Author: Chris Griffiths

Global Smart Grid Deployment to Save over 1,000 Terawatt Hours in Energy by 2026, as Sustainability Drives Deployment

Hampshire, UK – 4th October 2021: A new study from Juniper Research has found that global smart grid deployments will lead to annual energy savings of 1,060 terawatt-hours by 2026, from 316 terawatt-hours in 2021. This is the equivalent of powering over 42 million 90-minute football matches at Wembley stadium. The research identified increased sustainability… Read more »

FIMER POWERS UP INTERSOLAR WITH NEW ‘BEST IN CLASS’ RESIDENTIAL INVERTER AND STORAGE PLATFORM LAUNCH

FIMER is set to revolutionize the solar market with the unveiling of its innovative high-power inverter and high-capacity storage platforms for the residential market, offering a future-proof and scalable solution for all global installations. The new ‘Power’ platform – FIMER PowerUNO, PowerTRIO and PowerX, which will be on display on stand B5.330 – have been… Read more »

INTRODUCING THE FIRST SOLAR-SPECIFIC DATA LOGGER FROM NRG SYSTEMS

LOGR-S is an advanced data logging system for post-construction resource monitoring of utility-scale PV plants Hinesburg, VT, USA –  NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of solar, wind, and meteorological applications, announced today that it will offer a new, solar-specific data logging system, further enhancing its portfolio of… Read more »

About Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS)

Smarter Grid Solutions is a Glasgow-based energy software company that works internationally across the UK, USA, Europe, Australia and Asia. Founded in 2008 as a University of Strathclyde spinout, its technology connects renewables and other low carbon technologies to power grids and manages their operation. SGS’ energy expertise, homegrown in the COP26 host city, is… Read more »

Royal Dutch Shell awards Nordex Group contract for 50 MW for “Energiepark Pottendijk” in the Netherlands

Hamburg, 30 September 2021. The Nordex Group has received an order from Royal Dutch Shell for the supply and installation of 14 N131/3600 turbines in the Netherlands. The order also includes a Premium Service for the maintenance and servicing of the turbines over a period of 15 years The 50.4 MW wind farm will be… Read more »

SunBrush® mobil delivers solar cleaning system TrackFlex to Uzbekistan

Lachen, Germany, September 30, 2021. SunBrush® mobil – the world market leader for solar cleaning machines – has put three TrackFlex cleaning systems into operation in Uzbekistan for the first time. The local project management company Nur Navoi Solar Foreign Enterprise LLC is using the systems to clean the 100-megawatt Navoi Solar Power Project solar… Read more »

Study: Technological Learning is Key for Resource Efficient Terawatt Scale Photovoltaics

Cost efficient climate change mitigation requires installing a total of 20-80 TWp photovoltaics until 2050 and 80-170 TWp until 2100, at least a hundred times more than the 707 GWp standing at the end of 2020. A research team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact… Read more »

A helping hand to grow Scottish success in the global offshore wind market

Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council releases new guide: Offshore Wind International Export Markets – a guide for Scottish Exporters Scotland has ambitions to deliver 11GW of offshore wind by 2030, but the global opportunity is at least 10x greater than the Scottish market A new Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) report has been launched… Read more »

BYD and EFT Systems launch commissioning service for Battery-Box Commercial

Service offering unburdens installers for a speedily and reliable commercial system commissioning in accordance to all security and warranty requirements Shenzhen/Berlin, Sept. 29. 2021 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, and their official service partner for the BYD Battery-Box, EFT Systems, will offer an internal commissioning service for the… Read more »

Introducing Modulift’s New Product, The TriMOD

Modulift, a technical expert and manufacturer in the lifting industry based in the UK, have added a new product to its portfolio which is specifically designed for 3-point lifts and suitable for circular lifts.  The TriMOD, designed by their in-house engineering team and manufactured in their established factory in Poole, Dorset is a triangular frame,… Read more »

APsystems Introduces the DS3, the World’s Most Powerful Dual-Module Microinverter series

THE NETHERLANDS – September 28th, 2021 – APsystems unveils the DS3 series, a dual-module, single phase microinverter product line for residential and commercial solar applications at the Solar Solutions International trade show in The Netherlands. A new, groundbreaking design for APsystems, the DS3 series is launching with multiple power offerings in several major global markets,… Read more »

Five UK businesses achieve Fit for Offshore Renewables Granted Status

Five UK companies have successfully completed  the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s industry-backed Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR)  Programme and achieved ‘Granted’ status. KRG Specialist Engineering Services from the Scottish pilot programme and EnerMech, Proeon Systems, Stowen Clean Energy Ltd and TECOSIM Simulation Ltd, all part of the New Anglia cohort, have proven that they… Read more »

G2, World’s Largest Tech Marketplace, Awards iGrafx as a Leader in Business Process Management for Four Quarters in A Row

iGrafx, a worldwide leader in digital business transformation and process management, has been named a Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software by tech marketplace, G2. This is the fourth quarter in a row that iGrafx has received the Leader quadrant distinction as showcased in G2’s Business Process Management Grid Report. iGrafx also earned a High Performer distinction… Read more »

Ad Hoc announcement pursuant to article 53 LR

Meyer Burger to develop 400 MW high-performance solar module manufacturing facility in the U.S. Favorable market conditions, growth opportunities, and policy support for the solar industry informed Meyer Burger’s decision to establish a production site in the United States Initial production is expected to be 400 megawatts (MW) of annual nominal capacity by the end… Read more »

EconPol Europe Survey: Europeans Very interested in Community Renewable Investments Run by Local Cooperatives

European citizens prefer investments in community renewable energy (CRE) projects that are administered by local community organizations rather than by utility companies. This is one key result of a recent survey by the research network EconPol, leading to a clear policy recommendation: if EU member states facilitate the setup of local cooperatives, i.e. by helping… Read more »

Wales and South West cooperation deal for Celtic Sea Cluster to spearhead floating wind deployment in the Celtic Sea

Welsh Government and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have formally launched the Celtic Sea Cluster. With support from Marine Energy Wales, Celtic Sea Power and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Celtic Sea Cluster aims to accelerate offshore wind deployment in the Celtic Sea region. Analysis suggests 2040 targets for floating wind… Read more »

UK Government Joins ORE Catapult’s Floating Wind Centre of Excellence

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWC0E) has welcomed the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as a new strategic partner, further strengthening the Centre’s mission to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of the floating offshore wind sector. BEIS announced it will join 15 leading… Read more »

WBD advises RWE on new hub to enhance collaboration in offshore wind projects

The energy team at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised leading clean energy company RWE Renewables on the creation of RWE’s new Grimsby Hub operations base, which has been set up to enhance collaboration. The hub will support the offshore renewables teams so they can work together on constructing the many and diverse… Read more »

The first PV connectors for harsh environmental conditions

Requirements for operating electrical installations in ambient temperatures over 70°C or at altitudes higher than 6,500 feet differ from the requirements for standard installations due to the different climate conditions. Yet, it is precisely in areas with such harsh conditions, like deserts and high mountain ranges, that offer large spaces and optimal solar radiation for… Read more »

Nabrawind introduces BladeRunner, a system that drastically reduces the cost of blade replacement and installation operations

The system is crane-free and can be used for blades up to 80 meters long BladeRunner, the new blade installation and de-installation system developed and patented by Nabrawind Technologies, reduces the cost of blade replacement by 70% compared to maintenance operations carried out with cranes. The Spanish company’s new product is applicable to all types… Read more »

LONGi unveils its premium Hi-RO Onyx modules at Solar Solutions International 2021

Advanced high-efficiency, high-power modules with Zero Bus Bar (ZBB) technology designed for residential homes Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands – September 28, 2021 – With over 250 exhibitors, more than 80 speakers and around 100 seminars, Solar Solutions International, the largest trade show for solar energy in Northwest Europe, opened on September 28, in the Expo Haarlemmermeer,… Read more »

Sharp launches new 540W half-cut cell PV panel

Hamburg, 28th September 2021 – Sharp today announces the addition of a new 540W monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) panel to its half-cut cell portfolio – the NU-JD540. The new high wattage module is designed specifically for free-field and commercial rooftop installations, providing customers with a cutting edge design and high reliability. High Power Output The… Read more »

ArcVera Renewables expands its India team with wind energy expert Sivamurugan “Siva” Eswaran

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and energy storage projects, announces the expansion of its India-based team in Bangalore with the appointment of Sivamurugan “Siva” Eswaran as Lead, Wind & Solar Asset Management to support its growing independent engineering and qualified technical services for wind and solar projects…. Read more »

The new OmniControl® universal control unit for pumps and measurement instruments from Pfeiffer Vacuum

Easy control of vacuum systems Individually configurable Intuitive operation Asslar, September 28, 2021. The new OmniControl unit allows the comprehensive control of a complete vacuum system using just one device. It combines the control of the total pressure with the control of the pumps. The unit communicates with products that support the Pfeiffer Vacuum RS-485… Read more »

ABB and PERIC join forces to develop the future of efficient hydrogen generation technology

•    ABB and China’s leading manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology sign Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the widespread adoption of hydrogen as an energy source •    Both companies will explore how integration of ABB’s automation, electrification and digital solutions with PERIC’s electrolyzers can help reduce hydrogen generation costs in the future. PERIC Hydrogen… Read more »

Doosan Lentjes and Arikon to supply the Wiesbaden waste-to-energy plant

Doosan Lentjes and ARIKON have been awarded the contract in a consortium for the turnkey delivery of the new waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Wiesbaden, Germany. Doosan Lentjes, a specialist in environmental technology, will be responsible as general contractor for the turnkey planning, delivery, assembly, and commissioning of the entire plant. ARIKON Hoch- und Ingenieurbau GmbH,… Read more »

£130m subsea cable facility to boost UK offshore renewables sector

JDR Cable Systems announces plans for government-backed Northumberland-based manufacturing facility, creating 170 UK jobs 28th September 2021: JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier and servicer, part of the TFK Group, has announced its plans to open a new state-of-the-art subsea cable manufacturing facility in Cambois, near Blyth, Northumberland. JDR has… Read more »

PV cable entry into roof, separated and airtight

BARENDRECHT, September 27th , 2021 – Conduct Technical Solutions, developer, manufacturer and distributor of PV installation supplies, launches its latest product, PVtube. With the PVtube it is possible to run solar panel cabling airtight and fireproof through the roof of a house, stable or commercial building. With this solution, Conduct offers a world first. Cable entry… Read more »

Nordex Group receives certifications for N149/4.0-4.5 turbine required for grid connection in Spain

Hamburg, 27 September 2021. The Nordex Group has obtained the Equipment Certificate (UGE) required in Spain for connection to the grid for the N149/4.0-4.5 turbine as well as the Component Certificate (CAMGE) for its own Wind Farm Controller (CWE). Both certificates confirm the required standard-compliant grid connection behaviour according to the Norma Técnica de Supervisión… Read more »

Huawei Wins WWF Climate Solver Award 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 24, 2021 — Climate Action Week – 2021 Zero Carbon Mission International Climate Summit (hereinafter referred to as “the Summit”), co-organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Phoenix TV, was held in Beijing on September 22. At the event, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Huawei”) won the WWF… Read more »

Crew transfers for offshore wind farms could be improved thanks to new research by EDF, University of Strathclyde and Miros

The University of Strathclyde, EDF and Miros are working together to research and test the ORACLES (Offshore Renewable ACess Loss Estimation & Safety) forecasting methodology at Teesside offshore wind farm. ORACLES+ will use a diverse set of operational data to better forecast key access conditions for crew transfer operations. The forecasts will be tested at… Read more »

GreenPowerMonitor acquires PV analytics technology platform from Alteso

·         Alteso’s analytics to be integrated into GreenPowerMonitor solutions  DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that by 2050, solar and wind will represent 69% of grid-connected power generation  ·         New combined analytics platform builds upon global need for fact based digital monitoring of renewable assets  BARCELONA, Spain, 23 September, 2021.  GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), a DNV Company, and the leading digital solution… Read more »

Former Australian Prime Minister to speak at Energy Networks Association COP26 event

As the focus of the international community and the global energy industry shifts towards the COP26 summit, Energy Networks Association has today launched a programme of events in the run-up to and during COP26. Former Australian Prime Minister Hon. Malcolm Turnbull will join a busy panel event in Glasgow, via video-link from Australia, to give… Read more »

KELVION to expand operations with second production facility in Knoxville, Tennessee

Investment of 3.2 million Euro A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently launched the second production facility in Knoxville, Tennessee. This expansion allows Kelvion to meet the growing demand for innovative heat exchangers in the Data Center and Refrigeration industries. As part of the expansion, Kelvion will create 74 new jobs, for which it is currently hiring. Operations… Read more »

European Glass-Glass Photovoltaic Modules Are Particularly Climate-Friendly

In a new study, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have calculated that silicon photovoltaic modules manufactured in the European Union produce 40 percent less CO2 than modules manufactured in China. Using a life cycle analysis (LCA), the research team compared the CO2 footprint of monocrystalline solar modules manufactured in Germany,… Read more »