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  • ACWA awards $190m deal to Chint for Egyptian PV trio

    Developer ACWA Power has moved ahead its first renewables project in Egypt with the award of a $190m EPC contract to China’s Chint Group covering construction of a trio of PV plants with a total power capacity of 165.5MW. The three projects, being built under the country’s feed-in-tariff programme in the province of Aswan, will contribute to the target of 20% of energy coming from renewable sourc

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 15:44 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    China PV boom fuels 2017 clean-energy spend growth: BNEF

    An “extraordinary” 53GW PV installation boom in China pushed last year’s global clean energy investment total to $333.5bn and 3% past 2016’s level, according to closely-watched annual data from analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The Chinese solar additions – up from 30GW in 2016 – generated investment of $86.5bn, more than half the $160.8bn total spent on solar worldwide, said BNEF. Th

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 15:25 GMT Andrew Lee

    Ameren obtains final Missouri wind power line approval

    Missouri regulators have approved Ameren Corp.’s petition to construct a 100-mile (160km) segment of its 345kV Mark Twain transmission line through the state, which will enable consumers there and in Illinois access to low-cost wind energy from Iowa. The 480-mile project suffered from years of legal and regulatory delays in Missouri, whose central location makes it the most direct pathway between

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 14:24 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Innogy talks to potential partners in 860MW Triton Knoll

    Germany utility Innogy is in talks with potential partners to take a stake in its 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm off eastern England. “We are looking for potential partners and have had a lot of interest,” said Hans Bunting, Innogy’s chief operating officer at a London press briefing. “We are talking to many of them so let us see what happens. We could either keep a minority or majority

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 10:38 GMT Christopher Hopson in London

    Siemens Gamesa gets 29MW order for Cepsa’s first wind farm

    Wind OEM Siemens Gamesa has secured the first ever order for a wind farm by Spanish oil and gas company Cepsa, for a 29MW wind farm close to the Andalusian city of Jerez de la Frontera in the province of Cadiz. Siemens Gamesa will also operate and maintain the 11 G114-2.625MW turbines for five years after they comes online, which is foreseen for the end of this year. Cepsa, a mid-sized oil and g

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 10:21 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Shell takes Silicon Ranch stake to launch global solar push

    Oil major Shell stated its global solar ambitions as it agreed a deal to become the largest shareholder in US PV developer Silicon Ranch. Shell will pay up to $217m for a 43.8% stake in Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, which has 880MW of solar operating or under construction in 14 states, and about 1GW in its pipeline. Silicon Ranch – which develops then operates its plants – has grown rapidly und

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 10:15 GMT Andrew Lee

    'Let's work together to take renewables further than ever'

    OPINION | The Irena Coalition for Action can help renewables to seize the many opportunities in as-yet untapped emerging markets, writes Steve Sawyer

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 09:38 GMT Steve Sawyer

    EDF and Masdar tie up on sub-Saharan Africa off-grid renewables

    French utility EDF and Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together in the low-carbon power sectors of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement will explore rural project opportunities within the framework of both companies’ existing investments in the region, while evaluating scope for new developments and models for off-grid ene

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 09:19 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    MHI Vestas names Kavafyan as CEO in four-year shake-up

    MHI Vestas has named former Adwen chairman Philippe Kavafyan as its new CEO to replace Jens Tommerup, who is leaving the wind OEM after leading it since its formation. Former Nordex CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard becomes co-CEO of the Japanese-Danish joint venture, which said the clean sweep at the top reflects its policy of changing its leadership every four years. Kavafyan has spent 12 years in the

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 08:42 GMT Andrew Lee

    Nordex gets 115MW in orders for wind farms in Sweden

    German wind OEM Nordex Group has received two orders from the Swedish units of Italian developer Falck Renewables for the Aliden and Brattmyrliden wind farms in Sweden’s Vaäserbotten region with a combined capacity of 115MW. Preliminary works for the installation of the 31 Nordex N131/3900 turbines have already started. Commercial operations are expected in the fourth quarter of 2019 at the Alid

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 08:30 GMT Bernd Radowitz in Berlin