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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.

US solar market: 2014 Q1 was the second-largest quarter for solar installations in history

Washington D.C. - The U.S. solar market continued to expand in the first quarter of 2014.

Solarcity and Groupon offer first of its kind deal on solar power

Chicago / San Mateo - In an effort to make sustainability more affordable than ever, Groupon and SolarCity have created the first online offer of its kind for solar power systems.

Chairman Martín: “Gamesa is on the right track and boasts very promising prospects”

Zamudio, Spain - In Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain) Gamesa held its Shareholders’ General Meeting, at second call, at which its stockholders ratified the company’s 2013 financial and management performance last year, among other motions.

Siemens to provide eight turbines for Klixbüll community wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein

Hamburg - Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for the community wind power plant Klixbüll in Schleswig-Holstein. Eight modern wind turbines with direct drive technology and a 3 megawatts (MW) capacity each will be installed at the onshore project close to the coast of the North Sea near the Danish border.

UK solar market: Rec comments on planned changes to ROC and FiT schemes

Munich - Rec, European supplier of solar panels, welcomes the continuous monitoring of the U.K. solar market by the country’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and appreciates the consultation procedure for the planned changes of the Renewable Obligation (RO) and the Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT) systems.

First Solar completes sale of 250 MW Silver State South

Tempe, USA - First Solar, Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of the 250-megawatt (MW)AC Silver State South Solar Project to a subsidiary of Nextera Energy Resources. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Roth & Rau AG further advancing focussing process at technology centre in Hohenstein-Ernstthal

Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany / Thun Switzerland - Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today that it is further advancing the focussing process at its Roth & Rau AG technology and product centre in Hohenstein-Ernstthal in order to decisively align its core technologies of heterojunction (HJT) and Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technologies for the photovoltaic industry and its plasma and ION beam surface technologies.

Q cells is one of the leading PV brands in Europe in 2014

Bonn, Germany - The brand Q cells maintains a strong presence within the most important European photovoltaic markets.

First Solar sells Macho Springs solar project

Tempe, USA - First Solar, Inc. announced that it has sold the 50 megawatt (MW)AC Macho Springs Solar Power Plant to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy. El Paso Electric (NYSE: EE) has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for all energy generated by the power plant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

GCL-Poly entered into sales contract and strategic cooperation agreement

Hong Kong - GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited entered into a sales contract and a strategic cooperation agreement respectively with Risen Energy Co., Ltd and Japan Energy Construction Corporation at GCL-Poly’s booth during the 8th session of SNEC.

SKF signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Envision Energy

Gothenburg, Sweden - SKF has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with Envision Energy, a provider of wind turbines from China.

Abengoa completes the construction of the world’s largest single-axis photovoltaic plant

Sevilla, Spain - Abengoa has completed construction of Mount Signal Solar, the 206 MW photovoltaic plant in the city of Calexico, south east of California.

Yingli announces trial production of metal-wrap-through module

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer, announced that it has begun trial production of monocrystalline silicon modules with N-type Metal-Wrap-Through technology, by adopting equipment provided by Formula E s.r.l. (Formula E), a leading supplier of photovoltaic technology and automated manufacturing lines.

Ming Yang Wind Power revenues and income surge

Zhongshan, China - China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

Siemens signs three-year charter for new jack-up vessel

Orlando, USA - Siemens Energy has entered into a charter agreement with DBB Jack-Up Services A/S for the use of a new purpose-built jack-up vessel designed for the service and maintenance of the rising number of large scaled offshore wind power projects across Northern Europe.

Trina Solar increases gross margin and net income

Changzhou, China - Trina Solar Limited announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2014.

Vestas collects orders in North Amercia

Portland, USA - Vestas has received an order of 148 MW from First Wind for V112-3.0 MW turbines in the U.S. and another order for 39 V110-2.0 MW turbines for a 78 MW project in North America.

Siemens receives giant offshore-order from the Netherlands

Erlangen - The Gemini consortium has signed all construction, operations and financing contracts with a total construction budget of nearly EUR 3 billion.

Canadian Solar announces partnership with Ikea Australia to build seven solar systems

Guelph, Canada - Canadian Solar Inc. announced a partnership with Ikea Australia, a globally acting furniture retailer.

Vestas receives 63 MW order for one of Germany’s largest repowering projects

Hamburg - Vestas announced a firm and unconditional order from KGE Windpark Schipkau Nord GmbH & Co. KG. Vestas’ long-term customer Ventotec has developed this repowering project.

RWE adjusts Outlook due to sale of RWE Dea

Essen, Germany - As expected, the extremely mild winter and ongoing crisis in conventional electricity generation resulted in earnings shortfalls at RWE AG in the first quarter of 2014.

Nasa and DLR: joint research flights using biofuel

Cologne, Germany / Palmdale, USA - The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) are tackling this globally topical research area in joint test flights in California from 7 to 16 May 2014.

Renewable energies provide 6.5 million jobs globally

Abu Dhabi - In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals.

E.ON’s EBITDA and underlying net income lower - Renewables’ EBITDA up by 20 percent

Duesseldorf, Germany - The E.ON Group’s businesses performed as anticipated in the first quarter of 2014.

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