Category: Press Releases

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 »

Status Quo – One Year Since Germany’s Nuclear Exit: Renewable Capacity Expands, Electricity from Fossil Fuels Significantly Reduced

On April 15, 2023, the era of nuclear power in Germany came to an end with the shutdown of the last three nuclear power plants in Emsland, Neckarwestheim and Isar. On the first anniversary of the phase-out, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE takes stock: Nuclear power has been replaced by in-creased generation… Read more »

RE+ 24 to feature Germany as Spotlight Country

For media inquiries: Tim Morris, RE+ Events,  ANAHEIM, California (April 15th, 2024) – RE+ Events is proud to announce Germany as the official Spotlight Country for RE+ 24 in Anaheim, CA. Bolstering the U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership focused on supporting sustainable technologies accelerating the clean energy transition, the Spotlight Country designation provides German clean energy companies and partners the opportunity to showcase… Read more »

All T-pylons fully wired up in major milestone for Hinkley Connection Project

Hinkley Connection Project’s 116 T-pylons now ‘strung’ with overhead conductors Final conductors fixed into place on a row of T-pylons near Yatton, North Somerset 460km and 1,288 tonnes of power line have been installed between project’s T-pylons   National Grid has installed overhead conductors on all 116 of its new T-pylons, marking a major milestone… Read more »

Germany’s largest solar PPA for 2024 follows record deal activity in Q1 – Pexapark

208 MW Solar PPA signing announced in April by LyondellBasell and Encavis Asset Management AG follows the busiest quarter to date for number of German PPAs signed 16 German PPAs announced in Q1 2024 totalling 648 MW of capacity, after record breaking year 2023 with 42 German PPAs announced and 3.7 GW of capacity Despite… Read more »


Høvik, Norway, 15 April 2024: DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been selected by Equinor to provide verification services for FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) of the substation of the Bandibuli / Firefly floating wind farm. The wind farm comprises two 75 km2 areas, 70 km offshore Ulsan in South Korea. DNV… Read more »

Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste: Trends in Solar Energy, Green Hydrogen and Energy Storage Are the Highlights on the Event’s First Day

Fortaleza, 10 April 2024: The 4th edition of Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste started with significant discussions about the solar industry. The exhibition and workshops were also highlights. The event will proceed on 11 April 2024 at the Centro de Eventos do Ceará. The first day of Intersolar Summit Brasil Nordeste featured relevant debates on the solar PV… Read more »

EchoSense study receives final approval from DOE

Now concluded, approved, and published by the US Department of Energy (DOE), this multiyear study confirms the system’s effectiveness and enables broader adoption of EchoSense as a smart curtailment solution in the United States, in turn, advancing the clean energy transition by maximizing the productivity of wind assets. Natural Power was awarded funding by the… Read more »

Luxcara achieves financial close with Bayerische Landesbank for Danish solar PV portfolio

Luxcara, one of the most experienced clean energy infrastructure asset managers in Europe, and Bayerische Landesbank have achieved financial close for a solar PV portfolio located in Denmark. The portfolio has an installed capacity of 315.7 MWp. The Danish portfolio is one of Northern Europe’s largest solar power-plant sets. It consists of three large scale… Read more »

Wind farm generates £1m in community benefits

A wind farm between Longtown and Gretna has paid more than £1m in grants to the local community.   The nine turbines at Beck Burn began generating electricity in 2017 producing enough power for 18,000 homes.   As part of the scheme, operator EDF Renewables UK agreed to pay £155,250 a year tocommunity projects within… Read more »

Collett Transport Delivers Two 178Te transformers in 7 days to Biggleswade substation.

Working on behalf of Hyundai Electric UK, in conjunction with National Grid, Collett Transport has successfully delivered two 178Te supergrid transformers from Tilbury Dock in Essex to National Grid’s Biggleswade substation in Bedfordshire. Each transformer measured 9.0 metres long, 5.4 metres wide and 5.0 metres in height; combining with the trailer for a total vehicle… Read more »

SCADA International acquires Quantec Systems GmbH to drive international expansion and expand software offerings

SCADA International, the leading software and control systems provider to the renewable energy sector, is embarking on yet a significant strategic move with the acquisition of Quantec Systems GmbH. This expansion marks a pivotal step in SCADA International’s ambitious growth, adding 10,000 renewable assets and boosting the total installed capacity to an impressive 44 GW…. Read more »

19 North East businesses selected for offshore renewables supply chain programme

  Nineteen businesses in the North East of Scotland have been selected for the successful Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) supply chain support programme – ready to accelerate companies into the offshore renewable energy market. F4OR North East is delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ Ltd),… Read more »

“We stand at a tipping point”: Wärtsilä calls for urgent action to enable more flexible power systems

Technology group Wärtsilä is calling for urgent action to enable more flexibility in power systems around the world, as we reach a crucial renewable energy tipping point. According to the IEA World Energy Outlook1 the amount of renewables deployed globally is set to double by 2030, with inflexible generation forecast to decline rapidly, including a 20%… Read more »

ORE Catapult CEO to stand down after twelve years at the helm

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has today (10 April) announced that its Chief Executive, Andrew Jamieson, has decided to step down from the role later this year, after leading the technology innovation organisation since its formation in 2012. The search for Mr. Jamieson’s successor will begin immediately. He will remain in post until an… Read more »

Burges Salmon advises Eni on successful DCO for HyNet Carbon Dioxide pipeline

The firm has advised Eni on the grant by the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) of a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the HyNet Carbon Dioxide pipeline. The DCO will allow the construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure to transport captured CO2 as part of the HyNet… Read more »

Cleverly Connected: K2 Base now with a convenient interface to the webshops of many wholesalers

Digital, fast, error-free – this is the new way orders can be made by using the K2 Base planning tool. A new K2+ feature has made it possible. Thanks to this innovative interface, PV professionals can directly add their desired items to the shopping cart of leading European PV and electrical wholesalers after completing the… Read more »

WindEnergy Hamburg: Ready to transition!

From equipment and component manufacturers to project developers and operators, and through to scientists and politicians, WindEnergy Hamburg, held from 24 to 27 September 2024, will the meeting place of the entire international wind energy sector. Repowering, grid intertie challenges and new energy storage solutions are at the top of the agenda. The goal is… Read more »

Port of Argentia Marine Terminal Expansion Receives Environmental Release by Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Port of Argentia has reached a significant milestone in its Cooper Cove Marine Terminal Expansion Project with the decision by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC), that following a review and public consultations, an impact assessment is not required for the project. In its release, IAAC stated, “In light of the factors considered, the… Read more »

Arevon Achieves $352 Million Financial Close for Posey Solar Project in Indiana

The company continues to be the benchmark in signing innovative financial agreements, announcing financial close on four projects in recent months totaling more than $2.3 billion NEW YORK and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 9, 2024) – Arevon Energy, Inc., a leading renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, today announced it has closed financing on a $352… Read more »

The first N-type PV project in Greece with 62MW of rectangular modules is delivered by DAS Solar

Top-tier solar PV manufacturer DAS Solar, in partnership with SmartSun, the leading Greece PV project design and construction company, has shipped 62 MW of high-efficiency N-type rectangular modules to a solar PV project in Greece. As one of the most sunny countries globally, Greece boasts a typical Mediterranean climate. Greece passed its first National Climate… Read more »

AEROX Accelerates Wind Energy Sector Growth with Next-Generation Coatings for Turbine Blade Protection

Valencia, Spain – April 8, 2024 – After two years of collaboration under a Joint Research and Development Agreement (JRDA) with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, AEROX proudly announces the launch of its latest innovation in wind turbine blade protection: AROLEP® 940 and AROLEP® 940 bio coatings. Leveraging MCC’s… Read more »