Category: Press Releases

Offgrid-Specialists Phaesun GmbH install solar power plants in Liberia and train electricians

Phaesun GmbH of Memmingen / Germany have installed off-grid solar power plants for police barracks in Liberia in West Africa and trained Liberian electricians on site. The last of five complete 12 volt systems went into service last week. The solar plants installed in the Lofa region in the northernmost part of the country generate… Read more »

Merck KGaA presents green materials for displays, lighting and photovoltaics at SID Display Week in Seattle

For SID Display Week in Seattle (May 23-28, 2010), Merck KGaA has selected the heading green³ to denote the extent to which its materials help the environment. Specifically, green³ stands for producing eco-friendly materials, enabling eco-friendly manufacturing processes, and reducing the energy consumption of the devices that contain them. Merck will be presenting its advanced… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG closes the first quarter of 2010 with a record result

Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, is today releasing its consolidated financial statements as per 31 March 2010. Best start to the year despite winter weather “In terms of sales and earnings, this was the best quarter in the history of the company. Our flexible business model and our sustainable… Read more »

SGS Exhibits at the RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2010 Conference and Exhibition in Liverpool, UK

SGS is one of more than 100 exhibitors at RenewableUK’s (formerly known as British Wind Energy Association, BWEA) annual offshore wind energy event. The RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2010 conference and exhibition will take place on June 29-30, 2010 at the Arena & Convention Centre in Liverpool, United Kingdom. SGS Renewable Energy Services will be exhibiting… Read more »

SOLON SE expands Greek business

Berlin, May 6, 2010. SOLON SE closed a project deal with the Greek company NRG-ORION for the delivery of solar modules with a total capacity of 1.5MWp. NRG-ORION is one of the largest system integrators for solar power plants in Greece. The SOLON modules will be used to construct a ground-mounted PV system at the… Read more »

Applied Materials Sees Strong Demand for Esatto Double Print Technology

Applied Materials Sees Strong Demand for Esatto Double Print Technology for Manufacturing Higher Efficiency, Lower Cost Solar Cells SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Applied Materials, Inc. today announced at the SNEC 2010 PV Power Expo* that its Esatto TechnologyTM is expected to be used in more than 2 gigawatts of annual cell manufacturing capacity in the next few… Read more »

Underwriters Laboratories Announces Applied Materials’ SunFab Line Modules First..

Underwriters Laboratories Announces Applied Materials’ SunFab Line Modules First to Meet Master Certification Program Requirements for the Solar Industry NORTHBROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in safety testing and certification, announced today that photovoltaic modules produced by an Applied Materials SunFab Thin Film LineTM are the first to qualify for UL’s Master… Read more »

SOLON further expands manufacturing site in Greifswald

Greifswald, May 3, 2010. After only eight weeks of construction, SOLON SE inaugurated a new production line for solar modules at its manufacturing site in Greifswald today. As a consequence, nearly 60 new jobs have been created. Mr. Erwin Sellering, minister president of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mr. Jürgen Seidel, state minister for economic affairs,… Read more »

Italian Manufacturer Soluzione Solare presents a new solarimeter

Italian Manufacturer Soluzione Solare presents a new solarimeter to measure solar radiation at the trade fair Intersolar Europe Vicenza, 3 May 2010. The Italian company Soluzione Solare has developed the new solarimeter Litemeter – a tool for measuring solar radiation and to determine whether a solar system is performing at correct levels. The new product… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build solar parks for German utility

Phoenix Solar AG to build solar parks for German utility . Stadtwerke Trier opts for photovoltaics. Solar parks with a total peak power of 7.8 megawatts in Fell and Bitburg Sulzemoos 4 May 2010 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, is to build two solar parks for SWT… Read more »

Trade fair in Tripoli

Trade fair in Tripoli: Ferrostaal sees tremendous potential in Libya At the Tripoli International Fair, which concludes tomorrow, Ferrostaal AG shows its activities in the oil & gas industry and announced the further expansion of its activities in Libya, particularly those concerning renewable energy. As Carsten Arlt, Head of Ferrostaal in Libya, remarks, “Its steadily… Read more »

DEK Solar Shipments Pass 1GW Milestone

At the end of the first quarter of 2010, the total shipments of DEK Solar’s PV1200 metallization platforms exceeded the industry measure of 1 Gigawatt of energy generation capacity. The achievement is all the more notable as DEK only re-entered the Alternative Energy sector 18 months ago with a new screen print platform designed expressly… Read more »

Kyriakos Maniatis awarded for Europe’s Top Bioenergy Prize at the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

Kyriakos Maniatis awarded for Europe’s Top Bioenergy Prize at the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition – Europe’s prime event for the world’s Biomass specialists Lyon, 3 May 2010 – On the occasion of the 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Lyon, France, the Johannes Linneborn Prize for achievements in biomass development… Read more »

A Powerful Combination of Partners

The organizers of Wind Power Asia/Clean Energy Expo China (WPA/CEEC 2010), the China Energy Council (CEC), Koelnmesse and CCPIT Beijing, this week announced that the Asian Wind Energy Exhibition organized by the China Machinery Enterprise Management Association (CMMA) will be incorporated into the existing exhibition, creating a powerful synergy from the combination of both events…. Read more »

Wind Park Management solution can help turn saved milliseconds into millions of saved of Euro

April 20, 2010 Rockwell Automation’s EtherNet/IP-based Wind Park Management solution offers a speed of response so fast that not only does it remove the need for millions of euro’s worth of capacitor banks, but it also surpasses the requirements of proposed 2013 utility-end-user requirements 60 milliseconds may not sound like a lot, but it makes a huge… Read more »

PROINSO participate in the supply of 35 MW of modules for a solar photovoltaic project in Ravenna (Italy)

· With this new project, to be supplied over the coming months, PROINSO ITALY will reach figures of 75 MW in modules, trackers and invertors, supplying a total of 186 projects in Italy, becoming the leader in the Italian Photovoltaic solar energy sector. · The recently awarded project in the province of Ravenna, will be… Read more »

DuPont Expects to Grow Photovoltaic Sales More Than 50 Percent in 2010

DuPont expects its photovoltaic sales to grow over 50 percent this year as the solar industry experiences strong growth as a result of increased market demand for new installations in Europe, North America and parts of Asia. DuPont now expects its sales into photovoltaics to exceed $1 billion in 2011, which is a year ahead… Read more »

SGS to Attend the International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector in Barcelona

From May 11-12, 2010, SGS will be participating in the International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector in Barcelona, Spain. On May 12, Isaac Montero, Inspector for Regulatory Inspection Wind Energy Services, will give a speech on Safety Regulatory Controls.  The International Meeting on Risk Prevention in the Wind Energy Sector, which… Read more »

25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Date: Conference: 6-10 September 2010, Exhibition: 6-9 September 2010 Location: Feria Valencia, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Valencia, Spain {pagebreak} Event Website: Please confirm shortly as soon as our event was added to the online event calender of Power… Read more »

Solar Power Partners Raises up to $215M in Funding

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Apr 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Solar Power Partners, Inc. (SPP(TM)), the country’s largest independent solar power producer, today announced it has closed $115 million in financing, expandable up to $215 million. The financing comprises construction debt, term debt, and tax equity provided by U.S. Bank and WestLB AG, as well as corporate… Read more »

Linde enables electronics customers to lower their carbon footprint

Linde enables electronics customers to lower their carbon footprint by 250,000 tons in 2010  Adoption of on-site generated fluorine on the rise Munich, Germany – 26 April 2010 – Driving the industry to shift focus from Grid Parity to Green Parity and pushing for sustainable electronics manufacturing, Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG confirms the figures for the financial year 2009

Sulzemoos 22 April 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is presenting its Annual Report today, including the consolidated financial statements for the financial year 2009, drawn up and audited in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). {pagebreak} The company thereby confirms the preliminary figures released on 9… Read more »

Queen’s Award for Enterprise Presented to DuPont for Increasing Energy Efficiency of Solar Cells

DuPont Receives Prestigious Award for Advances in DuPontTM Solamet® Metallization Technology BRISTOL, United Kingdom, April 21, 2010 – Her Majesty the Queen, head of state of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, has awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category to DuPont for the continuous development of DuPontTM Solamet® photovoltaic metallization paste,… Read more »

Oldcastle Precast Presenting Commercial-Scale Solar Mounting System Solutions at SOLAR 2010 Conference Seminar

Oldcastle Precast will be co-presenting a free seminar titled “Commercial-Scale Solar Mounting System Solutions” at the SOLAR 2010 Conference May 17-22 in Dallas, Texas. This four hour session, a collaboration between Oldcastle Precast and Conenergy, details Conenergy’s revolutionary SolarGiantII, which represents a significant advance in the state of the art ground-mounted PV arrays, and Oldcastle… Read more »

Wind energy reduces electricity prices, says independent study

Wind power reduces electricity prices and CO2 emissions, a study published today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) reveals. The review ‘Wind Energy and Electricity Prices’, a comprehensive assessment of studies of the impact of wind energy on electricity prices, was carried out by the independent consultancy Pöyry AS on behalf of EWEA. It… Read more »

Wind: 50% of EU electricity in 2050

Wind energy will meet 50% of the EU’s electricity demand in 2050, top wind energy personalities told Europe’s largest wind energy conference and exhibition. Topping the agenda at the opening day of the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (EWEC 2010) in Warsaw was Europe’s long-term energy supply. “2050 might seem like a long way… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems showcases new fast-firing and drying technologies at Photon 2010, Hall 4, Stand G39

The team at Rehm Thermal Systems are preparing to showcase the company’s best-in-class capabilities for solar cell metallization at Photon Expo being held from April 27th- 29th in Stuttgart, Germany. Photon 2010 will highlight the thermal specialist’s recently updated line of fast-firing systems and drying ovens in Hall 4, Stand G39 Following exhaustive testing by… Read more »

100% renewable energy by 2050

Supporting today’s publication “RE-thinking 2050 – A 100% Renewable Energy Vision for the European Union”, by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), Christian Kjaer, Chief Executive of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), said: “EWEA fully supports EREC’s vision of Europe moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2050. We have abundant wind, sun and other… Read more »

BrightView Systems Hosts German Delegation including Prime Minister Mathias Platzeck of Brandenburg and other Senior Government and Business Officials

BrightView Systems, a leading provider of in-line metrology-based process control and optimization tools for thin-film solar cell manufacturing, hosted the Prime Minister Mathias Platzeck of Brandenburg, the Minister of Economic and European Affairs Ralf Christoffers, Klaus-Dieter Licht of ILB (State Investment Bank), and Hinrich Soehlke Director from the Brandenburg Economic Development Board at their facilities in Israel. Germany capital region,… Read more »

Offgrid-Specialists Phaesun GmbH present their latest solutions for the offgrid operation of refrigeration containers, street lamps and water pumps at Intersolar Europe

A solar refrigeration container is one of the particular highlights presented at Phaesun GmbH’s fair booth. It has been designed by ILK Dresden for the use in hospitals, medical supply depots and food storage centres in regions with insecure, or unavailable energy supply. The system has a modular structure, including integrated solar modules with a… Read more »

PROINSO and MECASOLAR awarded the supply of several new solar farms in Greece with an output exceeding 7.5 MW

The Spanish company PROINSO- specialized in the distribution of modules, inverters, trackers and fixed structures for photovoltaic systems, has been awarded the supply of various solar photovoltaic farms in Greece that will all together amount to more than 7.54 MW of installed capacity. The agreements include the supply of 2.65 MW of 2-axis trackers from… Read more »