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ET Solar Provides 4.8 MW Solar Panels for Two Utility Projects in Chile

San Francisco, USA - ET Solar Group Corp. on Friday announced that it has provided 4.8 megawatt (MW) of solar PV panels for two utility scaled projects in Chile.

Vestas wins 108 MW order for one of the largest wind power plants in Romania

Aarhus, Denmark - With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 44 of 10 October 2013, Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order for 108 MW from S.C. Crucea Wind Farm S.R.L. / STEAG GmbH for the wind power plant Crucea North, located in the Constanta county in the province of Dobrogea.

SolarCity to Acquire Zep Solar

San Mateo/ San Rafael - SolarCity Corp. will acquire Zep Solar for approximately 158 million US-Dollar. The purchase price is payable in shares of SolarCity common stock, and is subject to reduction for the amount of net indebtedness of Zep Solar as of the closing.

Vestas sells its machining and casting units to VTC

Aarhus, Denmark – The German industrial group VTC Partners GmbH will acquire Vestas‘ two machining units and four casting units, including approx 1,000 employees in Norway, Sweden, Germany, China and Denmark. The transaction has been agreed at a sales price of one Euro plus an earn-out element for Vestas of up to 25 Million Euro.

Company profile WKN AG sells additional wind farm to KGAL Group

Husum - The Husum project developer WKN AG has sold the rights for the Dargies wind farm in France with an overall output of 12 megawatts to the KGAL Group headquartered in Grünwald near Munich.

Offshore operating base on Heligoland takes on form

Heligoland - The topping-out ceremony was celebrated on Monday for two new buildings on Heligoland . The offshore wind farms Nordsee Ost (295 megawatt/MW) of RWE Innogy and Meerwind Süd/Ost (288 MW) of WindMW GmbH, which are currently being built about 30 km north of the island, are to be operated and maintained over a period of 20 years from the new service stations being set up in the southern port of the island.

Company profile Siemens awarded order for 150-MW wind power project in Canada

Hamburg - Siemens Canada has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for the Grand Renewable Wind Project. Located in the County of Haldimand in southern Ontario, the Grand Renewable Energy Park will consist of 100 megawatt (MW) of solar power and 150 MW of wind power. Under the agreement, Siemens will supply, deliver and commission 67 units of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. The deal also includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement, the company said in a press release on Tuesday.

FuelCell Energy Solutions Announces Delivery of German-Made Fuel Cell Power

Dresden, Germany - FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH announced the delivery of its first German manufactured fuel cell power plant to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) office complex that is being constructed by BAM Deutschland AG in Berlin, Germany. FuelCell Energy Solutions is managing the installation of the power plant and commissioning is expected in mid-2014 once construction of the office complex nears completion.

Tennet to hold auction: reduction of wholesale price expected

Arnhem, the Netherlands – Starting in early 2014, energy producers in the Netherlands get to participate in weekly auctions of primary reserve capacity. This will lead to cost savings for energy producers, and is widely expected to reduce the wholesale price.

Company profile BayWa r.e. constructs 18.4 MWp solar power plant in England

Munich - BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH is currently constructing its second solar power plant in England, near Oxford. The total capacity of the plant will be 18.4 MWp.

Canadian Solar: Fund buys two solar power plants

Guelph, Kanada - Canadian Solar has sold two utility-scale solar power plants totaling 20 megawatts to a fund managed by BlackRock. The valuation is comparable to other recent project sales completed by Canadian Solar on a per megawatt basis in the Ontario market, the company said in a press release on Thursday.

15 MW: Gamesa supplies new Wind Turbines to Project in Finland

Madrid – Spanish wind energy specialist Gamesa has won its first contract to supply G128-5.0 MW turbines. The company will provide three units to a project in Finland.

Ja Solar Supplies 5 MW of Modules to Ralco Energy in Israel

Shanghai - Ja Solar announced on Monday that it has supplied 5 MW of its high-efficiency 270 W monocrystalline solar modules to Ralco Energy, Ltd., a subsidiary of Ralco Group, one of Israel's largest companies. The modules will be used in a ground-mounted solar project in Israel.

Company profile BayWa r.e. constructs 19.5 MWp solar farm in England

Munich - BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.) is currently constructing a solar farm with a total output of 19.5 MWp at the disused Parham Airfield in Great Glemham, Suffolk. Polycrystalline modules from Trina and Yingli will be used for the fixed tilt PV plant.

Eon inaugurates Kårehamn offshore wind farm in Sweden

Off Öland, Sweden – German untility Eon has opened the Kårehamn offshore wind farm near the Swedish island of Öland in the Baltic Sea. The wind farm had already been connected to the grid a few weeks ago after only 19 months of construction.

Vestas receives 50 MW order in Uruguay

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has received an order from Fingano S.A. for the Carape I wind power plant, which will be installed in Maldonado, Uruguay. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2014, and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2014.

SunPower to supply 96 megawatts to solar projects in Japan

San Jose/Tokio - SunPower Corporation will supply 96 megawatts (MW) of its solar panels to subsidiaries of Eurus Energy for installation in two solar projects, the company announced Sunday.

First Solar acquires 250MW Project in Nevada

New York - First Solar has acquired the 250 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic Moapa Solar Project in Nevada from the project developer K Road. Construction will begin in the fourth quarter.

Study: Solar to add more megawatts than wind in 2013, for first time

London – Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that 33.8 Gigawatt (GW) of new onshore wind farms, plus 1.7 GW of offshore wind, will be added globally in 2013. This compares with its median forecast of 36.7 GW of new photovoltaic (PV), capacity.

UK: Trina Solar powers 11 MW project

London - Trina Solar Limited has supplied more than 43,000 modules for a ground-mounted installation project being carried out at North Norfolk Business Centre by Oskomera Solar Power Solutions on behalf of Hazel Capital.

Vestas receives 400 MW order for projects in Texas

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has received a 400 megawatt (MW) order from U.S. utility Duke Energy Renewables for two wind-energy projects in Texas. The projects will include 200 V110-2.0 MW turbines combined. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the first half of next year with commissioning expected in 2015 and 2016. It is Vestas’ largest turbine order globally since 2010.

Toshiba Entering Wind Power Generation Business

Tokyo — Toshiba Corporation today announced on Tuesday that it will enter the wind power generation business by acquiring Sigma Power Janex Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Kyushu-based Janex Co., Ltd. that operates wind farms in Kyusyu, Japan. On completion of the acquisition, which is scheduled on this November, Sigma Power Janex Co., Ltd. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

Long-term data reveal: The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean

Bremerhaven, Germany - Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research recently published these findings in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. For their study, they analysed temperature data from 1950 to 2010 in the abyssal Greenland Sea, which is an ocean area located just to the south of the Arctic Ocean.

Worldwide market for pumped-storage power plants to grow rapidly

Dublin - In the next ten years to come, the worldwide market for pumped-storage power plants will grow stronger than ever before. More than 100 new plants with an installed capacity of about 74 Gigawatts will be developed by 2020 - which is around 50 per cent of the plants existing today and adds up to an investment volume of about 56 billion euros. When also considering the upcoming maintenance measures, the investment volume will even increase to over 73 billion euros, according to a report by Dublin-based Research and Markets.

World Record Solar Cell with 44.7 Percent Efficiency

Freiburg, Germany - The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced on late Monday having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells. Surpassing competition after only over three years of research, and entering the roadmap at world class level, a new record efficiency of 44.7 percent was measured at a concentration of 297 suns.

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