South Sudan needs investment from the energy industry in the form of money and technology if the country is to rebuild and stabilize itself. That was the point that Nj Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamberand CEO of the Centurion Law Group, made in a keynote at the...
Wartsila renewables power plant contracts have been signed for projects to move the Caribbean and for Southeast Asia toward a 100 percent renewables future. The technology group Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply a 33 MW flexible power plant on a fast-track basis to the Barbados Light &...
BRIC bank loans of $300 million will target Russian renewable energy projects in the Far East. The loans will finance projects in wind, solar, and small hydropower energy generation technologies. Russia is increasingly targeting its Far Eastern regions as it intensifies its strategic policy goals in Asia. Owned...
ENI inaugerated its Tatouine asset in southern Tunisia which will include construction of a PV (photovoltaic) plant with an installed capacity of 10 MW. The project, which was awarded to the ETAP-ENI consortium following a public tender issued by the Tunisian authorities in accordance with the country’s licensing regulations, will...
The government of Serbia will guarantee a EUR 307 million in loan to invest in new renewable energy power plants and overhaul coal-fired power plants. A Serbian government representative said that guarantees are necessary to continue the implementation of major infrastructure projects. About BAM 300 million (around EUR 153.5 million) is...
Spanish wind power solutions provider Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is building what it claims is the world's largest wind blade testing rig. The Siemens wind blade testing rig is to be located at its facilities in northern Denmark. The new facility will be capable of performing full-scale tests...
International energy consultancy Xodus Group has expanded its renewables capabilities with the addition of a dedicated advisory team. The advisory team will support lenders, developers and the wider supply chain to identify and capitalise on renewable energy opportunities and mitigate against risk. Scott Hamilton has been appointed to lead the team,...
By Pat Davis Szymczak Ukraine has enacted a new law that trades future-energy tariffs for auctions to set a fair market price for green electricity. A new law just signed requires solar plants that generate over 1 MW to participate next year in energy auctions. The same will apply to...
Asia-Pacific (APAC) will continue to lead the global solar photovoltaic (PV) market over the next seven years due to abundant availability of solar energy in the tropical countries and government support in countries such as China, India, Japan and Australia, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s...
Indonesia ranks second to the United States in geothermal power generation. But if trends continue, it could surpass the U.S. by 2022, according to a report by Fitch Solutions. The report notes that Indonesia’s location along a convergent tectonic plate boundary has made it ideally suited for geothermal power production....