The International Renewable Energy Congress
The International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners around the world on recent developments in the fields of renewable energy.  
4th Global Geothermal Energy Summit
ACI’s 4th Geothermal Energy Summit will provide a unique peer-to-peer learning platform with plenty of networking opportunities with key decision makers in the geothermal power industry.
Biomethane for France: WELTEC Receives Order for Biogas Project with Gas Processing
French agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are presently used for energy production.
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Low cost foundations could cut wind energy costs by 10% over next decade

Low cost foundations could cut wind energy costs by 10% over next decade


The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is joining forces with Statoil, Statkraft, EON, DONG Energy and Universal Foundation, in close co-operation with Aalborg University, to undertake...

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Solar farms could create hotspots of biodiversity for decades

Solar farms could create hotspots of biodiversity for decades

Solar farms could be transformed into an oasis of plant and wildlife and help reverse declining numbers of bumblebees following the publication of new industry guidelines to support biodiversity.
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Material and energy recycling of waste

Material and energy recycling of waste

In December 2010 the European Commission issued a new guideline which no longer sees waste as an unnecessary burden but rather as a valuable resource. The waste hierarchy distinguishes five stages: waste...

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Solar Trade Mission Saudi Arabia

Solar Trade Mission Saudi Arabia

The perfect way to discover, evaluate and build partnerships in the Saudi Arabia solar market. Following upon the success of this event in November 2013, Solarplaza will again organize the Solar Trade...

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5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power

5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power

We are thrilled to announce our 2014 series - 5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 22-25 Sept, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea, co-hosted by EnerOne. With Japan and South Korea's march towards clean...

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The 6th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2014

The 6th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2014

As China’s photovoltaic industry has frequently encountered anti-dumping and anti-subsidy in foreign countries, most people focus on the solution that the government adopts to deal with the crisis....

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IPPO ENERGY S.r.l.

IPPO ENERGY S.r.l.

IPPO ENERGY S.r.l. is part of the JO Group, cluster of five Italian companies and two non-profit organisations. IPPO ENERGY is an Energy Service Company (ESCo), which has its core business in the implementation...

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VRG Energy India Ltd.

VRG Energy India Ltd.

Over the decades, harnessing the sun's energy for the purpose of restoring natural resources has come a long way from just heating water to many other applications. Catering to the demanding requirements...

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ML SOLAR LLC

ML SOLAR LLC

ML Solar is a manufacture and wholesale distributor of solar energy products.  Our products include solar panels, solar cells, inverters, controllers, JBOX, tabbing, bus, flux, mounting and many other...

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STAFOR COMBI thermodynamic unit - ion heater hybrid system

STAFOR COMBI thermodynamic unit - ion heater hybrid system

The annual heating price increase encourages owners of private houses and apartments to search for new heating technologies and technical solutions to reduce these rising costs. Often, these solutions...

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Istar Solar Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Istar Solar Polycrystalline Solar Modules

These Off-Grid photovoltaic modules are composed of 36 high efficiency policrystalline solar cells produced with the most innovative technologies of isotropic exturization and antireflecting coating. Istar...

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Windmill V52-850 kW

Windmill V52-850 kW

Our kilowatt turbine, the V52-850 kW, is extremely reliable, and well suited to sites with restricted access or complex terrain. Compact dimensions make the V52 easy to transport and install. We have...

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Lithuanian Wind Power Association

Lithuanian Wind Power Association

The Lithuanian Wind Power Association unites Lithuanian wind energy market participants, i.e. wind energy investors, facility producers and service providers.

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Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

The Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy “FARE” is a coalition of concerned individuals, businesses, communities, associations, policy makers, non-profits, and renewable energy producers.  FARE is...

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European Biomass Industry Association

European Biomass Industry Association

EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, was established in 1996 as an international non profit association in Brussels, Belgium. It groups together market forces, technology providers, and knowledge...

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The UK's largest community-owned wind farm is to go-ahead after initial plans were given approval. The Torrance Farm Community Wind Energy project is set to become the largest community-owned wind farm in the UK, following the granting of planning permission by North Lanarkshire Council today.


Development partners Energy4All and FutureSpectrum, working with the local community, will now help set up the new co-operative that will build, own and operate the wind turbines.

Torrance Farm is situated just north of the M8 motorway at Harthill. This location meets the criteria outlined by North Lanarkshire Council's policy and guidelines as being suitable for renewable energy developments with minimum impact on the environment.

The Torrance Farm Community Wind Co-operative will consist of 3 turbines. The turbines will have a maximum height of 125m creating an installed capacity of 10MW of green energy - enough to power 5600 homes a year.

Energy4All’s chief executive, Marna McMillin, commented: “This is a great result for all those who believe in co-operative solutions to climate change. Collectively, individuals and communities can make a much greater contribution to the renewable energy revolution than they can acting alone.

“The support we’ve received from the local community in Harthill, and from Harthill and Eastfield Community Council in particular, has been fantastic. Our next steps will be to form the co-op, and to put together a detailed prospectus that will describe the project to potential members. Once a share issue is underway, individuals will be invited to invest between £250 and £20,000.

“This is also a great day for co-operation. A co-operatively-owned wind farm is a much stronger use of community skills and capabilities than, say, a commercial one that simply pays some money into a community fund.”

Source: ClickGreen

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