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Archive for October, 2011

14 October 2011

German transmission companies outline 2012 renewable forecast

German consumers are set to pay more towards the promotion of renewable energies than previous years, according to a 2012 forecast from the four main transmission system operators.

14 October 2011

Bioenergy, waste management specialists sought by US state for 10MW projectp

The southern region of the US state of Maryland is seeking proposals of ways to generate clean power from animal waste as it looks to encourage job creation and improve its environmental footprint.

14 October 2011

Vestas receives 178MW order for Canadian wind projects

Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a 178MW order for two wind energy projects in southwestern Ontario, Canada.

14 October 2011

Managing smart meter data flow central to grid security, says expertp

Managing the data produced by smart meters to ensure a stable and secure grid still presents a massive challenge, according to an industry expert.

14 October 2011

Biofuels market to hit $185bn by 2021p

crop2_170.sq_1 The increased production and consumption of biofuels will more than double the industry’s market value in the next decade, new research has suggested.

14 October 2011

British region on look-out for cleantech companies wanting to trial smart meter technology

Smart grid innovators are being sought by the Isle of Man in the UK as it hopes to carry out trials of the technology next year.

14 October 2011

Djibouti launches $19.6m geothermal programme

The African country of Djibouti is targeting a $19.6m spend on a two-year exploration programme for geothermal power.

14 October 2011

WindMade aims to sign up companies to labeling scheme

Non-profit organisation WindMade is now on the search for companies which will adopt if labeling after revealing the certification criteria.

14 October 2011

Pattern Energy finalises financing for Caribbean’s largest wind farm

Renewable energy and transmission asset owner Pattern Energy has completed the financing for the Finca de Viento Santa Isabel installation, the first commercial wind energy project in Puerto Rico.

14 October 2011

Alternative energy company Onyx looks to add CDM projects to portfolio

US-based alternative energy specialist Onyx Service & Solutions has announced it will look to add international carbon credits to bolster company revenues.

14 October 2011

MediaTechnics acquires biogas developer Clean Energy Production for $1mp

Following its acquisition of a San Diego, California-based renewable energy developer, a US technology group is seeking potential joint ventures with active clean energy companies.

14 October 2011

REpower receives turbine order for Swedish project

REpower Systems, which is now almost entirely owned by India-based peer Suzlon, has closed a deal to supply turbines to Karsholms Vindkraft.

14 October 2011

Poseidon Atlantic offshore wind test centre to be first of kind on US East Coast

Poseidon Atlantic will be the first test facility of its kind to be built in the US state of Virginia, on North America’s East Coast.

14 October 2011

Cleantech investor Khosla Ventures raises $1.05bn for latest fundp

US cleantech-focused venture capital firm Khosla Ventures has raised over a billion dollars for its latest fund.

14 October 2011

E.ON orders 99MW in wind turbines from Vestas

E.ON has ordered 99MW in turbines from Danish manufacturer Vestas for a wind installation in Texas, US.

14 October 2011

GE to build largest US solar factory

Solar-panels-stock_170SQ1 General Electric has announced plans to build its new solar panel factory in Aurora, Colorado, which when complete will be larger than any existing solar panel factory in the country today.

14 October 2011

OPIC provides $16m loan for Caribbean wind power

caribbean_170sq US development finance group OPIC has approved a $16m loan for the construction of a wind power plant on St Kitts, in the Caribbean nation of St Kitts and Nevis.

14 October 2011

London Mayor calls for greening of housing stock

The London Mayor has urged landlords in the capital to carry out energy efficiency retrofits to green London’s housing stock and create jobs for young people.

13 October 2011

Suzlon sells 26% stake in gearbox manufacturer Hansen

India-based wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon has sold its 26.06 per cent stake in wind gearbox manufacturer Hansen Transmissions to ZF Friedrichschafen for Rs890 crore ($180m).

13 October 2011

UK companies not on track to meet Carbon Budget targetsp

UK companies must do more to reduce emissions if the country is to achieve its Carbon Budgets, according to the latest annual report by the FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Project.

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