Mitsubishi buys solar stakes from EDF’s renewable arm

Technology giant Mitsubishi has bought 50% stakes in two new solar projects in France through its London-based subsidiary, Diamond Generating Europe. The projects, with capacities of 36MW and 20MW, are part of the 60MW Crucey and 56MW Massangis solar farms in France and were bought from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN). Mitsubishi said 80% of […]

UK’s first large scale grid battery powered in Orkney

The UK’s first large-scale battery has been connected to the local electricity distribution network in Orkney. The project is part of a trial that aims to find how the intermittent nature of renewable energy generation can be resolved by using large-scale batteries and the role they can play. Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) connected […]

Mitsubishi backs German offshore wind farms with €765m

Mitsubishi announced it is backing offshore wind projects in Germany, with an investment of €576 million (£481.2m). The Japanese firm is helping Netherlends-based grid operator TenneT connect wind farms to the power grid. TenneT said Mitsubishi will pay €240 million (£200.5m) for a 49% stake in the BorWin1 and BorWin2 grid connection projects and €336 […]

Mitsubishi buys 50% stake in EDF’s solar plant

Japanese technology giant Mitsubishi has agreed to buy a 50% stake in a French solar plant from EDF Energy’s renewable arm. EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) developed and built the 115MW Toul-Rosières plant located in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in eastern France, which it claims is one of the largest PV power plants in the world. […]

Giant battery to store energy on the Orkneys

Japanese technology firm Mitsubishi and Scottish energy supplier SSE are going to test the limits of energy storage with what is effectively a gigantic rechargeable battery in the Orkney Islands. The battery will mostly store extra renewable energy generated by the community wind farms on the islands. The trial is meant to show a stable power […]

UK’s first offshore wind test centre in Scotland

The UK’s first offshore wind turbine testing facility is set to be built in Scotland. The £20 million joint venture between SSE and Scottish Enterprise will include three sites for testing turbines. SSE will work with Siemens and Mitsubishi Power Systems to develop their latest turbine technology on two sites while Scottish Enterprise will operate […]

Mitsubishi to open £100m wind research centre in Scotland

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi is to set up a £100m offshore wind research centre in Scotland. The deal, announced this morning, will create up to 200 jobs at the facility being built in Edinburgh by Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe. The company is also to acquire Edinburgh firm Artemis Intelligent Power, an engineering technology firm whose staff […]

Midlands’ cities put electric car project in gear

Electric car drivers in Coventry and Birmingham are using a network of charging points inthe latest stage of the UK’s largest ultra low carbon vehicles trial. The charging points have been installed by E.ON for a project called Cabled (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators), a trial of 110 vehicles being tested in the next […]

Electric quartet hits the road in London

Transport for London has put four electric vehicles on the road as part of Mayor Boris Johnson’s ambitious plans to make the city the electric vehicle capital of Europe. The four new Mitsubishi cars, part funded by the government’s Low Carbon Procurement Partnership, are the first of 1,000 electric vehicles that Johnson wants to deploy […]