Recent Industry News

SunEdison Closes on 20 MW Adobe Solar Plant

Utility Solar Facility Located in Kern County SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services has interconnected a 20-megawatt AC (alternating current) solar plant in Kern County, California. The project, known as the Adobe Solar Facility, is owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy and is […]

Yingli Green Energy Cooperates with a Local Module Manufacturer in France

The two companies join forces to satisfy the requirements of French National Tender Program 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 the Company’s subsidiaries in China and France agreed to […]

Finavera Completes Sale of Wind Assets to Pattern Energy

Vancouver, Canada, April 17, 2014 – Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR), Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group LP (‘Pattern’) have completed the Purchase and Sale Agreement for 184 megawatts (MW) of wind projects, previously announced on April 29th, 2013, for gross cash […]

Potential for Job Creation, in Addition to Energy Security, Drives Investments in South African Renewable Energy Market

Large energy users are investigating the scope behind alternative sources to achieve self-sufficiency The South African renewable energy landscape is set to change rapidly in the next decade with the government targeting the sector as a possible source of employment opportunities. The strong procurement process in a relatively stable political environment, linked with long-term targets […]

SEIA Members Honored by White House as ‘Champions of Change’

Applauding their efforts to “expand energy choices for Americans,” the Obama Administration today presented its Champions of Change Award to 10 solar organizations. Following the announcement, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released this statement: “We applaud President Obama for recognizing these outstanding leaders in the solar industry with […]

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

In support of the Administration’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department today announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses. The United States continues to be a global leader in solar, with total U.S. solar […]

Yingli Green Energy Signs Cooperation Agreement with Sailing Capital to Jointly Form a One Billion RMB Renewable Energy Fund

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, also known as “Yingli Solar”, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited (“Yingli China”) has signed a cooperation agreement (the “Agreement”) with Shanghai Sailing Capital Management […]

Sony and Hydro-Québec Announce the Establishment of a Joint Venture to Start Development of a Large-Scale Energy Storage System for Power Grids

Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Hydro-Québec today announced that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Sony and Hydro-Québec plan to establish the new company in June, 2014. Forecasts indicate that demand for large-scale energy storage systems will increase in the future, to […]

Global Decline had little Effect in Denmark

In 2013, Danish wind companies experienced a slight overall decline in turnover and exports. Despite this, the Danish wind industry still performed better than the highly challenged global wind market. The Danish Wind Industry Association’s recently published industry statistics show a decline in 2013, but 2014 will bring back industry growth, says the Association. The […]

GE-Exclusive Technology Helps Scottish Utility Integrate Renewable Energy and Meet Complex Grid Challenges

GE Providing Series Capacitor Bank Project with Patented Sub-Synchronous Resonance (SSR) Filters Solutions Increase Reliability, Efficiency and Power Transfer Capabilities of Scottish Power’s Transmission Lines GE–BBES Consortium Providing Offshore and Local Design, Construction, Maintenance and Support GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) today announced it will provide series compensation capabilities to three of SP Power […]