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Company profile Integrated gasified biomass power plant will use GE gas engine technology

Stroevo, Bulgaria - To reduce Bulgaria’s heavy dependence on imported energy, a landmark biomass-to-energy plant powered by GE’s Jenbacher gas engine technology is being built near Stroevo, in Plovdiv province.

Joint Venture: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind now operational

Aarhus, Denmark - Final closing of the joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), dedicated to offshore wind power, has now taken place.

Daimler to acquire Evoniks interests in lithium-ion companies

Stuttgart / Essen - Daimler AG and Evonik Industries AG are restructuring their activities in the field of electric mobility in Kamenz and Kirchheim/Teck, and are thus reflecting the changed market conditions.

Vestas successful in North America and Italy

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 98 MW in North America and its first order for supply, installation and commissioning of V117-3.0 MW and V117-3.3 MW turbines to be installed in Italy.

Wind energy: Siemens to deliver direct drive technology to wind farm in Japan

Hamburg - Siemens Energy secured a total 51 MW wind power order from Japan’s largest wind power developer, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation. Siemens will provide 17 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101 to Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant, which is located on the North West Coast of Japan. The deal also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

Manz AG confirms record revenues in 2013 and publishes forecast for 2014

Reutlingen, Germany - Manz AG, one of the world's leading high-tech engineering companies with an extensive technology portfolio covering the three strategic divisions of "Display", "Solar" and "Battery", published its 2013 annual report.

Sunpower sells more than 70 megawatts in concentrator photovoltaic cell packages for projects in Inner Mongolia

San Jose, USA - Sunpower Corporation announced the sale of more than 70 megawatts (MW) of cell packages to the Huaxia Concentrated Photovoltaic Power Co., Ltd., joint venture (JV) in Inner Mongolia, China.

WMO: 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest year on record

Geneva, Switzerland – The year 2013 once again demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Climate.

Siemens to construct factory for offshore wind power in Great Britain

Hamburg - Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in Great Britain.

250 MW solar project: First Solar breaks ground on on tribal land in Nevada

Moapa, USA - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Paiutes, executives from First Solar, Inc. and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), as well as other community, government and energy industry leaders to celebrate the start of construction of the 250 Megawatt (MW)AC Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project.

Offshore wind energy in UK: Four businesses have been awarded over £4million

London, UK - Four businesses have been awarded over £4million to spur on innovation in lowering the costs of generating offshore wind energy.

Company profile PNE Wind AG increases dividend proposal on higher 2013 earnings

Cuxhaven, Germany - Due to the successful 2013 financial year, the Supervisory Board of the wind farm project developer PNE Wind AG resolved to accept the recommendation of the Management Board to propose to the Annual General Meeting a dividend amounting to EUR 0.10 (previous year: EUR 0.08) and a special dividend amounting to EUR 0.05 (previous year EUR 0.02) for each share which is entitled to dividends. The Annual General Meeting is to vote on this resolution on June 4, 2014.

First Solar announces full-year 2014 financial guidance – shares jump

Tempe, USA - First Solar, Inc. announced full-year 2014 guidance as well as summary financial targets through 2016.

ABB wins $45 million order to strengthen Swedish power grid

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB, a power and automation technology specialist, wins orders worth $45 million to strengthen Swedish power grid from Svenska kraftnät, the Swedish National Grid operator, to supply three 400 kilovolt (kV) substations.

Fraunhofer IAO presents innovative concepts for the cities of tomorrow on Hannover Messe 2014

Stuttgart - Fraunhofer IAO is making pioneering contributions to the shaping of tomorrow’s cities and mobility, and to smart energy consumption.

RWE: Installation of the foundations for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm completed

Essen, Germany - All foundations of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm have been successfully installed some 35 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland.

Vestas receives 21 MW order in Germany and signs framework agreement for 225 MW

Hamburg, Germany - Vestas and juwi have signed a framework agreement for 75 units of Vestas’ 3 MW platform, with an order for 21 MW now firm and unconditional.

Offshore: Cape wind signs major cable contracts

Boston, USA – Cape Wind, the first American offshore wind project announced that Prysmian Cables and Systems USA has been awarded the contract for the eventual supply of intra array and export power cables for Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm, while Caldwell Marine International has been awarded the contract for the installation of underwater cables.

Plug Power announces Q4 2013 and full year results

Latham, USA – Plug Power Inc reported its 2013 fourth quarter and year-end financial results. Plug Power’s growing sales momentum in 2013 continued as the year progressed, with bookings in the fourth quarter of $32 million.

Trina Solar announces sale of Wuwei solar power plant

Changzhou, China - Trina Solar Limited announced it has successfully sold its 50 MW Solar Power Plant in Wuwei, Gansu province to Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation. Huadian Fuxin will assume 100 percent ownership of the project from Trina Solar with the completion of the transaction.

Solarworld AG takes over Bosch solar manufacturing in Arnstadt

Bonn, Germany - SolarWorld AG has taken over cell and module production from Bosch Solar Energy in the Thuringian town of Arnstadt (Germany) on 12 March 2014.

Fuelcell Energy reports raising revenues and cuts losses

Danbury, USA - Fuelcell Energy, Inc. reported results for its first quarter ended January 31, 2014 along with an update on key business highlights.

Vestas factories see growth in Colorado to meet U.S. and Canadian market demand

Portland, USA - Two blade factories have already filled about 400 positions and Vestas expects to add at least 450 more production workers in 2014.

Solar market: Only a few installers actively offer storage solutions in European countries

Bonn, Germany - While the German market for photovoltaic storage is slowly picking up pace, other markets are still lagging behind.

Yingli signs its largest module supply agreement to date in Israel

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy announced its largest supply agreement to date in Israel and the Middle East, under which the Company will deliver 27.5 MW of multicrystalline PV modules between February and April of 2014.

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