Author: Francesco

The future of offshore wind

The current landscape in offshore wind is full of promise and opportunity right now. Global net zero targets are driving widespread growth and investment in the sector as different countries look to replace traditional energy production systems with moresustainable alternatives. Widely heralded as a leader in worldwide offshore wind, the UK is looking to significantly scale up production… Read more »

NRG Systems Names Enrique Lopez Salido New Vice President of Operations

January 26, 2022 Hinesburg, VT, USA –  NRG Systems, Inc., announced today that Enrique Lopez Salido has joined the company as its new Vice President of Operations. Lopez Salido has nearly 30 years of experience running and redefining global operations for a range of technology sectors, including aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, medical, and renewable energy. He… Read more »

Sharp expands half-cut cell portfolio with new 410W and 400W M10 PV panels

Hamburg, 25th January 2022 – Sharp today announces the addition of the new 410W and 400W monocrystalline PERC silicon photovoltaic panels to its half-cut cell portfolio – the NU-JC410 and its all-black version the NU-JC400B. The new modules are suitable for short frame side clamping, and are designed for residential small-scale commercial and industrial rooftop… Read more »

The UK Government has announced £31 million of funding – matched by more than £30 million of industry funding – for the development of innovative floating offshore wind technology.

Responding, Ben Miller, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “This funding adds to the momentum around floating offshore wind power after last week’s ScotWind outcome set out almost 15GW of new floating projects entering development in Scotland. “Targeted funding like this is essential if we are to capture the supply chain benefits of our leading… Read more »

Wind Industry Veteran Rolf Miller Joins ArcVera as New Deputy Director

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and energy storage projects, announces the expansion of its wind energy analysis leadership team with the appointment of wind industry veteran Rolf Miller as Deputy Director, Wind Energy Technical Analysis Team. Rolf brings a unique blend of technical and managerial expertise to strengthen… Read more »

ORE Catapult welcomes £60m boost for UK floating wind

Responding to an announcement today from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of a £60 million funding boost for the UK’s floating offshore wind industry, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult Chief Executive Andrew Jamieson said: “This is a really welcome joint investment by the UK Government and industry to use research and… Read more »

‘Fireflies’ with infrared vision set to transform wind turbine and aircraft inspections

Drone technology combined with active thermography offers faster, cheaper and more in-depth inspection of wind turbine blades and aeroplane wings Two Cambridge-based companies, Innvotek and Mapair, have successfully trialled a drone system that uses infrared technologies and artificial intelligence to inspect composite structures, including wind turbines and aircraft wings, for defects. Firefly Inspect can hover above… Read more »

Successful started: Streamergy wins major international order

Augsburg, January 20th, 2022 – Streamergy GmbH, software and solution provider for renewable energies, has successfully completed its first financial year. With its first major order abroad, the company, which was founded at the beginning of 2021, is already positioning itself in the international PV market. Energy Asset Solutions Pvt Lt., based in Ahmedabad, India,… Read more »

Fronius Tauro brings greater cost effectiveness to large-scale PV systems

(Wels, 20/01/2022) Fronius Tauro is now also available in the 50 kW power category. The robust commercial inverter makes large-scale PV systems even more cost effective. Even under the harshest environmental conditions, it delivers full power and maximum yields with impressively low total system operating costs, smart control and an open system architecture. Last but… Read more »

SMA America Confirms 25-year Design Life for Sunny Highpower PEAK3 Inverters

The 25-year design life gives developers and owners the long-term security needed to realize the full potential of their plants SMA America announced today in a formal manufacturer’s declaration that it has confirmed a 25-year design life for the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverters. The Sunny Highpower PEAK3’s 25-year design life is the result of SMA’s… Read more »


Global renewable energy equipment manufacturer FIMER, has been commissioned by Yates Electrical Services Group (YES Group) and Sustainable Energy Infrastructure (SEI) to provide its market-leading inverter technologies for five solar farm projects in South Australia. When fully complete, the mid-large-scale installations will deliver 20 MW of electricity generation to the South Australian grid, powering around… Read more »

OWGP launches first national F4OR programme to grow UK offshore wind supply chain

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched its latest business transformation activity to support the UK offshore wind supply chain in collaboration with ORE Catapult, Nuclear AMRC and Opergy. The first national Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) Programme, delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and funded by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership… Read more »

Certex UK Wins Wind Farm Inspection Contract

Doncaster, UK-based Certex UK has won a major three-year contract for inspection and maintenance of over 150 turbine generators across two wind farms. Certex was awarded the contract by Equinor, operator of the Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast. The full scope of work covers the statutory inspection and maintenance of all Transmission and Generation… Read more »

ABB adds digital analytics feature to turbochargers, giving performance visibility to shipowners

ABB Turbocharging is bringing the benefits of propulsion digitalization to the shipping industry with the introduction of Turbo Insights. The new data analysis feature offers insights based on operational data received from the vessel, at no additional cost or need for additional hardware onboard. Now as a standard feature on all two-stroke engine A100-L and… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid launches new 3DX™ HP solution with fastest industry turnaround times for multi-GW blade inspections

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind rotor blade inspections announces the launch of its latest 3DX™ High Productivity (HP) solution specifically designed for high volume inspection campaigns. Thanks to advanced automation and AI-enabled analytics, 3DX™ HP delivers a streamlined single-stop process, making it the most efficient rotor blade… Read more »

Q CELLS announces strategic partnership with Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure

[Irvine, United States, January 13, 2022] Today Q CELLS North America, a leading complete energy solutions provider, announced a partnership with Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure, LLC (KSI), a nationally recognized and forward leaning development and finance firm that manages investments in distributed scale impact-producing assets including solar and energy storage projects. The partnership sets the stage… Read more »

Equipped for the future: Deutsche WindGuard’s Technical Management

Varel, 2022-01-13: Deutsche WindGuard’s technical management division looks back on a successful year with a number of strategically significant enhancements. In par- ticular, with the implementation of the new, latest technology control centre at the headquarters in Varel, the company has optimally geared up for the future develop- ment of the wind energy market both… Read more »

RWE announces further milestone for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

Turbine commissioning at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has been successfully completed. The wind farm, constructed by RWE on behalf the project partners, has reached this milestone on time, overcoming the challenges posed by the global pandemic.   Once fully operational, the power output of Triton Knoll will be 857 megawatts (MW), making it one… Read more »

Scottish offshore wind growth at risk from rising offshore wind transmission charges

A new report has laid bare the impacts of the higher transmission charges faced by Scottish offshore wind generators compared to projects in the south of Great Britain. The research, commissioned by the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC), was carried out by independent consultancy ITPEnergised, and uses the latest National Grid ESO forecasts for Transmission… Read more »

30 GW offshore wind energy by 2030: Target is good – accelerate and stabilize expansion now

Due to wrongly set political framework conditions, no wind turbine construction activity took place in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea in the entire year 2021. Motivated by the need for climate protection and economic sustainability, the new German government has set higher and more long-term targets in the coalition agreement. These must now… Read more »

Alencon Systems Completes Expansion of U.S.-based Manufacturing and R&D Facilities to Support Meteoric Growth

Alencon Systems LLC is pleased to announce the completion of a significant expansion of its state-of-the-art suburban Philadelphia manufacturing and research and development headquarters. The expansion coincides with a doubling of the companyís staff which occurred during 2021, with many of the new hires coming in the companyís manufacturing department. Alencon exclusively manufactures its industry… Read more »

Luxcara acquires Dutch offshore wind farm stake from Van Oord

Renewable energy asset manager Luxcara and marine construction company Van Oord completed the sale and transfer of Van Oord’s 10% participation in Blauwwind to Luxcara at the end of December 2021. In 2016, the Blauwwind consortium was awarded the concession to design, construct, operate and maintain one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms located… Read more »

GoodWe Steps Up Solar Footprint in the UK 2022 launch for new battery and utility scale inverters

GoodWe, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of solar inverter and battery technology, is ramping up activity in the UK with new products for 2022 and a strengthened team. Alongside its already-established inverters, GoodWe is bringing to the UK a new series of low and high wattage batteries in 2022 later this year, as well… Read more »

DEME further reinforces fleet with acquisition of offshore installation vessel ‘Viking Neptun’

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — Antwerp (BE) – DEME has entered into an agreement with Norwegian shipping company Eidesvik to acquire the DP3 offshore installation vessel ‘Viking Neptun’. Representing a substantial investment, this move highlights DEME’s commitment to its customers, and supports the continued growth of the offshore wind industry. This latest addition to its… Read more »

INEOS signs renewable power deal with Eneco: Increases total Belgian offshore wind generation to over 200MW and reduces CO2 emissions by nearly 3 million tonnes

INEOS has agreed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for renewable offshore wind power in Belgium with sustainable energy producer Eneco.  Under the terms of the ten-year deal, which begins in 2022, INEOS will purchase 65,5-Megawatt (250 GWh per annum) of off-shore wind power from Eneco, produced at the SeaMade offshore wind park in the Belgian… Read more »

Nordex receives order for 43 MW from Spain from RWE Renewables Iberia

Hamburg, 12 January 2022. End of 2021, the Nordex Group secured an order from Spain: for RWE Renewables Iberia, the manufacturer is supplying nine N149/4.X turbines for the “Rea Unificado” wind farm project. The order also includes a service contract for a period of two years. The 43.2 MW “Rea Unificado” wind farm is being… Read more »

BYD Battery-Box: More than 100000 Systems, Delivered to the European Residential Market in 2021

Shenzhen/Berlin, January 10, 2022 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries, looks back at a very eventful year 2021. The company sees an exponential growth in the demand and market share for its modular energy storage system Battery-Box. The delivery volume for Europe amounts to a total of one… Read more »

Solar PV and wind power market in the US will be driven by favorable government policies, says GlobalData

Renewable power held a 19% share of the US’s total power capacity in 2020, according to GlobalData, and this share is expected to increase significantly to 48.4% by 2030. The leading data and analytics company notes that favorable policies introduced by the US government will continue to drive the country’s renewable sector, particularly solar PV… Read more »

Jan De Nul launched its Next Generation Offshore Wind Intallation Vessel Les Alizés

An important milestone is reached in the construction of Les Alizés, a Next-Gen floating offshore installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning. Jan De Nul launched its Offshore Installation Vessel Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This vessel will be the largest Heavy Lift Vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to… Read more »

Certex UK Opens in Taiwan, Targets Renewables

Doncaster, UK-based Certex UK will serve the renewable energy market from a new office in Taiwan, which will begin operations on 1 January 2022. Certex UK is part of the Lifting Solutions Group, one of six divisions within the Axel Johnson International business. Certex provides products and services to various stakeholders within the wind energy… Read more »

GDG recently established a USA presence to support the rapidly evolving offshore wind market in the United States

Providence, USA, January 5, 2022 – Offshore consultancy, GDG, is excited to announce it is officially open for business in the United States! As we enter into a New Year, the consultancy team at GDG is making resolutions for how we support the USA offshore wind market with specialist geo-solutions. We are approaching 2022 with… Read more »

Ecoppia reaches an unprecedented milestone crossing 3,000MW of global projects

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – January XX, 2022 – Ecoppia (TASE: ECPA), world’s leader in robotic cleaning solutions for photovoltaic solar, announces today yet another major achievement, presenting an unmatched project portfolio of 3,000MW, cleaning over 4.8 billion panels till date.  This significant milestone aligns with Ecoppia’s global expansion activities into new geographies, answering the burning… Read more »