Trade Leads

Afghanistan Solar Hybrid Power for Telecom Towers

AFTEL is seeking a reliable U.S. based partner that has the tools, manpower and experiences to train and sell equipment for renewable energy power systems for their telecom network.  For more information, please contact Ryan Hollowell at the Northern New Jersey Export Assistance Center.

Nigeria Electricity Modernization Project

The USTDA Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a technical assistance to assist the Benin Electricity Distribution Plc ("DISCO") in upgrading and modernizing its electricity distribution network in Nigeria, including describing the required investments and training for the Benin Electricity Distribution Modernization project. The deadline is September 18, 2014. For details, click here.

EU-Funded Fuel Cell Research Projects Opened to U.S. Firms

The European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking announced € 665 million in funding opportunities for research and demonstration projects to accelerate the market introduction of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. U.S. firms are eligible to join consortia of European Industry Grouping members and research organizations that receive EU funding. In order to become a potential partner of a consortium, U.S. companies are encouraged to engage with members of the IG and to contact Isabelle Maelcamp or Ilona Shtrom at the Commercial Service in Brussels. For more information, click here.

China: Fuel Cell Application for Telecommunications

A USTDA grant is funding a feasibility study and pilot project for Jiangsu Communications Services Company, Ltd. to evaluate fuel cell applications within the telecommunications infrastructure in China and achieve a design that is targeted and acceptable to the vast potential of the Chinese market. The fuel cell systems would be used for both backup and baseload or off-grid power, replacing lead acid batteries and diesel fueled combustion generators. The Contractor for the activity is First Element Energy based in Lenexa, Kansas USA.

Canada Bull Creek Wind Project

With approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) secured, the Bull Creek wind project ($240 million estimated cost), is a major opportunity for U.S. exporters. These opportunities can be found in the projects planned: 46 wind turbines, associated access roads, power lines and transformer station, and an operations facility.