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Gamesa lands 5-year contract to service 116 MW

Madrid – Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has secured a contract with the Greek company Terna Energy to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services on 116 MW located in Poland and Bulgaria for a period of five years.

TenneT appointed as offshore grid operator in the Netherlands

Arnheim, Netherlands - Electricity transmission operator TenneT was appointed as the operator of the offshore power grid in the Netherlands by Dutch government’s decision .

First Wind announces agreement with Rocky Mountain Power for largest solar developments in Utah

Boston, USA - First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today announced that it has finalized four 20-year power purchase agreements with Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp and part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

Ja Solar p-Type mono-Si solar cells surpass 20% conversion efficiency

Shanghai, China - Ja Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that its p-type mono-crystalline silicon ("mono-Si") solar cells, a new family of high-performance solar cells dubbed "PERCIUM," have surpassed 20% conversion efficiency.

Trina Solar to supply 60MW of pv modules to Xinyi Solar in China

Changzhou, China - Trina Solar Limited announced it will supply 60MW of PV modules to Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited ("Xinyi Solar"), one of the world's largest solar PV glass manufacturers, for its utility scale and agricultural greenhouse solar projects in Anhui, China.

Solarcity to acquire Silevo

San Mateo, USA - Solarcity Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Silevo, a solar technology and manufacturing company whose modules have achieved a unique combination of high energy output and low cost.

Company profile Belectric, First Solar connect three utility-scale solar power plants to UK Grid

Mainz, Germany – First Solar, Inc. and Belectric GmbH announced the grid connection of three utility-scale power plants in the United Kingdom.

China Ming Yang tests offshore prototype in Norway

Zhongshan, China - The Chinese wind turbine manufacturer China Ming Yang Wind Power and the Norwegian test center Marin Energi Testcenter AS have agreed that a new offshore prototype of China Ming Yang will be tested in Norway.

Hanwha Solarone delivers 9.5 MW to Britain

Ismaning, Germany – The photovoltaic manufacturer Hanwha Solarone announced, that the delivery of 9.5 MWp modules to the Belgian headquartered solar company Ikaros Solar is now completed.

Solarworld starts efficient module production in the U.S.

Hillsboro, USA - Solarworld Industries America started with the production of efficient solar panels in its factory in Hillsboro. The company expects, that in the second half of 2014 these solar panels represent the majority of production in this factory.

Gamesa unveils new G132-5.0 MW offshore turbine

Madrid - Gamesais has shown its new 5.0 MW turbine, the G132-5.0 MW, at the 2014 Global Offshore Wind trade fair in Glasgow.

Electromobility: Tesla makes patents freely available

Palo Alto, California/USA – Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday, that Tesla is making its technology patents available to the public. The intention is, that the world and other companies would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.

TenneT offshore platform is shipped from Dubai

Bayreuth, Germany - One of the largest offshore converter platforms in the world set off on the long journey to the North Sea from Dubai. The transmission system operator TenneT had the platform, which is 101 m long, 74 m wide, 90 m high and weighs 23000 tonnes, constructed in Dubai.

Elemental Energy renews service contract with Vestas for a 27 MW site in Canada

Aarhus, Denmark. Vestas has signed an agreement with Elemental Energy for a 10-year AOM 4000 service agreement renewal that covers the 27 MW Fermeuse wind power plant in Newfoundland, Canada.

Iberdrola and Mexican Federal Electricity Commission sign collaboration agreement

Bilbao, Spain - The Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Iberdrola have entered into a collaboration agreement for the completion of joint projects and the exchange of ideas and experiences in the energy sector.

Qatar Solar Energy puts online 300 MW solar PV module factory

Doha, Qatar - with a production capacity of 300 MW annually, Qatar Solar Energy has commissioned a solar photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Qatar. This is one of the largest PV factories built to date in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Vestas receives order for wind power plants in Turkey.

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has received an order of 158.4 MW from Borusan EnBW for V112-3.3 MW turbines. As part of the 207 MW framework agreement between Vestas and the joint venture of German utility EnBW and the Turkish holding company Borusan, announced on 7 March 2014, Vestas will supply 48 turbines for three wind power plants in Turkey.

GE Energy Financial Services invests in Japan

Okayama, Japan - GE Energy Financial Services has invested in a 32–megawatt solar photovoltaic power project in Japan. This transaction, with project developer Pacifico Energy, contributes to GE Energy Financial Services' plan to invest over USD $1 billion annually in renewable energy projects worldwide.

REC Solar and Solarcity sign 100 Megawatt (MW) supply agreement with option to increase to 240 MW

Oslo, Norway - REC Group, traded under the company name REC Solar ASA announced a supply agreement under which Solarcity will purchase a minimum of 100 MW and up to 240 MW of REC's high quality, high-performing Peak Energy solar panels during a 12 month period beginning in Q4 2014.

Vestas introduces new strategy for profitable growth in Brazil

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas will refocus efforts on the Brazilian market by implementing a new roadmap for profitable growth in the country. Vestas will invest up to R$ 100m (EUR 32m) in meeting local content requirements, prioritising initiatives that enable us to compete more effectively in the local wind industry.

Tesla Motors and SolarWorld AG announce cooperation

Munich / Bonn - Tesla Motors and Solarworld AG will announce a partnership at Intersolar Europe, the premier solar-industry trade show, to support electric mobility and solar power. For owners of Tesla vehicles in Germany, SolarWorld will reduce the price of its SunCarport, a complete solar system mounted atop a carport structure, from €4,000 to €2,500.

Yingli comments on U.S. Department of Commerce's preliminary decision on Anti-Subsidy tariffs

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited commented on the preliminary countervailing duty ("CVD") tariff decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the import of certain PV solar products assembled in China using components from a third country.

Solarworld applauds Commerce decision on imports of subsidized Chinese solar

Hillsboro, USA – SolarWorld, one of the largest U.S. solar producers for nearly 40 years, praised preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose anti-subsidy duties against U.S. imports of Chinese solar technology products and block state-sponsored Chinese solar producers from evading U.S. duties on their solar panels by outsourcing production of photovoltaic cells to third countries, such as Taiwan.

First Solar to acquire technology provider skytron-energy from AEG Power Solutions

Munich - First Solar, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire skytron-energy, a subsidiary of AEG Power Solutions, which provides utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power plant management systems, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services, data monitoring technology, and equipment to solar power plants throughout Europe.

USA: Wind energy development offshore New York

Washington D.C. - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it is moving forward with wind energy planning efforts on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore New York.

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