Category: Press Releases

Associated British Ports to showcase sector leading experience at Offshore Wind Connections conference 2024

Associated British Ports (ABP) is pleased to announce its participation as a Gold Sponsor at the Offshore Wind Connections 2024 (OWC2024) conference and exhibition, taking place on May 1st – 2nd at the Doubletree by Hilton, Hull. Celebrating its eleventh year, OWC2024 has established itself as one of the premier events in the UK offshore… Read more »

Chemitek Solar’s Solar Wash Protect and Water Softening Agent are the World’s first products proven safe to use on Floating PV

Chemitek Solar, a leader in biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning and protection solutions for the solar industry, is pleased to announce the results of its ecotoxicity study on its Solar Wash Protect (SWP) and Water Softening Agent (WSA) products for use in the cleaning of Floating PV (FPV). This new report, conducted by the Portuguese… Read more »

ABB manufacturing site in Santa Palomba reducing carbon emissions by 675 tons a year

Italian production facility adopts Net Zero blueprint Achieved with renewable energy, innovative smart grid and photovoltaic panels Building management system monitors and controls energy consumption for ultimate efficiency   The Italian production site for ABB residual current devices (RCDs) and energy meters in Santa Palomba is reducing its CO2 emissions by 675 tons a year. In addition to its… Read more »

450 Wp glass-glass modules: Solarwatt sets new TOPCon standard

24th April 2024, Dresden, Germany – Maximum output, sustainable and fair: with a new generation of solar modules, Solarwatt is once again emphasising its role as a trendsetter for pioneering product innovations in the solar industry. The Dresden-based company is now offering solar modules with the highly efficient TOPCon cell technology with an output of… Read more »

LONGi introduces Tera silicon wafers for TOPCon, heterojunction and back-contact cells

Frankfurt am Main, 24th April 2024 – LONGi recently presented its newly developed Tera silicon wafers which are suitable for the currently prevailing solar technologies such as TOPCon, heterojunction (HJT) and back contact cells (BC). They show an efficiency increase of approx. 0.1% for the cell technologies mentioned. The new wafers are the result of… Read more »

Port of Newcastle looking to become floating wind hub

The Port of Newcastle has revealed its intention to become an offshore wind hub and to service floating wind turbine projects in the Hunter offshore wind zone. The Australian port is owned by Macquarie’s Infrastructure Fund and China Merchants Port Holdings Company. It is located adjacent to the 1,854 sq km Hunter offshore wind zone. It… Read more »

Octopus invests in floating foundations firm

Octopus Energy’s generation arm has invested in Ocergy, which aims to make floating offshore wind farms across the world become cheaper and faster to build. Ocergy has an innovative approach to designing and manufacturing floating foundations, drastically reducing the time and cost of building them, according to Octopus. Headquartered in the US and has operations… Read more »

CBED installs permanent gangway on Wind Creation and signs contract for new project

CBED has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for their new SOV, Wind Creation’s, first project as part of the CBED fleet. With this new walk-to-work project, the SOV joins commissioning an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The project commences end of Q2 2024 and runs for the remainder of the year,… Read more »

Fluke takes major step forward as a leader in solar solutions with the new Fluke Solmetric PVA-1500HE2 PV Analyzer

The PVA-1500HE2 PV Analyzer and I-V Curve Tracer can test up to 1500V and measure high efficiency strings up to 30A, enhancing Fluke’s ability to serve the large-scale solar utility market Eindhoven, Netherlands. 24th April 2024: Fluke, a global technology leader in the manufacture of compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools and software, has… Read more »

Jobs boost for renewable energy supply chain, report from trade body finds

90% of businesses included in the Supply Chain Impact Statement have hired new recruits to work exclusively in renewable energy   40 Scottish businesses included in Scottish Renewables annual showcase  Scottish Renewables today (April 24) published the latest edition of its  Supply Chain Impact Statement which has found 90% of the companies included in the report hired new… Read more »

“Made in Germany”: WAB e.V. together with innovative companies at the IPF24 in New Orleans, USA

New Orleans, April 23, 2024: The German Wind Industry and Hydrogen Association WAB e.V. will present the “German Pavilion” from April 23 – 25, represented by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection in cooperation with the Trade Fair Committee of German Business (Stand 2143). Visit us and discuss the current topics of offshore… Read more »

CSO Marine Group partners with Crew Training Solutions to offer discounted seafarer courses

Seafarers registering for offshore roles with crewing specialists Offshore Operations will now benefit from a 10% discount on UK-based commercial seafarer courses. Crew Training Solutions, which offers a range of STCW courses from its Grimsby training centre, has partnered with CSO Marine Group to make it easier for seafarers to access new training opportunities while… Read more »

CSO Marine Group launches CSO Engineering to consolidate project engineering in Europe and the US

Offshore solutions provider CSO Marine Group has launched its project engineering operations under the brand name CSO Engineering. Born out of the engineering capabilities of Offshore Operations Ltd, CSO Engineering provides technical engineering, project management and offshore consultancy services to clients in Europe and the United States. Joshua Brennan will lead CSO Engineering as Managing… Read more »

UK’S FIRST SMART INNOVATION SUPERHUB OPENS IN SILICON BEACH TECH SUPERCLUSTER

PROCODE BOSS PLEDGES TO FINISH BRITAIN’S SMART ROLLOUT New Procode Smart Superhub is home to a 300-strong team of expert developers in Eastleigh, Southampton One of UK’s most celebrated IT innovators will demonstrate how innovation will fast-track smart rollout completion Procode Smart Superhub’s mission is to improve every households’ standard of living   The UK’s… Read more »

DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook gives insights into China’s complex energy landscape and its enormous green energy shift

Shanghai, China, April 23, 2024 – The most comprehensive English-language report on China’s energy transition lays out the enormity of its green energy shift, but also the persistence of fossil fuels in its energy mix.  According to DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook China, the country is establishing itself as a green energy leader with an unrivalled… Read more »

Renewables in Africa Announces Strategic Collaboration with Gold Ventures Investment to Empower African Startups

Brentwood, 19th April 2024 – Renewables in Africa (RiA), a leading virtual media platform dedicated to promoting renewable energy, is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Gold Ventures Investment (GVI), an influential investment firm known for its robust startup support ecosystem. This collaboration aims to empower African startups by facilitating their engagement with foreign… Read more »

Trina Storage and Pacific Green sign Letter of Intent for 1,500 MWh energy storage system

Trina Storage, the leading global energy storage solution provider, and Pacific Green, a global energy storage and environmental technology company, have signed a letter of intent relating to 1,500 MWh integrated energy storage solutions. The agreement was signed at the World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Under the agreement, Trina… Read more »

Is China ready to put solar panels out at sea?

Solar farms in the ocean could generate clean energy on a vast scale, but there are difficult waters to navigate first. China is increasingly seeking to put solar panels on the seas off its coastline, with some state-run companies experimenting as far offshore as 30 kilometres. A global leader in renewable energy, China has already been… Read more »

GRS strengthens its presence in Australia with an additional 125 MW Solar Project

Gransolar’s EPC contractor, in partnership with Vena Energy, has launched commercial operations of the solar farm in Queensland   Brisbane, April 17th.- GRS, the Gransolar Group’s solar EPC contractor, has announced a new milestone with the commercial operation of the first stage of solar it has built together with Vena Energy.  The 125 MW Amazon… Read more »

Rio Tinto selects Alfa Laval OceanGlide fluidic air lubrication with a focus on advancing efficient shipping and reducing emissions

Alfa Laval will provide Rio Tinto, the world’s largest dry bulk shipper, with the OceanGlide fluidic air lubrication system. This innovative system enhances a ship’s propulsion efficiency and energy savings while sailing.   Rio Tinto has selected the Alfa Laval OceanGlide fluidic air lubrication system for one of its bulk carriers, as part of its focus… Read more »

Novocycle Pioneers in Sustainable Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling at National Carbon Conference in Türkiye

During the prestigious 4th National Carbon Conference held from March 28th to 29th in Türkiye, Novocycle took center stage with groundbreaking results in Lithium-Ion battery recycling. Presenting under the compelling title “Novel Thermal Recovery of Recycled Graphite for Sustainable and Reliable Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Novocycle showcased their innovative NovoRec process, demonstrating remarkable success in the recovery… Read more »

New UK-US collaboration targets innovative UK support for floating wind technology in the United States

Applications open today (18 April 2024) for a unique project that could expand the US market for innovative UK companies developing technology which can help support the growing floating offshore wind market in the United States. The ‘UK-US Floating Offshore Wind Supply Chain Innovation Bilateral (FLOWB)’ supply chain programme brings together the Offshore Renewable Energy… Read more »

DNV and Indonesia’s PLN will collaborate on power grid resilience

A new DNV/PLN Memorandum of Understanding has been signed to cooperate on designing power-grid management systems for disaster recovery control in Indonesia The agreement supports PLN’s transformation strategy to become a technology and engineering leader. DNV brings in its extensive local and international experience of over 100 years in technical advisory work for power grid… Read more »

GE Vernova and Sonelgaz to expand capabilities at GEAT to enhance Algeria’s grid infrastructure

GE Vernova and Sonelgaz to expand existing capabilities at their joint venture, GE Algeria Turbines (GEAT), to develop grid solutions. In addition to meeting the needs of Sonelgaz Group companies for high and extra-high voltage substation equipment, grid solutions rolled out from GEAT are expected to support the integration of renewable as Algeria diversifies its… Read more »

LONGi certified as “Future-Fit”

Xi´an (China) 17th April – Leading global solar technology company LONGi has been certified as a Future-Fit Engaged Business by the Future-Fit Foundation, a UK non-profit dedicated to promoting and stewarding the “Future-Fit Business Benchmark” for advancing sustainable business practices. In its quest to become the most sustainable solar PV manufacturer globally, LONGi selected the… Read more »

SolarEdge Technologies Signs the European Solar Energy Charter in Support of the EU Photovoltaic Sector

April 17th, 2024 – SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, today announced that it signed the European Commission’s European Solar Energy Charter, that calls for the support of the European photovoltaic manufacturing sector. SolarEdge was among group of companies from the European solar energy sector to sign the Charter, together with 23 European Union… Read more »

Australian Flow Batteries and The SCHMID Group Announce Groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding

Perth, Australia April 17th , 2024 Australian Flow Batteries Pty Ltd (AFB), a leader in innovative energy solutions and economical, safe, and reliable power storage, and SCHMID Energy Systems GmbH a company of the German SCHMID Group, a global technology leader with a rich history in delivering innovative solutions across multiple industries including Electronics, Renewables,… Read more »

Enspec announces significant leadership hire

Power quality engineering company Enspec has added a key recruit to its leadership team. Tony Jefferson, who has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry, joins St Helens-based Enspec as the new head of business development. As a former global head of sales for various Siemens business divisions in different countries around… Read more »

Cross-border energy networks can cut USD 800 BN from ASEAN’s decarbonization cost, DNV research indicates

New DNV research estimates the costs of ASEAN member states decarbonizing individually, with moderate cross-border power interconnection, or with full regional cooperation involving interconnectors, hydrogen networks, and energy storage. The study recommends achievable short-, medium- and long-term actions to reduce technical, economic and policy hurdles to increased interconnection.   Singapore, 17 April 2024 – DNV,… Read more »

REC Brings Advanced Alpha HJT Solar Technology to Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan, April 17, 2024 – REC Group, an international pioneering solar energy company and one of the world’s longest-established module manufacturers, has successfully introduced its cutting-edge Alpha HJT solar technology to Taiwan. In an intensive two-day workshop, REC shared its technology insights with around 100 local installers, launched its supportive REC Solar Professional Program,… Read more »

New research yields insights into attitudes and perceptions of large-scale solar project neighbors

A survey of nearly 1000 residents living near large-scale solar plants finds considerably more positive attitudes than negative, while identifying key concerns. riven by favorable economics, policy factors, and decarbonization goals, large-scale solar (LSS, defined here as ground-mounted photovoltaic projects ≥1 MWDC) has expanded rapidly in recent years, with more than 90 gigawatts (GW) now… Read more »

VIKING and HeliService USA sign PPE agreement to serve U.S. offshore wind safety needs

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a strategic agreement with HeliService USA, ensuring that the helicopter service provider has a single and continuous source of fully certified personal protective equipment to uphold offshore wind industry safety standards along the U.S. East Coast. Building on enduring relations between the companies, the agreement includes personal protective equipment (PPE)… Read more »

Wärtsilä raises level of offshore dynamic positioning with new high-performance thruster and propulsion control package

With an important new product introduction, technology group Wärtsilä offers operators of offshore vessels, ferries and tugs notable improved operational performance and greater efficiency. The company’s new high-performance thruster and propulsion control solution package utilises a combination of Wärtsilä’s WST-E embedded electric steerable thruster and WST-R retractable thrusters, together with an updated remote propulsion control system featuring an enhanced user interface ProTouch, to… Read more »

Socomec unveils multi-million development centre to drive world-class storage tech innovation

16th April, 2024: Today, Socomec, the global manufacturer of energy storage solutions, has launched its multi-million-euro Energy Storage development centre near Strasbourg, France. The Energy Storage System (ESS) Grid Lab will develop world-class technology for grid security, resilience, and reliability. With a highly modular and flexible testing environment, the facility can replicate different storage project conditions… Read more »

TWD Installation Equipment Designs ready to assist in Hai Long OWF Installation

April 16, 2024 Last week, the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project announced the official launch of offshore construction. TWD , a leading engineering company in the offshore wind market, was awarded the tailored design of the pin pile installation equipment by CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE). TWD’s tailored designs will play a key role in… Read more »