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Vestas secures 80 MW from an MSA with potential for up to 750 MW in the USA

Randers, Denmark - Vestas has secured an 80 MW order out of a master supply agreement with EDF Renewable Energy for multiple wind-energy projects in the USA. The order has been received together with a master supply agreement for a potential of up to 750 MW in the USA.

USA: Solar market notches second best quarter ever

Washington/Boston, USA — The solar market in the USA keeps on growing: Photovoltaic modules with a capacity of 832 megawatts (MW) were installed during the second quarter, representing a 15 percent increase over the first three months of this year.

Vestas wins 42 MW order for citizen-owned wind power plant in Germany

Bordelum - Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order for 42 MW from Bordelum III GmbH & Co. KG for their citizen-owned wind power plant in northern Germany. The turbines will be installed in Bordelum at the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. Turbine delivery is planned to start in the fourth quarter of 2013 and commissioning is expected to start in the first half of 2014.

28 MW: Yingli supplies solar power plant

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Wednesday announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited, will supply 28 megawatt (MW) of multicrystalline YGE Series PV modules to the State Grid Corporation of China ("SGCC"), the world's largest utilities company. SGCC is a state-owned enterprise approved by the State Council to conduct government authorized investment activities and has been ranked the 7th in the Fortune Global 500 in 2013.

Ja Solar to Supply 96 MW of Modules to China Power Investment

Shanghai - JA Solar Holdings Co. announced that it will supply 96 megawatt (MW) of solar modules to CPI Huanghe Hydropower Development Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Power Investment Corporation ("CPI"), for use on two solar projects in China's Qinghai Province. Delivery of the modules has already commenced and will be completed later this month.

Vestas presents World’s most powerful blade in windindustry

Münster – On Tuesday Vestas presented the 80m blade, which is yet to be the longest ever produced blade by Vestas. It uses the structural shell design, a proven concept in which the loads of the blade are carried in the shell, rather than using a spar at the centre of the blade.

Hanwha SolarOne returns to positive operating cash flow

Shanghai - Hanwha SolarOne Co. has been ailing from the uncertainty on the European market and fierce competition on the photovoltaic market. Despite these difficulties the solar company narrowed its losses and increased shipments in the second quarter of the current fiscal.

Development banks finance record amount in clean energy

London - Clean energy financing by the world’s development banks increased 19% last year to break through the $100bn-a-year barrier for the first time. The top three banks were Germany’s KfW, China Development Bank and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).

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.

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