Monthly Archives: April 2013

Iberdrola records First Quarter Earnings of 878.6 Million Euros

Comparison with the same period last year is affected by higher taxation on generation in Spain and temporary additional energy costs in Brazil, among other factors Renewables and generation and supply drive a 5.5% rise in gross margin to €3,573 million Group efficiency improved by 4.6%; Ebitda was 3.7% lower at €2,279 million, with 72% […]

£15M East Anglia Investment For Development Of World Leading Offshore Wind Farm

Project partners Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables doing business with 28 firms in region and supporting more than 100 local jobs Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables, joint venture partners behind the East Anglia Offshore Wind Zone, have awarded over £15m in contracts to businesses operating in East Anglia. Since 2010, 28 firms located in the region have […]

SEIA Supports Efforts to ‘Level Playing Field’ for Renewable Energy

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), today released the following statement after the introduction in Congress of a bipartisan bill to create parity when it comes to Master Limited Partnerships, which are often used to create investment incentives in energy projects. The bill was introduced by Sen. Chris Coons […]

Sustainable Energy Market Update: Germany Launches Incentive Program for Solar Energy Storage Systems

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd (TSX VENTURE:STG) (“Sustainable Energy” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of intelligent power electronics for decentralized generation and storage systems is pleased to confirm that the German Government will implement the expected incentive program for residential solar energy storage systems, beginning May 1, 2013. (See News Release: February 19, 2013: Sustainable Energy’s […]

Vestas releases new 2 MW Turbines to the Market

Vestas releases to the market two new variants of its workhorse 2 MW platform – the V100-2.0 MW and the V110-2.0 MW. Based on the 2 MW platform’s proven technology, the new turbines will streamline the product offerings for customers and increase annual energy production by at least 13% on medium- and low-wind sites. “Vestas […]

Vestas receives its Largest Order Ever in Chile and strengthens its No. 1 Position in the Market

With reference to the Vestas Wind System A/S company announcement No. 17 of 24 April 2013, Vestas has received a 109.6 MW order for Chile. The project, which will be Vestas’ largest in Chile, consists of 22 V100-1.8 MW and 35 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines, which will be installed in Coquimbo region, Chile. The turbines […]

Standard Solar Installs Fourth Aggregate Net-Metered Solar System in Kent County at Fairlee Lagoons

Standard Solar, Inc., a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems, today announced it has completed the installation of an 809.4 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Fairlee Lagoons in Kent County, Maryland. Funding for the Fairlee Lagoons solar array was arranged by Urban Grid Holdings, LLC, (Urban […]

Speeding the Search for Better Methane Capture

Like the Roman god Janus, methane presents Earth’s atmosphere with two situational faces. As the main component of natural gas, methane when burned as a fuel produces less carbon dioxide than the burning of oil or coal, which makes it a plus for global climate change. However, pure methane released into the atmosphere via leaks […]

EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates Spinning Spur Wind Project and Launches Spinning Spur II

EDF Renewable Energy celebrates the completion of the Spinning Spur Wind Project today with a dedication ceremony, and the launch of Spinning Spur II with a groundbreaking ceremony. The Spinning Spur projects, located in Oldham County, Texas, are each 161 megawatts (MW) and together will generate clean electricity sufficient to supply approximately 100,000 average Texas […]

NREL Quantifies Significant Value in Concentrating Solar Power

CSP with thermal energy storage boosts California electric grid Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California […]