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Energy news, May 2012

The solar powered aircraft Solar Impulse is to attempt its longest flight, from Switzerland to Africa.

The South African Department of Energy has selected one of the most prominent wind energy contractors to build five new wind farm projects in the country.

The German Nordex Group has announced an 8.3 percent increase in sales in the first quarter of 2012 (€198.3 million compared with €183.1 m last year), but

A top U.S. government agency, the Department of the Interior (DOI), has announced that it intends to proceed with a review of plans by Atlantic Grid Holdin

Representatives of the Serbian Government and Securum Equity Partners Europe have signed a memorandum regarding construction of what is claimed to be the l

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

A partnership between Chinese company Yingli Green Energy, EDF Consultoria and the State of Rio de Janeiro is bringing solar power to Brazil’s most presti

Bayer MaterialScience plans to establish a global wind energy competence and development centre at its site in Otterup, Denmark, to coordinate the developm

It will reportedly be the only independent wind turbine testing site in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

38 of GE's 2.5 MW wind turbines will be used for projects in northern Poland, and the company will also build a service centre to provide long-term local s

The company blames the U.S. market and regulatory conditions for postponing installation of the offshore prototype near Cape Charles, Va. - which the Virgi

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power says that although its 2011 financial results are in line with expectations for the year, they are disappoint

First Wind has started construction of its first wind project in Washington state - the 105 MW Palouse Wind farm in northern Whitman County.

ACCIONA Windpower is installing two of its AW-3000/116, 3 MW wind turbines at Pioneer Grove in Cedar County, Iowa, USA, marking the first installation of t

Contracts signed for wind turbines in the second half of 2011 for delivery in 2013 fell 4% to €0.91 million/MW from 6 months earlier, with overcapacity and

RenewableUK says the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England's (CPRE) concern about over-development of onshore wind turbines is “misplaced”, as the a

Vestas' loss almost doubled in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012 to €162 million, compared with a loss of €85m in the same period last year, as the company co

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of April.

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