Month: April 2021


Fire safety standards in wind industry would reduce fire events, wind farm losses and insurance premiums New report reveals 800% increase in cost of a fire event in last 10 years with losses up to $8 million Scottsdale, 28 APRIL– Leading fire suppression system manufacturer, Firetrace International, advises in a new report that the wind… Read more »

China continues to hold supremacy in top 50 APAC companies by market cap in Q1 2021, finds GlobalData

China has dominated the list of top 50 Asia-Pacific (APAC) companies in terms of the market capitalization during the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, reveals GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The aggregate market capitalization of the 50 APAC companies stood at US$8,608.4bn at the end of Q1 2021, up by 3.8% over the… Read more »

WINAICO increases plant size for system protection in Europe to 15 kW

Applies to all module types as of 1 May 2021 Creglingen, 29.04.2021 – For more than 10 years now, WINAICO Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of the Taiwanese solar module manufacturer Win Win Precision Technology Co, Ltd, has been offering insurance cover that is highly appreciated by its customers. The insurance package optimally protects the entire… Read more »

Fraunhofer Institute confirms life cycle assessment

Fronius GEN24 Plus is among the world’s most sustainable inverters Fronius has spent one year analysing the life cycle of the GEN24 Plus inverter together with an external sustainability expert. Top marks were awarded to all phases of the product life cycle, from procurement and production through to usage and even disposal once the inverter’s… Read more »

SENSEWind system proves its worth

Wind energy technology innovator SENSEWind has successfully completed a demonstration of their SENSE Up-Tower system. The Self Erecting Nacelle and Service System radically transforms how next-generation turbines are installed and serviced making wind energy projects cheaper, quicker and safer. A video of the demonstrator site tests is available on the SENSEWind website ( The predicted… Read more »

IBC SOLAR and Enphase Energy enter into distribution partnership for microinverters and storage systems

System provider expands its inverter portfolio with additional technology Bad Staffelstein / Germany, 29 April 2021 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, is adding microinverters and storage systems from Enphase Energy Inc. to its product range with immediate effect. Enphase is a global energy management technology company… Read more »

LONGi releases Q1 2021 and full year 2020 results

LONGi, the world leading solar technology company, has released its 2020 annual report to shareholders worldwide, showing continued revenue growth and significant increase in global shipments. During 2020, the company continued with its customer value oriented approach, providing reliable and efficient products and services to the market. According to the annual report, LONGi achieved 2020… Read more »

Ramboll to support the VindØ consortium in developing innovative solutions in the planning of the world’s first artificial energy island

The planned energy island in the North Sea is a monumental project that not only plays a leading role in fulfilling Denmark’s target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030, but also contributes to increasing renewable energy across Europe. Ramboll is supporting this visionary plan through detailed studies of the possible activities on… Read more »

Extend your possibilities with Sanicro® 825

Sandvik’s first nickel-iron-chromium alloy in bar and hollow bar SANDVIKEN, April 27, 2021 – Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has launched Sanicro® 825, Sandvik’s first-ever nickel-iron-chromium alloy in bar and hollow bar, for improved performance in corrosive, high-temperature environments. Sanicro® 825 (UNS NO8825) extends… Read more »

Centrica re-appoints WBD to UK legal panel

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been re-appointed to the UK legal panel for international energy services and solutions company Centrica. WBD has a longstanding relationship with Centrica. In this latest UK panel review, WBD has been appointed to advise on Commercial, Property & Litigation matters for a period of two years. The WBD team… Read more »

EconPol Europe Policy Report: New Financial Instrument Could Improve Retirement Income for 90,000 German Households

Brussels, 27 April 2021:  Fully 90,000 households in Germany could benefit from a reverse mortgage to boost their retirement income. This is the finding of a study conducted by the EconPol research network. Demographic change is forcing many European citizens to consider a funded pension. With a reverse mortgage, real estate assets can be used to… Read more »

Teekay enhances engine optimization and emissions monitoring with ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT for fleet

One of the world’s biggest marine energy transportation companies is deploying ABB Turbocharging’s engine diagnostics software to deliver deeper insights at fleet level. Teekay will roll out Tekomar XPERT for fleet, including the software’s new CO2 emissions indicator, across 54 Suezmax and Aframax tankers. The company, which has used Tekomar XPERT to monitor its vessels… Read more »

Singapore International Energy Week 2021 Brings Global Leaders Together to Advance the Energy Transition

Singapore, 28 April 2021 – The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore announced “Advancing the Energy Transition” as the theme for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2021.   Given the global momentum to tackle climate change, the energy transition is an urgent priority for many countries including Singapore. While green growth and low carbon energy… Read more »

Save up to 67 percent on operating costs in commercial buildings

my-PV uses photovoltaic power for thermal building component activation Neuzeug, Austria. Solar company my-PV has developed a solar-power system using thermal concrete-core activation in commercial buildings: An electric underfloor heating system releases excess solar energy as heat to the building foundation. Thanks to this storage concept, my-PV utilizes saving operating costs. Since photovoltaic systems do… Read more »

Sennen to deliver more accurate predictions of weather windows to London Array

Sennen has announced its latest update to its real time weather and weather forecasts module that will enable Sennen to display even more accurate weather predictions, such as the chance of lightning and fog, for London Array. With the next generation of wind farms being built further and further offshore, route planning and forecasts for… Read more »

North America electricity procurement contracts activity down 24% in Q1 2021

There were 59 electricity procurement contracts announced in the North America region in Q1 2021, marking a drop of 24% over the last four-quarter average of 78, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database. Power Plant stood at first place when compared with other power tender categories in the North America region in Q1 2021… Read more »

Offshore wind a big driver of generation installed under CfD scheme

Research from Cornwall Insight shows that the role of Contracts for Difference (CfD)generators in the electricity market continues to expand, and Allocation Round 4 (AR4) to be held later in 2021 will only expand this role further. Key findings 5.2GW of installed capacity supported by the CfD scheme by the end of 2020, providing GB… Read more »

The Center for High Efficiency Solar Cells – Fraunhofer ISE Inaugurates New Lab Building

Fraunhofer ISE has been developing photovoltaic technologies, since it was founded forty years ago. Over this period, the institute’s research has contributed significantly to the establishment of solar electricity today as the most cost-effective form of energy supply worldwide. In order to maintain and strengthen its global leadership position in solar energy research, Fraunhofer ISE… Read more »

New Fronius charging solution for electric cars

The Austrian expert in energy solutions is launching the Fronius Wattpilot in May 2021. The Wattpilot is aimed at all electric car drivers, regardless of whether they have their own photovoltaic system or not. It is particularly easy to install and is one of the few products on the market which can switch between single-phase… Read more »


Munich/Pforzheim, April 27, 2021 – Due to the pandemic, The smarter E Europe and its four concurrent energy exhibitions Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power Europe will no longer take place from July 21–23, 2021. Instead, The smarter E Europe Restart 2021 will be staged at Messe München from October 6–8. The smarter… Read more »

Twenty-eight UK Businesses Prepare to Get Fit for Offshore Renewables

Twenty-eight UK businesses are ready to reap the rewards from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s industry-leading Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) business improvement and supply chain growth programme. The latest regional F4OR programmes, covering North East Scotland and North East England, received over 80 expressions of interest, with 28 winning companies selected (16 in… Read more »

RP Global and Tartessos power development partner up to develop a 300 MWp solar project in Spain

Spanish project developer Tartessos concludes a service agreement with RP Global as the two renewable energy companies set out to develop a 300 MWp PV project together in the Castilla-León region in Spain. “RP Global is a recognised international player with over 35 years of experience in the market and a well-established team of development… Read more »

RWE’s US onshore wind farm Panther Creek III undergoes repower

133 turbines on site will see increased efficiency Used blades to be sustainably recycled Project, located in Sterling County, Texas, began production in third quarter of 2009 Repower expected to be complete by third quarter of 2021 RWE Renewables has partnered with GE Renewable Energy to repower its Panther Creek III onshore wind farm in… Read more »

Meyer Burger sets new industry standards and unveils its high-performance solar modules at digital product premiere

Industry-leading solar modules based on patented Swiss technology produced in Germany with additional energy yield of up to 20 percent compared to standard products Three different product variants available: white, black and glass-glass in standard size for roof systems and weight less than 20 kilograms Rethinking solar energy according to the guiding principle “The best…. Read more »

Energy Networks Association publishes Scottish Manifesto

Ahead of Scottish election ENA sets out the networks’ priorities for supporting the new Scottish Government in combating the climate crisis Energy Networks Association (ENA) has today announced their five priorities to deliver in conjunction with the successful Scottish Government following the election. Align the RIIO framework with Scotland’s energy plans. Refine the planning system… Read more »

Natural Power advises on Finland’s largest onshore wind farm

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence services and energy yield assessment to Neoen for the financing of its 404MW Mutkalampi wind farm in western Finland. Neoen has now reached financial close for the project, which will be the largest onshore wind farm in Finland, accounting for some… Read more »

Germans and Scots cooperate for the 17th WINDFORCE Conference 2021

Bremerhaven, 23 April 2020 – The wind energy innovation cluster WAB e.V. and its Scottish counterpart DeepWind North of Scotland Cluster are deepening their cooperation with the 17th WINDFORCE Conference on 5 and 6 October in Bremerhaven, Germany: Scotland is this year’s partner country of the international offshore wind industry conference. International experts will talk… Read more »

Tandem Photovoltaics Enables New Heights in Solar Cell Efficiencies – 35.9 % for III-V//Silicon Solar Cell

Fraunhofer ISE has been conducting cutting-edge research in photovoltaics for forty years. Continually the institute has brought forth record cell efficiencies in different material classes and made important contributions in reducing the costs of solar electricity, which is the cheapest form of energy generation today. Photovoltaics, along with wind energy, is the central pillar of… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders highly powered versatile trenching vehicle “Swordfish”

Jan De Nul orders 1,600 hp powered versatile trenching vehicle equipped with jetting swords and hybrid mechanical chain cutter. The trenching vehicle will be named Swordfish, joining Jan De Nul’s fleet of successful trenching vehicles including Sunfish, Moonfish and Starfish. This new investment further strengthens Jan De Nul’s cable-lay expertise in support of the global… Read more »

Top tips for successful Lidar deployment

Lidar wind measurement campaigns can offer a number of key benefits over a traditional met mast approach to wind resource assessment in the development of wind farms. As always, to get the best data solution it’s important to take a few simple steps. Here are our top tips. In many respects Lidar can represent an… Read more »

Preventing efficiency loss with enhanced leading edge protection

The relentless focus on maximizing efficiency in renewable energy is a key driver in the development of both onshore and offshore wind energy equipment. From increasing blade sizes to minimizing friction in the gearbox, every aspect of wind generation has been optimized to provide maximum efficiency when the turbine is built. Attention is now shifting… Read more »

Top of the class software for inspections

In this changing world of the pandemic, PES was pleased to catch up, albeit remotely, with Geoffrey Vancassel, CEO and founder of Sterblue. This seemed very apt for a company that doesn’t need a physical presence to serve its clients. Their state-of-the-art software can save their clients huge amounts of money and be used independently…. Read more »

Next level wave intelligence for floating wind farms (FOWF)

It could meet Europe’s electricity demand seven times over, and the United States’ electricity demand four times over. In the last decade, offshore wind power has developed from an expensive rookie to a competitive source of energy. As the world’s interest in offshore wind grows, there is a rapidly growing need for cost-effective solutions. But… Read more »

Sustainable ports in the green future

Ports are the arrival, transit and exit point for a large part of the world’s trade and can as such be portrayed as economic growth engines. Port activities come with a cost to the environment and the surrounding cities, where our race towards zero carbon emission also affects the way in which ports will be… Read more »