Tough debut as GE Renewable Energy joins big league

The newly-formed GE Renewable Energy division made its debut as a standalone business in a tough set of quarterly results for the US industrial giant, which is undergoing big changes amid what its CEO called “a slow-growth environment”.

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 taps QinetiQ in bid to end wind radar deadlock

Aerospace and defence contractor QinetiQ has been tapped by the French government to carry out radar impact assessment work on new wind farm applications, as part of an attempt to “break the deadlock” with national meteorological service Météo-France, whose objections to project siting have frequently resulted in planning refusal.

Vestas seeks margins and German satisfaction with Availon deal

Vestas wants to capitalise on the very healthy profit margins available in the growing global O&M business and regain customer satisfaction in the key German service market following its €88m ($95.9m) purchase of European independent service provider Availon, which was announced yesterday.

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.

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.

Global PV installations soared 34% in 2015, GTM says

Led by China and the US, the world added 59GW of PV generation capacity in 2015, a 34% year on year surge, according to new figures from GTM Research.