Author: Farshid Ebrahimi

Solar panels could be installed in the spaces between railway tracks in world first

Solar panels are being rolled out “like carpet” on railway tracks in Switzerland. Swiss start-up Sun-Ways is installing panels near Buttes train station in the west of the country in May, pending sign-off from the Federal Office of Transport. As the climate crisis demands that we speed up Europe’s energy transition, developers have been seeing… Read more »

Orsted acquires 160MW Irish solar project

Orsted has acquired a 160MW solar project in Carlow, Ireland, from renewable energy developer Terra Solar. The 160MW Garrenleen project is Orsted’s second solar project in Ireland and will be one of the largest in the country when built. Subject to Orsted’s final investment decision, phase 1 (81MW) will be delivered in 2025, with phase… Read more »

Solarspace opens 1.2 GW solar module factory in Cambodia

Solarspace’s newly minted factory is located in the UBE Snoul Special Economic Zone, in the Snuol district. It will produce PERC panels and will reach full capacity by the end of March 2023. L-Q New Energy Co., Ltd, a unit of Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer Solarspace, has started manufacturing activities at its new… Read more »

Vena Energy achieves financial closure for 176 MW wind-solar project in Karnataka.

Vena Energy, Asia-Pacific’s leading renewable energy company, announced today that it has reached financial close on the Gudadur Hybrid Project, a 176 MW solar-wind hybrid renewable energy project in the Indian state of Karnataka. The project consists of 48 MW of solar capacity and 128 MW of wind capacity, and it is expected to achieve… Read more »

Digital twins will reduce testing time of wind turbines by 20%

Danish research project will explore the opportunities for digitalization of large-scale test benches, which can substantially reduce the time and cost of testing. For wind turbine manufacturers and their sub-suppliers, testing is essential to ensuring the quality of both the design and manufacturing are of a high standard. Testing the components requires deploying complex and… Read more »

CIP snaps up South African renewables developer Mulilo

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) said today it has acquired a majority stake in South African renewable energy developer Mulilo Energy Holdings, which has a large pipeline of projects. Mulilo has so far developed and delivered 440 MW of wind and solar facilities and has a pipeline of over 25 GW across onshore wind, solar and… Read more »

RWE’s Sofia offshore wind farm to use recyclable blades

* RWE’s largest offshore wind farm in construction – Sofia – enters agreement with Siemens Gamesa for recyclable blades * 44 out of the project’s 100 turbines will be equipped with recyclable blades * Aim for 50 percent of Sofia’s blades to be produced in the UK * Agreement marks the largest order of recyclable… Read more »


Tractebel, DEME, and Jan De Nul jointly developed a new floating solar technology, capable of operating in harsh marine conditions. Research and development is a joint effort with Ghent University and the RBIN (Royal Institute of Natural Sciences) and is supported by VLAIO, the Energy Transition Fund and the Relaunch Fund. The partners are preparing… Read more »

TotalEnergies Invests in Renewable Energies with Biogas and Solar Projects

TotalEnergies is developing its renewable activities in Poland by acquiring the country’s main biogas producer, Polska Grupa Biogazowa (PGB), and a 200-megawatt (MW) development pipeline of solar projects. Poland, Europe’s Fourth-Largest Biogas Potential With 130 employees in nine Polish regions, PGB is mainly involved in generating renewable heat and power from biogas sourced from organic… Read more »

Petrobras and Equinor sign agreement to evaluate seven offshore wind projects in Brazil

During CERAWeek, Petrobras and Equinor have signed a letter of intent that expands the cooperation between the two companies to assess seven offshore wind power generation projects. The letter of intent expands the cooperation between the two companies to assess the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of seven offshore wind power generation projects off the… Read more »

Iberdrola wins its first floating solar power plant project

Iberdrola has announced its first floating solar power plant project in France. The plant will be developed on the basin of the gravel pit of Bischwiller, in Alsace, with an installed production capacity of 25 MWp, producing about 27 GWh of green electricity per year. This project strengthens Iberdrola’s position in France in the production… Read more »

Battery storage sector prepares for first wave of large-scale project augmentations

The battery storage sector is about to enter its first ever phase of large-scale augmentations of systems as they reach 3-5 year degradation points and there are questions over how this will pan out, a representative of Burns & McDonnell told “Most battery storage projects will add or replace battery capacity within the first… Read more »

RWE acquires JBM Solar and becomes a top 3 solar developer in the United Kingdom

RWE acquires JBM Solar, one of the UK’s largest independent solar and co-located battery developers, with a team of around 30 professionals Strategic enhancement with sizeable development pipeline with around 3.8 gigawatts capacity of solar and 2.3 gigawatts of battery projects The acquisition will significantly accelerate RWE’s solar development in the UK, and places the… Read more »

Savion to Purchase 2.6 GW of Solar Panel Modules from First Solar, Inc.

Savion announced the agreement to purchase 2.6 gigawatts (GWdc) of high-performance, responsibly produced Series 7 thin film solar modules from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR). The deal with Savion was booked prior to the release of First Solar’s Q3 2022 earnings in October 2022, and the modules are scheduled to be delivered between 2025 and… Read more »

Vestas and KK Wind Solutions strengthen partnership with transfer of converters and controls business

The sale of Vestas’ converters and controls business has been completed and marks the transfer of Vestas’ three converters and controls factories to KK Wind Solutions (KK). Around 600 of Vestas’ highly experienced and skilled colleagues will join KK. Following the acquisition, KK becomes a world leader within converter and controls for the wind industry… Read more »

Elia awards EPCI contract for world’s first energy island to DEME and Jan De Nul

DEME Group and Jan De Nul Group, two global players in offshore construction, together form the joint venture TM EDISON. The Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Installation (EPCI) contract covers the further design and the construction of the Princess Elisabeth Island in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The contracts for the high-voltage infrastructure will… Read more »

Boskalis acquires multidisciplinary offshore wind farm project Moray West

Boskalis has secured a multidisciplinary role in the development of the Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. On behalf of its client, Boskalis will carry out a large number of the activities contributing to the development of this renewable energy project in the coming 12 months. The sizable(1) contract was awarded by Ocean Winds,… Read more »

Bladefence makes a new investment to expand its fleet of WP Systems suspended platforms

Bladefence Group, the leading blade repair company in both North Europe and North America, has confirmed a significant investment in WP Systems suspended platforms. This investment continues the cooperation between the companies, that have worked together since 2020. With its new order, Bladefence invests in several new Terra 1.1 and Aer 1.1 platforms, which are… Read more »

Plan to reshape key NSW port for renewable energy boom

Plans for an offshore wind development project at Port Kembla have been unveiled as part of a proposed renewable energy hub in the NSW Illawarra. NSW Ports announced concept plans to develop a large-scale port facility at Port Kembla’s Outer Harbour, that would support offshore wind projects. ort Kembla is within the NSW government’s draft… Read more »

Seaway7 Signs Transport and Installation Cables Contract for Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm

Seaway7 is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Hai Long Offshore Wind Power for the installation of inner-array grid and export cables on the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan. This contract award completes the key procurement for the project which is now steadily moving into construction phase. The signing… Read more »

Seaway7 Awarded Transport and Installation Cables Contract

Seaway 7 ASA (Euronext Growth: SEAW7) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a large(1) contract for the transport and installation of inner-array grid and export cables on an undisclosed offshore wind farm project. The scope includes the transport and installation of inner-array and export power cables and respective cable protection systems. Operations… Read more »

Sif takes Final Investment Decision to Construct the World’s Largest Monopile Foundation Manufacturing Plant

Sif Holding N.V. (“Sif” or the “Company”) today announces its €328 million Final Investment Decision (“FID”) to construct the world’s largest monopile foundation manufacturing plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Construction is expected to start in April 2023; The upgraded manufacturing plant will significantly increase the total combined capacity of Sif to 500 kilotons a year… Read more »