Category: Press Releases

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd extends Executive Board

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd strengthens its operating management by establishing the new management position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and appoints Bernhard Gerber as COO of the Company as of 1 August 2011. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) published today, that it will extend its existing Executive Board by establishing a new… Read more »

New General Manager for Sputnik Italy

Raffaele Salutari new head of Sputnik Engineering Italia S.r.l. Raffaele Salutari is the new general manager of Sputnik‘s Italian subsidiary Sputnik Engineering Italia S.r.l. Since 30 May the 47-year old electrical engineer has been managing the twelve-man team in Giussano near Milano. The Italian disposes of long-term experience from managerial positions with different photovoltaics companies…. Read more »

Dow Formulated Systems Creates New Wind Blade Adhesive Production Plant in Roberta, Georgia

Dow Formulated Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow), today announced the completion of a new wind blade epoxy adhesive production plant in Roberta, Georgia. The plant, which includes a new reactor and production equipment, is fully dedicated to the wind sector and will be used to support the U.S. market… Read more »

Positive Energy Completed The Construction Of A 2wp Photovoltaic Park In The Prefecture Of Lakonia In Greece

Positive Energy, one of the largest EPC Contractors in Southeast Europe, completed the construction of a 2ΜWp photovoltaic park in the Prefecture of Lakonia in Greece. Positive Energy, one of the largest EPC Contractors in Southeast Europe, completed for the company Solar Gate, the construction of a 2ΜWp photovoltaic park in the Prefecture of Lakonia… Read more »

Solar Heating around the World – Intersolar Europe Showcases the latest Trends

The World’s Largest Exhibition for the Solar Industry Presents the “ISOL Navigator” ISOL Navigator shines a light on current and future market developments in the field of solar thermal technology across 16 key countries from all corners of the globe. The study, conducted by the agency solrico from Bielefeld, Germany, examines both opportunities for and… Read more »

vote and EREC report: pressure grows for stronger EU climate and energy action

Today’s vote in the European Parliament’s powerful Environment Committee and the launch of a new report by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) have increased the pressure for a higher EU emissions reduction target and a renewable energy target for 2030. The EP Committee voted in favour of increasing the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reduction… Read more »

aleo solar module passes most stringent salt spray test

aleo solar AG today announced that its aleo S_18 module has passed the salt spray test. On 8 April 2011, aleo solar AG was granted the certificate by the Swiss certification body SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA. The salt spray test is a completely voluntary quality test. Certification from this independent body is based… Read more »

HARTING highlights its expertise on YouTube

The HARTING Technology Group has now launched its own company channel on YouTube. YouTube is a video-sharing website where users can upload their own video clips and view those of other users. After successfully establishing a presence on the social networks Facebook and XING, the family owned and managed company has now taken a further… Read more »

SGS SA – Consumer Testing Services

On March 28, 2011 the SGS Solar Test House was certified by IECEE as an accredited testing laboratory in the CB program. As one of only five German CB Testing Labs (CBTL), SGS now offers solar panel manufacturers a simpler and faster route to international markets. — Exactly one year after receiving national accreditation according… Read more »

New from BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH (BBB) – Measurement Monitoring System (MMS)

BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH (BBB), one of Germany’s leading providers of wind energy services, is offering a new systems solution for monitoring and safeguarding valuable wind measurement data. The Measurement Monitoring System (MMS) was developed in-house by BBB engineers and has several benefits for the clients. The solution enables web-based, location-independent access to real-time wind measurement… Read more »

SOLON-Solar Park on site of old RAF airfield

SOLON SE, a leading European photovoltaic module manufacturer and system provider, has been appointed by Rockspring Property Investment Managers, “Rockspring”, to construct and deliver a turnkey solar park with a peak power of around 408 kilowatts, on the site of an old RAF airfield at Westcott Venture Park, Buckinghamshire. Rockspring with the assistance of renewable… Read more »

Emerson to Provide Power Technology for One of the Largest Solar Energy Projects in the U.S

Emerson has been awarded a contract to supply power technology for one of the largest solar energy projects in the United States. Under an agreement with Wind Turbine & Energy Cables Corp. (WTEC), a leader in the innovation of solar and wind engineered systems, Emerson will provide utility-scale power inverters for a 30-megawatt solar power… Read more »

Intersolar Europe Presents The Latest Trends In Photovoltaics

The Future of Solar Power at the World’s Largest Exhibition for the Solar Industry Munich, May 18, 2011. Technological developments in the area of photovoltaics are advancing daily. As a result, the cost of solar power is falling and new concepts are being developed for generating electricity in the future. Photovoltaics plays a major role… Read more »

Rickmers container vessel breaks all records as she sails into the Baltic

The arrival from China of the Rickmers-owned containership Maersk Elba at the DCT Gdansk terminal on 11 May marked a new era in Baltic shipping. At 13,092TEU and carrying containers 17-wide below deck and 19-wide on the hatchcovers, she is the biggest container vessel by far ever handled by a Baltic port. Whilst in the… Read more »

BTU International Appoints Dante Ballerini as Manager, Information Technology

BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the appointment of Dante Ballerini as Manager, Information Technology. Ballerini comes to BTU with an extensive background in managing information technology in manufacturing environments. Prior to accepting the position with BTU, Ballerini was director of… Read more »

SunEnergy Americas makes an impact at NYSERDA Solar & Wind Workshop

Leading solar energy provider, SunEnergy Americas, attended the recent Solar & Wind Workshop held by the New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) organization. The company’s North American Project Sales Manager, Robert Holz, was a major contributor to the event’s solar energy program, joining representatives from the likes of EmPower Solar Energy Solutions, Renewable… Read more »

GDF SUEZ, VINCI and AREVA join forces to develop France’s offshore wind industry

GDF SUEZ, VINCI and AREVA have signed a partnership agreement to build up a competitive, sustainable offshore wind industry which will bring jobs. The alliance has been formed to allow the groups to reply jointly to the call for tenders announced by the French President of the Republic in January 2011. The government is targeting… Read more »

Iberdrola Renewables Funds Wind Technician Training in Ohio

Iberdrola Renewables, the world’s leading provider of wind power, today announced a donation of $150,000 to Vantage Career Center in Van Wert, Ohio, on the occasion of Vantage’s 35th anniversary. Vantage broke ground on an expansion and renovation project that will include a new program to train renewable energy technicians. Iberdrola Renewables is currently building… Read more »

Ammonit presents its new data logger Meteo-40 at Windpower 2011 in Anaheim

Ammonit presents the new data logger series Meteo-40 life at Windpower 2011 booth #5027a. With Meteo-40 the leading wind measurement expert Ammonit meets the high standards of MEASNET site assessment norm and sets a new benchmark in wind measurement. Thanks to intelligent data signature Meteo-40 prevents data manipulation. Thus it is the first data logger… Read more »

Targray Showcases Solar Product Portfolio at InterSolar Europe

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 16, 2011-Targray Technology International announces its upcoming participation at InterSolar Europe, the world’s largest exhibition for the Solar industry, taking place in Munich, Germany, June 8th – 10th. The Company will exhibit its highly differentiated and critical suite of solar manufacturing materials-which includes Solar Silicon, Silver Paste, Aluminum Paste, Encapsulant, Targets,… Read more »

BTU International Wins EM Asia Innovation Award for TRITAN Metallization Firing Furnace

BTU International, Inc. a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, announces that it has been awarded a 2011 EM Asia Innovation Award in the category of Alternative Energy – Production Equipment for its TRITANTM Metallization Firing System. The award was presented to the company… Read more »

aleo solar exhibits at Solar 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina / Most stringent salt spray test passed

aleo solar AG today announced that it will be attending the Solar 2011 exhibition and participate in the accompanying National Solar Conference, in Raleigh, North Carolina, from Tuesday 17 May to Saturday 21 May 2011. Now in its 40th year, the National Solar Conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the… Read more »

The new online presence of Sputnik Engineering is modern, clear, and informative

Regardless of whether you are interested in SolarMax string or central inverters, or the data communication solution MaxComm – everything is available on the new website of Sputnik Engineering AG. To reduce time-consuming browsing, the new, clearly structured navigation on provides an easy route to finding the required information about each product. Technical data,… Read more »

Wind Energy Update – Novel solutions to hit the market in 12-24 months

With 20-25% of an offshore wind farm’s capital expenditure sunk into its foundations, offshore wind foundation costs threaten to explode as offshore wind farms move into deeper waters, further from shore. The logistical challenge and its anticipated cost have galvanized designers, developers, and government-backed agencies to reset the thinking on subsea foundation design. But the… Read more »

DIAB receives DNV certification for Matrix 7-7 and Matrix 11-9

Following the introduction at the JEC show in Paris, the new DIAB product Divinycell Matrix 11-9 and improved Divinycell Matrix 7-7 have received DNV certificates. Matrix 11-9 fills an open position in the core materials market in terms of mechanical properties and product efficiency. By introducing Matrix 11-9 DIAB increases its material range and customers… Read more »

3S Modultec client KISCO starts module production in record time

With the help of 3S Swiss Solar Systems, a member of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd [Ticker: MBTN], the Korean solar company, KISCO has completed the certification of its module production in Korea within a period of just a few weeks. This means that KISCO has not only achieved production start-up but also certification in record… Read more »

Carl Zeiss Reports Global Growth

Carl Zeiss has ended the first six months of fiscal year 2010/11 with a substantial improvement in sales and earnings over the previous year: revenues totaled EUR 2.143 billion, and earnings before income tax (EBIT) EUR 355 million. In addition to the full consolidation of the eyeglass business as the new Vision Care business group… Read more »

Sharp Electronics combines its solar modules with inverters made by Sputnik Engineering

The solar branch of the electronics corporation Sharp Electronics (Europe) GmbH increasingly draws on inverters from Sputnik Engineering. Since May Sharp uses SolarMax inverters of the Swiss manufacturer in its new “Sharp PV kits”. Up to this point in time, Sharp distributed its complete systems for rooftop installations internationally under the brand name “Hamburger Dach”…. Read more »

Bentek Solars Circuit Breaker Bi Polar Re Combiners Receive Ul 1741 Listing And Csa 222 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 Bi-Polar Circuit Breaker Re-Combiners. The Bi-Polar Circuit Breaker Re-Combiners were designed and manufactured specifically for bi-polar inverters and provide both positive and negative circuit breakers in one NEMA… Read more »

aleo solar exhibits at Solar Industry Summit – UK 2011 and passes salt spray test

aleo solar AG [ISIN: DE000A0JM634] will be attending the Solar Industry Summit – UK 2011 conference in London from Thursday 12th May to Friday 13th May 2011. At the conference, industry representatives will be discussing the current situation and prospects of the UK solar energy market. also solar also announced that its aleo S_18 module… Read more »

Meyer Burger with strategic important order from Monocrystal – a worldwide leading manufacturer of sapphire crystals and wafers in optoelectronics

MB Wafertec a group member of the Meyer Burger Group successfully concluded an important order of approximately CHF 4.5 million with Monocrystal, Russia, a long-standing partner and worldwide leading technology company in the industry of optoelectronics. Monocrystal will receive high precision wire saws equipped with diamond wire technology for the slicing of synthetic sapphire into… Read more »

Condition Based Maintenance and Renewable Farm Management for Wind Farms by Critical Software

Critical Software will take part in the 6th annual SKF Wind Farm Management Conference in Barcelona, Spain, May 11-12 2011. Through its solutions for Renewable Farm Management (csEMS) and Wind Farm Condition Based Maintenance (PRODDIA), Critical Software enables its clients to reduce costs and improve revenue and profitability. The SKF Conference will bring together energy… Read more »

Peikko And Enercon To Expand Their Cooperation

Peikko has agreed with ENERCON, a company specializing in wind turbine manufacturing, to deliver large quantities of connector items to wind turbine precast concrete towers. ENERCON is one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers and has more than 17.000 installed wind turbines in more than 30 countries. ENERCON is currently also one of the world’s… Read more »

Tentec Launch New High Pressure Hydraulic Pump at Windpower 2011

Bolt tightening specialists, Tentec, will be launching a new electric-driven, high-pressure hydraulic pump for use with its renowned Aero range of bolt tensioning equipment on Booth #519 at Windpower 2011. Designed for global use, the WTP3 can be supplied in many voltage and phase configurations and is packed full of new features including the ability… Read more »

ON-Track technology selects Rehm Thermal Systems!

ON-Track Technology, the flexible, hi-mix technology specialist, has upgraded their SMT capability by incorporating Rehm Thermal Systems VXS422 convection reflow solution. The Australian company needed a more capable reflow than they had previously with their SMT lines. The reason for this was to make sure their reflow system was as repeatable and stable as possible,… Read more »

Meyer Burger receives antitrust clearance by the German Federal Cartel Office in conjunction with its takeover of Roth & Rau AG

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd [Ticker: MBTN] published today that the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) gave its antitrust clearance for the takeover of Roth & Rau AG and associated merging of the two companies. Peter Pauli, Chief Executive Officer of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd, said: “We are very pleased that the Federal Cartel Office came… Read more »