SunEdison And Gamesa Partner On 1GW Wind Venture

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) and Gamesa have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will see up to 1 gigawatt of wind farms developed around the world by 2018. In what will be a 50/50 ownership venture, Gamesa will supply wind turbines, operations and maintenance, plus possibly engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services. Ownership […]

All Systems Go For White Rock Wind Farm

Preparations are now under way for the construction phase of White Rock Wind Farm in New South Wales to commence late this year. Owners of the wind farm, Goldwind Capital Australia, announced earlier today that TransGrid has agreed to connect White Rock Wind Farm to the NSW transmission system. “TransGrid has a strong track record […]

SunEdison Begins Construction Of 185MW Wind Farm

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) has secured financing for and commenced construction of the Bingham Wind project in Maine, USA. The company says the 185-megawatt wind farm is expected to be the largest of its type in the USA’s New England region and will bring SunEdison’s total wind capacity in Maine to 552 megawatts. The facility […]

Australian Battery Storage Firm Secures $6.3 Million Funding

Brisbane based Octillion Power Systems Australia is about to enter the battery storage market, with a helping hand from Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund. A $6.3 million investment by the Fund will assist Octillion in developing its  lithium-ion battery storage solutions. Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund is supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). […]

Revenge Of The Rottnest Island Wind Turbine

Hell hath no fury like that of a wind turbine scorned. The wind turbine on Rottnest Island has taken to Twitter for its revenge on Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the anti-wind lobby. In June, the Prime Minister made his feelings known about wind power. “When I’ve been up close to these wind farms, […]

SA Government Announces $1.1 Million Battery Storage Tender

Battery storage will be installed in a number of public buildings in Adelaide as part of efforts to make South Australia’s capital the world’s first carbon neutral city. In what is believed to be an Australian first, Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the State Government has issued an EOI for a $1.1 million battery storage […]

BIPV Coloured Solar Panel Project Unveiled

The world’s first Kromatix coloured solar panels have been installed on a building façade at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Installed by Emirates Insolaire LLC, each coloured solar panel can generate more than 150 watts electricity per square meter on roofs, or 110 watts plus per square meter on façades. The […]

SunEdison/Terraform Power Complete Wind Acquisition

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), and TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP), have announced completion of the acquisition of Atlantic Power’s 521-megawatt portfolio of operating wind farms. The wind farms, located in Idaho and Oklahoma, are contracted under long term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with a weighted-average remaining life of approximately 18 years. Along with the closing […]

$100 A Kilowatt Hour Lithium Battery Soon?

Cambridge, Massachusetts company 24M has declared its semi-solid lithium battery technology is the most significant change to Li-ion in two decades. The company says its battery cell design combined with manufacturing innovations will slash today’s lithium-ion costs by half while providing enhanced battery performance. “The lithium-ion battery is a brilliant, enabling technology, but its economics […]

AEMO On Australian Residential Battery Storage

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s  (AEMO)  Emerging Technologies Information Paper forecasts battery storage uptake in Australia to 2035. While acknowledging it had limited data to work with, the AEMO sees battery storage to be particularly popular in New South Wales and Victoria. “Victoria currently has a time-of-use tariff structure that incentivises the uptake of battery […]