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E.ON

Plans for a giant wind farm off the coast near Brighton have taken an important step forward this week with confirmation developer E.ON has resubmitted its initial planning application for the project. The energy giant, which was granted the rights to the Hastings Round 3 offshore wind development zone back in 2010, withdrew its first … Continue reading E.ON

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Photovoltaic meets 4.3% of Italian electricity demand in February 2013

Italian grid operator Terna SpA has reported that electricity generation from solar photovoltaics (PV) increased 11% year-over-year in February 2013 to 1.11 TWh, enough to meet 4.3% of demand. In the first two months of 2013 PV produced 1.87 TWh, a 3.2% increase over 2012 and enough to meet 3.5% of demand. In 2012 PV … Continue reading Photovoltaic meets 4.3% of Italian electricity demand in February 2013

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Ameco Solar: Our Chevy Volt Runs On Solar Energy

While driving an electric car is reducing our carbon footprint, we are also reducing our greenhouse emissions by using solar power to charge our new Chevy Volt. The bright and bold design — done by Iconography Studios over in Los Alamitos — highlights the fact that our brand new electric car is powered by solar … Continue reading Ameco Solar: Our Chevy Volt Runs On Solar Energy

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Portugal reaches 225.5 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity

Cumulative photovoltaic capacity in Portugal reached 225.5 MW at the end of 2012, according to a report published by the Portuguese energy regulator, DGGE (Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia), on March 4. Of these, 99.8 MW was photovoltaic power installed via mini-generation (up to 3.68 kW) and micro-generation (up to 250 kW) schemes. In … Continue reading Portugal reaches 225.5 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity

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Europe needs a strong 2030 renewable energy target

The European Union could achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050 “at the latest” if ambitious renewable energy targets for 203o are agreed, WWF has said in a new report. By 2030 the EU could be generating more than 40% of its energy from renewable sources, said the report, Re-energising Europe: Putting the EU on Track … Continue reading Europe needs a strong 2030 renewable energy target

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Andrew Garrad new President of the European Wind Energy Association

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has today elected Andrew Garrad as its new President. Garrad joined the wind energy industry in 1979 and was President and later Chairman of GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest independent renewable energy consultancy, with 1,000 employees in 27 countries devoted to renewable energy. Garrad built his first wind … Continue reading Andrew Garrad new President of the European Wind Energy Association

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Alstom enters Canadian wind energy market through an agreement with NaturEner

Alstom and NaturEner Energy Canada Inc. (“NaturEner”) have entered into an agreement for the supply of up to 414 MW of wind turbines to be installed at NaturEner’s Wild Rose Projects in Alberta. The agreement includes 138 ECO 110 3.0 MW wind turbines, and 10 years of maintenance services. This project, amounting to around €420 … Continue reading Alstom enters Canadian wind energy market through an agreement with NaturEner

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Mott MacDonald continues role on major onshore wind farm in Uruguay

Mott MacDonald has been appointed to carry out technical, environmental and social due diligence on the 50MW Florida onshore wind farm in Uruguay. The consultancy will also provide construction and operational monitoring on the project, which is being financed by the European Development Financing Institutions PROPARCO, FMO and DEG. The wind farm, which reached financial … Continue reading Mott MacDonald continues role on major onshore wind farm in Uruguay

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AeroVironment Integrates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technology into Electric Vehicle Charging Systems

AeroVironment, Inc. and the United States Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), managed by Battelle, announced a commercial license agreement for a technology that supports widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by helping to stabilize the electrical grid — the network of electricity generation, transmission and distribution that powers the nation.

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Is China’s photovoltaic industry bouncing back?

Things are looking up for China’s struggling photovoltaic (PV) industry, as many Chinese solar companies have seen orders increase amid a rebound in product prices after the Spring Festival. About 80 percent of the major PV companies across the country had resumed production as of January, said Liu Jing, an analyst with the Silicon Industry … Continue reading Is China’s photovoltaic industry bouncing back?

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The U.S.-China Clean Energy Trade Relationship in 2011

The United States and China traded more than $8.5 billion worth of clean energy goods and services in 2011, the latest year for which data are available. According to a report released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, U.S. companies enjoyed a $1.63 billion sales advantage over their Chinese counterparts. The report, Advantage America: The … Continue reading The U.S.-China Clean Energy Trade Relationship in 2011

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EGP

42 MW plus 15 MW managed by ESSE: EGP keeps on growing in a market that has not been affected by macroeconomic or political factors, and is still favourable in to investments in renewable sources. According to the latest figures, 300 MW of newly installed photovoltaic capacity was added to Greece

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BrightSource Energy Heats Up Concentrating Solar Tower

The massive Ivanpah power-tower solar energy plant is in the home stretch of development, having achieved “first flux,” BrightSource Energy says. Two years and four months after the project broke ground, the massive Ivanpah power-tower solar energy plant in the California desert is heating water. BrightSource Energy said that this week, for the first time, it … Continue reading BrightSource Energy Heats Up Concentrating Solar Tower

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World Bank Calls for Global Initiative to Scale Up Geothermal Energy in Developing Countries

The World Bank announced a major international effort to expand renewable power generation in developing countries by tapping an underutilized resource: geothermal energy. World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati called on donors, multilateral banks, governments and the private sector to join a Global Geothermal Development Plan (GGDP) to better manage and reduce risks of … Continue reading World Bank Calls for Global Initiative to Scale Up Geothermal Energy in Developing Countries

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