News Headlines – 11.02.2012

Vestas Loses Wind Turbine Market Lead For First Time Since 2000

Vestas Wind Systems A/S lost its leadership of the global wind turbine market to General Electric Co. in 2012 after 12 years with the biggest share, Navigant Consulting Inc.’s BTM Consult unit said.

Global Installed Solar Photovoltaic Capacity Reaches 100 GW Milestone

The world’s cumulative solar photovoltaic electricity capacity surpassed 100 GW last year, reaching just over 101 GW, according to new market figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).

Solar power and the art of photovoltaic inverter design

Photovoltaic inverter design is now seen as the crucial element in solar power development, writes James Turner, and he discusses some of the challenges that can shape PV inverter design.

EON Plans Hundreds Of Megawatts Of Wind Farms In Norway and Sweden

The residential and business energy-supply company EON intends to construct hundreds of megawatts of wind power generation capacity in Norway and Sweden, where development costs are lower than that of other European countries.

Solar power sees cheaper prices

Solar power has the potential to be a cheap and efficient source of energy – thanks in part to the work of Jason Stauth. Dr.

French Solar Power Generation Advances By 67% In 2012

According to the 2012 French Electricity Report, 4 terrawatt hours (Twh) of solar energy came from photovoltaic systems, making up for 0.79% of France’s energy demand last year.

Volcano power: Alaska plans another geothermal lease sale

The geothermal lease sale is scheduled for May 8, coinciding with an offering of new oil and gas drilling rights around Cook Inlet, where Alaska’s oil boom began, and the Alaska Peninsula, which has been little explored.

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