Recent Industry News

4 Signs the Renewable Energy Revolution Is Upon Us

It’s been a fantastic year for renewable energy. Here are just a few of the victories we’ve seen in 2015. This was the year of renewable energy. Offshore wind power shattered installation records, wind and solar energy both became more affordable than ever, and the world added more renewable capacity than oil, natural gas, and […]

Busy year of construction activity ahead for British wind industry – but onshore wind faces uncertain future

RenewableUK is predicting a busy year of construction activity in onshore and offshore wind in 2016, bringing massive economic benefits across the UK. However, onshore construction work beyond next year is under severe threat of curtailment as the Government has withdrawn financial support for future projects. Onshore wind developers are set to install at least […]

Canadian Solar completes Sale of Earthlight Solar Power Plant to Concord Green Energy

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., completed the sale of its 10 MW AC EarthLight LP (“Earthlight”) to One West Holdings Ltd., an affiliate of Concord Green Energy Inc. (“Concord”). The plant, […]

EDF Renewable Services Announces Remote Monitoring Contract with ALLETE Clean Energy

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), the leading provider of renewable operations and maintenance services in North America, announced today it has entered into a contract with ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE), to provide 24/7/365 remote monitoring and turbine resets for five of its wind projects located in Oregon, Iowa, […]

Big leap in clean electricity generated by wind

RenewableUK is highlighting official Government statistics published today which show the increasingly central role that wind is playing in the UK’s energy mix. The quarterly figures, released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, show that in July to September, the amount of electricity generated by offshore wind increased by 52% compared to the […]

Year in Review: Celebrating Wind Energy and Water Power

Renewable energy from wind and water had a big year in 2015. The wind industry continues to grow the American clean energy economy one megawatt at a time, and this past year, the price of wind energy reached an all-time low. Similarly, hydropower made strides with its HydroNEXT initiative to lower cost, improve performance, and […]

NREL Research Advances Hydrogen Production Efforts

Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have made advances toward affordable photoelectrochemical (PEC) production of hydrogen. NREL’s scientists took a different approach to the PEC process, which uses solar energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The process requires special semiconductors, the PEC materials and catalysts to split the water. […]

Statkraft to sell minority shareholding in Sri Lankan hydro assets

Statkraft has entered an agreement to sell its 30 percent holding in Sri Lanka company Nividhu (Pvt.) Ltd. to other shareholders in the company. Nividhu Ltd owns the two small-scale hydropower plants Belihuloya and Assupiniella with a total capacity of 6.2 MW. The average annual output is 25 GWh. “The present position in Sri Lanka […]

American wind power breezes past 70-gigawatt milestone

American wind power just passed the 70 gigawatt (GW) mark, meaning enough wind turbine capacity is now installed to supply over 19 million typical American homes with low-cost electricity. The announcement comes as political leaders from around the world, including the U.S., reached a historic agreement this month to reduce carbon pollution, further increasing the […]

Acciona-led Consortium signs CAD $1.75 billion Contract for Site C Hydroelectric Dam in Canada

ACCIONA entrusted with one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada, a 1,100 MW hydroelectric dam in British Columbia The civil works contract includes an earth fill dam, two diversion tunnels and the foundation for the generating station and spillways ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada and its Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP) announced today that they have […]