Category: Press Releases

centrotherm photovoltaics presents 2010 preliminary figures showing marked revenue and earnings growth

centrotherm photovoltaics AG benefited significantly from last year’s boom in new orders in the solar sector, and has achieved record results in the 2010 financial year according to preliminary figures. Revenue grew 22.6 percent to EUR 624.2 million (2009: EUR 509.1 million). Total operating performance increased to EUR 681.2 million (2009: EUR 536.0 million). Earnings… Read more »

GP Solar presents innovative products for optimizing solar production at SNEC in Shanghai

At this year’s 5th International Solar Industry and Photovoltaic Exhibition & Conference in Shanghai (SNEC) GP Solar GmbH presents its newest product advancement in laboratory measuring technology, the GP ISO-TEST .Waf. The wholly owned subsidiary of centrotherm photovoltaics AG will also present consumables – some with improved recipes – under the new brand, >GP Solar… Read more »

Permit granted for Finland’s first offshore wind project

In what is regarded as milestone decision Finish authorities granted the water permit to Suurhiekka offshore wind farm, the first full scale offshore project of the country. The project of 80 turbines has been developed by wpd since 2007 and aims for start of construction in 2014 – depending on the government’s decision on a… Read more »

Intersolar Award Highlighting Innovation For A Solar Powered Future

Intersolar invites international solar companies to submit applications for the solar industry’s most distinguished award for innovation On June 8, 2011 the fourth annual Intersolar AWARD is being presented at Intersolar Europe. The award pays tribute to innovative products and services in the fields of Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Technology and PV Production Technology. This year,… Read more »

Two more Rickmers container giants named

17 February 2011 saw the naming of two more 13,100TEU container vessels for Rickmers Group in Ulsan, Korea. Leo Rickmers and Scorpio Rickmers will come into service for their charterer Maersk Line as Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Elba. Leo Rickmers was named by Manuela Steffens, wife of Jan Boje Steffens, CEO and Managing Partner of… Read more »

Solar energy-based telecom towers soon

Can you imagine your cellphone tower that transmits signals to your mobile handsets running on solar energy? That is set to happen soon, with as many as 400 telecom towers to be powered by panels that will sit on them, reflecting light from the sun to produce electricity that will be used by the towe… Read more »

New Processes for a Growing Global Market

In 2010, the international photovoltaics industry saw its turnover double with around 15 gigawatts (GW) of newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity, making 2010 to the industry’s most successful year to date. By way of comparison, new capacity totaled 7.1 GW in 2009, and 2008 saw approximately 5.7 GW installed worldwide. Huge price cuts in 2009… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Goes Bric Subsidiary In Brazil Established

• Pfeiffer Vacuum is now present in all boom areas • In Brazil now direct selling possible through import license registration • Inauguration of the new premise takes place in April Asslar, Germany, February 21, 2011. Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG is in the process of opening its own subsidiary in São Paulo, Brazil. With these… Read more »

Saft Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Selected for Solar Energy Storage Project in California

Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech batteries will supply renewable energy storage for 2500 R Street, California’s first micro-grid, distributed energy community housing project. These advanced homes will use the latest in smart grid, solar generation and energy storage to ensure each home generates as much clean energy as it uses, thus… Read more »

The One Legged Giant Worldwide Unique Crane Construction To Be Built In Rostock A Technical Innovation

The revolutionary character of trendsetting technologies sometimes can be misjudged and underestimated because they only make out one part of complex high-end systems. In the case of the innovative crane, currently being in the construction process in Rostock and destined for the new Heavy Lift Jack-Up-Vessel by BELUGA HOCHTIEF Offshore the danger of such a… Read more »

Working With Sunshine Merck At The Snec 5th International PV Power Expo 2011 In Shanghai

* isishape® cutting-edge technology supports smart and simple processes in solar cell production * Merck presents its broad product range for a wide variety of solar cells Darmstadt, Germany – February 16, 2011 – Merck KGaA will be presenting the latest material developments for the photovoltaics industry at the SNEC 5th International Photovoltaic Power Generation… Read more »

Change in Rickmers Group executive board after successful financing

Following 10 years with the Rickmers Group and after the successful conclusion of financing agreements for the Rickmers Group’s newbuilding programme consisting of container and multi-purpose vessels, Dr Moritz Mittelbach has stepped down as CFO and Managing Director of Rickmers Holding GmbH & Cie KG and Pacific Holdings International GmbH & Cie KG with effect… Read more »

Ukraine Going Green: New Wind Power Plant to Start Operating This Month

Ukraine is making a firm step towards the green energy future. This week one of the country’s regional governors launched a project which will becomea pilot for other green energy solutions in Ukraine. The Chairman of Donetsk Region State Administration Anatoly Blyzniuk announced that installation of three out of 23 preplanned wind power units in… Read more »

Solar Panel Agreement Approved by City Council in Ottawa

Yet another Ontario city takes a significant step towards a future defined by sustainable energy and more green jobs. On January 27, Energy Ottawa Limited, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, was approved by the city council to install solar energy arrays on the rooftops of buildings in the city with large roof surfaces. Over the… Read more »

Phoenix Solar builds solar power plant for the Saudi Arabian Oil Company in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s largest photovoltaic plant of 3.5 megawatts .Solar electricity to supply KAPSARC, the world’s largest energy researchcentre Sulzemoos, 14 February 2011 / Oman-based Phoenix Solar L.L.C., a subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), an international photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, is to build a solar park with a peak power… Read more »

New standard demands protection class 2 for DC system components in France

Swiss inverter manufacturer, Sputnik Engineering presents its MaxConnect plus p generator connection box at Salon des Energies Renouvelables Sputnik Engineering is unveiling its MaxConnect plus p generator connection box for the first time at the French trade fair in Lyon. The new product, which groups together central inverter module strings, complies with the standard UTE… Read more »

Upsolar Receives Certification from Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment

Upsolar, a leading international solar module supplier, today announced it has obtained certification in partnership with mounting structure manufacturers from the prestigious Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), which seeks to ensure the quality and safety of sustainable construction through research, assessment and evaluation. Certification was granted in conjunction with mounting structure partners SOLEOS… Read more »

Trojan Battery Launches Web Site Focusing On Renewable Energy And Backup Power Solutions

2011 Trojan Battery Company, the worlds leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries, today announced the launch of its new renewable energy Web site focusing on renewable energy and backup power solutions the company provides with its deep cycle battery lines. The site is designed to be a premiere source of information for installers, integrators, distributors… Read more »

New Test By Tv Rheinland Solon Solar Modules Are Particularly Resistant To Ammonia

All of SOLON’s currently available module series have passed the new TÜV Rheinland ammonia test. Proving that they are an excellent choice for solar power systems on farms, where ammonia from livestock rearing can attack the modules and cause corrosion, the test outcome confirms the premium quality of SOLON products. SOLON is one of the… Read more »

New supply chain strategies emerge for farshore, deepwater wind farms

Despite a buoyant European offshore wind market, developers are facing into a whole bundle of purchasing headaches due to the seemingly limited number of suppliers in the offshore wind energy business. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) says 9.3 gigawatt (GW) of new wind power capacity was installed in the EU during 2010 with offshore… Read more »

Turkish power utility increase capacity at its wind energy project in Sindh

Turkish power utility will install additional wind turbines to increase the capacity at its wind energy project in Sindh province to 56.4 megawatts from 6 megawatts. Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS, a Turkish power utility, has won a $36.8 million loan from Asian Development Bank to expand its wind farm in Pakistan. The loan will… Read more »

Here Enterprises Signs Turbine Installer for Texas Wind Farm

Here Enterprises, Inc. , a growing developer of clean wind energy, today announced the selection of Collier Services, Inc. of Texas to build out the first phase of its Cycle Ranch wind energy project. Here Enterprises has tapped Collier Services to install Talon variable pitch wind turbines on its Floresville, Texas property, enabling the Company… Read more »

DOE supports six renewable research projects with $23.6 million

In a little over one year, six projects that received a total of $23.6 million in seed funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) have generated more than $100 million in outside private capital investment, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced. The six projects, which received between $750,000 and $8… Read more »

Frost & Sullivan: Asia Pacific Wind, Solar and Biomass Markets to Burn Bright in 2011

Asia Pacific renewable energy markets to continue its high growth in 2011 with continuous support from the governments in the form of incentives. The Asia Pacific renewable energy (RE) markets especially wind, solar and biomass power projects are expected to continue its high growth trajectory and fare significantly well in 2011 because of the continued… Read more »

Eurosolar Announces 2011 European Solar Prize Proposals Accepted Until End Of June

Outstanding achievements, innovation and creativity in spreading renewable energy and its applications will be recognized through the annual EUROSOLAR European Solar Prize also in 2011. EUROSOLAR accepts applications and proposals until 30th June 2011. The winners will be honoured at a ceremonious event at the end of the year. Established in 1994, the European Solar… Read more »

A Powerful Solution The Han® HC 250 high current contact

HARTING has developed the new Han® HC 250 high current connector as a powerful interface that impresses by requiring little space, transmitting high current intensities and allowing flexible configuration of the number of poles. The HC 250 one-pole crimp module can be connected in various frame geometries to produce the required number of poles in… Read more »

Another Patent Licensed for PAL-M Super-resolution Technology

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Dr. Eric Betzig and Dr. Harald Hess another patent for their invention of super- resolution localization microscopy. In 2007, the microscopy from Carl Zeiss received the exclusive rights to market the technology. Together with the previously issued patents (U.S. 7,626,694, U.S. 7,828,695, U.S. 7,626,703 and U.S…. Read more »

Georgia Power and EPRI to Study Solar PV Installation on Power Lines

Georgia Power and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are conducting an 18-month study to evaluate how solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems may affect the utility’s distribution system. Fifty PV systems are being installed in seven cities around the state. Seven-to-eight small systems will be installed on one distribution line in each city. Sites were… Read more »

Meteodyn at EWEA in Brussels!

We will exhibit at the European Wind Energy Exhibition EWEA in Brussels from 14th to 17th April 2011. Our offer: CFD software and studies to assess wind energy resource whatever can be the sites (mountains, forests, built areas), as well for wind farms projects as for small wind ones.We invite us on our stand where… Read more »

German Solar Pioneer Conergy strengthens its presence in the United Kingdom Conergy Systems get the most out of the British weather

* Highly efficient: Conergy modules with a strong output, even in British sunlight * Highly attractive: British solar feed-in tariffs are currently among the highest in the world * Closer to the Customer: First Conergy representative office established in Milton Keynes Conergy goes to the UK – and brings quality solar power “Made in Germany”… Read more »

Farmers Look To The Skies For Natural Gold

More farmers will this year be looking to the wind and the sun to boost their profits. The demand from the UK agricultural sector for renewable energy generated by wind turbines and solar systems is increasing at a remarkable pace, especially as energy prices continue to rise, eating into farmer’s profits. However, help is on… Read more »

Meyer Burger wins order of over CHF 45 million with new customer in Asia

Meyer Burger has successfully concluded a contract of over CHF 45 million for wire saws with a new customer in Asia. The wire saws are scheduled to be delivered during 2011. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today that the group member MB Wafertec (Meyer Burger Ltd) successfully concluded a contract for… Read more »

The Glue Factory Launches Website

The Glue Factory, announced today the launch of its new website, The Glue Factory is a formulator of hot melt and water based materials for packaging and assembly applications. Hot melt technologies are available in EVA, pressure sensitive and polyamide chemistries; while water based chemistries include PVA, pressure sensitive and dextrin. The website offers… Read more »

aleo solar AG supplies modules for 3 MW rooftop plant in Italy

aleo solar AG has supplied more than 13,000 S_18 type modules for a 3 megawatt rooftop plant in Cuneo, Italy. The premium solar module manufacturer received the order from the companies Eurostock and Verde Energia, both of which are part of the Lannutti Group. The Lannutti Group ranks among the largest logistics corporations in Italy…. Read more »

3S Modultec to deliver production line for solar panels to Lithuania

With the sale of an integrated manufacturing facility to the company MG AB Precizika, 3S Modultec, a 100% subsidiary of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd, is continuing to expand its activities in Eastern Europe. The Lithuanian company MG AB Precizika is the first company in Lithuania to set up a local production site for solar panels…. Read more »