Recent Industry News

Talen Energy Announces Agreement to Sell Renewable Energy Business

Talen Energy announced Friday (6/26) an agreement to sell Talen Renewable Energy, LLC to funds managed by California -based Energy Power Partners. The sale will include 25 projects in four states with a total of 65 megawatts of nameplate generating capacity. The portfolio includes landfill gas-to-energy, solar, wind and cogeneration projects. Subject to regulatory approvals, […]

Vestas confirms 66 MW turbine order in Scotland, UK

Infinis Energy plc has placed an order with Vestas for the Galawhistle project in Scotland, UK. The order for the Galawhistle project comprises 22 V90-3.0 MW turbines and includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is expected in the second […]

Bipartisan Efforts Help to Keep New Jersey Solar Installations on Track

If approved and signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie, bipartisan legislation approved this week by the New Jersey Legislature will help to keep New Jersey solar installations on track for 2015. The state is projected to add nearly 300 megawatts (MW) of new installed solar capacity, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market […]

Strata Solar targets Military Veterans in Recent Hiring Spree

For Strata Solar, being located in Fayetteville comes with a number of benefits. But perhaps chief among them is that with Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield located in Fayetteville, the company has a large pool of military veterans to hire from. Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar announced this week that it had hired 188 new […]

Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for clean energy

The wind energy industry is calling the budget bill finalized in Columbus today a “missed opportunity” to re-open Ohio to clean energy development, after a year in which setback requirements the industry calls “impossible” have stymied new wind farms here. “While House Bill 64 contains a positive policy development for renewable energy, overall the industry […]

LDK Solar Announces Appointments of New Chairman and Directors and Resignation of a Director

LDK Solar CO., Ltd. (“LDK Solar”, OTC Markets: LDKYQ), today announced that the LDK Solar board of directors has elected Mr. Zhibin Liu as its new Chairman, and appointed Messrs. Yunsong Ao and Yan Xiong, both executive vice presidents of the Company at present, as additional directors to its board, effective immediately.? At the same […]

Vestas receives 150 MW order in U.S. state of Texas

Order is first under Master Supply Agreement announced with EDF Renewable Energy in December 2014. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 34/2015 of 25 June 2015, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 75 V100-2.0 MW turbines to supply the Salt Fork wind power plant […]

Clean Energy Collective brings Roofless Community-shared Solar Solution to Texas

The world’s leading community solar provider, Clean Energy Collective (CEC), has announced today a partnership with NEC Retail Co-op Electricity to bring community-shared solar to south Texas. CEC will develop a 700 kW (AC) solar PV facility, giving customers the opportunity to own local clean energy generation through CEC’s roofless solar program. This array will […]

Sustainable Transportation Day Drives Innovation Forward

On June 22, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) hosted Sustainable Transportation Day at the Energy Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Together, the Bioenergy , Fuel Cell, and Vehicle Technologies Offices showcased how EERE’s strategic investments in sustainable transportation technologies are improving vehicle efficiency and advancing the use of alternative fuel vehicles. […]

Unlocking fermentation secrets opens the door to new biofuels

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have, for the first time, uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing new insights for advanced biofuel development. “This work advances our fundamental understanding of the complex, system-level process of clostridial acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation,” explained Ting […]