Suzlon Group has announced that it has successfully completed the production of its first blade for its new S111 2.1 MW wind turbine. The first SB54 blade is the longest and cleanest aerodynamic profile that Suzlon has ever produced.
A recent study has demonstrated that the Citizens' Solar Power Plant Vienna-Liesing helps to protect rare species of animals. Even field hamsters have settled at the site of the photovoltaic system.
A new study by Lux Research estimates the worldwide solar market to grow by 75 % to a global capacity addition of 65.6 GW in 2019. This will be achieved by a yearly average growth of 8 % and despite new challenges such as global policy changes.
The Italian car dealer Autostar Spa has installed a 100 kW photovoltaic plant on its roof. The PV system uses solar modules of Hanwha Q Cells and will cover approximately 70 % of the company’s electricity requirements.
India's Ministry of Finance has allowed the deadline for a new anti-dumping law to expire. Since May, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry has wanted to introduce an anti-dumping duty on imported solar panels from China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the United States to strengthen the domestic solar industry. But the Ministry of Finance has now let the deadline for the introduction of the new law (August 22) expire, without formally commenting on the matter.
The ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica are losing approximately 500 cubic kilometres of ice per year. This is the equivalent of a 600 meter thick layer of ice covering the entire city of Hamburg, which has 1.8 million inhabitants. This new sad glacier melting record was revealed by maps created by scientists using data from the European Space Agency's research satellite CryoSat-2.
REC Group with headquarters in Oslo and the U.S. solar company Sunrun signed a supply agreement, which says that Sunrun will buy a minimum of 50 MW and up to 100 MW of REC’s Peak Energy Series solar panels in 2015. It underlines the plans of the Norwegian company to increase its footprint in the United States.