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Solarworld AG takes over Bosch solar manufacturing in Arnstadt

Bonn, Germany - SolarWorld AG has taken over cell and module production from Bosch Solar Energy in the Thuringian town of Arnstadt (Germany) on 12 March 2014.

Fuelcell Energy reports raising revenues and cuts losses

Danbury, USA - Fuelcell Energy, Inc. reported results for its first quarter ended January 31, 2014 along with an update on key business highlights.

Vestas factories see growth in Colorado to meet U.S. and Canadian market demand

Portland, USA - Two blade factories have already filled about 400 positions and Vestas expects to add at least 450 more production workers in 2014.

Solar market: Only a few installers actively offer storage solutions in European countries

Bonn, Germany - While the German market for photovoltaic storage is slowly picking up pace, other markets are still lagging behind.

Yingli signs its largest module supply agreement to date in Israel

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy announced its largest supply agreement to date in Israel and the Middle East, under which the Company will deliver 27.5 MW of multicrystalline PV modules between February and April of 2014.

Solon relocates its global headquarters from Berlin to the United Arab Emirates

Berlin - As part of its global growth strategy, SOLON has successfully evolved from a strong German brand into an international company with a growing presence, particularly in Asian and African markets.

Vestas wins 72.6 MW order for one of Germany’s largest citizen-owned wind power plants

Hamburg - Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 72.6 MW from BWP Eider GmbH & Co. KG for their citizen-owned wind power plant in northern Germany.

Yingli cuts gross margin expectation for Q4 2013

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced its preliminary estimates of certain financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013.

Gamesa enters agreement with Santander for the joint development of several wind farms in Mexico

Madrid – Gamesa has reached an agreement with Santander for the joint development of a series of wind farms in Mexico with total installed capacity of up to 500 MW.

Plug Power receives milestone order from Walmart

Latham, USA – Plug Power Inc. confirms the company has received a multi-site GenKey purchase order from Walmart Stores, Inc. to roll out its hydrogen fuel cell solution to power electric lift truck fleets at six North America distribution centers.

Company profile Nordex secures funding for continued growth

Hamburg, Germany – The Germany based company Nordex has announced that a new agreement has been signed with its banks. This new agreement primarily focuses on a substantially optimized syndicated credit facility for bank guarantees. The terms of the agreement such as coverage and conditions were designed after the current requirements of the Nordex Group. With this agreement the German manufacturer of wind turbines seeks to maintain its sharp current growth trend.

JA Solar snatches major order from British Solar Renewables

Shanghai- The manufacturer of high-performance solar power products “JA Solar” announced the supply of its high-efficiency full square mono solar modules to the developer of large-scale renewable projects “British Solar Renewables”.

REC Silicon ASA enters into Joint Venture agreement with chinese partner

Sandvika, Norway - REC Silicon ASA announced that its subsidiaries, REC Silicon AS and REC Silicon Inc, have entered into agreements with Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tian Hong New Energy Co., Ltd. governing a joint venture partnership that will expand operations into China.

GE renews commitments to “Ecomagination” initiative

Washington, D.C., USA - GE announced the renewal of its ecomagination initiative, including new commitments and partnerships, as the company initiative reaches its ninth anniversary.

Minnesota Power orders 64 Siemens wind turbines

Hamburg, Germany - Siemens Energy has been awarded a major order by Minnesota Power for 64 units of the company’s latest 3-MW D3 platform wind turbines to be installed at the Bison Wind Energy Center near New Salem, North Dakota.

REC Solar increases revenues and EBITDA in Q4 2013

Oslo, Norway - REC Solar ASA was listed on Oslo Børs on 25 October 2013, the same day that it acquired the solar entities previously owned by REC Silicon ASA.

Canadian Solar to supply 18 MW of solar modules to Hitachi in Japan

Guelph, Canada - Canadian Solar Inc. announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 18 MW of photovoltaic modules to Hitachi, Ltd. for a solar power project in Japan.

Company profile PNE Wind AG receives approval for the UK wind farm project Tralorg

Cuxhaven –, PNE Wind AG has taken another important step in expanding its international activities. The wind farm project developer has received approval for the Tralorg wind farm near Girvan in South Ayrshire.

Ja Solar multi-Si solar cells surpass 19 percent conversion efficiency

Shanghai, China - Ja Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that its multi-crystalline silicon ("multi-Si") solar cells have surpassed 19 percent conversion efficiency.

Voith awarded major hydropower contract at 200 Mio. Euor in Pakistan

Heidenheim, Germany - Voith has been awarded a major contract for the supply of the complete electromechanical equipment for a hydropower plant in Pakistan.

World's largest fuel cell park completed in South Korea

Danbury, USA - Fuelcell Energy, Inc. announced a series of updates about the Asian market including completion of the world's largest fuel cell park in South Korea, the sale of 3.7 megawatts of fuel cell modules to POSCO Energy in the first quarter of 2014 to meet increasing demand, and a 19.6 megawatt fuel cell park to be constructed in Seoul City, South Korea.

New solar module plant successfully started in Nigeria

Freystadt, Germany – Just a few months ago, J.v.G. Thoma reported the first plant using the Desert Process was on the way to Nigeria.

Hyundai Heavy Industries installs Korea’s largest Offshore Wind Turbine

Ulsan, Korea Republic - Hyundai Heavy Industries announced that it completed installation of a 5.5 MW offshore wind turbine prototype on Kimnyeong Wind Farm on Jeju Island, South Korea.

Energy consumption down by 8 per cent between 2006 and 2012 in the EU28

Luxembourg - Over the last two decades, gross inland energy consumption in the EU28, which stood at 1 670 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 1990, rose to a peak of 1 830 Mtoe in 2006 and then decreased to 1 680 Mtoe in 2012.

Fukushima Prefecture and Fraunhofer ISE sign Memorandum of Understanding

Freiburg, Germany - The prefecture of Fukushima, which was struck by a severe nuclear accident three years ago, is aiming to become a new hub for renewable energy research. A new center, called the Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, will open in April 2014.

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