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  • Hawaiian Electric to easily attain state renewable mandates

    Hawaii’s dominant electric utility anticipates that it will easily exceed future state renewable energy mandates through 2040 and possibly meet all its power generation needs with mainly solar and wind a decade earlier. “The plan estimates that the RPS after 2030 could exceed 100% when taking into account customers' generation of electricity for their own use as well as the anticipated widespread

    Wind  rechargenews.com 28 Dec 2016

    Avangrid unit proposes largest New York State wind farm

    Avangrid Renewables wants to build the largest wind farm in New York State, up to 350MW on privately-owned land that would supply electricity for about 60,000 homes, according to regulatory filings.Avangrid subsidiary Atlantic Wind wants to locate the Mad River project in Jefferson and Oswego Counties that border the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario.Last week, the developer filed a so-called Pub

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    AllianzGI enters US wind debt-financing market with $400m splash

    German asset manager Allianz Global Investors has entered the US wind debt financing market in a big way, providing more than $400m to a 400MW project in Nebraska owned by a unit of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate.BHE Renewables will use the proceeds to reimburse costs of construction for the Grand Prairie wind facility that began in 2015 and will be completed later th

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Argentina's state oil firm raises $200m for 100MW wind farm

    Argentina’s state oil company YPF has obtained a $200m loan from the CII, the InterAmerican Development Bank’s (IDB) corporate financing arm, to build the 100MW Manantiales Behr wind farm, which will supply power for its industrial activities in the country.YPF is the first company to invest in wind power for its own use after the 2015 revision of the country’s renewable energy mandate. The law re

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    New York to 'swiftly' identify more offshore wind zones in 2017

    New York State sees competition as critical to bringing offshore wind energy costs down and a key focus in 2017 will be to locate additional zones for commercial-scale development, an official says.“In our view, the best way to spur competition in New York is through the identification of additional wind energy areas,” says Doreen Harris, program manager, large-scale renewables, at the New York St

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Fraunhofer takes on Adwen 8MW giant as offshore test platform

    German wind research institute Fraunhofer IWES will take over operation of OEM Adwen's AD8-180 offshore wind turbine prototype in the port of Bremerhaven, as part of a €18.5m ($19.3m) project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy.The grid-connected unit, currently being erected near Fraunhofer's DynaLab facility where the 8MW model's drive-train and transmission system was t

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Brazil may cancel PPAs amid 'significant' demand dip

    After cancelling this year’s only wind and solar tender Brazil is considering cancelling power purchase agreements (PPAs) of contracted but unfinished or unbuilt power plants, as revised figures indicate a stronger-than-expected decline in demand that leaves more than 9GW of surplus firm generation capacity contracted by 2019.The government also said that future tenders from 2017 onwards will depe

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Vestas gets largest UK onshore deal with 228MW SSE order

    Vestas bagged its largest UK onshore wind order to date as utility SSE ordered 66 turbines for its 228MW Stronelairg wind farm in Scotland.Located in the Monadhliath mountains, south of Loch Ness at a site close to SSE’s operational 100MW Glendoe hydro project, the order for Stronelairg consists of 53 V117-3.45MW and 13 V112-3.45MW turbines. The tip heights will be 135 metres and 125 metres, respe

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Enel's Ituverava taking solar to a new level in Brazil

    Italy’s Enel is fast becoming Brazil’s utility-scale solar PV pioneer as it steams ahead with the construction of what is set to be the country’s largest solar plant – the 254MW Ituverava array in the northeastern state of Bahia.Ituverava will be the first to be ready of the 890MW of solar projects sold in the country's 2014 tender.It may also be the only one, as most of the tender winners are see

    Solar  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Dong sells half of Race Bank offshore wind farm in $2bn deal

    Dong Energy has agreed a £1.6bn ($1.98bn) deal to sell half of the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind project to global finance giant Macquarie.The agreement will see the Australian based group’s Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 and Macquarie Capital, its investment arm, buy into Race Bank, which is currently being built off eastern England.As well as the half share, the deal includes a commitm

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Mexican project gives 198MW debut for new Gamesa turbine

    Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is to debut its new G132-3.465MW wind turbine platform with its first order for the machines coming from Mexico.First unveiled last year, the company has been commissioned to install 57 of its new machines at an undisclosed location. The order comes from a power utility for the supply of 198MW at one of its wind developments in Mexico.With the first prototy

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    Siemens turbines confirmed for 309MW Rentel off Belgium

    Siemens has been confirmed as turbine supplier for the €1.1bn ($1.14bn) 309MW Rentel offshore wind project off Belgium that recently reached financial close.Siemens will supply, install, commission and service 42 of its SWT-7.0-154 turbines for the project 40km off the Belgian North Sea coast. The 7MW machines will be installed on monopole foundations in water depths of 22-36 metres.First turbines

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016


    In Pictures – First Vestas V136 rises

    Recharge joined a team from OEM Vestas to watch the first unit of its latest turbine take final shape

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016

    European Commission plans extension of anti-China solar measures

    The European Commission (EC) plans to maintain EU trade measures against Chinese PV equipment for a further two years.The preliminary decision was condemned by SolarPower Europe (SPE) and the Solar Alliance for Europe (SAFE), both of which said it would damage the European industry.The outcome follows a review carried out by the EC but must still be approved by European member states, with a final

    Solar  rechargenews.com 21 Dec 2016 Andrew Lee

    Carbon-heavy AEP Ohio seeks 350MW of wind and solar

    AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, is seeking proposals for up to 250MW of wind and up to 100MW of solar resources, part of the carbon-heavy utility’s efforts to diversify its energy mix.The projects chosen by AEP Ohio must win approval from regulators at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The utility says PV facilities must have at least 10MW nameplate capacity.The request

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Dec 2016

    Vestas 200MW US deal pushes Q4 announced intake past 1.5GW

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a 200MW firm and unconditional order for wind turbines in the US.At the customer’s request, Vestas is not disclosing the customer or project name.The order takes the company’s announced order intake during the fourth quarter of 2016 above 1.5GW, and to 7.5GW this year so far. Statkraft revives 1GW Norway project with Vestas turbinesThat is lower

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Dec 2016

    German renewables expansion slows down in 2016

    The share of renewables in Germany’s power consumption has edged up in 2016, but the expansion of green energy has slowed down as the country is already close to achieving its 2020 target for electricity from renewable sources.Renewables accounted for 32.3% of the electricity consumption in Europe’s biggest economy this year, up from 30.7% in 2015, according to preliminary calculations by the Germ

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 Dec 2016

    E.ON to join Innogy in e-mobility infrastructure race

    Just days after rival German utility Innogy said it has set up a new business unit for e-mobility, E.ON has said it has established a new unit with the aim of taking a leading role in developing and expanding Europe's charging infrastructure."We firmly believe in the future of e-mobility and the related potential for growth,” says E.ON management board member Karsten Wildberger.“By virtue of our c

    Solar  rechargenews.com 20 Dec 2016

    UK installation plunge drags on European solar growth: SPE

    A plunge in UK installations dragged down European PV capacity growth in the first three quarters 2016, according to latest figures from industry body SolarPower Europe (SPE) that suggest a full-year total of 7.1GW is on the cards.Europe added 1.56GW in the July-September third quarter, down from 1.73GW in the same quarter in 2015, said SPE’s latest market update.That left the nine-month total at

    Solar  rechargenews.com 20 Dec 2016

    PV growth to slow sharply after strong 2016: IHS Markit

    Global PV installation additions will slow to a crawl next year after registering a 34% year-on-year expansion in 2016 – and completing an uninterrupted 10 years of growth, said analyst IHS Markit.The research group expects the world to end the year with an extra 77GW in place, with strong demand from China driving another bumper year following the 32% year-on-year growth seen in 2015 – the first

    Solar  rechargenews.com 20 Dec 2016

    Study extols benefits of proposed US wind transmission line

    A new study suggests Pattern Energy Group’s proposed Southern Cross wind energy transmission project linking Texas to the Southeast will produce $3.9bn in positive “economic impact” to the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.The 500kV project will have 2GW capacity. Pattern hopes to start construction in 2018 with delivery of power underway in 2021. It has not said how much the project will cost,

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Dec 2016

    Carnegie links with Lendlease for PV and storage EPC

    Australia’s Carnegie Clean Energy has formed a joint venture with compatriot infrastructure giant Lendlease to target the EPC market for PV, battery storage and microgrid projects in the country.The three-year agreement will see Carnegie subsidiary Energy Made Clean (EMC) link with the Lendlease Services unit for a market they estimate will be worth more than A$5bn ($3.6bn) over the next decade.Th

    Solar  rechargenews.com 19 Dec 2016 Andrew Lee


    Saudi Arabia poised to join wind power age with GE turbine

    Saudi Arabia is set to join the global wind power sector next month with the commissioning of its first utility-scale turbine, said supplier GE.Local energy giant Saudi Aramco will deploy the GE 2.17-120 machine at its plant at Turaif, in the northwest of the country, as a demonstration project run in conjunction with GE ahead of future large-scale deployment in the oil-rich kingdom.Saudi Arabia p

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 Dec 2016

    'A new kind of utility will dominate the market within 10 years'

    5 MINUTES with Philipp Schröder, managing director of Sonnen

    Solar  rechargenews.com 19 Dec 2016

    Tri Global Energy seals 155MW Texas project financing

    Tri Global Energy (TGE) has closed financing for the initial 155MW phase of the Fluvanna community wind project in Texas, under construction and owned by Greek renewables company Terna Energy."We are very pleased to announce this important milestone," says John Billingsley, chief executive of TGE. He did not make financing details public.TGE developed Fluvanna and Athens-based Terna will operate w

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Dec 2016

    German RE law tweaks favour offshore wind and PV storage

    Last minute amendments to Germany’s reformed renewable energy act (EEG) and offshore wind legislation – which come into force on 1 January 2017 – benefit the offshore and solar storage sectors, and could save consumers billions of euros.The Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament, passed an amendment that extends the permitted operational period of future offshore wind parks to 25 years fro

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Dec 2016


    'Large companies will not remain in Brazil if their plants are idle'

    Brazil's decision to axe this month's planned reserve power tender was met with dismay by the country's wind sector. In a statement issued by industry body ABEEólica, its executive president Élbia Gannoum explains why.

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Dec 2016

    BNDES gets $750m IDB credit line for wind and solar projects

    Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) has raised $750m from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) to finance wind, solar and biomass projects.The money is part of a 10-year, $2.4bn credit line extended by IDB to BNDES to finance sustainable and industrial ventures.The federal government will offer guarantees to the IDB for the loan, with projects to be financed those already in BNDES’ por

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Dec 2016

    Vestas gets 153MW MidAmerican order under 2GW deal

    MidAmerican Energy has made a firm order for 153MW worth of Vestas V110-2.0 wind turbines as part of the 2GW Wind XI order by the subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories with expected delivery in 2017. The order includes a five-year service agreement."By employing wind energy, the Wind XI project will bring clean, domestic, l

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Dec 2016

    Shell strengthens offshore wind ties with Egmond offtake deal

    Oil giant Shell strengthened its ties with the offshore wind sector by signing a deal to buy all the power from the 108MW Egmond aan Zee project in Dutch waters.Shell Energy Europe, part of the Anglo-Dutch group’s supply and trading business, will supply power from the project to European industrial and commercial customers seeking to raise their own consumption of renewable electricity, said a st

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Dec 2016 Andrew Lee

    'All-of-the-above' energy advocate to head US Interior Department

    President-elect Donald Trump will nominate US Representative Ryan Zinke, a Montana Republican and advocate of an “all-of-the-above” energy policy, to head the federal Department of the Interior (DOI).“He has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory relief, forest management, responsible energy development and public land issues,” Trump said in a statement.Zinke must win c

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016 Richard A. Kessler

    Dong invests in UK offshore wind tower plant

    Dong Energy has made a “multi-million pound” investment in the offshore wind tower manufacturing plant being built in Scotland by Korea’s CS Wind.The factory in Campbeltown will be the first UK facility to make offshore turbine towers, with Dong gaining “preferred access rights” to its output as a result of its investment, said a statement.Dong is the main driver of UK offshore development, with p

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016

    Japan unveils proposed wind FITs out to 2019

    Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has unveiled its proposed wind power feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for the next three years.The FITs, which are subject to further deliberation, were presented by the ministry earlier this week, said the Japan Wind Power Association.The draft rates will form the baseline for the final tariffs, it added.Wind installations above 20kW move from a 20

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016

    Renewables sector wants details as Spain plans 3GW auction

    Spain’s plan to hold a 3GW renewables auction next year received a lukewarm reaction from industry bodies, with calls for further details and greater visibility over the country’s long-term ambitions.The plan was revealed by energy minister Álvaro Nadal, who said the auction “will have to be resolved before the end of the first half of 2017”. The capacity will be allocated under competitive criter

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016

    Euro MPs push to end anti-consumer' solar trade measures

    A group of politicians has called on the European Commission to end the minimum import price (MIP), anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar panels and modules from China.The 22 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), including the vice-chairs of the International Trade Committee and the Energy Committee, are urging Brussels to remove the measures "to achieve alignment" with the ambition

    Solar  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016

    Senvion hails India breakthrough with 500MW agreement

    German wind OEM Senvion has wrapped up its first deal in India with a 500MW turbine supply agreement.The “firm framework agreement” with an unnamed “large Indian IPP” will see the delivery of 220 turbines for installation between the end of 2017 and 2019.The machines are from the range acquired by Senvion through its acquisition of Kenersys India earlier this year.The deal makes good on Senvion’s

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016

    Norther confirms MHI Vestas for turbines after taking FID

    The Norther consortium has confirmed MHI Vestas as turbine supplier after taking a final investment decision (FID) for the 370MW offshore wind array in Belgium.The announcement came just a day after Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. said it entered a 50/50 joint venture together with Dutch utility Eneco for half of the project. The other half is owned by Belgian energy and technology services provider Neth

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016

    Innogy set to launch eMobility business unit

    German utility Innogy on 1 January 2017 will launch its new eMobility business unit with the aim to become a leading provider for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV’s) in Europe and the US.Electric mobility is closely intertwined with renewable energy, as the increased usage of EV’s is likely to spur demand for green electricity, while the build-up of massive production capacity for

    Solar  rechargenews.com 15 Dec 2016

    Mitsubishi deepens offshore wind footprint with Norther stake

    Just a day after a consortium it's part of won the Borssele 3&4 offshore tender in the Netherlands, Mitsubishi Corp. is expanding its European offshore wind presence further by buying a 25% stake in the 370MW Norther project off Belgium via its UK subsidiary, Diamond Generation Europe.Japanese group Mitsubishi has established a 50/50 joint venture with Dutch utility Eneco that will hold 50% of the

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Dec 2016

    Norway's Scatec enters Malaysia with 200MW of solar PPAs

    Norwegian solar developer Scatec has entered the Malaysian solar energy market in a deal with national electric utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).Working in consortium with local firm ItraMAS, three 21-year power purchase agreements have been agreed for solar projects totalling nearly 200MW and worth some $300m. The three projects are expected to generate 285GWh of electricity per year.To be lo

    Solar  rechargenews.com 14 Dec 2016

    Danish PV tender spurs bids 'competitive with onshore wind'

    A pioneering Danish solar tender resulted in winning bids low enough to be competitive with onshore wind, said industry commentators.The tender hosted by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) left local joint-venture developer Pure & Better Energy with licenses for 21.6MW (AC) – about 30MW DC – of capacity in Denmark at nine 2.4MW installations.They will receive a fixed premium on top of market prices

    Solar  rechargenews.com 14 Dec 2016

    Dong taps Nexans for lead-off stage Hornsea 1 cables

    Danish offshore wind developer Dong Energy has contracted Nexans to supply 139km of submarine cables for the first of three construction phases at the vast 1.2GW Hornsea 1 mega-project in the UK North Sea.The 34kV lines will inter-link 58 wind turbines to the offshore transformer station in the 406MW lead-off stage of the development, located in 20-40 metres of water 120km off northeast England.Su

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Dec 2016

    Uruguay's UTE plans latest wind power share sale

    Uruguay’s state power company UTE wants to raise $44m via an initial public offering (IPO) of an 80% stake in its 70MW Valentines wind farm.Valentines is owned by UTE special-purpose company Areaflin, in which the state group will keep a 20% stake.The issue aims to cover the 30% equity portion of the $171m investment in the project. The remaining 70%, or $119m, came from financing from private ban

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Dec 2016

    'Three in a row spells a trend in low-price offshore wind'

    The Shell group's win at Borssele 3&4 is the latest example of how technology and low-cost capital are helping the sector's cause, writes Giles Hundelby

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Dec 2016

    US green light for $3bn wind power line on public lands

    The US government has authorised construction on public lands along the 730-mile-long (1,174km) route of the $3bn TransWest Express (TWE) project, which would enable delivery of 3GW of low-cost wind energy from Wyoming to California and adjacent states.TWE is among the largest transmission projects in the country in recent decades.After eight years of comprehensive federal environmental review, th

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 Dec 2016


    Trump's pick as energy chief offers some hope for wind and solar

    US President-elect Donald Trump has turned to former Texas governor and political rival Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy (DOE), raising cautious hopes that wind and solar energy may have a voice in his incoming administration.During Perry's 14 years in office, Texas became a wind energy powerhouse and it now has more installed generation capacity than all but six countries. His “all-of-

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Dec 2016

    East Africa's largest solar plant online in Uganda

    Uganda has started up its first grid-connected solar power plant at Soroti in the northeast of the country, jointly developed by energy investment groups Access Power and Eren Re.At 10MW it ranks as the largest such project in the East African region.The $19m project was developed under the Global Energy Transfer feed-in tariff, a dedicated support scheme for renewables projects managed by German

    Solar  rechargenews.com 13 Dec 2016

    Shell to bid in UK and German offshore wind tenders

    Royal Dutch Shell after winning the tender for the 680MW Borssele 3&4 zone off the Netherlands plans to continue its expansion into offshore wind with bids in upcoming auctions in Europe, Doreen Bosman, the oil major’s business operations manager for wind business development told Recharge.“We wouldn’t have jumped in just for one tender. We will look for more opportunities, especially in upcoming

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Dec 2016

    Trump selects ExxonMobil chief executive to become his top diplomat

    US President-elect Donald Trump has named ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, the latest nominee or leading candidate with ties to fossil fuels for senior posts in his administration, and setting up potentially difficult Senate confirmation hearings.Tillerson’s selection for the post is unusual in that he has no prior government or military experience, no sitting co

    Solar  rechargenews.com 13 Dec 2016

    KPS flies higher on fresh investment

    UK high altitude wind energy (HAWE) pioneer Kite Power Systems (KPS) has secured £5m ($6.19m) in new investment from utility E.ON, oil contractor Schlumberger and the venture capital arm of oil giant Shell.The money will underpin launch of a 500kW onshore system at West Freugh, Scotland in 2017, setting in motion plans leading toward a demonstration array of multiple HAWE units "within the next 3-

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Dec 2016

    Indian power giant NTPC to enter wind sector with Inox

    NTPC – India’s largest power group – will make its debut in the wind sector via a 50MW plant built in conjunction with local supplier Inox Wind, it was announced today.State-controlled NTPC, which has about 47GW of capacity on its books and claims to supply more than a quarter of India’s power, aims to have the plant up and running in Gujarat by mid-2017, said Inox Wind in a statement.The wind spe

    Wind  rechargenews.com 13 Dec 2016

    UK government wind farm carbon savings estimates too low - study

    Wind farms have played a key role in cutting greenhouse gas emissions from other sources of power generation in the UK, according to a University of Edinburgh study.The analysis shows power from wind farms prevented the creation of almost 36 million tonnes of carbon emissions from sources such as coal and gas over a six-year period – the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road.The figu

    Wind  rechargenews.com 12 Dec 2016

    Price cap falls to €89.10 at first regular German PV auction

    Germany’s grid agency BNetzA has set a €89.10/MWh ($94.6/MWh) price cap for the first regular 200MW auction for ground-based PV arrays that closes on 1 February 2017.After a reform of its Renewable Energies Act (EEG) this year, Germany from 2017 on will hold three regular annual PV auctions of 200MW each.The BNetzA in pilot PV auctions in 2015 had tendered off about 500MW, another 400MW this year,

    Solar  rechargenews.com 12 Dec 2016

    Luiz Barroso – planning a route to Brazil's energy future

    In an exclusive interview, the head of Brazil's energy planning authority tells Alexandre Spatuzza about the challenges facing the nation's increasingly renewables-focused power system

    Wind  rechargenews.com 12 Dec 2016

    'The Internet of Things is an enormous opportunity for renewable energy'

    Industry players should devise a strategy for thriving in this brave new world, writes Navigant Research's Neil Strother

    Solar  rechargenews.com 12 Dec 2016

    France aims to push down offshore price with Dunkirk 'dialogue'

    French environment minister Ségolène Royal has opened a “competitive dialogue” process for the Dunkirk area, a preliminary step in the country’s third fixed foundation offshore wind tender introduced to push down the price of wind at sea.The minister during the launch of the mechanism at an event in the Northern French port city of Dunkirk neither mentioned the exact time frame for the long awaite

    Wind  rechargenews.com 12 Dec 2016

    Vestas to equip 270MW Sapphire project in Australia

    Vestas has won a 270MW contract in Australia, its second major deal in the country’s wind market within a few weeks.The Danish group will supply 75 V126 turbines, power optimised from 3.45MW to 3.6MW, to the Sapphire Wind Farm under an EPC deal with balance-of-plant partner Zenviron. The deal also includes a 10-year service contract.Sapphire is being developed by Australian group CWP Renewables a

    Wind  rechargenews.com 12 Dec 2016

    Brazil's wind industry looks to overcome challenges in 2017

    With a project pipeline of more than 20GW and six turbine makers, financing and transmission will be the industry's main challenges next year, according to Lauro Fiuza, the chairman of the board of the Brazilian wind power association ABEEólica.“We worked very hard to convince the government to hold a tender this year so the important thing is that the tender will be held which is signal that the

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Dec 2016

    Trump energy plan all about helping fossil fuels - leaked memo

    A leaked memo outlining US President-elect Donald Trump’s likely energy agenda suggests his focus will be on dismantling key federal regulations put in place by the current administration that limit fossil fuel development, and those to fight the effects of climate change.The policies are said to include increasing oil and natural gas leasing on public lands, lifting a moratorium on coal leasing t

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Dec 2016

    India to hold 1GW solar tender for government rooftops

    Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is to launch a tender for 1GW of new PV rooftop capacity for central government ministries and departments. The projects will be grid-connected and form part of India’s overall plans for 40GW of rooftop solar power plants by 2022.Under the terms of the tender, capital cost incentives provided by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) are to be linked

    Solar  rechargenews.com 09 Dec 2016

    Trianel and EWE give preliminary OK for 200MW Borkum 2

    The Trianel network of municipal utilities and regional utility EWE have taken a preliminary investment decision for the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum 2 (TWB 2) offshore array, one of the last projects in Germany still due to be built without the support level being determined by tenders.The two companies that each hold 37.5% in the project expect to take a final investment decision (FID) during t

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Dec 2016

    'We're already working on our next offshore cost-cutting goal'

    5 MINUTES with Michael Hannibal, chief executive for offshore wind at Siemens

    Wind  rechargenews.com 09 Dec 2016