Month: August 2021

Why I am a stubborn optimist. The opportunity in tackling climate change

By Christiana Figueres – Founding Partner at Global Optimism, co-presenter of Outrage + Optimism, co-author of The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis In early 2010, I was charged by United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, to lead the UN Climate Convention. Whilst I’d worked in the field of… Read more »

Big Brother star urges you to ‘look out, look up’ this bank holiday weekend

Former Big Brother winner and one of the UK’s leading DIY and home improvement experts, Craig Phillips, is urging people to stay safe this bank holiday weekend. Backing a campaign by Energy Networks Association, Craig is urging DIY and garden enthusiasts to turn Big Brother on the look out for overhead power cables, and to… Read more »

Harland & Wolff (Methil) Welcome New Apprentices To Site

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree, is delighted to welcome eleven new apprentices to its Methil site as part of its very first ‘Apprentice Induction Day’. The scheme will run in line and with partnership from Fife College and will see apprentices range from 16… Read more »


Vital Hotel Flora, a 4-star spa hotel located in the Dolomite Valleys in Trentino, Northern Italy has worked with EPC, Dolomiti Energia Solutions, and tier one inverter supplier, FIMER, to install a 64KW rooftop solar PV system, which will produce an estimated 75,000 kWh of clean energy and save 48 tonnes of carbon emissions each… Read more »

Q CELLS makes Grid Equity investment into portfolio of Amped Solutions projects

–         Q CELLS accelerates its complete energy solutions for customers and partners with a new financing structure to maximize project value and bankability [Irvine, United States, August 26, 2021] Today Q CELLS North America, a leading manufacturer of PV modules and provider of complete energy solutions, announced that it closed on an investment into a… Read more »

DEME Offshore prepares for next generation turbines with major crane upgrade for ‘Sea Installer’

Crane capacity increased to 1,600 tonnes Wednesday, August 25, 2021 — DEME Offshore’s  DP2 jack-up installation vessel ‘Sea Installer’ will get a major crane upgrade when the capacity is increased from 900 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes. Being built by leading crane manufacturer Huisman, the new crane will enable ‘Sea Installer’ to handle the next generation of… Read more »

Energy networks seeks stakeholder views on next version of flexibility services standard agreement

Energy Networks Association (ENA) has today launched a consultation on the next version of its standard contract for flexibility services, which seeks to further drive standardisation, consistency and transparency. Stakeholders are invited to help shape the third iteration of this standard contract, which was created through ENA’s leading Open Networks project, with input from distribution… Read more »

White & Case Advises Brite Energy Partners on US$100 million Investment from BlackRock to Expand Solar Capabilities

27 Aug 2021 … Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Brite Energy Partners (BEP), a South Korean solar energy development and investment company, on its equity financing and further financing commitment in an aggregate amount of more than US$100 million from BlackRock Real Assets, a unit of the world’s largest asset manager… Read more »

LevelTen Energy Raises $35 Million in Series C Funding from NGP ETP, Energy Majors, VCs and Google to Accelerate the Energy Transition

LevelTen will use funds to expand its suite of renewable transaction infrastructure, accelerating deals between the world’s largest group of renewable energy advisors, buyers, sellers and financiers  SEATTLE – Aug. 25, 2021: Today, LevelTen Energy, the leading provider of renewable transaction infrastructure, announced a $35 million Series C funding round led by NGP ETP, with… Read more »

Renewable industry priorities outlined ahead of Programme for Government

Measures provide recommendations for Scottish Government Industry body Scottish Renewables has set out some of its priorities for the Scottish Government’s upcoming Programme for Government, which will be published in the coming weeks. Renewable technologies like wind, solar, hydro and more now provide the equivalent of 97.4% of the electricity consumed in Scotland. Slow progress… Read more »

DNV updates standard for floating wind turbine structures to allow for cost reduction and optimization

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has updated the DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures. The updated standard includes numerous technical improvements that allow the industry to further optimize floating wind turbine structures while maintaining a sufficient level of safety.  The main change is a completely revised section on floating stability. In addition,… Read more »

Ready to shine: Meyer Burger shines in a new light with an innovative campaign

Meyer Burger launches digital advertising campaign for its high-performance solar modules with the slogan “Ready to shine” New image film stages the power of the sun as a symbol of promise for the future Customer campaign now starts in ten countries across Europe Now that Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has launched its high-performance solar module… Read more »

White & Case Advises Lenders on Financing of Edenvale Solar Park

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised France’s Natixis on the project financing of the 204MW Edenvale Solar Park in Queensland, Australia. The Edenvale Solar Park in the Western Downs region will be 50-50 owned by Tokyo-based trading house Sojitz Corporation and ENEOS Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of ENEOS Corporation, Japan’s… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik establishes a unit for offshore full-service in the UK – independent maintenance continues to grow

Deutsche Windtechnik has established a new country unit to provide maintenance for offshore wind farms in the UK. Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore Ltd. began its work on August 1st and is managed as an independent company. It cooperates closely with the onshore country unit, which was established in 2016. The UK is at the top of… Read more »

Control requirements for effective food production standards compliance

Food production safety detection and rejection systems demand accuracy and control sufficient to ensure not just an effective system, but one that maintains throughput and uptime. This combines a need for optimum motor control that can integrate with an automated system with real time data sharing to guarantee that standards are met. Gerard Bush, INMOCO,… Read more »

Extreme E and Enel Foundation reveal St. Helena’s first onboard scientific research project

24 August 2021, London: Extreme E, the electric motorsport series designed to raise climate change awareness, and Enel Foundation, the energy transition think tank, have today confirmed their first joint science research project to take place in the purpose-built science laboratory onboard the series’ floating centrepiece, the St. Helena. Extreme E has been working with the… Read more »

Natural Power supports 100MW Glennmont wind deal in France

Natural Power has acted as lenders technical adviser to Glennmont Partners for the sale of its 100MW onshore wind portfolio in northern France to TTR Green Fund IV and its co-investors. Our team provided full technical vendor due diligence for this project including SCADA-based energy yield assessments on the eight sites, a review of planning… Read more »

The top football teams in England are producing more than 400,000,000 grams of Co2 emissions from travelling alone, a new study by SlotsUp revealed.

Football teams spend a lot of travelling across the country and around the world. While FIFA and UEFA have committed to reducing emissions, transport remains an important challenge for football’s effort to become more sustainable. But which teams produce the most Co2? The researchers at SlotsUp crunched the numbers to find out! According to the… Read more »

The Scottish Government has today launched its Green Jobs Workforce Academy, which will allow people to access information, advice and skills needed to thrive in a net-zero economy.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Putting people at the heart of the energy transition will help us not only to allow our current workers to maintain and add to their skills to ensure they have a sustainable career path, but it also means that Scotland will continue to develop a world-class… Read more »

Ground source heat pumps eligible under new £160m social housing retrofit fund

As the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) opens to applications, Kensa Contracting is urging local authorities and housing associations in England to act now and bid for a portion of the £160m available in 2021/22 to install highly efficient low carbon ground source heat pumps to tackle climate change and protect their tenants from fuel… Read more »

New Scottish Government / industry report: Scottish Floating Offshore Wind Port Cluster could deliver £1.5bn boost

New Scottish Government / industry report: Scottish Floating Offshore Wind Port Cluster could deliver £1.5bn boost Ports ‘key to success of offshore wind sector supply chain’ Independent Strategic Investment Assessment led by Professor Sir Jim McDonald of University of Strathclyde A new independent report commissioned by the Scottish Government and offshore wind industry and led… Read more »

Two new UK supply chain companies off to a flying start with Aerospace-inspired Business Transformation Programme

Two new UK supply chain companies off to a flying start with Aerospace-inspired Business Transformation Programme The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership’s Sharing in Growth programme gathers momentum with two new companies benefitting from transformative business support. Two new UK offshore wind supply chain companies, Tekmar Group Plc and Windhoist Holdings Limited, are the latest recruits… Read more »

Meyer Burger completes strategic transformation in the first half of 2021 and successfully launches solar module sales

Meyer Burger is fully sold out until well into the fourth quarter of 2021 with the orders on hand from Europe and the USA. The first projects in the segment for utility-scale and large industrial rooftop systems have been won. The first modules were shipped in July. Production is running in continuous shift operation, but… Read more »

Delta Advances Towards RE100 by Signing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with TCC Green Energy Corporation

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced the signing of its first ever power purchase agreement (PPA) with TCC Green Energy Corporation for the procurement of approximately 19 million kWh of green electricity annually, a step that contributes to its RE100 commitment to reach 100% utilization of renewable energy as… Read more »

British Solar Renewables (BSR) Announces Acquisition Opportunity

British Solar Renewables (BSR), the largest remaining privately owned UK solar developer and third largest solar developer in the UK, has appointed PKF Francis Clark to advise on the company’s acquisition BSR has successfully developed, constructed and operated fifty-seven solar plants and has an initial 1GW PV development pipeline The company is now entering a… Read more »

Krannich Solar Joins emerce Online Marketplace for Installers

Krannich Solar, a leading photovoltaic wholesaler, will as of now sell components for PV plants, storage solutions, and smart energy systems through the emerce online shop in South Africa.  Krannich Solar broadens the emerce marketplace portfolio by adding the latest generation of JA, Longi, Suntech, and AXITEC solar modules, as well as additional SMA inverters… Read more »

Report commissioned by the UK Embassy for Bolivia shows 2GW of renewables achievable in energy transition

A Cornwall Insight and Turner & Townsend report commissioned by the UK Embassy for Bolivia was presented by COP 26 President Alok Sharma MP to the Bolivian President, Luis Arce. The report –The development of a national energy transition strategy for Bolivia (2021-2051) – provided an assessment of the country’s current energy status and key… Read more »

Panoramic view of all digital assets

From now on, communication with clients and suppliers will be greatly facilitated for plant designers and EPCs. The software provider Aucotec has developed datasheets for the latest version 2021 of its cooperation platform Engineering Base (EB), which automatically merge all information about an asset, including accessories and sub-systems. This creates a 360-degree panorama of every… Read more »

Apricum Facilitates Successful USD 15M Series C Funding Round for Innovative Power and Grid Technology Company Reactive Technologies with International Consortium of Financial and Strategic investors

Berlin, August 13, 2021: Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, the Berlin-based transaction and strategy advisory firm specialized in clean technologies, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Reactive Technologies, UK and Finland based digital energy company with a unique capability of measuring grid inertia, in raising USD 15M, bringing in a consortium of three investors… Read more »

Meyer Burger informs about the current delivery status of its high-performance solar modules

Meyer Burger has started first PV module deliveries in July 2021 as expected. The cell and module production have transitioned to 24/7 operation as planned. Meyer Burger has secured the supply chain for all required input materials for cell and module production. Bottlenecks in the supply chains for standard components required for the commissioning of… Read more »

Rope and Sling at Waste-to-Energy Site

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has supplied an abundance of lifting and rigging gear to a UK waste-to-energy construction site. One recent lift demonstrated the company’s ability to work to an extremely short lead time. RSS has been delivering spreader beams, slings, shackles, and related Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) inspections… Read more »

XITE ENERGY RACING brings lasting light to a Greenland school

British Extreme E racer Oli Bennett is leading a life-changing legacy programme in Greenland XITE ENERGY RACING and myenergi join forces to deliver solar-powered electric to Kangerlussuaq School Oli to unveil the new system ahead of the Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix in Greenland this month “Going to the frontline in the fight against climate… Read more »

HUSUM Wind 2021: On-site fair starts in six weeks with exciting forum programme

Germany’s wind trade fair features forums and panels on various topics including the role of the wind industry for a renewable energy system, new value chains and green hydrogen / WindMatch matchmaking programme takes place from 13-17 September  Husum | 12 August 2021 – This year’s HUSUM Wind will take place from 14-17 September as… Read more »

Ampelmann signs 13 new contracts in European offshore wind in the first half of 2021

The offshore wind industry continues to grow in 2021, and so does the need for safe and efficient offshore access. Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access provider, has signed 13 contracts in European offshore wind in the first half of 2021. With these contracts, the company enables the installation and maintenance of wind farms by providing… Read more »

Cindy Tindell, Appointed as Managing Director, Head of US for Matrix Renewables

11 August 2021, Madrid – Matrix Renewables, the TPG-backed global renewable energy platform, has announced the addition of Cindy Tindell to its executive team as Managing Director, Head of US. In her new position, Tindell will lead the strategy and execution of Matrix Renewable’s growth in the US, building out a US-based presence, aligned with corporate… Read more »

Nordex Group records sales and earnings growth in first half of 2021

Sales up 32 percent to EUR 2.7 billion in the first six months of the year EBITDA of EUR 68.4 million results in EBITDA margin of 2.5 percent Installations up 44 percent to 3.0 gigawatts Guidance for 2021 maintained Capital increase of EUR 586 million successfully completed in July and guarantee facility increased and extended… Read more »