EBRD funds 104MW Polish wind farms
The money will be loaned to renewable-energy developer Polish Energy Partners (PEP) for the construction of wind projects with a combined capacity of 103.5MW.
Highlands wind farm expansion complete
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced last week the completion of the Colorado Highlands Wind project expansion.The wind farm added 14 1.7-megawatt GE turbines this year to the existing 42 1.6-mW turbines that came online in December 2012. The expansion has increased the facility's current capacity from 67
WTO: US solar duties broke trade rules
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that US import duties applied to Chinese solar products in 2012 broke global trade rules.A WTO panel yesterday upheld a complaint from China that the US had violated trade rules when it imposed punitive anti-subsidy duties on solar equipment in 2012.The US imposed heavy duties after an investigation concluded that state support offered to Chinese
US should follow Australia’s lead in slashing PV soft costs - RMI
The US is lagging behind the likes of Australia and Germany in pushing down the labour costs associated with residential PV installation, a Rocky Mountain Institute study has revealed.Following a fact-finding tour to Australia, RMI and Georgia Tech Research Institute researchers found the ‘soft’ costs of residential PV installations were US$2.19 per watt cheaper than in the US.
Storage market to hit US$50 billion by 2020, study predicts
A boom in the use of electric vehicles will help push the energy storage market to US$50 billion by 2020, a study by Lux Research has concluded.Demand for storage technologies in transportation applications will grow faster than for consumer electronics, becoming a US$21 billion market by 2020, while solar integration will represent the largest slice of the 'stationary' storage market.