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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.

Vestas obtains final credit approval of credit facilities

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas confirms that final credit approval and documentation of the in November 2012 mentioned agreement on credit facilities has now been obtained.

REC to reduce Siemens-based solar grade silicon production at its Moses Lake, WA facility

Sandvika, Norway - Due to continued market and price pressures for solar grade polysilicon, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has chosen to temporarily reduce Siemens-based solar grade silicon production at its Moses Lake, WA, USA, facility by 2,400 MT.

First Solar acquires Chilean project developer Solar Chile

Tempe, USA - First Solar, Inc. and Fundación Chile announced that First Solar has acquired Solar Chile, a Santiago-based solar development company in which Fundación Chile was an early investor.

Andritz to supply biomass boiler plant to Fortum Värme in Sweden

Graz Austria - International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Fortum Värme to supply a circulating fluidized bed boiler for the new Värtaverket combined heat and power plant in Stockholm.

Company profile Nordex completes 50-MW project in Pakistan

Hamburg, Germany - Sand storms with wind speeds of 30 metres a second followed by heavy rain and hail are just some of the conditions under which Nordex has been installing "Jhimpir", its first wind farm in Pakistan with 33 1.5 MW turbines, over the last few months.

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