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Renewable Energy Focus News - 17 Apr 2014

Editor's Choice

US Energy Department pledges $4 Million to advance America’s water power industry. Goal is to engage America’s research universities in the effort to accelerate the development of the emerging marine and hydrokinetic energy industry in the US. More

Spotlight on Africa: Renewable energy projects hold promise The roadblocks impacting renewable energy growth in some parts of Africa are well documented. But that's not discouraging aggressive expansion in those countries where the potential for new solar and wind projects is greatest. More

May/June Issue Preview: Landfill gas site series, Part III In this third and final part of Andrew Mourant's fascinating mini-series, the author examines case studies that highlight LFG's tremendous potential. More

Iowa Development


UK project to demonstrate fertiliser production using renewable energy
The UK’s Technology Strategy Board is funding a consortium that includes the Waitrose supermarket chain and ITM Power, to demonstrate de-carbonisation of fertiliser production, which is responsible for a significant proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions.... More

3rd Annual Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Conference set for 28 -29 May
Industry experts to meet in San Francisco to discuss growth opportunities (and challenges) facing the AD/biogas market. ... More

AWEA Wind Power 2014

Energy efficiency

Hanwha Q CELLS completes United States' first solar farm on a 'Superfund' site
10.86 MW utility-scale solar farm was fully realized without any incentives. ... More

Energy infrastructure

ABB announces kickoff of two major renewable substation EPC projects
Installations will focus on wind and solar power applications in the US.... More


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The future is bright.
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Energy storage including Fuel cells

Bürkert optimises 'green' hydrogen electric race car
The fluid technology specialist Bürkert has provided a fluid control system for the fuel cell stack of the hydrogen electric race car 'Forze VI'. ... More

IMechE warns that UK urgently needs to invest in energy storage
A new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns that the UK urgently needs to invest in energy storage – for thermal, electric, and transport – to avoid soaring energy bills for consumers.... More

SFC Energy delivers new portable fuel cell generators to US Air Force
German-based SFC Energy has made the first deliveries of its new portable Jenny 1200 fuel cell generator to the US Air Force. The Jenny 1200 was developed specifically for faster battery charging in defence applications, and packs twice the power of its predecessor model in almost the same size. ... More

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Photovoltaics (PV)

ib vogt GmbH, vogt solar ltd successfully commissioned six UK solar farms in the first quarter
Solar farm projects represent a total rated capacity of 80 MWp.... More

IBC SOLAR enters Japanese market
1.6 MW solar park marks first of a series of large-scale PV plants for IBC SOLAR in Japan... More

CSUN signs 15 MW framework deal with Turkey-based PV-Systems
Agreement covers CSUN 250-60P solar PV modules produced at CSUN Eurasia’s factory in Istanbul, as well as deliveries from China.... More

Solar PV recycling mandate kicks off in Italy
Italy becomes the first major PV market to implement the EU recast WEEE Directive ... More

UL's Photovoltaic Plant Services programme goes 'global'
Extended suite of services offered to help stakeholders manage risks and reduce costs associated with building and operating PV plants. ... More

Policy, investment and markets

UK Green Investment Bank invests £461m in the UK offshore wind sector
Equity investments include the Westermost Rough offshore project as well as a stake in the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.... More

All Energy 2014 UK

Wave and tidal energy

Basse-Normandie creates a research and innovation network for marine renewable energy
Network designed to reinforce relations between the industry's decision-makers and regional SMEs and laboratories for the purpose of encouraging collaborative projects for MRE. ... More

OpenHydro and Alderney Renewable Energy forge joint venture
Partners to combine their expertise and resources to develop a 300MW tidal array.... More

Wind power

Alstom, BFG France sign wind turbine manufacturing deal
Exclusive agreement covers the supply of composite structures to produce the nacelle casings for Alstom’s Haliade™ 150-6MW wind turbine. ... More

ABB wins lucrative order to provide cable link for Danish offshore wind farm
Submarine alternating current cable will enable integration of clean wind energy in Denmark. ... More

WINDFORCE 2014 set to kick off 17 - 19 June in Bremen, Germany
Wind power conference and exhibition targets the international offshore supply chain.... More

Top 3 articles on www.renewablenergyfocus.com last week

1. UK Government launches ‘Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive’

2. Ingenious Clean Energy backs first anaerobic digestion plant in the UK

3. European HyFIVE project to demonstrate 110 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles


EU–Uzbekistan Infrastructure & Alternative Energy: Trade & Investment Forum
Dates: 23 April 2014 until 24 April 2014
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Website: http://www.conventionventures.com/events.php?action=details&...

Dates: 05 May 2014 until 08 May 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Website: http://www.windpowerexpo.org/

Ethiopia Infrastructure, Power & New Energy: Investment Summit
Dates: 07 May 2014 until 08 May 2014
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Website: http://www.conventionventures.com/events.php?action=details&...

Energy Storage 2014
Dates: 14 May 2014 until 15 May 2014
Location: Luxembourg
Website: http://v11.vuturevx.com/exchange-sites/whitmore%20group/59/c...

Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO
Dates: 19 May 2014 until 20 May 2014
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.idea2ipo-conference.com/index.html

The Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Conference
Dates: 28 May 2014 until 29 May 2014
Location: San Francisco, California
Website: http://www.renewable-waste.com/anaerobic-digestion-conferenc...

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