Category: Press Releases

New contract in solar energy sector

MAG’s Renewable Energy business unit has been selected for a turnkey project. The machine tool company and technological market leader will deliver a turnkey 30-MW system for photovoltaic modules to Poland from its production facility in Schaffhausen (Switzerland). MAG has many years of know-how in the field of automated solutions for the production of solar… Read more »

Transition Piece Crosses the River

Today will see a major step forward in the development of a unique course in Great Yarmouth for the fast growing offshore wind energy sector. A full scale offshore windfarm turbine foundation will be making its way by road across the town to be installed at its new base on Trinity Quay, home of East… Read more »

Siemens Plays Vital Role In Monitoring The Worlds Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm is under construction on sandbanks approximately 25 km off the coast of Suffolk in the UK and is due for completion in 2012. It has a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) making it the world’s largest offshore wind farm once it becomes operational and Siemens Energy is supplying the 140… Read more »

SOLON SOLfixx: innovative plug & play system for flat roofs with low loading capacities

SOLON SE will be introducing, with its SOLON SOLfixx, an innovative photovoltaic system specially designed for flat industrial roofs at this year’s Intersolar Europe, the world’s largest trade fair for solar technology on June 8-11 in Munich, Germany. The SOLON SOLfixx module and its substructure form a unit that can be installed quickly and easily… Read more »

DKSH to supply the global photovoltaic market with high-end technology

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia, and Dongjin Semichem Co., Ltd., a leading supplier to the semiconductor and electronic display industry and global top producer of foaming agents, have entered a strategic worldwide distribution alliance. Korean based Dongjin Semichem Co., Ltd. and DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading… Read more »

aleo solar’s photovoltaic business is growing strong in Israel

Even though it is only the first quarter of 2011, aleo solar AG [ISIN: DE000A0JM634] has already sold modules amounting to a nominal output of 400 kilowatts in Israel. In comparison: In 2009 and 2010, aleo solar installed about 500 kilowatts for Israeli customers. It’s clear that Germany’s premium module manufacturer is continuing to grow… Read more »

Bentek Solar Receives UL 1741 Listing and CSA 22.2 Certification for Its MDSS

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 Multiple Disconnect Safety System (MDSS). “For most commercial and utility scaled installations, it is more economical to install one compact MDSS with up to… Read more »

International Expert Meeting At Intersolar Europe Conference

From June 6-10, the international solar industry will meet at the Intersolar Europe Conference to discuss the latest industry trends. Around 200 speakers and 2,500 attendees are expected. The conference’s ever expanding content and high standard execution will this year, for the first time, be in the hands of the Intersolar Europe Conference Committee. The… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG presents its final figures for the financial year 2010

Phoenix Solar AG, a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, is presenting its Annual Report 2010 today, together with its consolidated financial statements for the financial year 2010, which have been audited by the external auditor and ratified by the Supervisory Board. The company closed the financial year 2010 with the… Read more »

New Resource and Enfinity collaborate to expand solar energy production in US

New Resource Bank has announced that the company and Enfinity, a solar power project developer, are teaming up to expand solar energy production in California and across the US. New Resource will provide a line of credit and other banking services to support Enfinity’s construction of solar photovoltaic, or PV, installations. Enfinity will develop the… Read more »

SDG&E signs two power purchase agreements for 80MW of solar power

San Diego Gas & Electric, or SDG&E, a provider of energy services through electric and natural gas meters, has entered into two, 25-year solar power purchase agreements for a total of 80MW and revised its agreement with NaturEner to buy power from the company’s Rim Rock wind farm project in Montana. The first of the… Read more »

wpd and Boreas to Conclude a Contract on 32 Vestas Wind Turbine Generators

In cooperation with its partner, Boreas, the wind power planner and operator wpd has concluded a bulk order on 32 wind turbine generators with Vestas. The contract was signed within the framework of the Hannover Messe International last week on the backdrop of a major project in Thuringia, for which the companies acquired a total… Read more »

Tentec Launches New Bolt Tensioning Tools for Larger Wind Turbines

Tentec, a leading designer and manufacturer of bolt tensioning equipment is pleased to announce an expansion of its Aero range of tools for wind turbines. Ever mindful of the advances in wind turbine construction, equipment available from Tentec now includes tensioners ideally suited for larger bolt diameters. With the addition of these new tools, installation… Read more »

First Solar and SolarMax are compatible

First Solar officially approves its modules for systems with SolarMax inverters While crystalline modules can normally be combined with all inverters, this is not necessarily applicable to thin-film modules – particularly when you combine these with transformerless inverters. The world’s largest manufacturer of thin-film modules First Solar officially certifies that the SolarMax inverters made by… Read more »

2010 Renewables Target Missed By Large Margin

The Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) today published an Information Note on the performance of the UK renewables sector in 2010 based on analysis of new DECC and Ofgem data (see The work shows that the 2010 target for renewable electricity has been missed by a large margin, and confirms longstanding doubts as to the… Read more »

NorthWestern Energy Signs Asset Purchase Agreement With Compass Wind

NorthWestern Energy has signed an asset purchase agreement to purchase a projected aggregate nameplate capacity of 40-megawatt wind project in Judith Basin County in Montana to be developed and constructed by Spion Kop Wind, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Compass Wind, LLC (“Compass”). This project, known as the Spion Kop Wind Project (“Project”), consistent with… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG builds a 12 megawatt solar park, the company’s largest power plant ever outside Germany

. First power plant project with KGAL in France Sulzemoos, 13 April 2011 / Phoenix Solar AG, a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), has signed an agreement on the turnkey construction of a solar park with a peak power of around 12 megawatts in France. Phoenix Solar AG… Read more »

Italian PV Summit 2011 Photovoltaics Post Incentive Era Beckons

Speakers include world’s top 10 PV companiesExclusive presentation of EPIA study on prospects for grid parityEvent programme now available onlineVerona – Italy, 2-3 May 2011 As solar PV becomes a commoditized market, what are the implications for profit margins? What’s the forecast for prices on international markets? Is Italy likely to reach grid parity? These… Read more »

26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition: PV Industry Exhibition continues its growth

26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition PV Industry Exhibition continues its growth Exhibition Area further expanded Strong participation of PV Equipment Manufacturers The 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (26th EU PVSEC) reports a very strong booking of exhibition space for this September’s show in Hamburg, Germany. The exhibition area for… Read more »

Intersolar Europe Sheds Light On The Future Of Photovoltaics In German Electricity Supply

The world’s largest exhibition for the solar industry introduces the Special Exhibition “PV ENERGY WORLD” The share of photovoltaics in German electricity supply is growing at a welcome rate of knots, and is set to rise from 3% to 10% by 2020. However, in order for the power supply system to smoothly accommodate this level… Read more »

DONG Energy knows Siemens has the power to help

Siemens has built a strong working relationship with DONG Energy, Denmark’s largest power generator. Having successfully delivered a number of diverse projects for the company, the most recent has seen Siemens work with DONG to establish one common access control system across all of the company’s 85 sites throughout Denmark. Producing more than 50% of… Read more »

Targray Grows Solar Silicon Division with Expansion into Japan and New Team Members

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11, 2011-Targray Technology International announces further expansion of its Solar Silicon Division following another year of significant growth in the Company’s global silicon sales activities. The expansion includes a push into new markets, including Japan, as well as the addition of several key positions to Targray’s Solar Silicon team. Based in… Read more »

Voluntary public takeover offer for "Roth & Rau AG"

Meyer Burger acquires 11.3% of shares in Roth & Rau from previous key shareholders and announces a voluntary public takeover offer in cash for all remaining shares held by public shareholders – Purchase of 11.3% participation from key shareholders through share purchase and share exchange contracts – Announcement of a voluntary public takeover offer at… Read more »

Shanghai Electric wins 125 units of 2MW wind turbine deal from India

Shanghai Electric had signed an agreement with KSK Energy of India to export 125 units of 2MW wind turbines to India, an executive of the Shanghai-based company, who declined to be named, said Sunday. This indicates that Shanghai Electric is marching into the world wind power market on a large scale, the executive said. So… Read more »

Evance To Power North America

Evance Wind Turbines, a world-leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, today launched its North American programme as it strengthens its international network. Initial partnerships with Aeris Alternative Energy, CB Wind Systems, Talco Electronics and WeKnow Technologies, mean Evance Wind’s turbines will be readily available to the world’s second biggest small wind market. In December 2010… Read more »

Countdown To Intersolar China 2011

Exhibition and Conference to take place from December 7-9 in Beijing’s China National Convention Center (CNCC) Following its international events in Europe, North America and India, 2011 will see the Intersolar’s worldwide exhibition network completed with the inauguration of Intersolar China. The organizers of Intersolar have partnered with MMI (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. to organize Intersolar… Read more »

India – Wind energy can power green economic growth

Wind power provides a cost-competitive, clean and scalable solution in response to growing concerns about the world’s energy supply Wind power must play a key role in fuelling India’s growing economy, by delivering substantial amounts of clean and indigenous electricity. According to the ‘Indian Wind Energy Outlook 2011′ published today by WISE, IWTMA and GWEC,… Read more »

aleo solar AG participates in Ecotec in Athens and delivers modules for a two-megawatt open-field solar power plant in Greece

aleo solar AG will be attending the 2011 Ecotec trade fair in Athens, Greece, from Thursday 7th April to Sunday 10rd April. The company’s current product portfolio will be presented by experts from the aleo’s Greek branch office. Ecotec is one of the most important trade fair for renewable energies in Greece. The German premium… Read more »

Bentek Solar Launches Several New Solar Products

Bentek Solar, a leader in the design and manufacture of optimized Configure-To-Order (CTO) commercial and utility scale solar products, introduces several new solar products. Based on the aggressive growth and overall market acceptance for its solar products, Bentek Solar has introduced several new solar products for shipment this quarter. The new extended family of solar… Read more »

Intersolar 2011: aleo solar presents new all-black modules and passes the salt mist test

aleo solar AG today announced it will present the new, all-black aleo S_79 solar module at this year’s Intersolar in Munich – the industry’s leading trade fair. The premium module combines a particularly striking appearance with elegant design and high output: by utilising black monocrystalline cells, black frames and black backing sheets, aleo solar has… Read more »

China adds 18.9 GW of new wind power capacity in 2010

China added 18.9 GW of new wind power capacity, thereby reaching a total installed capacity of 44.7 GW. This figure, which was published today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA) and the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), is substantially higher than the initial estimate released earlier this… Read more »

EUROSOLAR announces new President: Professor Peter Droege

The European Delegates’ Assembly named Prof Peter Droege President of EUROSOLAR on 2 April 2011. The German Section of EUROSOLAR had nominated him. From among the Assembly delegates nine Vice-Presidents were elected. Dr Hermann Scheer founder and long-time President of EUROSOLAR was posthumously appointed Honorary President. Peter Droege, winner of the European Solar Prize, is… Read more »

High-strength frame bonding within seconds

The photovoltaic industry is striving to increase productivity while lowering manufacturing costs. With a new generation of elastic adhesives and sealants based on silane-modified polymers, Henkel is now making it possible to attain significantly higher process speeds during automated frame bonding of crystalline solar modules. Unlike conventional adhesive and sealant systems, the new products Terostat… Read more »

wpd to Erect First Wind Farm in Poland

In March already, the wind park developer and operator wpd has begun with the construction of two smaller-scale wind farm projects in Poland. The Słupca wind farm (4.8 MW, Enercon E82 and E53) is situated in the voivodship of Greater Poland, the Czyżewo wind farm (6 MW, Gamesa G90) in the voivodship of Lebus. Both… Read more »

Solar park in Italy achieves above-average yields with aleo modules

aleo modules have achieved above-average power yields in one operating year at a solar park in the province of Marches: Roughly 10,000 aleo type S_18 modules (in output classes 225 and 230 watts) produced 1,301 kilowatt hours per kilowatt of nominal output from September 2009 to September 2010. As such, 2.3-megawatt solar park in Corinaldo… Read more »