Category: Press Releases

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 »

centrotherm photovoltaics achieves significant revenue and earnings growth on strong new order inflow in Q1 2011

In its Silicon & Wafer segment, centrotherm photovoltaics achieved revenues of EUR 29.3 million with the sale of silicon production technology and systems (prior-year period: EUR 43.3 million). Segment operating earnings (EBIT) were reported at EUR 2.2 million (prior-year period: EUR 7.0 million). The segment order book stood at EUR 259.5 million as of March… Read more »

Applied Materials’ HCT B5 Wire Saws Selected by GCL-Poly for Solar Manufacturing

Applied Materials, Inc., the leading equipment supplier to the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, announced today that GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd., China’s largest producer of polysilicon wafers for solar PV applications in 2010*, has placed a significant order for Applied’s HCT B5TM wire saws. The systems, which represent more than 2.5 gigawatts of wafering capacity, are scheduled to begin shipping… Read more »

Trojan Battery Expands Agm Line To Support A Wider Range Of Solar Applications

Trojan Battery Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, today announced expansion of its AGM product line for the renewable energy(RE) market space with the launch of the U1-AGMand 22-AGMmodels. The new deep-cycle AGM batteries address the power needs of renewable energy off-grid and grid-tied solar home systems, solar lighting, industrial and backup power… Read more »

DNV is appointed as CVA for Cape Wind

DNV is appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind Project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the US. The role of DNV as CVA is to conduct third-party design reviews, inspections and other verification activities. US regulations require that offshore wind developers submit a Construction and Operations Plan… Read more »

Renewable energy can exceed global demand, according to UN report

Renewable energy sources are expected to contribute up to 80% of global energy supply by 2050, according to a new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Following a review of 164 scenarios, the IPCC found that renewables will play the major role in any successful plan to combat climate change. “The… Read more »

SGS to Present its Renewable Energy Services in its First Attendance at Offshore Wind China 2011 in Shanghai and Wind Power Asia 2011 in Beijing

From June 15-17, 2011, and from June 22-24, 2011, SGS will be attending both the Offshore Wind China 2011 Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai and Wind Power Asia 2011 in Beijing. Throughout both events, SGS will showcase its wide portfolio of services for the renewable energy sector, including Coating Inspection and Failure Analysis as well… Read more »

UN IPCC: renewable energy potential is higher than energy demand

The total global potential for renewable energy “is substantially higher than both current and future projected global energy demand” is the message of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today in Abu Dhabi. The report states that renewable energy production… Read more »

Engineered Conductive Materials to Exhibit DB-1541-X Series Adhesives at Intersolar Europe 2011

Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for photovoltaic applications, will showcase its DB- 1541-X Series Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesives in Hall A5, Stand 653 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe, scheduled to take place June 8-10, 2011 at the New Munich Trade Faire Centre in Munich, Germany. The DB-1541-X Series of Conductive Stringer Attach… Read more »

3S Photovoltaics supplies solar modules for Umwelt Arena roof

What is to date Switzerland’s largest building-integrated photovoltaic installation incorporates the trend-setting integrated MegaSlate® roof system from 3S Photovoltaics, a member of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd [Ticker: MBTN]. Installation is the responsibility of BE Netz, while Sputnik, based in Biel, is the inverter supplier. The three companies involved are also providing their expertise about architectural… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie upgrades Indian service with the addition of new vessels

Rickmers-Linie, the German liner specialist for project cargoes and heavy lifts, is upgrading its Indian service with the addition of new vessels. It will also provide a direct service both eastbound and westbound between Europe and India although calls in Pakistan and the Middle East will be possible on an inducement basis. The base ports… Read more »

Press Release’s from Wind Energy Update

Offshore safety professionals have acknowledged that there is a requirement for wind-specific regulations to prevent accidents when developing farshore wind installations. Many offshore safety experts are of the opinion that the rapid increase in farshore installations is going to push existing regulations, many of which originated from the oil and gas sector, to the limit…. Read more »

Krayden, Inc. Opens New Warehouse in Canada as Key Step in Expansion

Krayden, Inc., a leading distributor of engineered materials, has opened a new warehouse in Toronto, Canada. The new warehouse will enable the company to better serve its Canadian customers. “With the booming solar industry and the supportive benefits offered in Canada, the expansion in Toronto was a natural next step for Krayden, Inc. We are… Read more »

Opening of the Offshore Wind Farm Baltic 1

Chancellor Angela Merkel shall officially open the first commercial offshore wind farm, Baltic 1. The project with 21 wind turbines and an installed capacity of approximately 50 Megawatt has been developed since 2002 by the Bremen-based wpd group in cooperation with its partner, Wind-Project, based in Börgerende, near Rostock. After wpd took over the shares… Read more »

Intersolar 2011: Off-grid specialist Phaesun GmbH presents the new stand-alone pump inverter PN-AP

Phaesun´s new PN-AP is a three-phase, variable frequency pump inverter with a power output from 1.1 to 5.5 kilowatts. The PN-AP can power a wide range of standard pumps and makes a battery back-up unnecessary. Integrated MPP trackers ensure that the device finds the maximum power point of the solar generator at any time. The… Read more »

Manz Automation chooses Rehm Thermal Systems for PV metallization line

One of the world’s leading high-tech production engineers, Manz Automation AG, has selected fast-firing technologies from Rehm Thermal Systems to drive productivity in an advanced PV metallization line. Manz’s Solar cSi division, based in Reutlingen, Germany, chose to integrate Rehm’s RFS-D 500 Fast-Firing System following an extensive market research and product evaluation process. Now in… Read more »

Meyer Burger successfully concludes another order in the amount of over CHF 70 million with an existing customer in Asia

Meyer Burger has successfully concluded a contract of over CHF 70 million with an existing customer in Asia. In addition to slicing equipment for solar wafers from MB Wafertec (Meyer Burger Ltd) this order includes also wafer inspection systems from Hennecke Systems GmbH. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered entirely during 2011. Meyer Burger… Read more »

MAGE SOLAR establishes new subsidiary MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY GMBH

Following the successful start of the MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY at MAGE SOLAR’s North American location in Dublin, Georgia, in January, the photovoltaic supplier is now also establishing an academy at their German headquarters in Ravensburg, whereby it is bundling its training provision. MAGE SOLAR AG, part of the global MAGE GROUP, has founded a new… Read more »

Dow Participates at Windpower 2011

Dow provides a myriad of solutions to those in the alternative energy industry hoping to capture the power of the wind. Three business units from The Dow Chemical Company will be exhibiting at Windpower 2011, May 22-25 in Anaheim, California. Dow Wire & Cable, with six decades of experience and expertise in the energy industry,… Read more »

BTU International Receives Order for Multiple Solar Cell Rework Furnaces

BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the receipt of an order for multiple hydrogen annealing furnaces from a major Asian solar cell manufacturer. “Because of the hydrogen annealing process, this customer now is able to extract value from solar… Read more »

GP Bullhound advises Skyline Solar, the leading manufacturer of integrated concentrated solar systems

GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, announces the completion of a funding round for the Mountain View, California-based company Skyline Solar, Inc. (“Skyline”), which will allow Skyline to ramp its recently announced next generation X14 integrated concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system. The terms of the financing were not announced. Skyline Solar manufactures integrated CPV systems, incorporating… Read more »

Italian agricultural company invests into photovoltaics

Experts from South Tyrolean electrical engineers Elpo have installed 4 photovoltaic systems for the agricultural company Cereals Docks at two of their sites near Venice. Since last summer, more than 15,000 polychrystaline solar modules have generated a peak output of three megawatts of solar power. In order to realise this power Elpo have used approved… Read more »

SGS to Showcase its Services in New Delhi, India at POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2011

SGS is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2011 in Pragati Maiden, New Delhi, India from May 5-7, 2011. Throughout the entire event, SGS will present a wide range of the services it offers to the power and nuclear industry at stand no. 1250A in Hall… Read more »

Goldwind integrates China’s first high-altitude wind turbine into power grid

Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Company, China’s leading wind turbine manufacturer, has integrated the country’s first 1.5-megawatt direct-drive permanent magnetic wind turbine for high-altitude areas into the country’s power grid, the company said Thursday in Beijing. This wind turbine has been installed on a pilot wind farm for high-altitude facilities on Xitie Mountain, located in… Read more »

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 »