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Company profile Nordex wins bid in Italy

Hamburg – Alerion Clean Power accepted Nordex’ tender for the construction of the “Manfredonia” wind farm in Apulia/ Italy.

Company profile wpd Acquires Offshore Wind Farm Nordergründe

Bremen - wpd AG has announced the acquisition of the offshore wind farm project Nordergründe from Energiekontor AG. 18 wind turbine generators of the 6-megawatt (MW) class are to be erected within the 12 nautical miles zone of the German North Sea some 15 km to the North-East of the Wangerooge island and to the North of the city of Wilhelmshaven in water depths up to 10 meters, the company said in a press release.

Company profile First Solar Strengthens Partnership with Belectric, Announces Joint Venture

Mainz / Tempe, Arizona - First Solar, Inc. and Belectric Holding GmbH today announced the launch of a Joint Venture that will realize solar energy projects on three continents. The PV Projects GmbH & Co. KG - is based in Germany and will be tasked with developing selected photovoltaic power projects independently acquired or developed by either of the two companies in Europe, North Africa, as well as projects of fewer than 20 megawatts (MW), in the United States.

U.S. Solar Installer: Vivint Solar Names Greg Butterfield as CEO

Provo, Utah, USA - Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar integrator, announced on thursday it has named Greg Butterfield as Chief Executive Officer. Butterfield has more than 25 years of executive-level experience in the software and network system management industries, most notably as Chairman and CEO of Altiris.

Vestas signs orders totalling 100 MW in China

Beijing - Vestas has received two orders totalling 100 Megawatt (MW) from Ningxia-based Hanas New Energy (Hanas), the leading regional natural gas supplier in China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR). Less than a month ago, Hanas ordered 50 MW from Vestas, which brought Hanas’ portfolio of Vestas turbines up to 250 MW. With the two additional orders, Hanas’ portfolio of Vestas turbines amounts to 350 MW and Vestas remains the sole supplier, the company said in a press release.

Fuelcell Energy boosts revenues

Danbury, USA - Fuelcell Energy has reported total revenues for the third quarter of 2013 of 53.7 million dollars compared to 29.7 million dollars for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of 81 percent. The manufacturer of fuel cell power plants reduced its operating loss from 10.5 million dollars to 4.6 million dollars.###

Company profile Anholt: Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant is inaugurated

Hamburg - The Anholt offshore wind power plant was officially inaugurated on Wednesday. For Denmark’s largest wind power project, Siemens supplied, installed, and commissioned 111 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 120 meters, the company said in a press release.

EEX Emissions Market reaches new records in August

Leipzig - In August 2013, EEX has achieved record volumes on its Emissions Secondary market. On the Secondary Spot and Derivatives Market for EU allowances (EUAs) a volume of 32.3 million tonnes of CO2 was traded in August which is a new monthly record (previous record: 17.2 million tonnes of CO2 in November 2012).

Vestas receives 52 MW order from Turkey

Istanbul - Erciyas Çelik Boru A.Ş, one of the leading manufacturers and top exporters of spiral-welded steel pipes in Turkey, has signed an agreement with Vestas to construct a wind power plant using 16 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines. The customer’s very first wind power plant will be ready for turbine installation in the first quarter of 2014.

Solon Delivers 2.2MW of Solar Modules for Roof-mounted System in Romania

Berlin – Solon Energy GmbH is delivering around 8,800 solar modules for the construction of the largest roof-mounted system in Bucharest, Romania. The 2.2MW roof-mounted system is being installed atop a logistics center managed by the client, SC Atwar & TH Services SRL. About 2.8MWh of green power will be produced annually, of which up to 15% is destined for being consumed by companies located at the logistics center.

Yingli reports loss despite increase in shipments

Baoding, China –Yingli Green Energy Holding has taken advantage of the robust demand in China and the U.S.: Total shipments in the second quarter increased by 23.6 percent on the previous quarter. Nonetheless, the solar company still sustained a huge loss.

Ja Solar cuts losses

Shanghai - Ja Solar Holdings Co. reported a net loss of 21.6 million dollars in the second quarter of the current fiscal. Shipments were above expectations.

Dong Energy installs first offshore substation in the North Sea

Borkum – The Danish energy provider Dong Energy has achieved an important milestone with the installation of its first offshore wind farm substation. The platform is located 37 kilometers northeast of Borkum and will serve to facilitate the transportation of the electricity generated by the 77 wind turbines, which have not yet been installed, to the converter station of the transmission system operator.

EnviTec Biogas: Operational situation stabilises in Q2

Lohne – Just like the biogas sector as a whole, EnviTec Biogas AG again operated in a difficult market environment in the second quarter of 2013. Uncertainty about the future legal framework in the German biogas market – the largest biogas market in the world – remains high, as market players have no confidence in the legal basis. In Italy, which used to be the second most important market for the biogas sector, the legal framework changed fundamentally at the beginning of the year, which is something the biogas sector first had to get used to in the year to date.

E.ON inaugurates power-to-gas unit in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany

E.ON inaugurated a power-to-gas (P2G) unit in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany today. The unit uses wind power to run electrolysis equipment that transforms water into hydrogen which is injected into the regional gas transmission system.

RWE receives permits for Innogy Nordsee offshore wind farm 2 & 3

RWE Innogy yesterday received the permits for the Innogy Nordsee offshore wind farm 2 and 3. The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) approved the construction of 108 additional wind turbines located some 40 kilometres north of the island of Juist. Innogy Nordsee 2 will consist of 48 wind turbines and Innogy Nordsee 3 of 60 turbines.

Nordex with above-average growth in Germany

The German wind power market is continuing to grow this year, expanding by almost 14%. Against this backdrop, turbine manufacturer Nordex has managed to more than double its sales volume in Germany, installing wind farms with a combined capacity of a good 109 megawatts in the first half of 2013. Measured in terms of new installed capacity onshore, Nordex has thus achieved a double-digit share of the market of around 11% for the first time again.

300 MW: JA Solar to take on development projects in China

Shanghai - JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., an international manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, has announced that it plans to develop three solar power projects totaling 300 MW in Xingtai City in China's Hebei Province. The projects, located in Xingtai City's Lincheng, Neiqiu and Xingtai counties, will each have a capacity of 100 MW.

Goldwind: Profitability increased

Beijing – In spite of a minor decline in sales, Xinjian Goldwind Science & Technology Corporation increased net income by 29 percent to 15,1 Mio. US dollars. On Friday, China’s biggest producer of wind-turbines announced the figures for the first half of 2013 at the stock exchange in Hong Kong.

50 MW: First Solar sells projects to GE

Belmont, Canada - First Solar, Inc. announced on Monday that it has sold a collection of solar projects in Ontario, Canada, totaling 50 megawatts (MW) AC to an investment partnership led by GE unit GE Energy Financial Services. Terms were not disclosed.

Company profile Siemens successfully installs first North Sea platform

Erlangen- Siemens has installed the HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, marking the successful completion of a significant stage in German grid connection projects. HelWin1 will link the two offshore wind farms Nordsee Ost and Meerwind to the mainland.

Smart Solar Market worth $15.34 Billion by 2018

Dallas - MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on "Smart Solar Market: Global Advancements, Trends, Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 - 2018)". The study analyzes the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific (including Japan) and Latin America.

Study confirms: Steady and consistent development of offshore wind energy allows for substantial costreduction

Berlin - A new study of Prognos AG and The Fichtner Group concludes that the cost of electricity from offshore wind energy can be reduced by about one third if it is consistently developed and growing over the next ten years.

Deutsche WindGuard offers Type Testing

Varel - Wind energy consultant Deutsche WindGuard now offers the full range of type testing required in the frame of type certification of wind turbines. The accreditation of the newly established service load measurement on wind turbines completes the accreditation scope.

Offshore-Cooperation agreement between the pioneer regions

Husum/Padborg – The use of wind energy has come a long way from its early pioneering years and now represents a global industry. The cradle of wind energy, Denmark and the region of Schleswig-Holstein, remains an important location for globally active wind energy companies and wishes to strengthen its international competitiveness as such. The purpose of the new partnership between windcomm, Schleswig-Holstein’s network agency for wind energy located in Husum, and the “Growth Centre – success for the Danish-German region”, located in Padborg, is to strengthen networking and mutual cooperation between wind energy companies and institutions from both sides of the border. Initially, the focus will be on offshore wind energy.

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