Moapa JV targets 250MW PV farm
The Moapa Band of Paiutes in southern Nevada has entered into a joint venture that aims to develop and deploy up to 1.5GW of clean energy, with the first project to be a 250MW solar PV-natural gas hybrid.
Iowa oks MidAmerican 1.05GW plan
Regulators in Iowa have approved a plan by MidAmerican Energy Company, part of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, to develop up to 1.05GW of additional wind generation capacity in the state through 2015.
Cemig pours $621m into Renova
Fast-growing Brazilian renewables developer Renova Energia has announced that one of its indirect controllers, the giant utility Cemig, has agreed to pour R$1.41bn ($621m) of fresh capital into the company.
GE, First Solar form partnership
General Electric has taken an equity interest in First Solar as part of a technology partnership deal through which the largest US solar panel producer acquires GE’s global cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar intellectual property portfolio.
MRP boss hails Marubeni link
Marubeni’s new relationship with Mainstream Renewable Power will see the Japanese trading house buying equity stakes in many of the projects coming out of the Irish developer’s pipeline in the years ahead.
Suzlon claims steps to 'normality'
Troubled Indian wind group Suzlon claimed it is on the road back to “normalisation” after the first quarter of its 2014 financial year.
BrightSource seals pacts in China
Concentrating solar power specialist BrightSource Energy has signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) in China that will lead to that nation’s first commercial-scale project and potential collaboration in global markets.
Deepwater wins US offshore leases
Deepwater Wind submitted a $3.83m winning bid in the first US commercial offshore wind energy competitive lease auction for two parcels in an area in federal waters facing Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Diplomacy helped Korea poly – IHS
South Korean polysilicon suppliers face much weaker anti-dumping duties in China than their US rivals because of successful diplomatic overtures made last month by President Park Geun-hye, claims market researcher IHS.
EU-China solar spat breakthrough
The European Commission reached an agreement with China over the weekend that will avoid anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese PV kit.
ANALYSIS: Cheap Brazilian wind
Wind energy prices in Brazil have plummeted by over 100% in the last three years, putting the country’s sector at the cutting edge in terms of establishing wind’s competitiveness with other power sources.
Siemens in 228MW Wales win
Siemens Wind has won the contract to supply turbines totalling 229MW to Vattenfall’s Pen Y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in Wales.
GDF, EDPR aim for France offshore
Having come away empty-handed in France’s first offshore wind tender, GDF Suez says it will bid again in France's upcoming round – this time with wind giant EDP Renewables at its side.
Hareon eyes Taiwan cell factory
China’s Hareon Solar is looking into building a 300MW cell factory in Taiwan with local polysilicon maker Mascotte Holdings, as the global PV trade war continues reshaping the industry’s logistical landscape.
GE turbine deliveries slide in Q2
General Electric shipped 351 wind turbines in the second quarter, versus 726 a year earlier, a result of softness in the United States, its main market, company executives said Friday on a conference call.
US Senate approves new EPA chief
The US Senate on Thursday voted 59-40 to confirm Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the cabinet-level official that President Barack Obama now expects to carry out his climate agenda.
UK sees 18GW offshore in 2030
The UK would have just 18GW of offshore wind in place by 2030 under a “central” scenario used by government in formulating its evolving Electricity Market Reform (EMR) package, it was revealed today.
No quick end to trade row – EPIA
The odds of the EU and China reaching an imminent resolution to their ongoing solar trade spat are poor, says Reinhold Buttgereit, secretary general of the Brussels-based European Photovoltaic Industries Association (EPIA) trade group.
Georgia Power to add 525MW solar
Georgia Power is “pleased” with an agreement stipulated by state regulators that requires it to add 525MW of solar capacity to its generation mix by 2016, a spokesman tells Recharge.