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Q Cells Solar Modules power Bakery with Solar Electricity

The Germany-based bakery and confectionery company Seßelberg-Betriebs-KG relies on self-consumption of solar power. The company from the North German town of Neustadt/Holstein-Ostsee, started operating two PV plants with a total output of 99.5 kilowatt-peak on the roofs of the administrative buildings and baking facilities several weeks ago, as announced by the bakers’ guild member and […]

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Ballard Inks Automotive and Non-Automotive Technology Solutions Contracts

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) announced that it has signed two new Technology Solutions contracts, one with Ardica Technologies (Ardica; www.ardica.com) and one with an unnamed global automotive OEM. Under each contract Ballard will provide expertise in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology in order to advance customer programs through development stages. […]

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EU Commission will further review Lynemouth coal to biomass plant

The European Commission has announced it will further review whether Lynemouth coal power station will be able to convert to a biomass plant Lynemouth Power Ltd has been told that its case will be investigated further to assess whether the conversion would meet EU state aid rules. The converted plant would be able to export […]

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E.ON divests its solar business in Italy to private infrastructure fund F2i SGR

E.ON has sold its Italian solar business to the private infrastructure investment fund manager F2i SGR. F2i has an impressive track record in the solar business in Italy and is committed to the long-term future of the business. The activities sold comprise a total generating capacity of 49 megawatt and consist of seven ground mounted […]

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Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

On February 20, 2015 EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs.” This funding will support the research and development of technological innovations to improve the manufacturing, transportation, and assembly of wind turbine blades longer than […]

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Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. These projects will support BETO’s work to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels from non-food biomass feedstocks by reducing the risk associated with […]

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Vestas wins 33 MW order for V126-3.3 MW turbines in Sweden

OX2 orders 10 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a wind power plant in northern Sweden Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 10 V126-3.3 MW turbines for the Maevaara 2 wind power plant. The order also includes the first Vestas De-icing System for the V126-3.3 MW. The order was placed by Nordic renewable energy […]

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NextEra Energy Partners, LP Announces Appointment of Susan Davenport Austin to Board of Directors of General Partner

NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) announced the appointment of Susan Davenport Austin to the board of directors of its general partner. Austin joins as an independent director and as a member of the board’s audit and conflicts committees. “We’re very pleased to welcome Susan to the NextEra Energy Partners board,” said Jim Robo, chairman […]

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SMA Solar Technology AG surpasses 1 GW of O&M Contracts

In just over one year, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has earned more than 1 GW of operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts worldwide. Since launching its plant-wide O&M services in late 2013, SMA has assumed operational management of 840 MW of PV in North America and 180 MW in Europe, the Middle East and Africa […]

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BlackRock announces Infrastructure Partnership with EDF Renewable Energy

A fund managed by BlackRock’s Infrastructure Investment Group (“BlackRock Infrastructure”) has purchased a 50% interest in the 200 megawatt (MW) Hereford Wind Project (“Hereford Project”), located in Deaf Smith County, Texas from EDF Renewable Energy. BlackRock and EDF Renewable Energy have also signed agreements to enter into similar partnerships on the Longhorn (200 MW) and […]

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