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  • Northland Power acquires DeBu offshore wind project +

    Northland Power has completed the acquisition of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project from Highland Group Holdings Ltd. The Read More
  • New shore power system operational in Montreal +

    The City of Montreal is now able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cruise ships docked at the Alexandra Pier Read More
  • BioAmber to take full control of Sarnia plant +

    BioAmber Inc. has inked an agreement to purchase Mitsui & Co Ltd.'s minority stake in its Sarnia joint venture. The Read More
  • OCGC names new chief executive +

    The board of directors at the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. (OCGC) has appointed Steve Romanyshyn as its new president and Read More
  • Boralex closes financing for France wind farm +

    Boralex Inc. has closed a $67.9 million financing for the 30 MW Chemin de Grès wind farm in France. The Read More
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The residential solar+storage system PowerHouse from PowerStream Inc. Is now going to be deployed by Thunder Bay Hydro after the two companies inked an agreement last week.

Sentinel Solar has taken the wraps off its new energy storage system (ESS). The Concord ON company unveiled the AHI Wave at the Solar Power International Conference in Las Vegas this week.

The energy systems and services group at Sharp Electronics Corp. is now offering financing for commercial and industrial (C&I) solar PV systems combined with its SmartStorage energy storage system.

The City of Montreal is looking to gain some energy efficiency improvements from a new smart streetlighting initiative. The city has awarded a $28-million contract for the project to Energere.

New data from Mercom Capital Group indicate that venture capital (VC) for smart grid and energy storage companies doubled in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the first quarter this year. VC activity in the energy efficiency space, on the other hand, was down by more than half.