Recent Industry News

New York Praised for Statewide Solar Initiatives

Saying it would enhance regulatory certainty and bolster the investment climate in New York’s solar market, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today congratulated Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to transition the state’s multiple solar programs into the single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program. “This administration has taken real steps towards going solar, and these steps are […]

Heliocentris signs major distribution agreement in China

German fuel cell systems specialist FutureE Fuel Cell Solutions GmbH, which was recently acquired by Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG, and a renowned IT banking solutions provider from Beijing announced today that they have entered into a master distribution agreement covering advanced Jupiter fuel cell systems for Chinese banking customers. The systems, which will have output […]

World’s largest tidal energy project to be built in the UK

RenewableUK is today hailing the announcement that funding has been secured to build the first phase of the world’s largest tidal energy array in the Pentland Firth region in North Scotland. The Meygen project has a capacity of up to 398MW and will provide clean electricity for 175,000 homes and 100 jobs in the area […]

Capstone Announces Follow-On Order for Seventy Five C65s From Horizon Power Systems for Several U.S. Oil and Gas Customers

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 for seventy five C65 microturbines, scheduled for shipment through December 2014, from Horizon Power Systems for several U.S. Oil and Gas Customers. The order was placed by Horizon Power Systems, Capstone’s distributor for […]

Yingli Green Energy to Energize 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Japan

System to be one of the largest installed on a rented rooftop 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 its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation, Ltd. (Yingli Japan), […]

Information in the market regarding offshore project in the UK

Vestas can confirm that DONG Energy and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind have entered into a conditional agreement regarding the Burbo Bank Extension project in the UK comprising V164-8.0 MW turbines. Today there is additional information in the market regarding an offshore project in the UK (ref. company announcement No. 7/2014 of 18 February 2014). Vestas […]

SEIA Commends Kansas City Chiefs on Solar Installations

Saying the team wants to be a “positive example” to its community, pro football’s Kansas City Chiefs have installed 308 solar panels as part of a sustainability partnership with local utility, Kansas City Power & Light. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), applauded the venture: “Today, Chiefs’ fans have […]

SolarCity Expands Massachusetts Operations to North Shore

New Wilmington Operations Center to Meet Increased Solar Demand; Expansion Brings New Jobs to Area SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY) is expanding its Massachusetts operations with a new 10,000 square foot North Shore Operations Center in Wilmington. The new operations center— SolarCity’s third in Massachusetts—brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to keep pace with […]

New Process Helps Overcome Obstacles to Produce Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

Lignin Valorization Study Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences There’s an old saying in the biofuels industry: “You can make anything from lignin except money.” But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage. The study from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates a concept […]

Water leads to Chemical that gunks up Biofuels Production

Study shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels, provides scientific principles that can speed up biofuel development Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an […]