Category: Press Releases

Offshore wind industry publishes route map on repurposing of oil and gas infrastructure for hydrogen

Report provides overview of existing policy and regulatory landscape, cost estimates for necessary supply chain and infrastructure and compares options for onshore and offshore production Report reviews capacity and interest amongst developers to support hydrogen production growth from late 2020s to 2050s Report sets out a series of recommendations for further work as part of… Read more »

FTC Solar’s New Voyager+ Solar Tracker for Large Format Modules Withstands Winds up to 120 Miles Per Hour

FTC’s proprietary damper design eliminates torsional galloping, working like a shock absorber. Company collaborated with engineering and environmental engineering consulting firms RWDI and Engineered Power Solutions (EPS) on data analysis and wind tunnel testing to independently validate structural stability. The 2P tracker is designed for modules 550 watts and higher. More than 1GW of Voyager+… Read more »

£3.3m funding success for offshore wind projects to drive forward maritime decarbonisation

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has successfully won funding for five projects as part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. Fifty-five projects successfully secured £23m funding as part of the Competition, announced at an event during London International Shipping Week by… Read more »

Idox: Energy project schedule delays and budget overruns cannot continue in the face of climate catastrophe

Performing an engineering document control process review will help companies identify and treat bottle necks, transforming processes through automation Aberdeen; 15th September 2021: Poor document management is a completely avoidable catalyst for energy project setbacks following pandemic induced schedule delays and budget overruns and is no longer acceptable against the backdrop of the climate challenge…. Read more »

EVs are predicted to increase electricity demand by 71.6TWh

The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Benchmark power curve’ forecasts that by 2040 EVs will contribute an additional 71.6TWh, this is a massive 31 times higher than the current level of demand for electricity from electrified transport and 25% of current annual demand which stands at 299TWh (excluding losses). According to our latest ‘Benchmark power curve… Read more »

LEADING B2B RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLIER CHANGES ITS NAME TO DRAX

Haven Power, one of the UK’s biggest renewable energy suppliers to businesses and organisations, has been renamed ‘Drax’ The name change marks the next step in the renewable energy supplier’s journey to help businesses and organisations become more sustainable, supporting the UK’s climate goals The rebrand follows the launch of Drax Electric Vehicles and Drax Electric Assets and aims to offer a partnership approach… Read more »

Solarfox Solar PV Plant Displays Now Available Through Solar Data Systems

Solar Data Systems, Inc. (Solar-Log North America) has teamed up with Solarfox to offer display solutions for solar PV plants. Solar Data Systems can offer local support and resources to mutual, U.S.-based Solarfox and Solar Data Systems customers. “Solarfox solutions are a natural fit for solar Monitoring as a Service (MaaS),” says Silvia Blumenschein, CEO… Read more »

RWE’s Sofia windfarm launches educational resources with Tees Valley Education

Renewable energy education resources for primary schools now online Valuable teaching asset for North East as local offshore wind industry set for growth educational resources available to over 20 regional schools RWE has joined forces with Tees Valley Education (TVE), a Teesside primary school trust to launch a series of educational resources to teach students… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a cloud-based solution for service management

• Simplified planning and documentation of service activities • Easy management of all installed vacuum components (regardless of manufacturer) • Available as a mobile app (Android and iOS) Asslar, September 15, 2021. Pfeiffer Vacuum’s new “Virtual Service Management” (VSM) is a free web app that makes it possible to manage vacuum equipment from different manufacturers…. Read more »

Harland & Wolff Announce Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Navantia & Windar Renovables

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Navantia and Windar Renovables to target specific fixed and floating offshore wind projects primarily within the UK. The agreement signals a firm commitment from all three parties to actively secure wind… Read more »

Unlocking floating wind’s potential to deliver £43bn and 29,000 jobs for the UK economy

A new vision for the UK’s floating offshore wind sector has been launched today (Wednesday 15th September), summarising the industry’s current status, its progress towards commercialisation and the key enabling actions required to maximise the economic opportunity from its continued development. As the industry convenes in Aberdeen for Floating Offshore Wind 2021, Industrial Leadership: Unlocking the UK’s Floating Wind Potential has… Read more »

Germany’s leading wind fair opens in Husum

Wind industry shows confidence at Husum Wind / 390 exhibitors expect 8,000 trade visitors / Before Bundestag elections: Husum appeal for increased wind expansion published Husum | 14 September 2021 – It is a special day for the wind industry: Husum Wind successfully opened its doors today as a full-presence trade fair. After one and… Read more »

RES, ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions develop product to upgrade performance of existing wind farms

ReLACS (Retrofit Lidar Assisted wind farm Control System) retrofits cutting-edge technology to existing wind farms and has been piloted on a TRIG project RES, the world’s leading renewable energy company, alongside ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions, has developed a Retrofit Lidar Assisted wind farm Control System (ReLACS) which will improve the performance of existing… Read more »

Scotland’s wind potential to decarbonise oil & gas By Rick Campbell, Head of Offshore at Natural Power

Oil and gas extraction from the North Sea has been a core feature of the global energy market for many decades but whilst the oil and gas sector has been transformational for Scotland, and the UK, our wider commitments to net zero encompass these sectors, and it will mean significant changes are required to meet… Read more »

First agrivoltaic system for carbon-neutral orcharding being tested

As part of the project “APV-Obstbau”, BayWa r.e. and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have cooperated with other research partners to set up an agrivoltaic system for research purposes at the “Bio-Obsthof Nachtwey” in Gelsdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is the first system of its kind in Germany. The total test area for the… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid and ENERTRAG Betrieb improve wind turbine blade inspections with new drone-based lightning protection system testing solution

Zurich, Switzerland, 14 September 2021 – Sulzer Schmid, and ENERTRAG Betrieb have teamed up to provide a new wind turbine blade inspection solution that integrates ENERTRAG Betrieb’s innovative lightning protection systems (LPS) testing solution with Sulzer Schmid’s UAV technology and digital inspection platform. This key innovation will enable LPS testing to be carried out at… Read more »

InfraStrata plc to Trade Under New Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc Name

InfraStrata plc, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset lifecycle management, is pleased to announce it has applied to Companies House to trade under the name Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc. The company has, over the past 18 months, proceeded through various phases which have included, the acquisition of… Read more »

Q CELLS reaches agreement to license use of its patent-protected technology with a German solar module manufacturer

Agreement allows unnamed German solar company access to Q CELLS’ patent-protected cell passivation technology. [Berlin, Germany, September 13, 2021] Q CELLS has today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with a German solar module manufacturer to allow the company access to Q CELLS’ patent-protected solar cell passivation technology. The terms of the… Read more »

Hydrogen innovation set to drive 17,000 green jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands, new research shows

Planned hydrogen innovation projects could create over 17,000 high-tech, green jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands, new research published by Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveals today. £4.4bn of investment is proposed in developing hydrogen gas grids to help reduce carbon emissions from Britain’s six Industrial Clusters, where strategically important heavy industries such as chemicals, iron, steel,… Read more »

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has today released outline details of the pot capacities and caps for the Contracts for Difference Auction Round 4 to be held in December 2021.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This auction comes at a crucial time for the UK’s climate leadership and I’m very pleased to see that greater renewable capacity will be unlocked by what is being set out today, particularly recognising Scotland’s offshore expertise and ambition. “While we are pleased that a balanced… Read more »

O&M equipment for solar parks from a single source

SunBrush® mobil and AVANT SA establish sales office in South Africa Lachen, Germany, September 13, 2021. With immediate effect, solar park operators and operation and maintenance companies from South Africa and Namibia can purchase SunBrush® mobil cleaning equipment made in Lachen, Germany, with the matching loader vehicles from AVANT. For this purpose, the expert for… Read more »

Hochiki life safety products are the ‘go to’ brand when it comes to keeping one of the UK’s biggest offshore wind farms operating safely

For a country once solely reliant on coal to power its homes and businesses, the UK is now the leader in offshore wind energy. Encouragingly, today 44% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources – a figure expected to grow to meet the UK’s climate goals of net-zero emissions by 2050 and 40 GW… Read more »

FuturaSun PV modules for the largest photovoltaic installation ever built in Latvia

This summer, on the roof of SIA Lyngson’s production building, the largest solar panel park in Latvia was completed. The project was successfully implemented in cooperation with the largest Latvian private energy group AJ Power and has a total capacity of 489 kW generated by 1580 FuturaSun photovoltaic panels. Currently, it is the biggest solar panel… Read more »

Offshore wind Roadmap sets out path to growing Scottish and UK content

Report sets out baseline of Scottish content for the first time, with clear route map and priorities for action, helping industry track and deliver commitments within ScotWind Leasing programme Scottish onshore supply chain has opportunity to grow and support floating offshore wind installation A new Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council report has set a clear… Read more »

KENZFIGEE UK EXPAND TO NEW MULTI-PURPOSE SITE TO SUPPORT INCREASED DEMAND IN OFFSHORE OIL & GAS AND WIND SECTORS

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, is delighted to announce the opening of the new UK office, workshop and storage facility at Brechin (Angus), 35 miles south of Aberdeen. The new site at Brechin Business Park (Scotland) has been chosen to allow… Read more »

New Project Director for WindEnergy Hamburg and NORTEC

Hamburg, 9 June 2021 – Andreas Arnheim became new Project Director for WindEnergy Hamburg and NORTEC on 1 September 2021. He follows Anja Holinsky who has taken on responsibilities in business development at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Andreas Arnheim has been a Project Manager for WindEnergy Hamburg since 2012. He was previously employed as… Read more »

Revolutionary mounting solution for sandwich roofs

AEROCOMPACT launches patented support system for PV installations Satteins, Austria, Sept. 9, 2021. The Austrian expert in PV mounting solutions AEROCOMPACT has developed a new support system for solar power systems on sandwich panels. The patented racking system is the first solution on the market that neither stresses nor damages the panels as it transfers… Read more »

Toshiba’s Polymer Film-Based Perovskite Large-Area Photovoltaic Module Reaches Record Power Conversion Efficiency of 15.1%

Contributing to carbon-neutrality by advancing practical application of light and flexible next-generation photovoltaic modules that can be widely installed TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), the world-leader in development of perovskite photovoltaic modules for next-generation solar power generation, has developed a new coating method for the perovskite layer that boosts power conversion efficiency (PCE) to 15.1% for… Read more »

Q CELLS successfully develops, sells 50 MW Spain solar PV plant to NextPower III

Q CELLS successfully developed the Agenor project in Spain, and sold a 100% equity stake to NextPower III ESG (“NPIII ESG”), NextEnergy Capital’s international institutional solar fund, in June. Now the construction work is in full swing. [Berlin, Germany, September 9, 2021] Q CELLS’ Green Energy Solutions (GES) division has successfully developed a new 50… Read more »

Green Investment Group acquires vanguard offshore wind development project in the west of Ireland

GIG acquires Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the Sceirde Rocks offshore wind farm, in Galway, Ireland Sceirde Rocks is a proposed 400 MW offshore wind farm, capable of generating enough energy to power the equivalent of up to 295,000 homes. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has acquired Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik acquires wind operations and maintenance segment of Cooke Power Services

As of September 1, 2021, Deutsche Windtechnik US has doubled their current count of traveling technicians with a signed purchase agreement forCooke Power Services “Wind turbine maintenance and services” business segment. Deutsche Windtechnik US will address the biggest challenge facing renewable industry today: Finding experienced technicians. The acquisition also includes existing customer contracts, including 50… Read more »

Nordex Group receives orders for 123 MW from Germany

Hamburg, 8 September 2021. With twelve new projects in July and August, the Nordex Group has been able to record a successful order intake on the Germany market over the past few summer months. The Nordex Group will be supplying turbines for projects totalling more than 123 MW in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and North-Rhine… Read more »

Swift solar PV additions in developing economies help APAC continue to lead globally till 2030, says GlobalData

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has been the global leader of cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity. Therefore, solar PV plants need to be deployed rapidly in developing countries like India and Vietnam which are expected to help the APAC region maintain the dominance in the global solar PV market, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… Read more »

Harland & Wolff (Arnish) Welcome New Apprentices To Site

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree, is delighted to welcome five new apprentices to its Arnish site as part of its very first ‘Apprentice Induction Day’. The apprenticeship scheme will run in line and with partnership from Lews Castle College. Held on Tuesday 7 September,… Read more »

Wholesale power prices expected to remain high for the winter season

The latest Cornwall Insight forecasts suggest winter wholesale power prices are to remain at their high levels, with the potential for price spikes in periods of high demand and low wind, as margins look tight for the winter ahead. The key driver of power prices will likely be gas prices dictated mainly by short-term supply… Read more »

FIMER means business with first Australian renewable energy microgrid to power an industrial estate

Western Australia’s Peel Business Park is powering over 50 percent of its site through an innovative solar, battery and microgrid solution, with an expected annual output of over 3 GWh that will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 2,100 tons per annum. Developed in conjunction with owner / operator client Peel Renewable Energy and Avora Energy,… Read more »