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IRENA: Global shift to renewable power urgently needed to avoid catastrophic climate change

Abu Dhabi - Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

ECN control system increases wind turbine yield

Petten, Netherlands – A new advanced control system for wind turbines, built by Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) makes it possible to build larger wind turbines that produce up to 13 percent more energy.

Ghana receives first utility-scale wind farm

Dublin - Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt (MW) AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana.

Green light for 300-km-long ‘green’ subsea cable between the Netherlands and Denmark

Arnhem, The Netherlands/ Fredericia, Denmark – The Dutch Transmission System Operator TenneT TSO B.V. and its Danish counterpart have given their final approval for the development of COBRAcable. This new, over 300-km-long subsea direct-current electricity connection (interconnector), will directly connect the Dutch and Danish power grids. Completion of the cable is scheduled early 2019.

Google executes $145 Million Investment in Sunedison solar plant

Belmont, USA - SunEdison, Inc. announced that Google Inc. has agreed to provide $145 million in equity financing for the Regulus solar plant.

Trina Solar to supply 70 MW modules to solar project in Chile

Changzhou, China - Trina Solar announced it has agreed to supply 70MW high efficiency modules to a large-scale solar power project in Chile.

Climate change: Carbon Dioxide concentration surges

Geneva, Switzerland – The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide.

Gamesa completes a € 236 million capital increase

Zamudio, Spain - Gamesa has successfully completed a €236.10 million share placement through an accelerated bookbuilding process.

Company profile Nordex enters the Lithuanian wind power market

Hamburg - Nordex has received its first contract from Lithuania.

Northland Power acquires majority equity stake in North Sea offshore wind farms from RWE Innogy

Toronto / Essen - Northland Power Inc., Toronto, and RWE Innogy GmbH, Essen, have signed an agreement for Northland to acquire an 85% equity stake in three offshore wind projects, consisting of Nordsee One, a 332 megawatt (MW) project currently in advanced development, as well as Nordsee Two and Nordsee Three, which are in early stages of development.

Siemens receives grid connection order for british offshore wind farm

Erlangen, Germany - Siemens has received an order for the turnkey delivery of the grid connection for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm.

Tesla: Nevada selected as official site for Battery Gigafactory

Carson City, USA – Governor Brian Sandoval and Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, announced that Nevada has been selected as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory.

Vestas receives orders for wind energy projects in Poland

Malmö - Vestas has received two orders for wind power projects in Poland so far this week.

Study: Solar energy can create up to 145 GW of capacity in India over next 10 years

Delhi & Bangalore, India - A joint report on “How should India drive its solar transformation? Beehives or Elephants” was released by Bridge To India, a leading consulting services and knowledge provider in the Indian cleantech market and Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar player.

E.ON believes in power-to-gas

Duesseldorf - E.ON’s power-to-gas (P2G) pilot unit in Falkenhagen in eastern Germany has delivered a positive performance in its first year of operation, injecting more than two million kilowatt-hours of hydrogen into the gas transmission system.

Randall MacEwen appointed President & CEO of Ballard Power Systems

Vancouver, Canada - The Board of Directors of Ballard Power Systems announced the appointment of Mr. Randall MacEwen as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 6, 2014.

Shunfeng Group takes over operative business and assets of S.A.G. Solarstrom AG

Freiburg, Germany - S.A.G. Solarstrom AG (under insolvency proceedings) concluded a contract for the acquisition of operative business operations of the S.A.G. Group, including all assets, with SF Suntech Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd. (SF-PV).

Vestas receives 30 MW order in Finland

Malmø, Sweden - Vestas customer reconcept GmbH from Germany places a 30 MW order for nine V126-3.3 MW turbines, featuring Vestas’ Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) that allow for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds.

Hawaii targets more than 65 percent renewable energy by 2030

Honolulu - The Hawaiian Electric Companies today proposed plans for Hawaii’s energy future that will lower electric bills and give customers more service options, nearly triple the amount of distributed solar while achieving the highest level of renewable energy in the nation by 2030.

GE reaches wind energy milestones in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro - GE announced it has achieved a total installed capacity of 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind energy in Brazil.

Siemens 's first gas-insulated switchgear for direct current transmission reduces costs of offshore windpower

Erlangen, Germany - Siemens presented the first compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for high-voltage direct current applications.

Schott Solar CSP stops receiver production in Bavaria

Mainz, Germany - Schott Solar CSP GmbH will be reorganizing its production setup for solar receivers.

Governor Cuomo launches program to transform New York’s solar market into self-sustaining industry

Albany, USA - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the state’s multiple solar programs are transitioning to the single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program.

Jinko Power signs project investment agreement for 100 MW PV in Jiangxi Province

Shanghai - Jinkosolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced that Jinkosolar Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, has signed project investment agreements with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop totally 100 MW PV projects.

Grid Expansion: ABB develops record cable system

Zurich, Switzerland - ABB, one of the leading power and automation technology groups, has successfully developed and tested a 525 kilovolt (kV) extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.

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