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28 September 2010

PVT Solar raises $13.7m, hires former SunPower VP Vikas Desai

Creator of an advanced solar electric system, PVT Solar, has raised $13.7m in a Series B financing round led by early-stage investor Sigma Partners and has made a series of staff acquisitions including appointing former vice president of SunPower, Vikas Desai, as its new vice president.

28 September 2010

Gaelectric raises $18m to book transmission capacity

Renewable energy and energy storage group Gaelectric has raised $18m in funds to use as a deposit to reserve 960MW of transmission capacity for its wind energy developments based in Montana in the US.

28 September 2010

Amyris prices shares at $16 ahead of Nasdaq listing

Integrated renewable energy company Amyris has priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 5.3 million common stock shares at $16 per share. All shares are being sold by the company through a listing on Nasdaq.

28 September 2010

Progress Energy Carolinas adds gas-to-energy project to growing renewable energy portfolio

Project developer Methane Power will build and operate 3MW plant that will harness energy from Wayne County Landfill in the US state of North Carolina under an agreement with power utility Progress Energy Carolinas.

28 September 2010

Starwood closes financing for 30MW solar project

Infrastructure-focused private equity firm Starwood Energy said its affiliate has reached financial close on a 30MW solar plant in the Canadian province of Ontario.

28 September 2010

American Carbon Registry lifts carbon offset benchmark

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) has raised the bar for the level of carbon that landowners must sequester under its forestry programmes in a move that it claims will stimulate the carbon offset market.

28 September 2010

Think instates Barry Engle as CEO to support US entry

Electric vehicle developer Think has acquired new leadership by appointing industry veteran Barry Engle as CEO and US division vice-chairman Richard Canny.

27 September 2010

Global Technologies to integrate wind, solar for mobile communications

Targeted acquisition company Global Technologies plans to integrate its small-scale wind technology with solar energy systems to provide sustainable energy sources to the growing number of mobile communication base stations in the US.

27 September 2010

Nevada Geothermal Power raises $10m in share offering

Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP) has raised CAN$10.35m ($10.07m) in a non-brokered private placement, in which it issued 20.7 million common shares at CAN$0.50 ($0.48) each, together with a share purchase warrant.

27 September 2010

OPT Powerbuoy completes first wave energy device grid connection

Listed marine energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has completed the first-ever grid connection of a wave energy device in the US at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in conjunction with the US Navy.

27 September 2010

Iberdrola Renovables launches international wind power control system in Oregon

Wind energy project developer Iberdrola Renovables has launched its Portland Oregon National Control Centre (NCC), which will control the output of around 2,500 wind turbines in the US.

27 September 2010

US publishes recommendations on achieving 50 per cent energy savings in large buildings

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released two technical reports providing recommendations on how to achieve 50 per cent energy savings in large office buildings and large hospitals.

27 September 2010

Beacon Power secures federal contract to develop renewable energy storage system

US-based advanced energy storage systems company Beacon Power will develop critical components for an advanced ‘flying ring’ flywheel energy storage system over a two-year period that will integrate renewable energy, under a new federal contract.

27 September 2010

Smart meter provider GreenPocket completes Series A financing

Smart meter software provider GreenPocket has completed its Series A financing round, in which Bankengruppe seed fund Rheinland Venture Capital invested alongside return backer, digital business investor Schwetje Digital.

27 September 2010

BioFuel secures bridge loan from Greenlight Capital

Ethanol production company BioFuel Energy has entered into a six-month bridge loan agreement with investment firm Greenlight Capital and some of its affiliates, alongside an affiliate of investment adviser Third Point.

27 September 2010

enXco completes 50MW Linden Wind farm

EDF Energies Nouvelles company enXco has finished developing the 50MW Linden Wind project in Klickitat County in the US state of Washington, which is owned by the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA).

27 September 2010

Siemens Energy secures Italian solar photovoltaic order

Siemens Energy will construct three solar photovoltaic power plants in Italy for Viridis Energia by the end of the year under a new order.

24 September 2010

Crude oil is greater threat to food inflation than biofuel, fuel alliance warns

The impact of crude oil prices is more detrimental than the mass production of biodiesel on the availability of food crops, according to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA).

24 September 2010

Castle Rock Vineyards goes solar with Kyocera and REC

Kyocera Solar and photovoltaic power provider REC Solar have completed a 1.13MW solar energy system at Castle Rock Vineyards, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley.

24 September 2010

Evergreen Solar CEO jumps ship as it embarks on China expansion

The CEO of solar manufacturer Evergreen Solar, Richard Feldt, has left the company as it is due to embark on expanding its China operations, to take up the helm of another privately-held company.

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