Global renewables investment in the second quarter climbed 12% from Q1, but slowdowns in many major markets resulted in a 23% year-on-year drop to $116.4bn for the first half, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reports.
15 July 2016 10:58 GMT
The global wind industry has become accustomed to seeing China’s energy giants on the march westwards – Three Gorges and State Grid to name but two – so yesterday’s announcement by France’s EDF that it will take the opposite route sparked particular interest.
13 July 2016 12:31 GMT
The US is the world’s most attractive wind market, while Vestas, a Siemens-owned Gamesa and transmission specialist China High Speed are all well-placed to thrive in a changing energy world, said global investment giant Macquarie in its latest forecast for the sector.
13 July 2016 10:02 GMT
The UK onshore fleet of Infinis Energy is the latest overseas wind asset to attract the attention of a potential Chinese buyer, according to reports that say power-producer Huadian has been lined up as preferred bidder for the portfolio.
08 July 2016 12:40 GMT
French floating wind power outfit Ideol has formally set the seal on a deal with Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi Zosen to kick off construction of a 7.4MW, two-unit pilot project off the coast of Japan.
07 July 2016 11:54 GMT
First Solar will stop making crystalline silicon PV modules based on the TetraSun technology it acquired three years ago and instead reallocate the production capacity to its Series 5 thin-film panels, underscoring the company's revived confidence in its core Cadmium Telluride technology.
05 July 2016 03:20 GMT
GE today officially rolled out the first Haliade 150 nacelles from its Saint-Nazaire factory in France, the first units for Deepwater Wind's pioneering 30MW Block Island array off the east coast of the US.
05 July 2016 10:39 GMT
The boss of Indian wind group Suzlon welcomed the prospect of competitive bidding in the sector, but said power tariffs need to stay above 5 rupees per kWh ($0.074/kWh) to ensure the viability of projects.
05 July 2016 08:32 GMT
The early outlines of a future Indian offshore wind sector are in sharper focus thanks to a comprehensive study of how the nation’s ports and supply chain infrastructure could support commercial-scale turbine deployment in its seas.
01 July 2016 08:14 GMT
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