Wind Power

Xcel Energy recently refunded customers who volunteered to pay extra to support wind energy, which is now among the cheapest sources of electricity. As prices continue to fall, a program launched by Xcel Energy in 2003 that helped subsidize wind power is wrapping up, with money left over that will be sent back to participants....
News

Global rooftop solar mounting solutions provider Esdec announced today that it has acquired PanelClaw, a supplier of solar mounting systems for commercial roofs in the U.S. With the acquisition, Esdec expands its customer base and portfolio of products available to the growing commercial and industrial (C&I) solar market. The PanelClaw acquisition is the European group’s...
Hydropower

Statkraft, a leading company in hydropower internationally, has signed an agreement to acquire Solarcentury. Together the companies are well-positioned for accelerated growth in solar and to become one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, according to a press release. Statkraft will gain access to a 6-GW (gross) pipeline in Europe and South America that,...
O&M

Energy system leaders from Australia, California, Texas, Ireland, Denmark and the UK unite in fight for the planet. Yesterday, Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced the launch of the Global Power System Transformation Consortium (G-PST). Speaking at the BloombergNEF Summit, Zibelman highlighted the need for a major global collaborative effort...
Solar

Most reports had predicted that the clean energy industry, which encompasses Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Clean Vehicles, Grid & Storage and Clean Fuels, would add more 175,000 jobs in 2020, but with the pandemic, the sector is now approaching the end of the year down 477,862 jobs as a stalled recovery plagues the sector. The sector...
Solar

Prime Capital AG, asset manager and financial services provider, has announced that together with ENERPARC AG, it has arranged junior debt financing for a European solar PV portfolio owned by the independent power producer MKM Invest Group. The portfolio consists of solar PV projects in Germany, France, and Spain with a total capacity of 579MW....
Storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry’s most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As we prepare Southern Company to succeed in the transition to a net-zero carbon future, our many energy...
Event Coverage

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa agenda in November. The programme forms part of the upcoming ‘Digital Energy Festival for Africa’ which unites African...