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Archive for July, 2011

7 July 2011

Iberdrola purchases two Catalonian wind farms

Spanish clean energy producer Iberdrola Renovables has purchased two wind farms in the Catalonia region of Spain.

7 July 2011

Chemistry company Solvay teams with technologists Avantium to create new green materials

Chemical company Solvay and technology developer Avantium have partnered to create a range of green, high-performance polymides for engineering plastics.

7 July 2011

ETI invests £25m in offshore wind test facility

The Energy Technologies Institute has committed £25m to the development of a wind turbine drive test rig at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Northumberland, UK.

7 July 2011

Energy efficiency company Amantys raises $7m investment

UK-based energy efficiency electronics company Amantys has raised $7m after the completion of Series A fundraising. The company will use the money to help commercialise its digital power switching platforms.

7 July 2011

Marine estate uplift bolsters The Crown Estate’s profits

The Crown Estate, which owns a diverse portfolio of UK land assets and real estate and also manages its sea-bed, earned a record net profit for the 12 months ending in March, underpinned by a profit surge in its marine estate.

7 July 2011

UK’s largest solar farm connected to grid

South West England’s first ever solar farm and the largest installation of its kind in the UK will be connected to the grid today by solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy.

7 July 2011

Combined wind and solar park goes live in UK

One of the UK’s first ever large-scale solar farms is set to go live today and will become the first UK-facility to combine solar and wind technologies.

6 July 2011

BP secures power purchase agreement for proposed wind farm

BP Wind Energy has entered into two long-term purchase power agreement totalling 105MW from its proposed Mehoopany Wind Farm in Pennsylvania, US.

6 July 2011

Africa Renewables seeks investors for Ghana biomass project

London, UK-headquartered Africa Renewables will look to spend the first €5m of the €30m funding it is raising to get its first project in Ghana off the ground.

6 July 2011

UK government pushes energy efficiency programme

The UK government is to roll-out pioneering energy contracts following a trial that saved the Home Office £212,000 in eight months.

6 July 2011

Virgin Australia forms consortium to develop new biofuel

Aviation group Virgin Australia has partnered with Australian biofuel company Renewable Oil Corporation, Canadian energy business Dynamotive Energy Systems and Australian farming body the Future Farm Industries Co-operative Research Centre to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel.

6 July 2011

California’s 2010 solar roll-out biggest ever

California bolstered its reputation as the greenest state in the US by installing more solar generating capacity during 2010 than in any other year in its history.

6 July 2011

Calisolar’s Ontario manufacturing plans in jeopardy

California, US-based photovoltaic developer Calisolar looks like it may scrap plans to build a major manufacturing in facility, due to the likelihood that it will miss a September construction deadline that would have enabled it to obtain a $275m loan guarantee.

6 July 2011

Australia readies to launch carbon pricing

Australia's long awaited carbon package is due to be announced this week, with Prime Minister and Labor leader Julia Gillard staking her political career on getting an emissions price right.

6 July 2011

Policy changes expected to hit Satcon’s Q2 revenues

Utility scale power conversion solutions provider Satcon Technology has said its revenue in the second quarter will be between $45m and $47m, down on its previous expectation of between of $50m and $60m.

6 July 2011

Japanese trading company Itochu invests in Florida biomass plant

Japanese trading giant Itochu has taken an equity stake in the Gainesville Renewable Energy Centre in Florida, US. The investment amount was undisclosed and the whole project is expected to cost $500m.

6 July 2011

Heraeus completes Singapore solar facility

The Heraeus Photovoltaic Business Unit has completed construction of its new manufacturing facility in Singapore.

6 July 2011

Albion Ventures to invest £37m into UK renewables

Independent venture capital trust investor Albion Ventures will look to pump £37m into the UK’s renewable energy sector as it commits 15 per cent of its funds into the space. David Gudgin, a partner at the firm, told NewNet that its VCTs had already invested across the clean technology space and would look to make[...]

6 July 2011

Acal Energy and car designers Gordon Murray partner for fuel cell study

Acal Energy has partnered with automotive designers Gordon Murray Design for a year-long fuel cell research and development project.

6 July 2011

Titan Tracker heliostats selected by SunBorne for 1MW plant in India

India-based solar developer SunBorne Energy has selected Titan Tracker to provide heliostats for a 1MW solar power plant in India.

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