Tesla’s revelation that it wants to extend its manufacturing partnership with Panasonic to SolarCity’s PV factory in upstate New York adds another fascinating wrinkle to the Tesla/SolarCity saga – though at this stage it brings more questions than answers.
It must have been a disappointment when GE didn’t get the nod to buy Adwen this summer, an acquisition that would have fitted perfectly into its strategy of beefing up its offshore wind business by adding an 8MW machine.
At first glance, Argentina’s first renewable tender since 2009 looks like a success – but lower than expected prices, unrealistic local-content projections and lack of track record in building projects are raising doubts among analysts.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s final approval for the £18bn ($23.8bn) Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in southwest England was slammed by critics as being "a lousy deal" – while the International Energy Agency (IEA) questioned nuclear's ability to match renewables' cost reduction pathway.
US wind and grid technology company AMSC’s net loss in first quarter of fiscal 2016 widened to $10.4m, or $0.76 per share, as revenue from turbine electrical control systems plunged from key licensee Inox in India.
The first projects announced as winners in France's pioneering round of floating wind tenders see the welcome arrival of two new names in the fast-emerging sector – turbine-maker Senvion and developer China General Nuclear (CGN).
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.