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Company profile Nordex receives contract for 50 MW wind farm in Uruguay

Hamburg - Nordex has received a contract for the construction of a wind farm in Uruguay. Enel Green Power (EGP) from Italy is apparently purchaser for this 8 million US dollar project.

Siemens awarded order for wind farm in Holland’s Ijsselmeer

Hamburg - Siemens Energy has received an order for the Netherlands’ largest near shore wind farm. Designed to generate 144 megawatts (MW) of wind power, the Westermeerwind project with 48 direct drive wind turbines is also the first wind power plant Siemens Wind Power’s Offshore unit will erect for handover to the customer on a turnkey basis.

Gamesa doubles net profit

Madrid - Gamesa ended the first half of 2014 with €42 million in net profit, almost twice the 1H13 figure (€22 million). This increase strengthens the growing trend in profitability, with an EBIT margin of 7.7% at constant exchange rates, and in revenues, which increased by 21% at constant exchange rates.

Siemens: DNV GL certificates new offshore wind turbine

Hamburg - Siemens Energy has obtained type certification by certifying body DNV GL for the company’s innovative D6 offshore wind turbine. The model Siemens SWT-6.0-154 is equipped with a modern direct drive generator, rated at 6 megawatts (MW) and equipped with a 154 meter rotor.

Freiberg Solarworld subsidiaries merge

Bonn, Germany- Three become one: From July 22, 2014 onward, Solarworld’s three manufacturing subsidiaries in Freiberg will perform as one. Deutsche Solar GmbH (wafer manufacturing), Deutsche Cell GmbH (solar cell manufacturing) and Solar Factory GmbH (solar module manufacturing) will merge to become Solarworld Industries Sachsen GmbH.

Ballard to supply New Flyer Industries with power module for U.S. fuel cell bus

Vancouver, Canada – Ballard Power Systems has received a purchase order from New Flyer Industries for the delivery of Ballard’s first next-generation FCvelocity®-HD7 fuel cell power module to a North American bus manufacturer. Delivery of the power module to New Flyer Industries is planned for later this year.

Wind power in Brazil: KfW and BNDES sign an agreement worth EUR 250 million

Frankfurt - Dr Norbert Kloppenburg, Member of the Executive Board of KfW Group and Dr Luciano Couthino, President of the Brazilian development bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES), have signed a loan agreement in Berlin worth EUR 250 million to finance wind farms in Brazil.

Danish pension funds invest in German offshore wind farm

Fredericia, Denmark - Dong Energy signed an agreement to sell 50 per cent of the 252 MW German offshore wind farm project Gode Wind 2 to a consortium of Danish pension funds. That will make 840,000 pension savers co-owners of the wind farm.

German Government supports Fuelcell Energy with nearly €5 million

Danbury, USA - Fuelcell Energy, Inc. announced that its affiliate FuelCell Energy Solutions, GmbH (FCES) has received in awards by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to support a three year research and development project between FCES and joint venture partner Fraunhofer IKTS.

Company profile Nordex to deliver turbines for wind energy projects in Turkey

Hamburg – Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has received three contracts for the installation of turbines in Turkey, totalling 64.2 MW.

Siemens installs another offshore platform for Tennet

Munich/Erlangen - Siemens has installed a fourth offshore platform in the North Sea. This is the platform for the SylWin1 DC link, contracted to Siemens by the German-Dutch transmission grid operator Tennet.

ABB and Volvo form global partnership for electric and hybrid bus fast-charging

Zurich, Switzerland –ABB, the leading power and automation group, announced a partnership with Volvo Buses, one of the world’s leading bus manufacturers, to co-develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems.

Q Cells products not subject to the lawsuit filed against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan CO., LTD.

Thalheim, Germany - The lawsuit recently filed against Hanwha Q Cells Japan CO., LTD. by Kyocera Corporation does not touch any Q Cells products.

Canadian Solar responds to WTO ruling against US photovoltaic import duties

Guelph, Canada - Canadian Solar Inc. released a statement on behalf of Thomas Koerner, General Manager of the Company's America's division, in response to the World Trade Organizations ("WTO's") ruling against the United States' imposition of import duties against certain photovoltaic products.

Germany achieves record income with Power exports

Muenster, Germany - In 2013, the German power sector earned more than ever before from the export of electricity.

KfW issues largest Green Bond ever with a volume of EUR 1.5 bn

Frankfurt - KfW debuts with a new product in the capital market: KfW issued its inaugural Green Bond. A Green Bond is an interest-bearing security whose issue proceeds are used to finance environmental and climate protection projects.

Gamesa signs agreements for the supply of 290 MW

Madrid - Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy industry, has signed two firm orders to supply 290 MW in North America: 100 MW in Mexico and 190 MW in the United States.

Status quo offshore wind: 4.900 MW under construction in Europe

Brussels – 16 commercial offshore wind farms are under construction totalling 4.9 GW of power capacity in Europe.

SMA commissions its large-scale PV power plant to test new system solutions

Niestetal, Germany - After just three months of construction, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) put into operation a ground-based PV power plant with a peak power of 3.2 MW in the Sandershäuser Berg industrial park in Niestetal, near Kassel, Germany.

Statoil and Statkraft to build Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Oslo - Statoil and Statkraft have decided to start building the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Norfolk, UK. The project aims for full production in late 2017.

Companies including Mars, Sprint, Walmart, GM and Facebook urge energy suppliers to offer more renewable energy products

Washington, DC - Seeking to increase availability of cost-competitive renewable energy to run their businesses, 12 leading companies signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles to better communicate their purchasing needs and expectations to the marketplace.

Solarworld reaches agreement with another important supplier

Bonn, Germany - After successful negotiations with another important supplier of raw materials, Solarworld AG has been able to place its long-term business relationship with this partner on a new contractual basis, strengthening the Group’s silicon supply security under competitive conditions.

Braderup energy storage facility comes on stream

Stuttgart & Braderup, Germany – Because wind is by nature intermittent, integrating wind power into power supplies is a challenge.

Envitec Biogas starts of construction of a new biogas plant in Great Britain

Lohne, Germany – The biogas market in Great Britain is booming: The British government is promoting the expansion of regenerative energy sources with a Feed In Tariff for renewable electricity - “FIT” and a Renewable Heat Incentive – “RHI" for ‘green gas’ / biomethane injection into the gas grid.

EU: Almunia announces final agreement regarding the new German renewable energy act (EEG 2014)

Brussels - As Vice President Joaquín Almunia said, a final agreement regarding the new German renewable energy act (EEG 2014) has been reached.

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