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Archive for September, 2011

19 September 2011

Stion opens new factory in Mississippi

US manufacturer of thin-film solar modules Stion has announced the opening of its new 100MW production line in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

19 September 2011

European offshore wind platform developer on investor search

A European offshore wind platform developer is looking for one or multiple investors in a series of projects it hopes to carry out imminently. George Salonikios, CEO of Huntley Consulting, told NewNet he was working with a European innovator of a new offshore platform for wind farms. The company has its platform patented and has[...]

19 September 2011

EBRD launches €200m clean energy fundp

The EBRD has launched a new fund – the first of its type – to expand the capacity of Turkey and neighbouring countries in the Western Balkans and the Caucasus to tap into cleaner energy resources.

19 September 2011

Installation costs for US solar PV continue to fallp

graphdown_170_170 The installed cost of solar photovoltaic power systems in the US fell substantially in 2010 and into the first half of 2011, according to new research.

19 September 2011

Climate change disclosure drives financial outperformance

The annual report of the world's biggest 500 companies reveals strong correlation between higher financial performance and good climate change disclosure and performance.

19 September 2011

UK campaign for recycling reform gains momentum with High Court review

A campaign launched in the UK to change the way that local authorities recycle has been granted a Judicial Review regarding the Department of Food and Rural Affairs interpretation of the EU’s Waste Framework Directive.

19 September 2011

British Airways likely to be worst hit European airline in carbon trading plans

British Airways is expected to be the worst hit European airline when carriers are brought in under the European Union’s carbon emissions trading scheme.

16 September 2011

Fuel cell maker Bloom Energy secures major VC funds

Fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy has raised a reported $150m in venture capital funds, valuing the business in the region of $2.7bn.

16 September 2011

Norwegian technology developer Langlee Wave Power gets investment boost

Norwegian cleantech firm Langlee Wave Power has secured an investment of NOK6m (£700,000) from Färna Invest in order for it to progress its technology development.

16 September 2011

General Electric enters Brazilian solar market

Technology giant General Electric has entered the Brazilian solar market through a deal with MPX, which will see its production capacity doubled under the new alliance.

16 September 2011

Deal round-up: Activity in emerging markets sparks life into cleantechp

With the summer slowdown now coming to a close it was deals targeting emerging economies that buoyed the cleantech sector this week.

16 September 2011

Stock round-up: Macro conditions and analyst downgrade hits listed solarp

The European debt crisis and the image problem caused by Solyndra's recent bankruptcy in the US are weighing down solar stocks this week.

16 September 2011

Gehrlicher Solar sells Italian solar plants to White Owl Capital

Germany-based Gehrlicher Solar has sold five solar parks to White Owl Capital with a total capacity of 10.4MWp.

16 September 2011

Deepwater Wind to enter New York offshore wind farm bid

Deepwater Wind has stated its intention to submit a bid to the New York Power Authority as it announces its plan to lease an offshore site south of New York City.

16 September 2011

Energy Technologies Institute launches £3m CCS modelling project

The UK's Energy Technologies Institute has launched a £3m project that will help support the future design, operation and roll-out of cost effective carbon capture and storage systems in the UK.

16 September 2011

Scottish Equity Partners raises £185m for energy, technology fundp

Venture capital group Scottish Equity Partners, has reportedly raised £185m for a fund targeting fast growth start-ups in the energy and technology sectors.

16 September 2011

Holyhead biomass plant gets government approval

Consent has been granted to Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables to construct a biomass fuelled power station at Penrhos Works, in Anglesey, Wales.

16 September 2011

Tegal’s deal with private equity fund opens up opportunities for project pipeline

Emerging technology specialist Tegal has secured a strategic alliance with private equity fund manager Table Rock Capital (TRC) to allow its subsidiary Sequel Power to develop a number of renewable energy projects. Sequel Power will now look to build a number of large scale photovoltaic (PV) utility projects with the alliance designed to accelerate the[...]

16 September 2011

Investment manager launches Turkey’s first cleantech fundp

An Istanbul-based investor has launched what is reportedly Turkey’s first energy focused fund, as the country begins to develop a healthy appetite for renewables projects.

16 September 2011

Energy efficient lighting developer considers acquisition strategy

Irish energy efficient lighting developer Nualight told NewNet that it would not rule out future acquisitions after recently buying Dutch LED technology developer Lumoluce. A spokesperson for the company said it may look to acquire other businesses going forward if, ‘that would help us achieve our vision for growth.’ Earlier this week, it said it[...]

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