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Archive for November, 2011

30 November 2011

Gemma Renewable Power wins 5.7MW PV EPC contract

US cleantech developer Gemma Renewable Power, a subsidiary of Argan, has won a $16.6m engineering, procurement and construction contract for a 5.7MW solar plant from Southern Sky Renewable Energy.

30 November 2011

Renewable energy manufacturers to benefit from incentives in UKp

Renewable energy developers looking to do business in the east coast of the UK are set to be eligible to new incentives, under plans set out by the government.

30 November 2011

Retroficiency raises Series A funding, acquires Clean Energy Solutions

US energy management company Retroficiency has secured $3.2m through Series A fundraising, led by venture capital firm Point Judith Capital.

30 November 2011

Behavioural change key to energy efficiency, say expertsp

Commercial interest in energy efficiency technologies and microgeneration is transforming the construction sector, but according to experts some of the biggest savings businesses can make come from switching behaviours, rather than new kit.

30 November 2011

US-China renewable energy trade war gathers pacep

The trade war between the US and China is gathering pace with parties on both sides of the fence drawing battle lines.

30 November 2011

Smart metering investments need to be long-term proposition: expertp

Utilities need to know that the smart metering investment decisions they are making now will still be beneficial in ten years time and as such more communication is needed between technology providers, an expert told NewNet.

30 November 2011

UK cleantech sector reacts to George Osborne’s Autumn Reviewp

Yesterday UK Chancellor George Osborne announced the Autumn Review and National Infrastructure Plan, highlighting how the coalition government will attempt to prevent a double dip recession and accelerate growth and job creation.

30 November 2011

Gamesa opens sixth Chinese factory

Spanish wind energy company Gamesa has opened its sixth manufacturing plant in China.

30 November 2011

Smart metering specialists invited to join communication hub

Smart metering and communication device specialists are being sought to join a new interoperability group launched by energy efficiency business Trilliant.

30 November 2011

OriginOil appoints new science adviser

US algae biofuel developer OriginOil has appointed Thomas Ulrich to its board of scientific advisers.

30 November 2011

Enel to build 60MW of PV on military land in Italy

Italian renewable energy developer Enel Green Power has been awarded two of 13 lots made available by the Difesa Servizi for the allocation of military land to install photovoltaic systems.

30 November 2011

Paradox Engineering partners with abertis for smart technology development

Swiss infrastructure specialist Paradox Engineering and Spanish communications business abertis telecoms are collaborating on the development of new solutions for smart grids and smart cities.

30 November 2011

Canada’s Morgan Solar raises $28.8m

Canadian company Morgan Solar has secured investments worth $28.8m through Series B fundraising.

30 November 2011

AMSC cuts workforce by 20%

US cleantech component supplier American Superconductor has cut its workforce by more than 20 per cent to lower cash outgoings as it tries to get back to profitability.

30 November 2011

Wind developers sought to invest in Germany’s portsp

The German government has increased its infrastructure budget as it looks to develop its ports for what it predicts will be a massive explosion in the offshore wind sector.

30 November 2011

LifeSensors to partner with US Department of Agriculture for bioenergy research

US protein specialist LifeSensors has established a cooperative research and development agreement with the Department of Agriculture's National Center for Agriculture Utilization in the US to conduct research into cellulosic biomass.

30 November 2011

Institutional investors called on to commit capital to offshore windp

The UK government has called on institutional investors to join the country's 'renewable energy revolution' and invest in offshore wind.

30 November 2011

Cogenra wins solar contract from US Department of Defense

US solar company Cogenra has been selected to showcase its technology in a $2m project as part of the Department of Defense's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.

30 November 2011

Angel fund to provide growth capital to UK SMEsp

High-growth companies in the UK are set to benefit from a newly-launched £50m angel fund.

30 November 2011

Alstom to open hydro research centre in Brazil

French energy company Alstom is set to invest around €6m in the creation of a research facility called the Global Hydro Technology Centre in Brazil.

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