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Energy news, July 2010

Zephyr solar aircraft achieves longest unmanned flight

The Zephyr solar powered high-altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned air system (UAS) has set a new world record for the longest unmanned flight. In July,

Wind turbine manufacturer REpower says its result for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2010/2011 fell 29% to €204 million.

QinetiQ’s Zephyr solar powered high-altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned air system (UAS) on Friday 23 July after 14 days and 24 minutes in the air.

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Siemens energy, together with Prysmian, is to connect Nordsee-Ost offshore wind farm to the mainland power grid for the transmission system operator Transp

Gamesa will build three wind farms totalling 140.6 MW in the Castile-Leon region of Spain for Spanish wind power developer Esquilvent.

Creative Pultrusions Inc has produced a pultruded structure to support solar panels on the roof of a restaurant in Delaware, USA.

Offshore wind is taking off in Europe with 118 new offshore wind turbines being connected to the grid in the first half of 2010, according to the European

GL Renewables Certification (GL) has updated its guidelines for onshore wind turbines and components.

Siemens Energy will supply 68, 2.3 MW wind turbines to SSE Renewables’ Griffin onshore wind farm in the Scottish Highlands.

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Kyocera Corporation is supplying solar modules for Toyota Solar Panels, which are to be installed on recreational boats from Toyota Motor Corporation.

Siemens is establishing a wind energy joint venture (JV) with the Russian companies Rostechnologii and RusHydro where Siemens will retain the majority stak

The Coalition Government needs to act quickly and decisively to reaffirm Britain’s commitment to the development of offshore wind energy through confirming

Hexcel’s HexPly® unidirectional carbon fibre prepregs have been certified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for use in wind turbine blade applications.

The PlanetSolar composite catamaran will aim to circumnavigate the globe using solar power alone.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has applied to the US Federal Government for a 25-year lease to develop a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Solar Impulse HB-SIA is the first solar plane to have flown during the night.

Hungarian wind power has been hampered by grid connection issues, lead times and costs, but the new Government has ambitious plans to increase renewable en

Many countries are well-suited to solar power, and incentives and low-cost financing mechanisms should be offered to make the energy transition possible, s

A new study from Frost & Sullivan reveals that Sweden has the highest potential market growth in Western Europe, and Poland is (and will continue to be) th

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Hunan ZKenergy Wind Power Industrial Technology Co Ltd of China designs and manufactures affordable, small-scale wind turbines suitable for off-grid locati

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