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 […]

Thai oil and gas company invests in Conergy’s Japan project.

Thai oil and gas company invests in Conergy’s Japan project.

PTT, a state-owned Thai oil and gas company has invested in developer Conergy’s largest project in Japan to date, a 25.88MWp ground mounted PV plant. The project in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture in the north-east of the country marks the latest involvement of Thailand’s major power sector companies in the Japanese PV market. Conergy said yesterday […]

Mexico issues draft guidelines for second power auction.

Mexico issues draft guidelines for second power auction.

The Mexican Secretary of Energy (SENER) has issued the first draft of the guidelines for the country’s second energy auction, which will select PV and renewable energy projects among others and will be held in September. Projects selected through the auction must begin delivering power in 2019. SENER said that the basic principles of the […]

PV covered 9.3% of Italy’s electricity demand in April.

PV covered 9.3% of Italy’s electricity demand in April.

Electricity produced by PV systems covered 9.3% of Italy’s total electricity demand in April 2016, according to the latest numbers from Italian TSO Terna SpA. PV plants installed in the country produced 2,202 GWh last month, down 17.6% from April 2015. Solar was the second most prolific renewable energy source in April after hydroelectric power and […]

Mytrah Energy forays into solar power generation.

Mytrah Energy forays into solar power generation.

Mytrah Energy, one of the country’s major renewable energy Independent Power Producers, has inked power purchase agreements with Punjab and Telangna for 377 MW, marking its foray into solar energy generation. Wind projects: The company also commissioned additional 210 MW at Vajrakarur 2, Nidhi and Nazeerabad projects, increasing the company’s operating wind portfolio to 826.4 […]