MidAmerican Energy has tapped Siemens to build a concrete wind turbine tower that will support the tallest onshore wind turbine ever erected in the US – more than 40% taller than most turbines in MidAmerican’s fleet.
18 November 2015 09:03 GMT
Researchers at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have unveiled a concept for a floating wind turbine they believe could slash the cost of energy (CoE) of deepwater units to €120 ($129) per MWh through a streamlined design and cheaper construction materials.
11 November 2015 02:10 GMT
German energy minister Sigmar Gabriel in a letter to lawmakers said he plans to end a successful programme offering incentives to solar storage systems, among other reasons because he believes the scheme has already fulfilled its purpose.
06 November 2015 12:33 GMT
Microinverter maker SolarEdge Technologies reported a 56% gain in net income in the most recent quarter and confirmed it is winning share in the US solar inverter market, bucking the downdraft established earlier this week by peer Enphase Energy.
05 November 2015 02:08 GMT
Floating wind’s time has come. Reports from DNV GL, the UK Carbon Trust and other independent consultancies conclude that within a decade, this fast-developing technology could reduce offshore wind’s levelised cost of energy (LCoE) to below the figure that fixed-foundation projects will be able to offer.
05 November 2015 12:55 GMT
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has taken the final investment decision (FID) to build the 30MW Buchan Deep floating wind power project off northeast Scotland, in a move that will be a springboard for the fast-evolving sector.
02 November 2015 08:12 GMT
SunPower’s commercial and residential units delivered strong revenue growth and gross margins during the third quarter, offsetting weak sales from the power plant division as it holds assets for eventual sale to SunPower’s recently launched yieldco.
28 October 2015 10:37 GMT
Oil companies including supermajor ExxonMobil have signed up to a breakthrough joint industry project led by DNV GL aiming to use floating wind power technology to run recovery-boosting pumps at offshore oil and gas developments
22 October 2015 09:37 GMT
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