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EU confirms punitive duties on Chinese solar panels

Brussels - The EU member states have backed the European Commission’s proposals to impose definitive anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on imports of solar panels from China.

Ormat acquires Platanares Geothermal Project in Honduras

Reno, USA - Ormat Technologies, Inc. announced that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition of the Geotérmica Platanares geothermal project in Honduras from Elcosa, a privately owned Honduran energy company, upon satisfaction of the required conditions precedent.

Trina Solar announces Joint Venture with Yabang Group

Changzhou, China - Trina Solar Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture with Yabang Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd. to acquire certain production assets from Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Yabang Group, which specializes in the production of solar PV modules.

Conergy module factory in Frankfurt (Oder) nears acquisition by Chinese Astronergy

Hamburg & Frankfurt (Oder) & Rangsdorf, Germany – The module factory Conergy SolarModule GmbH & Co. KG in Frankfurt (Oder) nears an acquisition by the PV panel manufacturer Astronergy, a company of the Chinese Chint group.

Repower signs contract with Mitsui & Co for 106 MW wind farm in Australia

Melbourne / Hamburg / Pune - Suzlon Group-subsidiary REpower Systems SE announced the conclusion of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd. to deliver 52 wind turbines with a total rated output of 106.6 megawatt (MW) for the Bald Hills wind farm in Victoria, Australia.

Car CO2 emissions: EU-Parliament reach a deal with Lithuanian Presidency of the Council

Strasbourg / Brussels - An informal agreement on new rules to achieve the 2020 CO2 emission target of 95g/km for new cars was reached by EP and member state negotiators on Tuesday afternoon. The file had to be reopened after EU ministers failed to endorse a previous informal deal on it with Parliament.

Company profile Nordex SE: New shares have been successfully placed with issue proceeds in the amount of ca 74 million Euro

Hamburg - Nordex SE has issued 7,352,948 new, no par bearer shares from the capital increase against cash resolved. The new shares have been placed with institutional investors by way of an accelerated bookbuilding at a placement price of 10.00 Euro per share.

RWE stops development on British offshore wind energy project

Essen / Swindon - RWE Innogy has reviewed the Atlantic Array Project and the Round 3 Bristol Channel Zone.

Vestas launches Wind for Prosperity in collaboration with Masdar

Aarhus, Denmark / New York - Wind for Prosperity is an innovative, commercially-based business model to bring affordable and reliable electricity to rural populations that currently lack it.

Solarworld acquires solar activities of Robert Bosch GmbH

Bonn, Germany - Solarworld AG signed an agreement to acquire parts of Robert Bosch GmbH’s solar energy business.

Cop 19 final release: UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw keeps governments on a track towards 2015 climate agreement

Warsaw - The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw ended on Saturday, keeping governments on a track towards a universal climate agreement in 2015 and including significant new decisions that will cut emissions from deforestation.

EU to impose definitive anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia

Brussels, Belgium - As of 27 November 2013 the EU will impose definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia.

90 MW pipeline in UK: Conergy set to construct first batch of solar farms

Hamburg / Milton Keynes, UK – Conergy has announced it will build five solar farms totaling 40 megawatts (MW) for Primrose Solar, which is backed by financial investors York Capital Management and Pioneer Point Partners LLP in the United Kingdom.

Company profile Nearly 800 megawatts: GE wins wind turbine orders in Colorado and Brazil

Schenectady, USA - GE won 545 megawatts (MW) of orders for wind turbines in Brazil's A-3 auction and will supply Golden West Power Partners LLC with 147 GE 1.7-100 brilliant wind turbines for the Golden West Wind Farm in El Paso County.

Offshore industry calls for reliable political framework

Frankfurt / Brussels - The offshore wind energy sector needs up to EUR123 billion in investment between now and 2020 if it is to meet its target of 40 GW of installed capacity, and the financial community is able to invest this amount, new research shows.

SMA delivers inverters and takes over operation & maintenance services of biggest PV power plant in Canada

Niestetal, Germany / Toronto, Canada – The Canadian company of SMA Solar Technology AG, SMA Canada, will deliver central inverters for Canada's largest PV power plant.

Vestas to invest in the Taranto blades factory

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas commits to investing EUR 10 million to launch V112-3.0 MW blade production at its Taranto, Italy, blades factory and to offering employment opportunities for a number of nacelles plant employee.

Trina and Jinko on the upswing – Release of third quarter financial results

Changzhou & Shanghai / China – Trina Solar and Jinko Solar, two global players in photovoltaic business, announced their financial results for third quarter 2013 this week. The figures indicate a significant upswing.

Company profile Siemens snags multi-billion dollar order: Dong purchases 97 x 6 MW turbines for offshore wind farms

Hamburg - Siemens has received a further order for two German offshore wind power plants: The Company will supply 97 wind turbines, each with a rating of six megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, to the Danish energy provider Dong Energy.

Yingli Green reaches 1 MW Milestone in Jordan

Baoding, China – The Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has announced that it has shipped more than 1MW of PV modules to Kingdom of Jordan ("Jordan") accumulatively, which marks a milestone of Yingli Green Energy in the Middle East market development and represents a market share of approximately 20% of Jordan in 2013.

E.ON sells 80 percent share of Danish offshore wind farm

Duesseldorf - E.ON agreed today to sell an 80 percent stake in its 207 megawatt Rödsand II offshore wind farm to the Danish energy company SEAS-NVE. The transaction values the wind farm at 470 million Euro on a 100 percent enterprise basis.

RWE to cut jobs and expects earnings to fall in 2014

Essen, Germany – German utility RWE has announced, that it plans to cut 6.750 jobs by 2016 and expects to achieve less earnings in 2014.

IEA Energy Outlook 2013: Light tight oil does not diminish the importance of Middle East supply

London - Technology and high prices are opening up new oil resources, but this does not mean the world is on the verge of an era of oil abundance, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO-2013).

Canadian Solar increases revenues and turns profits once again

Guelph, Canada - Canadian Solar Inc. announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Ja Solar to furnish 70 MW of modules for rooftop projects in China

Shanghai, China – The Chinese solar manufacturer JA Solar has announced that it has signed two agreements to supply a total of 70 MW of high-efficiency polycrystalline solar modules to Shanghai CSET Co., Ltd., a photovoltaic ("PV") system integrator focused on the planning, design and operation of solar PV stations, for two commercial rooftop projects in China.

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