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PAUL IDZIAK JOINS BLADE MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST GEV WIND POWER AS US CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

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 »

THE SMARTER E AWARD 2021: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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 »

Money announced for low-carbon heat and renewables

The Scottish Government has announced that a programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year to support a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and help fuel poor households save money on their heating bills. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Heat makes… Read more »

UL WINS ØRSTED CERTIFICATION CONTRACT FOR 1.1GW GERMAN OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS

The leading safety science and service provider to the renewables industry has been chosen by the world’s largest offshore wind developer to certify turbines and foundations at 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and 242MW Gode Wind 3 projects Northbrook, Illinois, July 20, 2021 – UL, the global safety science leader, and one of the world’s top testing,… Read more »

Morningstar Corporation Achieves New Hazardous Location (HazLoc) Product Certifications to Solar Power the “Digital Oilfield”

The brand’s acclaimed solar charge controllers are now a global solution with new HazLoc certifications for North America, Europe, and International Operators Newtown, PA, USA, July 20th, 2021 – Morningstar Corporation announced today its signature SunSaverTM and higher-powered ProStarTM solar charge controller lines have achieved certifications for HazLoc use in North America (with UL/CSA ratings) and… Read more »

Renewable merchant finance unlikely to lead to mass capacity additions

Merchant finance for renewables projects is unlikely to lead to mass capacity additions to the generation fleet, according to the latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight – Merchant renewables still face challenges. To gauge the market’s temperature, Cornwall Insight surveyed 258 individuals across the industry on what type of merchant onshore wind projects are most… Read more »

17th WINDFORCE Conference Offshore Wind: Climate-protecting value creation

Bremerhaven, 20 July 2021 – The 17th WINDFORCE Conference will take place on 5 and 6 October 2021 in a maritime industrial location in Bremerhaven’s Fishery Harbour. With this year’s WINDFORCE motto „Offshore Wind: Climate-protecting value creation“ and our Country Partner Scotland we will focus on the international exchange of experts from the offshore wind… Read more »

Energy networks respond to plans to boost a smarter, digitalised energy system

Government has published an Energy Digitalisation Strategy and an update to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan. Responding, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s gas and electricity network operators said: “Transforming traditional energy networks with digital innovations is a foundational part of putting customers at the heart… Read more »

More projects, less costs

Data-driven approach is key milestone for Haldor Topsoe’s Engineering The Danish company Haldor Topsoe, which is heavily involved in the green energy transition from its electrolysis expertise as well as being a catalyst expert, technology licensor and process engineering leader has now ushered in a new era of digital, cooperative engineering with Aucotec’s platform Engineering… Read more »

Another unmissable Global Offshore Wind!

Global Offshore Wind (GOW) 2021 is the place to be for anyone involved within the offshore wind sector across the UK. It will provide the first opportunity for in-person learning and networking after many months apart, plus the event will be available to attend virtually for those unable to travel. Event highlights 3000+ visitors 200+… Read more »

Fugro awarded geotechnical contract for landmark La Gan offshore wind farm in Vietnam

La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation (La Gan Wind), owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro. The award is part of CIP’s development plan for the La Gan offshore wind project in Vietnam which, with a potential… Read more »

Anesco to manage 148MW solar portfolio for Cubico Sustainable Investments 

Anesco has been awarded 12 contracts by Cubico Sustainable Investments and GLIL Infrastructure to provide operations and maintenance services for their jointly owned 148MW UK-wide solar farm portfolio. The agreement is the single largest O&M portfolio to be secured by Anesco to date and has seen its maintenance order book grow by almost 14%. Cubico… Read more »

US SOLAR INDUSTRY MUST PREPARE ITS ASSETS FOR WILDFIRE SEASON – GCUBE UNDERWRITING LIMITED

‘-       Wildfire damage to solar arrays over past decade has resulted in tens of millions of dollars in losses –       Risk of increased liability exposure has led wider insurance market to pull back on wildfire coverage across the sector London, 20 July 2021– The U.S. solar industry must take transparent action to mitigate wildfire risk over the coming… Read more »

Siemens Gamesa secures second major deal in July with ReNew for 322 MW providing a significant boost for India’s wind industry

The Tondehal 322 MW project with ReNew Power follows the 301 MW Hombal project signed with company in early July. Both are in the state of Karnataka. These are the first orders for the 3.X platform signed by Siemens Gamesa in India and strengthen the long-standing partnership with ReNew Power The company will supply 180… Read more »

SolarEdge Launches Higher Power Synergy Inverter for Commercial and Industrial Premises

Now available up to 100kW, SolarEdge’s Three Phase Inverter with Synergy Technology enables commercial and industrial (C&I) premises to increase solar energy production, improving ROI Innovative pre-commissioning feature speeds up installation time by enabling installers to validate system components from their smartphones, before grid connection SolarEdge Technologies,  a global leader in smart energy, today announces… Read more »

New storage battery courses go live to power green revolution

An accredited course for installers about how to specify and fit renewable battery storage technology has gone live, thanks to a new partnership between pioneering battery specialists AceOn and training provider GTEC. The Telford-based company signed a deal earlier this year with Yorkshire-based GTEC to deliver industry-accredited training for its customers and clients in installing renewable electrical energy storage systems. AceOn founder Mark Thompson said the partnership was a major step forward in providing the skills… Read more »

TURBINE FIRE RISK MANAGEMENT “FALLS THROUGH THE CRACKS” DUE TO LACK OF CLARITY AROUND SUPPLY CHAIN RESPONSIBILITY – FIRETRACE

‘-        Assumption that fire risk can be completely “designed out” leads owners and operators to not take essential safety actions –       Financial and industry-wide reputational cost of a fire necessitate adoption of best-practice during design, manufacture, and operation Scottsdale, 19 July 2021: A lack of clarity between wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers around ownership of fire risk management is… Read more »

ArcVera Renewables’ new permanent office in Cape Town strengthens operations in Southern Africa

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and energy storage projects, has set up a permanent office and new subsidiary company in Cape Town, strengthening its 6-year local presence to offer and meet the growing renewable energy ambitions of South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. This move underpins South Africa’s… Read more »

Meyer Burger solar modules successfully certified according to important standards IEC 61215 and IEC 61730

Meyer Burger receives certification for all its solar module products from VDE Renewables Meyer Burger’s high-performance solar modules show significantly lower degradation compared to market standard To promote quality leadership of European solar modules, Meyer Burger and VDE agree on close partnership Test laboratory commissioned at Freiberg site for continuous quality assurance The high-performance solar… Read more »

NRG SYSTEMS INTRODUCES CLOUD-BASED MONITORING SOLUTION

NRG Cloud lets users remotely monitor NRG Products and manage data for a fleet of sites on a single platform. Hinesburg, VT, USA –  NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, announced today the launch of NRG Cloud, a platform for remotely monitoring… Read more »

No expansion of offshore wind energy in the first half of 2021 – retain skilled workers and enable even capacity utilisation now

Berlin/Bremerhaven/Frankfurt, 15 July 2021 – For the first time in more than ten years, there will be no expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany this year. This expansion gap is not the expression of a lack of interest on the part of investors or a lack of strength on the part of the industry,… Read more »

HSD Engine chooses ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT as a partner for marine engine performance optimization platform

Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine is to offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines. Tekomar XPERT is a digital performance optimization platform applicable to any engine that can help shipping companies achieve substantial fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Under the agreement, HSD Engine… Read more »

SSE Thermal and Equinor developing plans for world-leading hydrogen storage facility in Yorkshire

– Partnership marks UK’s first end-to-end low-carbon hydrogen proposal connecting production, storage and demand projects in the North of England – SSE Thermal and Equinor are developing plans for one of the world’s largest hydrogen storage facilities at their existing Aldbrough site on the East Yorkshire coast. The facility could be storing low-carbon hydrogen as… Read more »

Meet the Robot A-Team that will be vital to the future of offshore wind and Net Zero

MIMRee project reports on key achievements in aerial, crawling and sailing robotics One of the UK’s most ambitious robotics projects has proven the concept for robotic teams repairing offshore wind farms. This paves the way for human-robot teams at wind farms within 10 years and wind farms designed for robotic maintenance by 2050 – a… Read more »

El Salvador’s first wind project reaches successful commercial operation

Tracia Network Corporation has successfully commissioned the Ventus Wind Project, El Salvador’s first wind farm, with the support of ArcVera Renewables’ technically advanced services applied from prospecting through development and financing. Located in Metapán, El Salvador, the 54-MW Ventus wind farm comprises 15 Vestas V136-3.6 turbines. It will significantly add to El Salvador’s capacity for… Read more »

Largest Solar Project in New Jersey Generates Clean Energy and Provides Environmental Uplift with Native Grasses and Wildflowers

SAN DIEGO (July 13, 2021): EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) and the Renewable Power business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs) today announced the commercial operation of the Toms River Solar Project, delivering 28.9 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy. The project, built on BASF Corporation’s (BASF) property by EDFR in coordination with PVOne… Read more »

Sereema closes a second crowdfunding campaign in record time

Sereema secured an 800k€ investment in financing through a round of crowdlending. A couple of hundred eco-investors rushed to the Enerfip platform to support the project by subscribing bonds… enthusiastically closing the deal in a little less than 10 minutes! Back in 2018, Sereema had already successfully raised 400k, through a first crowdfunding campaign with… Read more »

German Net Electricity Generation in First Half of 2021: Decline in Renewables due to Weak Winds

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE just presented the data on the net electricity generation for the public power supply for the first half of 2021 from the Energy Charts data platform. At 47.9 percent, the share of renewables in the electricity mix coming out of the socket was much lower than in… Read more »

AAL DELIVERS MOBILE GANTRY CRANES TO PORT OF OSLO TO DEAL WITH GROWING CONTAINER VOLUMES FROM EUROPE AND ASIA

Singapore, Tuesday 13th July 2021: This Summer, AAL Shipping (AAL) delivered four of the largest rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) in the carrier’s history to the Port of Oslo (Oslo Havn KF), Norway. These new generation mobile units, measuring 36 m in height and 28 m in length, were transported from Taicang in China to Oslo on… Read more »

New industry report addresses technical challenges as floating offshore wind progresses to commercial scale

13 July 2021, London: A new report released today analyses the technical opportunities and challenges for the floating offshore wind sector to overcome, as it moves towards commercial scale farms. The findings are the result of the latest work undertaken by the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), the world-leading collaborative floating wind research and development programme managed by the Carbon Trust.    According to the report, despite Covid-19 related delays the global floating offshore wind… Read more »