Recent Industry News

Finavera Wind Energy Sells Remaining 10% Equity Interest in 105 Megawatt Cloosh Valley Wind Project to SSE Renewables for €2.1 million

Finavera Wind Energy Sells Remaining 10% Equity Interest in 105 Megawatt Cloosh Valley Wind Project to SSE Renewables for €2.1 million Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (“Finavera” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce that it has completed a series of agreements for the sale of its 10% equity interest in the 105 megawatt […]

NRG Energy Acquires Its First Public Solar Facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Four Megawatt Spanish Town Estate Solar project to decrease St. Croix’s dependence on fossil fuel imports NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt (MW ac) Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands […]

Solarcentury joins Community Energy England

Solarcentury is now a member of Community Energy England, a not for profit organisation representing community projects and energy co-operatives. Founded in May 2014, CEE works to create the conditions within which the community energy sector can rapidly scale and grow in the UK. Wolf Dietrich, of the Ground-Mount Team at Solarcentury said, “We are […]

Levi’s Stadium Inspires New Look at Clean Energy

As a California resident and as the Regional President for NRG Energy in the West, I enjoy living in a place that embraces technology and transformation of the energy landscape. In accelerating the race toward a clean energy future, NRG understands that in order to succeed, we must partner with those who share our vision. […]

RenewableUk responds to Wind Turbine Fire Research

RenewableUK is responding to research into fire protection conducted by academics from Imperial College London, entitled “Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines”. The report aims to look into incidences of fire within wind turbines, highlighting that the main cause is lightning strikes. The authors conclude: “There is very little […]

New Task Force created in Wind Energy Sector

An approach that will confirm the benefit of further developing the industry, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased by the Quebec government’s announcement today of the creation of a task force in the wind energy sector. CanWEA is confident this initiative will serve to strengthen […]

Capstone Expands Footprint in Indonesia With Sale of a C800 at a Cement Factory

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order from Indonesia for a Capstone C800 system to power a cement factory in Balikpapan. The order was secured by Serba Dinamik, Capstone’s exclusive distributor for Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei and is expected to […]

Yingli Green Energy to Supply 3 MWs of PV Modules to Distributed Generation Demonstration Project in Hubei Province, China

Solar Energy System to Power Major Regional Logistics Center Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it will supply 3 MWs of PV modules to a demonstration project for distributed […]

First Ab Initio Method for Characterizing Hot Carriers Could Hold the Key to Future Solar Cell Efficiencies

One of the major road blocks to the design and development of new, more efficient solar cells may have been cleared. Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed the first ab initio method – meaning a theoretical model free of adjustable or empirical parameters – for characterizing the properties of “hot […]

Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

The Energy Department announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of algal biofuels to cost-competitive levels […]