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US solar market adds 2.5 GW of PV in Q1 2018
The USA’s solar market added 2.5 GW of solar PV in the first quarter of the year, representing annual growth of 13 %.
Maritime Link completed
ABB has officially completed the Maritime Link, formally handing over the interconnector to Emera, an energy and services company headquartered in eastern Canada.
EnBW makes plans for US offshore wind
Germany’s EnBW has formed a joint venture with Trident Winds to develop an offshore wind farm in California, USA.
Orsted secures Formosa finance
Orsted has completed the first project financing in the Taiwanese offshore wind industry.
UK fires up LAES plant
Energy storage start-up Highview Power has officially launched the world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant.
UKPR partners with Fluence
UK Power Reserve is partnering with Fluence to deliver a large-scale battery energy storage portfolio for the UK market.
E.On targets solar in Texas
E.On has announced plans to build a 100 MW solar farm in Texas, USA.
Zero-emissions power cycle achieves first fire
A significant milestone has been achieved at NET Power’s pioneering ‘supercritical carbon dioxide’ power plant.
GE’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelle arrives at UK test site
The first GE offshore wind turbine nacelle to be tested in the UK under a recent R&D agreement has been delivered to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s 15 MW drive train test facility.
UK government about turn on nuclear deal
The UK government has confirmed that it is considering investing in a project to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa in North Wales.
Shift needed in electrification for EU goals
European trade body Eurelectric says that a “major shift” in electrification to transport, buildings and industry is required to enable EU nations to meet Paris climate goals.
Banks back Sahel green energy scheme
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has joined forces with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund to support the Desert to Power programme.
Sembcorp swoops on UKPR
Singaporean industrial firm Sembcorp has reached an agreement to acquire UK Power Reserve (UKPR), a UK-based flexible energy generator.
Queensland approves 800 MW wind project
Renewable energy developer Lacour Energy is set to start construction of a large-scale wind and solar plant in Australia after winning consent for the 800 MW wind energy site.
Projects selected to lead Massachusetts wind march
Two major offshore wind energy projects have been selected by the Massachusetts government to lead the state’s drive to develop an offshore wind energy sector.
UK government 'to take stake in Wylfa NPP'
It seems likely that the UK government is about to agree an investment deal with Hitachi, owner of the 2.9 GW Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project in North Wales.
Final turbine successfully installed at EOWDC
The final turbine for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, a Vestas 8.8 MW unit, has been successfully installed,
State utility buys Estonian wind developer
Estonian state utility Eesti Energia has sealed a deal to buy Nelja Energia, one of the largest renewable energy operators in the Baltic region.
Elgin gets Milltown go-ahead
An abandoned airfield in Scotland is set to become the country’s largest solar farm after Elgin Energy gained consent to go ahead with construction of a 50 MW project.