Author: Francesco

Kaskasi offshore wind farm underway – more than 50 percent of foundations successfully installed

Hamburg, June 13th 2022. Construction work for RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm north of Helgoland progressed rapidly in the spring. Using the Buss Terminal Eemshaven as a base port, more than 50 percent of the foundations have already been successfully installed. “We are pleased that our partner Buss was able to provide the necessary space… Read more »

InnoVent to implement Nabrawind’s BladeRunner for 3MW turbines

The crane less blade installation and de-installation system will be available for blade maintenance and substitution in France, Sweden and Morocco The French developer InnoVent will implement Nabrawind’s BladeRunner crane-less blade installation and de-installation system for its 3MW wind turbines. The BladeRunner will specifically carry out manoeuvres for the WWD3, meaning the system will operate… Read more »

Tech superstars to boost offshore wind industry in North East of England

Eight UK companies have secured a spot in Launch Academy North East, a Cleantech Offshore Renewables Accelerator programme from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for the North East of England. The successful companies – Hyserve Marine, Walker Subsea, Pharos Offshore, Three60 Mapping, PWG Connections, Pipeflex Systems, Seismic Space, and INEX Microtechnology – took part… Read more »

RWE acquires 1.4-gigawatt power plant from Vattenfall and develops Eemshaven site into a leading energy and hydrogen hub in Northwest Europe

RWE will acquire the gas-fired power plant ‘Magnum’ at Eemshaven, the Netherlands, in the province of Groningen from Vattenfall. The two companies have signed an agreement to this effect. The plant, which has been in operation since 2013, is one of the most modern power plants of its kind and has an installed capacity of… Read more »

Saitec plans the installation of a pre-commercial pilot park on the Costa Brava

Girona (Catalonia, Spain), June 2, 2022. The Spanish engineering company Saitec has announced its interest in developing a pre-commercial pilot park with 5 units and a total potential of 50MW in the Mediterranean Sea in 2025. The offshore wind turbines will use SATH technology in open sea in Girona, specifically in an area located more… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders high-end crane simulator for its new offshore installation vessels Voltaire and Les Alizés

This autumn, Jan De Nul welcomes two new Next-Generation offshore installation vessels: the Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire and the Heavy Lift Vessel Les Alizés will be a serious size larger than their look-alikes currently available on the offshore installation market. Thanks to their size and unrivalled lifting capacity, both vessels will be able to install… Read more »

Australia must get serious about battery power if we’re a chance at Net Zero by 2050

Australia would take at least 250 years to become fully reliant on renewable energy based on the current rate of battery take-up, according to the inventor of new technology to fast-track clean energy. Only a massive increase in battery storage capacity would ensure the nation has enough renewable energy to cope with an expected tripling… Read more »

From the Arctic to the Sahara, ABB’s MV switchgear testing goes extreme

An innovative Climatic Test Chamber in Brno, Czech Republic, will be used to test all ABB energized indoor MV switchgear panels, to ensure they keep the power on 24/7 in the harshest of operating environments.  ABB has invested €700,000 to create the state-of-the-art test facility, which is the first of its type in Europe. The… Read more »

WIND Lands the Cable Storage for TenneT’s Dutch and German Offshore Grid Connection Systems

The contract scope includes: Supply of cable storage equipment Execution of cable transfers Management and storage of spare export cables The first cable for Hollandse Kust Noord will arrive with WIND before the end of Q2 this year. For the foreseeable future,  further spare cables will be stored at WIND’s spacious cable storage and repair… Read more »

WinGD introduces compact on-engine emissions solution for X-DF portfolio

Swiss marine power company WinGD has introduced an on-engine version of its popular iCER system, enabling the emissions reduction technology to be installed without impact on engine footprint. The development is part of WinGD’s commitment to making decarbonisation as simple as possible for ship operators. iCER is the first X-DF2.0 technology introduced to further boost… Read more »

Catapult maritime decarbonisation projects drive innovations vital to achieving Net Zero

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s five Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) projects ended in March 2022, progressing world-leading innovations and significant strides towards wider maritime decarbonisation. The five projects, representing £3.3m in funding from the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, helped pave the way towards a future of zero-emissions… Read more »

Stora Enso and Modvion partner to expand the use of wood for wind turbine towers

Stora Enso and wood technology company Modvion are partnering to establish wood as the material of choice for wind turbine towers. The collaboration’s purpose is to demonstrate the vast possibilities in using wood in demanding constructions. Modvion builds wind turbine towers with laminated veneer lumber (LVL), which proportionate to its weight is stronger than steel…. Read more »

Qcells Announces Solar Panel Manufacturing Expansion Will Be in Dalton, Georgia

[Seoul, South Korea, May 26, 2022] Qcells, the world’s leading clean energy solutions provider, announces today that its new solar panel manufacturing facility will be located in Dalton, Georgia. The $171 million investment will boost production of advanced photovoltaic modules that will help the U.S. achieve its goals of decarbonizing the electric grid and creating… Read more »

Renewables industry campaigns for supply chain growth

Scottish Renewables presents five actions which The Scottish Government could take to boost net-zero supply chain Industry body Scottish Renewables has launched a new campaign calling on The Scottish Government to deliver crucial support for the country’s low-carbon supply chain – or risk home-grown firms missing out on lucrative contracts. The campaign, Supporting Scotland’s Renewable… Read more »

Safer, Faster and more Cost-efficient Wind Turbine Blade Replacement

Richardson, Texas, USA — The wind energy market demands constant innovation from its supply chain, as Crosby Airpes’s craneless wind turbine rotor blade exchange system proves. As wind farm operators meet unprecedented demand for new turbines, they must also maintain installed towers, nacelles, and other components. Central to that work is removal and replacement of… Read more »

EDPR enters into agreement with Lhyfe to foster renewable hydrogen

Upon the successful completion of the capital increase carried out by Lhyfe in the initial public offering and listing on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris, EDPR entered into an agreement with the French company to jointly identify, develop, build, and manage renewable hydrogen production projects. Madrid (Spain) / Nantes (France), May 24, 2022…. Read more »

Enel to Provide Reliable and Sustainable Electricity across its Networks with world’s first 24kV SF6-free Ring Main Units

Enel Global Infrastructure & Networks will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide reliable and sustainable power across its networks in Italy and Spain thanks to the installation of ABB’s innovative SF6-free Ring Main Units (RMUs), specifically designed for Enel’s requirements. The project represents an important step towards delivering increasingly sustainable power grids, as ABB’s low… Read more »

ONYX Insight’s fleetMONITOR software was rolled out to over 250 wind turbines in Italy, Germany and France, helping ERG optimising O&M of its diverse fleet

Genoa, Italy, 24 May — Italy’s leading renewable energy producer, ERG, has signed a five-year software deal with ONYX Insight, a leading provider of predictive data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry. The agreement enables ERG to use ONYX Insight’s cloud-based analytics platform fleetMONITOR to increase component lead times and reduce operations and… Read more »

Meet the VelociWrapperTM, a Newly Patented Creature Speeding up Clean Energy Installations

HILDALE, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The VelociWrapperTM Company is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for our flagship product, the VelociWrapperTM , a cable-wrapping machine that significantly increases speed, bolsters efficiency, and reduces costs for wind and solar farm installations in the renewable energy construction sector…. Read more »

Where Art Meets Science: The Novartis Pavill Opens in Basel, Switzerland

The Novartis Pavillon designed by AMDL CIRCLE and Michele De Lucchi has opened in Basel, Switzerland. The organic photovoltaics global leader ASCA, an ARMOR group company, functionally designed and produced more than 10,000 diamond- and triangle-shaped solar modules with ten different sizes and laminated them into polycarbonate. As they can take any shape and size,… Read more »

TrinaTracker launches SuperTrack a smart tracker control system that increases power production by up to 3% to 8%

May 12th 2022, TrinaTracker, a leading tracker solutions provider, launches SuperTrack, an innovative smart control system and showcases Vanguard 1P tracker at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich. SuperTrack includes a Smart Tracking algorithm that increases energy production by up to 3% to 8% compared with the conventional tracking algorithms. SuperTrack intelligent tracking combines Smart… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Leak Detection and Vacuum Technology Facility in Indianapolis, Indiana

Asslar, May 16, 2022. Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum and leak detection solutions for the semiconductor as well as the analytical, industrial and research & development markets, opened up a new 40,000 square foot facility on May 13th. This state-of-the-art facility is located at 4037 Guion Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana. The… Read more »

Extend Lifespan of Wind Turbine Blades with New Leading Edge Repair and Protection Solution

In response to growing market demand, polymeric technology company, Belzona, now offers a complete leading edge repair and protection solution. Optimised to be easy-to-apply, fast-curing and hard-wearing, the combination of Belzona 5711 and Belzona 5721 is specially designed to fortify wind turbine blades with outstanding protection against leading edge erosion for the long term. Fast,… Read more »

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has today (May 11) announced details of signatories to the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s Collaborative Framework Charter.

Responding, Emma Harrick, Energy Transition and Supply Chain Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Today’s announcement of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s (SOWEC) Collaborative Framework Charter signatories demonstrates the commitment of the ScotWind project developers in working collaboratively for the benefit of Scotland’s ports and suppliers. “With a short-term offshore wind pipeline of 6.9GW and… Read more »

Soltec supplies SFOne to generate 83 MW in new Minas Gerais project, Brazil

Murcia, May 11, 2022.– Soltec, integrated supplier of solutions for solar tracking photovoltaic plants, will supply trackers capable of generating 83 MW in a new solar plant in the Minas Gerais region, Brazil. The solar plant, owned by Mercury Renew, Solatio and Sunrise, will be equipped with Soltec’s single-axis SFOne tracker. Over 154,000 modules and… Read more »

FPT Industrial, FPT INDUSTRIAL SHOWCASES ITS SUSTAINABLE FARMING SOLUTIONS AT AGRISHOW 2022 IN BRAZIL

FPT INDUSTRIAL SHOWCASES ITS SUSTAINABLE FARMING SOLUTIONS AT AGRISHOW 2022 IN BRAZIL Turin, Italy, May 9, 2022 A pioneer and leader in the development of alternative fuel engines with more than 20 years of experience and over 70,000 natural gas engines sold globally to date, FPT Industrial presented at Agrishow 2022 – held in Ribeirão… Read more »

Huawei Collaborates with Global Partners and Customers to Build a Low Carbon Society at Intersolar Europe 2022

At Intersolar Europe 2022, held at Messe München, Germany, Huawei shared its commitment to collaborating with partners and customers and empowering them with innovative FusionSolar Smart PV solutions for a better, greener, and smarter future. Under the theme of “Building a low-carbon smart society”, Huawei invited its global clients and partners to experience the progress… Read more »

Intersolar Europe 2022: REC launches new world’s highest-power solar panel for residential installations with G12 HJT cells

With up to 430 Wp packed into less than two square meters, the new REC Alpha Pure-R hits the sweet spot in terms of its power output, size, weight, and handling. REC’s latest panel innovation builds on the lead-free and RoHS compliant REC Alpha Pure Series, which just won the prestigious 2022 Intersolar Award. Munich,… Read more »

TrinaTracker launches SuperTrack a smart tracker control system that increases power production by up to 3% to 8%

May 12th 2022, TrinaTracker, a leading tracker solutions provider, launches SuperTrack, an innovative smart control system and showcases Vanguard 1P tracker at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition in Munich. SuperTrack includes a Smart Tracking algorithm that increases energy production by up to 3% to 8% compared with the conventional tracking algorithms. SuperTrack intelligent tracking combines Smart… Read more »

Groundbreaking Ceremony in Austria Launches Agri Photovoltaics Test Site

Neusling, Germany, May 10, 2022 – IDEEMATEC and EWS Consulting cooperation sees commencement of a 5.5 hectare research facility, Sonnenfeld Bruck an der Leitha, in Austria. A groundbreaking ceremony took place this week to mark the commencement of this state-of-the-art Agri PV research facility, with commissioning due to be completed in September. The site is… Read more »

Leading international trade fair WindEnergy Hamburg and the H₂EXPO & CONFERENCE are setting their sights on the increased development of renewable energies.

From 27 to 30 September 2022, Hamburg will become an energy hub for the world. For four days, at WindEnergy Hamburg everything at the trade show site will revolve around generating energy from wind and its exploitation. At the H₂EXPO & CONFERENCE, it is all about the generation, transport, storage and use of green hydrogen…. Read more »

NRG Systems Offers the Only Lidar to Measure Full Wind Turbine Shear and Veer

Hinesburg, Vermont, USA – NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has added ZX Lidars’ ZX TM to its remote sensing portfolio. NRG Systems has been selling and supporting ZX Lidars’ industry-leading technology since 2019. In addition to ZX TM, NRG Systems offers the ZX 300 onshore vertical profiler… Read more »

ETIP PV Annual Conference 2022

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) has successfully finished its 2022 virtual annual conference. The Conference “SHAPING EUROPE’S ENERGY FUTURE WITH PHOTOVOLTAICS – Sustainable manufacturing and deployment” has discussed in four sessions the challenges of the transition to climate neutrality and a sustainable future with Photovoltaics. These two topics will become… Read more »

Soltec participates in Intersolar Europe trade fair with its SFOne

Murcia, May 9, 2022.- Soltec will showcase its SFOne tracker at the Intersolar Europe Fair, held this week from May 11 – 13 in Munich (Germany). Intersolar Europe is one of the most important, anticipated events in the international solar energy arena, bringing together key companies in the industry. The SFOne will be Soltec’s technology… Read more »

EDPR reaches a net profit of 66 million euros in Q1, 75% above the previous year

London, UK, 04 May 2022. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the fourth largest renewable energy producer in the world, has reached a net profit of 66 million euros in the first quarter of 2022, 75% above the previous year. This figure was partially offset by higher taxes, financials and higher non-controlling interest, among others. EDPR now… Read more »