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Tesla and Sixt Leasing Announce Strategic Partnership

Munich, Germany—Tesla Motors today announced a lease offer that results in the effective and attractive cost of driving a Model S of about €550 per month, including Tesla Service.

Yingli Green Energy's Joint Venture Develops over 100 MW of Solar Projects in Hainan

Baoding, China – Yingli Green Energy today announced that its joint venture, Hainan Solar Power (HNSP) has developed more than 100 Megawatt (MW) of solar projects in Hainan Province, China since its establishment in 2009. Yingli Solar is the exclusive module supplier for all of HNSP's solar projects.

Growing uncertainty in Scotland’s offshore wind sector as investment dips

Glasgow, United Kingdom - The Scottish offshore wind industry could be threatened by an investment hiatus after figures showed major developers had more than halved their spending in Scotland.

Vestas’ 8 MW prototype wind turbine has produced its first kWh of electricity

Aarhus, Denmark – “We have now completed the production, testing, and installation of the V164-8.0 MW as planned, thanks to the team’s intense effort during a time when Vestas has reduced its investments and lowered fixed costs. We now look forward to evaluating the turbine’s performance on site,” says Vestas’ Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel.

EU and India join hands to facilitate Offshore Wind

New Delhi - The Global Wind Energy Council and partners announced the launch of a four year project to develop a roadmap for offshore wind development in India, with a focus the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Sharp to construct 52 MW solar power plant in Thailand

Osaka, Japan – Sharp Corporation has signed an agreement with SSP of Thailand to construct a 52 MW large-scale solar power generation plant in that country. Construction will begin in January, with operations scheduled to start by the end of 2014.

Geronimo Energy Acquires Green River Wind from Mainstream Renewable Power

Minneapolis, USA – Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy and Dublin, Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power announced today Geronimo’s acquisition of Mainstream’s Green River Wind Farm located in Whiteside, Lee and Bureau Counties in Illinois.

Tesla Motors expands supercharger network in Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Last week Tesla Motors officially opened new Supercharger locations connecting the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Model S customers are now able to take free, fully electric trips in Germany, the Alps and elsewhere.

Ormat reaches commercial Operation of the Mammoth G1 Power Plant

Reno, USA – Ormat Technologies announced on Thursday that it successfully completed the scope of work needed to bring the Mammoth G1 geothermal power plant in Mono County, California to full capacity. The 6 Megawatts (MW) plant reached commercial operation under the new power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) that allows for hourly energy deliveries of up to 7.5 MW and now receives the full commercial rate defined in the PPA.

EU-Commission paves the way for fracking

Brussels, Belgium - The European Commission adopted a recommendation aiming to ensure that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking.

International Solar Market: Continued Success of Chinese Producer Yingli

El Segundo, USA - China was the largest solar market in the world in 2013, besting a hotly contested field that included Japan, the United States and Germany, and Chinese manufacturer Yingli Green Energy was also the globe’s foremost supplier of solar modules for the second year in a row. In all, the four countries accounted for two-thirds of worldwide PV demand last year, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research.

JA Solar and Powerway establish PV manufacturing facility in South Africa

Shanghai, China - The PV-manufacturer JA Solar and Powerway, provider of comprehensive solar farm construction services, announced that they have formed a Joint Venture to establish a solar module manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Gamesa and Areva join forces in an Offshore-Joint-Venture

Madrid, Spain and Erlangen, Germany - Gamesa and Areva announced the entry into exclusive negotiations to create a 50/50 joint-venture company in the field of offshore wind power.

REpower is now Senvion

Hamburg - REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, is changing its name as announced: from today, the company will be known as Senvion SE.

JA Solar partners with Solarif to offer Solar Project Insurance

Shanghai, China - JA Solar announced on Monday that it has partnered with Solar Insurance and Finance ("Solarif"), a global, independent insurance agent focused on insurance for PV installations, to offer JA Solar's module customers solar project insurance. The insurance, provided by Solarif, is underwritten by an A-rated global insurance company.

Jinko Solar Announces Pricing of Concurrent Offerings

Shanghai, China – Jinko Solar on Thursday announced that it priced the offering of 3,750,000 American Depositary Shares (the "ADSs"), each representing four ordinary shares of the Company, par value 0.00002 US-Dollar per share (the "ADS Offering"), at 35.25 US-Dollar per ADS. The Company also priced the concurrent offering of 130.0 million US-Dollar in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2019 (the "Notes") (the "Notes Offering"). These offerings, which are subject to customary closing conditions, are expected to close on January 22, 2014. The ADS offering was upsized from 2,750,000 ADSs and the Notes Offering was upsized from an aggregate principal amount of US$100.0 million.

Envitec starts construction of biogas plant in China

Lohne, Germany – With the contract conclusion between the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and Envitec Biogas AG, the biogas all-rounder based in Lower Saxony is setting foot on Chinese soil.

Company profile Statoil orders offshore wind turbines from Siemens

Stavanger, Norway - As operator, Statoil has awarded two contracts to Siemens plc for the engineering, supply, assembly, commissioning and service of 67 wind turbine generators for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project.

Tesla revenue expected to exceed guidance by 20 percent in fourth quarter

Palo Alto, USA – Tesla sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were the highest in company history by a significant margin. With almost 6,900 vehicles sold and delivered, Tesla exceeded prior guidance by approximately 20 percent. A higher than expected number of cars was manufactured as a result of efforts by the Tesla production team and key suppliers, particularly Panasonic. The two key drivers of demand were the safety record of the Model S and great performance under extremely cold conditions.

RWE Innogy installed metocean buoy in the Dutch North Sea

Essen/IJmuiden, Netherlands - The offshore windfarm Eneco Luchterduinen and RWE Innogy are testing a new and innovative metocean buoy that has been installed in the Dutch North Sea.

Yingli partners with XSOL in Japan

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation Ltd. has entered into a distribution agreement with XSOL Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese solar energy company and full-service PV system provider.

India to set-up a National Offshore Wind Energy Agency

New Dehli, India – The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is making efforts to set up a National Offshore Wind Energy Agency to explore wind generation potential in the offshore areas.

Company profile wpd wins new investor for Butendiek wind farm

Bremen – When it comes to the current project pipeline, this week the German wind farm developer and operator wpd again brings good results. Not only did they buy a new wind farm project, now they also acquired a new investor for the Butendiek wind farm project.

wpd europe takes on Finnish wind farm project Tohkoja

Bremen, Germany - wpd europe GmbH buys the wind farm project Tohkoja, situated on Finland’s west coast, from Finnish energy provider Fortum.

Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW prototype in Spain starts to generate energy

Madrid - The prototype of Gamesa’s new G114-2.0 MW turbine, recently installed in Alaiz (Navarre, Spain), has started to generate power.

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