an auction that combined favourable market conditions, a clear set of tender rules and
Pattern Energy was built to withstand sector downturns like the ones yieldcos are currently experiencing, chief executive Mike Garland told investors Thursday, as he reaffirmed the company's ability
The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has launched an initiative to give tribes greater control over the use and development of their federal lands, a move it hopes will help unlock reservations'
Germany's primary energy consumption this year is slated to rise by 1.7%, with additional power met mostly by renewables and natural gas, according to the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (AGEB) –
Microinverter maker SolarEdge Technologies reported a 56% gain in net income in the most recent quarter and confirmed it is winning share in the US solar inverter market, bucking the downdraft
Lekela Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company for a 250MW wind power project in the Gulf of Suez area of northeast Egypt.
Floating wind's time has come. Reports from DNV GL, the UK Carbon Trust and other independent consultancies conclude that within a decade, this fast-developing technology could reduce offshore wind's
Canadian energy company Enbridge has joined the UK's Rampion offshore wind project through a 24.9% buy-in.
System integrator Phoenix Solar boosted its revenues and cut losses during the first nine months of 2015, as it advanced its turnaround driven by a positive performance by its US subsidiary.
International business leaders, government officials and academics today kicked off the first International Forum on Energy Transitions in Suzhou, China.
In a big win for Clean Line Energy Partners, the US Department of Energy has stated its preference to partner with the developer on the Plains & Eastern mega-transmission project.
Brazil's PV sector could again contract around 1GW of power via the 13 November auction, as it keeps its eye on the long term and shrugs off continuing political and economic woe.
A 25% rise in investment in the US, and much larger jumps for Brazil and Chile, were among the highlights as global investment reached $70bn in the third quarter.
US President Barack Obama and the State Department on Friday rejected TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline project, choosing to make a strong statement just weeks before the UN climate conference in
The concentrating solar power (CSP) sector has fallen on hard times globally, but it may be about to get an unexpected boost from a centuries-old Brazilian industry: sugar.
GE has named Alstom and Vestas veteran Anders Soe Jensen as the new CEO of its offshore wind unit, as the US giant confirmed the technology would play an important role in its future plans.
France's Nass&Wind Industrie has signed a co-operation agreement with compatriot Offshore Foundation Solutions (OFS) covering concrete structure designs for floating wind platforms.
Niederösterreich has become the second of Austria's nine states producing as much electricity from renewable sources as it consumes, Austrian wind power association IG Windkraft said.
German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel in a letter to lawmakers said he plans to end a successful programme offering incentives to solar storage systems, among other reasons because he believes the
Danish OEM Vestas has landed an order for 100 2MW turbines for Hanas Wind Power's Azuoqi development in China.
A new chief executive often means a shift in an organisation's direction, and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) is no exception.
REC, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, today announced its Q3 2015 Solar Market Insight, including the company results, key achievements, strategic approaches, and global solar
Once again, subsidiaries of European companies were winners in a competitive US auction held Monday for commercial wind development rights along the Atlantic coast.
In 2009, the renewables industries were knocked back materially when the Copenhagen climate summit failed. Six years on, they look set to come out of the Paris summit with a sustained wind in their
Britain is on track to massively miss its legally binding renewable energy targets following a series of industry-undermining cuts by the Conservative government since its election in May, The
RES America Developments and US Wind, part of Italy's Renexia, submitted provisional winning bids in a competitive auction Monday to lease two areas in federal waters off New Jersey's Atlantic coast
After five rounds, developers have submitted $1.34m in bids in a competitive auction Monday to lease two parcels in federal waters off New Jersey's Atlantic coast for commercial wind development.
Brazil's National Development Bank BNDES has approved R$494m ($130m) in long-term loans for the 180MW Morrinhos wind complex in the northeastern state of Bahia.
Brazil has created a R$15bn ($3.9bn) energy fund for its southeastern and centre-west (FESC) regions to finance the construction of at least 2.5GW of new generation plants – including wind, biomass
The UK is languishing near to the bottom of a European league table that shows only 5.1% of its energy consumption came from renewables in 2013, according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU's
Siemens at the EWEA trade show and conference in Paris next week will present several innovations aimed at reducing costs throughout the wind value chain, among them a logistics concept and new
At its current rate Brazil could reach one million rooftop PV arrays by the end of the decade, as high power bills and growing national awareness spur an increase in new installations of more than
Approaching installation deadlines, "sunsetting" tax credits and wider policy dynamics in the dominant global solar markets – China and the US – will dovetail to underpin PV shipments in the first
German wind developer PNE Wind posted a net loss for the third quarter of 2015 amid internal reshuffling of assets into YieldCo projects, the revenues from which can no longer be booked to the group.
Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing has warned the UK government that electricity capacity supply margins are worryingly low, and urged it to change policy direction to ensure faster building of
Indebted Spanish renewables group Abengoa is in line for an investment of €250m ($269m) from compatriot steel group Gonvarri.
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On Monday 16 November, the Forze H2 Hydrogen Electric Racing team will try to break the official lap record at Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands, with its Forze VI fuel cell racing car.
Patent approval paves way for commercial production of wind and solar power system for ships.
Regulators have approved three PV projects totaling 105MW nameplate capacity with power generated to be sold through long-term contracts to utility Mississippi Power.
Spanish wind group Gamesa doubled its net profit in the first nine months of the year as its growth surge continued.
Renewable energy has become the second-largest source of electricity generation after coal and contributed almost half of the world's new power capacity in 2014, according to the International Energy
AES Tietê – one of AES Corp's Brazilian subsidiaries – is considering investing in solar and wind projects in the country to expand its 2.7GW hydro/thermoelectric operating portfolio.
SunEdison CEO Ahmad Chatila said his focus is on making the company “boring and cash-generative” after a painful period of “dislocation” for the global renewable energy pacesetter, whose shares took
An unnamed German electrical group has reached an agreement with the Tehran province electricity distribution company to build a 1.25GW solar power plant "in Tehran as well as in some other Iranian
Germany could boost its share of renewables in final energy consumption beyond its already ambitious targets for 2030 if it extends the deployment of green energies faster to the heating and
PV group Canadian Solar today unveiled plans to open new production plants in Brazil and Southeast Asia and said it will “keep its options open” over launching a yieldco for its project portfolio.
Vestas has unveiled a 166-metre steel tower for its 3MW onshore turbine platform, designed for moderate wind locations in Germany.
China's Envision Energy will use construction giant Skanska to build its European wind showcase in Sweden, and revealed that the project will feature four 3MW and five 2.3MW machines.
Tata Power reported a 6.6% year-on-year jump in its second-quarter revenue to 90.4bn rupees ($1.36bn) and unveiled plans to shift oversight of 376.5MW of operational wind capacity to its main
A new report has shown that Scotland will miss its 100% renewable electricity target without further investment in onshore and offshore wind.
According to the University of Edinburgh, a new form of wireless data communication using solar energy to create the power for Li-Fi technology could have significant and profound commercial and
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) this month expects to issue its long-awaited second Environmental Analysis (EA) for placement of an initial 500 turbines for the 3GW Chokecherry and Sierra
The 300MW Cestas project – Europe's largest PV array – is now fully operational after the last of 25, 12MW sub-plants was connected to the French grid by developer Neoen.
Researchers at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have unveiled a concept for a floating wind turbine they believe could slash the cost of energy (CoE) of deepwater units to €120
German utility RWE, Portugal's EDPR and Australia's Macquarie Capital have formed a consortium to bid in the tender for the 700MW up for grabs in the Dutch government's first offshore wind auction
Although already near the lowest level in the world, the price of solar PV power in Chile could fall further amid strong competition and contractual rules that allow developers to sell electricity at
The UK has seen its energy ‘credit rating' downgraded by an international body, which said cuts to support for wind and solar development could hurt investment in its ageing infrastructure.
E.ON posted a painful loss in the first nine months of 2015 as the company assumed massive impairment charges ahead of the spin-off of a new fossil-power-based unit called Uniper that is set to be
UK utility SSE posted a 48% increase in adjusted pre-tax profits for its financial first half, helped by a wet and windy six months in Scotland and Ireland where the bulk of its renewables capacity
German wind OEM Nordex raised its 2015 sales forecasts as it maintained robust growth ahead of a planned takeover of Spanish competitor Acciona Windpower.
Decarbonisation has long been a buzzword in the power industry, but it's old news for Iberdrola.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has released the results of its latest opinion poll on public attitudes to energy.
Sunrun, the second largest owner of residential PV capacity in the US, improved key operating metrics in the third quarter, while posting a $2.8m loss versus $15.2m a year earlier.
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has approved an order granting Clean Line Energy a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct and operate the Illinois portion of the proposed
Near-term extra growth driven by expiring policies is counterbalanced by a longer term downgrade over regulatory uncertainty in the latest quarterly wind-market forecast update from consultancy MAKE.
Brazilian developer Renova Energia posted R$477m ($126m) net profits in the third quarter, turning around a R$6.3m loss a year earlier, mainly due to the sale of its wind and hydro assets to
Brazilian renewable energy developer CPFL Energias Renováveis posted third quarter net profits of R$26.4m ($7m), a 46% increase from the year-ago same period, helped by increased revenues from
Swedish utility Vattenfall has sold a number of smaller wind farms in Denmark in order to focus on large onshore and offshore projects.
Even for Iberdrola, the world's largest owner of renewables capacity, with more than 30,000 employees in 40 countries, breaking into a new market is tough.
France's EDF Energy is pressing ahead with development of the long-planned Dorenell wind farm in Scotland, after redesigning the project to boost capacity to 200MW.
PV inverter specialist SMA Solar has again raised its sales and profits forecast for 2015 after a rapid turnaround in fortunes in the first nine months of the year.
Brazilian wind power developers could contract more than 1GW of capacity in tomorrow's final renewable power auction this year, but prices are expected to remain close to the R$213/MWh ($56/MWh)
Nordex said it wants to lower cost-of-energy by up to 18% by the end of 2018 following its merger with rival Acciona Windpower, as it confirmed the combined group is targeting about €1bn ($1.07bn) of
The prior two extensions of the federal production tax credit (PTC) will support 19.7GW of US wind power additions from 2015 to 2017, with two-thirds of that capacity to be installed in Texas and the
Shrinking margins in fossil-fuelled generation continued to depress results at RWE in the first three quarters of 2015, but the German utility recorded a rise in revenue at its renewables division
Floating foundation pioneer Ideol has set the seal on a breakthrough deal with the China Steel Corporation (CSC) to jointly develop offshore wind turbines based on the French company's innovative
Siemens cited a “strong improvement” in profitability at its Wind Power and Renewables division, which finished its 2015 fiscal year on a high note with several bumper orders.
Bangladesh has set a renewable-energy capacity target of roughly 3.2GW by 2021, including 1.74GW of solar and 1.37GW of wind power, according to local media reports.
Developer Access Infra Africa and Quaint Global Energy Solutions have agreed to invest $100m in a 50MW solar array in Nigeria that upon completion will be one of the biggest biggest PV projects on
Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing have finished installing an 8.5MW solar project on the shores of Japan's biggest lake, and confirmed that they are on track to develop an additional 171.2MW of PV
BayWa r.e. has sold the Pingewood solar farm, close to the town of Reading in Berkshire, England, to SUSI Renewable Energy Fund II.
Chief executive Xingxue Tong has resigned for “personal reasons” at LDK Solar, the latest shake-up in leadership as the troubled Chinese PV manufacturer struggles to regain financial health and
Brazil contracted 548MW of wind power from 20 projects for an average R$203.46/MWh ($53.21/MWh) at the last reserve auction for this year.
The Brazilian government on Friday contracted 1.15GW (dc) of future PV capacity from 33 projects at an average of R$297.75/MWh ($77.86/MWh), taking a decisive step towards making solar a part of its
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Invenergy will supply 125MW of wind power from a project in Texas under long-term contract to insulation, roofing, and fiberglass manufacturer Owens Corning, the latest in a burgeoning number of US
UK solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy has unveiled plans to develop about 3GW of capacity in India at a cost of £2bn ($3bn).
German PV group SolarWorld confirmed a big jump in shipments for the first nine months of 2015 and said it hopes to post a positive operating result for the current final quarter.
Earnings from renewable operations at German utility EnBW rose in the first nine months of 2015 amid the ramp-up of an offshore wind park in the Baltic Sea, while the overall company returned to
Global renewables giant Enel Green Power (EGP) slipped to a loss in the third quarter of 2015 as it swallowed a €155m ($166.7m) writedown on the value of its assets in Romania.
Vestas has unveiled its upgraded multi-variant 3MW platform, featuring a bespoke range of rotor-diameters, tower heights and an advanced, next-generation control system that together will be able to
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has signed £10 billion worth of trade deals including pacts on aircrafts and telecoms.
EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) will be collaborating with Infinergy and taking on the development of one of the largest onshore wind projects due to be built in Scotland.
Dominion Energy, a unit of US energy giant Dominion Resources, has acquired the 80MW Amazon Solar Farm US East project in Virginia from the developer Community Energy, with Amazon Web Services set to
AES Corp., the US-based independent power producer, deployed its Advancion 4 energy storage technology at a commercial storage project for the first time.
The US Department of Energy has given developers of three US offshore wind demonstration projects six-month extensions to meet milestones set to receive additional funding, while also disbursing
Brazil's transmission bottlenecks returned with a vengeance as a factor in its latest power tender, forcing wind developers to compete more strongly for grid-connection points than for power purchase
Deepwater Wind and General Electric are establishing a temporary manufacturing facility at the Port of Providence for assembly of turbine components for the 30MW Block Island wind farm in state
Equinix Inc., the growing global operator of data centres, has signed wind PPAs totaling 225MW with US renewables giants NextEra Energy Resources and Invenergy, following a similar deal with
Brazilian federal power group Furnas will hold a public tender to buy at least 140 wind turbines for the 280MW Itaguaçu da Bahia wind complex in the state of Bahia, in a move to source new machines
DNV GL has booted up a new in-house software tool to help turbine engineers and component developers better calculate the impact of technology on the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) of a wind power
A consortium of European and Japanese industrialists has set the seal on plans to build a 25MW floating wind array off the coast of northern Portugal by 2018, Recharge can reveal.
Companies and investment funds from Europe and the US were the main wind-power winners of Brazil's last renewable energy auction of 2015 held on Friday, which contracted 548.2MW of wind capacity for
Technology giant Apple has struck a deal with Singaporean solar group Sunseap to procure power for its operations in the island state.
Indian turbine OEM Inox Wind has opened the doors on its new 800MW integrated production facility in Madhya Pradesh state – said to be among the largest in Asia – as competition intensifies among
Recharge and its parent company NHST Media Group, partners of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) at its annual congress in Paris this week, express their deepest condolences and solidarity
UK Minister of State for International Development Grant Shapps has visited Ghana in order to spearhead the next phase of the UK's new Energy Africa campaign.
An Edinburgh home has won a prestigious award for the range of different energy saving and renewable energy generation technologies in the house.
Mortenson Construction, a leading builder of utility-scale wind and solar projects in North America, has launched into the energy storage market, adding to the growing list of renewables heavyweights
Vivint Solar, the US rooftop PV installer in the process of being acquired by SunEdison, grew its revenue and shrank its net loss in the third quarter, but failed to reduce the amount it spends
Global PV module number-one Trina Solar has wrapped up a total of $90m of finance agreements with Wells Fargo and Barclays to support its growth plans in the US and Asia respectively.
JA Solar, a global top 10 supplier of PV modules, grew its third-quarter net income 67% year on year, to 259m yuan ($40.7m), as it continued to benefit from strong demand in the Chinese market.
Chinese turbine manufacturer Ming Yang posted increased third-quarter profits, as it predicted “opportunities and challenges” in China's wind sector and revealed it will complete its first project in
The UK's increasingly productive and cost-competitive offshore wind sector is well placed to forge ahead to supply 35% of the nation's power demand by 2030, claims a new industry study.
German wind OEM Senvion is to close the doors on its turbine blade plant in Ontario, Canada, amid a downturn in demand in the previously booming local market.
GE Renewable Energy has pulled back the curtain on its new range of 3MW turbines, which will feature an option of two rotor diameters, three generator ratings and five tower heights to "address the
Wind energy could boost the European economy by €13bn ($13.9bn) over the next 15 years and support 366,000 jobs, according to an EWEA report released today.
US floating wind power pioneer Principle Power has inked a co-operation agreement with oil major Shell to support ongoing development of the former's WindFloat concept.
Ingeteam will now be responsible for full service operation and management of a Chilean wind farm following an agreement made with E-CL.
Wind energy could be the largest source of power supply in the EU by 2030 if governments apply the right level of ambition in their climate and energy policies, according to EWEA's latest report.
MidAmerican Energy has tapped Siemens to build a concrete wind turbine tower that will support the tallest onshore wind turbine ever erected in the US – more than 40% taller than most turbines in
The US Senate has voted to block President Barack Obama's high-profile plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants less than two weeks before he and other world leaders meet in Paris looking to
France will more than double its cumulative wind capacity by 2023, a study commissioned by French wind energy association FEE says, as the country gears up to switch its support system to one based
Offshore wind projects may be able to bid in three auctions for UK government-backed power contracts before 2020, said the country's energy secretary Amber Rudd, who added that up to 10GW of the
Siemens has announced measures to optimise the installation of offshore wind turbines, and claims a logistics concept unveiled at EWEA 2015 will slash turbine transport costs by 15-20%.
Gamesa has launched the flagship turbine of its new 3.3MW platform, a range of machines designed for medium- and high-wind sites in the world's northern regions.
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GE would need a solid pipeline in place before building a full-scale offshore turbine factory in the US or elsewhere beyond Europe, the US group told Recharge, as it confirmed it is integrating
Turbine fires cost the wind industry $225m a year, renewables underwriter GCube reports.
Italian utility Enel has confirmed plans to take full control of its Enel Green Power (EGP) subsidiary, saying the renewables unit will be its “engine of growth” for the future.
Gamesa today launched the first model from its new 3.3 MW platform: the Gamesa G132-3.3 MW, designed especially for medium wind speeds.
The Meeco Group has designed a solar management system which has been installed in a school in India.
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has announced that the city of Amsterdam will host its next event in 2017.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) thinks India is likely to carry out its first offshore wind tenders before the term of the current government runs out in 2019, but remains cautious about the
Dallas-based Tri Global Energy has sold its 380MW Fluvanna community wind project in Texas to Greek renewables developer Terna Energy, which expects to have the first phase in commercial operation in
A subsidiary of Chinese power group Guodian has announced plans to scrap 640MW of solar production capacity, citing market-related "difficulties."
China's BYD could delay the full ramp-up of its 400MW module plant in Brazil by about a year and has put on hold plans to produce PV cells locally as it awaits further government incentives.
Fred Olsen Windcarrier has unveiled a new concept for an offshore service base to house operations and maintenance crews working on far-from-shore wind power projects.
Wind fed an all-time record of 32.6GW into the German grid on Wednesday, forcing transmission system operators (TSOs) into costly measures to stabilise the grid.
China's JinkoSolar rode its blossoming projects business to higher revenue, profit and gross margin in the third quarter, and boosted its lower-end guidance for full-year shipments.
Recurrent Energy has closed on a tax equity investment commitment with a unit of General Electric and also a $260m debt facility with a club of commercial banks for the 100MW (ac) Astoria PV project
Enel Green Power (EGP) is poised to become the third of Europe's renewable energy specialists to ‘come home' – and it's assured of the warmest possible welcome from a utility parent keen to get a
Spanish OEM Gamesa has secured a type certification seal of approval for its new G114-2.5MW turbine from certifying body DEWI-OCC.
The owner of Australia's 270MW Snowtown 2 wind farm – the country's second-largest – has cut annual yield expectations from the project by 9.4%, blaming the “limitations” of modelling tools available
DNV GL and Lidar specialist ZephIR have inked a framework agreement designed to "further advance the standardised adoption" of wind remote sensing technology.
SunPower has agreed to install 170MW of PV capacity at three sites in northern China, in cooperation with Apple and a local partner.
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Enercon has unveiled low-wind versions for its 2MW and 4MW turbine platforms, which it says bring an increase in annual energy yield and reduced noise levels.
Siemens has been awarded an order for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 12 direct drive wind turbines at the Les Gourlous wind farm in France.
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing, for the first time, a method for measuring the economic potential of renewable energy across the United
EDP Renewables, the Madrid-based global wind giant, is the latest company to snag a major renewables deal with Amazon Web Services in the US, securing a contract to “build and operate” a 100MW wind
UK offshore construction contractor Seajacks International has taken delivery of its fifth self-propelled jack-up vessel, the Scylla – the largest wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) yet devised
Brazil is considering including investments in transmission lines and grid connections as a condition for winning bids in future wind power auctions.
Blade maker LM Wind Power is setting up a new manufacturing plant in India, with start-up of operations slated for March 2016.
Hanwha Q Cells' third-quarter gross profit jumped 59.2% from the preceding three-month period to $93m, as its shipments of PV modules rose 31.1% on the quarter to 805MW.
LM Wind Power wants to add 100 workers this quarter at its turbine blade manufacturing plant at Grand Forks, North Dakota, in preparation for what promises to be a busy 2016 filling US orders.
The UK's energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd has refused development consent for Renewable Energy Holdings' up-to-89.1MW Mynydd y Gwynt wind farm, east of Aberystwyth in Wales.
Skytron energy now provides monitoring and supervision for nine solar PV power plants in Thailand with a total of 55MWp of installed power.
According to EWEA, the European Commission must take necessary measures to ensure that EU member states meet the "at least 27%" renewable energy target by 2030.
SunEdison has reshuffled its executive suite as part of an ongoing effort to regain investors' confidence in the struggling renewable energy giant and its yieldcos TerraForm Power and TerraForm
French banking giant BNP Paribas will more than double the financing allocated to the renewable energy sector from €6.9bn ($7.34bn) in 2014 to €15bn in 2020 to foster the transition to a low-carbon
Rachel Notley, Alberta's recently elected premier, delivered a shockwave to the Canadian renewables market, pledging that the province will source 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 as it
Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre has hatched a way of designing wind farms to minimise their impact on television broadcasting and mobile communications.
Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) and a unit of China General Nuclear Power have agreed to collaborate on the development of PV, energy storage and energy-efficient technologies.
Vibration-driven piling could make installing monopiles and jackets offshore quieter and quicker, according to findings from a joint industry project (JIP) looking at next-generation foundation
Trina Solar took a $45m hit in the third quarter after settling a longstanding lawsuit with bankrupt US module maker Solyndra, forcing the world's largest supplier of PV modules back into the red ink.
China Sunergy (CSun) reported a net loss of $10.5m in the second quarter, down from $12.2m in the January-March period, although its shipments of solar cells and panels declined 3.8% to 184.5MW.
US private equity group Centerbridge is examining options for a quick-fire stock market listing of Senvion, the German wind turbine OEM it bought just seven months ago, according to Reuters.
The rise of global temperatures can be limited to less than 2 degrees Celsius if renewables account for 36% of the world's total energy mix by 2030, according to the International Renewable Energy
South Korean PV group Hanwha may invest $200m in up to 200MW of solar capacity in Vietnam.
Turkey will boost the range of incentives on offer to renewable equipment producers after declaring the sector a priority investment area, said Turkish media.
Above average winds of up to 27 metres per second have prompted a production record at RWE's 295MW Nordsee Ost wind park in the North Sea, the utility said.
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Renewables financiers are taking a dim view of the odds of an extension of the US solar investment tax credit (ITC) before the end of next year, predicting it will fall victim to politics much as the
According to GlobalData Brazil's non-hydro renewable power output is expected to account for more than 25% of the country's total capacity by 2025, with their cumulative installed capacity more than
SunEdison is scrapping plans to acquire Indian developer Continuum Wind Energy, in another scaling back of the previously rampant ambitions of the US-based global renewables pacesetter.
A study among institutional investors in Europe reveals more than 61% expect to increase their exposure to renewables infrastructure, with another 30% planning to maintain it over the next three
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has set a 50% renewable power target for 2030, requiring a doubling of its current capacity, and set in motion both near- and longer-term competitive procurement
The US Interior Department (DOI) has identified four areas off the coast of South Carolina and has begun the process of gauging wind industry interest in acquiring commercial leases in any or all of
Duke Energy has secured Google as the launch customer in a program in North Carolina that provides renewable energy to offset new load at facilities – in this case, 61MW of solar power for expansion
SunEdison has reached agreement to sell renewable energy projects with 425MW nameplate capacity in India to its TerraForm Global yieldco for $231m.
Renova Energia chief executive Mathias Becker is resigning, and in January will be replaced by Carlos Waack as the Brazilian renewables developer is gearing up for an international expansion after US
Europe's wind industry came together last week in a show of strength, with more than 6,500 visitors attending the four-day EWEA 2015 event at Porte de Versailles in Paris just days after the city
Following the announcement of Alberta's 30% renewables target, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo), which manages money for the province's pension funds, said it will invest C$200m
Canadian Solar has agreed to provide 112MW of its PV modules to Sunrun.
Vestas has secured a 200MW order in the US that represents the first from the country for its V126-3.3 MW model.
Battery manufacturer LG Chem and power-plant operator GS E&R have agreed to jointly build what they claim will be the world's biggest storage project for wind power in South Korea.
According to a new study, developing nations attracted more clean energy investment in 2014 than some of the world's wealthiest countries.
Taiwan is set to emerge as one of the world's offshore wind hotspots – but how quickly that happens is still an open question.
Iberdrola has started commercial operation at the 66MW Pier II project in central Mexico, hailing a 'new era' for the country's reformed energy sector.
Yingli expects to record net revenue of $340m to $350m in the third quarter, down sharply from 2.7bn yuan ($422.7m) in the April-June period, and will likely book a non-cash impairment charge of
Shares in solar-thermal specialist Abengoa plunged by almost half today, as the Spanish company said it will seek protection from its creditors after a potential €250m ($264m) investor walked away.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has placed an order with the Isleburn yard in Scotland for suction anchors for the 30MW Buchan Deep floating wind power project, which recently received a final
Nordkraft Wind has been awarded a concession by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) to develop a 90MW wind farm in the far north of Norway.
Allianz – one of the world's largest insurers – just days before the COP21 climate conference in Paris announced that it is phasing out investments in coal-based business activities.
Gamesa has signed its first contract with Canada's Enbridge Inc. for the supply of 103 MW to the New Creek wind farm being developed in the state of West Virginia.
A recent report produced by Sitra suggests that seventeen climate solutions already in use could deliver reductions equivalent to a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has called on EU member states to show more political ambition in their post-2020 renewables plans following an Energy Council meeting in Brussels.
Siemens has won three onshore wind orders for projects in Scotland that will provide a combined capacity of 126MW.
Global consumer goods giant Unilever said it plans to be 100% renewables-powered by 2030 as part of an expanded commitment to clean energy.
In a reversal of earlier plans by energy minister Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's government is preparing to extend an incentive programme for PV storage systems, but in a modified form, according to
India needs $110bn of annual energy investment to 2040 – 75% of it in an increasingly renewable but currently inadequate power sector – to keep pace with soaring demand in a nation set to become the
The UK should take the next steps towards creating a low-carbon economy and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 57% below 1990 levels by 2030, says government advisory body the Committee on Climate
Germany-based wind turbine group Senvion said its largest onshore project – the 350MW Riviere-du-Moulin in Quebec, Canada – has entered full commercial operations.
Trading firm Mitsui & Co. and SB Energy, a subsidiary of telecoms group SoftBank, will soon switch on the largest solar project in Japan.
Germany's energy ministry has proposed a new interim target for its offshore wind build-out of 11GW by 2025, while also raising an onshore wind cap to 2.9GW in order to include repowering.
Spanish wind group Gamesa has secured a 103MW turbine-plus-O&M deal for a US plant being developed by Canadian energy group Enbridge.
Nidec ASI has been awarded a contract with German utility STEAG, to supply an energy storage system with a total capacity of 90 MW. This system, based on Nidec ASI's energy conversion solutions, will
Consent has been granted for the world's largest floating offshore wind development which will be installed off the coast of Peterhead.
Siemens will support the city of Vienna in optimizing its main sewage plant in terms of energy.
Vestas continued its hot streak in the US market, nabbing a 201MW turbine order from regular customer EDF Renewable Energy.
New Jersey gave offshore wind tepid recognition as a potential “valuable” energy resource in a draft update to its 2011 Energy Master Plan (EMP), but notes that state regulators are determined to
Brazil's solar industry is celebrating the approval of what it calls one of the world's most advanced subsidy-free regulations for rooftop PV, and is now predicting 4.5GW by 2024.
Canadian Solar agreed to sell a controlling stake in its 212MW Roserock PV project under construction in West Texas to a unit of Southern Company, even as the solar giant continues advancing plans
The COP21 summit rolled out its star names on the first day of proceedings in Paris, as 150 world leaders lined up with rallying calls to action on climate change – many of them hailing renewables as
A developer hopes to bring up to 20 utility-scale PV plants into service in Finland over the next five years, as solar gains traction in the Scandinavian nation amid growing interest from its
Denmark's Dong Energy has signed an Agreement for Lease (AfL) with the Isle of Man government to carry out preliminary investigations for a potential 700MW offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
Dubai has unveiled plans to get 25% of its energy from 6.5GW of solar by 2030, by building the world's largest PV array at 5GW and putting a PV array on the roof of every building – with development
Japanese thin-film PV developer Solar Frontier and Spanish engineering contractor TSK have are moving ahead with construction of a 5MW pilot project in Kuwait to evaluate the performance of
Support for onshore wind in Germany will once more fall by 1.2% from April 2016 after new installations again overshot a government-set 2.4-2.6GW target corridor, the federal grid agency BNetzA said.
Building Energy are currently developing their first wind farm which will contribute to the reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande have launch the International Solar Alliance against the background of the critical COP21 UN climate negotiations.
A ‘community-benefit' collaboration between 23 local schools, award-winning social enterprise Low Carbon Hub, and installation partner Joju Solar has resulted in the largest solar installation on a
Hydrogen and fuel cell consultancy E4tech has just released its free Fuel Cell Industry Review 2015, which offers data and analysis by region, application and fuel cell type.
Canadian company Hydrogenics has signed separate supply agreements with several Chinese electric vehicle integrators, to bring its fuel cell and hydrogen refueling station technology to China as part
Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden has signed a cooperation agreement with mobile operator TeliaSonera, to jointly install and operate a PowerPac power generator at a telecom base station in
Tri Global Energy, the fast-growing US wind developer, is the latest wind company to diversify into solar, announcing it will acquire K12Solar, a California-based rooftop PV installer, and launch a
The hydrographic agency of the city state of Bremen has given the green light for the construction of a €180m ($190.7m) offshore wind terminal at the city's port enclave of Bremerhaven that is
RWE, by bundling its renewable, grids and retail operations into a subsidiary that it plans to list on the stock market, is tackling three factors that have pushed it against the wall.
Broadwind Energy, the troubled US supplier of wind tower turbines, abruptly announced that chief executive Peter Duprey has left the company “to pursue other opportunities”.
Embattled German utility RWE will transfer its renewables, grids and retail operations in Germany and abroad into a new subsidiary and list it on the stock market, it announced earlier today.
Grid operator Cenace has published the rules for Mexico's first power auction since last year's energy reforms.
One hundred and fifty world leaders yesterday queued to give their three minute takes on the most important issue in human history, at the most important event in human history.
PV inverter shipments jumped 35% in the first nine months of this year compared to 2014, with expectations some 20GW will be delivered in the fourth quarter, according to latest figures from analyst
France and India have joined to launch an International Solar Alliance (ISA) in a bid to mobilise $1trn of investments by 2030 to advance the renewable source in sun-rich developing nations.
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US technology start-up Accio Energy has landed $4.5m from the Department of Energy to advance a "transformational wind harvesting approach" that could potentially cut the cost of offshore wind power
The Isle of Man Government has signed an agreement with DONG Energy to explore the possibility of developing a wind farm and work with the UK to meet its renewable energy targets.
A new report by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) suggests that nuclear power is set to lose its leading position in Europe's power generation projects due to a growing demand to
The CEO of ENGIE has announced the launch of a new initiative in response to the objectives outlined by the recently set up International Solar Alliance.
Gamesa has shown support for a strong and positive outcome to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.
That seasoned climate campaigner Al Gore took to the stage in Paris on day four of COP21 to bring more uncomfortable tidings for the fossil sector, which yesterday heard how $3.4trn of finance had
The renewables unit of Duke Energy will build a 200MW wind farm in Oklahoma and utilize 61 Vestas V126-3.3 MW turbines for its first project in the state.
NRG Energy announced that David Crane has resigned effective immediately as chief executive, a position he held since 2003, with the chief of operations Mauricio Gutierrez named as his replacement,
Industry under-confidence in the construction and installation of concrete gravity base structures (GBSs) has stalled uptake of the promising foundation concept for coming deeper-water offshore wind
Web giant Google today unveiled a string of big wind and solar supply deals, including its first in Latin America, as it added 781MW to its clean-energy roster.
Climate change pledges by many key emerging renewable energy markets that are founded on an "ambitious" deal at the COP summit in Paris could provide an export springboard for the European wind
Pacific Gas & Electric has submitted an initial 75MW of clean energy storage contracts for review and approval to electric utility regulators in California, with the first of the seven projects in
The $3.4trn flight from fossil fuels caused a stir on day three of COP21, as campaigners pointed to a record level of commitments to divert finance away from polluting sources.
The US House of Representatives has voted to permanently block President Barack Obama's high-profile plans to cut carbon emissions from existing and future power plants, while global leaders in Paris
Yingli, the Chinese solar giant in dire financial straits, has ceased all downstream project activities in China, as it looks to conserve capital while it chips away at its menacing debt pile and
NextEra Energy Resources will begin construction in February of 17MW of PV facilities in Hawaii for the US Navy, part of the service's transformation away from carbon-intensive energy sources to
EDP's plans to develop a cost-cutting hybrid gravity base foundation (GBF) for offshore wind turbines have been given a fillip with the award of over €19m ($20m) in EC funding for the Portuguese
Joined-up action by countries around the world in developing innovative clean energy technology could cut more than 10% off the $5trn spend estimated necessary by the International Energy Agency
Spanish wind group Gamesa will build a turbine tower factory in Mexico after signing a project development pact with local power utility CFE.
Goldman Sachs urged investors to focus on a group of four low-carbon “clear front-runners” including onshore wind and PV, as the global finance giant hailed their “winning mix” of scale, falling
Egypt's 2GW solar programme is in line for up to $500m of finance next year from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which says recent reforms point to "huge potential" for
By bundling its renewable, grids and retail operations into a subsidiary that it plans to list on the stock market, RWE is tackling three factors that have pushed it against the wall.
Global cumulative installed capacity of small wind turbines is set to increase from 912.6 Megawatts in 2014 to 4.8 Gigawatts (GW) by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.4%, according
EWEA has stated that we could see an export boom for the European wind industry over the next few years.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed regulators to design and enact a new Clean Energy Standard (CES) that 50% of all electricity consumed in New York State by 2030 come from clean and renewable energy
A fair political wind is blowing for extensions of the key US incentives for wind and solar energy, industry sources say, with Paul Ryan's elevation to the role of Speaker of the House of
Businessman and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is to lead a new task force drawing up guidelines for companies to offer more transparency over their exposure to climate-related risks, it
Vattenfall has started decommissioning the 10MW Yttre Stengrund wind farm — Sweden's first offshore project.
Siemens has confirmed that it will supply five of its SWT-6.0.154 offshore turbines for Statoil's pioneering 30MW Hywind Scotland (also known as Buchanan Deep) floating offshore project.
The remaining nine turbines at Denmark's Samsø offshore wind farm are now operating again as Siemens continues to investigate the collapse of the tenth machine.
Political instability, an old acquaintance of Latin America, is back.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB), together with the UK-based clean energy provider PV Energy Ltd., has turned a new page in Caribbean history through the completed installation of a solar
More than 7 million smart meters will be installed in homes across Great Britain under a new £1 billion mass roll-out programme backed by the European Investment Bank alongside six commercial banks.
The Innovation Hub at the heart of Derby's multi-million pound Infinity Park Derby is now being powered by clean, onsite renewables thanks to a new 350m² rooftop solar system installed by EvoEnergy.
Abundance has announced the fastest ever take up of their wind, solar and biomass investments.
India is set to contribute more than any other country to the rise in global energy demand over the next 25 years.
Siemens has unveiled its "full bridge technology" for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission that it says will help the transition to renewables by increasing the reliability of transmission
South African officials have stressed the economic value of the renewables sector to its economy as the nation seeks to add much-needed power capacity.
The CEO of Denmark's Dong Energy has called on political leaders to reach a global climate agreement at COP21 in Paris which ensures that “it will simply be too expensive to choose those energy
Congress may approve an extension of key federal incentives for wind and solar energy by the middle of this month, US energy secretary Ernest Moniz said today at the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015
Norway's Fred Olsen Renewables is poised to buy and develop the Icebreaker offshore wind project planned for Lake Erie in the US, local media in Cleveland reported.
Six green banks around the world have joined together to form an international Green Bank Network, which they say will help funnel tens of billions of dollars of investment into global clean-energy
Renewable energy is not the sole answer in the fight against global climate change, but policymakers and business leaders need to prioritise utility-scale investment now to facilitate the
Denmark's Vestas, the world's largest maker of wind turbines, has acquired California-based UpWind Solutions, a provider of operation and maintenance services to the US wind market, in a deal that
A project has been launched to develop hydrogen storage for wind and solar energy.
Developer Deepwater Wind has completed construction activity in 2015 on the five-turbine, 30MW Block Island demonstration wind project in state waters off the coast of Rhode Island.
We are half way through the summit. The heads of state and government have departed and their ministers have arrived, aiming to agree the final treaty text.
The push to put a price on carbon could drive future investment in renewables such as solar and wind, but the public and private sectors must work together to encourage banks to provide financing,
France cited significant falls in the price paid for PV power as it unveiled 212 winning projects from its 800MW tender for solar plants above 250kW.
Renewables took centre stage on COP21's ‘energy day', with new analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showing the huge contribution the clean sources can make to the battle
The European Commission has started an expiry review into the EU's current anti-dumping duties and minimum prices on Chinese PV kit, meaning the measures automatically stay in force until early 2017.
A worldwide association for solar power, the Global Solar Council (GSC), has been established by a group of regional and national associations.
Welspun Renewables, one of India's leading clean energy companies, has announced commissioning of its 126 MW wind project located in Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan.
BWE Partnership and British Solar Renewables have announced that construction has commenced on Scotland's largest solar park project, New Mains of Guynd, following a £10million investment.
The Global Solar Council (GSC) has been established at COP21 by leading solar associations with the aim of unifying the solar power sector at an international level.
Matters are coming to a head at COP21, with today's release of a 29-page ‘cleaned up' version of a draft agreement heralding a final push to reach an agreement by Friday.
The US will add a record 7.4GW of new solar capacity in 2015, up 19% on last year, and is on track to add an astonishing 15GW in 2016, as developers race to finish utility-scale projects ahead of the
The Nasdaq Commodities exchange has announced first trading in German Wind Index Futures.
SunEdison and its yieldco TerraForm Power have amended their widely panned deal to acquire Vivint Solar and its assets, and now expect to pay less for the rooftop installer.
A "meaningful" global carbon price rather than transnational financial support is the best mechanism to achieve emission cuts that would curb the worst impact of climate change, says Mainstream
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Deepwater Wind, the developer behind the first US offshore wind project, has proposed building a 90MW offshore wind farm and two GE-installed grid-scale battery systems to service New York's Long
Brazil, South Africa, India and China said that any climate agreement in Paris must include clear processes and accounting rules, and an increase on the $100bn a year in climate financing developed
Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES) said Danish wind group Vestas has complied with its local content programme with the manufacturer's V110-2.0 machine.
Duke Energy Renewables has formed an “alliance” with energy storage specialist Green Charge Networks, with the aim of incorporating more batteries with the PV systems its subsidiary REC Solar builds
K2 Management will advise utility Sønderborg Forsyning on plans for a 100-120MW wind farm in the Lillegrund area north of the Danish island of Als, ahead of a national near-shore tender for 350MW.
Brazil's wind sector is now supplying up to 8% of the country's power, as installed capacity rises to end the year at 6% of the South American nation's total generation base.
The roof of the new airport terminal "Midfield Concourse" of the Hong Kong International Airport is now equipped with a 180 kW solar power system of the German solar company SolarWorld.
A coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations from 53 countries have called on governments and financiers at the Paris climate talks to keep large hydropower projects out of climate
SunEdison has sold two US wind farms totalling 333MW to a partnership it formed this autumn with a group of institutional investors, as the cash-strapped developer looks to enhance its liquidity.
US secretary of state John Kerry was among the global diplomatic heavyweights in actions at COP21 on what is supposed to be the penultimate day of the global climate summit.
Enel Green Power has commissioned its 200MW Goodwell wind farm in Oklahoma, as the Italian renewables giant continues to emphasise the North American market within its increasingly global growth
General Motors' Arlington assembly plant will be able to build up to 125,000 large sports utility vehicles a year using wind power from a south Texas project under a 30MW off-take agreement signed
US thin-film PV giant First Solar said it expects to see sales of $3.9bn-4.1bn and shipments of 2.9GW-3GW next year, as it released 2016 guidance that sent its shares down sharply in after-hours
India's huge clean-energy ambitions received a $1bn finance boost today when the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it will make the sum available to state transmission utility Powergrid to pay for
Eddie O'Connor, CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power has called for a realistic approach at COP 21 to the need to fund investment in clean energy in growth markets.
Gamesa and the Mexican Electricity Board (the "CFE" for its acronym in Spanish) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the fostering of wind power generation in Mexico by means of the
In response to PSEG-Long Island's request for new local energy resources serving the South Fork, Deepwater Wind is proposing to supply capacity and renewable energy from the 90 megawatt, 15-turbine
Vestas is aiming to be one of the top three turbine makers in Brazil's 2GW-a-year wind market.
Samsung Renewable Energy and asset management firm Connor, Clark and Lunn (CC&L) have formed a partnership to provide equity financing for a 50MW solar project in Windsor, Ontario.
The COP21 climate summit is now due to conclude a day late on Saturday as negotiators battle to wrap up a final agreement.
French investment group Natixis and the investment arm of insurer Swiss Life have signed an infrastructure debt cooperation agreement under which they will launch a first deal to co-finance a
The supervisory board of embattled German utility RWE has unanimously approved a plan presented last week to transfer renewables, grids and retail operations to a new subsidiary and list it on the
Spanish turbine maker Gamesa said its G114 turbine with 2MW and 2.1MW capacities were accredited by Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES), allowing local developers to access cheap financing
Chinese PV group Trina Solar is pulling out of a deal with the EU over minimum selling prices for imported modules and cells, claiming the arrangement “unfairly” restricts its growth prospects in
Technical, business and policy innovation, allied with a growing understanding of the renewables sector, were among the key drivers of deployment highlighted by energy-industry leaders this week at
GE's recently-acquired Alstom onshore wind turbine unit in Brazil has until March to regain compliance with local content rules after being temporarily suspended by the National Development Bank
Solar Frontier has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency.
World leaders, industry groups and campaigners hailed the dawn of the clean energy era after 195 countries signed an agreement to take positive action on global warming – a deal with huge
Market leader Younicos has signed agreements for $50 million in growth capital to further scale its deployment of intelligent energy storage solutions.
Argentine power company Genneia is ready to build the first 50MW stage of its Puerto Madryn wind farm as part of its strategy to be a leader in renewables in the country.
Southern Power, the IPP unit of Atlanta-based utility Southern Company, has switched on its first wind farm, the 299MW Kay project in Oklahoma, in a key milestone for a company that is an
The fast-emerging floating wind power sector is winning the economic argument over its perception as a high-cost technology, led by the huge resource potential in deepwater water regions around the
German green and renewables groups demanded a faster exit from coal and a speeding-up of the country's energy transition after 195 countries at the COP21 climate conference in Paris reached a
New York-listed Trina Solar – the global PV module number-one – has received a buy-out offer from its CEO and a Chinese bank, the company revealed today.
Forty-three bids totalling 204MW won in Germany's heavily oversubscribed third round of pilot PV tenders.
South Korean utility Kepco has won a tender to build an 89MW wind farm in Jordan, it was reported today.
A fault on a tower caused the collapse of a turbine at Denmark's Samsø offshore wind farm, Siemens says. No defect was found in the turbine.
The historic agreement reached in Paris mentions renewable energy only once in 31 pages of small font. It does not mention oil, gas, or coal at all. Yet there is no doubt which set of energy
Honeywell and demand response aggregator company Pearlstone Energy have teamed up to provide a smart grid program for commercial and industrial facilities in the UK.
Sewage is now being used to power a heating system at the Scottish Borders Campus in the Scottish Borders.
Hanergy Thin Film Power (HTF) has been threatened with legal action on claims it owes rental payments for its now-vacant offices in Hong Kong, according to a report published today.
Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft has turned off the tap on fresh investment in offshore wind power projects as part of an "adjusted" capital expenditure strategy.
US lawmakers in Washington appear set to approve an extension of key federal incentives for wind and solar energy, assuming Democrats agree to Republican demands to lift a 40-year ban on exports of
Gamesa has jumped into Thailand's wind market with a deal to supply 60MW of turbines to developer PowerChina ZhongNan, marking the first time it will install its G114-2.0MW machines in the
Japanese telecoms group SoftBank, New Delhi-based conglomerate Bharti Enterprises and Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn have scored their first solar project in India, with plans to jointly
California regulators on Tuesday recommended allowing home solar customers to continue clocking the full retail rate for each kWh of electricity they feed back onto the grid, setting the stage for a
Siemens' purpose-built SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbine prototype has been geared up to full nameplate power output at Denmark's national testing centre for the first time, marking a key milestone
As of Tuesday evening, the US wind production tax credit (PTC) and solar investment tax credit (ITC) remained central sticking points in the high-stakes negotiations underway in Washington DC to
Renew Energy Maintenance, the South Dakota-based wind services specialist, has acquired Broadwind Energy's O&M business, which was put up for sale earlier this year amid Broadwind's mounting
Sungevity, the largest privately owned US rooftop solar installer, nailed down $50m in equity financing and up to $600m in project financing, from a group of investors that includes GE Ventures and
Balfour Beatty has won the contract to build the onshore substation for Dong Energy's giant 1.2GW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm.
The Australian government led by Malcolm Turnbull has reversed the previous Prime Minister's ban on wind farm investments by one of the country's federal renewable energy agencies.
More cost efficient technology and low financing costs have pushed down the price for electricity from onshore wind in Germany by 12% in the past four years, a study commissioned by wind energy
The board of WAB, one of Germany's most prominent offshore wind industry associations, has named Andreas Wellbrock to become its new managing director starting on June 1, 2016.
Taking advantage of current favourable market conditions in Europe, Danish utility Dong Energy has signed a €1.4bn ($1.54bn) 5-year syndicated revolving credit facility as well as a €350m 3-year
Suzlon Energy and Hyderabad-based IPP Axis Energy have agreed to build 4GW of solar, wind and “hybrid” renewables capacity in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Researchers at Robert Gordon University (RGU) are developing a software tool which aims to dramatically cut maintenance costs for offshore wind turbines.
A landmark partnership between the UK and US has been made with the aim of helping millions of people across Africa get access to clean energy.
Gamesa has signed a turnkey deal with Tata Power to install 100MW of its G97-2.0MW class S wind turbines in southeastern India.
China's State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC) has agreed to acquire Melbourne-based renewables developer Pacific Hydro from Australian pension fund IFM Investors.
The US wind and solar sectors look set to secure what may be the last-ever extensions to the PTC and ITC, thanks to legislation proposed by Republican lawmakers late Tuesday. And they could hardly
Quebec-based renewables player Boralex has entered into an “exclusivity” agreement with private developers in France to acquire by 2018 a portfolio of projects under development totaling 356MW of
Denmark's government has passed legislation amending the wind power "open-door policy", one of two key routes through which the country spurs new capacity.
Yieldco TerraForm Power has acquired 832MW of contracted wind generation capacity from Invenergy and expects to finalize a deal for another 98MW by April.
Germany's powerful metalworkers' union IG Metall has joined wind energy federation BWE in warning that a stringent cap on annual wind power additions in the wake of the introduction of tenders could
Brazil has launched a nationwide distributed power generation programme – mainly focused on the growth of rooftop PV – which is expected to lead to investments of R$100bn ($25.5bn) and new
The global offshore wind sector is set to see capex of up to €300bn ($328bn) out to 2024 as capacity grows to 57GW, says a new study from energy consultancy Douglas-Westwood.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has confirmed Dong Energy's 330MW order for Walney Extension West and said it will use a power mode to increase the performance of its V164-8.0MW turbine at the project off
Would-be US president Donald Trump today saw his bid to halt an offshore wind test site thrown out by the UK's highest court.
Gamesa has won the deal to equip the 100MW Amazon Wind Farm US Central project being built in Ohio to supply the web shopping giant.
US lawmakers will by the end of the week vote on legislation that would offer five-year extensions to both the wind production tax credit (PTC) and solar investment tax credit (ITC), albeit with
Strong policy frameworks in the Latin American countries of Brazil, Mexico and Argentina have led to increased investment in renewable power over the past few years, and these nations' future targets
Vestas has acquired independent service provider UpWind Solutions, Inc.
Chinese power-systems specialist Henan Senyuan has started building a 1GW solar project in central China.
China's solar feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for 2016 will likely trigger a development rush in the first half of the coming year, as the new incentives are lower than initially expected, according to
Eurus Energy has completed a 51MW wind farm in northern Japan.
Iberdrola-backed Avangrid Inc., new owner of Iberdrola's 5.6GW of US wind assets, made its initial public offering Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, selling shares for $37.80.
AMSC shares soared to their highest level in more than six months after it announced a supply and manufacturing deal worth a potential $210m over the next three or four years with licensee Inox Wind
France's Ciel and Terre and local partner Sunlution have secured R$100m ($26m) from Brazilian federal power companies Chesf and Eletronorte to build and test 10MW of floating PV in Brazil over the
American Electric Power has made a commitment to develop at least 900MW of wind and solar projects over the next five years in Ohio as part a medium-term plan to diversify its generation supply and
Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has a new CEO, while owner Centerbridge Partners is "considering options that could...include capital market transactions" for the OEM.
The five-year extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC) being contemplated by US lawmakers would lead to an additional 25GW of solar capacity being added in the 2017-2021 period, according
Co-founder Fred Jung – who together with Matthias Willenbacher coined the name of Juwi by joining the first two letters of their family names – next year will step down chief executive of the German
The cost of Germany's Energiewende – its transformation into an economy largely powered by renewables – depends massively on future CO2 emission prices, a new study carried out by the Fraunhofer ISE
Trina Solar is splitting its downstream-focused System Business Unit (SBU) in two, following the departure of former divisional head Qi Lin.
Indian OEM Inox Wind has signed new deals with long-term wind technology supplier AMSC, including an agreement to work on the development of a 3MW turbine.
German utility E.ON and Korea's Samsung SDI have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate in the energy storage business, starting with battery projects in the US, Germany, the UK and the
The UK government announced steep cuts to small-scale renewable feed-in tariffs (FITs) – albeit in the case of the smallest solar deployments less drastic than feared – as the country's main PV
A Welsh tidal stream technology company has installed the country's first tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire.
Stephen Munday, managing director of Clean Energy Installations, recently held discussions with Chandhry Abdul Majid, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK), about solar photovoltaics (PV)
New Jersey's legislature has passed a bill that requires the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to approve a “qualified” wind project of no more than 25MW in state waters without a cost-benefit
Azure Power, a leading solar developer and generator in India, has filed preliminary paperwork to raise up to $100m through an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
The US House of Representatives and Senate on Friday approved a massive spending-and-tax package that includes five-year extensions of the wind PTC and solar ITC, giving the US renewables sector a
Recurrent Energy has arranged project financing and sold a 51% interest in the 200MW (ac) Garland solar facility in California to a subsidiary of utility holding company giant Southern Company.
Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is acquiring a 50% stake in wind O&M supplier NEM Solutions as part of its strategy to enhance turbine performance and streamline maintenance processes and
Swedish pension group AMF has signed a deal to buy a 49% stake in the 150MW Ormonde offshore wind farm off the UK from Swedish utility Vattenfall for GBP237m ($256m).
Turboden has announced the successful operation of an 6 MW geothermal power plant in Japan.
One of the largest photovoltaic plants in Europe is about to be powered up by MegaGroup.
E.ON, the energy supplier behind the Cranbrook and Skypark developments, has been chosen as the district heating provider for the new Monkerton residential and commercial development on the outskirts
Atlantis and ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited are teaming up to develop a joint portfolio of projects for the fast growing tidal sector.
Dominion Virginia Power has entered into a long-term -year off-take agreement for 110MW of PV with the State of Virginia, further sign that non-utility buyers are becoming a significant market for
A few days after the revision of Brazil's net-metering regulation, and before the government announced a new distributed power generation incentive plan, a researcher in the Federal University of
Newfoundland-based developer Beothuk Energy has unveiled plans for a 1GW, C$4bn ($2.86bn) wind farm off the southern coast of Nova Scotia that would export power to New England in the US via a 200
Ivanpah, the world's largest operational CSP plant, is at risk of defaulting on its PPA due to the project's underperformance, according to a press report.
Led by wind, renewable energy accounted for all new US utility-scale electric power generation capacity in October, according to the preliminary data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
GE Renewable Energy has finalized a deal to supply 43 wind turbines totaling 120MW plus a full services agreement for two projects in eastern France, the vendor's largest onshore sale in that nation.
The momentum growing within the US renewables industry and the global effort to combat climate change would not be lost were a Republican to win the US presidential election in 2016, predicts
Salesforce, the cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) company, seals a 40MW power purchase agreement with a developer of a wind farm in West Virginia.
German PV storage manufacturer Sonnen (previously called Sonnenbatterie) has started selling its battery-based products in the US.
A House of Lords committee has urged the UK government to be clearer about its renewable energy strategy and targets for 2030 in order to give investors the confidence to invest.
Bolivia plans to double its renewable energy share to 80% by 2030, up from about 39% in 2010, expanding sources including hydro, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal power.
Renewables in 2015 boosted their share of German electricity consumption to roughly a third, amid record wind additions and favourable weather conditions.
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German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured €1.4bn ($1.52bn) in financing that will help pay for its planned €785m acquisition of Spanish peer Acciona Windpower (AWP) and is tailored towards
Jordan has signed a deal with UAE-based developer Enviromena and Spanish EPC specialist TSK to build a 100MW PV plant.
The Russian authorities have awarded 365MW of solar, wind and hydroelectric capacity to prospective developers through 2019, in the country's third annual clean-energy auction.
A £2 million funding package has been announced to develop low carbon aviation fuels from captured CO2 and waste biomass.
Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to give the underperforming Ivanpah CSP plant in California another six months to improve its output, although the NRG Energy-owned project still faces an uncertain
Siemens is in talks with Beothuk Energy regarding a 180MW wind array off the west coast of Newfoundland but is not confirming involvement with another proposal by the Canadian developer, a 1GW
Avangrid – the recently launched, Iberdrola-backed US utility – will bring 746MW of new wind capacity online by the end of 2017, and build out as much of its 5.9GW pipeline as possible under the
Danish consultants COWI have landed a contract to design India's first offshore wind farm, to be sited off the coast of Gujarat.
SolarWorld, Europe's last-remaining large PV panel maker, has called upon Germany to follow the lead of the US, which just approved a five-year extension of tax credits for solar projects.
The gigawatts added during the UK's recent solar boom have for the first time taken PV level with onshore wind as the nation's biggest renewable source by capacity, according to provisional
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHET) and SP Energy Networks have for the first time transmitted electricity along the entire length of the 400kV Beauly to Denny power line between the
State-owned Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) has been ordered by a US court to pay more than $70m to developer Tang Energy for breaking the terms of their wind-energy joint venture, according
Congress has approved a five year extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit and the Investment Tax Credit.
National energy efficiency solutions provider, Anesco, is working with community energy company Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) on its latest scheme, which the company claims will substantially
SolarCity, the largest employer in the US solar industry, will cease all sales and installation activities in sunny Nevada after a decision by state regulators to dilute the economics of home solar
Stricken solar-thermal specialist Abengoa will get a short-term financial relief package from its creditors as it battles to stave off bankruptcy, said reports.
Industry body RenewableUK is predicting a busy year for offshore and onshore wind farm construction activity next year – but warned the latter sector is under severe threat of curtailment beyond 2016
UK insurer Legal & General has committed to a fund set up to back development of 270MW of onshore wind, becoming the latest finance group to steer its investment portfolio towards renewables.
UK infrastructure and energy company Elgar Middleton plans to lodge planning applications next year to develop up to six solar farms with a combined capacity of 60MW around Limerick in western
Italy-based global renewables giant Enel Green Power (EGP) cemented its plans to become a leading force in its domestic PV market as it finalised a joint venture with partner F2i.
The ACC Liverpool Group has installed 925 photovoltaic panels on the roof of its new exhibition centre, allowing the venue to generate its own renewable energy for the next 20 years, according to the
Siemens has received an order for the supply of key components for the Bibiyana South combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh.
Westar Energy, the largest utility in Kansas, signed off on a $435m capital investment that will see the 280MW Western Plains wind farm built in the state, and confirmed it will use Siemens turbines.
The climate agreement reached in Paris and the creation of the Global Solar Council are the catalysts for a new flow of investments in solar in Brazil, said the executive president of the Brazilian
Dutch plans for major offshore wind expansion face delays after the Netherlands parliament rejected proposals for the offshore grid, said network operator TenneT.
The global collaborative business initiative RE100 has passed a milestone as Coca-Cola Enterprises, BMW Group, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), Nordea Bank AB, Pearson PLC and Swiss
RenewableUK has highlighted official Government statistics which show the increasingly central role that wind is playing in the UK's energy mix.
Africa's most visited site, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, will be supplied with clean solar energy produced by 4.200 solar modules of German manufacturer SolarWorld.
German wind turbine maker Nordex installed its first-ever N131/3300 turbine at a commercial wind project, offering developers the chance to boost their output at low-wind sites.
Vestas has agreed to supply developer RES America Construction with 198MW of turbines for the Bluestem wind farm in the US state of Oklahoma.
New research from npower Business Solutions has revealed that a sizeable amount of British retailers are unaware of opportunities around demand side response, especially the upcoming transitional
SunEdison has acquired 33% ownership in a 336MW portfolio of operating PV plants from Dominion for $180m plus a working capital adjustment.
Vestas said the 117MW Metsälä wind project in Finland has placed the first order for its V136-3.45 MW turbine.
The Indian government has unveiled a near eightfold increase to 50bn rupees ($753m) in its five-year support for residential and social rooftop solar installations.
China will install at least 15GW of solar and 20GW of wind capacity in 2016, according to a statement this week by the National Energy Administration (NEA).
China Three Gorges Corp. will acquire a 49% stake in a 598MW portfolio of EDP Renováveis-owned wind projects in Poland and Italy, continuing its regular investments into EDPR assets stemming from the
Siemens is planning to build a turbine blade factory in the Moroccan city of Tangier after being part of a successful bid in the country's 850MW wind power tender, said a local official.
Vestas is investigating the collapse of a V112 3MW turbine in Sweden – the first such incident involving one of its MW-class machines.
The founder and chairman of Hanergy Thin Film Power (HTF) has sold a 6% stake in the troubled company to an undisclosed investor, according to filings on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería have signed an EPC deal with units of Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) under which they will construct 80MW of wind capacity in Costa Rica.
Upsolar has announced the completion of a 25-system, 200 kWp solar energy project across OPH Thionville, a series of social housing units in Thionville, France.
Siemens has been awarded orders for three onshore wind projects in Scotland, supplying up to 50,000 households in South and North Ayrshire and Lockerbie.
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Korean construction group Hanwha E&C is pressing ahead with its first wind development, a 76MW project that will use Vestas turbines, said the Danish OEM.
Hanergy Holding has said that its chairman's recent disposal of a 6% stake in group unit Hanergy Thin Film Power (HTF) was solely driven by the company's ongoing debt-financing efforts.
A former military training centre in Lynow, Germany, has been converted into a 1.56 MW PV plant.
This summer, San Francisco-based Pattern Development will switch on one of the largest solar projects ever built in Latin America, the 122MW Conejo in Chile's Atacama Desert, then sell a large chunk
Teesside-based wholesale energy experts EnAppSys has teamed up with The Crown Estate on the power sector's first interactive offshore wind electricity map.
Smart meters are gaining traction in the emerging nations of Asia Pacific, whereas deployment is slowing down in North America, according to a new market study by Future Market Insights.
Germany's plans to change the way it authorises and pays for wind and solar power will have lasting repercussions in Europe's largest renewables market — and across the continent.
Offshore wind is an industry that's “about ready to happen” in the United States, Vestas Americas president Chris Brown tells Recharge.
A new housing project in Anchorage has been designed to generate electricity and heat from solar energy.
In a land with the transformational renewable-energy aspirations of India, Ravi Kailas' ambitions are proportionately impressive.
UK wind had a record year in 2015, with new National Grid figures showing that onshore and offshore wind farms supplied their largest ever amounts of electricity to industrial and domestic
TBEA Xinjiang New Energy and China Development Bank New Energy Science and Technology have agreed to jointly develop and build 290MW of PV capacity.
After years of bankruptcies and retrenchment across the solar manufacturing sector, most major players are once again profitable and expanding their production capacities to prepare for the expected
Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) and the Russian Energy Agency (REA) have agreed to jointly develop utility-scale solar arrays in India through 2022, starting with a 500MW pilot project.
Reducing the cost of offshore wind is the industry's number one business challenge.
With COP21 behind us and implementation of the Paris Agreement at the top of the international agenda, the wind sector is understandably upbeat.
The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has launched a campaign to show how expanding wind energy could vastly reduce Ireland's reliance on expensive fossil fuel imports.
Arturo Herrero, JinkoSolar's chief strategy officer, and a stalwart at the Chinese solar giant since its 2010 initial public offering, has left the company.
Enel Green Power (EGP) has sold stakes worth a total of $74m in 435MW of US wind power to GE, deepening the North American renewables alliance the two companies forged last year.
Dong UK chairman Brent Cheshire said the offshore wind giant now has the policy clarity needed to commit to major new investment in Britain's waters.
German utility E.ON today said it begins 2016 “liberated from compromises” as a business fully-focused on renewables and networks, as it separated from newly-created fossil power operation Uniper.
An all-renewables-powered energy system stretching over Russia and Central Asia would be "achievable and economically viable" by 2030, according to a new study from Finland's Lappeenranta University
Czech utility CEZ has linked with investment group Aquila Capital to advance a “triple-digit-million euro” wind portfolio in Germany.
SES Techcom Services and SOLARKIOSK AG have announced that they have entered into a two-year partnership to deliver high-quality connectivity to communities worldwide.
Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería have signed an EPC contract with Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME) to build four wind farms with a total capacity of 80 MW in Costa Rica.
No other power company in Europe will be more in the spotlight than E.ON this year.
When Pakistan set out to build its first utility-scale PV project, the country certainly wasn't lacking in ambition.
United Photovoltaics is seeking HK$500m ($64.5m) in compensation from Hareon Solar Technology on claims it breached the conditions of a 930MW solar investment deal.
The Danish government wants the wind sector to play a key part in closer trade ties with Iran once sanctions against the latter are lifted, according to reports from Tehran.
Longyuan has installed the first 16MW of a planned 400MW offshore wind farm in southeastern China.
A US-Swiss R&D team has set a new world record for converting non-concentrated sunlight into electricity using an innovative hybrid solar cell.
Toronto-based Forum Equity Partners will provide $200m in funding to privately owned United Wind, which leases smaller wind turbines for distributed generation to farmers and other rural customers.
At the end of the fourth quarter this year, GE technicians are due to commission five 6MW turbines in Rhode Island state waters, thus completing the first offshore wind farm in North America.
Solar developer Recurrent Energy has closed financing for the 75MW (ac) Astoria 2 PV project under construction in California, expanding its commercial relationship with GE Energy Financial Services
A year ago, US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in New Delhi with a handful of the world's most powerful business leaders. Among them were the heads of Disney, Tata
Environmental measurement specialist Vaisala will join local power utilities to carry out a study of wind potential in the US Southeast – a region it says has so far “remained almost entirely
On Saturday, 12 December 2015, I witnessed an event that nothing else in human history comes close to in terms of scale and stakes.
Senate Bill 350 doesn't sound like a dramatic title for a piece of legislation. But it will have dramatic effects.
Lower feed-in tariff (FIT) support for newly-installed wind this year and next are casting a "dark shadow" over the sector, Austrian wind power federation IG Windkraft claims, and will lead to a lull
Support for German PV installations under the old feed-in tariff (FIT) based system again will remain unchanged for the next three months as fresh installations stayed well below a government-set
RenewableUK has highlighted new official statistics from National Grid which show that 2015 was a record year for wind energy generation.
The centre of wind innovation is shifting eastward. Far eastward.
Utility SSE and Irish forestry group Coillte will press on with the 105MW second stage of the Galway Wind Park after securing €176m ($191m) of financing – a deal they say is the largest yet for a
Delhi power distributor BSES plans to procure 700MW of renewable electricity via a reverse auction that it claims will be the biggest private sector-led process of its type yet seen in India.
Chinese energy policy through to 2020 is set to be spelled out in the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (13FYP), which is due to be finalised at the National People's Congress in Beijing on 14 March and
Yingli Green Energy has regained compliance with the New York Stock Exchange's (NYSE) listing requirements via a reverse stock split.
General Electric will supply 1GW of latest model 4MW Fully Fed LV3 wind converters to Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment (Sewind) that the vendor will use in its turbines for projects off the
Renewables mandates in 29 US states and the District of Columbia have a strong, positive impact on the national economy, improve air quality, reduce water use and save consumers money, according to a
It is hard to believe that a global emissions deal would have succeeded in Paris without the commitment of the planet's second-largest carbon emitter, the US.
SolarCity has eliminated 550 jobs in Nevada and will shut down the huge training centre it opened less than two months ago in Las Vegas in response to the state's decision to slash the amount home
This may turn out to be a landmark year for clean-energy finance, in no small part due to the contribution of the world's largest investment bank, Goldman Sachs.
The Dutch wind industry had a record year in 2015, adding 535MW of additional capacity with 153 turbines installed, according to the Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA).
Vestas says a failure of bolting between tower sections is the likely cause of the collapse of one of its 3MW turbines in Sweden.
Winning bids from the 204MW third round of Germany's pilot PV tenders that ended in December 2015 will receive €80 ($86) per megawatt hour, a lower rate than winning bids from the first two tendering
France-based developer and IPP Voltalia has unveiled plans to create one of the largest wind power clusters in Brazil following commissioning of its latest project in the country's Rio Grande do
Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 22 V112-3.45 MW turbines from Hanwha E&C, one of the largest development and construction firms in Korea.
Vaisala has announced that it is partnering with Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) members Southern Company and Santee Cooper to evaluate the growth of wind energy within the utilities' core
We've all started to get back to reality after the momentous events of COP21 in Paris and the unprecedented global agreement to tackle climate change.
Nordex chief financial officer Bernard Schäferbarthold will leave the German wind turbine manufacturer at the end of this year, the company said in a statement to financial markets.
General Electric's 1GW converter supply deal with Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment (Sewind) — part of its fresh push into the global offshore wind market, following its recent acquisition of
The world's largest offshore wind developer, Dong Energy, is set to raise billions of Danish krone this year in an initial public offering (IPO) and invest the proceeds in renewables expansion.
Duke Energy's Indiana unit has requested regulatory approval to locate a 17MW (ac) PV facility at a US Navy support base located 40 miles southwest of Bloomington.
Johns Hopkins University has contracted with Direct Energy to purchase all the electricity from a planned 13.6MW PV facility for its East Baltimore campus, among the largest medical complex off-take
Saudi Arabia has signed a contract to build a 120MW PV module factory — the country's first.
The Paris climate agreement will turbo-charge the multi-trillion-dollar investment flight from fossil-fuel companies and assets in 2016 — with more of that cash finding a home in the clean-energy
Sunrun, the third largest player in the US rooftop solar market, joined the parade of solar companies walking away from Nevada in response to the scrapping of the state's net-metering programme,
GE will move fast this year to translate its acquisition of Alstom's power and grid business into significant growth in global wind markets.
The rapid rise in German renewable energy production has boosted electricity exports instead of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Europe's biggest economy, an analysis by Agora Energiewende
Renewable Energy Systems has this week announced its first UK contract to build and support a battery energy storage system.
GE Power Conversion has signed a deal with Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment Co., Ltd. (Sewind), to provide Sewind's offshore wind turbines with its latest 4MW LV3 wind converters.
Siemens has secured an order for 53 MW at the Blackcraig Hill onshore wind power plant in Scotland.
Non-utility procurement of wind and solar energy will surge to record levels in the US in 2016, led by multinational corporations that are using their market clout to also help drive demand in
Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has taken a "significant" indirect stake in Centrotherm as part of a deal in which Solarpark Blautal bought 80% of the German solar toolmaker.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, who finds himself uncomfortably at the centre of the state's collapsing rooftop solar industry, says he will not attempt to reverse or water down a recent ruling by
London Array — the world's biggest operational offshore wind farm — has set a record for output in a calendar month.
Johns Hopkins has announced a new solar project that will produce affordable and reliable solar energy to power to its facilities.
BSES has announced plans to procure approximately 700 MW of ‘green' energy, set to be the largest private sector ‘green' bid in India under the MNRE guidelines.
Lightsource Renewable Energy connected 23 new sites in December totalling more than 100MW of new capacity.
Cubico Sustainable Investment, a London-based investment firm, will buy 392MW of operating wind assets in Brazil for R$2bn ($493m) from local developer Casa dos Ventos, as part of a drive to increase
Wind turbine gearbox specialist Moventas is starting delivery of its new life-extending replacement concept, the XL (Extra Life), into Siemens' fleet of 2.3MW turbines in the US.
Hildegard Müller will leave her post as head of Germany's energy and water industry association BDEW in order to join RWE Group on May 1, where she will take on a role on a board of one of the
Scotland's wind output hit record levels last year, generating enough power to meet the needs of 97% of Scottish homes.
The absorption of Enel Green Power (EGP) by parent utility Enel was today approved at a shareholders' meeting of the Italian renewables giant.
Wind produced the cheapest electricity across Spain last year compared to other forms of power generation, according to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE).
British renewables industry association RenewableUK has named Hugh McNeal – currently a senior official at the UK's energy department – as its new CEO.
The Agora Energiewende think-tank has presented a proposal for Germany to exit all coal and lignite power generation by 2040 after reaching a broad national consensus on the issue similar to the
Indian wind group Suzlon has announced a 197MW turbine order and long-term O&M deal in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
London Array has set a new record for the amount of clean electricity produced by an offshore wind farm in a single calendar month.
Grupo Clavijo and Brafer have signed an agreement that will provide developers, installers and EPC contractors with access to advanced technology in fixed structures and solar trackers for their
OCI Solar Power, the Texas-based subsidiary of South Korea's OCI Corp., has invested in its first PV project in Mexico, Recharge can reveal.
The US solar workforce expanded by 20% last year, reaching nearly 209,000 jobs, despite a modest decline in the PV manufacturing sector, according to a new report.
Dominion Virginia Power plans to invest $700m for new solar generation in its operating region through 2020 to help meet a surge in forecast electricity demand.
The acquisition of 392MW of operating wind in Brazil is part of Cubico Sustainable Investments' plans to double the value of its invested assets to $4bn over the next five years, including renewable
The first stage of the world's largest wind farm — 1.5GW of an eventual 3GW — is expected to get the go-ahead from the US government this year, together with approval for an unprecedented 725-mile
Global infrastructure fund I Squared Capital has acquired Chicago-based Lincoln Clean Energy, a renewables developer best known for its wind projects in Texas.
When the history of renewable energy is written, a 13MW PV project on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean may be seen as a key moment in fossil fuels losing their inherent advantages.
New wind installations in Austria dipped last year, and wind energy association IG Windkraft expects a further decline in 2016 due to insufficient support.
German conglomerate BayWa has bought a 375MW domestic wind project portfolio from compatriot developer Juwi for an undisclosed sum.
Struggling Chinese PV group Yingli Solar plans to open a module factory in Thailand under a joint venture with local developer Demeter Corporation.
Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet.dk is bringing in Lloyd's Register (LR) to measure underwater "sound propagation" at the site of the 400MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm's
About 300MW of new PV capacity was installed across Switzerland in 2015, stagnating from 2014 and not nearly enough given the country's decision to phase out nuclear power within the next 20 years,
Danish energy group Danske Commodities has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to manage 50% of the output from the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland's Moray Firth.
Chinese turbine makers have been angling to expand outside their home market for some time, but this year, one of these OEMs looks set to make a breakthrough.
Chinese PV group Trina Solar and Spain-based developer Grenergy Renovables have formed a joint venture to build solar plants in Chile, said a statement from the latter.
India is on track to commission up to 4.8GW of utility-scale solar capacity in 2016, up 140% from the 2GW installed in 2015, according to Bridge to India.
It is a surreal sight. The deep blue lake stretches as far as the eye can see, yet is higher than the patchwork farmland around it. In the barely bobbing waves, close to the water's edge, stands a
Renusol has agreed to supply its innovative solutions for mounting photovoltaic modules on roofs to South African wholesaler Lumax Energy.
Siemens has been awarded an order from Westar Energy, Inc. to supply, support install and provide service for 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm project to be located near Spearville,
Canadian Solar, Goldwind, Suntech and Juwi Renewable Energy are among 22 companies vying for AUD$100m ($69.4m) of state funding to develop 766MW of utility-scale PV capacity.
RWE Innogy's operating profit more than doubled in 2015 as its parent utility prepares to boost its wind and solar activities with a new listed subsidiary.
Canada added 1.5GW of new wind capacity in 2015, with Siemens supplying turbines that accounted for roughly half of that capacity, according to new figures from the Canadian Wind Energy Association.
Wind and PV crept closer together today when Indian turbine group Suzlon unveiled its much-anticipated debut in the solar sector with 210MW of projects in the state of Telangana.
US industrial giant GE will cut up to 6,500 jobs in Europe over the next two years as it integrates the Alstom units it acquired last year, it emerged today.
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and WindEnergy Hamburg, the leading global wind power trade fair, are extending their biennial co-operation through to the end of the decade.
A unit of Korean giant LG today announced plans to triple PV cell production capacity in its home country.
Scotland would triple its clean-energy generation and source 50% of its power, heat and transport needs from renewables under an ambitious new 2030 goal proposed by Scottish Renewables – with
UK solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy completed 23 new ground-mounted sites in the UK in December, totalling more than 100MW of additional capacity.
The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) and Japan Wind Development (JWD) have revealed plans to set up a ¥50bn ($423.3m) fund to help finance the construction of up to 200MW of wind capacity.
The Indonesian government plans to set up an electric utility that will only generate power from renewable sources, according to local media reports.
GlobalData has revealed that China was the world's leading market across a number of renewable energy technologies in 2015 and helped to drive global renewable installed capacity to an estimated
Denmark's wind turbines in 2015 generated the equivalent of 42.1% of the nation's power consumption – setting a new world record – said transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet.dk.
Spanish wind group Gamesa is to supply 98MW of turbines to two Chinese onshore wind farms, one of which at 3,400 metres above sea level will use machines custom-configured for high altitudes.
Spain has taken the initial step towards reviving its beleaguered wind industry, holding its first renewables auction yesterday.
The acquisition of UpWind Solutions a month ago will "jump-start" Vestas' business as a provider of wind O&M services to third-party turbines in North America, says Vestas Americas president Chris
Indian wind group Suzlon received a boost today when its lenders sanctioned an extra $344m for working capital to allow it to meet its “sizeable order backlog and pipeline”.
The Paris Agreement that followed COP21 ensured an upbeat end to 2015 for the global clean energy sector, but investment figures hot off the press from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggest the
Francesco Starace is promising nothing short of a “revolution” at Enel this year as Italy's biggest utility adopts a groundbreaking business model that moves it decisively away from fossil fuels.
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Developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) said it has finished building the 64MW La Jacinta PV plant in Uruguay – the country's first utility-scale solar array and one of the largest regional
Spanish win group Gamesa continued its push into Indian solar by securing its second order in the sector, a 23MW deal in the state of Telangana.
Clean energy enjoyed record investment and capacity installations in 2015 as the sector shrugged off a string of potential obstacles, said Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
International insurance company, Allianz, has signed an acquisition agreement with the wind power company, OX2, for six wind turbines at Jouttikallio in Lapua, Finland.
Renewables generated nearly as much electricity as nuclear sources in the UK during 2015, prompting the continued fall in power supply from coal-fired power stations, according to the latest report
Avantha Group Company CG has been awarded a contract to provide power transformers and Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) for the Kriegers Flak wind farm project in the Baltic Sea.
China's SPI Energy, the solar developer that has remade itself as a “global green energy Internet company”, will list American depositary shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market next week, as it looks to
Shunfeng International Clean Energy, the Hong Kong-listed owner of Wuxi Suntech that is in the midst of overhauling its business model, warned that its consolidated profit may fall by 90% this year.
Gamesa has won the latest round of its legal battle with fellow wind OEM Enercon over alleged patent breaches of the latter's ‘Storm Control' technology, leaving the German company facing having to
Spain has taken the first step towards reviving its beleaguered clean-energy industry with the award of 700MW of renewable power, including 500MW of wind, in its first ever auction.
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) has announced plans to back the development of 270MW of offshore wind capacity at two separate sites in northern Japan through
Vestas secured a 15-year extension to the service contracts it holds on 570MW of capacity within NRG Yield's Alta Wind complex, the largest wind farm on the North American continent.
Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES) said wind turbine maker Alstom – now a unit of GE – will regain its local content accreditation in March when a six-month suspension period expires.
Germany installed a staggering 2.38GW in offshore wind capacity in 2015, but the growth off its coasts is set to slow in 2016 as much of the record additions last year were due to catch-up effects,
5 MINUTES with Marco Graziano of Vestas Mediterranean.
German wind OEM Enercon told Recharge it is “more than confident” of winning an appeal in Spain's Supreme Court, despite its latest setback in a legal battle with Gamesa over turbine technology
The Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA) has released preliminary data indicating that China installed 30.5GW of wind capacity in 2015 — up 31.5% from the 23.2GW added a year earlier — but an
As India announced it had passed 5GW of installed solar capacity and will soon be tendering for 18GW, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) put its weight behind a 750MW ‘ultra-mega'
Global GDP will rise roughly 1.1% if renewables account for 36% of the world's energy mix by 2030, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said this week.
Gamesa has received a new order in India from renewable energy developer New Era Enviro for the development of 23 MW of solar power capacity across three projects located in the state of Telangana.
Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) has announced the opening of an office in São Paulo and the acquisition of two wind farm complexes from Casa dos Ventos.
Germany's RWE Innogy has cancelled or put on ice UK onshore wind farm projects worth around £1bn ($1.4bn) following last year's government subsidy cuts to renewable energy.
Interest in Solar Energy Corp. of India's (SECI) tender for 500MW of PV capacity in the state of Maharashtra has been underwhelming, according to research firm Bridge to India.
The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could slash water use by 16%, create 200,000 jobs and save 400 million barrels of oil by 2030 by expediting the development of renewables,
SPI Energy aims to become the “Uber of green energy” by linking retail investors in China with distributed PV projects in need of finance and other clean-energy products, chairman Xiaofeng Peng said
First Solar has signed agreements with electric utility Southern California Edison to deliver 500MW (ac) of power from four PV projects under development in Arizona, California and Nevada.
Vestas inaugurated its Brazil nacelle plant to supply 376MW of firm orders by 2017, amid talks of export opportunities.
Twenty Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) representing countries neighbouring the North and Irish Seas have released a manifesto calling for a North Sea offshore grid.
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has unveiled a ten-year plan committing to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $10bn of financing to the clean energy sector.
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced up to $220 million in new funding for a consortium of DOE national laboratories and partners to support research into modernizing the US
Data centres owned by Yandex in Mäntsälä, Southern Finland are being used to heat the city's water supply.
Wind surpassed nuclear to become the third largest generation source in the main Texas electricity market in 2015, the largest and among the fastest growing in the US.
Apex Clean Energy, the Virginia-based developer, has finalised a deal that will see it selling 65.8MW of Texas wind and solar power to the US Army over nearly three decades for consumption at Fort
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has agreed to buy leading European independent service provider Availon for €88m ($95.9m) in cash, in a bid to further strengthen its O&M business just a month
Poland added a record 1.3GW in new wind capacity last year as developers raced to complete wind farms before a change to the country's renewables support scheme kicks in, according to data from
Governor Chris Christie exercised a "pocket veto" to effectively kill Senate Bill 2711 which would have required the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to allow Fishermen's Energy to re-apply
Italian utility Enel said its Enel Green Power (EGP) renewables unit will be the biggest beneficiary of a $1bn finance and co-operation pact with China.
General Electric hauled in 1.4GW of orders for new wind turbines last month, including a previously unannounced deal to supply the 230MW Horse Creek project in Texas, capping a blockbuster year for
Europe's wind industry has sharply criticised the Spanish government over last week's 700MW renewables auction – which included 500MW of wind – as being too small to satisfy demand, and warned it
Germany's renewable energy federation BEE said it is supporting a proposal by energy minister Sigmar Gabriel to convene a round table on an exit from coal and lignite in Europe's largest economy.
A misplaced emphasis on the capital cost of energy storage systems (ESS) is skewing perception about their real value, the World Energy Council says.
Brazilian wind developers may take over some transmission line projects controlled by troubled renewables group Abengoa, according to reports.
Siemens' 7MW offshore wind turbine has received final type certification ahead of schedule to meet increasingly demanding industry timelines, said awarding body DNV GL.
Brazil will install 4GW of new wind power capacity by the end of 2016, breaking the record 2.7GW added last year, said its national wind association.
Vattenfall plans to start construction of its first UK solar power project later this month, generating first power by March this year.
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received two new orders in China for the supply of a total of 98 MW to two developments.
The newly-formed GE Renewable Energy division made its debut as a standalone business in a tough set of quarterly results for the US industrial giant, which is undergoing big changes amid what its
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has boosted its stake in Scotland's 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project after buying a further 10% from utility SSE.
The previously uncharted wreck of a World War 1 German submarine was discovered during site investigations at the East Anglia offshore wind zone off eastern England, developer ScottishPower said.
Within a few years grid-scale battery storage paired with large wind and solar projects will become a commercially significant part of Enel Green Power's business, the company tells Recharge.
Investment in Taiwan's fledgling offshore wind sector could hit NT$2.5bn ($74.3m) in 2016, with annual installations set to eventually reach 300MW in the years ahead, the government said this week.
Kyocera has started building a 13.7MW solar array — the world's largest floating PV project — on a reservoir in eastern Japan.
A US federal court has ruled that President Barack Obama's landmark plan to reduce power plant CO2 emissions can advance while it weighs legal challenges brought by dozens of opponents.
A bipartisan wind energy group comprised of 20 US state governors will now pair its advocacy work with solar as well, underscoring the growing role of solar in the nation's generation mix.
New York signed off on a $5bn Clean Energy Fund to be deployed over the coming decade, as the state looks to become a global hub for renewable energy innovation and deployment.
Envision Energy, the Chinese wind group, will establish a blade innovation centre in Boulder, Colorado, to be led by Kevin Standish – formerly chief engineer of blades at Siemens Wind in the US.
Vestas led turbine installations in France last year as 1.07GW of new wind power was added across the country, pushing its accumulated wind capacity to 10.3GW, industry federation France Energie
Aerospace and defence contractor QinetiQ has been tapped by the French government to carry out radar impact assessment work on new wind farm applications, as part of an attempt to “break the
Under pressure from the solar industry and consumer groups, Nevada regulators will reconsider their recent decision to slash the payouts received by existing owners of home solar systems for the
Vestas wants to capitalise on the very healthy profit margins available in the growing global O&M business and regain customer satisfaction in the key German service market following its €88m
Heads of state agreed to save the world in Paris, and solar is seen as central to the solution. This is good news, but now it needs to be translated into action.
Ikea has made its latest foray into the renewables sector with an agreement to buy a 42MW project in northern Finland.
Gothaer Leben Renewables – a unit of German insurance group Gothaer – has entered the equity base of the 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind project as a co-investor, developer Wpd said.
US solar power-producer sPower said it has signed a 1GW module supply deal with China's JinkoSolar to help fulfil its 2016 expansion plans.
The Clean Energy Council has congratulated its members AGL and First Solar on the launch of the large-scale solar power plants in Broken Hill and Nyngan, which have doubled the amount of large-scale
SMA Solar Technology AG has announced plans to launch a new high-voltage battery compatible inverter for private households.
Exosun has been selected by Phoenix Solar and Millennium Energy Industries to equip three photovoltaic power plants in Jordan with its tracking technology.
Plans for the construction of a solar power plant in Grand Bara in southern Djibouti are now underway.
Led by China and the US, the world added 59GW of PV generation capacity in 2015, a 34% year on year surge, according to new figures from GTM Research.
Workers at the 737MW Alto Sertão 3 wind complex being built by Brazilian renewables developer Renova Energia in the state of Bahia are preparing to go on strike in what they say is a bid to avoid
The chaos continues at SunEdison, with Francisco “Pancho” Perez, the company's chief operating officer and executive vice president, and Steve Tesoriere, an activist investor on SunEdison's board of
Ecotricity has submitted a planning application for a Green Gas Mill at Sparsholt College – a partnership that will inject £60 million into the local economy, according to the company. As part of the
Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced the completion of constructing the 150 megawatt (MW) Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge in Benton County, Indiana, which is now fully operational.
In a surprise move, NV Energy, the Nevada utility that pressed regulators to eliminate the state's net energy metering system, came out in favour of allowing existing PV systems to continue to
With the news that SunEdison's planned joint venture with Spain's Gamesa may be set to unravel, some may sense the baby going out with the bathwater.
Wind will supply 2% of the world's energy and nearly 10% of its electricity in 2040, while solar and biofuels will also show rapid but lesser growth over the next 25 years, according to ExxonMobil.
Juwi Renewable Energies FZCO, the Dubai-based unit for the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region of German developer Juwi, has appointed Dirk Holzrichter and Ronald Saade as new joint chief executives
EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) ramped up its ambitions in the fast-growing Indian renewables market by acquiring a 50% stake in a local wind developer and announcing an immediate 142MW of projects.
A planned 1GW joint venture between Spanish wind OEM Gamesa and global development giant SunEdison is the latest deal involving the latter to come under scrutiny, as Gamesa today confirmed
Family-run business Allpress Farms is reaping high-energy rewards from a move into anaerobic digestion.
The installed capacity of solar power in India has crossed the milestone of 5,000 MW.
The UK government must deliver clearer leadership and a more stable policy environment or risk jeopardising energy security, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) warns.
With 2GW of solar power and 517MW of wind under construction, Chile's Renewable Energy Association (Acera) believes that it is feasible for the country to reach 100% renewables by 2050.
The UK is facing an “electricity supply crisis” with the demand for power likely to outstrip supply by up to 55% by 2025, warns the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
The state government of Bahia, in northeastern Brazil, says it is confident that labour disputes between workers and subcontractors of Renova Energia for the construction of the 737MW Alto Sertão 3
David Einhorn, a well-known US hedge fund manager, has strengthened his influence over SunEdison after losing big on it in 2015, and may push for major changes at the renewables giant – including a
French investment fund Ardian and Norwegian renewable energy company Finnmark Kraft will build and operate a 51.8MW onshore wind farm in northern Norway using Vestas turbines.
Developer Mainstream Renewable Power is in home-stretch discussions with a group led by US-headquartered utility InterGen to take the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NNG) wind power project in the Scottish
Businesses increasingly view themselves as “global activists” able to play a key role in meeting the world's biggest challenges such as climate change, says a major new UN-backed study.
Dong Energy will keep its oil and gas exploration & production (E&P) operation as it pursues a planned initial public offering (IPO), with revenues from the fossil division funding future investments
Nordex has signed a framework agreement for delivery of 216MW to projects in Finland during 2016 and 2017.
Profits fell at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables amid an otherwise very positive first quarter of the group's 2016 financial year, as revenue was dragged down "due in part to timing effects related
The UK Government's policy to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025, combined with the retirement of the majority of the UK's ageing nuclear fleet and growing electricity demand will leave the
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the New York State Public Service Commission's approval of a 10-year, $5 billion Clean Energy Fund to accelerate the growth of New York's clean energy economy.
Steelmaker Gerdau, conglomerate Sumitomo and wind-turbine manufacturer Japan Steel Works (JSW) have agreed to jointly manufacture components for wind turbine towers in Brazil from 2017.
Yieldco 8point3 Energy Partners reported a fiscal fourth quarter $8.6m net loss on $4m revenue, saying that results were negatively impacted by a 30-delay in the 108MW (ac) Quinto PV project reaching
Acciona and Vestas set corporate records for US wind turbine capacity installation in 2015, as the Danish giant, General Electric and Siemens dominated the market with a combined 88% share, according
The United States added 8,598MW of new wind capacity in 2015, its third largest tally in history, as the US market rolls into 2016 with a head of steam following the recent multi-year extension of
Corporate funding in the global wind sector hit $15.4bn last year – a new record – up from $11.8bn in 2014, said consultancy Mercom Capital.
Chicago-based Invenergy says it has signed a 225 MW wind power off-take deal with Google that will help support the Internet giant's data center operations in the US.
In a decision with implications for distributed PV and energy storage, the US Supreme Court this week upheld a rule supporting the growing demand response sector, which offers businesses the chance
2015 was another bumper year for onshore wind in Germany with 3.54GW in net capacity additions, but industry groups warned that varying annual expansion volumes under a future tendering system are
Fifty of the most influential figures in the global renewable energy sector have gathered in Norway for Recharge's biennial Thought Leaders Summit.
Siemens has won an order to supply, install and commission 10 of its 4MW turbines for Finland's first near-shore wind farm in a sign that offshore technology is moving into colder-climate regions.
The Spanish wind industry labelled 2015 its “darkest year” after not a single megawatt of capacity was added to the country's turbine fleet.
The report, which focuses on battery technologies, also provides analysis of a range of electricity storage applications as investment propositions, together with figures on the level of deployment
With business booming in the US, Vestas has contracted with EVRAZ to supply steel plate from Oregon that it will utilize to manufacture wind turbine structural towers at a plant in Colorado.
California's distributed PV industry cheered a key regulatory decision on Thursday that will allow the state's home solar customers to continue clocking the full retail rate for the excess power they
Developer Invenergy and Hydro-Quebec are ready to deliver up to 400MW of clean energy to three New England states via the proposed Vermont Green Line transmission project under development by Anbaric
Large wind and solar projects will be cost-competitive with gas by the time the recently extended wind production tax credit (PTC) and solar investment tax credit (ITC) expire again, NextEra Energy
5 MINUTES with Mohammed Atif of DNV GL and MESIA
UK developer Solarcentury has developed, constructed and sold the Calvörde 4.7MW solar farm in Germany's Sachsen-Anhalt state, underpinning its European expansion and completing the first PV array
Electricity Storage Network believes the storage industry is currently being restricted by lack of clarity on its classification from the government.
Siemens has broken their own world record during a test run of their equipment at the 'Fortuna' combined cycle power plant.
Units of Iberdrola's newly launched Avangrid and Canada's Emera have proposed building transmission infrastructure that would link 1.2GW of as-yet-unbuilt wind power in northern Maine with southern
The largest US industry group has called on elected officials to advance policies in 2016 that support an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy for the nation that include measures to enhance deployment
Chile's environmental agency SEA has given the go-ahead for part of a planned solar-hydro complex in the northern Atacama desert region, where PV power will be used to pump sea water into a
Indian wind group Suzlon narrowed its losses and increased its orders in its financial third quarter.
Sonnen, the German energy storage company, is intensifying its push into the growing US solar-plus-storage market, announcing a series of marketing and technology partnerships and opening a new
Scatec Solar, the ambitious Norway-based solar developer, swelled its installed PV base by 75% in 2015, to 383MW, and expects to add more than 1GW over the next three years – with most of the new
It's early days – one Spanish newspaper report and a brief bulletin to the Madrid stock exchange – but already there's the sense that after a Christmas break, the wind OEM M&A bandwagon is rolling
Shares in Gamesa leapt this morning on reports that German industrial giant Siemens is preparing a bid for the Spanish wind group.
German PV inverter maker SMA Solar Technology is forecasting a considerable increase in profits before interest and taxes (Ebit) to €80-120m ($87-131m) this year amid an increase digitalisation and a
SoloPower Systems has announced the completion of its first commercial-scale deployment in South Africa.
German-based SFC Energy has received an order for 58 EFOY Pro direct methanol fuel cell systems, which will be installed to provide reliable power for surveillance systems used by the French Ministry
THEnergy and SolarPower Europe have teamed up to identify some key opportunities for solar companies to tap the potential of the mining sector for solar development.
Siemens has been awarded its first commercial offshore wind order from Finland.
The world added 62GW of new wind capacity in 2015, a year on year rise of 25%, thanks to an astounding 29GW of additions in China, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
As Siemens and Gamesa discuss a possible tie-up, there are potential upsides for both parties in the key wind-power growth markets of Latin America.
Solar's ascent over the past decade has been remarkable.
Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of US utility giant Southern Company, indicated it will continue its steady if unspectacular push into renewables, asking state regulators to sign off on another
A utility-scale PV project will spearhead Jujuy's ambiiton of becoming Argentina's "solar province".
Indian wind group Suzlon has opened a Blade Science Centre in Denmark, hiring a senior figure from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to head-up the new research facility.
Europe's largest PV panel maker SolarWorld according to preliminary figures has exceeded its 2015 shipment and revenue forecasts, and expects to return to an operating profit this year amid rising
The Dutch and Danish transmission system operators, TenneT and Energinet.dk, have awarded an order to Siemens and Prysmian to supply a subsea 700MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) 'Cobra' link
Gamesa has confirmed that it is in talks with Siemens over a potential merger in the wind sector.
Japanese thin-film PV specialist Solar Frontier told Recharge it was “open to considering” merger proposals, as it found itself dragged into an apparent battle for control of compatriot electronics
Building wind farms in remote icy regions where temperatures can drop below minus 40°C hardly seems an appealing prospect for developers.
Kyocera's group net profit fell 19.6% to ¥59.5bn ($490.7m) in the nine months to the end of December, as its applied ceramics unit's sales fell 6.1% year on year to ¥177.8bn, largely due to lower
It is one of the most important things to ever happen to the US wind and solar industries — and almost nobody saw it coming.
According to a recent report from Navigant Research, global revenue from solar PV installations is expected to total more than $1.2 trillion from 2015 to 2024.
A new report from Navigant Research has analyzed wind energy development policies in 42 countries, with rankings for current policy stability, past performance, sector potential, and economic
Developers proposed vast amounts of new renewables capacity in Maine this week as part of a bidding process underway in New England, including more than 750MW of wind from SunEdison and more than
Should Siemens acquire Gamesa, the transaction is unlikely to become a game changer for the German industrial giant in North America, the world's second largest wind turbine market.
After hitting a record $42.4bn in 2015, global issuance of green bonds could blow past the $50bn mark in 2016, as they gain steam in key renewables markets in developing economies like China and
Governments and private investors pledged $20bn for green-energy R&D at the Paris climate summit. But how do politicians, NGOs, investors and the renewables industry ensure that this investment is
Led by the utility-scale market, US solar installations will surge 60% this year to reach a record 15GW, with further growth expected in years ahead thanks to the five-year extension of the solar
Mexico is set to become a major player in the global renewables industry following the conclusion of its three-year energy reform in December, which has removed the state's near monopoly on power
Acciona Windpower and its CEO may be called to give evidence after a Spanish judge allowed a lawsuit relating to alleged trade secrets theft to advance, according to reports from Madrid.
Floating wind power pioneer Hexicon is targeting a final investment decision (FID) “in or before” April 2017 for its eye-catching two-turbine prototype, targeting installation in the deeps off
Germany installed 1.5GW of solar PV capacity last year according to figures from the federal grid agency BNetzA, again undershooting a government-set target corridor of 2.4-2.6GW.
The European wind-power industry's Olympian effort to scale up its offshore turbines towards 10MW has driven down the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) to the point where the targeted £100 ($143) per
Gamesa unveiled a 200MW turbine order in Mexico, underlining its strength in the world's wind growth markets as talks continue with Siemens over a possible merger arrangement.
Europe had a record year for offshore wind installations in 2015 with 3.02GW of new capacity grid connected, with growth primarily driven by Germany's 2.28GW of additions, according to European Wind
Thailand's Bangchak Petroleum has agreed to buy SunEdison's solar business in Japan for roughly $81.9m.
Siemens has received two orders for onshore wind projects in Ireland that are set to add 172MW to Ireland's energy capacity.
US developers placed 16.485GW of new generation capacity in service in 2015 with wind the largest single source with 48.39%, followed by natural gas (36%) and solar (12.39%), according to data
SolarEdge Technologies, the Israel-based PV inverter supplier, notched solid profit and revenue growth in its most recent fiscal quarter, but said that growth might grind to a standstill in the
MidAmerican Energy now has almost 3.5GW of wind generation capacity in Iowa after completing work on two large projects, the most for any single utility in the US.
A unit of Xcel Energy is seeking regulatory approval for an updated generation resource plan that would add 3.5GW of utility-scale wind and solar capacity in the Upper Midwest through 2030.
Deepwater Wind, the Rhode Island-based developer best known for its under-construction Block Island offshore wind farm, is readying a push into solar energy.
Dong's decision to proceed with the Hornsea 1 offshore wind project is highly significant for many reasons – and most of them have a number beside them.
A 500MW interconnector linking the Lithuanian and Polish power networks has begun operation, following final commissioning by main contractor ABB.
Swedish utility Vattenfall underlined that its transformation to a renewables-led business will be painful as it posted lower fourth quarter earnings and a SKr19.8bn ($2.3bn) net loss for 2015 as a
Dong Energy says it will build the world's largest offshore wind farm in UK waters after taking a final investment decision (FID) to proceed with the 1.2GW Hornsea 1.
Chinese turbine OEM Sinovel has revealed that it expects to record a full-year net loss of roughly 4.5bn yuan ($689.8m) in 2015, from a revised net profit of about 80.7m yuan a year earlier.
Curtailment of wind power in China rose to a national average of 15% in 2015, as cumulative installed capacity hit roughly 129GW on 32.97GW of new annual installations, according to statistics from
A consortium of investors has agreed to acquire Chinese turbine OEM Ming Yang in an all-cash transaction for roughly $408m.
Developers put forward more than 2GW of potential renewables capacity in Maine this week as part of a bidding process underway in New England, including more than 750MW of wind from SunEdison and
An EWEA report has found that offshore wind investments in Europe doubled in 2015 to €13.3 billion in a record year for financing and grid-connected installations.
Sharp — which this week posted a ¥108.3bn ($927m) net loss for the first nine months of the current fiscal year, down 5.6% from the preceding year — reportedly favours a a $5.9bn takeover bid by
German utility EnBW has concluded a contract to provide services to Spanish rival Iberdrola during construction of the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
Acciona Energy reports that it has closed tax equity financing with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the 93MW San Roman wind project along the southeast coast of Texas.
Samsung Renewable Energy secured finance and finalised the equipment contracts for its 60MW Southgate solar project in Ontario, as it moves into the home stretch of the massive renewables deal it
Throughout its 25-year history, First Solar, the largest US PV manufacturer, has always had plenty of things going for it. The efficiency of its thin-film modules, however, was never one of them. How
Offshore wind power delivered strong underlying profits growth for Dong Energy last year, even as huge write-downs to the value of its oil and gas operations send it deep into the red.
One-third of the 171 Siemens 7MW turbines at Dong Energy's 1.2GW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will sit on suction-bucket jacket foundations, the Danish developer confirmed.
A European Commission (EC) official has warned that cuts to wind and solar support endanger Britain's's ability to meet its 2020 target of 15% renewables.
5 MINUTES with Greg Staple of Renewable Power Direct
Vestas moved a step closer to a potential 1GW opportunity in Pakistan's Punjab province, when authorities there issued a letter of intent (LOI) over the first 250MW stage of the proposed Quaid e Azam
Norwegian offshore energy giant Statoil has tapped Nexans to deliver the cable system for the pioneering 30MW Buchan Deep project off Scotland, on track to become the world's first floating
Sharp has today announced an expansion of its energy solutions portfolio, introducing a new range of polycrystalline PV modules.
The $2bn, 515-mile-long SunZia transmission project took a big step forward after utility regulators in Arizona voted 3-2 to approve its construction in the state.
Germany's federal grid agency BNetzA has called for the 125MW fourth round of the country's pilot PV tenders, at which for the first time certain agricultural areas can also qualify.
This week's inauguration of Morocco's 160MW Noor 1 project shows how sun-rich nations can successfully pioneer solar-thermal generation, said an industry report.
For the second year running, Broadwind Energy, the US maker of wind turbine towers, has warned investors that its revenue and losses in the fourth quarter looked substantially worse than its previous
All is not well in Brazil. The economy has shrunk dramatically amid an ongoing political scandal, unemployment has soared, inflation has shot up, while the local currency, the real, has lost 35% of
If the pace of play in the first weeks of 2016 is anything to go by, the great global energy transition is moving fast.
The latest key parameters for Germany's renewable energies have been available at the federal Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) since the beginning of December.
Vestas began a controlled restart of the 96MW Lemnhult Wind Farm in Sweden, the site of a Christmas Eve collapse of one of its 3MW turbines.
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has returned to the market for offshore wind assets, this time in conjunction with US investment group BlackRock, to buy the 194MW Lynn and Inner Dowsing projects
By linking with Gamesa, Siemens would gain a foothold in India, where it currently has virtually no presence, and expand its presence in China's onshore market.
Troubled Spanish renewables group Abengoa will sell its 20% stake in the 100MW Shams 1 project in the United Arab Emirates, as part of its ongoing efforts to avoid bankruptcy.
China's cumulative, grid-connected PV capacity rose roughly 54% on the year to 43.2GW at the end of 2015, on 15.13GW of new installations, according to the latest statistics from the National Energy
Yesterday saw the inauguration of the first section of the thermosolar plant NOORo in Ouarzazate.
Enerray has won the Enel Green Power bid for what the company hopes will the biggest solar farm in the country.
Tata Power's group renewables capacity reached 1.383GW in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, including 511MW of wind and 60MW of solar, as its consolidated operating profit rose 29% to 12.5bn rupees
PV inverter maker SMA Solar Technology is expanding its Latin American presence with a subsidiary in Brazil to conduct sales, project planning, service and technology training.
Specialist finance house Aurium Capital Markets is aiming to raise up to £500m ($720m) for investment in UK renewables, which it believes will become more attractive as the country closes all its
5 MINUTES with Sérgio Guerreiro of Thyssenkrupp
Principle Power is “evaluating options” whether to pursue a 16-24MW pilot floating wind project off the coast of Oregon after a committee convened by the US state's governor found forecast cost of
Germany-based Allianz – one of the world's largest insurers – is investing in the US renewables sector for the first time, citing the renewal of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) federal incentive.
As it nears the end of its landmark renewables agreement in Ontario, Samsung Renewable Energy is considering expanding its development activities into the Canadian province of Alberta, the company
Financial services provider Orix plans to invest more than ¥100bn ($874m) in the construction of 550MW of PV capacity in Japan by early 2018, according to local reports.
In an ominous sign for renewable energy, the US Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with coal-reliant states and power utilities and put the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) on ice while it
Shares of SolarCity looked set to plummet on Thursday, as investors become sceptical of the company's ability to meet its targets in spite of otherwise favourable conditions in the US solar market.
A US district court has set 5 December for proceedings involving a 2013 federal indictment charging Sinovel and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from wind technology company AMSC, the
The French government by the end of February plans to publish a new draft of its multi annual energy plan (PPE) that foresees a substantial build-up of onshore and offshore wind, environment minister
Invenergy has signed an agreement with science-based conglomerate 3M to provide 120MW of wind power for its US operations, as corporate America accelerates its transition to cleaner and often cheaper
Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR is planning to build the first offshore wind farm in the Caspian Sea, consisting of 60 turbines with a combined capacity of 198MW, Recharge has learned.
Dong Energy has launched a “first of its kind” energy balancing reserve service, to counter the intermittency of wind.
Enel Green Power (EGP) earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation fell by 5.3%, according to its preliminary results.
The production tax credit (PTC) extension has created an extra $3bn opportunity in the US wind O&M market, but question marks loom over the sector after a spate of consolidations, says MAKE
Europe wired in 8GW of PV to the grid in 2015, as demand climbed by around 15%, according to Solar Power Europe (SPE).
The Japanese government has approved a number of changes to the country's incentive programme for renewable-energy development, including the introduction of tenders for solar projects.
The European wind industry accounted for 44.2% of all new EU power installations last year – more than any other form of generation technology, according to European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Vestas forecast increased sales for the current year as the Danish wind OEM posted a set of 2015 financial results that met or beat its expectations.
Hexicon has appointed Atkins as engineering partner for the world's first multi-turbine offshore wind floating platform to be deployed at the Dounreay Tri Project off the Scottish north coast.
5 MINUTES with Ole Bigum Nielsen of Vattenfall
Renewables make up 16% of the EU's gross final consumption of energy — almost double its 2004 benchmark of 8.5%.
Wall Street investment giant KKR pledged a serious ramp-up in its renewable energy ambitions after completing its takeover of Spanish developer Gestamp Solar – now newly renamed X-ELIO.
Canadian utility operator Fortis has reached agreement to acquire ITC Holdings - the largest independent US transmission line operator - for about $6.9bn in cash and stock, and assumption of $4.4bn
Dong Energy has completed an agreement to divest 50% of the 258MW UK offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI, parent company of the LEGO Group, for £660m
Twenty US states are now at grid parity for residential solar and 22 others are expected to reach that milestone by 2020 under a "business-as-usual" scenario, Boston-based GTM Research says in a new
Work is underway to repair a faulty cable that has since late January kept power generated by the pioneering WindFloat 1 (WF1) floating wind turbine from reaching the Portuguese grid.
The first of a batch of 300 permanent magnet generators (PMGs) being serially manufactured at GE's recently acquired Saint-Nazaire, France factory is on its way for installation in a Haliade 150-6MW
AMSC now expects to obtain “well in excess” of $210m in value from strategic agreements signed last December with licensee Inox Wind in India, by far its top customer globally for wind turbine
A deal to merge the wind power operations of Siemens and Gamesa is within touching distance, according to financial newswire reports that predict an imminent conclusion to negotiations.
Siemens' new 7MW offshore turbine will be trialled off Denmark as part of a government-backed technology testbed initiative, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said today.
Australian utility AGL Energy hopes to drive forward up to 1GW of utility-scale renewables development in the country via a new investment fund.
Dong Energy is preparing to dismantle Vindeby, the world's first offshore wind farm, after close to 25 years of operations.
DONG Energy has made a final investment decision to build the giant Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK.
Two hundred tons of CO2 will now be saved annually at a hospital in Haiti.
The largest trial of a potentially game-changing offshore wind measurement technology has been launched in Ireland.
The EU has widened its duties on Chinese PV modules and cells to cover Taiwan and Malaysia, after concluding that some China-based manufacturers were using the two countries to dodge European
5 MINUTES with Wojciech Cetnarski of the Polish Wind Energy Association
Shareholders of Latin America Power (LAP) won a legal victory against SunEdison Thursday, with a US judge telling the troubled renewables giant it can't conceal or transfer assets until a lawsuit
Nevada Copper Corp. has entered into an agreement with utility NV Energy to study the potential to develop up to a 500MW PV project that would supply power to a planned mine in western Nevada and the
The US solar industry is expected to increase employment 14.7% in the 12-month period through November this year, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the national economy, a new report
German PV inverter maker SMA Solar Technology and transmission grid operator TenneT have signed a contract for the provision of current performance data from PV systems.
Dong Energy continues to see a planned £450m ($648m) support hub on the Humber Estuary as “an important facility” for Britain's burgeoning offshore wind sector and is making progress on talks over
EDF Renewable Energy plans to “rebalance” itself towards solar, to take advantage of what it sees as the largest market opportunity for renewables development in the US going forward, chief executive
Chile's renewables sector is expected to invest $58.2bn by 2019, adding 25GW of capacity and accounting for 76% of all power generation investment.
The first of a batch of 300 permanent magnet generators (PMGs) being serially manufactured at GE's recently-acquired Saint-Nazaire, France factory has left the assembly line.
In 2015, European countries connected around 8 GW of solar power systems to electrical networks, according to estimates by SolarPower Europe.
UK-based AFC Energy reports that, following an accelerated 12-month fuel cell development programme, it has delivered gross electrical output in excess of 200 kW at its KORE alkaline fuel cell power
The New Jersey Senate in a 23-11 vote has passed a bill that would direct the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to open a new application window for pilot wind projects in state waters, a move aimed at
The US, Canada and Mexico signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a transcontinental rollout of renewables and other clean-energy initiatives.
First Reserve has acquired a majority stake in the 230MW Mariah North Wind project in the northern Texas Panhandle from a renewable energy developer backed by Houston-based Arctas Capital Group.
Development of novel materials will be key to the rapid upscaling of renewable energy technologies to more competitive utility-scale systems, according to a new study from international energy
An Argentine province is preparing to sign an agreement with Chinese firms to build a 300MW solar plant in the coming year.
Brazil reached 9GW of installed wind in February, concluding the installation of about 300MW in the past month-and-a-half.
New construction methods and materials could scaffold the wind industry's plans to stretch its towers towards richer-resourced heights of up to 170 metres, according to a recent study.
El Salvador has begun the auction process to buy 100MW of solar and 50MW of wind, with delivery starting in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Enercon's lead in the German wind turbine market diminished last year as some of its smaller competitors gained muscle, according to figures by the Dewi consultancy.
In another blow to Nevada's rooftop solar sector, the state's regulator decided once and for all not to adopt a grandfather clause for existing PV systems – although it agreed to phase in the most
Siemens Wind Power has launched a global inspection of 750 machines in the wake of a turbine collapse in Danish waters.
Yingli Solar – the embattled former global PV module number-one – is in line to receive about 3.3bn yuan ($508m) in loans from Chinese state entities, according to reports.
Germany plans to grant citizen-based co-operatives exemptions in renewables tendering rules, to give grassroots wind groups an equal chance against financially stronger investors.
The government's decision to approve the elimination of Japan's feed-in tariff (FIT) programme will dramatically affect renewables development across the country.
A new technology designed by Sorrel Technology means that it is now possible to store renewable energy for long periods of time, and allow usage when it is needed, not just when it is generated.
The Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan, which would be hugely beneficial to US renewables in the 2020s, saw its chances of survival improve due to the death of conservative US Supreme Court
Canadian Solar will beat previous expectations for sales and shipments when it announces its 2015 financial results next month, the PV group said today.
After reaching final type certification for its 7MW offshore turbine and extending field testing to a second prototype, Siemens says it is well advanced in the machine's development process and will
Norwegian offshore energy giant Statoil has launched a new venture capital fund with an eye on investing in renewables start-ups.
India's cumulative PV capacity will likely surpass the 9GW mark by the end of March, with an additional 12.16GW set for commissioning in the upcoming 2016-17 fiscal year, according to government data.
The Carbon Trust has announced the beginning of the world's largest trial of scanning Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology which is taking place in Dublin Bay, Ireland.