Recent Industry News

NBA Legend Bill Walton Joins NRG Home Solar Team

NRG Home Solar, one of the country’s leading residential solar companies, has announced that NBA legend Bill Walton has signed-on as the voice of the company’s home solar solutions. “I am honored to be joining the NRG Home Solar team as we work to spread the exciting and important message about the benefits of solar […]

Canadian Solar Responds to WTO Ruling Against US Photovoltaic Import Duties

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today released this statement on behalf of Thomas Koerner, General Manager of the Company’s America’s division, in response to the World Trade Organizations (“WTO’s”) ruling against the United States’ imposition of import duties against certain photovoltaic products. […]

ACCIONA Energía puts its first wind farm in Costa Rica into service

The 49.5 MW Chiripa facility has thirty-three 1.5 MW turbines of ACCIONA Windpower technology. Local partner Ecoenergía has a 35% capital share in the project development company. ACCIONA Energía has put the 49.5 MW Chiripa wind farm into commercial service, the company’s first in Costa The installation, owned by a consortium in which ACCIONA […]

REA welcomes calls for Government to accelerate green transport fuels and heating technologies

Influential reports urge Government to cut carbon from driving and heating The Government has made good progress on renewable electricity but needs to ramp up efforts to bring renewable transport fuels and heating technologies into the mainstream, according to a report published today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) [1]. A separate report by […]

REA comments on Government reshuffle

Renewables industry thanks Greg Barker for leadership on green energy The REA looks forward to working with the new energy, environment, communities and transport ministers taking office in today’s Government reshuffle. The association also pays testament to former Energy & Climate Change Minister Greg Barker. REA Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska said: “Greg Barker was […]

Iberdrola completes First Renewable Energies Project in South Africa

Three contracts valued at €273 million The company has commissioned a capacity of 200 megawatts (MW), enough to supply electricity to 150,000 South African households and avoid the emission of some 300,000 tonnes of CO2 per year This initiative is the most ambitious carried out by IBERDROLA in Africa to date, including the construction of […]

Platte River Power Authority Board Approves Wind Energy Purchase

Today Platte River Power Authority’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of 28 MW of additional wind energy from the Spring Canyon Energy Center (Spring Canyon) in Logan County, Colorado. Platte River contracted with an affiliate of Invenergy Wind LLC (Invenergy) in May of 2013 to purchase 32 MW from the second phase of Spring […]

Yingli Green Energy Signs a EPC Contract with Senelec for a 2 MW Project

Partners will co-develop one of Senegal’s largest PV plants to power the International Conference Center Diamniadio in Dakar, the country’s capital 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 […]

CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

GlobalData: “Policies set by federal and state governments in the U.S. and Canada are driving the growth of renewable power generation and maintaining the countries’ status as global leaders in this industry.” Tom Levy: With the exception of a long-standing government of Canada accelerated capital cost allowance program, the only major federal support program for […]

EDF EN Canada and Enbridge Dedicate the 300 megawatt Blackspring Ridge Wind Project

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) dedicated the 300 megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project today. Located in Vulcan County, Alberta, the project is the largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada. EDF EN Canada and Enbridge officials joined Alberta Energy Minister Diana McQueen, Derrick […]