Category: Press Releases

Media Calling Notice: BWEA UK Wind Week 2009: 13 – 21st June 2009

What’s happening:BWEA UK Wind Week 2009: 13 – 21st June 2009. The UK’s biggest celebration of wind energy takes place over 9 days this June, with over 20 wind farms and supporters opening their doors across the country. {pagebreak} UK Wind Week will be promoting the benefits and opportunities offered by wind energy in terms… Read more »

Safts new Smart VHT Ni-MH Modules specifically designed for small off-grid renewable energy systems

• Booming renewable energy systems market needs clean, reliable energy storage • Smart VHT Module offers plug-and-play installation and maintenance-free operation in applications including signage, remote monitoring and navigation. {pagebreak} Paris, May 28, 2009 – Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, now offers a range of Nickel–Metal Hydride… Read more »

ADES Obtains Quality Management System Certification

ADES Obtains Quality Management System Certification of the UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2008 Norm for Solar Trackers and Wind Turbines Based in Zaragoza, Spain, ADES has successfully passed the ISO:9001 audit by the certification authority TÜV Rheinland. {pagebreak} The scope of certification includes – Design, – Manufacturing, and– Assembly of solar trackers and wind turbines. With the ISO… Read more »

We’re becoming a Part of the American Energy Turnaround!

Global Soft Landing Center for Small and Medium-sized German Companies engaged in the “Renewable Energies” Industry to be launched in the USA in June 2009! Official Announcement and “Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony” to take place on May 6th 2009 at the WINDPOWER® 2009 in Chicago, Illinois {pagebreak} Düsseldorf/Philadelphia, April 20, 2009. The new American government is bringing the… Read more »

MECASOLAR & PROINSO awarded orders for 14 MW for Italy, Greece & Spain

* Both companies, who form part of the OPDE Group, will supply fixed structures, trackers, modules and invertors for solar photovoltaic plants located in the regions of Puglia (Italy, 10.5 MW); Kilikis (Greece, 1 MW) and Valladolid (Spain, 2.5 MW). * MECASOLAR confirm the excellent reception on the national and international market for its new… Read more »

Sputnik and Sunflow dedicate megawatt plant on 20 former NATO bunkers in Markt Taschendorf

With a total output of one megawatt the solar power plant on the former ordnance depot is one of the largest in Franconia. Twenty-seven inverters made by the Swiss manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG turn the power generated by the 5,700 solar modules into the alternating current used on the grid. {pagebreak} The solar modules generate… Read more »

Intersolar North America announces 2009 exhibition expansion

Exhibition Triples Growth In Just One Year Intersolar North America, the most diverse global business-to-business exhibition in the United States dedicated to the transformation of the solar marketplace, today announced that growing demand in booth sales has prompted organizers to open another floor, tripling the size of last year’s exhibition and bringing the 2009 total… Read more »

New Bolt Tensioning Tools for Wind Power Generation on Show in China for the First Time at Windpower Asia 2009

Tentec, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bolt tightening equipment will be exhibiting its new Aero series of Bolt Tensioning Tools for Wind Power Generation alongside its exclusive distributor, HTS Beijing, on stand 1B25 at Windpower Asia 2009. {pagebreak} The exhibition is taking place in Beijing, China from 8-10th July. The Aero range comprises… Read more »

Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing to Announce New Simple Drainback System

Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing to Announce New Simple Drainback System at SOLAR 2009 PERRY, KS, May 4, 2009 – Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing, an innovative leader in the solar water heating industry, will introduce its newest product, the Simple Drainback Solar Water Heating System for residential and commercial applications at the ASES SOLAR 2009 tradeshow… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG presents its results for the first quarter of 2009

• The financial crisis, the long, protracted winter and declines in the price of solar modules dominate quarterly results • Orders in hand of EUR 248 million are higher as against first quarter of 2008 Sulzemoos 14 May 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is today releasing the figures… Read more »

Head’s Up: SVTC to Announce Green Jobs Platform for Solar

With the Solar industry still in its infancy, it has a unique opportunity to incorporate principles of social and environmental justice into its global supply, production, and recycling operations. Tomorrow, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) will announce its Green Jobs Platform for Solar to generate discussion and gain support for the principles it outlines…. Read more »

Efficient Automation Solutions for the Solar Industry

KUKA Systems supplies new innovative photovoltaic solutions The PV industry is striving for thinner wa-fers and high efficiency photovoltaic cells. In addition to the need for higher automation and reliability KUKA Systems’ Energy Team has designed a new generation of wafer gripping solutions which is based on KUKA’s top selling KR Sixx and Scara Robots…. Read more »

Industrial Laser Now On Offer from InnoLas Laser GmbH

New Product Series ‘InnoLas NANIO Industrial DPSS Lasers’: Flexible and Robust Lasers for Industry Krailling, May 2009: InnoLas Laser GmbH launches a new product series of solid state lasers which have been optimised for industrial use and in which the company’s long years of expertise in the development of high-capacity first-class laser sources are incorporated…. Read more »

DEK shows next-generation solar metallization solutions at Shanghai

DEK is showing its next generation solar metallization line solutions at the SNEC PV Power Expo 2009 event in Pudong, Shanghai from the 6th to 8th May. The screen printing specialist is previewing details of its latest high-throughput PV3000 silicon cell metallization concept and running its state-of-the-art PV1200 metallization line live in Hall 6, Booth… Read more »

MECASOLAR launches its new Fixed Structures and Single-axis solar trackers

• These two new product ranges will be presented at the SOLAREXPO and INTERSOLAR trade fairs being held next May in Munich and Verona, respectively. • Both products add to the company’s catalogue, joining the dual-axis solar panels currently designed and manufactured by the company and which enjoy high-level market penetration in the European market…. Read more »

Carter products helps turbine blade manufacturers double production

The rapid expansion of the wind power generation market, fueled by both private and government initiatives, requires a similarly rapid increase in the production of wind turbine components. This is particularly true in the manufacture of turbine blades, which continue to grow in both demand and size. To maintain or increase output efficiency, larger blades… Read more »

Despite credit crunch, the solar photovoltaic industry is more than ever ready for further growth

Speakers at EPIA’s 3rd International Conference on Solar Photovoltaic Investments confirmed that, like all industries, the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector has not been spared by the credit crunch. Medium to large scale PV plants are taking longer to be financed than ever before. They alsostressed that the fundamentals of the PV sector remain intact, if… Read more »

In the city of Moers near Duisburg, 120 project partners, customers and..

In the city of Moers near Duisburg, 120 project partners, customers and suppliers have inaugurated Germany ‘s largest photovoltaic plant using thin-film technology on a pitched roof. 24 March 2009. The system provider Solaxis GmbH and Solardach GmbH have jointly developed a solar power plant on the roof of Riedel Recycling. {pagebreak} The solar modules… Read more »

Pressurex® Sensor Film Provides Optimum Calibration and Quality Control for Solar Module Manufacturing

Tactile pressure indicating film provides a simple cost-effective method for process control and monitoring of solar module production equipment Sensor Products Inc. introduces Pressurex®, a surface pressure indicating film that reveals pressure magnitude and distribution between any two contacting or mating surfaces. In the Photovoltaics industry, {pagebreak} the need to reduce peripheral cracks on solar… Read more »

Tentec Appoints McCann Equipment in Canada as Agents for Aero Wind Turbine Tools

Tentec Appoints McCann Equipment in Canada as Agents for Aero Wind Turbine Tools Continuing the expansion of its global network for the sales, distribution and service of the recently launched Aero range of hydraulic bolt tensioners for wind turbines, {pagebreak} Tentec is pleased to announce the appointment of McCann Equipment as its agent in Canada…. Read more »

Filmetrics Launches Thin-film Photovoltaic Dedicated Metrology Systems

High-speed, reliable, and affordable metrology solutions for every class of thin-film photovoltaic material used in today’s industry San Diego CA, March 2009. Filmetrics announces the launch of its thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) dedicated measurement systems. {pagebreak} With the release of the F10-PV and the F37-PV Filmetrics now offers commercially available tabletop and in-line metrology solutions for… Read more »

Trina Solar Announces 2008 Fiscal Year Results

Trina Solar Limited, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, founded in 1997, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008. {pagebreak} Full Year 2008 Results Financial and Operating Highlights     — Solar module shipments were… Read more »

Licensed wind farm projects totaling 205mw in Balikesir

Relight Enerji Üretim, is Relight Group Turkey’s company, received the authorization for three new wind farms in Balikesir, in the North of Turkey. It is expected that the wind farms, totaling about 205 MW, will be operating in 2010 with an overall investment of 300 million Euros. {pagebreak} The Relight activities in Turkey are going… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG: Board of Directors proposes to raise dividend distribution

Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, reached a decision today on a proposal to be put to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to raise dividend distribution to EUR 0.30 per share for the financial year 2008 (2007: EUR 0.20). This resolution is subject to the adoption of… Read more »

International trends in photovoltaics at the PV Industry Forum

5th PV Industry Forum in Munich, May 25 – 26, 2009 International trends in photovoltaics at the PV Industry Forum The photovoltaics market in flux: growing production capacities and altered political and economic parameters {pagebreak} Future developments, prospects and technological trends in the international photovoltaics market will be the focus of the 5th PV Industry… Read more »

Schreiner offers specialized, high-performance labels for the solar industry

Southfield, MI – Schreiner ProTech is now marketing an array of specialized labels and identification-preparation equipment for solar panels and components. Drawing on its extensive solar product experience in Europe, Schreiner is nowaggressively seeking new customers in North America for its UL/CSA-approved solar labeling solutions. {pagebreak} The manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules makes exacting… Read more »

Solar wafer inspection in a split second

The solar wafer production has high demands on quality control. Automatic optical inspection by machine vision systems is therefore of great importance. The business division of image processing & intra-logistics in Eckelmann AG, Wiesbaden, has developed a system for inline inspection of mono- and polycrystalline raw wafers, which steadily detects errors in geometry, surface defects… Read more »

KUKA Systems wins industry award for its welding process for fiber-reinforced plastics

Augsburg, 25 February 2009 (pm|dg) – The award presented by the automotive industry to KUKA Systems last summer for its new and highly flexible welding process for fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) is now followed by a further trophy: the international industry association JEC Composites is to honor the Augsburg-based company with its Innovation Award 2009 in… Read more »

It pays to use your own solar power

24. February 2009. Raphael van Hövell is one of the first system operators in Germany to finance their PV installations with the new tariff for private consumers under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). With the EEG amendment on 1 January this year the German government introduced the new type of payment for PV… Read more »

New chief representative in China

February 15th 2009 – IT Power Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Zhang Dianjun as the new Chief Representative for its China operations. IT Power sees the China energy market as a significant growth area and plans to expand the China office to make the most of the opportunity. Mr Zhang will… Read more »

Aquamarine agrees 1000MW Site Development Agreement

Aquamarine agrees 1000MW Site Development Agreement with Airtricity for its Wave and Tidal Technologies Aquamarine has signed a Development Agreement with Airtricity, the renewable energy development division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), aimed at developing sites capable of hosting 1,000MW of marine energy by 2020. {pagebreak} Under the Agreement, the two companies will enter… Read more »

Trina Solar signs sales agreement with GA Solar

CHANGZHOU, China, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), 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 its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., {pagebreak} entered into a sales agreement… Read more »

KUKA innovation at the Photovoltaic Technology Show 2009

KUKA innovation at the Photovoltaic Technology Show 2009Solar modules for a perfect frame (of mind) Augsburg, 17 February 2009 (pk) – KUKA Systems is presenting its new ROBO FRAME module (for which a patent application has been filed) at this year’s PTS (Photovoltaic Technology Show) trade fair in Munich. Furthermore, KUKA Systems will also be… Read more »

DIS AG Welcomes Qualification Initiative of the Federal Government

* Practical experiences of DIS AG confirm: Extensive and sophisticated qualification concepts work* Andreas Dinges: “It is time to add some life to the initiative.” Düsseldorf – October 22, 2008. DIS AG, the market leader in hiring and placement of skilled personnel and managers, welcomed the government’s new educational initiative, which was introduced and resolved… Read more »