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EU ProSun, the new Sustainable Solar Energy Initiative for Europe

European solar manufacturers are today launching EU ProSun, a new initiative to maintain a sustainable and vibrant solar manufacturing base in Europe. Milan Nitzschke, President of EU ProSun commented: “We strongly believe in Europe‘s solar future. Therefore, this week we officially requested that the European Commission investigate unfair trade practices by Chinese solar manufacturers. Chinese … Continue reading EU ProSun, the new Sustainable Solar Energy Initiative for Europe

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Conergy supplies modules for 5MW solar power plant

Just a few months after the 5.3 megawatt large-scale power plant in Murcia was connected to the grid, Conergy’s long-standing Spanish partner Solaer has once again turned to the system supplier’s quality and experience to help it take the plunge in the UK market. For its first major 5 megawatt project in the UK, the … Continue reading Conergy supplies modules for 5MW solar power plant

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SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $8.5 Million from U.S. DoE to Develop High-Efficiency Hot Gas Turbo-Expander for Solar Plants

Southwest Research Institute and industry collaborators General Electric, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation and Thar Energy LLC have       been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy  to develop a high-efficiency supercritical CO2 hot gas turbo-expander for concentrating solar power plants. The award was given  through DOE’s SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to make solar … Continue reading SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $8.5 Million from U.S. DoE to Develop High-Efficiency Hot Gas Turbo-Expander for Solar Plants

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Wind power key for Keystone State

Wind energy is powering an “energy revolution” in Pennsylvania and across America, writes John Hanger, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in an op-ed in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News. Wind farms in Fayette, Somerset, Blair, Cambria, Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Luzerne and Wayne counties will churn out enough electricity to power the … Continue reading Wind power key for Keystone State

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Two wind turbines supply electricity to U.S. border station

The following article is one in a series of case studies included in AWEA’s recently published Small Wind Turbine Market Report Year End 2011. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. initiated a program to expand and upgrade its border stations with Canada and Mexico. Federal agencies have aggressive clean energy and carbon reduction … Continue reading Two wind turbines supply electricity to U.S. border station

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Gamesa wind energy regains operating profitability and reduces debt

REVE Gamesa regains operating profitability (€12MM at the recurring EBIT level¹) and reduces debt ahead of schedule (€100MM) in 2Q12. The outlook for the second half of 2012 has prompted a review of guidance for wind turbine growth and profitability in 2012. The new Business Plan and the development of new lines of action to … Continue reading Gamesa wind energy regains operating profitability and reduces debt

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Efficiency Increase and Cost Reduction in Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

REVE The HITECO project, co funded by the European Program FP7, aims to develop a new solar receiver that will increase the parabolic-trough efficiency, reaching an operating temperature above the current limit of 400º C of the heat transfer fluid. HITECO’s new concept of solar receivers for high temperature will reduce the cost of the … Continue reading Efficiency Increase and Cost Reduction in Concentrating Solar Power Technologies

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France to Boost Electric Cars

REVE The recovery plan will boost consumer bonuses for purchasing electric vehicles. France will boost its support for electric cars as part of a recovery plan amid growing concern for the country’s crisis-hit motor industry and top carmaker Peugeot. The recovery plan includes a range of measures to boost electric vehicles amid hopes French carmakers … Continue reading France to Boost Electric Cars

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IKEA now state’s largest photovoltaic solar power owner

With local officials, community leaders, and solar industry representatives on-hand, IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar panels installed at both its Chicago-area stores – in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, Illinois – bringing the total number of completed U.S. solar energy projects for IKEA to 25. Additionally, installations are under way … Continue reading IKEA now state’s largest photovoltaic solar power owner

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Trustpower set to expand South Australian wind farm

The Tauranga-based listed firm says the 270 megawatt wind farm near Adelaide is expected to cost up to $439 million, a decrease of 6% from earlier estimates. Trustpower chief executive Vince Hawkesworth says the strong Australian dollar has been to its advantage. He says the project has all the characteristics of what a good wind … Continue reading Trustpower set to expand South Australian wind farm

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Interior Unveils First-ever National Solar Energy Plan for Public Lands

“We appreciate the extensive efforts of Secretaries Chu and Salazar and the Departments of Energy and Interior on the Solar PEIS and we look forward to developing our next generation of utility-scale concentrated solar power projects to provide utilities with clean, sustainable and reliable solar energy.” The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news … Continue reading Interior Unveils First-ever National Solar Energy Plan for Public Lands

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Top U.S. Energy Department Official Visits Iowa, Calls on Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

REVE In 2011, Iowa generated nearly 19 percent of its total electricity from wind energy, making it one of America’s wind energy leaders. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Iowa’s wind industry supported 4,000 to 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in 2010.   Today, Under Secretary for Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for … Continue reading Top U.S. Energy Department Official Visits Iowa, Calls on Congress to Extend Wind Energy PTC

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Iberdrola earns €1,801 million to june despite sharp drop in Spain

  IBERDROLA’s first half earnings were €1,800.5 million (+15.2%), with Ebitda up 2% at €4,086.8 million. These results reflect the important contribution of the company’s international business despite worsening conditions in Spain. All Group divisions have produced improved results, although liberalised and networks businesses in Spain have shown strong downward trends. International business earnings rose … Continue reading Iberdrola earns €1,801 million to june despite sharp drop in Spain

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Acciona’s wind power capacity totalled 6,965 MW

EBITDA totalled 677 million euros and revenue closed at 3.35 billion euros. ACCIONA’s attributed net profit in the first half of 2012 totalled 80 million euros, 67.7% less than the 248 million euros obtained between January and June of 2011. The 2011 results included capital gains of 210 million euros from the sale of two … Continue reading Acciona’s wind power capacity totalled 6,965 MW

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Wyboston Lakes is switching on for electric vehicles

Wyboston Lakes have just installed electric vehicle recharging points at their Hotel and Spa near St Neots which will be available to all visitors to the site. These are the first vehicle recharging points in the St Neots area, and an integral part of the Source East Electric Vehicle Recharging Network which will extend throughout … Continue reading Wyboston Lakes is switching on for electric vehicles

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New Programmable Lithium-Ion Battery Charge/Discharge Tester from Chroma

Chroma Systems Solutions, world leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, announces the release of their new 17200 Programmable Charge/Discharge Tester. Chroma’s 17200 is a precision charge/discharge test instrument specifically designed for Lithium-ion secondary batteries. Chroma claims high accuracy output and measurement up to 0.02% ensures long term repetitive test results. The instrument … Continue reading New Programmable Lithium-Ion Battery Charge/Discharge Tester from Chroma

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Fifth Third Bank Buys 30% Green Power From Missouri Wind Farm

Fifth Third Bank today announced its purchase of 60 million       kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind power in 2012. Equivalent to 30 percent of       the Bank’s projected 2012 electricity consumption, this wind will be       sourced from the Lost Creek Wind Farm in DeKalb County in northwest       Missouri. As a result of this purchase, … Continue reading Fifth Third Bank Buys 30% Green Power From Missouri Wind Farm

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Freudenberg Group Engages in American Wind Energy Market

The Freudenberg Group has developed a broad range of technically challenging product solutions and services for the fast growing American wind energy market. Various operating companies of the Freudenberg Group are dedicating considerable effort to the development of renewable energy resources. The extensive product portfolio ranges from sealing product innovations from Simrit, over several thousand … Continue reading Freudenberg Group Engages in American Wind Energy Market

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European wind power industry backs Commission proposal to boost carbon price

The European Commission has today taken action to shore-up the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS) by  proposing to delay the auctioning of carbon allowances. Delaying allowances is needed to prevent further falls in the carbon price. The move must now be agreed by Member States and the European Parliament. “The European Commission has finally taken … Continue reading European wind power industry backs Commission proposal to boost carbon price

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