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China Ming Yang tests offshore prototype in Norway

Zhongshan, China - The Chinese wind turbine manufacturer China Ming Yang Wind Power and the Norwegian test center Marin Energi Testcenter AS have agreed that a new offshore prototype of China Ming Yang will be tested in Norway.

Hanwha Solarone delivers 9.5 MW to Britain

Ismaning, Germany – The photovoltaic manufacturer Hanwha Solarone announced, that the delivery of 9.5 MWp modules to the Belgian headquartered solar company Ikaros Solar is now completed.

Solarworld starts efficient module production in the U.S.

Hillsboro, USA - Solarworld Industries America started with the production of efficient solar panels in its factory in Hillsboro. The company expects, that in the second half of 2014 these solar panels represent the majority of production in this factory.

Gamesa unveils new G132-5.0 MW offshore turbine

Madrid - Gamesais has shown its new 5.0 MW turbine, the G132-5.0 MW, at the 2014 Global Offshore Wind trade fair in Glasgow.

Electromobility: Tesla makes patents freely available

Palo Alto, California/USA – Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced on Thursday, that Tesla is making its technology patents available to the public. The intention is, that the world and other companies would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.

TenneT offshore platform is shipped from Dubai

Bayreuth, Germany - One of the largest offshore converter platforms in the world set off on the long journey to the North Sea from Dubai. The transmission system operator TenneT had the platform, which is 101 m long, 74 m wide, 90 m high and weighs 23000 tonnes, constructed in Dubai.

Elemental Energy renews service contract with Vestas for a 27 MW site in Canada

Aarhus, Denmark. Vestas has signed an agreement with Elemental Energy for a 10-year AOM 4000 service agreement renewal that covers the 27 MW Fermeuse wind power plant in Newfoundland, Canada.

Iberdrola and Mexican Federal Electricity Commission sign collaboration agreement

Bilbao, Spain - The Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and Iberdrola have entered into a collaboration agreement for the completion of joint projects and the exchange of ideas and experiences in the energy sector.

Qatar Solar Energy puts online 300 MW solar PV module factory

Doha, Qatar - with a production capacity of 300 MW annually, Qatar Solar Energy has commissioned a solar photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Qatar. This is one of the largest PV factories built to date in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Vestas receives order for wind power plants in Turkey.

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas has received an order of 158.4 MW from Borusan EnBW for V112-3.3 MW turbines. As part of the 207 MW framework agreement between Vestas and the joint venture of German utility EnBW and the Turkish holding company Borusan, announced on 7 March 2014, Vestas will supply 48 turbines for three wind power plants in Turkey.

GE Energy Financial Services invests in Japan

Okayama, Japan - GE Energy Financial Services has invested in a 32–megawatt solar photovoltaic power project in Japan. This transaction, with project developer Pacifico Energy, contributes to GE Energy Financial Services' plan to invest over USD $1 billion annually in renewable energy projects worldwide.

REC Solar and Solarcity sign 100 Megawatt (MW) supply agreement with option to increase to 240 MW

Oslo, Norway - REC Group, traded under the company name REC Solar ASA announced a supply agreement under which Solarcity will purchase a minimum of 100 MW and up to 240 MW of REC's high quality, high-performing Peak Energy solar panels during a 12 month period beginning in Q4 2014.

Vestas introduces new strategy for profitable growth in Brazil

Aarhus, Denmark - Vestas will refocus efforts on the Brazilian market by implementing a new roadmap for profitable growth in the country. Vestas will invest up to R$ 100m (EUR 32m) in meeting local content requirements, prioritising initiatives that enable us to compete more effectively in the local wind industry.

Tesla Motors and SolarWorld AG announce cooperation

Munich / Bonn - Tesla Motors and Solarworld AG will announce a partnership at Intersolar Europe, the premier solar-industry trade show, to support electric mobility and solar power. For owners of Tesla vehicles in Germany, SolarWorld will reduce the price of its SunCarport, a complete solar system mounted atop a carport structure, from €4,000 to €2,500.

Yingli comments on U.S. Department of Commerce's preliminary decision on Anti-Subsidy tariffs

Baoding, China - Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited commented on the preliminary countervailing duty ("CVD") tariff decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the import of certain PV solar products assembled in China using components from a third country.

Solarworld applauds Commerce decision on imports of subsidized Chinese solar

Hillsboro, USA – SolarWorld, one of the largest U.S. solar producers for nearly 40 years, praised preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose anti-subsidy duties against U.S. imports of Chinese solar technology products and block state-sponsored Chinese solar producers from evading U.S. duties on their solar panels by outsourcing production of photovoltaic cells to third countries, such as Taiwan.

First Solar to acquire technology provider skytron-energy from AEG Power Solutions

Munich - First Solar, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire skytron-energy, a subsidiary of AEG Power Solutions, which provides utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) power plant management systems, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services, data monitoring technology, and equipment to solar power plants throughout Europe.

USA: Wind energy development offshore New York

Washington D.C. - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it is moving forward with wind energy planning efforts on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore New York.

US solar market: 2014 Q1 was the second-largest quarter for solar installations in history

Washington D.C. - The U.S. solar market continued to expand in the first quarter of 2014.

Solarcity and Groupon offer first of its kind deal on solar power

Chicago / San Mateo - In an effort to make sustainability more affordable than ever, Groupon and SolarCity have created the first online offer of its kind for solar power systems.

Chairman Martín: “Gamesa is on the right track and boasts very promising prospects”

Zamudio, Spain - In Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain) Gamesa held its Shareholders’ General Meeting, at second call, at which its stockholders ratified the company’s 2013 financial and management performance last year, among other motions.

Siemens to provide eight turbines for Klixbüll community wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein

Hamburg - Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for the community wind power plant Klixbüll in Schleswig-Holstein. Eight modern wind turbines with direct drive technology and a 3 megawatts (MW) capacity each will be installed at the onshore project close to the coast of the North Sea near the Danish border.

UK solar market: Rec comments on planned changes to ROC and FiT schemes

Munich - Rec, European supplier of solar panels, welcomes the continuous monitoring of the U.K. solar market by the country’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and appreciates the consultation procedure for the planned changes of the Renewable Obligation (RO) and the Feed-in-Tariffs (FiT) systems.

First Solar completes sale of 250 MW Silver State South

Tempe, USA - First Solar, Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of the 250-megawatt (MW)AC Silver State South Solar Project to a subsidiary of Nextera Energy Resources. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Roth & Rau AG further advancing focussing process at technology centre in Hohenstein-Ernstthal

Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany / Thun Switzerland - Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced today that it is further advancing the focussing process at its Roth & Rau AG technology and product centre in Hohenstein-Ernstthal in order to decisively align its core technologies of heterojunction (HJT) and Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technologies for the photovoltaic industry and its plasma and ION beam surface technologies.

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