Category: Press Releases

BrightView Unveils In-line Process Control and Optimization Tool for Thin-Film Solar Cell Manufacturing

BrightView Systems today unveiled the InSight M Series, the world’s first in-line process control and optimization tool developed specifically toaddress the challenges faced by thin-film solar cell manufacturers. The Wide Area Metrology (WAM) system provides continuous monitoring and whole-panel mapping of critical material and process parameters at full production throughput and for 100% of manufactured… Read more »

Fred Clark: Clean energy grows green jobs in state

While the housing market begins what will likely be a long, slow, recovery, homeowners looking to make investments in energy efficiency are providing one of the few bright spots for local contractors. On January 30, for example, an array of area businesses will fill the basement of the West Square Building during Sustain Sauk County’s… Read more »

European offshore wind power set to increase tenfold

The development of a new European industry – offshore wind power – took an important step forward today with the announcement by the British government of the go-ahead for offshore wind farm development areas with a capacity ten times greater than Europe’s existing European offshore wind energy capacity. A total of nine development zones –… Read more »

World needs global climate leadership from EU – and to continue UN talks

The EU should continue leading by example despite the failure of the UN climate talks, the wind industry says. Christian Kjaer, Chief Executive of EWEA, said: “The world needs global climate leadership from the EU in 2010 more than ever, now that the other super-powers have shown their lack of ambition.” The Copenhagen Accord is… Read more »

SGS Certifies German Offshore Wind Farm Projects

On September 23, 2009, the SGS Wind Competence Center presented Norderland Projekt GmbH with a Statement of Compliance (SoC) for the design basis of their two offshore wind farms – Northern Energy Global Tech II and Northern Energy Global Tech III. The Statement of Compliance for the design basis is the conclusion of the first… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG builds Germany’s largest photovoltaic power plant on a carport

Phoenix Solar AG, a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, has been building Germany’s largest photovoltaic power plant on a carport in Berlin over the last weeks. Moreover, this is currently Berlin’s largest photovoltaic power plant. The carport, the roof of which is covered with solar modules, is located on property belonging… 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 »

Sputnik Engineering, a Swiss manufacturer of solar system inverters, has a new managing director for its French subsidiary

Didier Jeannelle is the new managing director of Sputnik’s French subsidiary Sputnik Engineering France S.A.R.L. Today, at the Energaia Trade Fair in Montpellier, he will take over from Daniel Freudiger, who has headed the French subsidiary since its founding last year. Freudiger will now move to Sputnik’s Swiss headquarters to become head of sales and… Read more »

EWEA Policy Director on political declaration signed by 9 countries

Commenting on the political declaration signed by nine countries to cooperate on the development of a North Sea supergrid today, Justin Wilkes, EWEA Policy Director, said: “These nine countries have taken a step in the right direction. The building of a supergrid in the North Sea is vital for fully exploiting Europe’s biggest energy source… 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 with strong year-end rally

Record sales in November in the Components & Systems segment 16 photovoltaic power plants under construction Phoenix Solar AG’s largest solar park to date being built on a military land for redevelopment Sulzemoos, 3rd December 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG, a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is experiencing a strong year-end rally,… Read more »

Ferrostaal inaugurates the first Palestinian solar thermal plant

On December 2, 2009, the first solar thermal plant for warm water supply and central heating on Palestinian territory has gone into operation near Beit Jala. The solar plant has been realized by MAN Ferrostaal AG and the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency – within the framework of the “dena Solar… Read more »

Wind industry urges more speed on recovery plan funding

Today, as European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs speaks to the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee on the European Economic Recovery Plan, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) warned that the EU needs to speed up its stimulus package. The €5 billion plan, approved by the European Parliament last May, includes €565 million… Read more »

Hans-Georg Schweikardt is the new Head of Product Management of the Sputnik Engineering AG

With effect from today, Hans-Georg Schweikardt is the new manager in charge of Sputnik’s product management department at the company’s headquarters in Biel . Schweikardt has been employed at the German branch of the Swiss solar inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering GmbH since 2004, first as a sales engineer, then as head of sales. “Through moving… Read more »

Masdar selects Linde to reduce carbon footprint of solar modules

Adopts Linde’s on-site generated fluorine to eliminate use of greenhouse gases Munich, Germany, 1st December 2009 – Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, and Masdar PV GmbH, a manufacturer of large-scale thin-film solar modules, have signed an agreement to qualify and adopt Linde’s on-site generated fluorine – a zero global warming solution for photovoltaic (PV) module… 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 »

400 Megawatts for the Czech Republic

Nobility Solar Projects a.s. plans to build PV plants with a total output of 40 megawatts next year. For its plants, the Czech company relies solely on SolarMax inverters from the Swiss inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG. Biel , 25. November 2009. By the end of 2010 the company Nobility Solar Projects plans to more… Read more »

SGS Sponsors Conference on Project Lifecycle Risk for Offshore Renewables

SGS is sponsoring the Conference on Project Lifecycle Risk for Offshore Renewables, which will take place from January 26 – 27, 2010 in London. It has become increasingly important to identify and mitigate project lifecycle risks for wind energy investments. Jale Cairney, Business Development Manager of SGS Wind Energy Services, will hold a presentation on… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG presents its figures for the third quarter and adjusts its revenue guidance to changed boundary conditions

Sulzemoos 12 November 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is today releasing its figures as per 30 September 2009. Seen from an operational standpoint, the two segments of “Power Plants” and “Components & Systems” developed in very different directions in the third quarter of 2009… Read more »

SANYO to Mass Produce New Large-capacity High-voltage Lithium-ion Battery Systems

Tokyo, November 13, 2009 – SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) is pleased to announce that it has developed two new large-capacity high-voltage lithium-ion battery systems, and will begin mass production of the new products in March 2010. In recent years, there has been a lot of interest in electric vehicle technology as a replacement for… Read more »

Zero Defects International and Viscom to Host Solar Test Open House

Zero Defects International and Viscom, Inc. have announced a day long event featuring demonstrations of inspection equipment utilized in the solar industry. This will be held at the Viscom Technical Center located at 1968 Junction Road in San Jose. The date is Friday, November 20th. Doors will open at 9:30 AM and demonstrations will continue… Read more »

SGS Presents Wind Energy Services at the Korea Green Energy Show 2009

SGS Presents Wind Energy Services at the Korea Green Energy Show 2009 The SGS Wind Energy Competence Center participated in the Korea GreenEnergy Show 2009 as the main exhibition for the energy industry in Korea.Attendees had the chance to learn more about the project life cycle of windturbines and about the services that SGS offers… 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 »

DEK Solar adds new Project Manager to the team

Following the recent launch of the PV3000 solar metallization line, DEK Solar has extended its team even further with the addition of new Solar Project Manager, George Foot. Designed to support the growing demand for the company’s services, the new role is focused on the development of next-generation solar solutions. The new DEK Solar Project… Read more »

SGS Wind Energy Technology Center Successfully Presents at the Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) Wind Energy Conference in Berlin

The Asia-Pacific Weeks (APW) Wind Energy Conference in Berlin was a great opportunity for SGS to present its Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC). The presentation held by Torsten Muuß, Global Technical Manager for Wind Energy from SGS, proved to be a success as participants showed great interest in the services provided by the Center. {pagebreak} The Asia-Pacific Weeks… Read more »

DEK Solar thinks beyond equipment to deliver PV process, support and service solutions

Following the widespread success of the award-winning PVP1200 platform and the recent European launch of the highly anticipated PV3000 metallization line, DEK Solar is consolidating its position as a major force on the solar stage. Talking recently about the company’s success in the sector, Alternative Energy Business Manager, Darren Brown, attributed the trend to DEK’s… 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 »

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 »