Thunder Bay Generating Station Now Fuelled by Advanced Biomass

Ontario's Thunder Bay 150-megawatt generating station is now fully operational using clean-burning advanced biomass fuel - sawdust pellets from the province's lumber industry.

Europe Wind Power Booms on German Demand as 2015 Set for Record

Developers installed 11.8 gigawatts of wind turbines in Europe last year, accounting for almost half the power-generation capacity added, as the region continues to shift away from fossil fuels, according to the European Wind Energy Association.   Germany was the top wind market with about 45 percent of the total, the Brussels-based trade group said Tuesday in a statement. It was followed by the U.K., Sweden and France, with the four countries accounting for more than three-quarters of the industry.   Wind power in southern Europe will “continue to struggle in the face of erratic and harsh changes in the policy arena,” Thomas Becker, EWEA’s chief executive officer, said by e-mail. “We expect this concentration to continue into 2015.”   Wind power made up 43.7 percent of all new capacity in Europe last year. Turbine installations this year may reach a record 15.6 gigawatts as developers seek to qualify for government incentives, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A gigawatt of capacaity is about as much as one nuclear reactor.

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RR Lane Solar Distributing installation earns APS Project of the Year Award

"RR Lane Solar really put our microinverters and monitoring solutions to the test, and they succeeded where competitors just couldn't get the job done," said Paul Barlock, APS Senior Vice President. "One of the hallmarks of APS technology is its flexibility and functionality in all environments, and

TenKsolar DAR installation wins APS Project of the Year Award

"We salute tenKsolar for what is truly a showcase solar installation," said Paul Barlock, APS Senior Vice President. "The DAR Constitution Hall holds a special place among our nation's historic buildings, and we're very honored that tenKsolar and APS could help preserve and enhance it."

Global Shipments of PV Inverters Will Exceed 50 Gigawatts in 2015

As shipments rise, inverter prices will continue to fall.

RECORD NUMBER SIGN-UP FOR ALL-ENERGY 2015 AS REGISTRATION OPENS

Well over 500 people from over 20 countries registered to attend All-Energy, the UK's largest renewable and sustainable energy exhibition and conference, on the very first day that online registration opened.

What Apple's $848 Million Solar Energy Deal Really Means

From Todd Woody for TakePart:  Apple will spend $848 million over 25 years to purchase carbon-free electricity from developer First Solar in the largest commercial solar deal to date. It was widely reported that the energy would power the company’s California operations, including its new spaceship-like Silicon Valley headquarters. Not quite.   The electricity generated by the project is the equivalent of the energy consumed by Apple’s operations. But that electricity will flow into the power grid and out to millions of Californians’ homes, not directly to the company’s offices, stores, and data centers.   But the solar electricity generated by the power plant will offset any fossil-fuel use by the company—and more important, Apple’s investment most likely guaranteed that the California Flats Solar Project is being built. Such deals by big, private companies have become crucial for the expansion of renewable energy to fight climate change at a time when utilities’ interest has lagged. Cheap natural gas has made solar and wind enegy less attractive to power providers in recent years.   Google, for instance, has poured more than $1.5 billion into solar and wind projects, sometimes inking power-purchase agreements, like Apple has, and sometimes buying a piece of a project as an investment.   Bottom line: That means more clean, green energy for everyone.   

Trina Solar Announces Partnership with PingAn Trust and Jiuzhou Investment to Develop Photovoltaic Power Plants

Plan to develop 500MW-1,000MW PV power plants in China within three years

ET Solar to Develop Commercial PPA Market in Australia with CEFC Financing

ET Solar will own and operate solar systems ranging between 30KW and 2MW in size with various commercial users including shopping centers, mining and manufacturing businesses to be the electricity buyers.

Demand for renewable energy surges in 2014

The European market for renewable energy, documented with Guarantees of Origin, increased by 26.5 % in 2014 compared to 2013 says ECOHZ, commenting on data calculated by ECOHZ on the basis of figures provided by the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB). For the first time, the demand surpassed 300 TWh states the statistics from the AIB.

Namasté Solar Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary In 2015

Namasté Solar, a Colorado employee-owned cooperative that designs, installs, and maintains solar electric systems for residential, commercial, non-profit, and government customers throughout the United States, announced that February 2015 marks the company's 10th anniversary of its founding.

Hydro guide to bring best practice to clean power boom

New generation of Scots hydro developers urged to reach for highest standards

Solar Job Growth Benefitting Economy, Environment

"Solar energy continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States"

Coronal Group Acquires HelioSage Energy & Over 300 MW of Contracted Solar Projects, Forms Coronal Development Services

Two solar PV industry leaders unite under the Coronal-Panasonic Eco Solutions platform

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