CLP India selects Suzlon wind turbines

CLP India has given the Suzlon Group a notice to proceed (NTP) for a 100.8 MW wind power project, which will use 48 units of Suzlon’s S97-2.1 MW wind turbines featuring doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology. When completed, the project will increase CLP India’s wind power portfolio to approximately 1000 MW. CLP India managing … Continue reading CLP India selects Suzlon wind turbines

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Electric Vehicle sales in US: 220,000 now, 250,000 by september

Plug In America president Richard Kelly is looking forward to two events that will occur later this year: Cumulative sales of plug-in electric vehicles exceed 250,000 in US and National Drive Electric Week begins: “Some of you may have noticed that our vehicle sales ticker rolled over 200K. We’re having an internal happy dance, but … Continue reading Electric Vehicle sales in US: 220,000 now, 250,000 by september

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Canadian Solar announces 12.6 MW solar power supply agreement in Turkey

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has recently signed a sales contract to supply 12.6MW of photovoltaic modules to Kayseri Organized Industry Zone (KOIZ) and a consortium of companies in KOIZ (BESLER Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.S and HASCELIK Group of companies- Hascelik Cable, Coreal Cable … Continue reading Canadian Solar announces 12.6 MW solar power supply agreement in Turkey

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Large international gathering attends EWEA’s summer reception

EU officials, parliamentarians, high level wind industry professionals, as well as many representatives of renewable energies in Europe lent a buzz to the EU quarter last week at the EWEA summer reception. Europe’s energy movers and shakers congregated at 80 rue d’Arlon to discuss the continent’s energy future over a cocktail, fine cuisine and lively … Continue reading Large international gathering attends EWEA’s summer reception

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Gamesa will install 25 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for Astidey at the Talas de Maciel I wind farm in Uruguay

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has reached a new agreement with the Uruguayan firm Astidey for the turnkey construction of a 50 MW wind farm in Uruguay. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will supply, transport, install and commission 25 G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Talas de Maciel I wind farm, … Continue reading Gamesa will install 25 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for Astidey at the Talas de Maciel I wind farm in Uruguay

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Trina Solar CEO elected first president of newly-established China Photovoltaic Industry Association

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced its chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. Jifan Gao, has been elected as the first president of the newly-established China Photovoltaic Industry Association (“CPIA”) during its inaugural founding ceremony and member congress held … Continue reading Trina Solar CEO elected first president of newly-established China Photovoltaic Industry Association

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Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Sector in South Africa

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted a major clean energy discussion focused on the sector in South Africa at the US Consulate in Johannesburg on Friday, June 6, 2014. The event brought together key players in clean energy circles on both sides of the Atlantic. US players included USTDA, Power Africa, Overseas Private … Continue reading Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Sector in South Africa

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Sales of electric vehicles jump 27.3 pct on-year in 2014

Sales of pure electric and hybrid vehicles jumped 27.3 percent on-year in the first five months of 2014, reflecting growing consumer demand for eco-friendly cars, a report by a local automotive think tank said Sunday. Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids that use both conventional combustion engines and battery power reached 12,792 units, which … Continue reading Sales of electric vehicles jump 27.3 pct on-year in 2014

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Israel Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant gets private funding

Israel’s Finance Ministry said on Thursday the consortium that will build a 2.8 billion shekel ($810 million), 121-megawatt Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the country’s Negev desert has completed the financing for the project. The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which the ministry said will be one of the largest of its kind, is … Continue reading Israel Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant gets private funding

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ADFD grants Dh33m loan to bolster renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has signed a loan agreement with the government of Sierra Leone, by which the fund will provide more than Dh33 million in financing to the Solar Park Freetown project. Mohammad Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and Dr. Kaifala Marah, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in Sierra … Continue reading ADFD grants Dh33m loan to bolster renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone

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Vestas secures 450 MW for two wind power projects under EDF Renewable Energy master supply agreement in U.S.

EDF Renewable Energy places order for 75 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 150 MW Slate Creek Wind Farm in Kansas; and for 150 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 300 MW Roosevelt Wind Farm in New Mexico. Vestas has received two orders for a total of 450 MW for two projects in the United … Continue reading Vestas secures 450 MW for two wind power projects under EDF Renewable Energy master supply agreement in U.S.

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Auto Production Sets New Record, Fleet Surpasses 1 Billion Mark

According to IHS Automotive, worldwide production of electric vehicles (battery electric and plug-in hybrids) has expanded from 13,866 in 2010 to 242,075 in 2013. The company forecasts production of slightly more than 403,000 vehicles in 2014, up 67 percent from 2013. The number of electric cars on the world’s roads has increased from nearly 100,000 … Continue reading Auto Production Sets New Record, Fleet Surpasses 1 Billion Mark

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Delta Electronics Introduces Innovative Battery Energy Storage Solution

Delta Electronics (TWSE: 2308), a global leader in power and thermal management solutions headquartered in Taiwan, announced today the launch of a new Battery Energy Storage Solution (BESS), at a press conference in Paris. This innovative energy-saving solution is complementary with renewable energy production systems in smart grids, and helps managing energy demand to ultimately … Continue reading Delta Electronics Introduces Innovative Battery Energy Storage Solution

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Vestas wins 124 MW wind energy order under RES Americas master supply agreement in U.S.

Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) places order for 62 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 150 MW Border Winds Project in North Dakota in the United States. Vestas has received an order for 62 V100-2.0 MW turbines for the 150 MW Border Winds Project in North Dakota. The initial 26 MW were announced … Continue reading Vestas wins 124 MW wind energy order under RES Americas master supply agreement in U.S.

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Coalition of over 300 clean energy organizations, businesses, urge immediate action on tax extenders

In a letter sent out yesterday to House and Senate leadership, a group of 302 businesses and organizations, including major players in the U.S. economy, urged Congress to act quickly to pass the EXPIRE Act and extend tax policies critical to the continued growth of clean energy technologies. This legislation, which successfully cleared the Senate … Continue reading Coalition of over 300 clean energy organizations, businesses, urge immediate action on tax extenders

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Brazil emerging as wind energy leader

Brazil is positioned well to establish itself as a major player in the wind energy sector, the chairman of French energy company GDF Suez said Friday. “Brazil is particularly suitable for wind energy investments, taking into account the attractiveness of both the natural environment and the commercial background,” Chairman Gerard Mestrallet said in a statement. … Continue reading Brazil emerging as wind energy leader

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Enerfin and Eolectric Club will be partner in the L’Érable Wind Farm

Enerfin Energy Company of Canada Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Spanish Elecnor Group, and Eolectric Club, L.P. today announced an agreement for an important financial stake by Eolectric Club, L.P. in the L’Érable Wind Farm, a property of Enerfin. Enerfin will remain the majority stakeholder and operator of the wind farm. The L’Érable Wind … Continue reading Enerfin and Eolectric Club will be partner in the L’Érable Wind Farm

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Germany’s passes reform of renewable energy subsidies

The German parliament on Friday passed a law to reform the system of renewable energy subsidies, clearing the first hurdle for Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s election promise to curb rising energy prices. Responding to public opposition to nuclear technology, Germany is gradually shutting down all its nuclear power plants, which once delivered a quarter of its … Continue reading Germany’s passes reform of renewable energy subsidies

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