Brazil's transmission bottlenecks returned with a vengeance as a factor in its latest power tender, forcing wind developers to compete more strongly for grid-connection points than for power purchase agreements (PPAs) and pushing the nascent solar industry to more densely-connected regions of the country, where land is more expensive.
16 November 2015 04:57 GMT
Although already near the lowest level in the world, the price of solar PV power in Chile could fall further amid strong competition and contractual rules that allow developers to sell electricity at peak irradiation hours.
11 November 2015 12:20 GMT
At its current rate Brazil could reach one million rooftop PV arrays by the end of the decade, as high power bills and growing national awareness spur an increase in new installations of more than three times so far in 2015 over the whole of the previous year.
09 November 2015 01:16 GMT
Ming Yang CEO Zhang Chuanwei surprised investors this week when he announced tentative plans to take the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer private, with a non-binding offer of $2.51 per American depository share (ADS).
04 November 2015 09:59 GMT
Scotland is roaring ahead of the rest of the UK in onshore wind deployment, says a new report from industry body Renewable UK that also highlights major concerns among its members over the direction British government policy.
06 October 2015 09:04 GMT
Even as Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff was preparing a deep cabinet reshuffle last week, mines and energy minister Eduardo Braga was at an event telling power sector leaders that rooftop solar in the country will be the new frontier for energy, showing his confidence that he'd be staying in the government.
05 October 2015 03:51 GMT
23 September 2015 12:18 GMT
Shunfeng International Clean Energy, the Changzhou-based owner of Suntech, has finished its flurry of acquisitions, and hopes to begin spinning off some of its myriad businesses in early 2017, its chief executive tells Recharge.
16 September 2015 09:47 GMT
14 September 2015 01:23 GMT
The impending addition of Alstom's energy assets to the GE empire includes offshore wind, thanks largely to the French company's fledgling operation in the sector that is slated for incorporation into a joint venture between the two.
11 September 2015 08:43 GMT
The merger of the onshore wind turbine businesses in Brazil of France's Alstom and the US's GE will have to adapt to different technical and industrial strategies, as the South American nation’s market matures from being price-driven to one focused on O&M and turbine efficiency.
09 September 2015 03:57 GMT
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