Daily Archives: May 21, 2013

Linknode launches £2,900 wind development visualisation app

Scottish technology start-up Linknode has created an augmented 3D reality app that will allow wind farm developers to see an animated vision of their project while standing on the proposed site.

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Carbon Trust launches £2m offshore wind research scheme

The UK’s Carbon Trust has unveiled a research project designed to cut the cost of offshore wind power by increasing the energy yields from Round 3 wind farms.

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Pelamis completes a year of testing at EMEC

ScottishPower Renewables-owned Pelamis has completed the first year of testing of its P2 wave energy converter at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.

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Intelligent Energy, Etisalat collaborate on personal energy device

Power technology company Intelligent Energy has launched a collaboration with telecommunications company Etisalat Nigeria to test personal energy devices for consumers.

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Ecopower seeks permit for $250m Chile wind plant

Chilean renewable energy developer Ecopower has filed for permits to develop a $250m wind farm in the country’s Los Lagos region.

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BrightSource Energy names Steven Goers as senior VP of operations

Solar thermal technology company BrightSource Energy has named Steven Goers as senior vice president (VP) of operations.

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Tidal Lagoon seeks pension fund cash for £650m Swansea Bay project

A geotechnical investigation for a proposed 250MW tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, south Wales, is due to begin with project developer Tidal Lagoon Power telling NewNet it will seek backing from pension funds to raise the £650m needed to build the scheme.

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GE Ventures officially opens in Silicon Valley

GE Ventures has officially opened its doors to energy, software and advanced manufacturing start-ups from its new base in Silicon Valley with a $150m annual spend.

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Eco City Vehicles revenues up 38%

Developer of the London-licensed Mercedes Vito taxi Eco City Vehicles has seen its revenues increase by 38 per cent to £30.5m.

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E.ON joins Kleiner, Wellington in backing Orcan Energy

Orcan Energy, a private equity-backed waste heat recovery technology supplier, has completed its second round of financing, adding E.ON as an investor and partner.

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Alex Salmond stresses importance of renewables in case for Scottish independence

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond is set to unveil a report today highlighting the country’s strength in various sectors, including renewable energy.

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GE Capital to pay $6.5bn dividend to parent

General Electric’s financial services division will pay a $6.5bn dividend to its parent company in a plan to shift capital from the more volatile lending business.

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Atmos submits planning application for UK wind farm

Environmental consultancy Atmos Consulting has submitted a planning application for a 49MW wind farm at Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, on behalf of Falck Renewables Wind and RDC Partners.

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Tesla to repay DOE loan this week

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk said in a Twitter post that the company will repay its government loan this week with its Supercharger announcement pushed back.

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