Author: Francesco

Natural Power supports Innergex accelerate renewable project growth in France

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided vendor’s due diligence to Innergex Renewable Energy Inc (“Innergex”) in support of its long-term co-investment agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances to provide additional equity commitment for the development and financing of ongoing renewable energy projects in France. Pierre Warlop, Managing Director of Natural Power… Read more »

ORE Catapult launches first floating offshore wind supply chain development programme in Wales with Floventis Energy

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched the first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales – specifically designed to support local companies bidding for work in the floating offshore wind industry. ORE Catapult is partnering with Floventis Energy, the developer of Llŷr 1 and 2 in the Celtic Sea, to deliver ‘F4OR… Read more »

Natural Power appoints Energy Storage Technical Director

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Tom Sklaschus as Energy Storage – Technical Director. Based in the company’s Glasgow office, Tom leads Natural Power’s energy storage consultancy services with a focus on development support, procurement and construction management. As part of this role, he supports major developers, investors and owners… Read more »

New partnership for setting up greener State of Maine, USA

FibreMax from the Netherlands announced a new collaboration with PelaStar, Yale Cordage and Avient Dyneema focusing on enhancing local content development and driving economic growth in the State of Maine’s floating wind sector. With the ambitions of localizing the supply chain and leveraging the collective expertise, the partners aim to minimize environmental impact, reduce project… Read more »

DAS Solar will supply 75MW modules to the largest FPV in Europe

As a Tier 1 PV modules supplier, DAS Solar has signed a strategic cooperation agreement and will supply 75MW high-efficiency modules to Q ENERGY France, one of the leading renewable energy companies in France. The floating PV(FPV) project, currently under construction on the site of a former quarry in the Haute-Marne region of France, will be… Read more »


ASL SAFETY & TRAINING) has announced today that it has in recent weeks received approval for delivery of STCW 95, Marine Training Programmes from the Department of The Marine & Marine Survey Office. The addition of these programmes continues our investment and innovation in this area. We are continuing to add further programmes over the… Read more »

Natural Power supports Igneo Infrastructure Partners’ acquisition of a majority equity interest in Soltage

Natural Power, a renewable energy consultancy at the forefront of the energy transition, has provided technical due diligence support to Igneo, a global infrastructure investment manager, on its agreement to acquire a majority equity interest in Soltage, LLC (‘Soltage’), a renewable power producer that develops, owns, operates and manages solar and storage assets across the… Read more »

Power Electronics announces more than $300 million investment in U.S. at RE+

Phoenix, AZ: Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of solar inverters for photovoltaic plants and energy storage has unveiled its local manufacturing plan at RE+, the most significant event in the renewable energy sector in North America. From September 11th to 14th, attendees at Power Electronics booth #1723 obtained detailed information about this exciting project, designed to significantly increase… Read more »

Umicore Collaborates with RENA Technologies to Develop the Next Generation of Germanium Wafers

Olen, Gütenbach 15. September 2023 – Umicore Electro-Optic Materials (Umicore EOM) has established a strategic collaboration with RENA Technologies, aimed at integrating RENA’s cutting-edge ACE inception wafer processing solution into the ongoing development of Ge (germanium) wafers. This collaboration signifies a momentous leap in the domain of the space solar cell industry. Umicore EOM has… Read more »

Glamox lands contract to light Havfram Wind’s two next-generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Oslo, Norway, 18 September 2023:  Glamox, one of the world’s leading lighting companies, has won a major contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited, of China, to light Havfram Wind’s two new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV). These new vessels will be capable of installing the next generation of giant wind turbines with rotor blades… Read more »

The DemoSATH project starts supplying energy to the Spanish grid

Bilbao, September 18, 2023. The floating offshore wind project DemoSATH, led by the Spanish engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies, in collaboration with the German energy company RWE Offshore Wind and the Japanese company THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC. (KEPCO), achieves a significant milestone as it commences electricity generation. In August DemoSATH was installed offshore… Read more »

TrueOcean and merge to become a leading Cloud Geodata Specialist – Their digital technology drives the energy transition.

Kiel, 18 September 2023 The merger of three Kiel-based software companies, GmbH, TrueOcean GmbH and NatureConnect GmbH, marks a significant step forward in the use of digital technology for a sustainable future. These companies, which specialise in the management of geospatial data on land and at sea, have joined forces to form “”. The… Read more »

Solvay Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Shengjian for Technical Exchange, Market Development and Material Supply

Shanghai, China, September 18, 2023 – Solvay, a global market leader in high-performance materials, and Shanghai Shengjian Environment Technology Co. Ltd. have signed a strategic partnership framework agreement to strengthen their business relations and expand into new markets. Based on over 10 years of mutual success in important segments of the semiconductor, FPD, solar power and… Read more »

Making a meaningful difference to the green agenda By Nick Dimock, Founder at 350PPM

The devasting effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world as we are fast approaching a 1.5°C rise in global temperature – a crucial tipping point after which irreversible damage will be done. To curb global warming, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% compared with 2019 levels – taking CO₂ levels… Read more »

New Global Centre in Clean Energy to be led by the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is to be the UK lead for a new £6.2m Global Centre in Clean Energy. Funded by UK Research and Innovation, the Global Centre for Clean Energy and Equitable Transportation Solutions (CLEETS), will focus on reducing emissions from road transport, using three regions as case studies: the West Midlands and South… Read more »

Gianluca Coletti CTO of FuturaSun Group

FuturaSun, a frontrunner in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, announces the appointment of Gianluca Coletti as the Group’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective October 16th. With over two decades of experience in academic and industrial Research and Development (R&D) in the field of photovoltaic energy, Gianluca Coletti is internationally recognized as a leading expert in innovative… Read more »

Stäubli invests in innovative technology for the future of a safe solar industry

Allschwil/Switzerland, September 19, 2023 − As a global market leader in solar connection solutions and a renowned player in industrial automation, Stäubli gets involved in innovative Computer Vision, AI, and robotics solutions development with the California-based OnSight Technology. Active since the early beginning of the Photovoltaic industry, Stäubli is a pioneer for durable and robust… Read more »

REC Group launches its highest power residential panel ever: REC Alpha Pure-RX

Munich, Germany, September 13, 2023 – REC Group, an international pioneering solar energy company, launched yesterday its latest high-efficiency solar panel innovation at RE+ 2023 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S. Reaching 470 Wp, the REC Alpha Pure-RX is the brand’s highest power residential panel ever. With this newest pioneering product, based on advanced heterojunction cell… Read more »

Former BOEM Director Amanda Lefton to Receive 2023 Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind

BALTIMORE – The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit working to develop offshore wind and build a dedicated supply chain in the United States, today announced former Director of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Amanda Lefton as its Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind recipient. Ms. Lefton… Read more »

Dutch housing corporation chooses Sunergetic and Qcells for large-scale solar project

[Alkmaar, Netherlands, September 14, 2023] Dutch housing corporation Woonopmaat, located in North Holland town and the municipality Heemskerk, has chosen Alkmaar-based renewable energy company Sunergetic as partner for an ambitious solar panel project using Qcells solar modules. Following a recent tender procedure, a large number of tenants of Woonopmaat properties will soon enjoy the sustainable,… Read more »

Natural Power appointed for North Kyle wind farm construction

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer providing construction management services to Brockwell Energy’s North Kyle onshore wind farm in East Ayrshire, Scotland.  The 49-turbine development in the North Kyle Forest will have a nominal capacity of up to 220MW, with turbine tip heights at a maximum… Read more »

Powering up the Workforce

A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade, with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved. However, the new Powering up the… Read more »

TE Connectivity’s new plug and play solar insulation piercing connector assemblies help accelerate solar farm implementation

OTTOBRUNN, Germany – Sept. 11, 2023 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, brings new insulation piercing connectors to market to further support accelerated solar farm implementation. The Solar IPC (SIPC) assemblies support customers in responding with agility to changes that arise during the solar farm rollout phase and help save… Read more »

The dynamic is there”: Federal Minister Habeck opens German wind fair

Wind industry in high spirits at Husum Wind 2023 / 600 exhibitors expect 15,000 trade visitors / Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economics Lies and Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Energy Conversion Goldschmidt underline the importance of wind energy and renewable energies for the states’ policies  Husum | 12 September 2023 – Today, Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for… Read more »

Considerations and modelling of on-premise hydrogen production in data centres for greenhouse gas abatement – a viable option?

With green hydrogen widely touted as the most desirable option for achieving climate change goals, the debate is heating up in the data centre sector where proponents of hydrogen believe it could well be an ideal primary power source for putting the sector on a path to net zero.  But if hydrogen is the answer,… Read more »

Setting a new world record once again! DAS Solar announces the new cell efficiency up to 26.33% for TOPCon 4.0 technology!

As a leader in N-type technology, DAS Solar has received the National Photovoltaic Industry Measurement and Testing Center’s certification report for the latest N-type high-efficiency 333.4 cm2 large-area solar cells with TOPCon 4.0 technology, which achieved an impressive cell efficiency of 26.33%, surpassing the previous world record set in May of 2023 of 26.24%. I-V… Read more »

Study highlights significant design advances across floating offshore wind sector

The UK’s renewable energy sector is well placed to take advantage of the expected boom in floating offshore wind technology, a new study suggests. Writing in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews journal, researchers from the University of Plymouth highlight that huge advances in platform technology have taken place over the past two decades. This… Read more »

Ore Catapult Launches New Programme For Companies In Caithness, Sutherland And Orkney To Break Into Offshore Renewable Energy

Businesses across Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney aiming to enter the rapidly expanding offshore renewable energy sector can apply to a regional Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme for the first time today (Tuesday). The industry leading F4OR supply chain growth programme will be delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and supported by £125,000… Read more »

BayWa r.e. and SUSI Partners Enter Partnership to Advance Corporate Energy Transition in Southeast Asia

BayWa r.e. announces a partnership with Swiss-based infrastructure investment manager SUSI Partners to deliver high-quality solar energy solutions to Southeast Asia. The two partners have signed a framework agreement to direct capital from SUSI Partner’s Southeast Asia-focused “Asia Energy Transition Fund” to the realisation of sizable rooftop PV projects contracted with larger C&I corporations. The… Read more »

AQM award for Stäubli proves the outstanding PV connector quality

Allschwil/Switzerland, September 11, 2023 − Stäubli’s MC4-Evo 2 connector wins prestigious AQM (All Quality Matters) Award 2023 for exeptional performance and durability provided by TÜV Rheinland China. Renewable energy is continuing to make strong inroads into the global energy supply. Photovoltaics are leading the way with substantial annual growth of more than 20 % ahead… Read more »

More Swissness for the Swiss solar industry: Helion Energy and Meyer Burger enter into strategic partnership

Helion, leader in the solar industry, and photovoltaic manufacturer Meyer Burger seal a strategic partnership. The two companies are thus setting an example for a strong Swiss solar industry. To support this, the AMAG Group will prefer to use Meyer Burger panels for all its own photovoltaic plants yet to be built, such as the… Read more »

Demand for Decentralised Turnkey Energy Solutions Increases as Romanian Industry Decarbonises

With experts warning that the Romanian grid’s transition to greener energy sources is happening too slowly, a prominent power equipment supplier is reporting growth in demand for turnkey generator solutions from the nation’s energy-intensive industries. Under Romania’s EU-mandated National Energy and Climate Policy commitments, the country needs to increase its overall share of renewables in… Read more »

Econowind scales up with support from NOM and Horizon Flevoland

Zeewolde, the Netherlands, 11 September 2023 – Using the power of the wind, ocean-going vessels can sail more efficiently. Dutch company Econowind builds ‘VentoFoils’ in Zeewolde and Warten. These sails enable ship owners to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%. This contributes to making the shipping industry more sustainable. The Investment and Development Agency… Read more »

IMEON ENERGY prepares its Initial Public Offering on EURONEXT GROWTH

THE CEO AND FOUNDER Christophe Goaguen embarked on his entrepreneurial journey in 2008, armed with extensive experience in large-scale industrialization gained during his tenure at Thomson and Thales. With an impressive background, including an MBA and degrees in electronics engineering, he focused on pioneering innovations. One notable accomplishment is the creation of an all-in-one hybrid… Read more »

Nextracker Opens New U.S. Factory with Dedicated Capacity in Las Vegas with Unimacts

LAS VEGAS and FREMONT, California – Nextracker (Nasdaq: NXT), a global market leader of solar tracker and software solutions, and Unimacts (UNX), a leading provider of industrial manufacturing and supply chain solutions, today announced the grand opening of a Nextracker-dedicated manufacturing facility in Las Vegas. The new facility, owned and operated by Unimacts, will produce… Read more »