Category: Press Releases

Statoil Switches Wind Energy Focus From Onshore to Offshore, an Industrial Info News Alert

Researched by Industrial Info Resources Europe (Galway, Ireland) — Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA (Stavanger, Norway) has signed two agreements for the sale of a major part of its onshore wind development portfolio. The sale is part of Statoil’s strategy to focus wind energy investment in offshore projects to better utilise the group’s… Read more »

IPVEA and EU PVSEC Present Programme for PV Production Forum 2011

The programme of the PV Production Forum 2011 taking place during the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (26th EU PVSEC) on Tuesday, September 6 in Hamburg, Germany, is now online. For the second time, the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) and the EU PVSEC jointly present this forum that focuses on the… Read more »

Bentek Solar’s 1000VDC MDSS Receives Key Listing & Certification

Bentek Solar, a leader in Balance of System (BOS) design and manufacturing for commercial and utility scale solar PV products, has received UL 1741 listing and CSA 22.2 certification for its 1000VDC Multiple Disconnect Safety System (MDSS).“The 1000VDC MDSS is designed and manufactured for large utility scale projects. We are pleased with the overall market… Read more »

Dual Lane Transport Increases Throughput Rate Of Rehms Fast Firing PV Systems

Last month’s Intersolar exhibition saw some of the world’s leading solar authorities outline a bright future for the German solar industry, which has been tipped by the German Solar Association to account for 3% of the country’s gross electricity consumption this year. On the back of this trend, the issue of throughput is paramount, which… Read more »

Engineered Conductive Materials Debuts DB-1538-2 Ribbon Attach Conductive Adhesive

Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for photovoltaic applications, introduces its DB-1538-2 Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesive, which is designed for use in thin-film, organic and thinned silicon solar modules. The DB-1538-2 Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesive is available as a one- or two-part adhesive. Companies that want to save money… Read more »

ZF Services celebrates the grand opening of its Center of Competence for Wind Energy Service

 ZF Services celebrates grand opening of Center of Competence for Wind Energy Service in Dortmund  Workshop for multi-brand servicing and repair inaugurated  Global wind market poses extremely high demands Due to its extensive investments in the wind energy sector, ZF Services is very well positioned. The grand opening of the ZF Services Center of Competence… Read more »

Iberdrola renewables and areva form strategic partnership to  Bid for french offshore wind projects

Iberdrola Renewables and AREVA have signed a memorandum of understanding  to  jointly develop  offshore wind projects  in France  following  the government’s announcement of a plan  to  reach a 6  GW target by 2020. The partners will compete for two of the country’s five offshore zones offered in  a first phase of bidding.     Under  the  terms of  the agreement, AREVA will be  sole supplier of  the  turbines  that will equip  the  offshore farms to be developed by Iberdrola Renewables.    Iberdrola Renewables is the largest wind energy company in the world and has a pipeline of around  10,000 MW in offshore wind projects across Europe, primarily in the United Kingdom.    AREVA is a top tier European player in the offshore wind industry. Its successful M5000 turbine won  600 MW of orders confirming  the  industry’s confidence  in  the group’s  field‐proven  technology. By  the end of 2013, an installed base of over 120 new turbines will be in operation in Europe.    Keith Anderson, Chief Executive of  Iberdrola’s Global Offshore Division, said: ”The development of  offshore wind projects  is one of the key areas of growth for  Iberdrola Renewables and we are now  assessing  major  projects  in  the  UK,  Germany  and  France.  AREVA  has  a  very  strong … Read more »

Meyer Burger successfully signs new contract with GCL in China worth more than CHF 160 million.

Meyer Burger has won additional orders for high precision wire saws and wafer inspection systems from Jiangsu GCL Silicon Material Technology Development Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited that is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock: 3800.HK). The wire saws from MB Wafertec and the inspection… Read more »

Ruukki has signed a supplier contract with Caterpillar for delivery of Raex wear-resistant special steel

Caterpillar has approved Ruukki’s wear-resistant special steel Raex 400 in accordance with the Caterpillar specification 1E1839. Raex is used in ADT truck’s main body structure. The contract with Caterpillar covers the delivery of Raex to their major European facilities for 2011. The approval testing was performed at the CAT Peterlee production facility in the UK… Read more »

BTU International Appoints New Product Manager for In-Line Diffusion Products

Gary Cai brings thermal and solar cell processing experience to strengthen BTU’s marketing team. BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, announces the addition of Gary Cai as product manager for BTU’s in-line diffusion equipment. Cai comes to BTU from Axcelis… Read more »

The total participation in Roth & Rau AG exceeds 75%

Meyer Burger announces preliminary results at the end of the additional acceptance period. The total participation in Roth & Rau AG exceeds 75% Meyer Burger Technology Ltd published today that, according to the preliminary result, within the additional acceptance period of the voluntary public tender offer of Meyer Burger to the shareholders of Roth &… Read more »

JFE Engineering and Solar Power Group sign Technology Licensing Agreement for Linear Fresnel Solar Thermal Power

JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) and Solar Power Group (SPG) have concluded a technology licensing agreement under which JFEE will commercialize SPG’s Fresnel technology having exclusive sales rights in Southeast Asia and Oceania. In addition, JFEE will also market Fresnel based solar thermal power plants in other countries around the world. SPG was established in Germany… Read more »

Trident Solar To Introduce New Inkjet Printhead And Etchant/dopant Material At Pvsec 2011

Trident Solar ( will be announcing two new inkjet product offerings for solar applications at the 26h Annual European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (September 5-9, 2010 – Hamburg, Germany). Trident will be introducing, a new single step, jettable material that performs as both an etchant and dopant. The material is used as a precursor to… Read more »

Wind Energy Update Wind Energy Component Manufacturers Seize Opportunity To Connect With Oems Moving Into Emerging Markets

While the wind industry has been through several challenging years in terms of numbers of orders and installations, the rise of emerging windpower markets such as China, India, Eastern Europe and Brazil has arguably reinvigorated the turbine manufacturing industry, with leading manufacturers establishing new centres to capitalise on new opportunities. To adapt to shifting manufacturing… Read more »

Wind Energy Update: European and Asian wind turbine OEMs commit to collaborate on competing component sourcing strategies

Turbine manufacturers are constantly reviewing their component sourcing strategies as they seek to reduce their costs and increase product quality and reliability. As manufacturers try to balance in-house manufacturing and outsourcing supply, shortages in previous years have forced OEM’s to pay closer attention to their relationships with component manufacturers. With the development of new, bigger… Read more »

3E delivering on global growth

3E, a global energy consultancy and software product company has attracted new investors, strengthened its management team and continues the global roll-out of its consulting services and SynaptiQ software platform for renewable energy portfolio optimization. 3E was awarded a prestigious Gazelle prize in May, as the fastest growing SME in the Brussels region over the… Read more »

Rickmers takes delivery of its final two 13,100TEU container vessels

Another naming ceremony for two 13,100TEU container vessels being built for the Rickmers Group took place on 31 May at the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries. TAURO RICKMERS and LIBRA RICKMERS are the final two ships in an eight-ship series being built for the Hamburg shipowner for longterm charter to Maersk Line. The two… Read more »

Somont introduces an innovative new soldering table

Somont GmbH, a company within the Meyer Burger Technology Ltd group has developed a new soldering table for the semi-automatic connection of solar cells. This new product from the German specialist in solar cell connection technology will allow module manufacturers to save valuable time and costs, thus enabling them to bring new developments onto the… Read more »

Renewable Energy Brochure Launches Solarprep Program From Fisnar Inc

Fisnar is pleased to announce a new brochure launching a Renewable Energy Equipment Program with a trademark of SOLARPREPTM. The brochure introduces current renewable energy technologies and Fisnar’s manufacturing solutions, from simple modular automation to full-factory systems. The brochure can also be helpful as an introduction to renewable energy technology alternatives and the procedures in… Read more »

Stena Line, First in the World With Wind Power Onboard a Ferry

As part of Stena Line’s environmental efforts, a world first project is now getting underway.As the first passenger ferry in the world, the Stena Jutlandica, Gothenburg-Fredrikshaven, is being equipped with two wind turbines at the prow,which will contribute by both supplying energy and reducing fuel consumption. “Within our Energy Saving Programme, we are currently pursuing… Read more »

Aquamarine Power prepares for second Oyster installation

Wave energy company Aquamarine Power took the first step towards installation of its second full-scale Oyster wave energy converter last week [15 June] with the arrival of the ‘Excalibur’ jack-up barge in Orkney. The vessel is now stationed at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) Billia Croo site, where the Oyster will be installed later… Read more »

AREVA part of consortium selected as preferred project for Solar Flagships program

The Australian Government has selected the AREVA Solar, CS Energy and Wind Pros- pect CWP consortium’s “Solar Dawn” as the preferred solar thermal power project in Round 1 of the Australian Government’s Solar Flagships Program. The Solar Flagships Program aims to provide the foundation for large-scale, grid- connected solar power and accelerate the commercialization of… Read more »

New legal name for the wind measurement expert Ammonit

In order to increase its visibility on the global market and respond to its international clientele, the German wind measurement expert Ammonit is now operating with an English company name: Ammonit Measurement GmbH. The name change has been effective since 14 June 2011. For more than 20 years Ammonit has played a leading role in… Read more »

EXXERGY is a new member of PV Experts

The solar industry is facing tremendous challenges. Competition is getting more severe and places producers under high efficiency and cost pressures. Decreasing feed-in tariffs, politically induced fluctuations in demand and the desire to introduce photovoltaic and semi-finished products at lower cost and faster into the market, leads to more complex tasks. To optimally support customers… Read more »

Visionconsult Presents Village Of The Future For Roma Inclusion

Global consulting company takes part in High Level Event on EU Funds Contribution to Roma Integration Sofia, Bulgaria, 20 June 2011 – Global consulting company VisionConsult International takes advantage of the High Level Event on EU Funds Contribution to Roma Integration to present their “Village of the Future” project. The event in Sofia from 21… Read more »

Concrete Proof For Offshore Windfarms

The concrete sector is developing solutions that will meet the challenges set by Offshore Proof, a new survey by accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which believes that offshore wind power has some way to go to prove that it can be a valid part of the renewable energy mix. The survey reports that the next 5… Read more »

Only Four Weeks Left Until The Nomination Deadline The Energy Award Powered By Joule Renexpo Celebrates Distinguished Figures In The Industry

The countdown has begun! Only four weeks left until the deadline for nominations for the “Energy Award powered by Joule & RENEXPO®”. The award is being presented for the third time in collaboration with the agricultural publisher Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag. “The response to our call for nominations has been huge so far,” says Elisabetta Alberti, organizer… Read more »

Ahlstrom starts production of specialty reinforcements for the wind energy market in China

Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, takes another step in executing its growth strategy in Asia by starting production of specialty reinforcements for the wind energy market in China. The production of glass fiber reinforcements, which is used among other things to strengthen wind mill blades, will be started by the fourth quarter… Read more »

enXco and San Diego Gas & Electric Sign Power Purchase Agreement for 130 MWp (110 MW ac) Catalina Solar Energy Project

enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement for a 130 MWp (110 MW ac) solar photovoltaic (PV) facility to be built in Kern County, California. enXco will develop, build, and own the Catalina Solar Project while SDG&E will buy the power generated… Read more »

Munich Re Plans 2.5-Megawatt SunPower Solar Power System

Expected to reduce nearly $500,000 in annual electricity costs, the new system will save the company money, benefit the environment, and help New Jersey meet its renewable energy goals Munich Reinsurance America (Munich Re) and SunPower Corp. today announced that SunPower will design and build a 2.5-megawatt solar power system at Munich Re’s Plainsboro, N.J…. Read more »

Expert for global Service and Support strengthens the Management of ISRA VISION

One of the World’s market leaders for Machine Vision optimizes its Customer Support ISRA VISION AG has enhanced its Customer Support Center CSSC with the appointment of the internationally experienced Manager Peter Hohoff. From April this year onwards, Peter Hohoff has headed up the Customer Service and Support Center at the location in Herten to… Read more »

Borrego Solar and Bentek Solar Announce 25MW Solar Supply Agreement

Bentek Solar, a leader in Balance of System (BOS) design and manufacturing for commercial and utility scale solar PV products and Borrego Solar, a leading financier, designer and integrator of commercial and utility scale PV solar systems, jointly announce a 25MW supply agreement. Bentek Solar will supply a range of disconnecting combiners, re-combiners and disconnect… Read more »

Wagner Solar raises £11,432.02 for victims of the Japan devastation

Following the company’s announcement to donate 3% from new sales of SANYO solar modules during the month of April, Wagner Solar UK Ltd, the UK branch of German solar power and solar heating supplier, system integrator and manufacturer Wagner & Co Solar Technology; is pleased to announce it has raised £11,432.02 for the relief and… Read more »