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SolarWorld AG tumble 40 per cent in the first half of 2013

Bonn, Germany - As expected, SolarWorld AG sold fewer solar power modules and kits in the first half of 2013 than in the same period last year.

Linde und Sapphire Energy to upgrade algae into crude oil

San Diego / Munich – Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based Green Crude oil production, and the technology company The Linde Group announced they will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial scale conversion technology needed to upgrade algae biomass into crude oil.

REC proposes separation of REC Silicon and REC Solar

Sandvika, Norway - REC (Renewable Energy Corporation ASA announces that it proposes to separate its silicon and solar businesses.

REC's second quarter 2013 results

Sandvika, Norway - Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) reported second quarter 2013 revenues of NOK 1,544 million and EBITDA of NOK 152 million.

Company profile 81 MW: Siemens snags large wind power order in the Philippines

Hamburg - Siemens Energy has received its first wind power order for the Caparispisan project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte, Philippines.

Alstom commissions world’s most powerful hydroelectric units at hydro power plant in China

Paris - All four units manufactured by Alstom for China’s Xiangjiaba underground hydro power plant have successfully entered commercial operation.

Vattenfall and HOFOR agree on sale of Amager CHP power station in Denmark

Stockholm, Sweden - Vattenfall and Danish municipal utility HOFOR have signed an agreement regarding the sale of Vattenfall’s Amager power station in Denmark.

325 MW: Offshore wind farm Thornton Bank completed

Pune, India / Hamburg, Germany - Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE installed the last of the 48 total REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank.

Great Britain losing ground in vie for supremacy in offshore wind energy

London - Britain is not making the most of its opportunity to become the ‘Saudi Arabia of offshore wind’, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research).

Company profile Following the acquisition of Siemens' 29.33 percent stake, PNE Wind AG now holds approximately 83 percent of WKN AG

Cuxhaven, Germany - PNE Wind AG, Cuxhaven, has increased its stake in the specialist wind farm developer WKN AG, Husum to 82.75 percent.

1360 MW: Large-scale wind enegry projects in the U.S. and New Zealand approved

Washington, D.C. / Wellington, New Zealand - Two large-scale wind projects in the U.S. and New Zealand have been given the green light to proceed with their plans to establish two new wind farms with a combined capacity of 1360 MW (Megawatts).

Company profile Phoenix Solar targets largest solar installation in company history in Georgia

San Ramon, USA - Phoenix Solar Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG, announced it has signed a contract with Silicon Ranch Corporation to build a 38.6-megawatt solar plant called Simon Solar Farm in Georgia.

TUV SUD PMSS signs on as consulting firm for U.S. offshore project Cape Wind

Boston, USA – The project development company of Cape Wind, the first offshore wind energy project in the U.S., has signed a Consulting Services Agreement with the North America division of PMSS –a European offshore wind consulting firm, and a part of the TUV SUD group.

REC makes foray into solar market in Argentina

Munich - REC has announced the first solar installation in Argentina with REC solar panels.

Conergy forced to file for bankruptcy

Hamburg – Hamburg-based Conergy AG has filed application to open insolvency proceedings at the District Court of Hamburg.

364 MW: Gamesa and Vestas land new service contracts

Zamudio & Madrid, Spain – Wind turbine producers Gamesa and Vestas have both reported newly acquired service contracts for wind power plants with a total production capacity of 364 Megawatts (MW).

SMA follows through with job cutbacks

Niestetal, Germany - The Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has informed the company’s employees at an employee meeting about further planned personnel adjustments.

Company profile London Array: World’s largest offshore wind farm unveiled

Margate, Great Britain / Erlangen, Germany - The world's largest offshore wind power plant, London Array, has been inaugurated.

Obama pledges billions to increase access to power in Africa

Washington D.C. – US President Obama has announced Power Africa, a new initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa.

PV Diesel Hybrid Project with SMA System Technology in India

Niestetal, Germany / Mumbai, India - SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has equipped another photovoltaic diesel hybrid system with Sunny Tripower inverters and the control unit SMA Fuel Save Controller.

Cape Wind advances work on offshore wind farm with new deal

Boston – Cape Wind has signed a $15 Million contract with Falmouth-based Lawrence-Lynch Corp. to provide the upland construction work required to bury Cape Wind’s electric cables.

Canadian Solar secures 91MW solar deal in Thailand

Guelph, Ontario - Canadian Solar Inc. announced that it has been awarded an exclusive module supply agreement to provide photovoltaic (PV) modules totaling 91MW for Soleq Solar (Thailand) Co. Ltd. (Soleq) power plant projects in Thailand.

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.

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