Recent Industry News

Yingli Solar to Supply Over 24 MW of PV Modules to Pavana Solar Power Plant

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it will supply over 24 megawatts (MW) of solar PV modules for the Pavana Solar Park, which is the largest solar power plant to break ground in Honduras. The […]

Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Biorefineries in Nevada, Oregon and on the Gulf Coast will produce more than 100 million gallons of military-grade fuel annually As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet […]

New Report Shows America’s Schools Saving Money by Going Solar

In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today says America’s K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually – […]

Aventine secures $40 M loan, security agreement

Aventine Renewable Energy, a leading producer, marketer and supplier of ethanol, today announced that on Sept. 17 the company secured a $40 million loan and security agreement in partnership with AloStar Bank of Commerce in Birmingham, Alabama, and MidCap Financial LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. The new loan replaces a previous agreement and adds over $10 […]

DTE Energy’s Echo Wind Park begins commercial operation

DTE Energy’s Echo Wind Park has reached commercial operation and company officials celebrated its dedication today in the shadow of one of 70 wind turbines in the park. The Echo Wind Park in Huron County adds another 112 megawatts (MW) to DTE Energy’s renewable energy portfolio, or enough to power 52,000 homes. The wind park, […]

Minister Refuses request to extend pre-accreditation timescales

It is extremely disappointing to receive a letter from the Minister, Amber Rudd, which says that Government does not intend to extend the FiTs pre-accreditation period. This was a reasonable request, not least in the light of the unexpected changes and subsequent withdrawal of the conditions for grid connections by Ofgem, which had the effect […]

Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

The Energy Department today announced $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces. Through innovative construction processes that will cost-effectively manufacture taller wind turbine towers, these projects in Iowa and Massachusetts will help reduce the […]

NRG Energy Closes Strategic Acquisition of Personal Solar Products Market Leader

Acquisition of Goal Zero to help NRG empower the modern mobile lifestyle with solar power and battery-pack products NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Goal Zero, bringing the rapidly growing consumer products company and its suite of personal solar devices into the NRG family. “Every American deserves the right […]

SMA Plant-Wide O&M and Central Inverters selected for the Largest Solar Plant in Canada

Solar Leader to Power and Maintain 140 MW Kingston Solar Project Kingston Solar LP has selected SMA operations and maintenance (O&M) services and central inverters for its 140 MW DC photovoltaic system in Kingston, Ontario, which will be the largest solar project in Canada when complete next year. SMA Service will assume operational management of […]

Upsolar Commissions Its First Solar PV Project in Turkey

Company partners with local EPC to tap country’s growing solar potential Upsolar, a leading provider of solar PV modules, today announced the completion of its first major solar electric system in Turkey. Developed in partnership with local EPC Güvenli Enerji, the 51.5 kW ground-mounted PV system in Izmir was part of the Turkish government’s recent […]