Monthly Archives: June 2013

DTE Energy accepting Applications for SolarCurrents

DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is accepting applications for the second offering of its expanded SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program, which offers customers a more affordable way to install solar photovoltaic systems on their homes and businesses. The expansion of the SolarCurrents program has added 2 megawatts (MW) of capacity in four offerings of 500 kilowatts each […]

NREL Reports 31.1% Efficiency for III-V Solar Cell

Conversion-efficiency mark is a world record for a two-junction solar cell measured under one-sun illumination The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Lab has announced a world record of 31.1% conversion efficiency for a two-junction solar cell under one sun of illumination. NREL Scientist Myles Steiner announced the new record June 19 at the 39th IEEE […]

JinkoSolar Supplies 25.8 MW of Solar Modules to First Private Solar Park in India

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a leading global solar PV power product manufacturer, today announced that it has supplied 25.8 MW of high-efficient solar PV modules to the first private solar park in India. Located in Mandrup Village, Solapur District, Maharashtra State, India, the project was developed by Enrich Energy […]

James Miller Joins AES Board of Directors

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) announced today that Mr. James Miller, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PPL Corporation, has been appointed to the AES Board of Directors, effective June 20, 2013. “Jim brings to AES’ Board substantial experience in the energy industry, both in the U.S. and internationally, including in regulated utilities and […]

Conergy wins Intersolar Award for Innovative Grid Parity Project in Spain – Non-subsidized Solar Power Plant on Organic Restaurant wins in “Projects” Category

This afternoon, Conergy’s innovative “Lasal del Varador” grid parity project on the rooftop of a Spanish organic restaurant on Barcelona’s beach front carried the day in the “Projects” category at the Intersolar Award prize-giving ceremony. The Intersolar Award is presented every year on the occasion of the Intersolar trade fair held on the Munich exhibition […]

Vestas sells Two Wind Power Plants in Romania and Bulgaria

Vestas has entered into an agreement to sell the Romanian project Gebeleisis and the Bulgarian project Hrabrovo for a total enterprise value of EUR 127m. Vestas has entered into an agreement to sell the Romanian project Gebeleisis and the Bulgarian project Hrabrovo to LUKERG Renew for a total enterprise value of EUR 127m. The wind […]

GE’s Biggest Wind Turbine Generator Blade Touring across Germany

GE Blade Tour from Flensburg to Munich: Wind Turbine Blade of 60 Meters in Length Travels across Germany GE ”Energiewende” Events Will be Held Together with the Technical Universities of the Destination Cities of Berlin and Munich An impressive 60 meters in length and a symbol for the next generation of intelligent wind turbines, today […]

Hydrogenics Receives Innovator of the Year Award at HFC 2013

Hydrogenics Corporation (Nasdaq:HYGS, TSX:HYG), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, today announced that the company has received the Innovator of the Year Award from the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. The CHFCA Innovator of the Year award recognizes achievements by an organization that exemplifies a long term commitment […]

Plug Power adds Eric Prades to Board of Directors

Hydrogen Energy Industry Expert and CEO of Air Liquide Advanced Business Brings Extensive International Experience to Plug Power’s Board of Directors Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, has been advised that Eric Prades, CEO of Air Liquide Advanced Business, will join its board of directors as a director. Prades […]

U.S. Utilities Continue Signing Favorable Wind Energy Deals

Xcel Energy, MidAmerican, others in Michigan and Oklahoma lead the way American electric utilities are increasingly turning to wind energy, locking in lower-than-ever long-term fixed prices and reaping the benefits for stakeholders, customers, and their bottom line. Recent announcements underscore the trend: Xcel Energy announced in May the results of a request for proposals for […]