Category: Press Releases

Rickmers-Linie and Escombe Lambert Holdings establish UK liner agency company

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, the Hamburg-headquartered specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd. {pagebreak} Announcing the decision, Gerhard Janssen, Sales & Marketing Director, Rickmers-Linie, stated: “In the world of project forwarding, the UK… Read more »

Soluzione Solare presents the solarimeter

In a solar PV system, by measuring solar radiation, we can determine whether, at a given moment, the facility is operating correctly or underperforming. As it yields with “feed in tariff” this check is unquestionably important during the testing phase and also during normal operation, if the facility is of a certain size. {pagebreak} “Soluzione… Read more »

Dr Shrink launches new information rich website

Featuring more helpful tips and installation advice than before, Dr. Shrink’s new website is a single source for all necessary shrinkwrap knowledge. At www.dr-shrink.com, visitors can easily browse Dr. Shrink’s complete line of shrinkwrap and accessories. {pagebreak} Serving seasoned business owners to novice do-it-yourselfers, a convenient How-To/Training tab offers free, step-by-step directions on how to… Read more »

H.C. Starck Tops Qualifying List of Suppliers of High Grade Si3N4 Powders in PV Industry

Goslar, 7 August, 2009 – H.C. Starck, AMCP, can meet the purity requirements as set by ingot/wafer producers using their high grade Si3N4 powders. One of two suppliers qualified with their renowned Si3N4 Grade M 11 HP powder in the PV industry worldwide H.C. Starck is finding an increasing number of manufacturers selecting them as… Read more »

DEK to present breakthrough frontside conductor improvements at EU PVSEC

DEK Solar will use this year’s EU PVSEC exhibition to reveal how standard print processes can be developed to yield dramatic efficiency gains. Being held over September 21st – 25th in Hamburg, Germany, the show will see DEK Senior Process Development Specialist Tom Falcon present a new paper on aspect ratio improvements for printed frontside… Read more »

Energy strategies welcome, but still not the whole picture

The Department for Energy and Climate Change today published its ‘Low Carbon Transition Plan’ White Paper, which together with the Low Carbon Industrial Strategy and the Renewable Energy Strategy establish a new energy strategy for the UK. {pagebreak} The Combined Heat and Power Association welcome its publication and the bold ambition it represents. But the… Read more »

PVE300 – Photovoltaic Characterisation System

The PVE300 system has been developed in response to a growing demand for an integrated solution for PV device and material characterization. It provides direct determination of device spectral response (SR, A W-1), external quantum efficiency (EQE/IPCE, %) as well as internal quantum efficiency (IQE, %). {pagebreak} The system comprises a light-tight measurement chamber, chopped… Read more »

Trina Solar Signs Sales Agreement with PROINSO

Trina Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced that it has commenced shipment under a long-term supplier agreement with PROINSO (”Proyectos Integrales Solares S.L.”), a leading distributor for solar photovoltaic equipments and a specialist in engineering services… Read more »

Finally, Repeatable TC Attachment Technology for Use on Own Solar Wafers

San Diego – July 2009 – KIC announces the release of the e-Clipse, a solar cell thermocouple (TC) attachment fixture. The e-Clipse promises fast and convenient TC attachment, as well as repeatable profile readings. It features four spring loaded TCs within a lightweight fixture that also holds the solar wafer. {pagebreak} The TCs have disk-shaped… Read more »

High throughput stringer system featuring laser technology

Freiberg/Neckar, 15 July, 2009 – teamtechnik has selected Hamburg for the debut of its TT 1200 stringer, one of the world’s fastest stringers for the production of high-quality solar cell strings. teamtechnik will be hosting live production displays at their exhibition stand. Being an international company, teamtechnik has specialized on high-throughput stringer machines for the… Read more »

DEK Solar adds another bright spark to its global Alternative Energies team

DEK Solar continues its commitment to illuminating the solar energy sector following the announcement that Robin Bancroft has joined its team. Newly appointed as Alternative Energies Business Development Manager for Western Europe, Robin’s extensive experience will reinforce DEK’s proven photovoltaic expertise as it meets the fast-growing demand for its services in this region. {pagebreak} Robin… Read more »

Sputnik launches megawatt station

Biel, 16 July 2009. The Swiss manufacturer of solar inverters, Sputnik Engineering AG, is launching a new central inverter in October. The device with the name SolarMax 330C-SV (SV stands for special voltage) has a rated capacity of 330 kilowatts and works in the MPP range between 450 and 800 volts. As many as three… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems Launches New Drying Systems for Solar Cell metallization

Rehm Thermal Systems recently announced the launch of an advanced new series of drying systems for solar cell metallization. The RDS 2100 and RDS 3000 offer a variety of advanced process features and thermal control that enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield.  {pagebreak} The drying… Read more »

DEK Solar to showcase breakthrough solar metallization advances at EU PVSEC; Stand B5/73

DEK Solar has confirmed plans to showcase its latest breakthrough photovoltaic metallization solutions at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition. Being held from September 21st – 25th in Hamburg, Germany, show highlights will include DEK’s recently launched PV3000 high throughput metallization platform, along with its pioneering print-on-print capabilities. {pagebreak} Being demonstrated live… Read more »

Ningbo Solar extends manufacturing capability; installs eight DEK metallization lines

Ningbo Solar has purchased eight metallization lines from DEK Solar in a bid to extend its capacity to deliver high quality solar cells to the global marketplace. One of the world’s leading photovoltaic manufacturers, Ningbo Solar decided to implement the DEK PV1200 lines following an extensive evaluation period which yielded impressive results. {pagebreak} Ningbo Solar… Read more »

60 cents a kilowatt hour

French farmer commissions the second largest solar power plant in Bretagne 6 July 2009. On 1 July, Rémy Bresteaux, a farmer in Lassay-les-Chateaux, a village in the northwest of France , commissioned a solar power plant with a capacity of 205 kilowatts – the second largest in Bretagne . Bresteaux ordered the plant from the… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Greenport Shipping Agency as new agent in UAE and Bahrain

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG, global specialist for breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, has appointed Greenport Shipping Agency LLC, Dubai as its new agent in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain effective 1 October 2009. Rickmers-Linie and GAC, the previous agent in these locations, have mutually agreed to terminate the existing agency agreements. {pagebreak} As… Read more »

MECASOLAR will manufacture trackers at its new production plant in the United States

Inter-Solar 2009. San Francisco, July 14-16 Hall 1. Stand 9753 · The Spanish company will be one of the main players at the North American Inter-Solar fair to be held from 14 to 16 July in San Francisco (California). With a sales office already up and running in San Francisco, MECASOLAR plans to have a… Read more »

Trelleborg offshore companies renamed

THE COMPANIES which make up Trelleborg Offshore, the global leader in polymer and syntactic foam-based products for demanding offshore environments, have been renamed to underline the manufacturing, marketing and product synergies within the group worldwide. {pagebreak} The five principal companies will now be identified as Trelleborg Offshore followed by their geographical locations, replacing the well-known industry names of CRP, OCP, Emerson & Cuming… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems Launches New Fast Fire Furnaces for Solar Cell metallization

Rehm Thermal Systems recently announced the launch of an advanced new series of firing systems for solar cell metallization. The RFS and RFS-D Fast Firing Systems offer a range of advanced process features and thermal control that enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield.  {pagebreak} Just… Read more »

Pihl wins 128 million USD harbour contract in Lebanon

E. Pihl & Son A.S.’s new contract includes an extension of Beirut’s container terminal.  In tight competition with other civil engineering contractors from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Pihl has won a contract for an extension of Beirut’s container terminal in joint venture with Hourie who are a Lebanese based company. {pagebreak} The extension… Read more »

Willis Sees Positive Future for Offshore Wind as Insurance Market Expands

London, UK, June 23, 2009 – Ahead of the eighth annual British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) offshore wind event that starts in London tomorrow, the European-based Renewables team of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, say that insurers are increasingly seeing offshore wind as an attractive investment area with considerable growth potential. {pagebreak}… Read more »

Solarfarm shadow program free download on Ades new website www.ades.tv

At ADES new website you will discover videos, animations of ADES trackers and ADES future products as well as a presentation of company activities. Also, you will find the shadow SOLARFARM program for free download. The objective of the program is to facilitate the tasks of engineering design, customers and installers who want to implant… Read more »

BTU International to Highlight Next Generation Technologies at Intersolar 2009

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 2009 – BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will highlight its next generation technologies in booth 8157 at Intersolar North America, on July 14-16, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. {pagebreak} “We are pleased to… Read more »

Phoenix Solar Singapore successful in its project business

• Photovoltaic power plants with a peak output of around 600 kilowatts • “Solar Pioneer Award” for two projects Sulzemoos 18 June 2009 / Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd in Singapore, a subsidiary of TecDAX listed Phoenix Solar AG, has during the last few months acquired a number of significant solar projects with a peak output totalling 600 kilowatts…. Read more »

Rickmers donate EUR 1 million to World Future Council

Hamburg, Germany, 12 June 2009. As part of their “175 Years of Rickmers in Shipping” anniversary, Hamburg shipowners and businessmen Bertram and Erck Rickmers have donated one million euros to the World Future Council (WFC). “On the occasion of the family’s 175th anniversary we would like to pay tribute to the past and at the… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants with a peak output ofmore than ten megawatts in the District of Furstenfeldbruck • Sparkasse Furstenfeldbruck to finance two solar parks for the first time • Major German bank to finance the third solar power plant {pagebreak} Sulzemoos 26 May 2009 / In the past few weeks, Phoenix… Read more »

Anniversary in Hamburg: 175 years Rickmers

* Five generations in shipping – a family’s history* Chronicle “175 Years Rickmers” to be published by Hoffmann und Campe * Top-level symposium on the global crisis at the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg* Senate reception and celebration with international guests {pagebreak} Hamburg 9 June 2009. Their family has been involved in shipping for 175 years…. Read more »

The Rickmers Group

The Rickmers Group is a diversified group with activities in the business fields of liner shipping, shipowning and shipmanagement, investments and real estate as well as maritime related services. The Group is based in Hamburg, Germany and has more than 20 offices and a widespread agency network all over the world. Rickmers Group employs more… Read more »

The Entrepreneurs of the Rickmers Family since 1834 – Milestones

Ever since the Bremerhaven-based Rickmers shipyard (Rickmers Werft) was founded by Rickmer Clasen Rickmers in June 1834, his descendants have been active in the shipping industry, by now in the fifth generation. First Generation: Rickmer Clasen Rickmers (1807 – 1886) {pagebreak} R.C. Rickmers was born on the island of Heligoland. Following his apprenticeship as a… Read more »

E.R. Capital Holding

E.R. Capital Holding is active in the fields of shipping, real estate, private equity and renewable energies. The companies within E.R. Capital Holding employ a total of 2,750 people on land and at sea. The group is owned by Erck Rickmers. Shipowning and shipmanagementE.R. Schiffahrt is a ship owner and ship management company focusing on… Read more »

Phoenix Solar extends project development cooperation with Burgerservice Trier

• Cooperation agreement extended to include the years 2010 and 2011 • Plans for photovoltaic projects with a volume of around EUR 100 million Sulzemoos 04.06.2009 / Phoenix Solar Energy Investments AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, {pagebreak}  signed a cooperation agreement for another two… Read more »

New blade enclosure system keeps wind turbines in top form

Even heavy-duty wind generation equipment needs protection from the elements. Ensuring turbine blades remain in top shape during storage and in transit, international premium shrinkwrap supplier Dr. Shrink introduces the revolutionary Wind Bag. {pagebreak} A blade enclosure system, the company’s thick 10 mil shrinkwrap is used to make covers for wind turbine blades, protecting them… Read more »

Trina Solar to Open Warehouse in California

Trina Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced the planned establishment of a warehouse operation in The Port of Oakland, California. The warehouse is strategically located in California, which in 2008 had a total of 530MW of… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants with a peak output of more than ten megawatts in the District of Furstenfeldbruck

• Sparkasse Furstenfeldbruck to finance two solar parks for the first time • Major German bank to finance the third solar power plant Sulzemoos 26 May 2009 / In the past few weeks, Phoenix Solar AG (ISINDE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, started construction work on three photovoltaic power plants in Türkenfeld, Hohenzell and… Read more »