Recent Industry News

Ballard Receives ElectraGen™ Fuel Cell System Order For Deployments in Digicel Network

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP)(TSX: BLD) today announced that it has received an order from Precision Power & Air (PP&A) – the Company’s Caribbean distributor – for 13 ElectraGen™-ME fuel cell backup power systems to be deployed in the Digicel Group Limited (Digicel) network in Jamaica. This is the second tranche of Ballard methanol-fuelled systems […]

FuelCell Energy Appoints Christopher S. Sotos to Its Board of Directors

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra‐clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today announced that Christopher S. Sotos, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions at NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, bringing with him […]

How solar energy could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world’s electricity by […]

NREL Software Tool a Boon for Wind Industry

Wind energy is blowing away skeptics—it’s so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department’s goal of 20% wind energy by 2030. That extra efficiency may be realized with the help of […]

Trina Solar Announces Shipment of 11.7 MW Modules to Customers’ Solar Projects in Turkey and Ecuador

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced it was selected to supply 11.7 MW of modules to customers’ ground-mounted solar PV plants in the emerging solar markets of Turkey and Ecuador. The agreements demonstrate the company’s ongoing progress in executing […]

Government figures highlight vital role of bioenergy

Biomass power and biofuels make record contributions to UK energy The Government’s quarterly Energy Trends publication [1] reveals a record contribution from bioenergy for keeping the lights on and our cars moving whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 Q2, bioenergy accounted for a record 5.6TWh (7%) of electricity generation. This is an increase of […]

Secretary Jewell Announces Competitive Leasing Policy to Encourage Solar and Wind Energy Development on Public Lands, Create Greater Certainty for Developers

Proposed rule to spur renewable energy in the West, ensure fair return to American taxpayers As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new competitive leasing process by the Bureau of Land […]

Vestas receives 16.5 MW order in Finland; is the first commercial project to include Vestas De-icing System in Finland

Featuring five V112-3.3 MW turbines, the Puuska II wind energy project will be the first commercial project in Finland to utilise the Vestas De-icing System (VDS). The order was placed by Rajakiiri Oy, a Finnish wind power company owned by energy and industrial enterprises EPV Energia Oy, Outokumpu Oyj, Oy Katternö Kraft Ab, and Rautaruukki […]

Invenergy Commences Commercial Operation of Miami Wind Energy Center in Texas

Today, Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced that it has commenced commercial operation of its 288.6 MW Miami Wind Energy Center (“Miami”) in Roberts, Hemphill, Gray, and Wheeler Counties in northern Texas. Located approximately eighty miles northeast of Amarillo, in the ERCOT West Zone, the facility utilizes 156 General Electric (GE) 1.85 MW wind turbines. “We’re […]

HBRE Wind Power Company Selects GE Turbines for Vietnam’s Tay Nguyen Wind Farm

Memorandum of understanding to continue development of wind power in Vietnam GE to help HBRE to undertake wind engineering analyses, analyze site layout, and assess constructability GE (NYSE: GE) and HBRE Wind Power Company Ltd. (HBRE) have recently signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in developing the Tay Nguyen wind farm in Dak Lak […]