Category: Press Releases

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 »

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC and One Network energies SAS form strategic alliance

Direct Grid Technologies, LLC and One Network Energies SAS announce a strategic alliance for the sale, financing and installation of turnkey photovoltaic (PV) systems in France for utility, commercial and residential markets. The 2010 revenue from this agreement is expected to exceed $12.7 million USD. According to Frank Cooper, President of Direct Grid, “For our… Read more »

SGS to Present its Rotor Blade Testing Services at the Technical Conference on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, Germany

SGS will be attending the second technical conference organized by the Haus der Technik (House of Technique), entitled Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen, Germany. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is one of the attendees and exhibitors at the Technical Conference on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades 2010 in Essen,… Read more »

Wind energy industry foresees 250,000 new jobs in Europe by 2020

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), announced today that it expects the European wind energy sector to create over 250,000 new jobs in Europe in the next decade. The belief that the European wind energy industry can make a serious contribution to green growth was backed by politicians of the left and right and trade… Read more »

European grid planning and integrated markets urgently needed

“A truly European approach to grid planning, together with the integration of wholesale markets, are crucial to the large scale deployment of renewable energy, including wind power, and improving security of energy supply”, says EURELECTRIC and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) in a joint declaration. The Joint Declaration is addressed to the European Commission,… Read more »

SGS Receives Vestas Award for Successful Completion of 99 MW CLP Wind Power Project

As recognition of its contribution towards the successful execution of 99 MW CLP wind power project at Theni, India, SGS received Vestas award. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, seller, installer and servicing company, honored SGS with an award as recognition of its contribution towards the successful execution of a wind… Read more »

Climate Solutions Businesses call for a Refocus on Financing, Market Mechanisms and the Private Sector Role

The low-carbon investment needed to stop rising greenhouse gas emissions is impossible to achieve without massive applications of private sector capital. The private sector is looking urgently for investment signals out of the next United Nations Ministerial negotiations in Cancún at the end of the year. Due in part to market uncertainty, 2009 investments in… Read more »

Sputnik Engineering launches three-phase mains string inverters

The Swiss inverter manufacturer unveils three devices from the new MT series at the world’s largest solar technology trade fair Intersolar The new multi-tracking (MT) series adds three devices to Sputnik Engineering’s product portfolio in the power output range of 10 to 15 kilowatts. Unlike the smaller string inverters of the SolarMax S series, the… Read more »

SOLON introduces innovative solution for remote control and monitoring of solar power plants

SOLON, the Berlin-based manufacturer of solar energy products, will present an innovative tool for remote control and monitoring of solar power plants at Intersolar 2010, the world’s largest trade fair for solar energy from June 9-11 in Munich, Germany. The SOLON SCADA system is a web-based monitoring, control, and reporting system, specially designed for use… Read more »

LPS Industries Completes Largest Solyndra Installation in the United States

Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, today announced that LPS Industries, a diversified manufacturer and leader in the flexible packaging industry, has completed the largest Solyndra installation in the United States to date, a 704kW installation in Moonachie, New Jersey. “Our goal with this project was to demonstrate… Read more »

DuPont opens Delaware photovoltaics lab

Improvements in photovoltaic technology will play a key role in meeting the world’s energy needs as the global population soars to more than 9 billion people over the next 40 years, DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said Monday. At a ceremony announcing the opening of a new photovoltaic applications lab at DuPont’s Chestnut Run facility, Kullman… 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 »

New inverters for solar power plants

At the Intersolar trade fair Sputnik Engineering will unveil two new central inverters Sputnik Engineering, based in Switzerland is adding two new central inverters with greater outputs to their new SolarMax TS series. The new SolarMax 300 TS has a rated output of 300 kilowatts and operates in the MPP range of 430 to 800… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie launches new breakbulk service

Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has launched a new service linking North Asia with South America and the US East Coast. Four vessels, each capable of lifting 120-tonne indivisible loads and featuring stern ramps for rolling cargo, will maintain the monthly schedule. Base ports covered by the “Rickmers NCS… Read more »

European Wind Initiative: Europe launches ten year research and development plan for wind energy

As the Spanish EU Presidency launched the ‘European Wind Initiative (EWI) – a €6 billion ten year research and development roadmap for the wind energy sector – the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said that, if properly funded, it would give European companies a competitive boost. “The European Wind Initiative is a big step forward… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG presents its own mounting systems at the Intersolar Europe in Munich

  . TectoSun 3 and TectoSmart for on-roof and in-roof mounting. Presentation of operation and maintenance services Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leadingphotovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, will beexhibiting TectoSun 3 and TectoSmart, its own mounting systems developed inhouse, at the Intersolar Europe in Munich from 9 to 11 June 2010…. Read more »

Merck KGaA presents innovative materials at LOPE-C 2010

Merck KGaA will be showcasing its latest developments in organic electronics and organic photovoltaics and introducing its custom-formulated fluids for color electrophoretic display technology at LOPE-C 2010 As a leading provider of printable organic semiconductor materials for organic electronics (OE), Merck KGaA will be presenting four complete brand portfolios at this year’s LOPE-C (Frankfurt, May… Read more »

30% emissions cuts would keep EU in front of green energy race

Following the release by the European Commission of its analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) today issued a briefing to MEPs, Commission and Member State officials that “urges Council and European Parliament to agree 30% domestic greenhouse gas reductions, in order to maintain Europe’s… Read more »

SolarPlaza stages top-level PV vision and strategy conference

The PV industry and market in 2013 – SolarPlaza stages top-level PV vision and strategy conference “The Solar Future II” on June 8 in Munich, Germany SolarPlaza´s second “Solar Future Conference” is a platform to hear and meet business leaders in the global solar PV market. The conference will focus on vision and strategies related… Read more »

GWEC Press Release: Klaus Rave new GWEC Chairman

Dr Klaus Rave was unanimously elected new GWEC Chairman at yesterday’s Board meeting in Dallas for a two year term. Dr Rave follows Arthouros Zervos, who had been Chairman since the association was established in 2006. Dr Rave is one of the leading wind power experts in Europe. As Managing Director of the Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein,… Read more »

BrightView¹s In-line Metrology Tool Deployed at T-Solar – Press Release

BrightView’s Inline Metrology Solution Adopted by TSolar Following Technical Acceptance of InSightM System Joint Project to Analyze Relationship between Process Variations and Long Term Field Performance BrightView Systems, a leading provider of in‐line metrology‐based process control and optimization tools for thin‐film solar cell manufacturing received technical acceptance and announces deployment of its InSight‐ M at… Read more »

SGS Appoints New Manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China

SGS appointed Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China. Pavel took over responsibility for the operation of WETC and staff training. — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, appointed Dr. Pavel Novak as the new manager of the Wind Energy Technology… Read more »

Solon Module Awarded An Overall Very Good By Ko Test Consumer Magazine

The SOLON Blue 230/07 has been awarded an overall rating of “very good” by Germany’s Öko-Test consumer magazine. SOLON’s product is one of six winners in the test having received the top grade. A total of 17 solar modules from manufacturers in Germany and abroad were tested. Seven other modules received a rating of “good,”… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build three solar parks totalling around 21 megawatts in Italy and Germany for KGAL

Phoenix Solar AG’s largest photovoltaic power plant to date of 15.8 megawatts . Two solar parks of 5 megawatts in total in Italy . Contract volume of approximately EUR 55 million Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, is currently to build three photovoltaic power plants with… Read more »

KitPackers Offers 3MTM Repackaging Capability

KitPackers®, an Ellsworth Company, recently announced an agreement to be a 3MTM adhesive repackager. This agreement provides the 3MTM Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division with custom modification and packaging solutions for a wide range of one or two-component 3MTM Liquid Adhesive products such as epoxies, acrylics, urethanes, and premixed and frozen. The streamlined process allows… Read more »

MAG: New industry team for Renewable Energy solutions starts successfully

MAG recently formed a new Renewable Energy business unit providing automation solutions for solar panel and wind turbine manufacturing. The company announces over 20 million Euro in recent industry orders. More than 30 solar-panel production systems were delivered in the last five years. MAG is powering up on green energy, announcing the formation of a… Read more »

New Watlow® Heater Product Catalog Provides the Most Complete Industry Offerings Available

Watlow®, a designer and manufacturer of electric heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, has released its new “Simply the Best Heating Solutions” product catalog. With more than 85 years of experience in developing and manufacturing heaters, Watlow provides the industry’s most complete selection of products to serve diverse customer needs. The catalog includes descriptions and specifications… Read more »

Dek Solars Pv3000 Metallization Solution Honoured By Em Asia Awards

The fifth EM Asia Innovation Awards recently honoured DEK Solar for the technology breakthrough represented by its PV3000 photovoltaic metallization solution. Celebrating the highest standards in manufacturing technologies, the prestigious industry accolade recognises the significant role played by DEK Solar in the field of solar cell production. Presented to the DEK team at a ceremony… Read more »

From June 9-11, 2010, SGS will be exhibiting at the international solar trade fair, Intersolar Europe 2010 in Munich, Germany, at stand no. 279, Hall B.

SGS is one of the exhibitors at the Intersolar Europe 2010, at stand no. 279, Hall B. The exhibition will take place from June 9-11, 2010 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany. Under the guiding principle “connecting solar business”, the international photovoltaic industry has the unique chance to learn more about… Read more »

Gemini Energy Services Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Develop Veteran Workforce for the Wind Industry

Gemini Energy Services, a division of Orion International, has been awarded a $200,000 Workforce Development grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, to create a tailored training curriculum for military veterans that will translate their military skill set into a Technical career within the Wind Industry. Orion International has committed an additional $154,000 to the… Read more »

SGS Provides QHSE Management for the Belwind Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium

In July 2009, SGS was awarded a contract to conduct Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) Management for the Belwind Bligh Bank Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium. The key objective of QHSE Management is to optimize the revenue generated by any wind farm project over it’s life span, by assuring high quality standards and safe… Read more »

Italian SOLON subsidiary is awarded contract from Italian power grid operator to construct solar power plants with a capacity of 12.5 MWp

SOLON S.p.A., a subsidiary of Berlin-based SOLON SE with registered offices in the Northern Italian city of Carmignano di Brenta has been awarded the contract for construction of 16 greenfield installations in the Northern Italian provinces of Friuli and Veneto with a total capacity of about 12.5 MWp. The project is one of the invitations… Read more »

Sanyo Brings More Premium Hits To Europe

SANYO Component Europe GmbH is pleased to announce that it will be showcasing a new range of high efficiency HIT modules at this year’s Intersolar, to be held from June 9th through June 11th at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany (Stand 170 in Hall A6). Keeping with SANYO’s tradition for presenting a… Read more »

Firetrace® To Show Turbine

AWEA member company, Firetrace International, is showcasing its self-contained FIRETRACE® automatic fire suppression system at the 2010 Windpower conference and exhibition in Dallas. The solution was specifically developed for the fast and reliable protection of critical component parts of onshore and offshore wind turbines. Significantly, FIRETRACE systems operate without the need for any external power,… Read more »