Month: June 2021

RWE successful in Polish renewables auctions

Company receives Contract for Difference for 48-megawatt onshore wind farm Znin Solar projects with a total capacity of 29 megawatts awarded Commissioning of RWE’s new renewables assets expected in 2022 and 2023 RWE is growing its renewables portfolio in Poland: The company secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the Polish Energy Regulatory Office for… Read more »


As a part of strategic growth, Waterworks Offshore Concepts GmbH is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Stefan Eberhardt in the key position of Ship & Finance Broker. Stefan has vast experience in the maritime industry with a fundamental knowledge in shipbroking and ship-finance. In 2016, Stefan completed the extra-occupational “Ship Finance Manager” program… Read more »

Fugro’s SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy Geo-data to support Vietnam’s renewable energy transition

Fugro and PTSC G&S, a lead provider of diversified technical services for energy and other industries in Vietnam and South-East Asia, have signed a contract with Enterprize Energy Group to supply, install and operate a SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy at Vietnam’s Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm site. From July 2021, the device will record continuous… Read more »

First Fronius Solhub Being Implemented

(Wels, 06/29/2021) Austrian energy solutions expert Fronius is installing the first H2 customer system in Austria. The Fronius Solhub is a system solution for the local production, storage, and use of green hydrogen. The customer is the SAN Group, which in the future will produce up to 100 kg of green hydrogen per day at its… Read more »


Nova Innovation and SABELLA are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two leading tidal energy technology companies.  The collaboration will accelerate development of tidal energy sites for both Scottish and French companies, combining expertise to drive rapid scale up of installed capacity in the tidal energy sector in both the UK… Read more »


Geothermal industry no longer constrained by cost of seismic acquisition – partnership allows for new seismic opportunities in under-served industry Innovative node can be carried in a backpack and deployed almost anywhere without affecting the environment London, 28 June 2021 – Pioneering seismic technology provider STRYDE today announces its nodes were used by realtimeseismic, a… Read more »

Alfa Laval and Wallenius agree on a joint venture to develop modern wind propulsion

With an aim to radically reduce the marine industry’s carbon footprint and overall emissions, Alfa Laval and Wallenius have announced their intent to form a new 50/50 joint venture. AlfaWall Oceanbird will focus on the development and realization of technology for fully wind-powered vessel propulsion. Sailing away from fossil fuels Alfa Laval and Wallenius are… Read more »

Nordex Group now offers the N155/4.X turbine with a concrete tower option for the US market too

Hamburg, 29 June 2021. The Nordex Group is extending its range of Delta4000 turbines for the North American market to include a variant of the N155/4.X turbine on concrete towers for specific sites. John McComas, CEO Nordex USA: “Nordex is committed to working along with our clients collaboratively in order to find unique product solutions… Read more »

Record Efficiency of 68.9% for GaAs Thin Film Photovoltaic Cell Under Laser Light

In addition to the classical applications for solar cells on roofs and open spaces, photovoltaic devices can also be used with laser light for efficient power transmission. At the 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE recently presented how they were able to achieve a record conversion… Read more »

New faces on board at Spares in Motion operating in the U.S.

A trustworthy partner for the North American wind aftermarket. USA, July 2021 – Spares in Motion, the leading platform for wind turbines aftermarket, is pleasured to welcome Alex Nisman and Lee Ann Gosch to the U.S. team. Despite operating for more than five years in North America, the company is investing in a personalized customer… Read more »

DNV’s GreenPowerMonitor launches world’s most innovative solution for stabilizing power networks

Power Oscillation damping guards against fluctuations in the power supply New solution uses the power plants centralized control and eliminates the need for additional equipment, saving costsBARCELONA, Spain, 28 June, 2021. GreenPowerMonitor, DNV’s integrated solution provider for the management and maintenance of renewable power installations, today launches the world’s most advanced solution to guard against… Read more »


Lausanne, 28 June 2021: Akselos SA has been commissioned by Shell and RWE to use the world’s most powerful structural simulation software, Integra®,to model the TetraSpar floating foundation demonstrator, which will be installed offshore Norway later this year. Akselos’ software will help accelerate the demonstration of the industrialised offshore foundation. The TetraSpar project aims to… Read more »

Economical, ecological and safe – ultra-lightweight construction with adaptive structural elements

Lightweight construction is one way to save raw materials, as it requires much less material than conventional construction From a global perspective, a large amount of raw materials is consumed for buildings of all kinds. Concrete, in particular, requires large quantities of cement and sand. Construction also accounts for a large share of waste production… Read more »

Ramboll expands its offshore wind team to Poland

Janusz Czajkowski joins the offshore wind team to strengthen Ramboll’s leading global position and facilitate local growth in the Polish offshore wind market. Operating from Ramboll’s new office in Gdynia, Janusz Czajkowski will act as a key local manager on Ramboll’s offshore wind projects. His main task will be to strengthen Ramboll’s leading global position… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum is a partner of the Kems4Bats junior research group of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

More resource-efficient, sustainable production of lithium-ion batteries A better understanding of materials will make lithium-ion batteries safer and more efficient “NanoMatFutur” competition for young researchers, organized by the Ministry of Education and Research Asslar, Germany, June 28, 2021. Kems4Bats is the name of a new junior research group of the German Federal Ministry of Education… Read more »

NLWA creates 52 on-site training placements to help boost employment in north London

North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) job-generating project at Edmonton EcoPark is creating at least 225 on-site training placements for north London residents. 52 placements have already been fulfilled, with many more opportunities available in the coming months and years. The North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) is NLWA’s plan for a new sustainable waste… Read more »

Yotta Launches the Dual-Power Inverter Designed to Enable Deployments of Solar + Storage Technology

Yotta Partners with APsystems to Deliver Advanced Inverter Technology AUSTIN, Texas – June 22, 2021 – Yotta Energy, a cutting-edge energy storage solutions provider, announced today its partnership with APsystems and the official unveiling of its Dual- Power Inverter, Yotta DPITM. This collaboration further streamlines the energy storage installation process and makes solar PV systems… Read more »

RP Global and OOLU Solar partner to launch Westa.Solar, a new commercial & industrial solar venture in West Africa

Westa.Solar has delivered its first 500kWp solar PPA project to Petrichor Industries in Nigeria  RP Global, a leading renewable energy developer and investor, and OOLU, leader in energy access solutions in West Africa, announce the launch of Westa.Solar, a Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Solar Venture in West Africa, and the deployment of its first solar… Read more »


Real-time digital twin pioneer Akselos will join leaders in the global wind sector as a board-level member for international trade association Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in a bid to support the association’s mission to establish wind power as a key answer to society’s energy and climate challenges.  Akselos has also pledged support to the… Read more »

Jan De Nul completes installation of all wind turbines at TPC Offshore Wind Farm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration

Jan De Nul Group completes the installation of 21 5.2 MW wind turbines for the 109.2 MW Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration. Jan De Nul and Hitachi proceed with the termination and commissioning of the complete offshore wind farm, after which the 5-year maintenance period starts. The wind turbines are… Read more »

emerce Opens Marketplace for Solar Professionals in Ireland

Global Online Shop Provides Installers with Components for Solar and Smart Energy Systems The German e-commerce specialist emerce expands its international presence to Ireland. Offering a broad portfolio of solar components for residential and small commercial PV plants and EV chargers, the B2B online marketplace is well-positioned to support Ireland in its energy transition. Founded… Read more »

Floating substations and their platforms are an enabling solution for the next phase of the booming offshore wind power market

Zurich, 23 June, 2021– Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with BW Ideol, a global leader and internationally recognized pioneer in floating offshore wind. The agreement relates to the global acceleration of delivering a market-ready floating substation offering and solution. Floating offshore wind is the next big frontier in offshore wind power. Installed capacity of floating offshore wind installations is forecast to… Read more »

New sizing of wind turbine generators (WTGs) requires a new perspective of wind towers

The wind market is continuously evolving to bigger and more powerful WTGs, both onshore and offshore, each one has its limitations, but they need to include new solutions and continue to reduce the associated LCoE. Until now, the onshore market has represented approximately 70% of the total MW installed (GWEC), but offshore is growing. Onshore… Read more »

Offshore wind targets: what might stop us hitting them?

If everything goes smoothly, then the UK’s offshore wind industry should be well on track to hit the Government’s target of 40 Gigawatts (GW) of generation capacity by 2030, but this is not an industry that’s accustomed to everything going smoothly. Chris Towner, Partner and renewable energy specialist at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, looks… Read more »

Prevention better than cure during icing season

As our winters get colder and turbines get bigger, icing presents a host of potential pitfalls for wind farmers. Wicetec looks to overcome these challenges with its Ice Prevention System, helping to avoid a repeat of the Texas big freeze power outage earlier this year. PES caught up with Petteri Antikainen, the company’s Co-Founder and… Read more »

Offshore wind: where next?

The pace of the clean energy revolution is speeding up in an international effort to curb global warming and offshore wind power is set to play a pivotal role in achieving the CO2 reduction targets of many of the world’s coastal countries. It is widely perceived that offshore wind is set to grow by around… Read more »

Using lidar to solve the challenges of offshore wind farms

As global interest in wind energy continues to grow, an increasing number of projects are looking out to sea, where the vast ocean expanse allows offshore wind farms to cover more area, erect larger turbines and generate more energy. Offshore wind is expected to constitute 20% of total wind energy installations by 2025. While Europe… Read more »

48.9GW of new renewables projects currently in the scoping stages

Renewables projects labelled as “scoping” currently represents 50% or 48.9GW of the total viable pipeline capacity*, according to the latest analysis from Cornwall Insight. Of this 48.9GW “scoping” total, 38.6GW is from offshore wind, 5.0GW from battery projects, 3.0GW from onshore wind and 1.5GW from solar PV. This includes some of the successful projects in… Read more »

Fichtner and SeaRenergy as the Platform Support Team for TenneT

Following an EU tender against international competition, a consortium consisting of Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG and SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH & Cie. KG has been awarded a contract by TenneT covering design reviews for checking, commenting on and approving designs and documents within the scope of the project BorWin5 to deliver and construct the… Read more »


Leading tier one global solar inverter supplier, FIMER, has announced the launch of two new platforms for the utility-scale sector – a high-power multi-MPPT string inverter and a modular conversion solution – which are designed to cater for both decentralized and centralized applications covering 100 percent of utility applications. With the most recent Renewable Energy… Read more »

Yinson and Verano collaborate to progress 800MW pipeline of solar projects in Latin America

Verano Capital, a renewable energy project developer headquartered in Chile, and Yinson Renewables Pte Ltd, a global Independent Power Producer (IPP) which is part of the Yinson Holdings Berhad group, have agreed to collaborate on renewable energy projects in Chile, Colombia and Peru. The collaboration initially targets to progress a pipeline of over 800MW of… Read more »

Makita order marks Japanese debut for ABB’s A255-L turbocharger

Japanese engine builder Makita has selected ABB’s latest low-speed turbochargers for an engine being built for a chemical tanker, marking the first time that a Japanese-built engine will feature the compact, powerful A255-L turbochargers. The turbochargers will be applied on a 6S40ME-B9.5 engine built by Makita which manufactures MAN engines under the license. The A255-L… Read more »

Extreme E celebrates World Rainforest Day with updates on its Amazon legacy programmes

22 June 2021, London: Eco-conscious electric racing series, Extreme E, is marking World Rainforest Day today with exciting updates on its Amazon legacy programme. Despite not being able to race in Brazil this year due to Covid restrictions, the sport for purpose championship has pledged to continue its vital legacy work with its team that includes… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid closes Series B round to drive its transition from tech start-up to major enterprise

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind rotor blade inspections, announced today that it has completed a series B round. The company achieved significant growth in 2020, with the addition of six new countries to its portfolio. It carried out its largest ever inspection campaign covering 1,500 wind turbines for Vestas NCE…. Read more »

EconPol Europe: Economic Upswing Cycles are a Strong Driver of Carbon Emissions

Upswing phases are strongly linked to a rise in CO2 emissions. The effect is strongest in countries that depend on energy-intensive sectors. This is a key finding of the latest EconPol working paper. “We should adjust European environmental policy over the economic cycle:  A good idea is to apply higher carbon taxes in ‘good times.’… Read more »