New York signs off on $5bn Clean Energy Fund

New York signed off on a $5bn Clean Energy Fund to be deployed over the coming decade, as the state looks to become a global hub for renewable energy innovation and deployment.

Apex clinches 66MW off-take deal with US Army

Apex Clean Energy, the Virginia-based developer, has finalised a deal that will see it selling 65.8MW of Texas wind and solar power to the US Army over nearly three decades for consumption at Fort Hood, the US military’s most populous installation in the world.

Insurer Gothaer takes €60m Nordergründe offshore wind stake

Gothaer Leben Renewables – a unit of German insurance group Gothaer – has entered the equity base of the 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind project as a co-investor, developer Wpd said.

EGP on pole as Enel strikes $1bn China finance pact

Italian utility Enel said its Enel Green Power (EGP) renewables unit will be the biggest beneficiary of a $1bn finance and co-operation pact with China.

France passes 10GW wind milestone as Vestas leads 2015 installations

Vestas led turbine installations in France last year as 1.07GW of new wind power was added across the country, pushing its accumulated wind capacity to 10.3GW, industry federation France Energie Eolienne said.

China’s Envision to establish wind blade centre in US

Envision Energy, the Chinese wind group, will establish a blade innovation centre in Boulder, Colorado, to be led by Kevin Standish – formerly chief engineer of blades at Siemens Wind in the US.

JinkoSolar signs 1GW module supply deal with US IPP sPower

US solar power-producer sPower said it has signed a 1GW module supply deal with China’s JinkoSolar to help fulfil its 2016 expansion plans.