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Company profile wpd and partner to boost danish offshore wind farm developments

Copenhagen - Copenhagen Utility Hofor and wpd AG, a German developer and operator of wind farms in Europe, America and Asia, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop offshore wind energy in Denmark.

Siemens presents new 7 megawatt offshore wind turbine

Hamburg – Siemens introduces a generator upgrade for its flagship offshore wind turbine, the SWT-6.0-154, to seven megawatt (MW).

First Solar and Sunpower announce public filing for proposed IPO of Yieldco

San Jose & Tempe / USA - First Solar and Sunpower Corp. announced that 8point3 Energy Partners LP (8point3 Energy Partners), a limited partnership formed by First Solar and SunPower to own and operate a portfolio of selected solar generation assets, has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the Registration Statement) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) for an initial public offering (the IPO) of Class A shares representing limited partner interests in 8point3 Energy Partners (the shares).

Gamesa and Areva create offshore wind power joint-venture Adwen

Paris / Bremerhaven, Germany / Zamudio, Spain - Gamesa and Areva have signed the final agreements, closing the transaction and creating Adwen, a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind, having 700 employees, 50-50 owned by the two companies and registered in Zamudio, Spain.

Siemens surges but Vestas remains top wind turbine installer 2014

London, UK - Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has maintained its position as the world-leading wind turbine installer in 2014, having achieved global capacity installations of just over 6,053 Megawatts (MW), according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Solarworld orders solar power solutions from Meyer Burger

Thun, Switzerland – Solarworld has chosen the industrially proven MAiA 2.1 equipment platform with the mass production scalable MB PERC technology from Meyer Burger to upgrade and expand its production of high quality solar cells.

Solar Impulse 2 takes off for flight around the world

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Under intense and watchful eyes, the Solar Impulse team in Abu Dhabi along with the Mission Control Center (MCC) in Monaco, witnessed Solar Impulse take-off this morning to reach Muscat (Oman), before crossing the Arabian Sea to Ahmedabad (India).

Vattenfall wins concession for offshore wind project Horns Rev 3

Stockholm - Vattenfall’s CEO Magnus Hall is satisfied with the decision from the Danish Government that the company has won the bidding in the process to build the offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 outside the Danish west coast.

How 600 energy expert comment on hydropower

Heidenheim, Germany - On behalf of Voith, the research agency TNS Emnid has conducted an expert survey on the significance of hydropower technology for the European energy transition (“Energiewende”).

Vietnam gets turnkey solar module production line

Bedford, USA - Spire Corporation, a solar company providing capital equipment and turnkey manufacturing lines to produce and characterize photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced the delivery and commencement of installation of a 20 megawatt turnkey module production line for a government agency in Vietnam.

Company profile Belectric wins solar tenders in Turkey

Kolitzheim, Germany / Istanbul – Belectric Kuloglu, the joint venture partner of Belectric in Turkey, has tendered successfully to the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company Teias for two large-scale ground-mounted solar energy projects.

RWE starts construction of Sandbostel onshore wind farm

Essen, Germany - RWE has started construction of the Sandbostel wind farm in the rural district of Rotenburg in Lower Saxony.

European Union: Poor air quality remains number one environmental cause of premature deaths

Brussels - A new report published shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past five years.

Company profile First North Sea offshore wind farm developed by PNE Wind delivers power

Cuxhaven, Germany - The Borkum Riffgrund I offshore wind farm located to the north of the Island of Borkum started to supply electricity to the German grid several days ago.

5.1 billion Euro: RWE completes Dea-sale

Essen, Germany - The LetterOne Group and RWE AG completed RWE’s sale of RWE Dea AG to LetterOne.

Company profile Baywa r.e. orders direct drive wind turbines from Siemens

Malmö / Munich - Baywa r.e. has entered into an agreement with Siemens AB regarding the procurement of five wind turbine generators for the wind farm Stormon, near Härnösand, in Sweden.

Company profile Nordex quadruples net profit

Hamburg - According to preliminary figures, the Nordex Group increased its sales by some 21 percent in 2014 to EUR 1,734.5 million (2013: EUR 1,429.3).

How Siemens is going to cut the costs for offshore wind power

Hamburg - The international wind energy conference EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen in early March will see Siemens focusing on innovations supporting cutting the costs of offshore wind power.

Ballard Power announces "disappointing" financial figures

Vancouver - Ballard Power Systems announced consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31st, 2014 and full year 2014.

Gamesa doubles net profit in 2014

Zamudio, Spain - Gamesa ended 2014 with net profit of 92 million Euro, i.e. double the 2013 figure (45 million Euro).

Germany starts new solar farm incentive scheme

Bonn, Germany - The Bundesnetzagentur has published details of its first ever competitive tender process for large-scale ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Energy Union: secure, sustainable, competitive, affordable energy for every European

Brussels, Belgium - Energy is used to heat and to cool buildings and homes, transport goods, and power the economy. But with ageing infrastructure, poorly integrated markets, and uncoordinated policies, our consumers, households and businesses do not benefit from increased choice or from lower energy prices.

First Solar and Sunpower plan to partner to form joint YieldCo vehicle

Tempe & San Jose / USA - First Solar, Inc. and Sunpower Corp. announced that they are in advanced negotiations to form a joint YieldCo vehicle (the YieldCo) to which they each expect to contribute a portfolio of selected solar generation assets from their existing portfolio of assets.

Company profile wpd orders giant Senvion-turbines for offshore wind farm

Bremen, Germany - wpd AG has closed all the supply contracts for the Nordergründe project.

Largest offshore wind farm worldwide: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck granted consent

Reading, UK - The first consent order for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank in the North Sea has been granted– making it the largest renewable energy development ever to receive planning consent in the UK.

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