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Company profile GE’s 6-Megawatt offshore wind generator leaves factory in France

Paris - GE Power Conversion has successfully completed manufacturing the first serial permanene magnet generator (PMG) in GE Renewable’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, which was inaugurated in late 2014.

Lego Group invests in offshore wind farm

Fredericia, Denmark - Dong Energy has signed and completed an agreement to divest 50 percent of the 258 MW UK offshore wind farm project Burbo Bank Extension to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group.

Global wind energy installations surpass 63,000 megawatts in 2015

Brussels - Powered by an astonishing 30,500 MW of new installations in China, the global wind power industry installed 63,013 MW in 2015, representing annual market growth of 22%.

BP Energy Outlook: Transition to a lower carbon future takes time

London - Despite current weakness in global energy markets and the slowdown in China’s growth, demand for energy will continue to grow over the next 20 years and beyond as the world economy expands and more energy is required to power the higher level of activity.

Tesla aims full year 2016 non-GAAP profitability

Palo Alto - US-based electric automobile manufacturer Tesla Motors has announced its Q4 and full year 2015 financial report.

Company profile ABO Wind enters wind power market in Iran

Wiesbaden, Germany - ABO Wind approaches the target to get active in new countries rapidly. The efforts are most advanced in Iran.

Capital Stage: Electricity generation from renewables exceeds expectations in 2015

Hamburg – In 2015 the Hamburg-based solar park and wind farm operator Capital Stage again significantly increased the amount of electricity generated.

Roland Berger: Onshore wind power is most competitive renewable source

Munich - The current low price of oil makes renewable energies look less profitable when compared with fossil fuels.

Rec Silicon shuts down solar polysilicon production

Fornebu, Norway - REC Silicon ASA reports fourth quarter revenues of USD 74.9 million, compared to USD 87.5 million in the previous quarter.

Allianz invests in wind parks in New Mexico

Munich - Allianz and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have together committed the tax equity for two wind parks developed by EDF Renewable Energy, one of the leading wind project developers in the United States.

Vestas announces record revenue and profit for 2015

Aarhus, Denmark - For full-year 2015, revenue amounted to EUR 8.4bn, EBIT margin before special items was 10.2 percent, total net investments was EUR 425m, and the free cash flow amounted to EUR 1,047m.

Construction start for EnviTec Biogas in Greece

Lohne, Germany – A première in Greece: with a contract for the construction of a 998 kilowatt (kW) biogas plant in Nigrita, Central Macedonia, EnviTec Biogas AG has received its first commission in Greece through its branch EnviTec Biogas South East Europe Ltd. The contractual partner is Athens-based Green Line Energy SA.

Company profile WKN signs agreement for future wind projects in France and Poland

Husum, Germany – German wind farm developer WKN AG concluded a framework agreement with John Laing Investments Ltd (“John Laing”) at the beginning of the year regarding the future acquisition of international wind energy projects.

North Sea wind farm Amrumbank West officially put into operation

Düsseldorf/Essen - E.ON’s offshore wind farm Amrumbank West has been officially put into operation.

Solaredge announces record revenues

Fremont, USA - Solaredge Technologies, Inc. has announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Gamesa lands 200 MW order in Mexico - Vestas wins 36 MW order in Ireland

Zamudio, Spain / Malmö – Gamesa and Vestas received new wind farm orders.

Dong Energy selects Siemens for new record size offshore wind farm

Fredericia, Denmark - Dong Energy has made a final investment decision to build the giant Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm (Hornsea) in the UK. With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatt (GW), Hornsea will on completion be the world’s first offshore wind farm to exceed 1,000 MW in capacity and by a large margin become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

SMA Solar collaborates with Daimler subsidiary

Niestetal & Kamenz, Germany – German solar inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) is entering a long-term sales partnership in the field of stationary battery-storage systems with Deutsche Accumotive GmbH & Co. KG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG.

E.ON’s renewable energy investments surpass €10 billion mark

Essen/Düsseldorf - A recent upgrade to Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea from 288 to 302 megawatts pushed E.ON’s net investments in renewables above 10 billion Euro, more than any other German energy company.

Solarworld exceeds shipments and revenue forecast for 2015

Bonn - In fiscal year 2015, Solarworld AG increased groupwide shipments by 33 percent to 1,159 (2014: 873) megawatts according to preliminary information.

Siemens and Gamesa secure wind farm orders on British Isles

Hamburg/Zamudio, Spain – Wind turbine manufacturers Siemens and Gamesa have received wind turbine orders for onshore projects in Ireland and Scotland.

Company profile Wind energy: Nordex gains market shares in Germany

Hamburg - In 2015, German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex outdid its previous installation record in Germany.

Siemens to supply turbines to first Finnish offshore wind farm

Hamburg - Siemens has been awarded its first commercial offshore wind order from Finland: the company will supply, install and commission 10 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 4 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 130 meters, for the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

SMA exceeds sales and earnings guidance for 2015

Niestetal, Germany - Preliminary estimates from the Managing Board of SMA Solar Technology AG show sales of about EUR1 billion in 2015 and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR30 million to EUR33 million.

Company profile Nordex signs frame contract for wind projects in Finland

Hamburg - Nordex has signed a frame contract with the Finnish asset management company Taaleritehdas.

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