Robert Bosch pulling out of solar – selling Aleo stake

March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Solar


Robert Bosch Gmbh, the German supplier of technology and services, part of the Bosch Group, has decided to pull out of the crystalline solar business due to unattainable competitiveness in the solar market. As a consequence, the company will divest its 90% stake in the solar equipment manufacturer Aleo Solar.

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Abengoa and BrightSource building two large solar power tower projects in US

March 21st, 2013 | Posted in Solar


Abengoa and Brighsource Energy have recently entered into a partnership agreement to build two large solar power tower projects, touted to be the two largest in the world. The Palen solar complex will feature two solar facilites, whose combined installed capacity will be about 500 MW.

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Acciona opens first Brazil wind equipment facility

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Wind


Acciona has opened the company's first wind equipment manufacturing facility in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The plant has the capacity to produce 135 hubs annually (405 MW), for the AW-3000 wind turbine, the company's biggest unit.

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Gamesa wins S&M deal from Iberdrola for 80 units in Spain and Portugal

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Wind


Iberdrola has awarded a service and maintenance deal to Gamesa for a total of eighty wind turbines currently installed on the Iberian Peninsula. Additionally, Gamesa will also provide operation and maintenance services for wind turbines installed in Hungary, also operated by Iberdrola.

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Abengoa, Total, Masdar launch Shams 1 CSP plant in UAE

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Solar
Shams 1 CSP plant in UAE.

Shams 1 CSP plant in UAE.

Abengoa, Total and Masdar have officially launched Shams 1, a 100 MW CSP plant in the western part of the United Arab Emirates. This is now the largest CSP project currently in operation.

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Alstom enters Canadian wind market with 414 MW deal

March 11th, 2013 | Posted in Wind


Alstom has signed an agreement with NaturEner Energy Canada (NaturEner) for the supply of 138 ECO 110 3.0 MW wind turbines (totalling in 414 MW of capacity), along with ten-year service and maintenance for the supplied units. The deal, worth about EUR 420 million, represents an entry by Alstom into the Canadian wind energy market.

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Alstom's 1 MW tidal device produces first power

March 5th, 2013 | Posted in Hydro


Alstom announced the company's 1 MW tidal device has produced power in real conditions for the first time. It was installed at Orkney, at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC). Alstom already successfully tested the 500 kW version of the device earlier. The final aim is to test an array deployment of the devices, which will show the technology's full potential for commercial scale marine energy to electrical energy conversion.

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Alstom wins DolWin3 grid connection contract segment

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Wind


Alstom has been awarded part of the EUR 1 billion contract to connect the DolWin3 offshore wind farm to the mainland grid. The wind farm, owned by TenneT (Dutch/German power grid operator), is located in the North Sea. Alstom will provide its HVDC technology for its part of the project.

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Canadian Solar and Strata Solar partner for 85 MW of solar installations

February 27th, 2013 | Posted in Solar


Canadian Solar and Strata Solar have partnered to develop a total of 85 MW of solar installations at various projects in North Carolina (USA). The two companies will jointly build 15 separate projects.

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Serbia announces tender for small hydropower developments

February 20th, 2013 | Posted in Hydro


Serbia's Ministry of Energy Development and Environment Protection (MEDEP) has issued an open tender participation invitation to interested parties for the purpose od development of small hydropower plants in Serbia. A total of 317 locations will be covered, with investments totalling an estimated EUR 120-200 million. This is the first time the country's government has publicly invited interested parties to participate in the development of renewable energy resources.

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