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Archive for November, 2011

4 November 2011

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing criticises proposed UK solar FIT

The Energy Minister for Scotland Fergus Ewing has criticised the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change’s proposal to cut feed-in tariffs for solar energy.

3 November 2011

New Facebook HQ to get solar makeover by Cogenra

US provider of cogeneration solar systems Cogenra Solar has been contracted by Facebook to install a combined heat and power system at the company’s new offices in Menlo Park, California.

3 November 2011

Multi billion dollar growth expected in organic LED marketp

The market for organic LEDs is set to explode over the coming years with use of the technology in the lighting sector predicted to grow from a value of just $12.7m last year, to $8.3bn in 2020.

3 November 2011

Asia-based bioenergy company goes up for salep

Financial advisers have been appointed at an Asia-based bioenergy company with a view to its owners selling it off.

3 November 2011

European asset manager on solar acquisition huntp

solarpanel2_1701 A European asset manager told NewNet that it will look to acquire a number of large-scale renewable energy projects, having just closed a transaction in the space.

3 November 2011

Chinese power group to take to public markets to raise cash for wind subsidiaryp

A Chinese power company is looking to raise cash through the public markets to invest in its hydropower and wind subsidiaries.

3 November 2011

Research vital to make most of green buildingsp

Improving the energy efficiency of homes - and the appliances within them - does not necessarily reduce their overall energy consumption, according to a new report.

3 November 2011

US cleantech VC deals shoot up in Q3p

US venture capital investment in cleantech companies witnessed a dramatic increase in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year, rising 73 per cent to $1.1bn, according to the latest figures.

3 November 2011

Zero-carbon housing estate opens in UK

UK construction company Wakefield and District Housing has opened a new 91 home, zero-carbon development in Airedale, West Yorkshire.

3 November 2011

Windreich completes financing for 400MW German offshore project

German wind energy developer Windreich has completed total financing for the 400MW Global Tech I facility, the company’s first offshore endeavour.

3 November 2011

Chinese power group takes to public markets to raise cash for wind subsidiary

A Chinese power company is looking to raise cash through the public markets to invest in its hydropower and wind subsidiaries.

3 November 2011

Lord Foster launches new UK infrastructure proposal

UK architects Foster + Partners, Halcrow and Volterra have launched a proposal for a new infrastructure network throughout the UK combining a renewable energy system, rail, communications and data networks.

3 November 2011

European commodities player establishes renewable energy fundp

A fund established by a major European metals producer will deploy more than $300m in the renewable energy sector over the next 18 months.

3 November 2011

Enel Green Power secures €112m funding for Romanian wind projects

Italian cleantech developer Enel Green Power has secured €112m in financing through the Danish government’s Export Credit Agency for wind projects in Romania.

3 November 2011

Two Japanese companies added to Hawaii smart grid project

Japanese companies the Cyber Defence Institute and Mizuho Corporate Bank have been selected as contractors for a smart grid demonstration project involving the US and Japan on the island of Maui in Hawaii.

3 November 2011

ArcLight Capital closes $3.3bn energy fundp

windinwind_170_1702 US-based ArcLight Capital Partners has closed its latest fund with $3.3bn in investor commitments and will focus on North America’s energy infrastructure sector.

3 November 2011

Energy management company Orion board approves share repurchase programme

The board of directors at US energy management specialist Orion Energy Systems has approved a share repurchase programme that could see the company reacquire up to $1m of common stock.

3 November 2011

Conergy completes Australian microgeneration project

German solar developer Conergy’s Australian division has installed a 400kW photovoltaic array at an emergency contact centre in Zillmere, Queensland.

3 November 2011

Obama joins solar trade dispute with China

US President Barack Obama has voiced his opinion on the solar trade dispute with China that began with a coalition of US companies filing a petition against Chinese manufacturers over allegations of dumping.

3 November 2011

ECOtality records Q3 revenue increase, lowers net loss

Ecotality_170SQ US-based green transport company ECOtality has recorded third quarter revenue of $9.5m, a 58 per cent increase compared to the second quarter when the result was $6m.

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