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AceOn’s mobile solar power station to lead the world in sodium-ion technology

A pioneering battery and energy storage firm is poised to lead the world in developing a commercial use for a ground-breaking new battery technology. AceOn – described as ‘the Telford company taking on Tesla’ – has been awarded a £1 million grant from Innovate UK to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit. The newly-designed product will use Sheffield-based Faradion’s sodium-ion batteries – the first time its technology is in commercial use in sub-Saharan Africa. Sodium-ion battery technology… Read more »

IBC SOLAR and Fankhauser Solar strengthen their cooperation

PV and energy storage portfolio of the system house now also available in Switzerland Bad Staffelstein / Germany, July 13, 2021 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, and Fankhauser Solar AG, a leading Swiss photovoltaic wholesaler, are extending their partnership and joint activities in the Swiss market. As… Read more »

Turbine validation underway at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 6.0MW undergoes ZX Lidars Power Performance Test  RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable companies has confirmed the commencement of Power Performance Testing of their turbines at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm utilizing the Nacelle Based Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from ZX Lidars. ZX TM allows the power curve of wind turbines to… Read more »

Solar protest group looks to Power Roll for rooftop solution

Sunderland, UK 09 July 2021 – Power Roll, a developer of low-cost and lightweight flexible solar film, is collaborating with a Derbyshire-based community action group to build a business case for rooftop solar as an alternative to a proposed 50 MW solar farm, which is seeking planning consent on a 300-acre greenfield site. The action… Read more »

Mayor visits battery business helping drive the West Midlands green industrial revolution

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, today visited Aceleron to find out how the proud Birmingham business is revolutionising batteries for transport, industrial and residential use. The visit followed the recent announcement that the low carbon sector is the fastest growing sector in the West Midlands economy and took place in advance of the West… Read more »

Natural Power secures consent for Aberdeenshire energy recovery plant

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has secured planning consent on behalf of Agile Energy for a new world-class energy recovery facility to be built on the site of the former Inverurie paper mill at Kirkwood Commercial Park. Natural Power undertook the planning submission, the environmental impact report (EIA); including the hydrology,… Read more »

Alfa Laval invests in the development of air lubrication technology for sustainable shipping

Air lubrication for marine vessels is a developing solution that will radically reduce fuel consumption and environmental impact. Having acquired a minority stake in Marine Performance Systems B.V., a Rotterdam-based maritime technology company, Alfa Laval will be instrumental in making this long-sought technology a commercial reality. Energy-efficient sailing on a bed of bubbles The idea… Read more »


Working with ESSI – COPOWER, FIMER has supplied its inverters to leading Colombian diary producer Lácteos la Esmeralda, resulting in the manufacturer achieving energy savings of up to 36 percent following the installation of a 669kWp ground-mounted solar park at its facility in December 2020. As a mass producer of dairy products, Lácteos la Esmeralda’s… Read more »

SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published two new guidelines to improve the safety of LNG-fuelled ships. The documents are intended to assist greater standardisation in crew competency and vessel design. SGMF’s Operation of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – competency and assessment guidelinesdefines the skills required for any party… Read more »

RWE joins ORE Catapult to reduce offshore wind’s carbon footprint

Offshore wind developer RWE Renewables has joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s new Circular Economy for the Wind Sector joint industry programme (CEWS JIP). RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, is supporting the JIP over three years as it aligns with the organisation’s ambitions to be carbon-neutral by 2040. The programme… Read more »

GeoT*SOL, the heat pump simulation program, has been expanded and optimized to make it even more user-friendly

The design program for heat pump systems from Valentin Software has been expanded again to support system designers, installers and engineers around the world. The most important plants can be mapped As before, air, brine and water heat pumps can be calculated and simulated. Air, geothermal probes (up to 100 meters deep), groundwater and geothermal… Read more »

Sharper Shape announces new global powerline inspection partnership with India’s leading AI company, BLP Industry.AI, following a line-up of experienced hires

San Jose, California, 7 July 2021 – Sharper Shape, a pioneer in powerline inspection solutions for the utility industry, today announces a strategic partnership with leading  enterprise AI and Industrial IoT company, BLP Industry.AI (Industry.AI), part of BLP Group, one of the leading renewable energy generation and technology companies in India.  The partnership aims to provide large-scale AI-based asset… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum’s virtual showroom: Leak testing and CCIT solutions for the pharmaceutical industry

Integrity testing of pharmaceutical container closures (CCIT) Innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical industry Individual viability studies in the laboratory Asslar, July 07, 2021. In its virtual showroom, Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a variety of different leak testing methods for pharmaceutical packaging (container closure integrity testing or CCIT). Visitors to the site will find information about the… Read more »

UK-Taiwanese Research Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Growth and Export Opportunities

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is partnering with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to support the growth of the Taiwanese offshore wind industry and create export opportunities for UK businesses. In an agreement signed as part of the UK-Taiwan energy dialogue, the two organisations will collaborate on large-scale offshore wind research and… Read more »

Signing of Joint Development Agreement with ENEOS Corporation for a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm in Japan

BW Ideol (CEO: Paul De La Guérivière) is pleased to announce the signing of a joint development agreement with ENEOS Corporation (President: Katsuyuki Ota), Japan’s largest oil refiner and distributor, to develop a site-specific commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off Japan based on BW Ideol’s patented Damping Pool® technology. The two companies will collaborate very… Read more »

Q CELLS and Samsung Electronics enter into ‘Zero Energy Home’ business partnership

By connecting the devices and software platforms of both companies, Q CELLS and Samsung Electronics will build ‘Zero Energy Homes’ for energy independence and carbon reduction, creating synergy in the global residential energy market. [Seoul, South Korea, July 5, 2021] Q CELLS has announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order for 923 MW in Australia for MacIntyre wind farm from Acciona Energía

Firm order for 923 MW out of potential order discussion for approx. 1 GW as disclosed on 14 June 2021 now confirmed Hamburg, 7 July 2021. Of the potential orders for 1 GW from Australia announced as on 14 June 2021 via an ad-hoc notification, the Nordex Group can confirm the order for the first… Read more »

Where the Sun Meets the Sea: Offshore Floating-PV Powers Singapore’s Journey Toward Carbon Neutrality

The market for solar energy is heating up worldwide, with more and more countries joining the Race to Zero, “a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, [and] investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery,” to directly quote the United Nations. This is a concerted, global effort to fight against… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders innovative Motion-Compensated Pile Gripper for its Floating Installation Vessel Les Alizés

Jan De Nul awards Imeca the design and manufacture of a highly advanced electrical Motion-Compensated Pile Gripper for its Floating Installation Vessel, Les Alizés. Jan De Nul continues to invest in new mission equipment to find solutions for next generation offshore wind installation challenges. The innovative Imeca pile gripper, including X-Laboratory Technology, increases operational control… Read more »

Malvern Panalytical releases Hydro Insight: A deeper level of materials insights

Malvern Panalytical, a leading analytical instrumentation supplier, today launches the Hydro Insight, a game-changing dynamic imaging accessory for its Mastersizer 3000 particle sizing instrument. The Hydro Insight provides an ‘extra pair of eyes’ for researchers, scientists, and quality control managers. Through real-time particle imaging, this tool helps them to see beyond particle size – powering… Read more »

Synhelion receives support from Innosuisse to further develop solar storage technology

Synhelion and Empa are conducting a joint research project, co-funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, to further develop a high-temperature energy storage solution that is a key component in the production of climate-friendly solar fuels. The project will enable the cost-effective and scalable storage of high-temperature solar heat at over 1’000 °C for the first… Read more »

PV cleaning expert SunBrush® mobil partners with construction enterprise United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. (L.L.C) – U.A.E.

Lachen, Germany, July 6, 2021. The construction machinery group United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co LLC (UMHE) from United Arab Emirates – U.A.E. is now exclusively selling SunBrush® mobil cleaning machines in the Middle East. As a full service partner, UMHE is also responsible for installing and commissioning as well as servicing and maintaining all… Read more »

Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

UPTIME awarded 3 contracts for VARD service operation vessels. Uptime International AS (UPTIME) has been awarded 3 contracts from Vard Singapore Pte Ltd for the supply of 3 walk to work systems to be included on their new build vessels for North Star Renewables to be built at VARD’s Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam…. Read more »

Q CELLS and Samsung Electronics enter into ‘Zero Energy Home’ business partnership

By connecting the devices and software platforms of both companies, Q CELLS and Samsung Electronics will build ‘Zero Energy Homes’ for energy independence and carbon reduction, creating synergy in the global residential energy market. [Seoul, South Korea, July 5, 2021] Q CELLS has announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with… Read more »

Polytech ice detection for Enercon wind turbines

Munich/Bramming, July 05, 2021 – The integration of the Polytech ice detection system into Enercon wind turbines has been completed. This deep integration enables automatic stop and restart of wind turbines. The system is available both as a series product via the WTG manufacturers and for retrofitting the majority of Enercon’s turbine portfolio via Polytech. Increased yield and reduced downtime for the coming… Read more »

OX2 secures 57 MW in the Renewable Energy sources (RES) auction in Poland

OX2 has won a Polish auction for renewable energy, obtaining support for a wind farm project with a total capacity of 57 MW. The auction result strengthens the presence of OX2 on the Polish market, where the company is currently constructing four wind farms with a total capacity of 129.1 MW and developing onshore wind… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order for 45 MW in Poland from OX2

Hamburg, 5 July 2021. Another project that will support Poland’s energy transition by expanding the country’s renewable energy capacity and reducing dependency on power production from fossil fuels: end of June, Swedish wind farm developer OX2 placed an order with the Nordex Group to supply 15 N117/3000 turbines for the “Huszlew” wind farm. The order… Read more »

Ranger Signs Industry Veteran Oliver Auston

New South Wales, Australia-based Ranger Lifting has named industry veteran Oliver Auston technical consultant. He will continue to serve as a Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board representative. Auston was co-founder of the UK brand Checkmate, a height safety pioneer, and has served on the LEEA board for over a decade, including a tenure as… Read more »

Solar Systems Learn To Swim: Research and Industry Join Forces to Perform Long-Term Tests On Different System Designs

Floating photovoltaic power plants can contribute to the expansion of renewable energy without taking up land. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, RWE Renewables and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) are working together to further develop this innovative technology with other partners. In the joint research project PV2Float, the partners are… Read more »

Preparations ramp up for Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix

2 July 2021, London: Extreme E’s Arctic X Prix in Greenland is just under two months’ away and the series’ operations team have just completed their latest recce to the race site in Kangerlussuaq as preparations continue for the very first motorsport event to ever take place in the country. James Taylor, Chief Championship Officer, Extreme… Read more »

Inspired ground source heating solution being installed in UK’s first net-zero carbon retirement community

Ground source heat pumps manufactured and installed by market-leader, the Kensa Group, will deliver the lowest carbon heating solution for the UK’s first net-zero carbon retirement community, creating a sustainable future for older generations. The Millfield Green site in Caddington, Central Bedfordshire, will provide 200 sustainable new-build homes specifically designed to accommodate older people’s needs…. Read more »

Imeon announces compatibility with the Italian battery manufacturer Weco.

This new compatibility between IMEON solar hybrid inverters and Weco’s Dual Voltage and Low Voltage batteries will increase the versatility of IMEON inverters. Weco’s Dual Voltage battery is specifically designed for industrial and residential use, for high or low voltage systems. The Low Voltage battery can be mounted directly on the wall, or stacked as… Read more »

Mainstream Renewable Power Successfully Completes the Final Phase of c.US$1.8 billion Wind and Solar Financing Deal in Chile

1 July 2021, [Dublin / Santiago] – Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream” or “The Company”), has achieved financial close for the third and final phase of its “Andes Renovables” wind and solar platform in Chile. The c. US$182 million in debt raised will be used to build the “Copihue” phase which… Read more »

SME power prices reach record highs

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) power prices have continued to rise in Q221, reaching the highest level since our records began in Q212, according to the latest research from Cornwall Insight’s Pricing in the SME power market report. Over the past quarter, prices have increased by 5.82% to average at 18.99p/kWh at the PC3 6MWh… Read more »

DNV achieves CNAS accreditation for certification of wind turbines and components for use in China

Hamburg, 30 June 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is now fully accredited by CNAS (China National Accreditation Service). This allows DNV to offer type certification of wind turbines and component certification of gearboxes, rotor blades and generators for products destined for Chinese wind power projects. DNV predicts in its latest… Read more »