Infigen Energy has received state government approval for its proposed 100MW Nyngan solar farm. The proposed $300 million solar PV project is part of Infigen and Suntech Power’s Solar Flagship bid.
Three people were killed during the installation and testing of Sinovel Wind Group Co. wind turbines in the eastern Chinese province of Hebei.
Mitsubishi Corp. will spend about 40 billion yen on two wind power generation projects in the U.S., a Nikkei newspaper reported. It will manage two power generation plants in Idaho with Ridgeline Energy LLC and others.
Gamesa sold the 32-megawatt Piecki wind farm in northeastern Poland to RWE Innogy GMBH and HSE Regenerativ. Also Iberdrola SA and Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica SA won a 20 million euro contract to build a 13.6 MW wind farm in Kenya.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S won an order for 25 turbines of its V90-2.0 MW model for a project in China. Also Vestas has said it won a 51 MW order in Germany, a 66 MW order in Italy and a 49.3 MW order for V52& V60 - 850kW units in China.
First Solar, the world’s biggest maker of thin-film solar modules, bought closely held RayTracker Inc. to expand in sun-tracking technology. Tracking technology has been too costly for thin-film technology, because they convert less sunlight into electricity than polysilicon-based modules. For this to work for First Solar, they must create higher efficiency panels and reduce the cost and maintenance of tracking systems.
Suzlon Energy Ltd., India’s biggest turbine maker, rose as much as 2.2 percent and traded 1.3 percent higher last week after saying it signed an agreement valued at $191 million with Vedanta Group for a for 150 MW wind project. Also early in the year Suzlon denied a report that Gamesa may buy a majority stake in the company for about $1.9 billion.
Siemens has won its largest onshore wind turbine order to date, sealing a contract with MidAmerican Energy Co. for 258 of its SWT-2.3-101 units with a combined capacity of 593 MW.