Recent Industry News

GE’s Wind PowerUp* to Increase Power Output at Five European Wind Farms

First Customized Software-enabled Platform PowerUp Services to be Installed in Germany and Romania PowerUp Services to Enhance Installed Base, Provide Up To Five Percent Higher Annual Energy Production (AEP) Today, GE (NYSE: GE) announced European wind farm operators ENERTRAG AG and Monsson Group have selected GE’s Wind PowerUp* for wind farms in Germany and Romania. […]

Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies the Financial Impacts of Customer-Sited Photovoltaics on Electric Utilities

Impacts to Utility Shareholder Earnings and Return on Equity Can Vary Greatly, and Can Be Mitigated through a Range of Measures A new report prepared by analysts from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) examines the potential impacts of customer-sited solar photovoltaics (PV) on electric utility profitability and rates. The […]

Carmanah M800 Series Solar Powered Marine Lanterns Selected by US Coast Guard

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH), has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply marine aids-to-navigation to the US Coast Guard. The Carmanah M800 Series marine lantern was the product of choice in the Small and Large Self Contained LED Lantern categories per USCG Solicitation # HSCG84-14-R-BHQ044. While there is no guaranteed financial value of purchases […]

ACCIONA Windpower Installs World’s First AW125/3000 Wind Turbine, fills orders for an additional 552 MW

The 125-meter rotor, among the largest ones currently operational onshore in the world, optimizes power output and lowers the cost of energy. The turbine installed in Spain will help to complete the certification process by early 2015. ACCIONA Windpower (AWP), a subsidiary of the ACCIONA group that designs, manufactures and commercializes wind turbines, has completed […]

RenewableUK condemns Pickles’ 50th intervention in a wind farm application

RenewableUK has condemned the unprecedented interference of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles in renewable energy projects in England. He has now intervened in 50 wind farm planning applications since June 2013, taking decisions personally instead of allowing locally elected councillors and planning inspectors to do so. To date, these […]

REA urges Prime Minister to embrace renewable future at UN Climate Summit

Prime Minister will be “out of touch” with the public if he rows back on renewables in favour of fracking and nuclear Media reports this morning state that David Cameron is expected to use his four minute speech at the UN Climate Summit today to promote shale gas fracking and nuclear power as “green” technologies, […]

Police Department generates power from Q Cells Solar Modules

140 KILOWATT PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILITY ON THE ROOFS OF THE NEW THURINGIA STATE OFFICE OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS (LKA) ENERGY COOPERATIVE HAS LEASED THE ROOF AREA FOR 20 YEARS FOR ITS LARGEST PLANT SOLAR PLANTS ALSO MAKE ECONOMIC SENSE FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS A photovoltaic facility with Q CELLS solar modules has become operational atop the new site […]

Centrotherm responds to renewed weakness in the Photovotaic Sector

Due to the recent market weakness in the photovoltaic industry centrotherm will continue its restructuring and modernization program. The technology and equipment provider for the photovoltaics and semiconductor industry consistently enlarges its product and service portfolio and invests in new process solutions, upgrades and service packages. With regard to the installed base of more than […]

KYOCERA Joins IMEC’s Industrial Affiliation Program on Advanced Silicon Solar Cell Technology

Belgian nanoelectronics research centre imec and Kyocera Corporation announced today that Kyocera, the Japanese high-tech electronics company and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and systems, has joined imec’s Industrial Affiliation Program (IIAP) to advance next-generation crystalline silicon solar cells. This multi-partner R&D program aims at increasing the efficiency of solar cells and modules while […]

PGE Energia Natury PEW Selects GE Turbines for Polish Wind Farm

Sixteen GE 2.5-100 Wind Turbines to Power the Karwice Wind Farm Farm to produce 40 megawatts (MW) of power for Poland and region Project Further Establishes GE’s Commitment to Renewable Energy in Poland Helping to modernize the Polish power infrastructure and reinforcing its commitment to the country’s energy sector, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that […]