British Solar Renewables plotting UK PV asset sell-off.

British Solar Renewables plotting UK PV asset sell-off.

British Solar Renewables, one of the UK’s largest holders of operational solar farms, is in the process of selling off assets amidst a period of change at the company. Solar Power Portal can reveal that BSR is negotiating the sale of a portfolio of its operational assets to Cubico Sustainable Investments. While BSR has offered […]

DIF sells six French wind projects.

DIF sells six French wind projects.

Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF)’s Renewable Energy Fund has sold a portfolio of operational French wind projects to a fund managed by Allianz Global Investors (AGI). The portfolio includes six projects with a total installed capacity of 62MW that were commissioned between 2006 and 2009. An AGI’s spokesperson said that the purchase was made for an […]

Indian Railways to introduce first solar-paneled train.

Indian Railways to introduce first solar-paneled train.

Indian Railways has set its sights on trialing a train fitted with solar panels in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city. With the aim of going green and increasing the use of solar energy, Indian Railways is going to try running its first ever train powered by solar panels. The test will be conducted in Jodhpur. While the train would be run by a […]

CEFC and Westpac providing AU$200 million for clean energy in business.

CEFC and Westpac providing AU$200 million for clean energy in business.

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and renewable energy financier Westpac are to provide low cost finance for Australian businesses to invest in solar and other low emission technologies. The AU$200 million (US$146 million) ‘Westpac Energy Efficient Financing Program’ will be used to give customers a 0.7% discount on finance for qualifying projects, such as […]

Huge UK offshore wind farm secures £1.3bn.

Huge UK offshore wind farm secures £1.3bn.

The developers of one of the largest offshore wind farms located off the Norfolk coast have secured £1.3 million. It will fund the 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, co-developed by Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and Norwegian firms Statoil and Statkraft, which is currently under construction. The project is the first offshore project in the UK to […]

Switzerland drags feet over renewables.

Switzerland drags feet over renewables.

Switzerland produces less solar and wind energy per inhabitant – only 170 kilowatt hours – than most other European countries, or enough energy for a refrigerator for a year, a new study reveals. Switzerland is ranked 25th out of 29 countries in a comparative European study by the Swiss Energy Foundation, published on Tuesday. Only […]

Asia to drive Wind capacity to 2018.

Asia to drive Wind capacity to 2018.

Global wind capacity is expected to reach 576 GW by the end of 2018, according to a new report by Windpower Intelligence. The Asian market, particularly China, is expected to drive the majority of the 160 MW of new capacity with between 27-28 GW of new projects added in the next three years, according to […]

ACWA POWER fires up concentrated solar plants.

ACWA POWER fires up concentrated solar plants.

47 renewable energy projects are expected to be delivering about 7,000MW of power to SA’s electricity grid, representing about R194bn in private investment. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said in Parliament last week that her department was evaluating bids received under the fourth expedited round for 1,800MW under the renewable energy independent producers programme (REIPP) and […]

Goldwind Americas Signs 160 MW Texas Deal With RES.

Goldwind Americas Signs 160 MW Texas Deal With RES.

Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology announced today that it has signed an agreement with RES to acquire the 160 MW Rattlesnake Wind Project located in McCulloch County, Texas. Once operational, the project will become Goldwind’s largest U.S. wind project to date. “This investment in the Rattlesnake Wind Project highlights our […]

Solar energy company PROINSO to expand operations in Indonesia

Solar energy company PROINSO to expand operations in Indonesia

Solar energy company PROINSO has announced it will open a new operation in Indonesia’s West Java province. PROINSO will have distribution and integrated products available in Indonesia along with PT. Surya Energi Indotama (SEI), a highly experienced local EPM division. A spokesperson for PROINSO commented, “Indonesia is a market of major focus for PROINSO. With […]