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First motion compensated gangway for Chinese RE market
14 September, 2021
​​​​​​​Ampelmann, the offshore access specialist, has signed its...
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Specialist firms to support construction of North Sea energy island
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 by Ørsted and ATP are bringing in three specialists in industrial construction to support their bid for the North Sea energy island.

ACWA Power marks inauguration of 300 MW first stage of Shuaa Energy 3 PSC
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 by ‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪At an official ceremony on 23 August ACWA Power officially inaugurated the 300 MW first stage of the 900 MW Shuaa Energy 3 PSC, which is the fifth phase of the Mohammed...

Financial close for 1500 MW Sudair solar
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by ACWA Power has announced financial close for the 1500 MW Sudair solar plant, one of the world’s largest single-contracted solar PV plants and the largest in Saudi Arabia. It is a...

Eco 1 MW wave power pilot permitted
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Eco Wave Power has been granted approval from the Portuguese government for the installation and connection to the grid of its pilot 1 MW wave energy project. It will be undertaken...

The most powerful tidal turbine starts exporting
Friday, August 06, 2021 by Orbital Marine Power’s O2, said to be the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, has commenced grid connected power generation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney....

Duke to invest $1 bn in Florida solar
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Duke Energy Florida is to begin construction on four new solar energy plants early in 2022 as part of its $1 billion solar infrastructure plan in the state, aimed at creating...

Revolutionary combination of solar energy and strip cultivation
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Vattenfall has received a permit to build a solar farm in Almere, the Netherlands, where the combination of solar panels and strip farming can be tested. This solution is...

Construction costs for US solar generation still falling
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by The annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems in the United States continued to decrease in 2019, dropping by a little less than 3%, according...

Masdar signs for two solar plants in Uzbekistan
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by Uzbekistan’s ministry of Energy has announced signed project agreements with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar) for the two 220 MW photovoltaic solar plants in the Jizzakh...

Fortum to divest 500 MW of solar power in India
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Fortum has signed an agreement to sell the 250 MW Pavagada II and the 250 MW Rajasthan solar power plants in India to Actis, a global infrastructure investment firm. The...

bp boosts its renewables business in the USA
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 by bp reached an agreement on 1 June to purchase 9 GW of solar development projects in the US from independent US solar developer 7X Energy. The acquisition represents a significant...

Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by The company's first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project has reached commercial operation, making Ørsted the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new...

Sweetch Energy secures €5.2m investment in osmotic energy
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by Sweetch, a European company in the business of developing advanced nanotechnology and eco-material science to harness osmotic energy, has announced today that it has secured €5.2...

Major milestone for PIF
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by On 8 April, Sudair Solar PV, Saudi Arabia’s first utility scale renewable energy project, was officially inaugurated. At 1500 MW it will be one of the world’s largest PV arrays...

Phanes Group signs PPA for 200 MW solar plant in Uzbekistan
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Phanes Group, a solar energy developer headquartered in Dubai, has signed a power purchase agreement and investment agreement for a 200 MWac grid-connected solar PV plant in Nurata,...

Exide goes live with solar-plus-battery installation
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by On 25 March Exide Technologies and Energias de Portugal went live at their state-of-the-art solar installation at a Portuguese production facility in Castanheira do Ribatejo. It is...

Fortum and RDIF to build Russia’s largest solar array
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 by Fortum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is planning to build a 116 MW solar power plant in Kalmykia in Southern Russia. The project will be implemented by the...

500 MW solar power project launched in Uzbekistan
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 by On 23 December in Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s ministry of Energy announced that in line with declared policy for ensuring electricity supply in Uzbekistan during 2020 and 2030,...

Ørsted takes FID on 430 MW solar PV project
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by Ørsted has taken a final investment decision on the Old 300 Solar Center, which is located in Fort Bend County, 40 miles from Houston, Texas, and is expected to come online in Q2 2022.

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