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Archive for March, 2012

8 March 2012

IKEA adds more EV charging points in US

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has added four ECOtality electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to a store in Tempe, Arizona.

8 March 2012

UK cleantech sector reacts to Edinburgh becoming home to Green Investment Bankp

The decision that the Green Investment Bank will be headquartered in Edinburgh has buoyed those involved with Scotland’s blossoming renewable sector.

8 March 2012

UK energy storage company needs investor links to scale-up

A UK-based energy storage company is on the look out for financial and strategic investors. Atraverda has designed a lead acid battery with a patented ceramic casting that can be moulded to fit any shape. It has a pilot production plant in South Wales producing 1,000 units a month and is looking for a strategic[...]

8 March 2012

Mountain Cleantech makes initial investment from second fund into reBuyp

Swiss investment firm Mountain Cleantech has made the inaugural investment from its second fund into reBuy, a German specialist in recommerce - a major theme for the firm going forward.

8 March 2012

Lead acid: Energy storage of the future?p

Lead acid battery technology is a practical way to provide energy storage on a grid scale and integrate renewable energy into the network, according to one expert.

8 March 2012

Clean power transmission line in Illinois moves closer to reality

Governor Pat Quinn has shown support for wind turbine manufacturing by announcing an agreement between Rock Island Clean Line and Flora for a transmission line critical for the adoption of renewable energy.

8 March 2012

Developer halves turbine count at Scottish wind farm to build ‘partnership with community’

Project developer Banks Renewables has reduced the number of turbines it plans to build at a Scottish wind farm site to ten from 20 after talks with the local community.

8 March 2012

Michael Legg joins Roth Capital Partners

Senior research analyst Michael Legg has joined Roth Capital Partners to focus on environmental technologies, industrial resources and materials coverage.

8 March 2012

Canadian Solar sees losses per share rise dramatically in 2011

Canadian Solar has reported that its diluted loss per share almost doubled over the course of 2011.

8 March 2012

Proserv opens subsea test centre to support offshore wind, marine energy

UK marine engineering company Proserv has opened a new subsea testing and assembly facility in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, which will support the offshore wind and marine energy sectors, as well as oil and gas.

8 March 2012

New York Mayor launches waste-to-energy plant tenderp

A request for proposals has been issued in New York for the build of a waste-to-energy plant as part of the city’s ambitious sustainability agenda.

8 March 2012

China’s Suntech makes $1bn loss in 2011

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Suntech made a loss of $1bn in 2011, including $136.9m in the fourth quarter.

8 March 2012

Denham Capital backs FRV for $190m solar development pipelinep

Private equity firm Denham Capital will be the lead investor in Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) in a $190m deal, which a spokesperson told NewNet will see the developer source opportunities in a number of new markets.

8 March 2012

Nordex wins 27.5MW order in Turkey

Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has received an order to supply and install turbines at a 27.5MW wind farm in Turkey.

8 March 2012

Re-imagining 21st Century climate institutions

Every December in recent memory the negotiations on climate change serve to raise public expectations of a ‘global deal’. And every year the outcomes fall short of this unreasonable expectation.

8 March 2012

Green Investment Bank to be headquartered in Edinburgh, have London base

EdinburghSL_170SQ UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has revealed that the headquarters of the Green Investment Bank will be in Edinburgh, with the transaction team based in London.

8 March 2012

LED innovator Seren Photonics raises VC finance

UK innovator of energy efficient lighting Seren Photonics has raised £1.8m through equity financing.

8 March 2012

UK launches energy efficiency funding potp

The UK government has released additional capital to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the country.

8 March 2012

ABB wins $15m E.ON order for Humber offshore wind farm

Swiss engineering group ABB has won an order worth $15m from E.ON to supply power export cables for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.

8 March 2012

OriginOil receives algae harvester order in Paris

US bioenergy company OriginOil has received an order from its French joint venture partner Ennesys to supply an algae harvester and other components for a test programme.

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