All · Bioenergy · Carbon trading · Climate Change · Co- and tri-generation · Editorial · Energy efficiency · Event · Geothermal · In conversation · Jobs · Natural gas · Overseas news · Perspective · Policy · Project · Solar · Technology · Water · Wind · Bioenergy · Cogeneration and Trigeneration · Energy efficiency · Natural Gas · General Services · Marketing · Geothermal · Solar · Water · WindFollowing his keynote presentation at the New Zealand Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in late March 2013, Global Wind Energy Council Secretary-General Steve Sawyer spoke to EcoGeneration’s Melanie Ryan about the challenges and growth predictions facing the international wind market over the next five years. Mon, 13 May 2013 Denham Capital has announced a planned investment of $US75 million ($A73.6 million) equity in a 1 GW portfolio of Australian wind energy projects currently under development. Tue, 7 May 2013 First Solar has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2013, with net sales totalling $US755 million ($A740 million) in the quarter, a decrease of $US320 million ($A314 million) from the fourth quarter of 2012 and an increase of $US258 million ($A235 million) from the first quarter of 2012. Fri, 26 April 2013 Germany-based solar PV product and solution provider Hanwha Q CELLS has said that it is dedicated to turning solar into the centrepiece of the Hanwha Group’s future growth. Wed, 10 April 2013 Hydro Tasmania and Chinese energy company Shenhua have signed a strategic co-operation agreement to develop wind farms together in Australia. Tue, 2 April 2013 International clean energy policy will be a key focus at the 3rd Annual Clean Power Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29-30 April 2013. The American Council on Renewable Energy’s Noah Ginsberg says modest steps could add up to big success for the United States’ clean energy industry in 2013. Thu, 28 March 2013 Robert Bosch GmbH has announced that it will withdraw from the solar energy market and dispose of its 90 per cent stake in aleo solar. Thu, 28 March 2013 A group of eight Chinese banks have filed a petition for insolvency and restructuring of Suntech Power Holdings’ Chinese subsidiary Wuxi Suntech Power Holdings in a Chinese court, and Wuxi Suntech has notified that it will not file an objection against the petition. Fri, 15 March 2013 The Clean Energy Council and the American Council on Renewable Energy have formed a partnership that will aim to advance clean energy deployment in the United States and Australia. Thu, 14 March 2013 Lignol Energy has formed an investment and technology collaboration with Territory Biofuels Limited worth $1.18 million, which will restart Territory Biofuels Limited’s 150 million litre per year biodiesel plant and glycerine refinery located in Darwin, Australia. Currently sitting at 1,020 megawatts, the Alta Wind Energy Centre in Tehachapi, California, is the world’s largest wind farm – and it’s set to get even bigger, with a total capacity of 1,550 megawatts slated for future development at the site. Meridian Energy plans to refurbish the Waitaki dam and power station in New Zealand, and has also set its sights on a new hydro power generation project on the Hurunui River. As the Cook Islands moves towards renewable energy, a deluxe beach resort in Rarotonga leads the way by installing the country’s first photovoltaic hybrid system thanks to SMA Australia. In the first of a two-part series, OutBack Power Senior Marketing Manager Mark Cerasuolo looks at the importance of innovation in inverter products and introduces the features of OutBack’s Radian inverter. EcoGeneration asks PIVOTAL Solar Solutions Sales Director Gonzalo Muslera and PIVOTAL Queensland Sales Director Tim Latimer about the course they have charted in Australian solar, and what they expect from the market in 2013. An initiative by forward-thinking Christchurch-based company EnaSolar is helping residents in New Zealand – and now in Australia – to prepare their houses for quick and easy solar power installation. Wed, 13 March 2013 Carnegie Wave Energy has established a 100 per cent-owned subsidiary – CETO Wave Energy UK – in Edinburgh, Scotland, to be its platform for new activities in the United Kingdom. Mon, 11 March 2013 The New Zealand Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand, from 20-22 March 2013, will feature a line-up of more than 60 international and local expert presenters. Mon, 25 February 2013 28 February 2013 is the closing date for submissions on the proposed options to improve the European Union’s emissions trading scheme. All participants in Australia’s new carbon market need to understand these and other changes to the design and operation of the trading scheme, which will have quantitative effects in advance of the linking of the scheme with Australia’s carbon pricing mechanism. Thu, 7 February 2013 A new partnership between Ingenero and Thai-owned power generation company RATCH Australia Corporation hopes to see 50 MW of large-scale solar PV projects developed in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand in coming years. Mon, 4 February 2013 Geodynamics Limited has released a quarterly report highlighting the company’s achievements for the December quarter, while KUTh Energy has announced plans for geothermal development in Vanuatu. Tue, 15 January 2013 MidAmerican Solar has acquired from SunPower the 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects: two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles Counties in the United States. Wed, 9 January 2013 Australian company Algae.Tec has announced plans for expansion following approval in the United States for a $US1.01 per gallon ($0.96 per 3.8 litre) tax credit for producers of agal fuels. ‘Crowdfunding’ involves companies attracting financing from the general public over the Internet, and it is taking off around the world. What potential does crowdfunding hold for clean energy?