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Official start for German wind energy research alliance

Kassel, Germany - A unique alliance for German wind energy research was officially formed in Berlin - the Research Alliance for Wind Energy.

Company profile PNE Wind receives further partial payment from the sale of the "Gode Wind" offshore projects

Cuxhaven, Germany - The wind farm project developer, PNE Wind AG, has received a further milestone payment amounting to EUR 25 million from the sale of the offshore wind farm projects, "Gode Wind" I to III.

E.ON adjusts 2013 forecast and closes power plants in Europe

Düsseldorf, Germany - E.ON SE, Düsseldorf, today presented information about its main 2012 earnings figures and its revised 2013 forecast.

REpower signs its biggest contract to date: 350 MW Canada order

Hamburg, Germany / Montreal, Canada - Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems SE has signed a contract with EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, for the delivery of 175 2 MW wind turbines of the REpower MM82 and MM92 type for a project in Quebec, Canada.

Trina Solar to supply 30MW to Gestamp Solar for projects in South Africa

Changzhou, China - Trina Solar Limited (TSL), producer of photovoltaic modules, announced that it will supply 30MW of photovoltaic modules to Gestamp Solar for two projects in South Africa.

centrotherm photovoltaics AG: creditors and shareholders approve insolvency plan

Blaubeuren & Ulm, Germany - centrotherm photovoltaics AG has now passed the decisive hurdle for the company's reorganization and recapitalization.

EU offshore wind energy capacity close to 5,000 MW

Brussels, Belgium - Europe installed and grid connected 293 offshore wind turbines in 2012.

Suzlon Group receives formal approval of Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) proposal

Pune, India - Suzlon Group announced the formal approval of its proposal for the restructuring of its domestic debt by the Empowered Group of Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) Cell.

EU launches clean fuel strategy – 800.000 public recharging points for e-mobility

Brussels, Belgium - The European Commission announced an ambitious package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use.

Company profile Phoenix Solar USA: inauguration of Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park

Sulzemoos, Germany - Phoenix Solar AG reports that Phoenix Solar Inc., its US subsidiary, has installed and officially inaugurated a solar power plant with a peak output of 9.5 megawatts on the factory site of Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

Ormat announces a non-cash pre-tax charge for impairment to its North Brawley Geothermal power plant

Reno, USA - Ormat Technologies, Inc. announced that it will record a non-cash pre-tax charge of up to 230 million US-Dollar during the fourth quarter of 2012 for impairment to the company’s North Brawley power plant located in Imperial County, California.

EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions 300 MW of wind power in Quebec

Paris - EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of two wind power plants, Massif du Sud and Lac Alfred (first phase), with an installed capacity of 150 MW each.

FuelCell Energy announces stationary fuel cell power plant service agreement with ewz

Dresden, Germany - FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH, a provider of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, announced a multi-year service agreement for a stationary fuel cell power plant owned by Elektrizitaetswerke Zurich (ewz), an electric utility company in Switzerland.

Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire 50 per cent of Dutch offshore wind farm

Tokyo, Japan / Rotterdam, Netherlands - Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed that Mitsubishi will acquire 50% of the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm planned for construction off the coast of the Netherlands.

IRENA and Fraunhofer ISE sign MoU - Focus on transformation of the global energy system

Freiburg, Germany / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - The International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance their cooperation.

Power-One expects a net loss for the fourth Quarter of 2012

Camarillo, USA - Power-One, Inc., a provider of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, provided an updated outlook for its fourth quarter 2012 financial results.

Trina Solar supplies 61 MW of solar modules for Green Tower project in Brandenburg

Munich, Germany - Trina Solar Limited has supplied PV modules totaling 61 MW for the Green Tower project in the German federal state of Brandenburg.

Vestas to supply towers for third parties

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has signed an agreement to supply towers for a number of non-Vestas wind power projects over the next two years.

aleo solar AG expects substantial net loss for 2012

Prenzlau & Oldenburg, Germany - aleo solar AG announced that, based on preliminary calculations, it expects to have achieved revenue of EUR 279.9 million in the financial year 2012.

Strabag postpones investments in offshore wind energy

Vienna, Austria / Cuxhaven, Germany - The European construction group Strabag SE postpones its planned investments in the field of gravity-based foundations technology for offshore wind until further notice.

Fraunhofer IWES starts new project for industrial production of rotor blades

Kassel & Bremerhaven, Germany - In the "BladeMaker" project, Fraunhofer IWES scientists and industrial and research partners are searching for automation solutions in order to make the manufacture of rotor blades more cost effective, quicker and with a higher quality.

Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Representatives of over 140 countries, including more than 80 energy ministers and 6 heads of government, met in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) this week for the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), followed by the International Renewable Energy Conference ADIREC and the World Future Energy Summit (up to Thursday 17 January).

Company profile Nordex closes 2012 with record order intake

Hamburg, Germany - According to final calculations, order intake amounted to EUR 628 million in the fourth quarter (Q4 2011: EUR 400 million) and the new business of the Nordex Group increased by 14.6 percent in 2012 to a new record of EUR 1,268.4 million (2011: EUR 1,107 million).

Global warming has increased monthly heat records by a factor of five

Potsdam, Germany - Monthly temperature extremes have become much more frequent, as measurements from around the world indicate.

China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a milestone in international efforts to double the share of renewable energy worldwide by 2030.

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