Monthly Archives: December 2012

Vestas receives 90 MW Order under Enel Green Power’s Global Supply Agreement

Vestas has received a 90 MW order from Enel Green Power for delivery of 45 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines. The order comes as a call-off from the global supply agreement of 400 MW with an option for an additional 1,000 MW with Enel Green Power, which Vestas announced to the market on 9 September 2010 […]

Yingli Green Energy Powers Tibetan Families with Off-grid PV Systems

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited (“Yingli China”) has partnered with Longyuan […]

Deploying Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Stations

EERE funded the development and deployment of 272 alternative fuel vehicles and four new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations statewide. At one CNG fueling station in Camden, 80 slow-fill pumps serve Waste Management’s fleet of natural gas-powered trucks and one pump is open to the public. This station alone is expected to displace more […]

Calpine Completes Sale of Broad River Energy Center to Energy Capital Partners LLC

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today completed the sale of the Broad River Energy Center to Broad River Power LLC, an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners LLC, for $427 million plus adjustments, or approximately $504 per kilowatt. Located in Gaffney, South Carolina, the Broad River Energy Center is an 847 megawatt simple-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant. It […]

Yingli Green Energy’s PANDA Module Ranks No. 2 in TUV Rheinland Energy Yield Test

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its PANDA module achieved great performance in the “TUV Rheinland 2011 Energy Yield Test”, […]

Hanwha SolarOne Announces Shareholder Resolutions Adopted at Annual General Meeting

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha SolarOne” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HSOL), a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers, and photovoltaic (“PV”) cells and modules in China, announced the shareholder resolutions adopted at its annual general meeting of shareholders (“AGM”) held in Shanghai, China on December 20, 2012. Hanwha SolarOne’s shareholders adopted the following resolutions: […]

Carmanah/ADB Supply Emergency Solar Systems to Brazilian Air Force

Airfield lighting partners Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH), ADB Airfield Solutions and Brazilian distributor AVIEX Importacao have been selected to supply five emergency-deployable, solar-powered airfield and helipad lighting systems to the Brazilian Air Force at a value of over $400,000. The fully portable lighting systems will be stored at the Brazilian Air Force Command Centre and are […]

American Wind Families call on Congress to extend Wind Tax Credit

“All We Want for Christmas is Economic Security for our Families” America’s wind energy workers are making videos to tell their stories of living with uncertainty over the Production Tax Credit that’s critical to the industry, and to ask Congress to include an extension in any “fiscal cliff” legislation this month. Half the jobs in […]

Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production

Collaboration at JBEI Identifies the First Enzyme Linked to Galactan Synthesis Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels produced from cellulosic biomass. Now an international collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department […]

DTE Energy announces commercial operation of Thumb Wind Park

DTE Energy today announced the completion of construction and the start of full commercial operation of the Thumb Wind Park in Huron and Sanilac counties. The Thumb Wind Park is a 110-megawatt (MW) project featuring 69 1.6-megawatt GE wind turbines. It generates enough renewable energy to power approximately 25,000 homes in Michigan. “This brings DTE […]