Category: Misc

APS Renewable Energy Programs Recognized by Prestigious National Organizations

PHOENIX, Oct 21, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Arizona Public Service Company’s efforts to increase the adoption of renewable energy continue to earn national recognition. In the last week, two prestigious organizations, the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), recognized APS for programs that are leading Arizona down a path… Read more »

New Drive System Speeds Printing

Essemtec’s Tucano stencil printer is now faster and more accurate Experiences gained in solar cell printing have been incorporated into Essemtec’s Tucano automatic stencil printer. The printer is now one of the top products in the stencil printer market, offering a cycle time of less than 10 seconds and accuracy better than 12 µm. In… Read more »

New NanoMarkets Report Pegs Thin-Film PV Substrate and Encapsulation Market at $1.3 billion by 2015

A new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets says that, while glass will continue to dominate substrate and encapsulation materials used for thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV), new materials including metal foils, plastics, ceramics and composites will grow rapidly in importance. The main driver for using these new materials will be the need to support flexible PV… Read more »

HOCHTIEF and Beluga Shipping construct jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms

Construction of offshore wind farms requires new type of vessel A joint venture between HOCHTIEF Construction and the project and heavy-lift carrier provider BELUGA Shipping has commissioned the construction of a special jack-up vessel for the more rapid assembly of offshore wind turbines from the Polish shipyard Crist. The vessel should go into service in… Read more »

All Tentec Bolt-tensioning Tools Now With New Full Load, Positive Stop Safety Feature

Tentec is pleased to announce that its complete series of bolt tensioning equipment for wind turbines is now available with a unique, full load, positive stop feature. The new elliptical tool, designed for foundation tooling where there are space restrictions and accessibility problems, is the latest product to be launched with this important safety feature…. Read more »

Merck to present different innovative products for 3D and OLED displays at the IMID in Seoul (Korea)

IMID: Merck puts the spotlight on licristal®, liquid crystal mixtures as advanced PS-VA material and licrivue®, a range of ready-to-use reactive mesogen formulations with its advantages for 3D displays over conventional LCD technologies Merck KGaA announced today that it will be exhibiting at the IMID / IDMC / Asia Display 2010 from October 11 to… Read more »

Emerson Wins Major Contract for California’s Largest PV Facility

Emerson has been awarded a contract to supply power inverters and plant-wide controls for what will be California’s largest photovoltaic power generation facility and one of the largest in the world. Quanta Services awarded the contract to Emerson for the zero-emission solar projects in Kings County, Calif. Quanta will provide the engineering, procurement, and construction… Read more »

Reportlinker Adds Benchmarking of Wind with Solar Energy

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Benchmarking of Wind with Solar Energy http://www.reportlinker.com/p0306638/Benchmarking-of-Wind-with-Solar-Energy.html Background: Wind and solar are clean renewable energy resources available in abundance across all the regions. The business of generating electricity from the wind and solar is growing and is poised for rapid expansion as… Read more »

New CD Series of Torque Wrenches from Tentec – Robust Yet Refined for Accuracy and Ease of Use

Tentec is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative range of low profile, direct drive hydraulic torque wrenches. Developed for a host of applications throughout industry, the CD Series of versatile tools incorporates a unique non-circular drive piston that gives the wrenches their slim profile, enabling engineers to reach those awkward, restricted bolts. Although… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems to celebrate 20 years of innovation with forthcoming Technology Days

Having recently celebrated two decades of innovation in the thermal technology arena, the team at Rehm Thermal Systems is preparing to mark the occasion with a series of Technology Days in Blaubeuren-Seißen. Open to anyone with an interest in how the company’s thermal technologies could transform their electronics or photovoltaic production processes, the events will… Read more »

Steering a steady course through choppy waters

A 176 year-old-operation, Rickmers-Linie is a member of the Hamburg-based Rickmers Group and provides a worldwide network of liner services for the transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes such as transformers, generators, railway locomotives – and of course, wind turbines. PES once again caught up with the company’s Director of Marketing and Sales, Gerhard… Read more »

face-to-face interview with the Director of Marketing and Sales, Gerhard Janssen

PES regularly publishes exclusive features from Rickmers-Linie, but we’ve never had the honour of a face-to-face interview with any of the company’s executives. Until now. We travelled to Hamburg to catch-up with the Director of Marketing and Sales, Gerhard Janssen, to find out a little more about him, his organisation, and his thoughts on the… Read more »

Traqu measures in 3-D with nanometer precision

Traqu, the new 3D measurement system from Essemtec, delivers more than traditional AOI systems. A tomographic infrared probe creates a digital 3-D model of an object with an accuracy of a nanometer. Using this model, any type of measurement can be made later: volumes, heights, distances, surface roughness and more. The measuring principle works with… Read more »

Welcome to your latest PES newsletter

We at PES have been marvelling at the inexorable growth of the offshore industry in recent months, having witnessed a raft of new project announcements from all corners of the globe. The US, Germany, Spain, Scotland and a host of other nations have all finally come around to the power of offshore energy, but we… Read more »

Welcome to this, our latest solar/PV newsletter

We at PES, like many of you reading this, are currently preparing for Valencia and the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. We’re proud to be media partners and you’ll find our latest publication in abundance at the show. We’ll also be meeting up with many of you there – if you’d like… Read more »

NextEra Energy’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rate Declines by 33 Percent over Past Decade

Company’s Investments in Clean Energy Yielding Large Environmental and Economic Gains, According to Latest Sustainability Report The carbon dioxide emissions rate of NextEra Energy has fallen by a third over the past decade as a result of significant investments in low- and no-carbon power generation, according to the company’s 2010 Sustainability Report, released today. From… Read more »

Rickmers giant on maiden call in Hamburg

The largest Rickmers ship ever to call in the Port of Hamburg arrived at the Burchardkai Terminal on the late evening of Friday, 13 August. The 13,100TEU Maersk Edinburgh, which was christened Pearl Rickmers by Nina Ruge in South Korea on 2 July, was built for the Rickmers Group by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan… Read more »

Tentec Passes Quality Accreditation With Flying Colours

Tentec, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bolt tightening equipment, has once again passed its Lloyd’s Quality Audit with flying colours. Tentec currently holds together with the environmental standard and the occupational health and safety management system OHSAS 18001. “We were delighted to receive this latest endorsement of the hard work we carry out… Read more »

Kitpackers Releases New Corporate Products & Services Brochure

Kitpackers®, an Ellsworth Adhesives Company, recently announced the release of its new corporate products and services brochure. Kitpackers is the expert in chemical packaging, specializing in the custom packaging of adhesives, sealants, coatings, lubricants, and specialty chemicals. Our innovative packaging technology will increase efficiency, reduce production costs and provide easy, accurate dispensing solutions. The comprehensive… Read more »

Sempra Energy Reports Higher Second-Quarter 2010 Earnings

Company to Begin Share Repurchase in Third Quarter Sempra Energy today reported second-quarter 2010 earnings of $222 million, or $0.89 per diluted share, up from earnings of $198 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, in 2009. Second-quarter 2009 earnings included a charge of $64 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for an asset write-off at… Read more »

John McLane Joins GCube Insurance Services as Senior Vice President

GCube Insurance Services, Inc., the leading global insurer of renewable energy technologies announced today that John McLane has joined the company as Senior Vice President. Mr. McLane will be responsible for growing GCube’s renewable energy business held by utilities and independent power producers. With over 30 years in the industry, John has worked on all… Read more »

SANYO Completes New Factory for Li-ion Batteries for Eco-friendly Vehicles

Expanding battery production capacity to meet the growing global demand for eco-friendly vehicles SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. a world leader of rechargeable battery technologies, is pleased to announce the completion of SANYO’s new factory for the lithium-ion batteries for eco-friendly vehicles in its Kasai Plant (Kasai city, Hyogo prefecture, Japan.) Given the growing public concern… Read more »

Beluga Shipping takes American investor on board for new building program

Beluga Shipping GmbH, the global market leader in the project & heavy lift shipping segment, today announced plans to make further investments in the super heavy lift market, extend its existing business segments, and improve its overall service offering. Initially, additional growth is expected in the offshore wind farm sector. Later on, the offshore market… Read more »

Greenscape Announces Solar and Wind Suppliers for Denver Green Parking Project

— wind, solar and geothermal incorporated within development of world’s greenest parking facility Greenscape Capital Group Inc. is pleased to announce that Green Park Denver LLC (“GP”) has selected solar and wind energy suppliers for its Denver parking facility. The facility design utilizes solar, wind and geothermal energy sources amongst other operational green features. Wind… Read more »

Applied Materials to Highlight Innovations for Enabling Future Electronic Devices in San Francisco This Week

Applied Materials, Inc. will showcase its leadership and innovation for producing future generations of microchips and clean energy solutions at the Semicon West 2010, Intersolar North America and ASMC1 events in San Francisco this week. The company’s show theme, Turning Innovations into Industries,TM summarizes Applied’s legacy and future promise. Through continuous innovations, Applied has transformed… Read more »

Ellsworth Adhesives Is Adding XIAMETER® PMX-200 Silicone Fluid Product Offering

Ellsworth Adhesives announced today it has added Dow Corning’s XIAMETER® brand PMX-200 Silicone Fluids to their product catalog and web site. The XIAMETER PMX-200 Silicone Fluids (formerly known as Dow Corning 200 Fluids) are considered the industry standard for consistency and quality. XIAMETER® silicone fluids are used in a wide array of applications. Ellsworth provides… Read more »

Rickmers christens four containerships with a combined capacity of 52,400 TEU during a ceremony at the HHI Ulsan shipyard

Even for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipyard group, it was a remarkable occasion. In a quadruple naming ceremony at HHI’s Ulsan shipyard on 2 July, Rickmers Group christened four ultra-large container ships (ULCS) of 13,100 TEU each. MV “MAERSK EDINBURGH” (ex “PEARL RICKMERS”) is the first ULCS of Rickmers Group which will… Read more »

Ellsworth Adhesives Releases New Line Card

Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor and value-added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes and dispensing equipment, today introduces its newly updated line card offering. The Ellsworth’s line card provides a One Source comprehensive resource for customers looking for an inclusive list of material and equipment manufacturers. A complete list of value-added services is outlined,… Read more »

Ameron Reports Solid Profits on Higher Second-Quarter Sales

Ameron International Corporationtoday reported net income of $9.5 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in the quarter ended May 30, 2010, compared to net income of $9.4 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, in the quarter ended May 31, 2009. Consolidated sales increased to $136.5 million in the second quarter of 2010, compared to $132.9… Read more »

Defining innovation: how Whirlpool transformed an industry

Environmental issues and the pressures for companies to “go green” are among the biggest facing businesses across the globe currently. For Whirlpool Corporation, this commitment is being matched by a push to ensure that every single electronic product in the company is smart grid compatible by 2015. Behind this push is Bracken Darrell, the President… Read more »

Ellsworth Adhesives Is Adding PRC Rapid Seal Product Line Offering

Ellsworth Adhesives announced today it has added the PPG Aerospace PRC Rapid Seal® Sealants product line. The PRC Rapid Seal® line offers high-performance, flexible, chemical resistant sealants that are designed for a variety of industrial applications. PRC brand sealants are available in a gun grade, self-leveling, and spray-applied consistencies. PPG Aerospace is an industry leading… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie again wins Best Shipping Line

For the second time in a row, Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has won the category Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo in the annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). In a gala dinner held on 10 June 2010 at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, Dirk Wittkowski,… Read more »

Watlow® Expands the EZ-ZONE® ST Integrated Controller

Watlow®, a designer and manufacturer of electric heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, has expanded the EZ-ZONE® ST integrated controller family to include phase angle power switching and increased load current. The EZ-ZONE ST now features single phase solid state relay output up from 40 to 75 amperes and phase angle power switching with soft-start to… Read more »