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Desertec Foundation terminates partnership with industrial consortium Dii

Heidelberg, Germany - Desertec Foundation announced the termination of its membership with Dii GmbH.

Vestas strengthens international prowess with a bounty of new orders

Hamburg – Vestas has reported a range of new international orders for wind turbines.

U.S. Justice Department indicts China's Sinovel on breach of intellectual property rights

Devens, USA - AMSC has requested that the Obama administration and Congress re-evaluate the U.S. trade relationship with China in conjunction with the Department of Justice (DoJ) indictment of Sinovel and two of its employees for the theft of AMSC's trade secrets.

Company profile Nordex to shut down operations at US plant

Hamburg - Nordex SE announced that the company will cease nacelle production at its Jonesboro, Arkansas facility after it completes the orders in its current pipeline.

IEA: Renewables to leap frog gas by 2016

Paris - Power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report (MTRMR).

Gehrlicher Solar to become U.S. Government´s solar partner

Springfield, USA - Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation, a leading global photovoltaic (PV) solar energy integrator, announced it has been awarded a five-year General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract.

Obama side steps congress in new offensive against climate change

Washington D.C. – US President Barack Obama introduced his highly anticipated action plan to throttle carbon emissions in the US.

Plug Power introduces new high capacity fuel cell

Latham, USA - PlugPower Inc. announced the GenDriveSeries 1000 product family has a new member, the GenDrive 1900.

Dong Energy to sell onshore wind business in Denmark

Copenhagen - Dong Energy signed an agreement today with the Danish energy company SE and the Danish pension fund PFA under which SE and PFA will acquire Dong Energy’s Danish onshore wind business.

RWE optimises port logistics for offshore wind farm

Bremerhaven, Germany - The foundations for the Nordsee Ost wind farm were loaded for the first time at the quay of RWE's base port at Bremerhaven.

Enel Green Power and 40South Energy team up to develop power from sea waves

Rome – Enel Green Power and 40South Energy began the installation and commissioning of a first R115 generator, with a nominal capacity of 150 kW and installed capacity of about 100 kW, generating electricity from the energy produced by the waves of the sea around the Tuscan islands, at Punta Righini (Castiglioncello).

Belectric solar power plant collects Intersolar Award 2013

Munich & Kolitzheim, Germany - The Intersolar Award 2013 in the Solar Projects category goes to the leading global photovoltaics system integrator, Belectric.

Vestas sells two wind power plants in Romania and Bulgaria

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has entered into an agreement to sell the Romanian project Gebeleisis and the Bulgarian project Hrabrovo to Lukerg Renew for a total enterprise value of EUR 127m.

GL Garrad Hassan publishes landmark offshore wind operations and maintenance guide

Bristol, UK – GL Garrad Hassan has produced a new paper detailing the offshore wind operations and maintenance sector.

REC enters the Middle East

Munich – Norwegian supplier of solar panels REC plans to make an impact at this year’s Intersolar in Munich by displaying for the very first time a bi-facial solar panel concept well suited for desert conditions, and announcing the opening of a new office in Dubai, UAE.

Enel Green Power signs agreement for the sale of Enel.Si

Rome – Enel Green Power S.p.A. and Enel Energia S.p.A. have reached an agreement for the sale to the company of the Market Division of the Enel Group of the entire share capital of S.r.l., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power.

Masdar PV and Helmholtz-Zentrum team up in thin film PV technology

Ichtershausen, Germany – Masdar PV and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have strengthened their R&D partnership, focusing resources on development of next generation thin film Si technology.

AMSC reports fourth quarter 2012 financial results

Devens, USA – American Superconductor (AMSC) reported financial results for its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2012.

Power-to-gas unit injects hydrogen into natural gas system for first time

Düsseldorf, Germany - A power-to-gas (P2G) unit installed by E.ON in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany injected hydrogen into the natural gas system for the first time as part of a function test.

Company profile Nordex awarded third major contract in South Africa

Hamburg – A major order will enable the wind turbine manufacturer Nordex to further expand its business in South Africa.

Gamesa sells a 15 MW wind farm in Scotland

Madrid - Gamesa has closed the sale of a 15.3 MW wind farm development in Scotland to international specialist investor and asset manager, John Laing.

UK to boost inward investment and innovation in offshore wind

London - Business and Energy Minister, Michael Fallon has announced the creation of an Offshore Wind Investment Organisation (OWIO) to boost levels of inward investment and to further stimulate jobs in the UK offshore wind industry, alongside Government support for three offshore wind innovation projects.

First Solar announces public Offering of common stock

Tempe, USA - First Solar announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 8,500,000 shares of its common stock.

Vestas receives 94 MW order from South Africa

Hamburg, Germany - Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Aurora Wind Power, a joint venture between GDF SUEZ, Investec and Kagiso Investment.

Andritz to modernize hydropower stations in Switzerland

Graz, Austria - Andritz Hydro has received an order from Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (KWO), Switzerland, to supply two Pelton turbines and one synchronous generator as part of the project to extend Innertkirchen 1 and Handeck 2 hydropower stations.

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