Recent Industry News

Certified Green Gas could heat 30,000 homes in 2015

Eight biomethane projects committed to Green Gas Certification Scheme 400 million units of certified green gas forecast for 2015 Barrow Green Gas (BGG), the trading name for Barrow Shipping Ltd, has secured commitment from eight biomethane producers for the purchase and sale of their green gas. BGG certifies all its biomethane using REAL’s not-for-profit Green […]

GE and Saudi Aramco launch Global Innovation Challenge to find Renewable Energy Solutions for Seawater Desalination

GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship today launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving the energy efficiency of seawater desalination. The US$200,000 challenge will be awarded to four winners with a prize of US$50,000 each, and further investments towards commercialization of the best ideas among all submissions will […]

Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Hit Milestone

According to new industry data, a growing sector of the U.S. solar energy industry has reached a major milestone, with 5 million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors now installed in North America. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), says these systems represent 250 megawatts (MW) of […]

Heliocentris receives Major Order from Myanmar

Heliocentris has received its largest single purchase order since the company’s foundation in 1995. The order comprises the delivery and installation of hybrid power solutions for the build-out of 150 mobile base stations in Myanmar and has a value of USD 4-6 million depending on the exact site configuration to be delivered and installed within […]

KYOCERA’s Solar-Powered Recharging Station for Electric Vehicles Installed at SHINTEC HOZUMI for Disaster Prevention

Clean, renewable energy charged to plug-in hybrid vehicles can be utilized as backup power in times of emergency Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (herein “KCCS”) announced today that they have installed a “Solar Cycle Station for EV” at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co., Ltd. in […]

Shiny Quantum Dots brighten Future of Solar Cells

Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can […]

Samsung and Pattern Energy Complete Canada’s Largest Wind Project, South Kent Wind

Project is delivered on schedule and on budget despite record-breaking winter conditions The largest wind project in Canada is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI) (TSX: PEG) (Pattern Energy) today announced its South Kent Wind project has completed construction and is fully operational. The 270 […]

Yingli Green Energy Signs Framework Agreement with United PV for the Acquisition of 300 MW Solar PV Plants

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 Energy (China) Company Limited (“Yingli China,”) has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited (“United PV” […]

Advanced Energy Expands Thin Film Product Offerings With Acquisition of High Voltage Power Supplies Manufacturer, HiTek Power Group

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced it has acquired HiTek Power Group (HiTek), a privately-held provider of high voltage power solutions. Based in the United Kingdom, the company offers a comprehensive portfolio of high voltage and custom built power conversion products ranging from 100V to 500kV designed to meet the demanding requirements of OEMs […]

Alliant Energy helps Renewable Energy grow through Partnerships with Customers

Majority of renewable energy in Iowa comes from wind and solar This year, Alliant Energy electric utility customers across Iowa will generate more renewable energy than ever before. In the last three years, the number of Alliant Energy customers who have installed a renewable energy generation system on their home or business in Iowa has […]