Category: Renewable News

GCUBE UNVEILS SMART RENEWABLE ENERGY INSURANCE -POWERED BY CLIR

Renewable energy underwriter harnesses data analysis and benchmarking from wind and solar asset optimisation business to drive down insurance premiums Newport Beach, 10th November – GCube, the leading underwriter for renewable energy projects, has today launched a new, smarter, data-powered insurance offering. The service, supported by Clir, a company dedicated to maximizing project returns from… Read more »

AceOn and MCS join forces to shine at Solar and Storage Live

Leading battery and energy storage specialist AceOn will take the wraps off a major new product at a leading exhibition next month – and also strengthen its links with a national standards organisation. The AceOn Group will showcase its new AceOn2.6 residential energy storage battery at Solar and Storage Live at Birmingham’s NEC ahead of… Read more »

EEW Becomes Sweden’s Largest Solar PV Developer

290MW of advanced-stage developments to address southern Sweden’s energy issues EEW, a leading developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, announces it now has 290MW of solar power projects at the advanced development stage in Sweden, making it the country’s largest solar power developer. As well as the 290MW (seven sites) at the advanced-stage from its… Read more »

Schneider Electric continues to innovate for a net-zero future free of fluorinated gases

Schneider Electric the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, believes is that ‘pure air is the best gas’, as it joins eight other leading electrical transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment manufacturers committed to innovate beyond the use of F-gases. As the most sustainable corporation (Corporate Knights, 2021), Schneider Electric continues to… Read more »

Degradation is a material issue for batteries competing in the Capacity Market

According to Cornwall Insight, degradation is a key issue for batteries competing in the Capacity Market (CM). Due to degradation over time, it is currently not possible for batteries to have long-term agreements and be paid for their total capacity in the CM without risking significant fines. Current options available to batteries Option 1 –… Read more »

Sympower and Vattenfall renew partnership to provide Northern Europe with additional grid-balancing services

Demand-side response services could help mitigate the challenges to a net-zero economy Amsterdam, 9 November 2021 – Sympower, the Dutch independent flexibility services provider, has extended its partnership for a further three years with the European energy utility giant – Vattenfall.  Working together with one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat, the… Read more »

Ingeteam launches a 100 kW three-phase battery inverter

View of the INGECON SUN STORAGE 100TL, 100-kW battery Inverter. This inverter will be presented at the Genera trade show in Madrid between November 16 and 18. November the 2nd, 2021. Ingeteam has launched a new battery inverter on the market: the INGECON SUN STORAGE 100TL. This three-phase converter has a nominal power of 100… Read more »

Natural Power appoints new Principal Engineer in North America

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Meghan Reha as Principal Engineer for wind turbine technology. Working across the company’s global portfolio, she will be based in the Denver, Colorado office. Reha, who joins from another leading consultancy, is a lead investigator and author for wind turbine technology technical risk reviews… Read more »

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc – Option to Acquire Two Onshore Wind Projects in Finland

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc  (“ORIT” or the “Company”) Option to Acquire Two Onshore Wind Projects in Finland  Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into a call option agreement for the acquisition of two onshore wind farms in Finland. In connection with the option agreement the Company has… Read more »

Mainstream Renewable Power projects to deliver 1.27 GW of new wind and solar for South Africa

Mainstream Renewable Power-led consortium has been awarded 50% of the total allocation in the latest round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) The win makes Mainstream Renewable Power the leading renewable energy company in South Africa, with over 2.1 GW awarded under the REIPPPP to date The twelve projects, across… Read more »

ASCA increases performance of organic solar cells by integrating new semiconductors

By using new semiconductor materials, organic solar cell expert ASCA has increased the efficiency of its modules by 40 percent. The new components are supplied by Taiwanese company Raynergy Tek. Raynergy Tek specializes in developing organic semiconductor materials for OPV modules, such as non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs). With an efficiency record of around 20 percent in… Read more »

Westwood: ~55% of oil and gas production and ~45% of consumption driven largely by countries without legally binding net zero commitments

Aberdeen, UK, 27th October 2021: New analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), the specialist energy market research and consultancy firm, reveals that ~55% of global oil and gas production and ~45% of consumption (as of 2020) is driven by a handful of countries. With the exception of Canada, the top oil and gas producers… Read more »

DNV provides technical due diligence for leading Australian bus electrification project

New South Wales Bus Depot integrates EV Technology with Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to develop green transport and provide grid response services Melbourne, Australia, 26 October 2021 –– DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is participating in one of Australia’s leading end-to-end bus depot electrification projects. The AUD$40-million initiative in New South… Read more »

Wattmanufactur GmbH & Co. KG Opens Germany’s Largest Solar Parkwith Single-axis Tracking Featuring M88H Inverters from Delta Electronics

Wattmanufactur GmbH & Co. KG, a long-standing partner of Delta Electronics, opened the Lottorf Solar Park on July 30, 2021 with the Germany federal party chairman Dr. Robert Habeck (Bündnis 90/die Grünen) in attendance. The 10 MWp solar park in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg/Schleswig-Holstein is currently the largest ground-mounted photovoltaic system in Germany with a… Read more »

Singapore’s First Digital Twin for National Power Grid

Created in collaboration with government agencies, industry players and research experts to enhance power grid resilience  A brighter and more sustainable energy future – this is what Singapore’s first digital twin for the power grid will enable. Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans… Read more »

REACTION: Scottish Government renewable heat target

The Scottish Government has today (October 27) published an update on the progress toward meeting the target of 11% of non-electrical heat demand from renewable sources by 2020. Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “We are disappointed to see the figures released today (6.4%) that show that Scotland has not made any progress on… Read more »

Budget – Time to deliver on Green promises, says AceOn

Leading energy pioneer AceOn today welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s commitment to driving forward measures to tackle climate change – but said his Budget could have gone further. The company – a leading national innovator in battery and energy storage technology – said it was deeply disappointed Mr Sunak had failed to take the opportunity to scrap VAT on zero and low… Read more »

WINDESCO UNVEILS MARKET-FIRST SWARM™ TECH TO TRANSFORM WIND FARM PROFITABILITY

Cooperative turbine control system unlocks fleet optimization, providing 3-5% AEP improvement and a 3-4x return on investment over two years Boston, MA, USA – 26th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, has launched WindESCo Swarm™ – the world’s first commercially available, patented, solution for autonomous,… Read more »

WinGD invests in training as gas-fuelled fleet grows

Marine low-speed engine developer WinGD has strengthened its training capabilities as the number of gas-fuelled vessels on order surges. Among the investments, the company has expanded its network of training locations and added new online tools, making it even easier for ship operators to give their crews the skills they need. According to DNV’s Alternative… Read more »

SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN DEMAND FOR WIND TURBINE FIRE SUPPRESSION PROMPTS TEAM EXPANSION AT FIRETRACE

–       Firetrace International strengthens its renewables expertise with the appointment of a global BDM, while new Head of Marketing arrives from clean energy sector –       New hires come following a shift in the wind industry that has led to a heightened focus on safety and reliability  Scottsdale, 26th October… Read more »

GLENNMONT PARTNERS, FROM NUVEEN, AND CLIR WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR PROJECT PERFORMANCE GAINS

 Glennmont works with Clir to activate turbine data management and bring new solutions for improved turbine performance  Vancouver, 25th, October, 2021 – Glennmont Partners from Nuveen (Glennmont), Europe’s largest pure clean energy specialist, is working with Clir Renewables (Clir), a company dedicated to maximizing project returns from renewable energy assets, to identify wind turbine underperformance, to… Read more »

FIMER SUPPORTS MAJOR JORDANIAN COMPANY TO REALIZE SOLAR AMBITION

Tier One inverter supplier, FIMER, has installed its technology in a new 1MW ground-mounted solar plant for Consolidated Sulpho-Chemical Industries Co (CISC) – one of the largest companies in the Middle East – to enable it to reduce costs and become more self-sufficient. Working with EPC, The Contractor for Energy LLC, the project is an… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid completes multi-GW blade inspection campaign for Vestas in Europe

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind turbine rotor blade inspections, announced today that it has completed a massive blade inspection campaign for Vestas, covering close to 4,000 wind turbines across 14 countries of northern and central Europe. With an installed fleet of close to 75,000 wind turbines around the world, blade… Read more »

Huawei to Power the World’s Largest Energy Storage Project

Huawei has recently signed the contract with SEPCOIII at Global Digital Power Summit 2021 in Dubai for a 1300 MWh off-grid battery energy storage system (BESS) project in Saudi Arabia, currently the world’s largest of its kind. This project also represents the largest energy storage project since Huawei officially launched the Smart String Energy Storage… Read more »

Sunfish successfully reburies export cable at Eneco’s Luchterduinen Wind Farm

Another milestone achievement for Jan De Nul’s innovative intertidal trenching vehicle Sunfish Jan De Nul successfully reburied an export cable of Eneco’s Luchterduinen wind farm. A tailor-made solution was offered by modifying Jan De Nul’s in-house designed and fabricated intertidal trencher Sunfish. The reburial was executed without interruption of the offshore wind farm production during… Read more »

WINDESCO ANNOUNCES THREEFOLD RISE IN BOOKINGS IN RECORD QUARTER

Optimization pioneer ramps up client portfolio as trusted partner driving AEP gains for global wind industry Burlington, MA, USA – 20th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, celebrated its most successful quarter to date with a three-fold increase in bookings against Q2, thanks to deals… Read more »

my-PV opens Austria’s first solar-electric commercial building

The expert for solar-electric heat generation my-PV has opened its new headquarters after a construction period of only seven months. In its new building in Neuzeug, the Austrian manufacturer is pursuing its “cables instead of pipes” concept and setting standards in solar-electric heat supply. Neuzeug, Austria. my-PV designed its new company building the other way… Read more »

Fluke launches world’s first clamp meters for solar power installations with CAT III / 1500 V safety rating

New clamp meter offers solar testing at 1500 V while providing the highest safety rating at this voltage and offering improved ease of use. Eindhoven, Netherlands. October 4, 2021: Fluke has today announced the launch of a new clamp meter designed to measure solar installation voltages at the new standard of 1500 V, while offering… Read more »

Delta Introduces New M15A/M20A Flex Inverters for Use in PV plants on Residential and Small Commercial Buildings

Optimised fan-less design delivers whisper-quiet operation Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, presents the new multi-MPPT inverters M15A Flex and M20A Flex with outputs of 16.5kVA and 22 kVA respectively. The new inverters are an extension to the Flex series, with their design concept inherited from the M70A Flex. M15A Flex… Read more »

Delta Introduces New M30A Flex Inverter for Use in PV Plants on Commerical Buildings

Optimised fan-less design delivers whisper-quiet operation TENINGEN, 30 September 2021 — Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, presents the new multi-MPPT M30A Flex inverter with an output of 33 kVA. The new inverter is an extension to the Flex series, with its design concept inherited making the series compatible and reliable. The… Read more »

Testing confirms CRP Subsea’s Bend Stiffener prolongs the fatigue life of a power cable

CRP Subsea and Hellenic Cables have completed dynamic cable testing at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MaRINET2 research programme. The results show that when tested with a CRP Subsea Bend Stiffener (protecting it against overbending) the power cable survived 3.7 times as many cycles and was on average 72.5% stiffer than… Read more »

The UK Government has today (October 19) published the Heat and Buildings Strategy setting out plans to incentivise the installation of low-carbon heating systems and replace old boilers over the coming decade.

Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the announcement today from the UK Government of its plan to drive down the cost of clean heat, with more than £3.9 billion of new funding to decarbonise heat and buildings. It’s crucial that people and business across the UK are incentivised to move… Read more »

Important milestone: Deutsche WindGuard is ISO 45001 certified

Occupational health and safety management system now firmly embedded Varel, 2021-10-19: With the successful certification according to ISO 45001, Deutsche WindGuard has now firmly embedded its occupational health and safety management system in its corporate philosophy. “Workplace safety and the health of our employees are top priorities in our organisa- tion. This certification in accordance… Read more »

DNV acts as lenders technical advisor to successful financial close for the world’s first multi-megawatt integrated solar and green hydrogen power plant in Western French Guiana

Paris, France – 19 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has acted as the lenders technical advisor and provided technical due diligence reviewing the world’s largest power plant project combining photovoltaic energy and massive storage of 128MWh by “Centrale Electrique de l’Ouest Guyanais” (CEOG). Meridiam, the main shareholder and developer… Read more »

Deputy First Minister addresses renewable energy event as part of COP26 tour

Reception at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on Friday (Oct 15) brought together those working in area’s green energy industry ahead of COP26 Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP addressed a renewable energy event in Pitlochry last week (Oct 15). The reception, held at SSE Renewables’ Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, brought together representatives of renewable energy companies operating… Read more »