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Hanwha SolarOne surpasses four gigawatts of solar modules shipped

Chicago - Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd., a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of solar modules, announced it has shipped four gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) modules to 35 countries around the world. Hanwha SolarOne is the first South Korean solar company to reach this milestone.

IEA: Wind power seen generating up to 18% of global power by 2050

Paris - Wind power could generate up to 18% of world’s electricity by 2050, compared with 2.6% today, the new report IEA Technology Roadmap: Wind Energy – 2013 Edition finds.

ABB wins offshore wind connection project in German North Sea

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission system operator Tennet to supply an AC power transmission link connecting Sandbank, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC (high-voltage direct current) converter station SylWin alpha.

Results of the REC Solar ASA offering

Sandvika, Norway - Reference is made to prior stock exchange announcements regarding the offering and listing on Oslo Børs, of 40 million shares in REC Solar ASA at a subscription price of NOK 20 per share.

Gamesa inaugurates Spain’s first Offshore Turbine

Arinaga Quay, Spain – Gamesa inaugurated the company’s maiden offshore wind turbine - and the first to be installed in Spain - in Arinaga Quay on Monday. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Canary Islands regional government, Paulino Rivero, the Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, and the Chairman of Gamesa, Ignacio Martín.

Study: South Africa to become hot spot for renewables

Cape Town, South Africa - The potential for renewable energy (RE) generation in South Africa is high, and the successful execution of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) has been powering the growth of the RE industry in the country. A new study sees it on track to becoming one of the fastest-growing markets worldwide.

Latin America and Caribbean attract increasing share of global clean energy investment

London/Washington – The 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are accounting for a rising share of global clean energy investment as governments in the region strengthen policy support and local supply chains expand, according to a new report.

First Solar to build another giant solar power plant in California

Tempe, USA - First Solar has entered into an agreement to construct a 250 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Riverside County, California, for a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.

New government in Australia pushes for an end to carbon tax

Canberra, Australia - The new conservative government in Australia under Prime Minister Tony Abbott (Liberal Party) has released the carbon tax repeal bill for public consideration.

Canadian Solar begins Construction of Canada's largest photovoltaic project

Guelph, Canada - Canadian Solar announced that its subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has begun construction of the 100 MW ac Grand Renewable Solar Project utility-scale solar farm, which will be Canada's largest photovoltaic ("PV") project.

Company profile GE and GDF SUEZ Energy Romania Fuel Wind Energy Growth in Romania

Bucharest, Romania - GE finalized the installation and started the testing of 20 GE 2.5-103 wind turbines for a 50-megawatt (MW) wind energy project under construction by GDF SUEZ Energy Romania in the town of Baleni, located in Romania’s southeastern Moldavian region. When it begins operating, the wind farm will generate enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 50,000 houses in Romania. GE will support the Baleni wind farm’s long-term availability through a full-service maintenance agreement.

Company profile Study: By 2030, worldwide power sector could cut CO2 emissions by amount equivalent to EU’s total annual emissions

Munich - Global power demand is set to increase on average by nearly 3 percent per year over the current and next decade. Cumulatively, this moderate growth will cause overall power demand to rise by more than half of its current level between now and 2030. If new power plants are added as foreseeable, associated CO2 emissions are likely to increase by a quarter or 3,500 megatons. These are the findings of a recently published study by Siemens and Professor Horst Wildemann of the Technical University of Munich.

Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies decrease in 2013

London/ New York – Global investment in clean energy was 45.9 Billion USD in the third quarter of 2013, down 14 per cent on the second quarter of this year and 20 per cent below the number for third quarter 2012, according to the latest data on deals and projects compiled by research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

EDP Renováveis sells 49 percent stake in french wind farm portfolio

Madrid - EDP Renováveis S.A. has reached an agreement with Axpo Power AG and Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG, both subsidiaries of Axpo Group (“Axpo”), to sell a 49 percent equity shareholding and outstanding shareholders loans in a wind farm portfolio of 100 megawatt located in France, which currently benefit from a feedin tariff regime. Based on the transaction price, the total implied enterprise value for 100 percent of the assets amounts to 126 million Euro.

Gamesa to supply 54 MW in India

Madrid – Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa has signed an agreement to supply 54 megawatt (MW) with an Indian utility company, the company said in a press release on Monday.

Suzlon wins order for 65 MW

Pune, India - Suzlon announced a new contract win in Uruguay with a 65 MW project. The project, located in the southern Departmentof Colonia in Uruguay, is scheduled for completion in September 2014.

ET Solar Provides 4.8 MW Solar Panels for Two Utility Projects in Chile

San Francisco, USA - ET Solar Group Corp. on Friday announced that it has provided 4.8 megawatt (MW) of solar PV panels for two utility scaled projects in Chile.

Vestas wins 108 MW order for one of the largest wind power plants in Romania

Aarhus, Denmark - With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 44 of 10 October 2013, Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order for 108 MW from S.C. Crucea Wind Farm S.R.L. / STEAG GmbH for the wind power plant Crucea North, located in the Constanta county in the province of Dobrogea.

SolarCity to Acquire Zep Solar

San Mateo/ San Rafael - SolarCity Corp. will acquire Zep Solar for approximately 158 million US-Dollar. The purchase price is payable in shares of SolarCity common stock, and is subject to reduction for the amount of net indebtedness of Zep Solar as of the closing.

Vestas sells its machining and casting units to VTC

Aarhus, Denmark – The German industrial group VTC Partners GmbH will acquire Vestas‘ two machining units and four casting units, including approx 1,000 employees in Norway, Sweden, Germany, China and Denmark. The transaction has been agreed at a sales price of one Euro plus an earn-out element for Vestas of up to 25 Million Euro.

Company profile WKN AG sells additional wind farm to KGAL Group

Husum - The Husum project developer WKN AG has sold the rights for the Dargies wind farm in France with an overall output of 12 megawatts to the KGAL Group headquartered in Grünwald near Munich.

Offshore operating base on Heligoland takes on form

Heligoland - The topping-out ceremony was celebrated on Monday for two new buildings on Heligoland . The offshore wind farms Nordsee Ost (295 megawatt/MW) of RWE Innogy and Meerwind Süd/Ost (288 MW) of WindMW GmbH, which are currently being built about 30 km north of the island, are to be operated and maintained over a period of 20 years from the new service stations being set up in the southern port of the island.

Company profile Siemens awarded order for 150-MW wind power project in Canada

Hamburg - Siemens Canada has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for the Grand Renewable Wind Project. Located in the County of Haldimand in southern Ontario, the Grand Renewable Energy Park will consist of 100 megawatt (MW) of solar power and 150 MW of wind power. Under the agreement, Siemens will supply, deliver and commission 67 units of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. The deal also includes a three-year service and maintenance agreement, the company said in a press release on Tuesday.

FuelCell Energy Solutions Announces Delivery of German-Made Fuel Cell Power

Dresden, Germany - FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH announced the delivery of its first German manufactured fuel cell power plant to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) office complex that is being constructed by BAM Deutschland AG in Berlin, Germany. FuelCell Energy Solutions is managing the installation of the power plant and commissioning is expected in mid-2014 once construction of the office complex nears completion.

Tennet to hold auction: reduction of wholesale price expected

Arnhem, the Netherlands – Starting in early 2014, energy producers in the Netherlands get to participate in weekly auctions of primary reserve capacity. This will lead to cost savings for energy producers, and is widely expected to reduce the wholesale price.

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