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IRS to Small Wind Manufacturers and Consumers: Certification Necessary to Qualify for 30% Tax Credit

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2015-4 providing new performance and quality standards that require certification of small wind turbines – defined as having a nameplate capacity of up to 100 kW – in order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). “Certification helps consumers distinguish between the good, […]

GreenShift Receives Notices of Allowance on Three New Corn Oil

GreenShift Corporation (OTCQB: GERS) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) recently issued Notice of Allowances for the following U.S. Pat. Application Nos.: – 13/450,997 titled “Methods of Processing Ethanol Byproducts and Related Subsystems” (the “‘997 Patent Application”) on December 19, 2014; – 13/185,841 titled “Method and Systems for Enhancing Oil Recovery […]

FuelCell Energy Highlights Performance of Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell Park After One Year of Supplying Ultra-Clean Power to the Electric Grid

Highly efficient and affordable distributed power generation Availability of the fuel cell park in excess of 95 percent Clean power for approximately 15,000 homes FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra‐clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, recognized the performance achievements of the 14.9 […]

President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama highlighted U.S. wind energy leadership as an American success story. “As the President noted, America produces more wind energy than any other country in the world. We’re number one,” said American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan. “Hard working Americans and successful federal tax […]

Solarcentury joins with local Kenyan company to establish commercial solar offer for East Africa

Solarcentury has joined forces with local Kenyan company East African Solar to establish Solarcentury in East Africa. Solarcentury, one of the world’s longest standing solar companies, has been active in East Africa from its Nairobi office since June 2013, headed up by Dr Dan Davies, a founder of Solarcentury. Solarcentury is ready to meet growing […]

First Solar marks New Milestone with 10 Gigawatts of installed PV Capacity

14,000 gigawatt hours of energy generated per year is sufficient to power Washington, D.C. First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has achieved 10 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) solar capacity installed globally, making it the first thin film PV module manufacturer in the world to achieve this milestone. The announcement was made […]

SunEdison successfully raises Funds for First Wind Acquisition

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it had raised a total of $590 million dollars to fund the acquisition of First Wind. SunEdison raised $190 million of proceeds through the secondary offering of SunEdison Semiconductor shares. As previously announced, the secondary offering of […]

Hanwha Q Cells Japan puts Self-Developed 24 MW PV Power Plant into Operation

Hanwha Q CELLS Japan today announced the completion and grid connection of the 24 MW “Hanwha Solar Power Kitsuki” PV power plant in Kitsuki, Oita prefecture in south-western Japan. The company has developed the project and will act as an independent power producer (IPP). The ground-mounted power plant consists of nearly 100,000 high quality Q.PRO-G3 […]

Home-grown wind power means Britain escapes expensive fossil fuel imports

As energy security rises up the agenda across Europe this winter, a report by independent analysts Cambridge Econometrics shows additional wind power would make the UK’s energy supply more resilient by cutting costly imports of fossil fuels. In 2013, wind energy reduced the UK’s need to import coal by an estimated 4.9 million tonnes and […]

Yingli Green Energy Begins Construction of a 20 MW Solar Power Plant in China’s Xinjiang Province

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that its holding subsidiary, Yingli Energy (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (“Yingli Beijing”), has begun the construction of a 20 megawatt (MW) solar power plant located in Shule County, […]