Offshore MW and Renewable Energy Systems (RES) America submitted provisional winning bids in a competitive auction Thursday to lease two parcels in federal waters off Massachusetts’ Atlantic coast for commercial wind development.
29 January 2015 05:36 GMT
General Electric, Siemens and Vestas in 2014 continued their domination of wind turbine installations in the US market, grabbing about 95% of 4.85GW of new capacity, according to preliminary data compiled by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
28 January 2015 08:47 GMT
The US wind industry is “starting to see a resurgence” after a disastrous 2013, when 30,000 wind-related jobs were lost due to the expiration of the Production Tax Credit, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
28 January 2015 06:46 GMT
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
Florida Power & Light Company – a unit of NextEra Energy, the largest owner of US wind capacity – has unveiled plans to add 225MW of large-scale PV capacity in Florida over the next two years, in a move that will double the Sunshine State’s installed solar base.
26 January 2015 11:42 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
Abengoa will not proceed with its Palen CSP project in the California desert until the US makes clear what will happen to the solar Investment Tax Credit after 2016, Abengoa Yield chief executive Santiago Seage says.
23 January 2015 07:04 GMT
A casual observer of the PV industry could be forgiven for wondering why, after yesterday’s ruling finalising a second round of steep US tariffs on Chinese PV products, Chinese solar stocks bumped along as if nothing had happened – in some cases even rising.
22 January 2015 06:43 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
Chile's combined PV and wind installed capacity almost quadrupled to about 1.2GW in 2014 – with solar transformed from bit-part-player to major power-generator – data from the government's renewable energy department (Cifes) showed.
21 January 2015 09:54 GMT
In a blow to major utilities such as E.ON and RWE, German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has made clear that he opposes the introduction of a fully-fledged capacity market for fossil generation in Europe's biggest economy
20 January 2015 02:00 GMT
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