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Ormat Signs Power Purchase Agreement for Second Phase of Don A. Campbell Geothermal Plant in Nevada

Second phase will double the existing power plant’s capacity Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that its subsidiary entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for interstate delivery of electricity from the second phase of Don A. Campbell in Mineral County, Nevada. Under the terms of […]

High School Building Trades Students Receive Solar Training from KVCC

Because KVCC is in central Maine and serves the Northeast region, our travels with the mobile solar lab typically start ‘southbound on the turnpike’—by hopping on I-95 and heading south. Not so in November when the KVCC solar road show headed east—as far east as we could go without being stopped by customs officials—to St. […]

Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement signed today commits the agencies to a specific, ambitious agenda for hydropower, building upon […]

Suntech Opens Warehouse in Cape Town

Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. has officially announced the establishment of a local warehouse in Cape Town, South Africa. This new facility will initially store 500kW of modules and will expand its storage capacity to 1MW later in 2015. Suntech established a full time presence in South Africa in 2014 as part of its expansion […]

Capstone to Upgrade Plastics Manufacturing Plant in El Salvador With Microturbine Power

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it has secured an order to upgrade the Salvaplastic manufacturing plant in San Salvador, El Salvador. This will serve as Capstone’s first project in El Salvador with hopes that it will encourage the development of future projects […]

SolarCity Brings America’s Most Affordable Solar Loan to Maryland

Unique financing option can allow local homeowners to pay less for solar than they pay for power from the local utility with no upfront cost SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, is offering its groundbreaking MyPower solar loan in Maryland for the first time. MyPower, the country’s most affordable solar loan, makes it […]

Ceramic Fuel Cells Sale Announcement

Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (Administrators Appointed)(‘CFCL’) Ceramic Fuel Cells GmbH (Preliminary Administrator Appointed)(‘CFCG’) (together ‘the Administrators’) The Administrators of CFCL and CFCG are inviting offers for the business and assets of the companies. The deadline for Non-binding Indicative Offers is 7 April 2015 (6pm AET, 9am GMT). For further information on the opportunity and the […]

New Research Reveals Impact of China’s Carbon Policies on Business

Seismic policy shifts are underway in China as it transitions toward a lower-carbon, more resource efficient economy, according to a series of new reports by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). IISD examined over 100 low-carbon policies to assess their impact on China’s 1,600 industrial development zones. The research also contains a first-of-its kind […]

Acciona Windpower signs a New Contract in Brazil and passes 1,000 MW of its AW3000 Turbine sold in the Country

The company will supply 195 MW to the joint venture set up by Atlantic Energias Renováveis and Actis for a wind power complex in the State of Piauí. ACCIONA Windpower, the ACCIONA Group subsidiary dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of wind turbines, has reached agreement with Atlantic Energias Renováveis and the British private […]

Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China

Report on “Greening China’s Financial System” coming in April Green finance will accelerate the transition toward a sustainable economy in China and improve China’s financial system. This is according to a preliminary report from the Financial Research Institute of the Development Research Center of the State Council of China (DRC) and the International Institute for […]