Category: Press Releases

FIST SA publishes three new reports on the photovoltaic patents’ landscape

This three-part analysis – “Silicon cells”, “Thin film cells” and “Organic and hybrid cells” provides extensive information and rational analysis of the global photovoltaic cells patents’ landscape.  PARIS September 9, 2009 – “IP Overview Photovoltaic 2009” establishes a panorama of the worldwide patents claiming “silicon cells”, {pagebreak} “thin film cells” and “organic and hybrid cells”… Read more »

Avanti equipment in wind turbine towers in Uruguay

The Danish company Avanti Wind Systems has just supplied service lifts and ladder fall safety equipment for five new 2 MW wind turbine towers in Uruguay. The wind turbine park in Cerro de los Caracoles was financed by Spain and is operated by UTE, the Uruguayan state-owned electricity company. {pagebreak} The new turbine towers, which… Read more »

Samskip flats moving into new geographical areas

Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics can draw upon 30 years of experience operating flatrack equipment between the Benelux, Germany, the UK and Ireland. Now that experience is being made available to a wider network of customers. {pagebreak} Since the beginning of 2009 Samskip has expanded its flatrack services to cover new trade lanes to include Italy,… Read more »

Offgrid specialist Phaesun teaches solar companies in Uganda

Memmingen, 18 September 2009. Phaesun GmbH, a systems provider based in Memmingen , Germany , has taught technical and economical details of solar technology to 60 Ugandan participants for one week. Working along with Phaesun were four German partner companies, the German Solar Industry Association BSW-Solar and the GTZ. Representatives from 30 Ugandan solar companies,… Read more »

Gemini Energy Services Awarded $74,100 in Job Training Funds

Gemini Energy Services has been awarded $74,100 in job training funds from The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency’s Employment Training Panel’s Small Business Program. The funds will be used to train 19 of Gemini’s San Diego-based, all veteran team of technicians to provide operations and maintenance services to the Wind Industry, one of ETP’s… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG expands and extends framework agreement with KG Allgemeine Leasing

• Minimum investment volume through 2012 now EUR 525 million • Continuation of the successful cooperation in the power plant construction business Sulzemoos 16 September 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, has for the second time extended the framework agreement, signed with KG Allgemeine Leasing GmbH & Co. (KGAL)… Read more »

Solarion powers Volkswagen E-Up! with solar energy

Solarion AG, based in Leipzig (Germany), is involved in the development of the electric automobile E-Up! which was presented as a world premiere by the CEO of Volkswagen AG Martin Winterkorn at the 63rd Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), currently taking place in Frankfurt (Germany).  The roof of the concept car E-Up! with an area of about… Read more »

Fraunhofer ISE participates in "Online Master Photovoltaics"

PV Branch profits from new extra-occupational master’s program The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE plays a significant part in setting up and carrying out a new master degree course “Master Online Photovoltaics” at the University of Freiburg. The goal of this course program is the extra-occupational education and vocational training of specialists for… Read more »

GMR Solar Tropic is the worlds first Special Economic Zone dedicated to Solar Industry

Situated on the Chennai – Bangalore growth corridor, the 312 acre Zone would be an ecosystem for solar goods, providing world class infrastructure and utilities to house all activities across R&D, Manufacturing, Services and Trading. This is the first phase of the 3700 acre development of the multi-product GMR Krishnagiri SEZ. Located just off Bangalore,… Read more »

Nokia Smart Home Knowledge and the Vaasa energy cluster meet in a new company – There Corporation

The combination of the Nokia Smart Home team know-how and the Comsel team knowledge of energy grid and metering create an unique and strong basis to start developing new generation energy solutions HELSINKI 10 September 2009 – There corporation will focus on energy saving and efficiency. The energy saving solutions of the company are based… Read more »

The new SunKIC – The First Profiler Specifically Designed for Solar Cell Manufacturing

San Diego – August 2009 – KIC, the leader of thermal process development and control products, and winner of multiple industry awards, announces the SunKIC version 1.1.0, a thermal profiler that is specifically designed for the unique needs and challenges of the PV industry. {pagebreak} The SunKIC benefits from several hardware and software innovations that… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems showcases new fast-firing and drying technologies at EUPVSEC 2009, Booth B5/45

The team at Rehm Thermal Systems are preparing to showcase the company’s best-in-class capabilities for solar cell metallization at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition. Being held from September 21st – 25th in Hamburg, Germany, EUPVSEC 2009 will introduce visitors to the thermal specialist’s recently updated line of fast-firing systems and drying… Read more »

Avanti Wind Systems Opens Office in Australia

The world’s leading producer of safety equipment for service technicians in wind turbine towers, the Danish company Avanti Wind Systems, is opening a sales office and centres for installation, service, maintenance and training in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. John Chinn, 43, has been hired as general manager of Avanti Australia. He has… Read more »

MECASOLAR supplies 500 kW of 2-axis trackers for solar photovoltaic project in California

This is the first in a series of projects in the United States in which the company will participate, with approximately 30 MW expected to be installed between 2009-2010 · The project, in which MECASOLAR is involved, aims to reduce energy costs for pumping water in Reclamation District 108 located in Yola in the state… Read more »

Sage Oil Vac adds flush capability to Gear Oil Exchange System

AMARILLO, Tex. – Sage Oil Vac’s Gear Oil Exchange System for wind turbines now features a flush system that improves fluid changes on gearboxes hundreds of feet above the ground. Gearbox flushes are becoming more common to remove sludge and varnish when performing oil changes. {pagebreak} Featuring a 120 gallon (454 liter) tank with a… Read more »

Beyond optical inspection – Dr Schenk 2 Steps ahead with the brand new I-V curve tracer

Dr. Schenk launches brand new product at their booth B6/6 during the 24th EU PVSEC in Hamburg (21-24. September, 2009) The I-V Curve Tracer from the SolarMeasure family enables correlation of optical inspection and efficiency tests (I-V curve) {pagebreak} Currently, Dr. Schenk GmbH is the only “total-solution provider” of metrology systems for PV thin-film modules… Read more »

"e" is more than a prefix! New Protean "Practical Guide" takes the complexity out of e-marketing

Following the success of its recent guide to social media, Protean Marketing has released the latest in its series of free ‘Practical Guide’ downloads. The next in the series tackles the subject of e-marketing, highlighting its status as a powerful CRM and prospecting tool. Aimed at the electronics industry, the new guide is already being… Read more »

Oxford-based Conduit Partners and Isis Innovation join the Carbon Trust to boost start-up support to fuel clean tech boom

£1.75m business support for next generation of UK clean tech pioneers 4th September 2009 – The Carbon Trust is expanding its business Incubation scheme in response to a growing need for critical business support to spawn the next generation of commercial clean tech innovators in the UK. {pagebreak} Oxford-based, early-stage business growth consultancies Conduit Partners… Read more »

New Solar AC Micro-Inverter Company Launched

Products Ideal for Residential/Commercial PV Applications Ronkonkoma- September 2, 2009. Island Technology announces the launch of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Direct Grid Technologies, LLC. The new company will manufacture leading-edge solar micro-inverters for residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) applications. {pagebreak} Island Technology is a leading manufacturer of electric utility products and services. Direct Grid is a… Read more »

MAN Ferrostaal can enhance access to solar thermal technology

MAN Solar Millennium GmbH, a joint venture of MAN Ferrostaal AG and Solar Millennium AG, is developing into an autonomous technology engineering service provider in the solar thermal power sector. Solar Millennium will incorporate its subsidiary Flagsol GmbH, with around 60 employees and comprehensive know-how, in the joint venture. {pagebreak} The company transfer will result… Read more »

eIQ Energy Launches Parallel Solar Technology To Reduce System Costs and Boost Energy Output for Solar Arrays

eIQ Energy’s Parallux system eliminates design constraints of traditional series architecture while providing distributed MPPT control and real-time monitoring SAN JOSE, Calif., September 1, 2009 – New technology from eIQ Energy Inc., which today marked its official launch, will lower the installed cost and improve the performance of solar power systems, while also eliminating the… Read more »

Trina Solar Records Excellent Performance Results at Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre

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 its monocrystalline modules recorded one of the highest average outputs in terms of actual electricity generated at Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre (“Desert Knowledge”) in Alice Springs, Australia. … Read more »

DEK Solar Taps Andy Ure to Spearhead Americas Business Development

DEK Solar today announced the appointment of Andy Ure to the position of Alternative Energies Business Development Manager for the Americas, further underscoring the company’s commitment to support customers with unmatched expertise and broad process knowledge. {pagebreak} Ure, whose career spans more than 20 years at DEK, has held numerous roles within the company and… Read more »

Intertape Polymer Group Announces Additional New Product Development

Intertape Polymer Group Announces Additional New Product Development For Alternative Energy Industry MONTREAL, QUEBEC and BRADENTON, FLORIDA (August 20, 2009) – Intertape Polymer Group (“Intertape”, “IPG” or the “Company”) today reaffirmed its commitment to the alternative energy industry by announcing plans to develop additional products for its current portfolio designed for wind, solar, geothermal and… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems Visu2 software brings new Best-in-class capabilities to Solar Cell Metallization

Rehm Thermal Systems recently announced the launch of an advanced new series of firing systems for solar cell metallization to complement their recently updated line of drying systems. The RFS and RFS-D Fast Firing Systems and the RDS 2100 and 3000 drying ovens feature Rehm’s Visu2 software which drives a range of advanced process features… Read more »

BTU International Obtains ISO 9001 Certification for its Shanghai Manufacturing Operations

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 25, 2009 – BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the successful completion of ISO 9001:2008 certification for the company’s Shanghai manufacturing operations. {pagebreak} Boris Mathiszik, BTU’s managing director for Asia Pacific, explained that BTU’s Shanghai… Read more »

MSR165 3-axis shock datalogger for long-term measurements up to 6 months

Henggart, summer 2009 – Swiss Technology company MSR Electronics GmbH is launching its new MSR165 mini-datalogger with high resolution 3-axis digital accelerometer. The rugged MSR165 datalogger is capable of making 1600 acceleration (shock, vibrations) measurements per second in all three axes, up to 6 months. {pagebreak} Surely a candidate for the record! At the same… Read more »

Obama’s Greener Dollar creates a State lottery

North America’s Leading Utility bosses meet at the NGU Summit to talk about real solutions Recent reports have shown that the Utilities industry in America is struggling. Profits in the second quarter have fallen and experts say it may not be until 2011 that any improvements can be seen. Consumer demand has decreased dramatically since… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG: revenue growth and breakeven in the second quarter

• Market comes under price pressure in the first half-year • Sharp growth in revenues and volume in the German market Sulzemoos 13 August 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leadingphotovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, {pagebreak} is today releasing thefigures as per 30 June 2009. The first half-year was impacted by… Read more »

Aquamarine Power

Crucial phase of Oyster installation completed at EMEC Oyster, the UK’s first nearshore wave energy converter, moved another step closer to generating clean, green energy with today’s announcement that Aquamarine Power has just completed the crucial first phase of its deployment {pagebreak} at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) at Billia Croo in Orkney. In… Read more »

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, 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 »