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ReneSola Expands North American Solar Power Operations

ReneSola, a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) products, today announced the expansion of its North American operations into Canada and Mexico. The Company has opened new offices and warehouse facilities in Mexico City, Mexico and Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. Kevin Chen, President of Americas said, “ReneSola is expanding its North America […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Mojave 280 MW declares commercial operation

Located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Mojave Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) generates clean electricity to power approximately 90,000 households in California.   Abengoa Yield, the sustainable total return company that owns a diversified portfolio of contracted assets in the energy and environment sectors, today announced that Mojave, the 280 MW gross Concentrated Solar Power […]

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German economy minister supports E.ON’s focus on renewable energy

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said German top utility firm E.ON’s plans to split and focus on renewable energies and smart grids was positive and helpful for the country’s new energy policy, a local newspaper reported Monday. EON SE’s plan to spin off its fossil-fuel plants marks a watershed moment in Germany’s renewables effort that […]

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New photovoltaic (PV) world record: Solar cell efficiency at 46%

A new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity has been established. The record multi-junction solar cell converts 46 % of the solar light into electrical energy and was developed by Soitec and CEA-Leti, France, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany. Multi-junction cells are used in concentrator […]

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Wind power in Spain: Gamesa lands a new 8-year wind energy contract to service 132 MW for Gestinver

The wind farm agreement includes the maintenance of 66 wind turbines of Gamesa 2.0 MW-2.5 MW platform.   Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind power industry, has secured a new contract with Parques Eólicos Gestinver (a company 50%-owned by each of Gestamp Eólica and Genera Avante) to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services […]

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No health risks from wind power

According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which funded the project, the study provides an independent, comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of scientific literature on wind turbines and human health. The report has been peer reviewed and published online in the Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. CanWEA says the major conclusions of the literature […]

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AWS Truepower acquires wind energy software Windographer

Agreement reinforces AWS Truepower’s strategic focus on providing integrated analysis and development tools to serve the global wind power industry.   Continuing its strategy of creating and delivering exceptional wind analysis and development tools, AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services, has purchased the Windographer software from Mistaya Engineering, […]

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SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant With Energy Storage Awarded Best Project

U.S.-developed technology at Crescent Dunes Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project leads energy storage revolution for solar energy industry. SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale concentrated solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, is pleased to announce the receipt of two Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest “Best Project” Awards for its landmark Crescent Dunes […]

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Spain’s wind energy generated 25,6% of the power output last month

Spain’s renewable energy sources generated 41.9% of the power output last month, data of local grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) showed Friday. Generación de enero a noviembre del 2014   Wind power output fell 20.8% year-on-year to 4,755 GWh in November, equal to 25.6% of total power output. The hydroelectric plants represented 11.8%, while […]

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E.ON to focus on renewables

E.ON will focus on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions and combine its conventional generation, global energy trading, and exploration and production businesses in a new, independent company (“New Company”), a majority of which will be spun off to E.ON SE shareholders. This new organizational setup is the logical consequence of the new strategy that […]

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Levelized Cost Of Electricity: Solar power and wind energy are rapidly becoming competitive

Solar power and wind energy are rapidly becoming competitive with conventional electric generating technologies like natural gas and coal. At least that is what many of Wall Street’s most esteemed investment firms seem to be telling anyone willing to listen to them. Last week, Diane Cardwell, a reporter at the New York Times, did just […]

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US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres in Massachusetts for offshore wind energy

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank earlier this week announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, competitive lease sale. The move — believed to be DOI’s largest competitive lease […]

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation plan to double the share of renewable energy in the region’s mix

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members plan to double the share of renewable energy in the region’s energy mix within 15 years, according to the APEC Energy Working Group. APEC energy officials agreed to advance a number of measures on renewable energy at the week-long 48th meeting of the Energy Working Group. Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) […]

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