Author: Chris Griffiths

Delta Introduces New M30A Flex Inverter for Use in PV Plants on Commerical Buildings

Optimised fan-less design delivers whisper-quiet operation TENINGEN, 30 September 2021 — Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, presents the new multi-MPPT M30A Flex inverter with an output of 33 kVA. The new inverter is an extension to the Flex series, with its design concept inherited making the series compatible and reliable. The… Read more »

Testing confirms CRP Subsea’s Bend Stiffener prolongs the fatigue life of a power cable

CRP Subsea and Hellenic Cables have completed dynamic cable testing at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MaRINET2 research programme. The results show that when tested with a CRP Subsea Bend Stiffener (protecting it against overbending) the power cable survived 3.7 times as many cycles and was on average 72.5% stiffer than… Read more »

The UK Government has today (October 19) published the Heat and Buildings Strategy setting out plans to incentivise the installation of low-carbon heating systems and replace old boilers over the coming decade.

Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the announcement today from the UK Government of its plan to drive down the cost of clean heat, with more than £3.9 billion of new funding to decarbonise heat and buildings. It’s crucial that people and business across the UK are incentivised to move… Read more »

Important milestone: Deutsche WindGuard is ISO 45001 certified

Occupational health and safety management system now firmly embedded Varel, 2021-10-19: With the successful certification according to ISO 45001, Deutsche WindGuard has now firmly embedded its occupational health and safety management system in its corporate philosophy. “Workplace safety and the health of our employees are top priorities in our organisa- tion. This certification in accordance… Read more »

DNV acts as lenders technical advisor to successful financial close for the world’s first multi-megawatt integrated solar and green hydrogen power plant in Western French Guiana

Paris, France – 19 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has acted as the lenders technical advisor and provided technical due diligence reviewing the world’s largest power plant project combining photovoltaic energy and massive storage of 128MWh by “Centrale Electrique de l’Ouest Guyanais” (CEOG). Meridiam, the main shareholder and developer… Read more »

Deputy First Minister addresses renewable energy event as part of COP26 tour

Reception at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on Friday (Oct 15) brought together those working in area’s green energy industry ahead of COP26 Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP addressed a renewable energy event in Pitlochry last week (Oct 15). The reception, held at SSE Renewables’ Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, brought together representatives of renewable energy companies operating… Read more »

Huawei Digital Power lights up Dubai and calls for collective efforts for low-carbon, smart society

Huawei Digital Power lights up Dubai with a spectacular light show on Burj Khalifa with the theme ‘Building a Low-carbon and Green Future’ which successfully concludes Global Digital Power Summit 2021 with more than 500 participants from 67 countries attending. Huawei calls for collective actions from global customers and partners to join new Carbon Neutrality… Read more »

Glaston receives a close to EUR 5 million deal in the Americas

Glaston group has signed a close to EUR 5 contract for Insulating Glass and Heat Treatment Technologies machinery with a customer in the Americas. The order is booked in Glaston’s received orders for the third quarter in 2021. The lines will be delivered within the second quarter of 2022. More stringent safety and quality regulations… Read more »

ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines as MAN ES opens new route to sustainable sailing for gas carriers

ABB Turbocharging to deliver A200-L turbochargers for six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers   Low-pressure dual-fuel engine offers environmental and transitional benefits of LNG at reduced capital cost Order highlights crucial role for turbochargers in enabling new engine concepts ABB’s A200-L turbochargers will be used on MAN Energy Solutions’ 5G70ME-C10.5-GA engines destined for six… Read more »

Nordex Group achieves order intake of over 1.8 gigawatts in the third quarter of 2021

Hamburg, October 14, 2021. In the third quarter of 2021, the Nordex Group received orders for 389 wind turbines with a total rated output of 1,829 megawatts (MW), up from 271 wind turbines with 1,229 MW in the third quarter of the previous year. Turbines of the Delta4000 series accounted for 1,391 MW or 76… Read more »

Alencon Systems Awarded U.S. Patent for BOSS DC:DC Converter

Alencon Systems has expanded its extensive intellectual property portfolio with the award of U.S. patent #11,146,079 for its Bi-Directional Optimizer for Storage Systems (BOSS) Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC is proud to announce its award of U.S. patent #11,146,079 which addresses the novelty of the company’s Bi-Directional Optimizer for Storage Systems (BOSS). This patent… Read more »

Jan De Nul signs T&I contract for Gode Wind 3 & Borkum Riffgrund 3

Jan De Nul Group signs the final contract for the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one topside for the Gode Wind 3 and the Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms. This T&I contract will be the first assignment for Jan De Nul’s NextGen Heavy Lift Vessel Les Alizés, a seaworthy Ultra-Low Emission… Read more »

ONYX INSIGHT SURPASSES 2GW BENCHMARK IN MONITORING OF CLEARWAY WIND PORTFOLIO

Five-year relationship sees 850+ turbines employing ecoCMS hardware and fleetMONITOR software to cut costs for Clearway’s wind fleet, with more to follow Nottingham, 13th October 2021 – Clearway Energy Group, a prominent US renewables developer and owner-operator, and ONYX Insight, a leading provider of predictive data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry,… Read more »

New research which shows a more ambitious onshore wind target for Scotland could produce £27.8 billion of economic activity while helping meet the country’s net-zero target has been published today.

The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus also contains new polling which shows Scots are in favour of new onshore wind development and reform of the planning system. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: “The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus published today shows the enormous benefits of increasing our ambition for Scotland’s outstanding wind resource… Read more »

Renewables Obligation mutualisation predicted to be triggered for the fourth and fifth consecutive years

Forecasts from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Within-term ROC market forecast’ predict a potential shortfall in the 2020-21 Renewable Obligation (RO) buy-out and late payment fund of over £170mn, with 16 supplier exits to date that could impact upon the scheme’s payments. Furthermore, it predicts that mutualisation will be triggered for the 2021-22 obligation period too, as six… Read more »

Solar tree from ASCA supplies e-bike stations with environmentally friendly energy

Löchgau, October 11, 2021. The ASCA® solar films can be used in a wide range of applications – from individual small projects to facades in commercial housing construction. In the community of Löchgau in Germany the company has designed, conceived and implemented a solar tree for the construction company STRENGER Bauen und Wohnen. The solar… Read more »

FuturaSun: SILK® Pro coloured photovoltaic modules

The SILK® Pro series of modules includes three new colour versions: Silver, Orange and Red, for maximum architectural versatility. FuturaSun has once again expanded its range of solar panels to include three versions of its most successful line, SILK® Pro, a monocrystalline module with 120 PERC multi-busbar, half-cut cells, especially designed for the most demanding… Read more »

Norwegian solar energy company REC Group becomes part of Reliance Industries Ltd. and accelerates its expansion

Innovative and award-winning solar panel manufacturer REC Group has been acquired by Reliance New Energy Solar Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd. This change of ownership will allow REC to fast track its expansion plans. MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — REC Group, an international pioneering solar energy company headquartered in… Read more »

Mooring solution for the world’s first floating tidal energy array

Every day, huge amounts of seawater flow in and out of Minas Passage in Nova Scotia, Canada. Now these water masses will create electricity through the establishment of the world’s first floating tidal power array, the Pempa’q In-stream Tidal Energy Project. Seasystems contributes with mooring technology for the first phase being installed this autumn. The… Read more »

Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 set to open on October 16 in Dubai

Huawei Global Digital Power Summit 2021 is set to open on October 16 in Dubai with more than 300+ individuals attending the physical event, including executives from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Group42, ACWA Power, du, Uptime Institute and Engie. Huawei to announce joint actions across the energy and ICT industry chain to unlock… Read more »

Scottish Government Heat and Buildings Strategy published

The Scottish Government has today (October 7) published the Heat in Buildings Strategy setting out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: We welcome today’s publication… Read more »

Strong partnership for Greece: RWE and PPC form Joint Venture to realise renewable energy projects

Initial focus on photovoltaic projects with a potential capacity of up to 2 GW Cooperation could be extended Greece is one of the sunniest countries in Europe and has ambitious growth plans for renewable energies. Two highly experienced energy groups, RWE and PPC, have joined forces to help accelerate the Greek energy transition by developing… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders monopile installation system for its Floating Installation Vessel Les Alizés from the Italian Company Remazel Engineering S.p.A

Jan De Nul awards Remazel S.p.A. for the design and manufacture of a fully automated monopile installation system 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 automated monopile installation system on deck increases safety and… Read more »

Finnish maritime expo Navigate targets global audience in 2022

Finland’s biggest maritime event, Navigate, will look beyond its well-established local base when it returns next year. The exhibition and conference, to be held at Turku Fair Center on 1-2 June, will cater for international visitors and exhibitors with an agenda highlighting the Nordic region’s critical contribution to today’s most urgent maritime issues, as well… Read more »

17th Windforce Conference: Tap the Offshore Wind Potential!

Bremerhaven, 5 October 2021 – The increasingly serious climate change makes it necessary to exploit existing potentials of offshore wind. The wind industry and hydrogen association WAB e.V., as the voice of the supply chain, therefore used the stage of the 17th International WINDFORCE Conference to present a list of messages on the future of… Read more »

Meyer Burger presents itself at Intersolar Europe 2021 for the first time as a producer of solar cells and modules

Intersolar Europe 2021, which starts in Munich on Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2021) after being postponed several times due to Corona restrictions, is a premiere for Meyer Burger. For the first time, the long-established photovoltaic group from Switzerland will present itself as a producer of solar cells and solar modules. «As Europe’s leading trade fair for… Read more »

3D-Micromac introduces new laser system for half- and shingled-cell cutting in PhotovolTaic Manufacturing

The microCELL™ MCS cell cutting system provides free choice of cutting layouts that range from half- to shingled cells without compromising throughput or yield Chemnitz, Germany, October 5, 2021—3D-Micromac AG, the industry leader in laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser systems for the semiconductor, photovoltaic (PV), medical device and electronics markets, today introduced an advanced laser… Read more »

Shortlist for Scottish Green Energy Awards sees tidal, hydro, heat and more vie for honours

Finalists announced today in 11 categories Contenders “represent the innovation, dedication and passion” of industry says Scottish Renewables CEO Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for the 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards, announced today (Oct 5). A project which can capture and store renewable energy… Read more »

Trina Storage unveils Elementa, an industry-leading LFP battery cabinet at Intersolar

Trina Solar’s new energy storage arm makes its debut at Europe’s premier solar event October 5th, 2021: Trina Storage, the global energy storage business launched by Trina Solar earlier this year, will unveil a new, utility-scale smart energy storage system that cuts CAPEX by over 5% at Intersolar Europe. Trina Storage Elementa is a fully-integrated and modular smart storage… Read more »

SOLARGIS LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE TO TACKLE GROWING RESOURCE RISKS IN AMERICAN SOLAR

Solargis expands its presence in Toronto in response to demand from the North American solar industry as it scales up and faces new resource-related risks to profitability Toronto, 5th October – Solargis, data and software architect for bankable solar investments, has opened a North American office in the Greater Toronto area, bolstering its regional presence… Read more »

Staggered and Arrayed: M10 Industries AG and Fraunhofer ISE Develop Matrix Shingle Technology to Industrial Maturity

M10 Industries AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and have developed a matrix shingle concept for connecting silicon solar cells and a new stringer for manufacturing novel matrix shingle modules. The stringer, which arranges the shingle solar cells offset from each other similar to bricks in a masonry wall, was built… Read more »

KOSTAL Solar Electric at Intersolar 2021 in Munich

New brand identity, new innovations and a world premiere Hagen/Munich, 5th October 2021 – The entire appearance of KOSTAL Solar Electric, the German inverter manufacturer, at this year’s Intersolar in Munich is characterized by innovations and an impressive product premiere. The company’s goal: to make sustainable solar energy generation come alive. World premiere KOSTAL AC-Wallbox… Read more »

Jan De Nul contracts Castor Marine to connect entire fleet

80 vessels migrate to VSAT, Iridium and VoIP software and hardware Jan De Nul Group, a leading expert in marine construction, civil engineering and environmental projects, has moved its entire fleet of 82 vessels and jack-up barges to Castor Marine’s global VSAT and Iridium connectivity network on a long-term contract to guarantee solid vessel connectivity…. Read more »

Codling Wind Park contracts DNV to certify Ireland’s flagship offshore wind farm

Certification of Codling Wind Park will help to manage risks, as Ireland seeks to realize ambitious offshore wind goals. HAMBURG, Germany, 5 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been contracted to carry out Project Certification for the Codling Wind Park project, which is one of the largest offshore wind… Read more »

ABB joins widespread call to accelerate shipping decarbonization

The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization urges governments to accelerate shipping’s emission reduction ambitions Clean technologies will play a crucial role in improving engine efficiency and enabling clean fuel use ABB has joined more than 155 companies urging governments to help shipping decarbonize by 2050. The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization has been… Read more »

Framo strengthens sustainable aquaculture focus

Equipment supplier LiftUP has become part of leading pump manufacturer Framo, strengthening the company’s focus within sustainable aquaculture. LiftUP, with its competence within sludge collection from open cages and unique patented dead fish system, fits like a glove with Framo’ s AquaStream systems. This acquisition by Alfa Laval develops an attractive aquaculture product portfolio and… Read more »