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Report: Installed capacity of global biopower market set to reach 165.2GW by 2025 30 September 2016 Technological advancements are expected to propel biopower market growth with installed capacity reaching 165.2GW by 2025, according to a report by...

Danvest and Pon Power introduce a compact hybrid system for solar-diesel microgrids 30 September 2016 Danish manufacturer of diesel generators Danvest and Scandinavian distributor Pon Power have launched new hybrid system Compact for solar–diesel...

M&As this week: SMA Energy, UL, and One Energy 30 September 2016 SMA Energy has acquired a stake in Windstax, a full-service windpower company in the...

GE and Mainstream Renewable Power to build $1.5bn windpower plants in Vietnam 30 September 2016 General Electric (GE) and Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) have agreed to build a $1.5bn large-scale windpower plant in...

Deals this week: Great Plains Energy, Neoen, and TonenGeneral Sekiyu 30 September 2016 Great Plains Energy has fixed the pricing for its public offering of 52.6m shares at $26.45 per...

ETI report reveals SMR could be operating in UK by 2030 29 September 2016 A new report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has revealed small modular reactors (SMR) could be in operation in the UK by...

US energy firm Tenaska acquires 470MW development portfolio from PRC Wind 29 September 2016 US-based energy company Tenaska has acquired a 470MW development portfolio from Minneapolis-based energy company PRC...

Edison International to acquire 22 solar projects from SunEdison 28 September 2016 California-based Edison International’s subsidiary SoCore Energy has agreed to acquire 22 community solar garden development projects in Minnesota,...

Vattenfall orders MHI Vestas turbines for Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm, UK 28 September 2016 Swedish power company Vattenfall has placed an order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for 11 turbines to be installed at a windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen,...

Deutsche Windtechnik to service six Senvion 5M turbines at Germany’s offshore wind park 27 September 2016 German-based Deutsche Windtechnik has secured a contract to service Senvion 5M turbines at Germany’s first offshore wind park, Alpha...

ACC and TMEIC to develop 200MW solar pipeline in China 27 September 2016 Clean energy solutions provider Asia Clean Capital (ACC) and Toshiba Mitsubishi Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) have agreed to co-develop a 200MW solar pipeline in...

Skanska contracted to build Nedre Otta power plant in Norway 27 September 2016 Global construction company Skanska has secured a contract from hydropower producer Eidsiva Vannkraft to construct Nedre Otta power plant in Sel and Vågå,...

Vestas wins 214MW order from MidAmerican for Wind XI project in Iowa, US 26 September 2016 Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won a contract to provide turbine components for MidAmerican Energy's 2,000MW Wind XI project in Iowa,...

Japanese researchers find molybdenum silicides improve turbine blade efficiency 26 September 2016 Researchers from Japan’s Kyoto University have found molybdenum silicide-based composites improve the efficiency of turbine...

Ghazanfar Group signs agreement to develop new gas power plant in Afghanistan 26 September 2016 The Government of Afghanistan and leading private Afghan conglomerate Ghazanfar Group have signed an agreement to develop the country’s first gas-based power plant in...

Report: Asia-Pacific wind turbine tower market to witness significant decline 23 September 2016 The Asia-Pacific wind turbine tower market is expected to suffer a compound annual growth rate of -10.5% despite maintaining its status as a global leader, says a report by...

Siemens builds one of the largest geared compressor rotors in the world 23 September 2016 Siemens has manufactured and tested one of the largest compressor rotors in the world at its facility in Duisburg,...

Deals this week: Encana Corporation, 8point3 Energy Partners, and InfraRed Capital Partners 23 September 2016 Encana Corporation has priced a public offering of 107 million shares at $9.35 each to raise...

M&As this week: SunPower, United Photovoltaics (Changzhou) Investment, and Deutsche Windtechnik 23 September 2016 SunPower Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire AU Optronics Corp's (AOU) stakes in the AUO SunPower joint...

Lockheed Martin opens bioenergy plant in Owego, New York 23 September 2016 US-based global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has opened a new bioenergy plant designed to convert waste into clean, renewable energy for its facility in Owego, New...

Tenaska’s 150MW solar project in California begins commercial operation 22 September 2016 US-based independent power producer Tenaska’s new 150MW solar plant in Southern California has started full commercial...