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11/04 Clipper Windpower and BP Alternative Energy To Develop 5,050 MW Wind Project Clean Edge News Clipper Windpower Plc recently announced that it has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with BP Alternative Energy to develop the Titan wind project, a 5,050 MW South Dakota-sited wind energy project.
11/04 Schneider Electric Announces Acquisition of Xantrex, Deal Valued Over $400 million Clean Edge News Schneider Electric recently announced that it has signed a definitive arrangement agreement with Xantrex Technology Inc. providing for the acquisition by Schneider Electric of Xantrex for $412 million.
11/04 Aptera Scores $24M to Produce Electric Ride Greentechmedia.com Electric-car startup Aptera Motors has raised $24 million to build its first car, a futuristic three-wheeled ride priced at $27,000.
11/04 US Cleantech Investment Climbs 41% in 2nd Quarter of 2008 to Nearly $1Billion, the Highest Quarter on Record Clean Edge News Venture capital investments in US cleantech companies grew by 41% to $961.7 million in Q2 2008, up from $683.5 millionin Q1 2008, according to an Ernst &amp Young report based on data from Dow Jones VentureOne.
11/04 Looming PTC Expiration Threatens Wind Industry Growth Clean Edge News U.S. wind farms now generate more electricity than any other nation in the world and are on track to expand by over 45% this year, but the expiration of the federal production tax credit (PTC) less than five months from now threatens this progress, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said recently in its second quarter market report.
11/04 First Solar to Build 10 MW Thin-Film Solar Power Plant in Nevada Clean Edge News Solar, Inc. recently announced that it will build a 10 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant for Sempra Generation near Boulder City, Nevada.
11/04 CPUC Issues Draft Strategic Plan for Energy Efficiency Clean Edge News The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently issued for comment its Draft Strategic Plan for Energy Efficiency, which continues the state\'s efforts to ensure efficient use of energy resources through 2020 and beyond.
11/04 US and New Zealand Launch Clean Energy Technology Partnership Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy\'s (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner and New Zealand\'s Ambassador to the U.S. Roy Ferguson recently signed terms of reference for the International Partnership for Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN), an initiative to further the development of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies on island nations and territories.
11/04 Fox Islands Wind Project Gets Yes Vote RenewableEnergyWorld.com Members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative from the islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven, Maine, recently voted 382-5 in favor of siting a wind-power project in their community.
11/04 Enhol to Develop 500MW Wind Farm in Chile New Energy Finance Spanish developer of renewable-energy projects Enhol has announced it will build what it claims to be Latin America\'s biggest wind farm, a 500MW power plant near the city of Ovalle in Chile.
11/04 BlueFire Receives Final Permit for 3.2 Million Gallon Cellulosic Plant in California New Energy Finance BlueFire Ethanol Fuels has received a conditional use permit from Los Angeles County to build a 3.2m gallon (12.1m litre) cellulosic ethanol plant.
11/04 Japan Aims to Halve PV Equipment Costs in 3-5 Years New Energy Finance Japan\'s government has said it will increase backing for research into solar power in a move aimed at halving prices for the technology within five years.
11/04 Suniva and Solon Announce Supply Contract Worth More Than $500 Million Clean Edge News Suniva Inc., a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells, has signed a long?
11/04 Smart Grid Technology Company BPL Global Receives $23 Million in Funding Clean Edge News BPL Global, Ltd., a smart grid technology company dedicated to the transformation of energy and information delivery, has received $23 million in funding, consisting of growth capital, bank financing and acquisition financing.
11/04 SGL Snaps up 51% Stake in Rotor Blade Firm Rotec New Energy Finance German carbon and graphite specialist SGL Group has bought control of Abeking & Rasmussen Rotec, a leading turbine rotor blade maker, in an attempt to strengthen its position in the wind sector.
11/04 Edisun Plans $70 Million Swiss IPO New Energy Finance Swiss BIPV specialist Edisun Power hopes to raise up to $69 million in an IPO on the Swiss stock exchange to fund growth in France, Germany and Spain.
11/04 Suzlon Signs Agreement to Take 90% Stake in REPower Systems Clean Edge News Suzlon Energy Limited, a major wind turbine maker, recently signed an agreement with Martifer SGPS SA of Portugal for acquisition of Martifer\'s total stake of approximately 22.48% in REpower Systems AG of Germany for total consideration of 270 million euros.
11/04 Enel Set to Float Renewables Unit in 2009 New Energy Finance Italian power behemoth Enel is likely to list up to 40% of its clean energy unit in 2009 and aims to have over 7GW of installed renewables capacity by 2012.
11/04 US Wind Market Projected to Surpass 150 GW by 2020 Clean Edge News On the back of three years of consistent growth, the US wind market is poised for a record-breaking surge with cumulative installed wind capacity to surpass 150 gigawatts (GW) by 2020, according to a recent market study from Emerging Energy Research.
11/04 Statkraft and Agder Team up For 1.5 GW Norway Wind Plan New Energy Finance Norwegian power company Statkraft has teamed up with local utility Agder Energi to develop 1.5 GW of wind plants between now and 2015, as Norway looks to expand its renewables portfolio beyond hydroelectric.
11/04 Conergy Completes Asia\'s Largest PV Plant in South Korea, Sees Expansion to 24 MW New Energy Finance German photovoltaics and passive system integrator company Conergy Group said it has completed construction of a 19.6MW PV plant in South Korea, calling it Asia\'s largest.
11/04 DOE Announces up to $15.3 Million For Long-Term Hydrogen Vehicle Development Clean Edge News U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of 10 cost-shared hydrogen storage research and development projects, which will receive up to $15.3 million over five years, subject to annual appropriations.
11/04 Trilliant Receives $40 Million Investment For Smart Grid Activities Clean Edge News Trilliant Incorporated, deliverer of intelligent network solutions for the Smart Grid, recently announced that it has closed a $40 million equity investment from an affiliate of MissionPoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures.
11/04 U.S. Wind Industry\'s Installed Capacity Has Doubled Since 2006 Clean Edge News The U.S. wind industry has raced past the 20,000-megawatt installed capacity milestone, achieving in two years what had previously taken more than two decades
11/04 Nordic Region Clean Tech VC Fund Raises 58 Million Euros Clean Edge News Sustainable Technologies Fund, the first Nordic region Cleantech fund, recently raised 58million euros from Swedish and foreign institutions and individuals.
11/04 Hudson Confirms Purchase of Helium as First Step in Creation of \'global Franchise\' New Energy Finance Hudson Clean Energy Partners has clinched the purchase of Spain and Latin America oriented project developer Helium Energy, in a deal that will give it control of a 4GW portfolio.
11/04 PowerGenix Gets $30 Million For Electric Scooter Batteries VentureBeat.com Alt-chemistry battery maker PowerGenix has significantly upped its funding with a $30 million fourth round. The company plans to make batteries for electric vehicles, power tools, electronics and other applications.
11/04 Iberdrola Set to Acquire Energy East, Bringing US Asset Total to $20 Billion Clean Edge News IBERDROLA recently decided to go ahead with the friendly acquisition of Energy East, for which contacts were initiated in the summer of 2006 and which was first announced on June 25 last year.
11/04 Wheb Reels in $102 million for Venture Fund From Private Investors and Families New Energy Finance Wheb Ventures has raised from private investors and family offices more than a third of the $267 million it is aiming to secure for its second clean tech VC fund.
11/04 Solar Power Partners Secures $160 Million in Financing Clean Edge News Solar Power Partners, Inc., a national commercial solar energy services provider, announced it hasclosed close to $100 million of equity and debt financing to date.

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