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Hundreds of exhibitors in the spotlight at EWEA 2013

Over 400 exhibiting companies will have their moment in the spotlight at EWEA 2013, when thousands of wind industry professionals, television crews and reporters make their way through the halls of the Messe Wien in Austria. The final few stand locations are being snapped up, and our team of stand builders and designers are ensuring … Continue reading Hundreds of exhibitors in the spotlight at EWEA 2013

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Ontario will close down all coal-fired electricity plants

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province with a population equivalent to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales combined, has decided to abandon coal-fired electricity a year ahead of schedule. “The early closure is a result of Ontario’s strong conservation efforts, a smarter electricity grid and a diverse supply of cleaner energy,” Dalton McGuinty, Ontario’s Premier said. … Continue reading Ontario will close down all coal-fired electricity plants

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SunShot Incubator Inspires Solar Energy Visionaries

In the latest round of SunShot Incubator, the Energy Department is investing $12 million to accelerate solar energy innovation. Today, the Energy Department is anouncing the availability of more than $12 million to accelerate innovations within the solar industry as part of the latest round of SunShot Incubator. This new funding opportunity challenges solar’s best … Continue reading SunShot Incubator Inspires Solar Energy Visionaries

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Brookings’s Ebinger off target with wind energy criticism

Charles K. Ebinger’s January 7 Brookings opinion piece about the production tax credit does get one thing right. It is true that over a project’s lifetime, wind power ultimately drives investment and consumer savings that more than pays for the tax relief it receives. That’s the result of a smart and worthwhile federal policy doing … Continue reading Brookings’s Ebinger off target with wind energy criticism

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New innovations displayed at WFES

Entrepreneurs are gathering at the sixth edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) to showcase the latest solutions and innovations in the global renewable energy sector. These solutions are designed to address the major challenges of the renewable energy industry, such as the improvement of energy efficiency. In total, about 58 products will be … Continue reading New innovations displayed at WFES

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Wind energy: Jacks Lane decision is ‘a victory for common sense’ says Res

RES has welcomed the decision to dismiss a legal challenge by protesters against a six turbine wind farm at Jack’s Lane near Fakenham in North West Norfolk as a “victory for common sense”. The High Court upheld the decision to allow the wind farm to go ahead, which was made by a Planning Inspector following … Continue reading Wind energy: Jacks Lane decision is ‘a victory for common sense’ says Res

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NNSA Awards Contract for Largest Federal Wind Farm to Siemens

The Pantex wind farm, a first in the NNSA enterprise, will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex Plant. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., (Siemens) to construct and operate the federal government’s largest wind farm. … Continue reading NNSA Awards Contract for Largest Federal Wind Farm to Siemens

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Electrovaya receives Purchase Order for Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® batteries from DongFeng Motors

Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) today announced that it has received an initial contract to produce prototypes to deliver complete electric vehicle battery systems for DongFeng Motors’ two electric vehicle platforms. DongFeng Motors (DFM) plans to commercially launch these two electric vehicles by late 2013. The Electrovaya 18kWh Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® battery consists of its proprietary high … Continue reading Electrovaya receives Purchase Order for Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® batteries from DongFeng Motors

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Solar power becomes cheaper than diesel generation

The cost of solar energy has dropped below the cost of diesel generation worldwide for communities living away from the electricity grid, International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) said on Tuesday. Renewable energy has entered into a new virtuous cycle of falling costs, increasing deployment, and accelerated technological progress, according to an Irena report launched during … Continue reading Solar power becomes cheaper than diesel generation

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Outgoing EWEA CEO gives hard-hitting interview for EWEA 2013 preview

With only weeks to go before EWEA 2013 in Vienna, media coverage is ramping up. Over 100 journalists will attend the event. Television crews will be roving the Messe Wien. In anticipation of Europe’s premier wind energy industrial event, a comprehensive preview of EWEA 2013 has been carried out by Recharge magazine. The preview features … Continue reading Outgoing EWEA CEO gives hard-hitting interview for EWEA 2013 preview

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Canadian consortium signs PPA for 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Ecuador

A Canadian consortium of renewable energy developers including Solexica Energy Corporation (“Solexica”), JCM Capital (“JCM”) and Radical Energy Inc. (“Radical”) has signed a 20-year concession agreement with CONELEC for the purchase of electricity generated by the combined 62.5MWp PV (50 MWac) power plants located in the Republic of Ecuador. The plants are being developed as … Continue reading Canadian consortium signs PPA for 50 MW solar photovoltaic plant in Ecuador

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France to invest €3.5 billion in offshore wind energy

After months of uncertainty, French Ecology Minister Delphine Batho finally announced last week the second phase of a call for tenders for the construction of €3.5 billion worth of offshore wind farms to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity. The announcement followed up on a promise made by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault during a government-hosted … Continue reading France to invest €3.5 billion in offshore wind energy

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New investment in clean energy fell 11% in 2012

Investment in renewable energy fell in 2012 as governments cut subsidies, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance. US, Italy, Spain and India were among the biggest decliners; while Japan and South Africa led the charge of “new markets”. Investment in clean energy projects dipped 11 per cent last year, according to new figures from Bloomberg New … Continue reading New investment in clean energy fell 11% in 2012

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François Hollande: invest in renewable energy to avert ‘catastrophe’

The world is headed for an environmental catastrophe if countries do not invest in renewable energy, François Hollande warned. Speaking at a green energy conference in Abu Dhabi, the French president said that people had an obligation to protect the planet for future generations. “If we don’t act, if we don’t do anything, if we … Continue reading François Hollande: invest in renewable energy to avert ‘catastrophe’

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Photovoltaic Module Shipments Surge in the Fourth Quarter of 2012

After a disastrous third quarter of 2012 featuring extremely low factory utilization rates across the entire photovoltaic (PV) supply chain, a surge in demand was seen in the final quarter of the year for PV modules. A new PV module shipment record of 11 gigawatts (GW) was reached in the fourth quarter according to the … Continue reading Photovoltaic Module Shipments Surge in the Fourth Quarter of 2012

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Sprott Power Corp. announces loan to contracted wind energy projects

Sprott Power Corp. (TSX:SPZ), a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects, announced that it has entered into agreements under which it has advanced and/or agreed to advance approximately $0.5 million in interest bearing secured loans. The loans are secured by wind power development projects in Ontario with executed power purchase agreements totaling approximately … Continue reading Sprott Power Corp. announces loan to contracted wind energy projects

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Trina Solar obtains rights to develop 50 MW solar power project in Gansu

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced that it has obtained approval from the Gansu Provincial Development and Reform Commission to develop a 50 MW grid-connected solar power plant project in Wuwei, Gansu. The solar energy project is expected to support economic stimulus … Continue reading Trina Solar obtains rights to develop 50 MW solar power project in Gansu

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Last year, China more than doubled its solar power generating capacity and increased wind energy and hydropower capacities

Greenhouse gas emissions in China in 2011 increased to their highest level since data began being collected by network stations in 1990, according to China’s first Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Electricity generated from clean energy resources in China rose 28.5 percent year on year in 2012 as the country moved to reduce its reliance on fossil … Continue reading Last year, China more than doubled its solar power generating capacity and increased wind energy and hydropower capacities

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