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Suzlon – What happened and where to go next?

In the wind power industry, Suzlon Energy is known for its aggression. And, a lot of it can be directly attributed to its Chairman and Managing Director Tulsi Tanti who started the company in the mid-1990s. It is this trait that has taken the Pune-headquartered Suzlon to where it is now — market leadership in India and among the top wind turbine manufacturers globally. Suzlon has aggressively pushed for gro ...

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Hydro Tasmania unveils ambitious steps for Australia’s largest wind project

Hydro Tasmania has unveiled plans for what stands to be Australia’s largest wind energy development, a 200-turbine wind farm on King Island, worth $2 billion. The Tasmanian government-owned renewable energy generator and retailer revealed its plans for the development, which would harness the valuable wind resource known as the Roaring Forties, generating around 2400GWh to power around 250,000 households af ...

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China High Speed Transmission increasing service position for the States

China High Speed Transmission (CHST) is to build a $96m plant in Fort Worth, Texas to carry out repairs and maintenance on gearboxes for its US customers. CHST – China’s largest maker of wind gearboxes, completed a deal to buy land for the facility last month. CHST has seen a strong rise in demand from the US over the past year, with its first-half revenues from the American market more than doubling to 876 ...

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Sinovel reveals orders for South Africa

Chinese Turbine maker Sinovel has received an order to deliver nine Sinovel wind turbines, each with an output of 3MW at Van Stadens wind farm. The 27MW wind project is located in the Nelson Bay Municipality in the country's Eastern Cape Province. Developer Metrowind is expecting the delivery of the wind turbines in May, next year. The wind farm is scheduled to be operational by February, 2014. Sinovel will ...

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Pacific Island economies need to expand inter connections according to the ADB

The smallest Pacific island economies can overcome economic growth challenges related to isolation and low populations by expanding economic links and using technology to build connections, according to the December issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Pacific Economic Monitor (PEM), released today. “Changes in the global economy will place greater pressure on the smallest Pacific island states to fi ...

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New JV formation for transmission projects in Odisha and Bihar

Power Grid Corporation of India have approved formation of JV companies in Odisha and Bihar at a recent meeting with the Board of Directorst. They have accorded approval for (a) formation of a Joint Venture Company With Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd for taking up Intra State Transmission projects in the state of Odisha; and (b) formation of a Joint Venture Company with Bihar State Power (Holding ...

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China trust in ABB for UHVDC transmission link

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth over $100 million, to supply converter transformers and components for the Hami-Zhengzhou ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link. The 800 kilovolt (kV) link will be State Grid Corporation of China’s newest and highest capacity transmission system when commissioned in 2014. The project will leverage the rich coal ...

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RenaSola wins contract from E.ON

ReneSola Ltd, a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic ("PV") modules and wafers, today announced that it has agreed to ship 4.3 megawatts ("MW") of its high-quality solar modules to E.ON Climate & Renewables GmbH ("E.ON Climate & Renewables"), an award-winning unit responsible for industrial-scale renewable activities within E.ON AG ("E.ON"), one of the world's largest investor-owned pow ...

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SunPower Corporation to Supply Toshiba with 20.1 Percent Efficiency Solar Panel for Japanese Market

SunPower Corporation announced that it will supply Toshiba with its new world-record efficiency solar panel beginning in December, extending Toshiba's solar efficiency leadership in the Japanese residential market. SunPower's new E20/250NE solar panel features a 20.1 percent efficiency rating delivering 250 watts per 72-cell module, and will be marketed exclusively by Toshiba in the Japanese homes segment. ...

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JinkoSolar Signs US$1 Billion Strategic Co-operation Agreement with China Development Bank

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd a leading global solar power product manufacturer, announced that JinkoSolar (Switzerland) AG, its Swiss subsidiary, has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the Guangdong Branch of China Development Bank ("CDB"), pursuant to which CDB intends to provide financing cooperation to JinkoSolar (Switzerland) AG of an aggregate amount up to US$ 1 billion over a five-year ...

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