Author: Francesco

OEG appoints Caroline Merson as new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

OEG Energy Group Limited (“OEG”, the “Group”), a leading offshore solutions business, has appointed Caroline Merson as its new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. In her role Caroline will sit on the Group executive committee and will lead the strategic direction of the OEG Energy Group brand, including its Offshore and Renewables divisions. She will… Read more »

Energy Transition Conference set to attract a global audience

Industry, policy and academic experts from the leading global energy cities of the UK, Norway, Canada and Australia will gather in Aberdeen in May to discuss the energy transition. Organised by the University of Aberdeen Business School, the free to attend half day event at King’s College Conference Centre on May 21 will focus on… Read more »

SolarEdge to Invest in German Software Start-Up Aiming to Decarbonize the Multi-Dwelling Sector

MILPITAS, Calif. and MUNICH, Germany – March 7th, 2024 – SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy technology, today announced that it has signed an agreement to invest in and partner with AMPEERS ENERGY (“AMPEERS”), a German based software start-up that designs and operates solutions for decarbonizing entire portfolios of… Read more »

Vaisala and DNV introduce industry-first guidelines for Wind Resource Assessment campaigns with dual scanning lidar

In a forward-thinking collaboration, Vaisala and DNV unveiled extensive guidelines for using scanning lidars in a dual system configuration (DSL) for offshore Wind Resource Assessment (WRA). The release of these guidelines helps improve dual scanning lidar bankability and contributes to creating the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 52 – recommended practice on using scanning lidar measurements offshore. Dual scanning lidar is increasingly replacing… Read more »

Power Electronics achieves record revenues exceeding 1.2 billion US dollars in 2023

• The company increased its revenue by 75% compared to the previous year. • Within the strategic plan for the next 4 years, the multinational plans to increase its production capacity by establishing new facilities in the US and Spain. Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of solar inverters for photovoltaic plants in America, Europe, and… Read more »

Venterra Group launches new expanded Marine Acoustics services for offshore wind industry

5 March 2024, London: Venterra Group, the global offshore wind services company, has today announced the launch of its expanded marine acoustics offering, underpinned by the expert capabilities of its Engineering companies INSPIRE Environmental, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), and Partrac. Building on INSPIRE and GDG’s established foundation of providing marine acoustics measurement, modelling and… Read more »

Pier Appointed by Stromar Floating Offshore Wind Project in North-east Scotland

Specialist renewable energy consultancy Pier has been appointed by the Stromar Floating Offshore Wind project to deliver a programme of communications and community engagement activities in the north east of Scotland. Stromar is a joint venture comprising industry leaders Ørsted, BlueFloat Energy and Renantis which leverages Ørsted’s expertise in offshore wind development with BlueFloat Energy’s… Read more »

Ten UK tech innovators embark on award winning offshore wind accelerator programme

Ten UK companies poised to take the offshore wind industry by storm have joined the national Launch Academy, an award-winning technology acceleration programme, from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Launch Academy kicked off its latest national nine-month programme in Newcastle today (Wednesday) with companies from across the UK developing technology solutions to address some… Read more »

Miros doubles as-a-service contracts for offshore operations in 2023

Miros, leading experts for real-time IoT wave and current monitoring solutions, is pleased to report further expansion of its Sea-State-as-a-Service offering. During 2023 the company doubled the number of as-a-Service (aaS) contracts, which cover a diverse range of requirements across the offshore vessel market, thanks to strong growth in the UK, Norway and Brazil. Beyond… Read more »

India’s Net Zero aspirations drive comprehensive solutions for the clean energy ecosystem at the largest ever edition of The smarter E India / Intersolar India 2024

Freiburg / Pforzheim / Munich / Mumbai – February 29th, 2024 13,000+ high-quality trade visitors flock to the exhibition attracted by 200+ exhibiting brands displaying renewable energy solutions comprising solar, energy storage, green hydrogen, and electric mobility industry. Technical conferences delved deeper into the aspects of upgradation and efficiency in Green Hydrogen, Solar, Energy Storage… Read more »

Corio deploys LiDARs for Philippines offshore wind projects

Corio Generation has deployed Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) for offshore wind projects in the Philippines. To support its development strategy, LiDARs have been installed in the vicinity of sites in Guimaras and Cavite. Designed to withstand the harsh coastal environment with a back-up power and monitoring system, the LiDARs will collect detailed information on… Read more »

ZX 300 wind Lidar accurately measuring the wind in the Ukrainian Carpathians

Following its deployment in the beginning of February, a ZX 300 wind Lidar is accurately measuring wind speeds 1300m above mean sea level in The Carpathian Mountain range, Ukraine. Supporting independent power generation projects, the ZX 300 wind Lidar will be carrying out a one-year wind resource campaign in the region, supporting the development of… Read more »

Independently confirmed for the first time: TÜV NORD declares that the drone system used by the Deutsche Windtechnik Inspection Body is a valid solution for inspecting rotor blades and lightning protection systems

The multi-stage drone system developed by the Deutsche Windtechnik Inspection Body for inspecting rotor blades and lightning protection systems has successfully passed validation. This is the conclusion reached by TÜV NORD during a conformity assessment that it carried out for the first time. The drone is able to determine the technical condition of the rotor… Read more »

Flagship fair WindEnergy Hamburg just keeps growing In September, Hamburg will be the meeting place of the international wind energy industry

From 24 to 27 September 2024 it will once again be time for the famous port city of Hamburg to become the world’s energy hub. For four days, it will be all about wind energy generation and distribution at WindEnergy Hamburg, held on the campus of Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). Already the industry is… Read more »

Thordon Bearings’ Polymer Technology Powers Success In Vietnam’s Hydropower Sector

Thordon Bearings pioneering polymer bearing technology is gaining traction in Vietnam’s hydropower market, following the performance success of its self-lubricating bearings retrofitted to five turbines at the Son La Hydropower plant. Thordon’s wicket gate and linkage bearings have been in continuous use for four years and were installed when the company was asked to provide… Read more »

GE Vernova Launches New Portfolio of Grid Automation Solutions to Enhance Grid Resilience

Paris, France, February 28th, 2024 – GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE), today announced the launch of GridBeats, a comprehensive portfolio of software-defined automation solutions aimed at streamlining grid digitalization and enhancing grid resilience. Amid growing climate concerns, grid operators worldwide are responding to regulatory, consumer, and societal demands to achieve net-zero emissions and deepen… Read more »

Sunova Solar invests in cell factory in China

On its path to a fully integrated solar producer, Sunova Solar has reached its next target by investing in a 9GW cell production capacity. The factory located in Yibin City in the Sichuan Province of China focuses on TOPCon cell production of 182mm, 199mm and 210 mm cells.

New Wind Turbine Tower Alignment Tool eases Supply Chain issues

Enerpac announces the Wind Turbine Tower Flange Alignment Tool (TFA) allowing wind farm installation contractors to eliminate costly project delays caused by non-conformity or ovalisation of wind turbine tower sections. The TFA solves bolt-hole misalignment problems by aligning the large internal pipe flanges between tower sections during assembly allowing them to be bolted together. Problems… Read more »

REC Group launches its 5th Alpha HJT solar panel innovation in five years: REC Alpha Pure 2

Pismo Beach, CA, February 29, 2024 – REC Group, an international pioneering solar energy company, is proudly presenting its fifth solar panel innovation based on its renowned Alpha heterojunction cell technology (HJT), the REC Alpha Pure 2. With up to 430 Wp in a compact format, the REC Alpha Pure 2 offers US homeowners and… Read more »

What will AI computing look like?

Wherever Generative AI is deployed it will change the IT ecosystem within the data centre. From processing to memory, networking to storage, and systems architecture to systems management, no layer of the IT stack will remain unaffected.  For those on the engineering side of data centre operations tasked with providing the power and cooling to… Read more »

EDF Renewables UK’s West Benhar wind farm officially opened by Scottish Energy Minister

Local children and community groups joined EDF Renewables UK and Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Just Transition and Fair Work, Gillian Martin to officially open the country’s newest operational wind farm.   West Benhar wind farm, near Shotts in North Lanarkshire, has now been fully commissioned. The wind farm has a capacity of 30.1MW and… Read more »

Masdar finalizes joint investment in 3GW UK Offshore Wind Project

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; February 29, 2024 – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, has completed its acquisition of a 49 percent shareholding in the 3 gigawatt (GW) Dogger Bank South (DBS) project – one of the world’s largest planned offshore wind farms.  The planned £11 billion… Read more »

SolarDuck, Green Arrow Capital and New Developments s.r.l. sign collaboration agreement for a grid-scale offshore hybrid wind-solar project in Italy

SolarDuck, leader in OFPV technology, Green Arrow Capital, leading Italian Independent Asset Manager in the alternative investment world, and New Developments s.r.l., one of Italy’s most experienced developers, have agreed to collaborate on the development of a landmark 120MWp OFPV farm integrated with 420MW Floating Offshore Wind (FOW).

GOLDBECK SOLAR Investment as part of the Joint venture PACE Canada LP sells 61 MWp Joffre solar park to Concord Green Energy

Hirschberg a.d. Bergstraße, 29.02.2024 – GOLDBECK SOLAR Investment, the investment company of the internationally leading GOLDBECK SOLAR Group specializing in the turnkey construction of industrial, commercial, and large-scale photovoltaic plants, has with its partner Pathfinder Clean Energy (PACE) successfully sold the Joffre solar park in Alberta Canada with a total capacity of 61 MWp to… Read more »

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves sees how ABP is investing in Lowestoft’s future

On Friday 1 March, Associated British Ports (ABP), was delighted to host Shadow Chancellor, Rachel Reeves, at the Port of Lowestoft where major infrastructure upgrades are cementing ABP’s role as a vital enabler of the energy transition. Henrik Pedersen, ABP Chief Executive Officer, who welcomed Rachel to the port, briefed the Shadow Chancellor on ABP’s… Read more »

The time is now for Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions, says industry body

Upcoming CfD funding round to determine whether Scotland can deliver the level of offshore wind capacity the UK needs to meet net-zero Scottish Renewables calls on UK Government to unlock Scotland’s world-class renewables pipeline   Ahead of funding for the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction set to be announced next month, industry body Scottish Renewables has called on the UK Government to act now if Scotland… Read more »

North Star Signs Agreement with VesselMan to Enhance Maritime Operations and Technical Projects

North Star has signed a strategic partnership with VesselMan, a best-of-breed software company specializing in driving smarter and more efficient projects management with innovative technology. Established 138 years ago, North Star is the market leading UK provider of mission critical, offshore infrastructure support vessel services operating in offshore wind and conventional energy markets. With operations… Read more »

Independently confirmed for the first time: TÜV NORD declares that the drone system used by the Deutsche Windtechnik Inspection Body is a valid solution for inspecting rotor blades and lightning protection systems

The multi-stage drone system developed by the Deutsche Windtechnik Inspection Body for inspecting rotor blades and lightning protection systems has successfully passed validation. This is the conclusion reached by TÜV NORD during a conformity assessment that it carried out for the first time. The drone is able to determine the technical condition of the rotor blades… Read more »

Nordex advances wind turbine technology with new power hardware in the loop test bench for grid compliance testing

The Nordex Group, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, is advancing wind turbine technology with a  new power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) test bench for comprehensive grid compliance testing of power  electric drivetrains. The test bench includes a grid emulator, allowing Nordex to simulate a wide range  of grid conditions, including voltage and frequency variations, power fluctuations, weak… Read more »

DAS Solar N-type module has excellent performance in PVEL PQP testing

Recently, the DAS Solar N-type bifacial double glass module demonstrated exceptional product performance through a series of rigorous tests in PV Evolution Labs (PVEL)’s Product Quality Program (PQP). As a globally recognized, independent third-party testing laboratory, PVEL conducts comprehensive evaluations of PV module designs through its PQP testing, assessing environmental sensitivities and degradation mechanisms. The… Read more »

Three SWATH CTVs built to a new Ad Hoc Marine Design

Ad Hoc Marine Designs Ltd (AHMD) has announced a new design of Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) crew transfer vessels (CTVs) for Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd (MCS). Initially, three vessels to the new design will be built at Työvene yard in Finland. A SWATH ship is a twin hulled vessel which concentrates a… Read more »

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm Closes OFTO Transaction

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm (a joint venture between Ocean Winds, Diamond Green Limited and China Three Gorges) announced today that it has concluded the transfer of its transmission assets to Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), a consortium comprising Transmission Investment, Amber Infrastructure and INPP. Moray East Offshore Wind Farm is located in the Moray Firth… Read more »

ACUA Ocean and Robosys Automation make waves announcing global partnership to integrate Voyager AI systems with ACUA’s hydrogen-powered USV

The ocean monitoring and protection innovator and unmanned craft specialist, ACUA Ocean, has signed a commercial contract to integrate Robosys Automation’s groundbreaking Voyager AI vessel control systems with its unique ACUA hydrogen-powered H-USV. The contract marks ACUA Ocean’s ongoing commitment to further develop its range of innovative long endurance hydrogen-fuelled uncrewed surface vessels for open… Read more »

Sunova Solar still listed as Tier 1 module manufacturer by BNEF

In its 1st quarter 2024 report, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) still lists Sunova Solar as a Tier 1 module manufacturer. While 43% of module manufacturers were removed from the list, Sunova Solar fulfilled the new criteria of providing minimum 6 projects with 5 MW or larger size. Wuxi 19.02.2024 – Sunova Solar is proud… Read more »

Ørsted and Incheon City sign MoU to establish world-class offshore wind power industry in Korea’s Incheon region

Ørsted has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Incheon Metropolitan City, Korea, to cooperate on developing a world-class offshore wind power industry in the region. The aim of the agreement is to establish a successful local wind power industry driven by Ørsted’s 1.6 GW offshore wind project off the coast of Incheon. Through this… Read more »

Sineng Electric Secures Prestigious BloombergNEF Tier 1 Ranking for PV Inverter Manufactures

Sineng Electric, a global leading manufacturer of PV and energy storage inverters, has achieved a significant milestone by securing a spot in the esteemed BloombergNEF Tier 1 PV inverter manufacturers list for two consecutive quarters. This recognition underscores Sineng’s commitment to technological advancement, business stability, and outstanding market competitiveness within the renewable energy industry. BNEF’s… Read more »