Skip to main content


Showing posts from September, 2016

Climate change denying fools blame the technology that's going to save them

US Clean Power Plan remains on firm legal ground says AWEA While the oral arguments about the merits of the Clean Power Plan are heard by the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) remains confident the plan will be upheld by the courts.

Siemens announces major wind power successes

Siemens has launched an extended portfolio of its successful direct drive turbines and has also won a service order for a major offshore wind project.

National Trust wins award for modern art solar array

The UK conservation charity The National Trust has won a national energy award for a unique solar PV project, which has been compared to an art installation, on a hillside at one of its most popular gardens in North Wales.

Electric vehicles will help shift towards EU green transport future says EEA

A European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment released on Monday (26th September) finds that a large-scale roll-out of electric cars would result in significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower levels of certain air pollutants.

Eni enters Algerian renewable energy sector

Oil and gas company Eni has reached a strategic agreement with Algeria’s Sonatrach for the implementation of renewable energy projects in the country.

Nordex partners with Lufthansa in drone inspection deal

Ingeteam to showcase innovative wind conversion system at Hamburg

Ingeteam will showcase its latest products at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, including the company’s new Ingecon wind Fix2Var Speed wind power conversion system.

Adani unveils world’s largest solar plant in Tamil Nadu

Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd has dedicated the World’s largest solar power plant of 648 megawatts (MW) to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Mercedes Benz/Daimler introduce new electric commercial vehicle range

Mercedes Benz/Daimler has presented its vision of the urban transport of the future on the eve of this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair in Hannover.

Apple commits to 100 percent renewable energy target

Apple has joined global renewable energy initiative RE100, reaffirming its commitment to reaching 100 percent renewable energy worldwide and driving clean energy into its manufacturing supply chain.

Heliatek raises 80 million euros for global expansion of solar PV film

Organic PV and solar films manufacturer Heliatek has completed an 80 million euro ($88 million) financing round to fund the expansion of its HeliaFilm manufacturing capacity.

Tenaska’s second large-scale solar project begins commercial operation

The 150 MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Centre West, a new solar plant in Southern California capable of powering 55,000 homes, is now fully operational.

Amazon announces plan to build 253 MW wind farm in Texas

Amazon has announced “Amazon Wind Farm Texas,” a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually.

South African wind farm officially inaugurated by Mainstream Renewable Power

Noupoort Wind Farm has been officially declared operational by Mr Mzwandile Toto, District Mayor of Umsobumvo Municipality.

LowCVP announces 2016 Low Carbon Champion Awards

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced the 2016 Low Carbon Champions at the industry’s leading networking dinner, held in association with Cenex LCV2016, in Milton Keynes.

NREL to lead new consortium to improve reliability and performance of solar modules

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is to form a new consortium to accelerate the development of module materials for solar PV and to lower the cost of solar generated electricity.

Largest solar plant in the Caribbean starts producing power

Oriana Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Sonnedix Group, in partnership with Yarotek, has announced that the Oriana Solar Farm has now started to generate electricity.

New Opel Ampera-e addresses range EV anxiety in Europe

GM’s European subsidiary, Opel/Vauxhall, has announced the introduction of the new Opel Ampera-e, an electric car with the same technical specifications as the Chevy Bolt and a significantly expanded range.

Vattenfall adopts Mermaid marine project optimisation system

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has announced that Vattenfall has ordered a full Mermaid system license for the strategic planning of its offshore wind farm operations.

Flexenclosure receives order for eSite from Mozambique telecoms distributor

Swedish hybrid power specialist Flexenclosure has received an order for its eSite hybrid power solution from Mozambican telecoms distributor Kambeny.

Hitachi develops new 5 MW offshore wind turbine

Hitachi has announced the development of a new 5 MW offshore wind turbine, the HTW5.2-136, featuring a 15 percent larger rotor swept area and aimed at light wind regions.

Natural Energy Wyre launches UK’s first Tidal Hydro Energy Plant project

Fleetwood based company, Natural Energy Wyre, has announced the launch of the UK’s Tidal Hydro Energy Plant (THEP) in Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Sono Motors launch innovative electric vehicle

Munich-based start-up company Sono Motors have launched a prototype electric vehicle called the Sion, incorporating integrated solar cells on the chassis.

Volkswagen gear up for massive EV production in China

Metropolitan Police testing BMW i3 Range Extender for use as response vehicle in London

The UK’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is testing a BMW i3 Range Extender electric vehicle for possible use as a response vehicle as part of a six-month trial across three London boroughs.