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Vestas receives its largest order ever in Uruguay

Randers, Denmark – The Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a 90 MW order for Uruguay. The project, which will be Vestas’ largest in Uruguay, consists of 30 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines that will be installed in Pintado, Florida, Uruguay. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2013, and the wind power plant is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2014.

ABB demonstrates technology to power flash charging electric bus in 15 seconds

Zurich, Switzerland - The power and automation technology group ABB has developed a new technology that will help power the world’s first high-capacity flash charging electric bus system.

Yingli reports Q1 2013 results and signs 96 MW project in South Africa

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

EnviTec Biogas: Market environment remains challenging in 2013

Lohne, Germany - The situation in the German biogas market was not satisfactory in the first quarter of 2013.

Canadian Solar returns to operating profits in Q1 2013

Guelph, Canada - Canadian Solar Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Gamesa installs first prototype offshore wind turbine in Spain

Madrid, Spain - Gamesa completed assembly of the main parts (tower, nacelle and blades) of Spain’s first prototype offshore wind turbine, which has been installed at the Arinaga Quay in Gran Canary Island.

504 MW: RWE Innogy receives consent to build the Galloper offshore wind farm

Essen, Germany / Swindon, England - The British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has issued approval for the construction of the Galloper offshore wind farm off the south east coast of England.

Tesla repays Department of Energy loan nine years early

Palo Alto, USA - Tesla Motors, manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced that it has paid off the entire loan awarded to the company by the Department of Energy in 2010.

Gamesa signs contracts for 130 MW and 100 MW wind energy projects in India

Chennai, India / Zamudio, Spain - Gamesa has signed two agreements for the supply of a total of 230 MW: 130 MW to China Light & Power India (CLP India) and 100 MW to Greenko Wind Project.

Leading energy companies increase pressure on EU leaders for a revitalized energy policy

Düsseldorf / Essen / etc. - CEOs of eight European energy companies like E.ON, RWE or Iberdrola have drawn to the attention of EU leaders the urgent need for the perilous situation facing the energy sector to be tackled.

Yingli:Q1 2013 module shipments exceed previous guidance

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced its preliminary financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

JA Solar in Q1 2013: Shipments exceed high end of guidance

Shanghai, China - JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. announced its unaudited financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

TenneT-Study about connecting offshore wind energy: high idle costs possible

Bayreuth, Germany - A study carried out by Offshore Management Resources warns of annual idle costs of up to 1 billion euros when connecting offshore wind turbines in the North Sea.

Company profile Siemens wins 100 MW wind power order from South Africa

Hamburg - Siemens Energy has been awarded an onshore wind power order for the Sere wind power plant on the west coast of South Africa.

SunPower announces fiscal year 2013 guidance

San Jose, USA - SunPower Corp. announced financial guidance for fiscal year 2013.

SMA meets its sales guidance and generates positive EBITDA in Q1 2013

Niestetal, Germany - In the first quarter of 2013, SMA Solar Technology AG sold PV inverters with an output of 1.2 gigawatts (Q1 2012: 1.9 GW) and generated sales of €212.3 million (Q1 2012: €405 million).

Vaillant Group increases sales and earnings again in 2012

Düsseldorf & Remscheid, Germany – Remscheid-based heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology specialist Vaillant Group grew further in the financial year 2012.

Spain reaches new all-time record for renewable energy with 54 per cent of electricity production

Madrid, Spain - In the month of April 2013, power generation from renewable energy sources in Spain reached an all-time record representing 54 per cent of electricity production.

Climate change: carbon dioxide reaches new milestone

Washington, USA - On May 9 2013, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958.

Vestas improves EBIT and maintains full-year guidance

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas maintains its full-year guidance and the focus on cost reductions, low investments and increased capacity utilisation continues.

Roland Berger expects further growth in billion euro offshore wind market

Munich - In their new study entitled "Offshore Wind Toward 2020 – On the Pathway to Cost Competitiveness", the experts at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants state that they expect Europe to have installed offshore capacity of 40 GW by 2020.

Gamesa sells 70 MW Mexican wind farm to Iberdrola

Bilbao & Madrid, Spain – Gamesa has sold a wind farm development in Mexico with a future total installed capacity of 70 MW to Iberdrola.

First Solar generates net income and confirms guidance

Tempe, USA - First Solar, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter of 2013.

CropEnergies increases dividend

Mannheim, Germany - CropEnergies AG will propose to the annual general meeting on 30 July 2013 that the dividend be increased to EUR 0.20 (previous year: 0.18) per share and that a further EUR 0.06, i.e. a total of EUR 0.26 (0.18) per share, be paid out on account of the particularly good earnings situation in the 2012/13 financial year.

Ormat Technologies commences operation of 36 MW in Kenya

Reno, USA - Ormat Technologies announced that it reached commercial operation of Plant 2 in the Olkaria III complex in Naivasha, Kenya, increasing the company’s total generating capacity by 36 MW to 611 MW worldwide.

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