Category: Press Releases

Centrosolar introduces its new, ultralight mounting system for flat roofs at the Solar Power UK Exhibition

Sleek and lightweight: Centrosolar presents a new, aerodynamic flat roof mounting system for photovoltaic modules at the Solar Power UK trade fair. This system enables photovoltaic systems to be installed on flat roofs with minimum weight load and without damaging the roof cladding. Solar Power UK will take place from the 26th to the 28th… Read more »

UK premiere for Futura Siplex – Donauer Solartechnik presents new mounting system at Solar Power UK 2011

At Solar Power UK 2011 in Birmingham from 26 to 28th October, Donauer Solartechnik will be presenting its new mounting frame: the Futura Siplex system with snap-in functions. It can be used on all roof types. The specialist wholesale company developed the system as part of its own INTERSOL range. “Futura Siplex is a snap-in… Read more »

Ammonit implements NetworkManager tools improved by Lanedo to ensure stable communication in remote areas

In order to ensure reliable communication with its data loggers the leading wind measurement expert Ammonit has implemented Network Manager tools developed by Lanedo. As data loggers are mainly operated in remote areas around the globe and store valuable measurement data, stable communication via modem is essential. After unsatisfactory results with off-the-shelf hardware, Ammonit has… Read more »

Indium Corporation Features Liquid Tabbing Flux at Solar Power International

Indium Corporation will be featuring their family of PV Module Assembly Materials, including their industry-adopted GS-3434 No-Clean Liquid Tabbing Flux, at Solar Power International (SPI). GS-3434 No-Clean Liquid Tabbing Flux is quickly becoming the industry choice for PV module assembly processes. While most fluxes used in the industry were developed for wave soldering applications, Indium… Read more »

Precise bevel inspection leads the way to highest-efficiency solar cell manufacturing

Detecting compound spots and contamination on surfaces right after the printing process, before cell firing, is essential in order to produce A-level solar cells. ISRA SOLAR VISION, the global leading supplier of sophisticated optical inspection solutions, offers a unique defect inspection system for compound spots on cell edges which will cause short-circuits when the cells… Read more »

Solar Power International in Dallas: aleo solar AG presents new all-black modules and its dealer network

aleo solar AG today announced it will present the new, all-black aleo S_79 solar module at this year’s Solar Power International in Dallas (booth number 3906) – North America’s leading solar trade exhibition. This premium module combines a particularly striking appearance with elegant design and high output: by utilizing black monocrystalline cells, black frames and… Read more »

SunEnergy Americas looks forward to Solar Power International 2011

Fast-growing solar energy provider, SunEnergy Americas, has confirmed plans to attend Solar Power International 2011. Based in Dallas, Texas, from October 17th – 20th, the event will see the SunEnergy team showcase its photovoltaic installation financing, construction, commissioning and servicing services from Booth 6209. The SunEnergy Americas team will use the event to show the… Read more »

HARTING sets up its own subsidiary in Canada

The HARTING Technology Group is continuously expanding its international sales network to ensure optimal customer proximity. The company opened its own local subsidiary, HARTING Canada, Inc., on October 1, 2011 to further enhance outstanding customer relations in Canada. A significant part of the 25-year success story of the HARTING subsidiary in North America is based… Read more »

SPX Bolting Systems

SPX Hydraulic Technologies, which is part of the SPX Corporation is a global manufacturer of high-pressure hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic torque wrenches, pumps, bolt tensioners and nut splitters, as well as devices, maintenance and charging systems for rail projects. Company product brands are: – BOLTING SYSTEMS: Hydraulic torque wrench and other bolting tools used in the… Read more »

Presenting the LED based LED sun simulator

With the introduction of the SUNlike platform a LED sun simulator is available fpr the PV market. It brings many advantages and new possibilities into cell and panel testing. SUNlike was able created a LED sun simulator for the solar industries.It utilizes the advantages of LED technology for PV production. To match the sun light… Read more »

Video presentation of Conergy’s free solar installation design webtool – Thurs 13th October 10.30

Conergy’s free solar systems planning tool launched to maximize UK opportunities for rooftop installations, raise industry standards • Only software to offer complete system planning and UK financial modeling• Enables installations on buildings of all orientations, with chimneys and other obstructions• Webinar presentation for media on Thursday 13th October at 10.30am MILTON KEYNES – Conergy,… Read more »

Alicat Prospers In Offshore Renewables Market

Alicat Workboats Ltd. has seen the launch of its sixth vessel since being set up just over two years ago, establishing itself as a market leader in providing state-of-the-art catamarans to the offshore renewables sector. The high speed aluminium built vessels are specifically designed to quickly and comfortably transfer workers to offshore wind farms and… Read more »

PROINSO goes beyond 1 GW in the supply of modules and inverters around the world

With branches in Spain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Italia, the USA, the UK, France, China, and the Czech Republic, in September PROINSO reached 1,000 MW in the supply of modules and inverters around the world since its inception in 2005. By supplying 1.4 MW in modules and inverters to a roof installation for Madrid-based Wintersun (Spain),… Read more »

3S Swiss Solar Systems AG and Meyer Burger Technology Ltd have won the 2011 Swiss Solar Energy Prize

3S Swiss Solar Systems AG and Meyer Burger Technology Ltd have won the 2011 Swiss Solar Energy Prize in the personalities and institutions category. 3S Swiss Solar Systems AG, based in Lyss, is a company within the Meyer Burger Technology Ltd group, which markets its integrated solar energy systems under the 3S Photovoltaics trademark. In… Read more »

New additives for high-performance bioplastics

In view of dwindling reserves of fossil resources, industry is showing growing interest in bioplastics. However, compared to conventional high-performance plastics, these have their limitations – among other things in terms of stability and strength. In cooperation with Tecnaro, Henkel has now succeeded in developing new high-performance polyamide additives based on renewable raw materials that… Read more »

MAGE SOLAR AG at ecoQ 2011 in Qatar

The international specialist for photovoltaic system components will be at the energy and environment exhibition together with its affiliated companies in Doha, Qatar from October 16 to 18, 2011. MAGE SOLAR AG, part of the international MAGE GROUP, and its affiliated companies will present the MAGE GROUP’s entire product portfolio at the energy and environment… Read more »

NRG Systems Invests in Canadian Lattice Tower Manufacturer

NRG Systems, manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry has agreed to invest in Oenko, a manufacturer and installer of lattice towers for wind resource assessment and wind farm monitoring. This investment pairs NRG Systems’ nearly 30 years in the wind energy industry and its complete system approach with Oenko’s cutting-edge lattice tower… Read more »

Operations And Maintenance Costs Continue To Skyrocket

A recent report commissioned into offshore wind energy found that the costs of keeping offshore turbines online ranges from €100,000 to €300,000 per year Vs an allocated €45,000 per turbine for onshore portfolios. With the latest round 3 projects typically 60km+ from shore, reliability, optimisation and cost reduction are becoming top priority for wind farm… Read more »

Dow Secures New Contractsto Supply Dowtherm A Heat Transfer Fluid In 2012

The Dow Chemical Company today announced it has been awarded additional contracts to supply DOWTHERMTM A heat transfer fluid to key projects in the Concentrated Solar Power market. These recent projects, which include Termosolar Guzman, Astexol-2 (Elecnor), Aste 1A (Elecnor), Aste 1B (Elecnor), Extresol 3,Orellana, Africa Solar and Termosolar Borges are slated to begin in… Read more »

DuPont & Burkle Speed PV Encapsulation

DuPont Photovoltaic Encapsulants and Bürkle North America, Inc., a wholly-owned division of Bürkle GmbH, of Freudenstadt, Germany, announce that they have worked together to speed up module lamination with the Bürkle Ypsator® multi-opening, 3-stage thin-film solar module laminating line. Using new DuPontTM PV5400 Series encapsulant, an Ypsator® laminator can produce up to twice as many… Read more »

Interconnected European offshore grid will save billions of Euros

New results on offshore electricity grid infrastructure in Europe: the EU “OffshoreGrid” project analysis reveals tremendous cost saving potential. Report published in Brussels today. Offshore grids, connecting North and Baltic Sea wind farms to electricity consumers, will be substantially cheaper to build than expected. Building “hub connections” at sea instead of using cables to connect… Read more »

Changes to the Management Board of SOLON SE

At its meeting today, the SOLON SE Supervisory Board approved changes to the composition of the company’s Management Board. Dr. Walter Bickel is to join the board as CRO with immediate effect. He will be responsible for implementing the current restructuring program. Dr. Bickel and his team from Alvarez & Marsal have been advising SOLON… Read more »

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd Dr Dietmar Roth Member Of The Companys Board Of Directors

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today that Dr Dietmar Roth will assume office as a member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd on 3 October 2011. The General Meeting of Shareholders held on 21 April 2011 had already elected Dr Dietmar Roth as a member of the… Read more »

Enecsys selects Ember’s ZigBee technology to help optimize solar PV system performance

Enecsys Limited has teamed with Ember to bring wireless ZigBee communications to roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) systems so that households and businesses can better monitor and optimize their systems’ performance. Enecsys has integrated Ember’s ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) and ZigBee PRO software into its SMI series of micro inverters, which convert theDC output of solar panels into AC for connection… Read more »

MECASOLAR supplies 11.5MW to photovoltaic plants in Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Australia, and France

MECASOLAR, a multinational company specialising in the design, manufacture, and sale of solar trackers, fixed structures, and foundation screws, has recently completed the supply of 6.4MW in solar trackers and 5.1MW in fixed structures for PV solar energy projects in Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Australia, Spain, and France, among other countries. In Great Britain, MECASOLAR… Read more »

German consortium holds inauguration ceremony for the Andasol 3 solar thermal power plant

Today saw the festive inauguration of the Andasol 3 solar thermal power plant by a consortium of five German companies in the Spanish province of Granada. The completion of the third Andasol power plant on a site measuring some two square kilometres has meant the creation of the largest European solar power plant – located… Read more »

Sierra Expands Liquid Flow Solutions with New Ultrasonic Flow Meter Models

Sierra Instruments has just announced the introduction of a brand new lineup of their popular transit-time ultrasonic flow meters. The lineup now includes improved next generation Innova-Sonic® 205i and portable 210i models. New to the offering, the Innova-Sonic® 203 has been optimized for customers still looking for good performance, but needing a lower cost, less… Read more »

Pushing the Design Envelope: the Emerging Reality of 10-20MW Offshore Wind Turbines

As the offshore wind sector grows so will the size of the turbines used to power its energy into electricity? According to the Offshore Wind Supply Chain Strategy Report 2011 the average size of offshore wind turbines is set to grow from its present 2 to 7MW capacity range to between 10 and 20MW in… Read more »

Announcing Mexico WindPower 2012 Conference and Exhibition, to promote the development and growth of the Mexican wind energy industry

Mexico’s first high level international wind energy event will take place on 14-15 February 2012 in Mexico City. Mexico WindPower 2012 is being organized by the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE), E.J. Krause de México (EJK) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “It is a great pleasure to participate in the launch of this… Read more »

Optimized wafer sorting using belt conveyors

Using the modular belt conveyors by Montech, user can optimize wafer and cell sorting in the solar industry. A solar conveyor brings the wafers/cells, a vacuum conveyor transfers the wafers/cells to carriers or boxes after sorting, and finally, a closed-loop transfer system carries away the carriers or boxes. Montech exhibited this application for the first time at… Read more »

DNV releases updated standard for offshore wind turbine structures

DNV’s recognized standard for design of offshore wind turbine structures has been through a revision process together with the wind energy industry. The updated standard which aims to reduce cost and increase safety is now available. The standard, Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Structures (DNV-OS-J101), provides principles, technical requirements and guidance for design, construction and… Read more »

Btu International To Debut Tritan Hv90 Metallization Firing System At PV Taiwan 2011

BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, introduces the TRITANTM HV90 metallization firing system for silicon photovoltaics. The TRITAN HV90 dual-lane metallization firing system features increased throughput at 3600 wafers per hour, an edge belt, volatile organic compound (VOC) abatement and a… Read more »

Btu Internationals Paul Lancaster To Serve As Panelist For Solar Module Manufacturing Discussion At Smta International 2011

BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced that Paul Lancaster, western regional sales manager, will serve as a panelist for the Solar Module Manufacturing Panel Discussion at the upcoming SMTA International Conference & Exhibition at the Fort Worth Convention Center in… Read more »

German solar giant launches free online solar systems design tool to increase solar knowledge in UK, webinar demo 5th October 10.30am

Conergy, one of the world’s leading solar system manufacturers, today launched its ‘Conergizer’ tool in the UK to coincide with the start of Green Building Week. The online systems planning tool helps users work out the best solar solution for any roof – aesthetically, financially and in terms of pure kilowatt power generation potential. The… Read more »