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2014-09-01  
Shunfeng Group takes over operative business and assets of S.A.G. Solarstrom AG

Freiburg, Germany - S.A.G. Solarstrom AG (under insolvency proceedings) concluded a contract for the acquisition of operative business operations of the S.A.G. Group, including all assets, with SF Suntech Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd. (SF-PV).



2014-08-29  
Vestas receives 30 MW order in Finland

Malmø, Sweden - Vestas customer reconcept GmbH from Germany places a 30 MW order for nine V126-3.3 MW turbines, featuring Vestas’ Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) that allow for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds.



2014-08-28  
Hawaii targets more than 65 percent renewable energy by 2030

Honolulu - The Hawaiian Electric Companies today proposed plans for Hawaii’s energy future that will lower electric bills and give customers more service options, nearly triple the amount of distributed solar while achieving the highest level of renewable energy in the nation by 2030.



2014-08-27  
GE reaches wind energy milestones in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro - GE announced it has achieved a total installed capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind energy in Brazil.



2014-08-26  
Siemens 's first gas-insulated switchgear for direct current transmission reduces costs of offshore windpower

Erlangen, Germany - Siemens presented the first compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for high-voltage direct current applications.



2014-08-26  
Schott Solar CSP stops receiver production in Bavaria

Mainz, Germany - Schott Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for solar receivers.



2014-08-25  
Governor Cuomo launches program to transform New York’s solar market into self-sustaining industry

Albany, USA - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state’s multiple solar programs are transitioning to the single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program.



2014-08-25  
Jinko Power signs project investment agreement for 100 MW PV in Jiangxi Province

Shanghai - Jinkosolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced that Jinkosolar Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, has signed project investment agreements with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop totally 100 MW PV projects.



2014-08-22  
Grid Expansion: ABB develops record cable system

Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, one of the leading power and automation technology groups, has successfully developed and tested a 525 kilovolt (kV) extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.



2014-08-22  
Suntech Power Holdings provides update with respect to restructuring in Europe

George Town, Cayman Islands - Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that the Schaffhausen Cantonal Court's order of July 16, 2014, approving the Dividend Agreement to resolve the creditor claims of Suntech Power International Ltd. ("SPI") became effective as of August 8, 2014.



2014-08-21  
South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya lead renewables spurt in Africa

London, UK / New York, USA – Sub-Saharan Africa is emerging as one of the most exciting new markets for renewable energy technologies such as onshore wind, small-scale and utility-scale solar and geothermal power, according to research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Its latest analysis suggests that 1,800 Megawatt (MW) of renewable power capacity, excluding large hydro-electric projects, will be commissioned in the region in 2014. That is still small by world standards, but it is more than the amount that came online in the entire 2000-13 period.



2014-08-21  
Siemens receives order for 67 wind turbines for Dudgeon offshore wind power plant

Munich, Germany - Siemens Energy has received an order from the Norwegian energy utilities Statoil and Statkraft for the “Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm” in the UK. Siemens will manufacture, deliver, install and commission 67 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines rated at 6 megawatts (MW) each and equipped with a 154-meter rotor. Installation will start in early 2017.



2014-08-20  
Company profile Record: In 2013 global CO2 emissions exceed 35 billion tonnes for the first time

Muenster, Germany – In 2013 global CO2 emissions hit a new record level again, which means, that the growth trend continues undamped. A trend reversal is not in sight.



2014-08-20  
Company profile 300,000 Bloomberg subscribers can follow RENIXX World

Münster, Germany - The world's largest providers of financial information are Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Together, they have a market share of 60 percent. Now, the global RENIXX World Industrial Index published by IWR, a renewable energy institute, can be called up via both Reuters and Bloomberg terminals. Not only the RENIXX, but also renewables as an asset class are enjoying increasing popularity throughout the world.



2014-08-19  
Jinkosolar increases net income significantly

Shanghai - Jinkosolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.



2014-08-19  
Sunpower starts new leasing program in Australia

San Jose, USA / Melbourne - Sunpower Corp. has launched Sunpower® Choice, a new pilot leasing program to help residential customers in Melbourne, Australia, finance a Sunpower solar system for no money down.



2014-08-18  
Green Plains announces share repurchase program and doubles cash dividend

Omaha, USA - Green Plains Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program of up to $100 million of the Company's shares of common stock effective immediately.



2014-08-18  
ABB to provide UK grid connection for Europe’s largest tidal energy project

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has been awarded a contract by Atlantis Resources Limited to provide the onshore grid connection for Phase I of the MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth.



2014-08-15  
Canadian Solar reports second quarter 2014 results

Guelph, Canada/ Münster, Germany – Today, Canadian Solar announced its financial results for the second quarter. Compared to other solar companies, they have a positive balance. The outlook makes them confident. The producer of PV cells and modules clearly increased its sales volume in the second quarter and has a positive development in its sales and profit.



2014-08-15  
Company profile Nordex growing with significantly improved profitability in H1/2014

Hamburg, Germany - In the first six months of the current year, the Nordex Group achieved a 23.4 percent increase in sales to EUR 815.4 million (H1/2013: EUR 660.6 million). Consolidated operating earnings rose by 147 percent to EUR 37.1 million (H1/2013: EUR 15.0 million), equivalent to an EBIT margin of 4.5% (H1/2013: 2.2%). This performance was particularly driven by economies of scale. At the same time, Nordex was able to lower its structural costs again. Consolidated net profit rose to EUR 16.5 million (H1/2013: EUR 1.3 million).



2014-08-14  
Start of construction for new hydropower plant in Iowa

Iowa-USA- There are nearly about 80,000 non-powered dams in the US. In a few years, one of them will produce electricity for about 18,000 homes. Voith Hydro received the contract to supply the dam with two vertical Kaplan type turbines with generators and automation systems. During construction of the hydroelectric plant the Red Rock Tailwater area will be closed.



2014-08-14  
EIB financially supports projects of Eskom and DBSA in the Northern Cape

Bruxelles, Belgium - Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Eskom have agreed a new 75 million Euro (R1.1 billion) finance contract to support Eskom’s 100MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant close to Upington. There was also a contract of EIB with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to support the development of the !Ka Xu 100 MW CSP.



2014-08-14  
Jinko Power signs 5year 500 MW PV project development agreement

Shanghai, China – The PV-manufacturer JinkoSolar today announced that JinkoSolar Power Co., , a subsidiary of the Company has signed a PV project development agreement with the Economic Development Zone of Lishui City), Zhejiang Province, to develop a 500MW PV power plant with an aggregate investment amount of RMB5 billion (607 mio. Euro).



2014-08-13  
Gamesa concludes turnkey construction of its first wind farm in Chile

Madrid, Spain – Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has concluded turnkey construction of its first wind farm in Chile, -the 36 megawatt San Pedro Chiloé wind farm- for the local company Transantartic. The project is located on Chiloé Island, in the southern part of the country.



2014-08-12  
Canadian Solar powers 44 MW solar farms in North Carolina

Guelph, Canada - Canadian Solar announced that the Company executed a 44 MWp module sales agreement with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management and Entropy Solar Integrators.

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