Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, today announced that a group of investors - including a large European energy supplier, the largest Portuguese installer of electrical grid infrastructure and the largest Portuguese Foundation - has completed financing and started construction of a 1.3-MWp concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) power plant in Portugal.
Local Ohio Salvation Army offices are now accepting applications for Dominion East Ohio's EnergyShare program that helps families who have exhausted all other forms of winter energy assistance. EnergyShare is entering its 13th year in Ohio.
Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) announced today that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the acquisition of the Geotermica Platanares geothermal project in Honduras from ELCOSA, a privately owned Honduran energy company, upon satisfaction of the required conditions precedent.
Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) has agreed to purchase a nominal 1,050 megawatt, combined-cycle power plant for $625 million, or approximately $595 per kilowatt, exclusive of adjustments relating to development rights and working capital, from MinnTex Power Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company owned by a private investment fund managed by Wayzata Investment Partners LLC.
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE:JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the local government of Lingwu City ("Lingwu"), Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, to develop a 200 MW ground-mounted PV power plant.
| Dec 2 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Paul Tennant The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass.
The amount of solar energy that reaches the Earth's surface each hour is enough to power worldwide energy needs for a whole year, according to Michael Carney, a member of the town's Sustainabilty Committee.
The moment was pure Schwarzenegger. In April 2004, California's then-governor paraded before the press a specially equipped Toyota Highlander that ran on hydrogen and spat nothing out the tailpipe but water.
A decade after eagerly signing a long-term contract to buy power from an Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington wind farm, the Eugene Water & Electric Board is now suing to try to limit how much energy it must buy from the farm, the largest in the Pacific Northwest.
| Dec 02 - China Economic Information Service (Xinhua)
Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology and the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Thursday.