Month: July 2021

Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens companies revive their proven, supply-chain led partnership to bid in the ScotWind leasing round

Partnership behind the UK’s biggest offshore wind supply chain success story in Hull and the Humber seeks to repeat success in Scotland Day-one agreements with world-leading equipment suppliers Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy will support the development of a competitive indigenous supply chain from the outset  30 July 2021, Dublin – Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream”),… Read more »

Chancellor Visits ORE Catapult’s Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine

we welcomed The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, to our 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Offshore Wind Turbine off the coast of Fife. The Chancellor witnessed first-hand the impact of the world’s largest and most advanced open access offshore wind turbine dedicated to research and demonstration in supporting the commercialisation of innovative new technologies, the growth of the… Read more »


World Maritime Week, which will be holding its third edition from 5th to 7th October at Bilbao Exhibition Centre, will offer B2B meetings, in which the main profiles will be national and international shipyards and shipowners. These meetings will be held on Wednesday 6th October in the morning and afternoon and on Thursday 7th October… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik’s new offshore service hub enables turbine service spanning multiple wind farms with different turbine technologies – Response times during the 2020/21 winter season were under three hours

During the winter season 2020/21 (October 2020 to April 2021), Deutsche Windtechnik successfully implemented a new service concept for multi-brand deployments using helicopters for the offshore wind farms alpha ventus and Riffgat. Response times of less than three hours were achieved. At the same time, logistics and personnel costs were reduced by eight percent. The… Read more »

Rotamec expands its 24/7 repair service into the Midlands with Covelec acquisition

Rotamec Engineering Services, expert in motor rewinds, pump and gearbox repairs, and drive solutions has expanded its operations into the Midlands following the acquisition of Covelec. The Leicester based site will continue to offer the same level of technical expertise and engineering know-how, while expanding the services available and reaching new markets. With almost 40… Read more »


Leading tier one global solar inverter supplier, FIMER, has supplied its technology to a 519kW solar system at La Trobe University in Melbourne, helping the organization generate 724MW of solar energy annually and supporting its ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2029. La Trobe University has seven campuses across Victoria and New South Wales,… Read more »

ASM Industries acquired by CS Wind, the world’s leading wind tower manufacturer

ASM Industries, a European manufacturer of wind towers and offshore tower foundation is now part of CSWind, worldwide leader in the manufacturing of steel wind towers. According to the disclosure today, CS Wind is now the majority shareholder of ASM Industries. The purpose of the acquisition, said the company, is to strengthen European offshore wind… Read more »

Meyer Burger plans to expand its product portfolio with innovative solar roof tiles and acquires related intellectual property

Meyer Burger plans to expand its product portfolio with a roof-integrated high-performance solar system that can be installed easily just like traditional roof tiles. To accelerate the market introduction, Meyer Burger is acquiring a technically mature solution from a German engineering service provider that has already been certified according to IEC 61215 and IEC 61730…. Read more »

WindCube Complex Terrain Ready offering empowers wind industry with precise wind measurements for all terrain types

Extensive offering enables wind farm developers, operators and turbine manufacturers to leverage WindCube’s renowned data reliability and accuracy in the most complex environments Leosphere, a Vaisala company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, and servicing turnkey wind lidar instruments for wind energy, today announced the launch of its complete WindCube Complex Terrain Ready offering. The offering includes the… Read more »


Blue Ocean® Static is the first static rope manufactured from 100% recycled polyester for the Safety and Access market, and the latest addition to Marlow Ropes’ eco-conscious Blue Ocean® product line using sustainable materials.  The 11mm rope is made from 100% recycled waste plastic bottles and offers the same industry leading strength and low elongation performance, expected from Marlow’s Safety… Read more »

Power Factors to Be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

Leading Renewable Energy Asset Performance Management Software Provider Enters New Phase of Growth to Drive the Global Transition to Clean Energy SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 28, 2021 – Power Factors LLC, (the “Company”), the global leader in renewable energy asset performance management software, today announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”). Vista’s involvement will continue to… Read more »

Does the number of EV tariffs match the EV burgeoning sales?

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) showed that combined, Battery Electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) accounted for 17.2% of new car sales in June, with BEVs accounting for more than one in 10 registrations. Despite the boom in electric vehicle (EV) sales, Cornwall Insight’s research shows around 17… Read more »

Carbon Trust to support BEIS in development and demonstration of innovative floating offshore wind technologies for the UK

The Carbon Trust has been appointed to provide technical evaluation and independent monitoring support to the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstration Programme, a funding scheme designed to accelerate the development and demonstration of floating offshore wind innovative technologies and products. The programme will target three key industry challenges: mooring/anchoring, dynamic cables and floaters/foundations, alongside a… Read more »

Deutsche WindGuard is inspection body at Global Tech I wind farm

Recurring inspection of 30 wind turbines successfully completed Varel, 2021-07-27: On assignment from Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH, Deutsche WindGuard Inspection has now successfully completed recurring inspections on 30 wind turbines at the off- shore wind farm Global Tech I in the German North Sea. The contracted scope of services at this wind farm… Read more »

Energy networks respond to Transport Select Committee report on zero emissions vehicles

The Transport Select Committee has published a report on zero emissions vehicles which includes recommendations on managing energy demand and smart charging. >Responding, Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation and Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said: “A smart, flexible grid is the most efficient and reliable… Read more »

Singapore : TotalEnergies Acquires the Largest Electric Vehicle Charge Points Network

Singapore, July 28 2021 – TotalEnergies has signed with Bolloré Group for the acquisition of ‘Blue Charge’. Upon the approval of the relevant authorities, TotalEnergies will manage and operate the largest electric vehicle charging network in Singapore, with more than 1,500 charge points installed in the city-state. This urban charging network represents around 85% of… Read more »

Alencon Systems to Display Industry’s Most Extensive Range of DC:DC Conversion Technology at SPI 2021

Alencon will demonstrate the industry’s most extensive and flexible range of high voltage, high power DC:DC conversion and optimization technology at Solar Power International in New Orleans Figure 1:  Alencon Systems will demonstrate its extensive array of high power, high voltage DC:DC converters and optimizers at SPI 2021 in New Orleans September 21 – 23,… Read more »

Progress in realization of Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven

Large component layout confirmed Following the approval of funding for the Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven at the former Luneort airfield, the project work started behind the scenes first of all. The first major step was to commission a general contractor to design specific layout plans for the facilities. This is a fundamental prerequisite for any necessary… Read more »

UK’s largest renewable energy awards will return to Edinburgh in December

The Scottish Green Energy Awards open today (July 27) Nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies Nominations for The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – open today (July 27). This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines… Read more »

New Director of Markets & Regulation

Paul McGimpsey has joined Energy Networks Association as Director of Markets & Regulation. In his new role, Paul will be responsible for working on policy and regulation including delivering efficient, secure, Net Zero networks through the RIIO price control process. Paul has 25 years of experience in the industry on commercial and regulatory matters across… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces new HiScroll ATEX scroll pump

For pumping potentially explosive gas mixtures Explosion-proof interior Applications in analytics, industry or research & development The new pumps in the HiScroll ATEX range meet the requirements of the European directive 2014/34/EU and are marked according to ATEX II 3/-G Ex h IIC T4 Gc X +5° C ≤ Ta ≤ +40 °C. This identifies… Read more »

Meyer Burger concentrates its service activities in Asia at the Shanghai and Singapore sites

In Shanghai, Meyer Burger Trading Co. becomes the competence center for sales and service of high-precision metrology products of Meyer Burger’s subsidiary Pasan in Asian markets. In Singapore, services will continue to be provided for existing Asian customers of Meyer Burger. Services for existing customers in Europe and the USA will continue to be provided… Read more »

Meyer Burger is considering legal options to enforce its rights after Oxford PV announces unilateral termination of the collaboration

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) was informed on Friday, July 23, 2021 through a press release as well as a letter from Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV) that the company considers the companies’ collaboration agreement, in place since 2019, terminated for own strategic reasons. In view of the unexpected announcement by Oxford… Read more »

South Tyneside manufacturer rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins

South Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a series of offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5 million to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, and a second offshore substation in France amongst others. Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion used in the… Read more »

Urban Renewables signs 20 Year Rooftop Solar PPA with General Steelworks and Oilfield Supplies & Equipment for their joint industrial facility in Singapore.

SINGAPORE, 23 July 2021 — General Steelworks Pte Ltd and Oilfield Supplies & Equipment Pte Ltd have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with sustainable energy developer, URBAN RENEWABLES to provide clean solar energy sourced from a solar PV rooftop installation at their joint industrial facility in Singapore. The solar rooftop installation, which has… Read more »

Ingeteam’s hybrid inverter is compatible with the BYD Premium high voltage batteries

Ingeteam and BYD have tested and certified at their respective R&D laboratories, the compatibility of the BYD Battery-Box Premium HVS and HVM high voltage batteries with Ingeteam’s INGECON® SUN STORAGE 1Play TL M hybrid inverter (solar-plus-storage inverter). The use of both items of equipment together makes it possible to create hybrid systems that combine PV… Read more »

Huawei FusionSolar Residential Smart PV Product Suite Wins iF Design Award

July22-Shenzhen– Two key products from Huawei FusionSolar Residential Smart PV product suite — SUN2000 Smart Energy Controller and LUNA 2000 Smart String Energy Storage System (ESS) — have recently been honored with iF Design Awards 2021. These awards demonstrate the global recognition of Huawei’s creative and user-friendly designs that blend function and emotion, and fuse… Read more »

LONGi wins 2021 Intersolar award for Hi-MO 5 series module

LONGi, the world leading solar technology company, has been recognized with the 2021 Intersolar award in the Photovoltaics category for its high efficiency Hi-MO 5 (182mm) series module during an online ceremony forming part of the smarter E industry days held by Intersolar’s organisers. The Intersolar award is presented to companies making a substantial contribution… Read more »


GEV Wind Power has announced the appointment of Paul Idziak as Chief Executive Officer of GEV Wind Power US LLC (GEV). Paul has also been appointed to the Board of GEV Wind Power Lab Group. Paul is a seasoned wind energy executive with leadership experience across various disciplines, enjoying an outstanding record of building profitable… Read more »

ORE Catapult Welcomes Launch of UK Government’s Innovation Strategy

Welcoming the launch of the UK Government’s Innovation Strategy setting out a long-term vision and 10-point plan for delivering innovation-led growth in the UK, Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, said: “The offshore renewable energy sector has a massive role to play in meeting the UK Government’s ambition of becoming… Read more »


Pforzheim, July 21, 2021. Pioneering projects for a sustainable energy industry have now been honored with The smarter E AWARD 2021. BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, Boreal Light, and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have been announced as the winners in the Outstanding Projects category. The prize in the Smart Renewable Energy category was awarded to HPS… Read more »

Further increases in performance

Fronius comes out on top once again in Energy Storage Inspection (Wels, 07/21/2021) Fronius achieved top results once more in the annual Energy Storage Inspection by the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW). First place went to the Primo GEN24 6.0. Plus for the 5 kWp reference case, while the Symo GEN24 10.0 Plus came… Read more »

SMA launches an expanded feature-set for the Sunny Tripower CORE1

SMA America brings new, innovative solutions to commercial PV customers SMA America has released an update to the Sunny Tripower CORE1. The update not only includes multiple innovative offerings—such as an intelligent IV curve diagnostic and advanced string monitoring—but also features that increase reliability and power production. One enhancement is SMA’s intelligent IV curve diagnostic,… Read more »

Emission-free: Enercon is the first one to use the new way of rotor blade assembling

The German wind turbine manufactuer starts to use the battery-powered high-end traverse systems from ematec Memmingerberg (jm). The German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon will in future rely on cutting-edge technology made in Germany. Enercon is the first wind turbine manufacturer worldwide to use six completely emission-free rotor blade lifters from the specialist provider ematec AG… Read more »