India wind energy: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 23 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind power plant in the Indian State of Karnataka.   The project, which is expected to power approximately 100,000 Indian households, includes a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of … Continue reading India wind energy: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Geostellar awarded patent for solar energy big data breakthrough

Geostellar, the nation’s first and largest online solar energy marketplace, today announced it has patented an invention for programmatically placing solar panels on rooftops or tracts of land in a 3D virtual world and simulating production over a typical meteorological year based on shading, slope and orientation. The invention forms the basis for Geostellar’s instant … Continue reading Geostellar awarded patent for solar energy big data breakthrough

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USTDA partners with Nigerian renewable energy company on solar power project

Today, during Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Quaint Global Energy Solutions for a solar power project they are developing in northern Nigeria. “This project is a great example of how the U.S. and Nigeria are working together to increase electricity access … Continue reading USTDA partners with Nigerian renewable energy company on solar power project

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China’s largest concentrated solar power tower plant starts construction with 200 MW

Construction has begun on China’s largest concentrated solar power tower plant in the northwestern province of Qinghai.   Occupying 2,550 hectares of the Gobi Desert in Golmud City, the CSP plant will have an installed capacity of 200 megawatts, and be capable of supplying electricity to 1 million households, according to Qinghai Solar-Thermal Power Group. … Continue reading China’s largest concentrated solar power tower plant starts construction with 200 MW

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AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

The American wind energy industry today praised members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for voting overwhelmingly to extend over 50 tax policies through 2016, including the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that incentivize the building of more U.S. wind farms.   The committee on a final vote of … Continue reading AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

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India wind power: 125 wind turbines supplied by Gamesa for 250 MW of wind energy to Orange

Gamesa will install 125 of its G97-2.0 MW Class S wind turbines at three wind farms located in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Gamesa has bolstered its position in India having received a new order for the supply of 250 MW to Orange, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP). The … Continue reading India wind power: 125 wind turbines supplied by Gamesa for 250 MW of wind energy to Orange

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Cambodia Has Big Renewable Energy Potential

Energy is a basic human need that must be fulfilled to achieve sustainable development. This kind of development is not possible without energy and policies to meet energy demand.   In Cambodia, energy is a critical development challenge. Today, only 35 percent of the total population has access to grid electricity, leaving millions of rural … Continue reading Cambodia Has Big Renewable Energy Potential

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Hewlett-Packard in wind power deal with SunEdison in Texas

The agreement, which is enough to fully power HP’s Texas-based data center operations, will allow the company to meet reductions of greenhouse-gas emissions by the end of HP’s 2015 fiscal year – five years ahead of schedule. HP currently operates Texas-based data centers in Houston, Hockley, Plano and two in Austin.   As part of … Continue reading Hewlett-Packard in wind power deal with SunEdison in Texas

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By 2014, solar power capacity reached 28.05 gigawatts in China

By 2014, solar power capacity reached 28.05 gigawatts, 400 times higher than in 2005, and today the administration plans to increase that amount by about 100 gigawatts to be reached in 2020.   Over 600,000 people today have access to solar energy thanks to a $ 644 million investment made by the Chinese government for … Continue reading By 2014, solar power capacity reached 28.05 gigawatts in China

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KKR Acquires an 80% Stake in Gestamp Solar

KKR a leading global investor, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire from Gestamp Renewables an 80% stake in Gestamp Asetym Solar, S.L. (“Gestamp Solar”), a premier global solar PV developer and operator. The investment is funded by KKR Global Infrastructure Investors II, a $3.1 billion global fund. The transaction values Gestamp Solar at a … Continue reading KKR Acquires an 80% Stake in Gestamp Solar

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Annual Revenue from Global Solar Energy Photovoltaic (PV) Installations Is Expected to Surpass $151 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the market for solar photovoltaic (PV), including forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by region and country, through 2024. Following years of module oversupply and artificially low pricing, solar PV is expected to soon shift from a high-cost, subsidized source of energy to a growing market with the … Continue reading Annual Revenue from Global Solar Energy Photovoltaic (PV) Installations Is Expected to Surpass $151 Billion in 2024

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Gamesa and the Technical University of Madrid to jointly develop a wind tunnel

This experimental facility, set to become a European benchmark as it will be one of the most innovative and powerful in the world, will enable testing for wind power, railroad and civil engineering applications.     Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, and UPM (acronym in Spanish for the Technical University of Madrid) … Continue reading Gamesa and the Technical University of Madrid to jointly develop a wind tunnel

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AWEA represents American wind power

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is proud of its members for bringing billions of dollars in private investment to the U.S. and employing tens of thousands of American workers. Here are some facts about the made-in-the-USA bonafides of the wind industry: 73,000 American wind power workers are making projects serve American consumers and American … Continue reading AWEA represents American wind power

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SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Definitive Agreement to Acquire Vivint Solar for $2.2 Billion

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar systems in the United States, and TerraForm Power, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, TerraForm Power) (Nasdaq: TERP), an owner and operator of clean energy power plants, today announced that SunEdison and Vivint Solar have … Continue reading SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Definitive Agreement to Acquire Vivint Solar for $2.2 Billion

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Koch Professor drops his Koch title, still makes same errors plus some new ones in Ohio study

The Koch Professor’s title isn’t the only thing that’s changed after facing negative publicity. Randy Simmons and his colleagues, including Ryan Yonk who is testifying at a hearing in Ohio today, also changed their methodology from what they’ve previously used in their cookie-cutter attacks on clean energy, while still using old data. Interestingly, using the … Continue reading Koch Professor drops his Koch title, still makes same errors plus some new ones in Ohio study

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Success for EDF Energies Nouvelles’ first crowdfunding campaign

The first crowdfunding campaign launched in France by EDF Energies Nouvelles has been a great success, exceeding its fundraising target by 35%. The aim was to involve the local population in Vosges and Lower Rhine in the development of the Bois de Belfays wind farm project. The campaign ran from 15 June to 16 July … Continue reading Success for EDF Energies Nouvelles’ first crowdfunding campaign

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Offshore wind energy half-year figures 2015 in Germany

In the first half of 2015, another 422 offshore wind turbines, with a combined capacity of 1,765.3 megawatts went on line. Up to 30 June 2015 a total of 668 offshore turbines with an overall capacity of 2,777.8 megawatts fed power into the German grid. With the current offshore wind energy output the system can … Continue reading Offshore wind energy half-year figures 2015 in Germany

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Trina Solar receives UL1500V certification for its photovotaic (PV) modules

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced that its TSM-PE05A and TS-PE14A polycrystalline modules (“the Modules”) have received UL1500V certification from Underwriters Laboratories (“UL”), a global independent safety science company. The UL1500V award certifies that the Modules are allowed to … Continue reading Trina Solar receives UL1500V certification for its photovotaic (PV) modules

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Israel to build Concentrated Solar Power plant in Negev desert

Israel signed a deal to build a 4 billion shekel ($1.05 billion) Concentrated Solar Power plant in the country’s south, aimed at boosting electricity production from renewable energy sources, the Finance Ministry said on Sunday. The Finance Ministry has signed off on funding agreement that will enable the construction of an additional NIS 4 billion, … Continue reading Israel to build Concentrated Solar Power plant in Negev desert

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Australia’s war on wind power threatens biggest renewable energy project

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s hostility to “visually awful” wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardize the country’s biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind energy and solar power plant in the country’s north. In an early sign that a new Federal policy could curtail major renewable projects, the … Continue reading Australia’s war on wind power threatens biggest renewable energy project

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