Wireless electric-car charging tech to be tested in London

Qualcomm says plug-in charging is too “cumbersome,” its new technology could lead to electric cars being charged whilst driving. The trials will take place before the end of the year, with an adapted version of Formula 1 car designer Delta Motorsport’s E4 coupe electric car being the main test vehicle. Further tests will be carried … Continue reading Wireless electric-car charging tech to be tested in London

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The AMT launches its first public charging stations of The Electric Circuit

As a founding partner of The Electric Circuit, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is proud to launch public charging stations for electric vehicles at its park-and-ride facilities. Twenty charging stations are now installed at the following ten park-and-rides in the greater Montréal area: the Chambly, Chevrier and De Montarville lots, at the Terrebonne terminal, … Continue reading The AMT launches its first public charging stations of The Electric Circuit

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Malta strategy for electric vehicles launched

A national strategy for the introduction of electric cars in Malta was launched this morning. The strategy was spearheaded by a committee set up in June last year which consulted with stakeholders. It also carried out a survey on the public’s perception of conventional cars and attitude to alternative means of transport. Committee chairman Peter … Continue reading Malta strategy for electric vehicles launched

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Ford is making sure its customers can take advantage of the rapidly growing infrastructure for the electric vehicles in the U.S.

Ford is making sure its customers can take advantage of the rapidly growing infrastructure for the electric cars in the U.S. Ford is making sure its customers can take advantage of the rapidly growing electric vehicle infrastructure in the U.S. – now with more than 9,400 public charging stations – by equipping cars like C-MAX Energi … Continue reading Ford is making sure its customers can take advantage of the rapidly growing infrastructure for the electric vehicles in the U.S.

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French Government approves 12 MW concentrated solar power plant in Corsica

French Government approves 12 MW solar plant in Corsica equipped with Solar Euromed’s innovative Concentrating Solar Power technology. French Minister Delphine Batho for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, announced on July 27th the outcome of the national solar tender launched by the French Regulatory Commission of Energy for the implementation of solar power plants above … Continue reading French Government approves 12 MW concentrated solar power plant in Corsica

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Wind power in Mongolia: Mott MacDonald supports financing of US$100 million wind farm

Construction is underway on Mongolia’s first wind power scheme which is being developed at Salkhit Uul, 75km from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. Mott MacDonald supported the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and FMO as lender’s technical advisor on the scheme which is being developed by Newcom LLC, a Mongolian investment company. The US$100 million onshore … Continue reading Wind power in Mongolia: Mott MacDonald supports financing of US$100 million wind farm

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Borrego Solar Creates Its Largest Single Fund For Solar Energy Projects

Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it closed a new $64.4 million fund to finance solar energy projects for corporate, education and municipal customers. Both Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank and Washington, DC-based National Cooperative Bank (NCB) invested in the new fund, which is … Continue reading Borrego Solar Creates Its Largest Single Fund For Solar Energy Projects

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KYOCERA to Operate 70 MW Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Japan

Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation’ to develop and operate country’s largest solar energy plant. Kyocera Corporation KYO +0.99% (tokyo:6971), along with six other companies, today announced the completion of capital investment procedures for the establishment of Kagoshima Mega Solar Power Corporation, a new company which will be tasked with operating a 70 megawatt (MW) solar power … Continue reading KYOCERA to Operate 70 MW Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Japan

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Concentrating Solar Power Abengoa announces its results for the first half of 2012

Concentrated Solar Power Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has reported revenues of €3,691 million for the first half of 2012, marking a year-on-year increase of 17 %. Ebitda stood at €563 million, representing a 21% increase from the same period of 2011. … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power Abengoa announces its results for the first half of 2012

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French government accepts bids for 541 MW of photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar Power, CPV plants

The government of France has selected bids for 541 MW of solar energy plants of various technologies through two requests for tenders (RFTs), including 21 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. Under the first RFT for 100 to 250 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, the government identified 109 projects for a total of … Continue reading French government accepts bids for 541 MW of photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar Power, CPV plants

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ADEQ Issues Aquifer Protection Permit to Solana’s Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced that an aquifer protection permit has been issued to Arizona Solar One LLC to operate Solana Concentrating solar Power near Gila Bend, which is expected to be Arizona’s largest solar electric generating station. The 280-megawatt power plant is expected to begin operation later this year with a projected life of more … Continue reading ADEQ Issues Aquifer Protection Permit to Solana’s Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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Solar Millennium Sells Spanish Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Interest

Solar Millennium AG (S2M), a developer in insolvency proceedings, sold its 26 percent in a concentrating solar thermal power project in Spain to a unit of German utility Steag GmbH.   It agreed to sell the interest in the 50-megawatt Arenales concentrated solar power project near Seville, according to Bloomberg.   The concentrating solar power … Continue reading Solar Millennium Sells Spanish Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Interest

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Iowa voters not likely to support anti-wind farm candidate

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is disappointed that the Romney campaign has come out with an anti-wind stance, particularly in Iowa, the state that gets 20% of its power from wind and the state with more major manufacturing facilities than any other. According to a statement to the Des Moines Register newspaper, the presidential … Continue reading Iowa voters not likely to support anti-wind farm candidate

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Wind power is one of the safest sources of electricity: Global Wind Energy Industry

Wind turbines is one of the safest sources of electricity: Global Wind Energy Industry The American, Australian, Canadian, European, Global and United Kingdom wind energy associations last week signed a joint statement on wind energy and health. Read it here… In response to a proposed national study by Health Canada on wind turbine sound and human … Continue reading Wind power is one of the safest sources of electricity: Global Wind Energy Industry

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Offshore wind energy: vertical axis wind turbines

Sandia National Laboratories’ wind energy researchers are re-evaluating vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) to help solve some of the problems of generating energy from offshore breezes. Though VAWTs have been around since the earliest days of wind energy research at Sandia and elsewhere, VAWT architecture could transform offshore wind technology. The economics of offshore windpower … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: vertical axis wind turbines

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Offshore wind power: Iberdrola’s wind farm with 80 wind turbines in Germany

British company Gardline Group and GEO of Denmark, both leading companies in their field, will carry out the geological seabed surveys, the first step in this offshore  wind energy project                             Wikinger will have a capacity of 400 megawatts (MW) and is expected to come into operation in 2016                             The findings will be used … Continue reading Offshore wind power: Iberdrola’s wind farm with 80 wind turbines in Germany

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GCL-Poly sells 92 MW of solar power for $266mn

Chinese company GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. has sold a solar-power development unit to an unidentified U.S. buyer for $266 million, according to Bloomberg.   The projects, two solar photovoltaic (PV) farms in California that total 92 MW in capacity, are expected to be completed by the end of the year. The projects are known as … Continue reading GCL-Poly sells 92 MW of solar power for $266mn

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Photovoltaic solar energy and wind power in Australia

A new report estimates that solar photovoltaic and onshore wind could produce some of the lowest electricity generation costs in Australia by 2030, based on current policy settings. Minister for Energy and Resources, Martin Ferguson AM MP, today welcomed the release of the Australian Energy Technology Assessment (AETA) from the independent Bureau of Resources and … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy and wind power in Australia

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