Category: Press Releases

New design practices for offshore wind turbine structures

DNV and key industry players are today releasing a report on the design of offshore monopile wind turbine structures. This is the outcome of a joint industry project which was established to improve the basis for calculating the axial load capacity and to review current design practices. During the autumn of 2009, DNV assessed the… Read more »

First large-scale power plant with adhesive PV system based on crystalline modules

As of the end of January, SOLON SE has delivered crystalline modules for a roof-mounted solar power plant with a total capacity of 4 MWp in Massa, situated in Tuscany, Italy. The photovoltaic system SOLON SOLbond, which was specially developed for installation on industrial metal roofs, will be used exclusively in the project led by… Read more »

Georgia Power Strikes Solar Power Deal With Dalton Utilities

Georgia Power recently acquired a series of solar projects of up to 1 megawatt (MW) in Murray County, Ga., co-developed by United Renewable Energy LLC and Mack Creek Energy LLC. Georgia Power will sell the output from the facility to Dalton Utilities. The plant will be constructed on Looper Bridge Road in Dalton by United… Read more »

Frank Bünte joins Rickmers Group from HSH Nordbank

Frank Bünte has joined the Management Board of the Rickmers Group as Chief Treasury and Risk Officer. Previously he was with HSH Nordbank AG, where he was latterly responsible for the bank’s entire domestic shipping company business. “Acting in concert with the existing management team, Mr Bünte will drive forward the consolidation and expansion of… Read more »

Gcube Expands Solar Capacity To Half A Billion

GCube Underwriting Limited and GCube Insurance Services, Inc., the leading provider of insurance services for renewable energy technologies, announced today that it has grown its solar property coverage from $300 Million USD to $500 Million USD for any single solar project or phase. The news comes at a particularly bullish time for large-scale projects in… Read more »

Offshore and Eastern Europe new growth drivers for wind power in Europe

9.3 gigawatt (GW) of new wind power capacity was installed in the EU during 2010, reaching a total of 84 GW by the end of 2010, according to figures released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and coinciding with today’s publication by the European Commission on financing renewable energy. While offshore wind power… Read more »

Further expansion of the Automation IT activities

Claus Kleedörfer switches to management position at HARTING Deutschland GmbH und Co. KG Effective as of February 1, 2011, Dipl.-Ing. Claus Kleedörfer will join the management team of sales company HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. As General Manager, the former Head of Industrial Communication & Power Networks (ICPN) at HARTING Technology Group will be responsible… Read more »

SMART Turbine Inc. Negotiating Phase 1 Capital Investments

Smart Turbine Inc. has developed technology that will significantly improve access to wind energy around the world. In addition to the exponential growth opportunity in the small wind turbine (SWT, under 100kW) market, Smart Turbine Inc. will capitalize on incentive programs with the government to quickly establish a leadership position in the industry. Patent-pending SMART… Read more »

Growing the Domestic US Wind Turbine Manufacturing Industry

Understanding interplay between domestic vs. foreign manufacturing looking at pressure points such as ease of access, quality and transportation the question that rings out again and again is “Can North American manufacturers really compete on price and quality with China and Asia?”. Well MAKE consulting have been doing critical work in this area for a… Read more »

Ascent Solar Signs Distribution Agreement with Green Earth Energy and Technology of Belgium

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a developer of flexible thin-film solar modules, announced today that Green Earth Energy and Technology will begin distribution of Ascent Solar’s lightweight, flexible, high-power thin-film CIGS modules for building integrated (BIPV), and portable power solutions in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. The agreement with Green Earth Energy and Technology gives Ascent… Read more »

Offshore wind turbine permits go through teething problems

Britain boosts Europe’s most efficient and developed processes for offshore wind turbines, according to The European Offshore Wind Standards, Permitting and Markets report. “Denmark was leading in terms of offshore wind policies in Europe, but recently the UK has over taken as a result of its “rounds” system. This has proved very efficient at bringing… Read more »

Meyer Burger wins another large order of over CHF 160 million in Asia

Meyer Burger has successfully concluded a large contract of overCHF 160 million for wire saws with an existing 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 large contract… Read more »

Vertical supply chain integration gathers pace in the offshore wind sector

Increased demand and investment has placed strain on a budding supply chain, driving vertical integration in the European offshore wind sector. In a nascent industry like wind vertical integration has its share of risks. But as a way to bypass supply chain bottlenecks, vertical integration has a clear upside at this stage of the sector’s… Read more »

Yingli Green Energy Becomes an Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern Munchen

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar”, today announced that the Company has become an Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern Munchen (“FCB”), one of the… Read more »

Cape Wind intervenes in NStar merger

The developer of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm has joined 21 utilities, state agencies and other organizations intervening in the proposed merger of NStar and Northeast Utilities. Cape Wind Associates LLC was granted the special status to participate in the state Department of Public Utilities review of the merger on Jan. 6. Also on… Read more »

Praxair Wins Solar Contracts in China

Praxair Electronics has won three new contracts with solar customers in China. Under the new contracts, Praxair is supplying: • silane, ammonia and bulk atmospheric gases to ShanXi LuAn Solar Energy in Changzhi, Shanxi Province; • silane to Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd in Jiangsu Province; and • silane and ammonia to Realforce Solar,… Read more »

Nautilus Solar Announces Entry into Florida Solar Market with Three Projects

Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC (“Nautilus Solar”) announced today its entry into the Florida solar market with the acquisition and development of two distributed generation projects, as well as the development of a third greenfield utility scale project. In Gainesville, Nautilus Solar is currently constructing the Green Cove 131 kW solar photovoltaic project at the Regional… Read more »

Midlands Firm To Install Uks Largest Solar Power Project

A million pound contract to install probably the UK’s biggest solar power project to date has been won by a fledgling Midlands-based provider of renewable energy solutions. Going Solar fought off fierce competition to clinch the deal to fit around 2,200 photovoltaic panels on to a series of warehouse roofs in Ipswich, Suffolk, which will… Read more »

Sputnik Engineering for the first time at InterSOLUTION in Ghent

The Swiss manufacturer presents its latest inverters for grid-connected photovoltaic plants at the international solar trade fair in Belgium Sputnik Engineering AG will show its latest product innovations in Ghent from 27 to 29 January. It was just last year that the Swiss manufacturer opened a branch in Brussels which will operate under the guiding… Read more »

3SModultec sells integrated solar panel production line to West Africa

The Senegalese solar power company SPEC is establishing the first solar panel factory in West Africa, with the support of 3S Modultec The founders of the Senegalese solar company SPEC will be making the vision of West Africa’s first solar panel factory come true in the next few weeks. The local team is being supported… Read more »

OPDE ITALY connects 17 MW in Italy in 2010 and will have constructed 200 MW by 2012

• The eleven farms constructed and connected by OPDE ITALY in 2010, totalling 17 MW, are located in the regions of Puglia and Piedmont. 85 million Euros have been invested in their construction. • The Italian subsidiary OPDE ITALY, part of Grupo OPDE whose headquarters are in Spain, are currently constructing a 5.2 MW farm… Read more »

DEK Solar looks forward to showcasing Eclipse at SNEC 2011, Booth 360 Hall E3

DEK Solar is preparing to take its brand new Eclipse photovoltaic metallization platform to the SNEC PV Power Expo 2011 (SNEC). The DEK Solar team will be on stand 360 in Hall E3 from February 22nd – 24th, 2011, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in China, where it will be showcasing Eclipse’s pioneering… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Gerleinco as agent in Colombia

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco SA, Bogota, as agent for its activities in Colombia with immediate effect. Gerhard Janssen, Director Marketing & Sales, Rickmers-Linie, comments: “Having launched the NCS service to the North Coast of South America in June last year, the step to nominate an… Read more »

Agreement between AFFIRMA and the Chinese company CGNSEDC to carry out solar concentration projects worldwide

AFFIRMA Energy has signed a collaboration agreement with CGNPC Solar Energy Development (CGNSEDC) to develop high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar energy projects worldwide. The agreement has been signed by Diego Serrano, Co-President of the AFFIRMA Group, and by Quinghao Han, President of CGNPC Solar Energy Development in the AFFIRMA offices located in the Torre de… Read more »

Apex BP Solar Off-Grid Department transferred to Phaesun France SAS

Off-Grid Specialist from Memmingen/Germany opens branch in France Due to its growth and a correspondingly growing customer base, BP Solar has decided to work with specialised Off-Grid Master Partners to be able to provide its customer network and key accounts with an efficient and high quality service. In this context, BP Solar and Phaesun GmbH… Read more »

Lucintels Benchmarking Of Wind With Solar Energy Wind Energy To Lead Renewable Energy Pack

Wind and solar are clean renewable energy sources available across the globe. The business of generating electricity from wind and solar energy is growing and is poised for rapid expansion as the US, China and rest of the world look for cleaner and more sustainable ways to generate electricity. As per Lucintel’s estimates the wind… Read more »

Independent Energy Solutions Receives WBE Certification From CPUC

Independent Energy Solutions, Inc. (IES), a leading solar energy development and construction firm, announced it has been formally certified by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). The certification (VON 10090051), issued by the CPUC’s Supplier Clearinghouse, is designed to help regulated public utilities meet California market procurement goals for… Read more »

Growing demand prompts DEK Solar to introduce manufacturing capabilities in China

Following the success of its PV1200 and Eclipse photovoltaic metallization platforms, DEK Solar has confirmed that it has added manufacturing capabilities in China. An expansion of the company’s successful SMT manufacturing facilities in the region, the move extends DEK Solar’s global footprint to service the growing demand for its PV platforms in Asia. Located in… Read more »

Post warranty crisis: A changing direction for wind

The US wind industry has reached a utility scale wind capacity of 36,698 MW, with many of the turbines fast approaching the end of their warranty periods. Wind farm operators now need to learn what management strategies and technological advances will optimize their turbines performance, minimize OPEX costs and drive down the overall lifetime costs… Read more »

Excellent care of employees

HARTING Hongkong honored with the HSBC Living Business Award HARTING Hongkong, the Asian subsidiary of the HARTING Technology Group, won the coveted “HSBC Living Business Award – Certificate of Excellence” in the “People Caring” category. The award is bestowed by the HSBC bank group, supported by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Business… Read more »

San Diego County Approves First Ever Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Building Department Gives WePOWER Turbine Green Light After Testing The first Vertical Axis Wind Turbine has now gone live in San Diego County, at the home of a forward-thinking resident named Tim Williams, who is taking action to go green. This 3.4 kW Falcon turbine from WePOWER was installed on an 18′ pole on Williams’… Read more »

Meeting the Toughest Mechanical Demands: Han® 70 A Crimp Module

A new Han® 70 A Crimp module – predestined for applications presenting the toughest mechanical demands – is now available for the Han-Modular® series from the HARTING Technology Group. The Han® 70 A Crimp module is plug compatible with the Han® 70 A Axial screw module already used in many applications. The transmission of a… Read more »

The American Institute of Renewable Energy (AIRE) is offering a Free Renewable Energy Seminar Next Week

On Saturday, January 15th, the American Institute of Renewable Energy (AIRE) is offering a free renewable energy seminar to those interested in receiving training in the solar and weatherization industries. The American Institute of Renewable Energy (AIRE) is offering a free renewable energy seminar on Saturday, January 15th, 2011. The seminar is entitled FR-101: Solar… Read more »

North America Leads Charge to Provide Solutions to Wind Turbine Supply Chain Stagnation

With an estimated 40,000 new turbines to be installed in the US by 2015, wind turbine OEM’s are desperate to source reliable components from local suppliers. Importing components from Europe and Asia can be costly and lengthy. New wind component suppliers need to secure manufacturing capacity strategies now if they are going to seize their… Read more »

Concrete Foundation for Scottish Wind Power

News that the installation of a giant wind farm located in the Moray Firth, Scotland, is set to go ahead has been welcomed by the concrete industry keen to realise the potential of a range of foundation solutions for offshore wind turbines. Moray Offshore Renewables has signed an agreement with the Crown Estate to start… Read more »