Eskom CEO Brian Molefe sparked anger and confusion in South Africa’s renewables sector by claiming that renewable energy projects have “failed” to provide the state utility with the support it needs during times of peak energy demand.
Renewable energy in the US will experience “substantial” growth through 2040 as a percentage of total electricity generation, regardless of implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Department of Energy projects in its Annual Energy Outlook 2016.
17 May 2016 06:45 GMT
Larger, smarter wind turbines and next-generation solar power materials will among the main drivers behind a "perfect storm" of technology development expected to speed the global energy transition in the coming decade, according to new research from DNV GL.
05 May 2016 08:55 GMT
Siemens said it has responded to health and safety concerns raised over the weekend by a Danish broadcaster about alleged past wrongdoings at its blade manufacturing in the country, and said it worked with the relevant authorities to address those.
02 May 2016 01:39 GMT
European wind O&M market growth will continue to outpace new-build installations as developers sweat existing assets, but spending on wind farm upkeep is expected to slow slightly in the next two years, according to a survey by Recharge and MAKE Consulting.
29 April 2016 06:39 GMT
Oil and gas are on the way to being yesterday’s fuels as far as Dong Energy is concerned, but the company’s future is still all about exploration and production – only now the hunt is on for new offshore wind resources to tap into.
27 April 2016 12:25 GMT
If it wasn't clear before, Mexico has made it almost unquestionable – renewable auctions with long-term PPAs are fast becoming the preferred method for developers to expand their portfolios and for governments to add new, clean-generation capacity at cheap prices.
15 April 2016 03:30 GMT
REC Solar’s recent decision to invest S$250m ($183m) to expand PV module production and R&D in Singapore underscores the land-scarce nation’s emergence as a key centre for solar innovation in Southeast Asia, even as it struggles to expand actual deployment within its own borders.
14 April 2016 08:57 GMT
The CEO of turbine group MHI Vestas has hailed his company’s role in bringing competition to the offshore wind market at a key stage of its evolution, and said he expects to see more consolidation in a sector that makes huge financial demands on its participants.
06 April 2016 01:22 GMT
Senvion stunned investors last week by suddenly calling off the private placement and listing of 46% of the company at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The market was equally surprised when the turbine maker announced today that the initial public offering (IPO) was back on.
21 March 2016 11:13 GMT
If last year was hard for Brazil, 2016 could be even tougher as economic woes continue while the country descends further into political instability, threatening to affect renewables, which have been unscathed so far.
15 March 2016 01:32 GMT
The South African government’s Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) recent announcement that Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ) will be introduced for wind and solar projects has been met with dismay by some developers who fear they could be left out in the cold by the changes.
02 March 2016 01:36 GMT
Today's announcement of a 1GW firm turbine order from Norwegian utility Statkraft for the Fosen Vind complex was not only fantastic news for manufacturer Vestas. It also shows that onshore wind can be competitive even in one the world's toughest energy markets.
23 February 2016 03:14 GMT
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