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Archive for February, 2011

1 February 2011

Intel tops EPA green partnership list, doubles annual renewables usage

Intel has formed the largest green power purchase to date under the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, nearly doubling its annual clean energy usage to more than 2.5 billion kWh.

1 February 2011

Biofuels able to meet 80% of EU transport fuel needs by 2050

The adoption of a renewable energy infrastructure combined with a comprehensive and transparent approach to policy modelling could see biofuels account for the majority of European transport fuels by 2050, new research suggests.

1 February 2011

China Ming Yang Wind reports stellar January with order wins

Turbine manufacturer China Ming Yang Wind has swept the board in January and won all tenders it participated in, receiving orders totalling 1.1GW.

1 February 2011

Citi creates $40m residential solar fund with US partner

Global financial services company Citi has partnered with a US solar company to create a $40m residential solar fund.

1 February 2011

China ready to build 42GW of dams on Salween

China intends to develop a number of hydro power projects on the Salween River, an official has told a state-run radio station.

1 February 2011

GE, Fuji launch smart meter JV in Japan

Global power manufacturer General Electric and Fuji Electric have teamed up to design, build and market a new generation of electric meters to support Japan’s advancement to a smart grid infrastructure.

1 February 2011

First Solar carries out buy and sell deal for Ontario solar project

Nasdaq-listed First Solar has simultaneously bought and then sold on the yet-to-be-built Amherstburg II Solar project, which comprises of two separate facilities that together total 15MW, in Ontario.

1 February 2011

February 2011 Issue

ecei_feb_2011_cover In this issue… Features In-depth reviews, new perspectives and industry insights Investment prospects looking up for green building sector The scale of opportunity in the green sector is not yet matched by available capital, as it endeavours to gain a higher profile with investors. Bioenergy resurgence points to growth in 2011 Despite a renewed investor[...]

1 February 2011

Solon supplies adhesive solar modules to Tuscan rooftop

German solar company Solon has delivered crystalline modules for a roof-mounted solar project in Tuscany, Italy.

1 February 2011

SAM executive appointments underscore product emphasis

Sustainable investor SAM has underscored its new strategic emphasis on investment product development and management through representing the personnel responsible for these areas on its committee.

1 February 2011

LED developer Glo appoints former Philips executive as chairman

Swedish nanowire LED developer Glo has appointed Kaj den Daas of electronics giant Philips as the non-executive chairman of its board.

1 February 2011

Nevada wind farm faces opposition from environmentalists

Environmentalists and three Native American groups have filed a lawsuit in Nevada, US, to prevent the construction of the 75-turbine Spring Valley wind farm.

1 February 2011

Ascent Solar inks distribution deal to penetrate emerging Asia markets

US solar module developer Ascent Solar Technologies has inked a distribution agreement with Singapore-based photovoltaic installer Polymeur Sun to deepen its penetration of emerging solar markets in Asia.

1 February 2011

Amtech Systems subsidiary tallies $32m in January orders

A subsidiary of solar production equipment provider Amtech Systems has secured close to $32m in orders for its diffusion processing systems as the 2011’s first month comes to an end.

1 February 2011

Sanyo solar modules qualify for UK FIT

Solar module part supplier Sanyo Component Europe’s newly-developed high efficiency photovoltaic modules qualify for the UK feed-in tariff subsidies.

1 February 2011

Standard & Poor’s launches ESG index for MENA

Global index provider Standard & Poor's has launched an environmental index for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) equity markets, part-funded by World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.

1 February 2011

AEG wins €36m GCL-Poly technology deal

AEG Power Solutions will supply its latest solar modular system to GCL-Poly Energy in a deal valued at €36m.

1 February 2011

Siemens forms German partnership to aid profits of solar thermal technology

Power major Siemens is to build a solar thermal power testing facility in Portugal with German partners as part of a project that looks to enhance the economics of parabolic trough plants.

1 February 2011

Celestica to manufacture 180MW of solar modules for Recurrent Energy

Electronics manufacturing service provider Celestica is to produce solar modules for renewable energy project developer Recurrent Energy under a 180MW multi-year supply agreement from mid-2011.

1 February 2011

SSE subsidiary enters JV to launch Norway-Scotland renewable transmission developer

Scottish and Southern Energy is set to launch a joint venture to develop a subsea interconnection between Scotland and Norway that will link renewable energy resources, through its subsidiary.

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