Among the top candidates for an early 2015 renewables yieldco IPO is Acciona, the Spanish diversified engineering and infrastructure giant, which manufactures wind turbines in addition to developing and operating wind and solar projects around the globe.
Following last week’s finalisation of US trade tariffs on Chinese and Taiwanese PV products, SolarWorld is readying itself for a 6-8GW – “if not more” – annual US solar market over the next decade, SolarWorld Americas president Mukesh Dulani tells Recharge.
28 January 2015 03:22 GMT
The cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has approved an executive order to carry out pilot tenders for ground-based PV arrays of 400MW on average per year for the 2015-17 period – designed to act as a test for auctions for other renewable energy technologies from 2017 onwards.
28 January 2015 12:30 GMT
The UK government has increased the funding under the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) support mechanism for "less established technologies" – including offshore wind – by allocating an extra £25m ($38m), citing high demand for contracts.
28 January 2015 11:10 GMT
The world's total installed capacity of renewable energy is forecast to more than double by 2025 to 3,203GW from 1,566GW in 2012, underpinned by an average annual growth rate of 5.7%, according to figures in a new report from consultancy Frost & Sullivan.
28 January 2015 10:35 GMT
SMA Solar Technology, the world's largest maker of PV inverters, is planning to cut about 1,600 full-time positions – or more than a third of its staff of 4,667 – due to a decline in sales amid plunging demand in Europe.
27 January 2015 09:59 GMT
Sweden's nuclear watchdog and state-owned utility Vattenfall have stopped all preparations for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the country, after a new minority government last year said it would strive for a power supply 100% based on renewables.
26 January 2015 02:02 GMT
Siemens has broken ground at the site of its new 6MW wind turbine assembly and blade facilities in Hull's Alexandra Dock in northeast England, and confirmed the Dudgeon offshore wind farm will be the first supplied by the plant
22 January 2015 12:09 GMT
Suzlon’s deal to sell turbine OEM Senvion to Centerbridge, a New York-based private equity firm, marks the end of months of speculation over the Indian group’s plans for its German subsidiary – and the chance of a fresh start for all parties.
22 January 2015 11:50 GMT
Volatile prices for both oil and renewables have become the top priority for energy leaders worldwide, due to their impact on investment decisions and possible strains on the system, the World Energy Council says in a report.
21 January 2015 03:34 GMT
GE will supply 24 of its 2.5MW wind turbines for the 60MW Silute onshore wind project in Lithuania – at what is likely to be an extremely low price, judging by comments by regional developer and power-producer Nelja Energia.
21 January 2015 11:23 GMT
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