Germany-based wind turbine maker Senvion and US industrial giant GE are preferred suppliers in the two first winning floating offshore wind bids announced by French environment minister Ségolène Royal, with a combined capacity of more than 48MW.
Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk revealed the hotly anticipated next stage of his “master plan”, intensifying his argument that Tesla should buy SolarCity to hasten the advent of an era of seamlessly integrated distributed PV, storage and electric vehicles.
21 July 2016 01:57 GMT
After a five-year soap opera starring a US billionaire – and maybe soon its next President – and a cast of Scottish politicians and judges, finally it looks like an offshore wind farm could actually get built.
21 July 2016 11:36 GMT
US power technology giant GE is supplying utility-scale 1.5kV inverters to solar developer Looop as part of a pilot project spearheading take-up in Japan of a technology expected to soon become dominant in the global PV sector.
19 July 2016 03:15 GMT
US floating wind pioneer Principle Power and European technology development body KIC InnoEnergy have signed a multi-year partnership deal that will include a €4m ($4.43m) injection to boost the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project being built off Portugal.
19 July 2016 07:32 GMT
Nine of the largest offshore wind power developers in Europe are clubbing together with the Scottish government to invest some £8m ($10.3m) to fund development of new technologies that will cement the levelised cost of energy (LCoE) from the resource at under £100/MWh by 2020.
11 July 2016 07:07 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
Siemens has further upgraded its largest offshore wind turbine and is expanding its offshore portfolio with an 8MW machine that will allow for up to 10% higher annual energy production when compared to its already launched 7MW offshore power horse.
05 July 2016 10:29 GMT
US module maker Beamreach Solar has unveiled a lightweight PV panel system for the commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop market that promises to be faster and cheaper to install than conventional black-top and generate up to 20% more power from arrays of up to around 1MW.
28 June 2016 06:45 GMT
German polysilicon giant Wacker Chemie signed a “strategic partnership” with 1366 Technologies, investing $15m into the US solar wafer start-up and agreeing to act as the primary polysilicon supplier for the wafer factory it is building in upstate New York.
28 June 2016 02:33 GMT
The Iberdrola-led TLPWind floating wind project is "nearing readiness" to start building a 5MW flagship of its tension leg platform (TLP) concept, following final model tank-tests at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.
28 June 2016 07:26 GMT
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