Month: August 2021

RWE forges ahead with growth in renewables business and presents good half-year results

Gross capital expenditure in renewable energies in first half of 2021 doubles year on year, totalling €1.8 billion Portfolio of wind farms and solar plants as well as storage systems to grow to more than 13 gigawatts by end of 2022; 3.9 gigawatts currently under construction with commissioning planned by end of 2022 Outlook for fiscal 2021… Read more »

Generating solar power with glass facades

ARMOR ASCA’s organic solar cells can even be integrated into safety glass Kitzingen, August 11, 2021. ARMOR solar power films GmbH from Kitzingen, Germany, known under the brand name ASCA®, has developed a new technology that allows organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells to be integrated quickly, easily and flexibly into any glass format and facade. Flat… Read more »

Delivery of flagship recycling facilities at Edmonton EcoPark reach next phase of construction

This month, construction of the external structure of a new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) and public Reuse and Recycling Centre at Edmonton EcoPark started, representing the most significant investment in recycling infrastructure north London has seen for a generation. The construction milestone is part of the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) – a… Read more »

Natural Power advises Cubico on Greek wind acquisition

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence to support Cubico Sustainable Investments’ acquisition of Aoliki Panachaikou, the owner of two operational onshore wind farms in Greece, from Enora. The wind farms have a combined capacity of 48.5MW and are located in the Panachaiko mountains. Neil Marshall, Senior Due… Read more »

Lee Read joins Anesco as Projects and Engineering Director

Reading-based renewable energy company, Anesco, has appointed Lee Read as Projects and Engineering Director. Lee joins Anesco as the company gears up for significant growth, with a pipeline of large scale solar and storage projects expected to exceed 1,500MW over the course of the next 5 years. With a career within the energy industry that… Read more »

SEAJET Systems inks manufacturing partnership with SMD for subsea excavation and trenching technology

Dubai, UAE, 11 August 2021: SEAJET Systems (SJS), a build to order controlled flow excavation (CFE) solutions provider, has signed a manufacturing partnership with Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of specialist subsea intervention equipment. The partnership will see SMD exclusively build, test and commission the most advanced fleet of… Read more »

Energy networks respond to CMA’s provisional determination on RIIO-2 appeals

The Competition & Markets Authority has today published a summary of its provisional determination in the appeals brought by energy network companies against modifications to their licenses by Ofgem. Responding to the CMA’s summary, David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said: “These are provisional… Read more »

Meyer Burger rejects allegations and sets the record straight

Meyer Burger rejects all allegations made by the recently founded “Schweizerischer Anlegerschutzverein (SASV)” (“Swiss Investor Protection Association”). Meyer Burger conducted its Annual General Meeting in compliance with legal requirements and applicable corporate governance rules. The allegation of unequal treatment of shareholders in the context of the private placement of new shares and a convertible bond… Read more »

Green light for The smarter E South America in October

August 9, 2021: With 45.4 million people (21.4% of the population) fully vaccinated so far overall in Brazil, and 106.8 million people (50.5%) having received their first dose, the reopening of the economy has been given a green light by the authorities starting August 17, 2021. The severe water supply crisis currently facing Brazil makes it… Read more »

The road to biomaterials

~ How biopolymers will reduce plastic production in the automotive industry ~ There are approximately 960,000 Ford Fiesta’s registered on Britain’s roads. Each of these cars requires 100 gallons or more of crude oil to manufacture the plastic in the car’s interior, bodywork, crumple zones and engine components. What’s more, this plastic will still be… Read more »

PROJOY`S Firefighter safety switch-Effectively ensures the safety for your Photovoltaic system

Rooftop distributed photovoltaic has been used extensively in Europe, the United States, Australia, China and Japan. As the application closest to the human activity area, more and more emergency crew and firefighters of photovoltaic plants are aware of the potential safety hazards of photovoltaic systems. And how to ensure personal safety, how to prevent the… Read more »

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report which outlines the severity of the threat posed by climate change.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The findings of today’s IPCC report are stark: increased, urgent action on climate change is vital. “Renewable technologies like wind, solar, hydropower, tidal and more are already combating climate change – providing the equivalent of 97.4% of Scotland’s electricity consumption and delivering economic benefits across the… Read more »

Innova completes sale of solar rooftop portfolio to Octopus Renewables

Innova Energy (“Innova”), a private equity-backed solar energy company, managed by Innova Capital, has completed the sale of its commercial rooftop solar portfolio to an investment vehicle managed by Octopus Renewables (“Project Astrid”). The portfolio comprises 57 rooftop-mounted solar PV assets in the UK, all of which benefit from Feed-in-Tariff government subsidy.  Project Astrid represents… Read more »

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Receives Order for New Pilot Machine for Production of CIGS Solar Modules

The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) receives an order for the delivery of a pilot machine of the next generation for selenization machines of the CISARIS CX3 type. After the success of the development work with the process modules delivered in 2020, the commissioning of the CISARIS CX3 is planned for a pilot production in… Read more »

Energy bills to rise by at least £139 for millions as Ofgem price cap increases.

Ofgem has announced today that from October 2021 the price cap will rise 12%, principally as global economies recover from the COVID-19 crisis. When wholesale prices fell sharply last year in the wake of the first lockdown, the level of the price cap fell by £84 in October to its lowest level yet for the current winter period. Demand for energy has since recovered which has pushed wholesale prices back… Read more »

Price cap rising to the highest level with further rises on the horizon

Commenting on today’s Ofgem announcement that the default price cap would increase by £139 to £1,277 for the six months effective from 1 October 2021 for a typical domestic customer, Craig Lowrey, Senior Consultant at Cornwall Insight,said: “Despite serving as a means by which to curtail cost increases, the price cap has seen a large… Read more »

Jan De Nul sells its Jack-Up Installation Vessel Taillevent

With next generation offshore wind farms almost upon us, Jan De Nul Group is selling the Jack-Up Installation Vessel Taillevent. The sale includes the vessel only, with the crew deployed to other Jan De Nul vessels. The decision to sell is a result of the rapid change in future offshore wind component sizes, requiring larger… Read more »

Modulift Add New Product to Their Portfolio

Due to demand in the lifting industry for more innovative products to make rigging quicker, safer and more efficient. Modulift, a technical expert and manufacturer in the lifting industry, based in the UK have added a new product to its portfolio that is compatible with their full modular spreader beam range. The clevis drop link… Read more »

Motion control engineering partnership in the Covid crisis and beyond

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, OEMs have been challenged to provide solutions from design adaptions through to completely new machines. Particularly in the medical field, many of these machines rely on high accuracy, meaning high demand on servo system design. In addition to providing a precision motion control capability, reliance on holistic engineering partnerships have been… Read more »


TIDAL energy leader Nova Innovation has been awarded a £2 million cash injection from the Scottish Government to advance tidal turbine manufacturing to a global level. The funding, delivered through Scottish Enterprise, is directed at Nova’s VOLT (VOlume Manufacturing and Logistics for Tidal Energy) project that will develop the first European assembly line to mass… Read more »

Swedish Twin Peaks 242 MW project to deploy Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform

Siemens Gamesa will supply 39 of its SG 5.8-170 turbines; 25 at the Ranasjö site and 14 at the Salsjö, the ‘twin peaks’. The turbines will have a nominal capacity of 6.2 MW The deal is enabled through developer Arise and end-investor funds being managed by InfraRed Capital Partners including TRIG The contract also includes… Read more »

Rapidly expanding battery start-up, Nyobolt, hires ex-Innovate UK specialist

Nyobolt, the original founders of ultra-fast charge, high-power lithium-ion battery technology, has appointed ex-Innovate UK battery sector specialist Anna Wise to bolster its rapidly growing, highly experienced team, and to spearhead its go to market strategy. Her appointment comes a few weeks after the company announced its partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to support… Read more »

Up to 1900MW of wind eligible for RESS-2

Cornwall Insight’s ‘Route to RESS service’ has examined the potential capacity of wind and solar that could enter the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-2) auction in Ireland, with the analysis showing that approximately 1900MW (1800GWh) of solar and 1600MW (4800GWh) of wind is eligible to bid for the 3500GWh pot. This analysis is based on… Read more »

SunOyster 16 heat receives Solar Keymark certification

SunOyster Systems (SOS) receives solar thermal quality label and starts regular sales of the concentrating solar technology Berlin/Halstenbek, August 4th, 2021: Severe precipitation events in Germany and heat waves and fires in Southern Europe indicate that climate change is in full swing. In order to still achieve the 2-degree target of the Paris Climate Convention,… Read more »

ArcVera’s analysis shows India’s July 2021 monsoon wind energy production’s strong rebound from last year’s lows

After the shockingly low winds in July 2020, the Indian wind energy market has been on-edge and with good reason regarding July 2021’s winds. ArcVera Renewables recently published the July 2021 India Wind Anomaly Map showing Gujarat-based wind farms likely experienced a turnaround, and all other Indian wind-producing states have experienced much better winds in… Read more »

DLM Invests in Hire Fleet

Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) Ltd. (DLM), of Southampton, UK continues to reinvest in its hire fleet, as demand grows for short- and mid-term use of products such as its running line monitors (RLMs). DLM’s standard range of RLMs (15t, 60t, 200t capacity) are designed specifically for harsh marine-type environments. They are typically used in cable… Read more »

Gresham House acquires 50MW Low Farm from Anesco as part of £100M solar partnership

A 50MW solar farm in Lincolnshire has been acquired by Gresham House from Anesco, as part of a three-year development and construction partnership valued in excess of £100 million. Earlier this year, Anesco and Gresham House announced that they were partnering on a 200MW ground mounted solar PV portfolio in the UK. The partnership will… Read more »

St. Helena’s arrival in Kangerlussuaq kicks off Arctic X Prix countdown

Extreme E’s floating centrepiece, the St. Helena, has arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, with just under one month to go until its Arctic X Prix – the first ever international motorsport event to be staged in the country. The St. Helena departed Dakar, Senegal, following the Ocean X Prix in mid-June and travelled across the North… Read more »

Rotamec becomes one-stop-shop for engineering supplies by joining Troy group

Motor repair and provider, Rotamec, has expanded its portfolio of parts and consumables for the engineering sector after joining the Troy group of industrial suppliers. The move provides Rotamec’s customers with equipment from PPE to bearings at a heavily discounted rate, with the ease of purchasing through a single supplier. Troy is a UK-wide group… Read more »

New Managing Directors for AEROCOMPACT

Mathias Muther hands over management in Europe and USA Satteins, Austria, August 2, 2021. Mathias Muther hands over the operational management of the globally operating expert for PV mounting solutions AEROCOMPACT in the respective country organizations to Manfred Ganahl for the European market and Dirk Morbitzer for the US market. Muther, the company founder and… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces the reliable and low-vibration HiPace 80 Neo turbopump

Hybrid bearing vacuum pump with patented Laser Balancing™ technology Excellent temperature management Compact design and smart functions Asslar, August 2, 2021. Pfeiffer Vacuum presents its new HiPace 80 Neo turbopump, which features a longer life before service and reduced vibration and noise emissions. These benefits are made possible with the new, advanced Laser Balancing™ system… Read more »