Category: Misc

India Unveils Renewable Energy Trade Rules

India’s federal electricity regulator announced a policy for regulating tradable energy instruments in the country, a step that will help open up its multibillion-dollar carbon markets as it attempts to balance a rapidly expanding economy with low-carbon growth. The instruments–called renewable energy certificates–will help boost power generation from water, wind, solar and other such clean… Read more »

Province set to announce huge green energy deal

Premier Dalton McGuinty is set to announce a blockbuster deal with a group led by South Korean firm Samsung that could create 15,000 jobs in Ontario, CTV Toronto has learned. The deal, expected to be formally announced Thursday, will see about $5 billion in investment as Samsung establishes up to four manufacturing facilities to build… Read more »

Obama Gives $2.3B In Tax Credits to Solar & Wind Energy

President Barack Obama last week announced the award of US $2.3 billion in Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits. One hundred eighty three projects in 43 states will receive that funds that are meant to help create tens of thousands of jobs through the domestic manufacturing of advanced clean energy technologies including solar, wind… Read more »

SGS Opens First Independent Laboratory for Natural Stone and Homogeneous Material in Xiamen, China

On August 7th, 2009 SGS China officially opened its laboratory for natural stone and homogeneous material in Xiamen in response to the high demand for testing and certification services in the region. Strategically positioned in the port of Xiamen, one of the main stone production and export bases in China and a leading base in… Read more »

Applied Materials Aquires Semitool Inc

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Semitool, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMTL). This acquisition expands Applied’s capability to address emerging opportunities in the high-growth wafer packaging market and provides complementary systems and technology for advanced semiconductor manufacturing. On December 21, 2009, Semitool was merged with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applied. As… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has been successfully re-certified in accordance with the latest ISO standards ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004. Rickmers-Linie’s new integrated quality management system incorporates statutory and regulatory requirements for quality, occupational health and safety as well as environmental management. The certificates became valid with… Read more »

A Decade Draws to an End

As the decade draws to an end, many of us within the renewables industries will be reflecting upon ten years that have shaped the future. Prior to 2000, wind and photovoltaic technologies were in their infancy and largely unproven commercially. Yet within a few short years, the spectre of global warming had raised its ugly… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Brunoni as agent in Switzerland

Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has appointed Zurich based O Brunoni SA as its Swiss agent with effect from 1 January 2010. Brunoni will take over the agency activities for Rickmers-Linie from Cargonautic AG, which had been acting as Rickmers’ agency since 1998 but unfortunately will close down its… Read more »

Rehm – a leader in Reflow Soldering innovations – presents yet another market first:

Introducing Rehm Pyrolysis The most effective Residue Management solution for your Reflow Soldering Process Pyrolysis from Rehm delivers these production benefits: 12 month maintenance intervals Removal of unpleasant odors Clean and dry process chamber Lower energy costs Higher process stability and reduced downtime Rehm Pyrolysis in the pre-heating and peak area eliminates crystalline residues. Condensate… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG preparing to found a subsidiary in the United States of America

Sulzemoos 30 November 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), an international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is in the process of preparing its entry into the market of the United States of America. On 30 November 2009, the Supervisory Board approved the proposal of the Board of Directors for the founding of… Read more »

SGS Statutory Services Belgium becomes Authorized Inspection Organization

SGS Statutory Services Belgium becomes Authorized Inspection Organization (AIO) for the Certification of Belgian Offshore Installations for the Production of Electrical Energy from Renewable Energy Sources In October 2009, SGS Statutory Services Belgium received authorization to conduct the certification of Belgian offshore installations for the production of electricity from renewable energy. This authorization clearly demonstrates… Read more »

Winds of Change for Spanish PV Inverters

While the Swiss manufacturer Sputnik Engineering has mostly sold central inverters for free-standing systems to Spain in the last few years, since mid-2009 the Solar Max string inverters have become a new best-seller. Biel, 18 November 2009. Since the middle of 2009, fitters have increasingly installed PV plants on industrial roofs in Spain , a set… Read more »

SGS Presents its Wind Energy Services at China Wind Power 2009

SGS Wind Energy Competence Center presented its services at the Global Wind Power Conference 2009 in China. Marcel Poodt, Lead Engineer of the SGS Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC), introduced the Full-Scale Blade Testing services offered by SGS. Participants showed great interest in the services provided by the newly established center. Reliability of structures and… Read more »

SANYO Announces its Global Production Strategy for HIT*1 Solar Cells

Completing Osaka Nishikinohama Factory to increase production of solar cells Tokyo, November 17, 2009 – SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) is pleased to announce the completion of the third factory building (Bldg. C) of Nishikinohama Factory (Kaizuka City, Osaka), already a mother factory for SANYO’s photovoltaic system business. Bldg. C is expected to start high-volume… Read more »

Applied Materials, Merck and Braunschweig University Awarded Funding by German Government for OLED Research

ALZENAU, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Applied Materials, Inc., Merck KGaA and the Braunschweig University of Technology (TU-BS) today announced that they have been awarded a grant by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop processes to lower the cost of manufacturing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting for general illumination applications. Applied will spearhead the… Read more »

Applied Materials to Acquire Semitool

Combination makes Applied Materials the leader in high-growth equipment market for advanced packaging of chips for mobile devices Strengthens Applied’s opportunity in the memory industry’s conversion to copper Live conference call and webcast today at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time SANTA CLARA, Calif. & KALISPELL, Mont.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) and Semitool, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMTL)… Read more »

Metropolitan Water Launches Eighth Annual Solar Cup; Teams From 36 Southland High Schools Participating

Contact: Rob Hallwachs, (213) 217-6450 Nov. 5, 2009 METROPOLITAN WATER LAUNCHES EIGHTH ANNUAL SOLAR CUP;TEAMS FROM 36 SOUTHLAND HIGH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATINGStudents build, race solar-powered boats in seven-month programhighlighting natural and renewable resources Students from 36 Southland high schools will begin building solar-powered boats this Saturday (Nov. 7) that they will race in Metropolitan Water District’s… Read more »

Applied Materials Acquires the Assets of Advent Solar

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Applied Materials, Inc., the leading supplier of equipment and services to the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, announced today that it has acquired substantially all the assets, including the intellectual property, of Advent Solar, Inc. for an undisclosed cash amount. Advent Solar is a developer of advanced technology for crystalline silicon (c-Si)… Read more »

EU-US energy research vital to global energy security

Commenting on the setting up of an EU-US Energy Council, Christian Kjaer, Chief Executive of the European Wind Energy Association said: “That an EU-US Summit decides to establish a trans-Atlantic Energy Council shows the growing importance of energy in international relations. Energy security and climate change will have an ever greater role in global politics.”… Read more »

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation’s subsidiary BNSF Railway Company operates..

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation’s subsidiary BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF Railway is well positioned to transport imported or domestically manufactured wind turbine components. With over six years of experience in the wind energy market,… Read more »

NEMO Project: 11 Partners Conduct Research on New OLED Materials

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting the research project “New materials for OLEDs from solutions” (NEMO) Merck KGaA is leading the consortium of 11 partners  Darmstadt, November 2, 2009 – Merck KGaA announced today that it has launched a project called “New materials for OLEDs from solutions” (NEMO) together with renowned… Read more »

Combining Technologies for Energy Creation, Storage, and Saving

SANYO to Enter the Energy Solutions Market October 29, 2009 — SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. (SANYO) will be entering the energy solutions business with system proposals to reduce running costs and CO2 emissions for factories, schools, stores and other facilities. {pagebreak} The company will offer systems that combine SANYO’s technologies for energy creation (solar cell),… Read more »

Applied Materials’ Next-Generation IEC-Certified SunFab Module Technology Cuts Customers’ Cost of Manufacturing

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Applied Materials, Inc. announced today that it has significantly lowered the cost for customers to manufacture solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on its SunFabTM Thin Film Line using its next-generation module technology. Executing on its aggressive cost-cutting roadmap, Applied has leveraged economies of scale with leading suppliers and has introduced key process efficiencies… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems drive energy efficiency to unlock cost-of-ownership advantage

Rehm Thermal Systems has reduced the cost-of-ownership of the formation of reliable solder joints for customers around the world. Driven by a commitment to energy efficiency that characterises products such as the VisionXP reflow system, Rehm’s cost-of-ownership advantage is the direct result of low energy consumption values. {pagebreak} The VisionXP Convection Soldering System incorporates a… Read more »

Applied Materials Delivers Advanced Copper Technology for FPD Manufacturing on AKT-PiVot PVD System

YOKOHAMA, Japan. Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that it has expanded its breakthrough AKT- PiVotT 55KV PVD* system to include advanced copper deposition processing for manufacturing TFT-LCD* flat panel displays (FPD). Using the PiVot system, FPD manufacturers can transition from aluminum to copper bus lines to achieve faster pixel response and lower power consumption in next-generation LCD-TV panels. {pagebreak} The PiVot… Read more »

Direct Grid Technologies Opens New Corporate Headquarters, Manufacturing Facility

Edgewood, NY – October 22, 2009. Direct Grid Technologies, a subsidiary of Island Technology, announces its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Edgewood, New York. The opening of the new facility coincides with a growing demand for Direct Grid’s DGA Series micro-inverter and monitoring equipment, designed for solar photovoltaic (PV) applications. {pagebreak} “The Edgewood… Read more »

Motech Selects Applied Baccini Esatto Technology for Double Printing of Solar Cells

Applied Materials, Inc. announced today that Motech Solar, one of the world’s leading producers of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells, has installed and qualified an Applied Baccini back-end line for double printing applications at its volume production facility in Tainan, Taiwan. Applied’s recently announced Esatto TechnologyTM on the Baccini® system will be used to manufacture… Read more »

Bosch Solar contract reinforces Linde’s position as leading PV gas supplier

Munich, 20th October 2009 – Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS), a company of The Linde Group, has been awarded a long-term contract to supply gases for Bosch Solar’s new manufacturing site in Erfurt, Germany. Under the turnkey contract, Linde will provide high purity nitrogen from an on-site air separation unit and bulk oxygen. Bosch Solar, a… Read more »

DEK celebrates prestigious Solar Industry Award at EU PVSEC 2009

The team at DEK Solar is currently celebrating a historic award win, having topped the hotly-contested PV Process Equipment category at the Solar Industry Awards., the Solar Industry Award was presented to DEK’s Alternative Energy Business Manager, Darren Brown and Solar Engineering Programme Manager, Richard Willshere at the recent European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and… Read more »

Merck to present innovative products for displays, lighting and photovoltaics

Merck to present innovative products for displays, lighting and photovoltaics at the IMID in Ilsan (Korea) and the FPD International in Yokohama (Japan) • IMID: Merck to focus on isishape etching paste concepts for efficient and eco-friendly structuring of substrate surfaces in touch panel and silicon solar cell manufacturing as well as isiphorTM efficient lighting… Read more »

MECASOLAR prize winners at the Solar Awards 2009

· The Spanish company won the award in the category of best photovoltaic application of the year (PV Application Award) in recognition of the high-tech incorporated into their MS Tracker 10 solar tracking systems. {pagebreak} · The solar industry awards are granted by the prestigious British magazine with international circulation, PV Solar, which acknowledges with… Read more »

BBC Chartering offers upright solutions for carrying wind turbine towers on ships

Wind turbine towers destined for the world’s biggest offshore wind park are being transported upright on board a BBC Chartering and Logistic ship in an innovative project aimed at improving on similar methodology used when the towers are shipped by barge. One hundred and forty turbines, destined for the Greater Gabbard Wind Turbine Park, off… Read more »

PES North America

P and G Media is delighted to announce that the latest issue of Power and Energy Solutions, North America edition, is out now. PES has become the de facto destination for wind power executives throughout the continent, and encompasses all the issues facing the industry today. In the new issue, as always, we open with… Read more »

When expertise and experience counts

Rickmers-Linie’s roots date back to 1834 when Rickmer C Rickmers founded a shipyard in Bremerhaven which soon gained an excellent reputation. The yard also became engaged in ship owning and the Rickmers Shipping Company was established in 1859. Today’s Rickmers-Linie is a direct successor of that company. After being part of the Hapag-Lloyd concern from… Read more »

Putting the US firmly at the head..

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar offers PES a stimulating and thought-provoking analysis of the future of the energy business throughout the US as we enter a brave new world of political development. Whereas previous generations may have been prepared to accept compromise and second-best, we now have a golden opportunity to forge ahead in… Read more »