Monthly Archives: April 2013

Greentech news for the week ending 21 April 2013

This week’s greentech news from around the world…

The British National Trust announced a £3.5m investment to provide clean energy at 43 of it’s historic properties.

European carbon permits declined by 45% to record lows after a plan to address a surplus of allowanceswas rejected.

 

Greentech news for the week ending 14 April 2013

Here’s this weeks greentech round up

First solar shares gained 46% after announcing that 2013 sales would exceed previous estimates.

Solar financing startup Clean Power Finance announced that it had raised $37 million in equity from investors including Google Ventures.

The last turbine in the London array came online making it the world’s largest wind farm.

Thames water in London announced plans to use fatty accumulations from it’s sewer network to power a fat-fuelled power station.

 

Greentech news for the week ending 7 April 2013

Your weekly round up of greentech news…

Fridlington Farms in the UK have installed a 190kWp ground-mounted solar system consisting of 790 solar panels. Owners say that the array will substantialy cut the farm’s carbon footprint and lower costs.

Rapid expansion in the solar energy sector has led to dramatic falls in the price of panels.

BP the company that once promoted it’s self as “Beyond Petrolium” has announced the sale of it’s remaining US wind farms. The embattled energy company said that it would be turning it’s back on the renewables sector in order to focus on oil and gas.

The 84MW New Bong Escape Hydroelectric power plant in Pakistan commenced operation. The project is the countrie’s first hydroelectric Independent Power Project.

Greentech news for the week ending 31 March 2013

Here is this weeks round up of greentech news

Thai authorities are evaluating the use of geothermal power to generate electricity. Geothermal has a relatively low cost of energy production and compares well to coal and gas.

The worlds biggest producer of raw materials for solar panels GCL-Poly energy announced plans to build solar power plans in an attempt to return to profitability.

£25m boost for UK wave and tidal energy

MeyGen and Marine Current Turbines each received £10m from the UK government to advance the commercialisation of their tidal energy devices.

The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation approved $288 to fund two wind power projects in Pakistan.

 

Greentech news for the week ending 24 March 2013

Here’s our round up of greentech news from last week

Suntech one of China’s biggest solar panel manufacturers failed to repay $541 of bonds that became due.

The Westly group announced that it had sucsessfully raised $160m for a fund to invest in cleantech companies.

Samsung showed off it’s solar powered classroom. The converted shipping container has enough solar panels on the roof to power laptops, an interactive whiteboard and wi-fi cameras.