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Archive for September, 2011

13 September 2011

Pattern, Samsung acquire Canadian wind farm from Acciona

Pattern Energy Group has partnered with Samsung Renewable Energy to acquire the Armow wind power project in Canada, Ontario.

12 September 2011

Chinese wind volume predicted to quadruple by 2020p

In 2010, China became the largest wind energy market in the world with an installed capacity of 42GW.

12 September 2011

Demand management company Regen Energy closes $5.5m investment

Demand management company Regen Energy has closed a $5.5m equity investment from cleantech investors NGEN Partners and BDC Venture Capital.

12 September 2011

NTR sells back Green Plains shares for $28m

Renewable energy group NTR has struck a $28m deal to sell 3.5 million shares of ethanol specialist Green Plains back to the company as it rebalances its portfolio of cleantech investments.

12 September 2011

IFC invests $100m in emerging market innovation fundp

World Bank member International Finance Corporation is to invest $100m in a fund targeting innovation in emerging markets.

12 September 2011

Gamesa wins third Swedish turbine order in four months

Spanish wind energy developer Gamesa has been contracted to supply turbines with a combined capacity of 14MW for a project in Sweden, which is the third deal the company has signed in country in four months.

12 September 2011

Lexus bets big on hybrid futurep

Car giant Lexus plans to offer a hybrid version of all its models within the next two years, it has revealed.

12 September 2011

Global investment channelled into environmental protectionp

Payments for ecosystem services are flourishing according a report by the Woldwatch Institute, a globally-focused environmental research organisation.

12 September 2011

City Windmills identified as stock to watch

Small wind turbine specialist City Windmills has been identified by German investment bank Silvia Quandt & Cie as a share to watch going forward.

12 September 2011

French EV manufacturer to target UK market in 2012p

Mia Electric, a French-headquartered manufacturer of low carbon vehicles, is set to enter the UK market in early 2012.

12 September 2011

GE chosen by First Wind for turbine maintenance programme

Electronics giant General Electric has been contracted by developer First Wind as service provider for the company’s portfolio of 264 GE turbines at eight locations across the US.

12 September 2011

Waste-to-energy specialist Advanced Plasma Power secures follow-on capital

UK waste-to-energy technology provider Advanced Plasma Power has secured significant funding for the next stage of development ahead of its planned initial public offering.

12 September 2011

Australian PV retailer Solar Shop enters receivership

Australian solar retailer Solar Shop has entered into receivership with three members of accounting firm Ferrier Hodgson appointed to take control of the organisation.

12 September 2011

Nordex enters Romanian wind market

European wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has entered the Romanian market with a project pipeline now totalling 20MW.

12 September 2011

Clenergen enters JV with Futenco

US green energy production and biofuels supplier Clenergen has entered into a licensing and joint venture agreement with German renewable specialist Futenco.

12 September 2011

California to invest $100m in green transport

The California Energy Commission has approved plans to spend $100m on accelerating the take-up and development of green transport within the state. Project categories and funds available are: $8 million to increase charging infrastructure and support for electric vehicles. $8.5 million to support hydrogen fueling stations and to demonstrate fuel cell technology. $24.5 million to[...]

12 September 2011

Claremont Creek Ventures adds former Tesla director

Seed and early stage venture firm Claremont Creek Ventures has added Dave Lyons, former director of engineering at Tesla Motors, to focus on the cleantech sector.

12 September 2011

Offshore wind power stalled by UK policy, warns groupp

A new study has concluded that UK government policy is stalling the advancement of the offshore wind energy sector.

12 September 2011

Uganda’s utility Umeme plans seminal dual listing

Uganda's principal utility Umeme is set to make history in the country's first ever dual public listing.

12 September 2011

Orient Green Power sets out investment plan to boost renewables portfolio

Indian renewable energy producer Orient Green Power plans to double its power generation capacity by the end of the current financial year, ramping up its investment into the sector. According to India’s Business Standard, the company will invest in the region of Rs 1,200 crore ($255m) as it adds up to 500MW to its renewables[...]

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