Around 25% of US electricity in April was green

Wind and solar accounted for nearly 13.9% of the US electrical generation in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report

New interconnector allows German wind and Norwegian hydro to be traded

The high-voltage direct current subsea connection has a capacity of 1.4GW – this corresponds to the output of almost one and a half conventional power plants

Underwater robots to check hydro turbines

Remotely operated vehicles will be able to inspect hard-to-reach turbines, reducing costs and downtime

EU bank approves €100m financing for Italy’s Dolomiti Energia

It will support the energy company’s projects that include upgrading electricity distribution networks, installing smart and second-generation meters and improving the performance of existing hydropower plants

Statkraft to develop 102MW wind farms in Chile

The Torsa wind project consists of three wind farms with 19 turbines, which will generate enough electricity to power around 100,000 households

Floating solar project in Albania granted €9.1m loan

State-owned utility KESH will build the 12.9MW solar farm on the Vau i Dejës hydropower plant reservoir

GE wins order to upgrade power grid infrastructure in Nepal

In 2016, the Government of Nepal set out plans to install an additional 10,000MW of generation capacity over 10 years and export the excess electricity to neighbouring countries

New 695MW hydropower plant in Canada starts generating electricity

When completed, the Keeyask Generating Station will produce enough electricity to power around 400,000 homes

SSEN procures 348MW of flexible energy service contracts

That’s equivalent to the electricity needed to power around 91,000 homes

New programme to help retain New York’s renewable energy resources

Proposals are being sought from existing privately-owned hydropower and onshore wind generators that entered commercial operation before 1st January 2015