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My vision

In this enlightening interview, Joachim Melis, Vice President Worldwide Sales for Adept Technology GmbH, puts forward his personal take on the current state of the industry and looks to the future… PES: How did you come to be involved in the renewables industry? {pagebreak} Joachim Melis: Adept Technology has been active in the solar industry… Read more »

2009: A World Of Seismic Change

At a time of worldwide recession, increasing scarcity of basic commodities and with an untried president in the White House, 2009 will be a year of profound change and turbulence. Old economic rules will be obsolete, the international banking system re-engineered and all the old certainties called into question. {pagebreak} Against this formidable backdrop of… Read more »

UK fires up global renewables market

In this exclusive column, written especially for PES, Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment, argues that Great Britain serves as an excellent springboard for renewables growth across the world. {pagebreak} The global energy sector currently represents one of the most exciting export opportunities for UK companies. UK energy companies already generate revenues… Read more »

Our aim is to be the number one wind project ..

Our aim is to be the number one wind project logistics provider in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries Silvasti is a freight forwarder that specialises in oversized, heavy and project cargo. The company provides total logistics solutions for the most challenging transports and installations – especially for the wind industry. {pagebreak} Here, Director Matias Setälä… Read more »

Renewable energy will grow despite the global ..

Renewable energy will grow despite the global financial crisis Xxx, xxx for Intellifast discusses his company’s bolt tightening systems and takes a look at the wind industry from a wider perspective. {pagebreak} PES: Welcome back to the magazine. For the benefit of our new readers, can you describe what Intellifast does, and how its products… Read more »

Wind energy will be one of our core businesses ..

Wind energy will be one of our core businesses in the future As one of the industry’s biggest players, with a formidable record for investment in research and development, Emerson Network Power has just enjoyed a record trading year. {pagebreak} Jeky Li Gang, International Sales, Department Of Wind Power Product, talks to PES about the… Read more »

Life with us is never boring

PRZ Peters Personal GmbH is a recruitment and staffing company with its headquarters in Schenefeld, near Hamburg, and branches in Borken, Dortmund, Hanover, Glauchau, Lübeck, Rostock and Siegen. PRZ Peters Personal GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of PRZ Zeitarbeit GmbH, founded in 1999 by Ralf Peters, is an expanding company with its main focus on aviation,… Read more »

Dedicated to carrying wind turbine components

Gerhard Janssen, General Manager Marketing & Sales for global shipping group, Rickmers-Linie, talks to PES about his company’s proud heritage and its turbine carriage solutions. PES: Welcome to PES. Firstly, can you tell us a little about the history of your company? {pagebreak} Gerhard Janssen: Rickmers-Linie’s roots date back to the year 1834, when Rickmer… Read more »

Powering ahead in bespoke shipping solutions

Jens Meilvang of BBC Chartering tells PES how his firm has managed to carve a niche as one of the world’s leading wind turbine shipping providers. Almost since its launch, BBC Chartering has made a name for itself as a global leader in providing bespoke shipping solutions for equipment required in the generation of energy… Read more »

Danvest Wind Diesel Systems ..

Danvest Wind Diesel Systems for off-Grid power supply Words: Soren Qvist Vestesen, DANVEST Energy A/S With reference to my earlier PES articles from last year, I would like to follow up by discussing a long-term remote adjustment and operation at a commercial wind diesel plant. {pagebreak} Wind power is the cleanest and cheapest energy to… Read more »

My vision

In this enlightening interview, Jens Meilvang, Executive Officer Wind Power Division for BBC Chartering, puts forward his personal take on the current state of the industry and looks to the future…  PES: How did you come to be involved in the transportation of renewable industry products? {pagebreak} Jens Meilvang: It all started with a management… Read more »

Wind Power In Europe: A Look To The Future

Energy Watch Group – an international network of scientists and parliamentarians – has produced a study on the growth, past forecasts and future prospects of wind energy. In this exclusive extract, Dr Rechsteiner focuses on the sector’s cumulative capacity forecasts for Europe… {pagebreak} Cumulative capacity forecasts and reality: Europe [INSERT FIGURE ONE – GRAPH, PAGE… Read more »

Evaluating A Supply Chains Carbon Footprint

Carbon-to-ServeTM methodology has been developed to generate an end to end supply chain view of the carbon intensity and cost of products of products as they move from source to production. Professor Alan Braithwaite recently presented a paper on the subject to The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Logistic Research Network Conference. This is… Read more »

More energy from optimised Permanent Magnet ..

More energy from optimised Permanent Magnet Generator and full-power converter drive train package The Switch, a Finland-based technology company, has been raising the standard for increased energy production from wind with its special drive train that utilises an optimised Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) and full-power converter package. {pagebreak} By selecting this technology as its chosen… Read more »

Wind at work

It seems you can hardly open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without hearing about the latest disaster linked to the economic crisis. Everywhere jobs are being shed, money lost, sectors that once boomed shrivelling up. {pagebreak} Yet amidst the doom and gloom the latest report from the European Wind Energy Association… Read more »

Wind: a storm-proof career option

Wind has a future. Not simply as an energy source, but also a career target. Wind power companies are searching high and low for qualified personnel capable of maintaining, repairing, monitoring and installing their highly-modern wind turbines. {pagebreak} The requirements include having completed occupational training in the fields of mechanical engineering or electrotechnology, expertise in… Read more »

Saharan solar panels ‘Could power the whole of Europe’

All of Europe’s energy needs could be supplied by building an array of solar panels in the Sahara, the recent climate change conference in Copenhagen has been told.  Technological advances coupled with falling costs have finally made it realistic to consider North Africa as Europe’s main source of imported energy. {pagebreak} And by harnessing the… Read more »

Renewable energy 30%of electricity in Spain in Feb

Renewable energy resources produced 30% of the electricity consumed in Spain in February 2009, a goal set in 2001 by the EU to be reached by 2010 and which seemed impossible just one year ago. This is according to data from the Electric Network reported this week by Spanish Newspaper El Pais. {pagebreak} In 2008… Read more »

Trina Solar Announces 2008 Fiscal Year Results

Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008. {pagebreak} Full Year 2008 Results Financial and Operating Highlights     — Solar module shipments were… Read more »

Norwegians pursue better energy technologies

The Research Council of Norway has announced that it will grant funding to eight national research centres for the development of environmentally friendly technologies. Each centre will receive up to NOK 20 million (EUR 2.26 million) a year for five years. {pagebreak} Various topics will be covered during this period, including solar, bioenergy and wind… Read more »

Back to basics for massive gains in speed & yield

  A company built on simple solutions to complex issues, Eurotron offers a complete solution for the photovoltaic module manufacturing process for backside contact cells. They’ve developed a flexible production line which can adapt to your customised production needs, {pagebreak} and in doing so, have pioneered a 100MW line for the future. PES asked company… Read more »

Latest issue of Power and Energy Solutions out now!

Power and Energy Solutions, the industry-leading publication from P and G Media, is out today. Packed with essential wind analysis, comment and features, this latest issue focuses on the green collar worker shortage. As the industry is acutely aware, there aren’t enough skilled personnel to fill the jobs that will satisfy the environmental requirements of… Read more »

Stockholm and Hamburg win first European green capital awards

Stockholm and Hamburg were last week named as the first winners of the new European Green Capital award. The Swedish capital will be European Green Capital in 2010 followed by Hamburg in 2011. The European Commission’s new award scheme encourages cities to improve the quality of urban life by taking the environment systematically into account… Read more »

Worlds largest solar energy project shines in California

Solar power history will be made in Southern California, after it was announced that Southern California Edison and Israeli firm, BrightSource Energy, have signed the world’s largest solar energy deal. Now awaiting approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (this could happen by as early as 2013), the Israeli-California sun project will power almost one… Read more »

Licensed wind farm projects totaling 205mw in Balikesir

Relight Enerji Üretim, is Relight Group Turkey’s company, received the authorization for three new wind farms in Balikesir, in the North of Turkey. It is expected that the wind farms, totaling about 205 MW, will be operating in 2010 with an overall investment of 300 million Euros. {pagebreak} The Relight activities in Turkey are going… Read more »

Energy team gets green light

Bellville Rodair International (BRI) doesn’t just move with the times, it listens to its customers and sets the pace which other freight forwarders try to follow. Just one example of this is the way BRI has led the way in the race to go green. The global demand for renewable energy paved the way two… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG: Board of Directors proposes to raise dividend distribution

Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, reached a decision today on a proposal to be put to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to raise dividend distribution to EUR 0.30 per share for the financial year 2008 (2007: EUR 0.20). This resolution is subject to the adoption of… Read more »

International trends in photovoltaics at the PV Industry Forum

5th PV Industry Forum in Munich, May 25 – 26, 2009 International trends in photovoltaics at the PV Industry Forum The photovoltaics market in flux: growing production capacities and altered political and economic parameters {pagebreak} Future developments, prospects and technological trends in the international photovoltaics market will be the focus of the 5th PV Industry… Read more »

Global investments in renewable energy initiatives exceed 160 billion Euros

Governments around the world have committed more than €160 billion to support renewable energy initiatives despite the economic downturn, according to a Deutsche Bank analysis. Europe, Asia and the US share key investment themes in solar and wind industries, smart grids, electric and hybrid cars, energy efficient buildings and advanced lighting. In addition, 250 new… Read more »

Solar panel prices to fall by up to 40 per cent in 09

The price of solar panels could fall by as much as 40 per cent by the end of the year as huge increases in polysilicon supplies lead to a sizable fall in production costs for solar panel manufacturers. Industry analyst New Energy Finance reported that polysilicon prices hit a peak of $400 per kilogram last… Read more »

Platts European Renewable Energy 2-3 April 09

Platts European Renewable Energy2-3 April, 2009Hilton BerlinBerlin, Germany Power & Energy Solutions Subscribers Save €100 {pagebreak} Quote ref: PESEM Register now >> There are only 4 weeks left to secure your place at the key event on the renewable energy calendar in 2009! Platts European Renewable Energy will provide attendees with not only an… Read more »

Schreiner offers specialized, high-performance labels for the solar industry

Southfield, MI – Schreiner ProTech is now marketing an array of specialized labels and identification-preparation equipment for solar panels and components. Drawing on its extensive solar product experience in Europe, Schreiner is nowaggressively seeking new customers in North America for its UL/CSA-approved solar labeling solutions. {pagebreak} The manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules makes exacting… Read more »

WSI now predicting wind for clean energy traders

WSI Corp., an Andover-based company behind much of the public weather-prediction data viewed by millions of people every day, has entered into the alternative energy industry with a new product aimed at predicting not just the fluctuations in the wind, but the effect of those fluctuations on wind power. WSI WindCast, which was launched last… Read more »

Space solar power within a decade?

The notion of Space-Based Solar Power (SBSP) is not new. There has long been talk of 24-hour-a-day solar power beamed from space via microwave to any point on earth. However, a new company named Space Energy, Inc. believes it well placed to develop SBSP satellites to generate and transmit electricity to receivers on the Earth’s… Read more »

Fool’s Gold could cut cost of solar power

Scientists at Berkeley University (USA) have this week released research revealing that alternative raw materials, such as iron pyrite – or Fool’s Gold – could offer a far cheaper alternative to silicon for solar panel manufacturers. The rapid growth of the global solar market has been repeatedly hampered by shortages of silicon, which is used… Read more »