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State aid: EU-Commission finds UK measures for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant compatible with EU rules

Brussels -The European Commission has found revised UK plans to subsidise the construction and operation of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset to be in line with EU state aid rules.

Company profile Nordex intensivies partnership with rotor blade supplier

Hamburg - Nordex SE has extended its partnership with its supplier Carbon Rotec by some years and widened it to cover more products than in the past.

GT Advanced Technologies and subsidiaries file for bankruptcy court protection

Merrimack, USA - GT Advanced Technologies Inc. announced that it had, together with certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries (collectively, GT), commenced voluntary cases under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Vestas announces cancellation of order in Brazil

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas can inform that delivery of a 254 MW project to the customer CPFL Renováveis in Brazil has been cancelled.

Envitec Biogas managed turnaround in profits in H1 2014

Lohne, Germany – “We are pleased about a strong first half-year 2014”, says Jörg Fischer, Chief Financial Officer of EnviTec Biogas AG. “Despite a difficult market environment, we managed to turn around profits at all levels and are optimistic about the future.”

KIUC dedicates Hawaii’s largest solar power facility

Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, USA – A dedication ceremony was held in Kōloa for the state’s largest solar project, a 12-megawatt array owned by the members of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC).

Senvion SE: Wassenberg resigns from the board

Hamburg - Marcus A. Wassenberg, CFO of Senvion SE in Hamburg since 1 June 2012, is leaving the company at his own request by the end of September.

Company profile Nordex delivers 17 wind turbines in Finland

Hamburg - The financial investor Impax Asset Management has placed a second order with Nordex to build a wind farm in Finland.

Ballard receives fuel cell system order for deployments in digicel network

Vancouver, Canada - Ballard Power Systems announced that it has received an order from Precision Power & Air (PP&A) - the Company's Caribbean distributor - for 13 ElectraGen™-ME fuel cell backup power systems to be deployed in the Digicel Group Limited network in Jamaica.

Phoenix Solar to build power plant for Duke Energy

San Ramon, USA / Sulzemoos, Germany - Phoenix Solar Inc., the San Ramon, California, based subsidiary of the photovoltaic system integrator Phoenix Solar AG announced it has signed an agreement for the full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a 32.1 MWp dc (23 MW ac) ground mounted solar photovoltaic system in Bladen County in North Carolina.

Trina Solar delivers 11.7 MW modules for projects in Turkey and Ecuador

Changzhou, China - Trina Solar Limited announced it was selected to supply 11.7 MW of modules to customers' ground-mounted solar PV plants in the emerging solar markets of Turkey and Ecuador.

Vestas receives orders in Texas and Finland

Portland, USA / Malmö, Sweden - Vestas has received new orders for wind energy projects in Texas and Finland.

Company profile wpd installs first wind turbines at Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm

Bremen - wpd, the project developer and operator located in Bremen, reports that the installation of the first three wind turbines at the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm has been successfully completed.

Company profile Nordex plans to increase EBIT margin to 7-8 percent by 2017

Hamburg - The Nordex Group has set itself new financial targets.

Max Bögl Group and Ostwind jointly enter the Czech wind energy market

Regensburg/Sengenthal/Prague/Hamburg - On the occasion of the Windenergy 2014 trade fair in Hamburg, the Max Bögl and Ostwind company groups will ceremoniously announce the official launch of their collaboration on the Czech wind energy market.

Climate Summit: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon urges commitment to meaningful, universal agreement

New York - A record number of Heads of State and Government, together with leaders from business and civil society, shared plans to avert catastrophic climate change as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon looked to push forward concrete commitments ahead of the 2015 deadline for a binding global agreement on the issue.

Meyer Burger awarded contract by Hanwha Q Cells for delivery of solar equipment

Thun, Switzerland - Meyer Burger and its Group Member Roth & Rau AG have successfully concluded a contract with Hanwha Q Cells for the delivery of MB-PERC upgrade equipment to its production facilities in Germany and Malaysia.

Nordex SE receives largest individual wind energy order in Germany from PNE Wind

Hamburg - The Nordex Group has received its largest individual order in Germany to date.

Siemens gearless wind turbines ordered for onshore project in France

Hamburg - Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract from Theolia, a French independent power producer, for the delivery, installation and commissioning of seven D3 platform direct-drive wind turbines for an onshore wind power plant in Haute Borne in the Somme region in northern France.

Company profile Ostwind AG is expanding its managing board

Regensburg/Strasbourg/Prague - The Ostwind-Group, based in Regensburg, Strasbourg and Prague, has announced that it is expanding the managing board of the holding company Ostwind AG.

Global offshore wind power market to reach almost 40,000 megawatts by 2020

London - With more countries utilizing offshore wind potential, the global offshore wind power market is expected to increase more than fivefold from 7,100 Megawatts (MW) in 2013 to 39,900 MW by 2020, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28 percent, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Sunpower has manufactured its one-billionth solar cell

San Jose, USA - Sunpower Corp. announced that it has manufactured its one billionth high efficiency solar cell.

IRENA: Global shift to renewable power urgently needed to avoid catastrophic climate change

Abu Dhabi - Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

ECN control system increases wind turbine yield

Petten, Netherlands – A new advanced control system for wind turbines, built by Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) makes it possible to build larger wind turbines that produce up to 13 percent more energy.

Ghana receives first utility-scale wind farm

Dublin - Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt (MW) AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana.

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