Category: Renewable News

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 »

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 »

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 »

Wind industry gives thumbs-up to Budget package

• Backs £4bn EIB deal • Welcomes review of Renewables Obligation • Supports long-term funding for new technologies {pagebreak} UK renewables industry leaders today welcomed Alistair Darling’s Budget announcement of a package of measures to build a low carbon economy and further decarbonise electricity generation. The proposals include a potential £525m of new money through… Read more »

The giant turbine manufacturer, Nordex, is planning to convert into a European Company (SE)

Thomas Richterich: “New corporate status to reflect international footprint” Hamburg, April 6, 2009. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Nordex AG have decided to ask the shareholders at the annual general meeting on May 26, 2009 to approve a resolution conver- ting Nordex Aktiengesellschaft into a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) {pagebreak} with… Read more »

Calls for government assistance in attempts to keep renewables on target

In launching its submission to the Treasury this week ahead of the Budget on April 22, the BWEA – the UK’s leading renewable energy trade body – called for targeted Government intervention to ensure that Britain can meet its ambitious renewable energy targets. BWEA Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said “Large scale wind deployment is vital… Read more »

Japan’s solar subsidiaries failing to attract applicants

Subsidiaries in Japan for home solar panels are having a hard time attracting applicants. This may suggest that the government could soon step in to promote the solar power industry, according to Reuters. A new stimulus plan is expected to spend more money on solar projects. This is, in fact, the fourth such package in… Read more »

LDK Solar & Q-Cells in joint venture

Q-Cells and LDK Solar have announced the official formation of a Joint Venture to promote and supply PV systems for large-scale solar power plants in both Europe and China, confirming recent rumours regarding a pending alliance. The new business partners said that a 40MW project located in Europe had already been secured, which will see… Read more »

SolarWorld AG targets United States market

SolarWorld AG could stand to be one of the biggest winners as a result of President Obama’s pledge to heavily invest in the renewable energy sector in the United States. The company is one of the few German companies to remain relatively unscathed by the financial crisis so far and analysts believe the United States… Read more »

Singapore hoping for a sunny outlook

Singapore’s per capita greenhouse gas emissions are similar to that of Europe, and it imports all its fuel, which on paper makes solar power very attractive. “There’s a lot of roof top space in almost any housing — why not have an array of solar water heaters?” said Yatin Premchand of the Singapore Environment Council…. Read more »

US law firm represents Inda Cleantech company in landmark solar energy deal

US LAW FIRM REPRESENTS INDIA CLEANTECH COMPANY IN LANDMARK SOLAR ENERGY DEALBrown Rudnick, an international law firm, has represented the ACME Group, a provider of energy, environmental, and telecommunications infrastructure solutions in India, in the company’s solar energy deal with eSolar. {pagebreak} Under the agreement, eSolar signed an exclusive license agreement with ACME to build… Read more »

China’s first 5.7m2 tandem junction solar panels produced on applied materials subfab thin film line

ENN Solar Energy Co., Ltd. has just announced that it has produced China’s first 5.7m2 high-efficiency, tandem junction thin film photovoltaic panels using a SunFabTM Thin Film Line, rated at 60 megawatts per year, supplied by Applied Materials, Inc. {pagebreak} Working together at ENN’s leading-edge facility in Langfang, China, ENN and Applied achieved this milestone… Read more »

New global partnership to advance wind measurement announced

NRG Systems, leading U.S. manufacturer of wind measurement equipment, and Leosphere, leading specialist in lidar (laser radar) for atmospheric observations, have announced the formation of a global partnership to expand the use of remote sensing with lidar in the wind energy industry. The first product of the partnership is the WINDCUBE lidar wind measurement system,… Read more »

Single source solution for the global renewable energy market

Sicme Motori and EEI are planning to present their revolutionary Twind solution at Windpower 2009. The application is the result of extensive engineering and marketing cooperation between two of the leaders in the global energy market and is designed specifically to provide a single-source electrical conversion solution for energy production from renewable sources. {pagebreak} At… Read more »

Report: Toshiba, Sharp consider ‘solar power tie-up’

Japanese consumer electronics giants Toshiba and Sharp are in talks on a possible tie-up in the solar power generation field, the companies admitted last week. “It is true that we are holding talks on the solar cell business with other companies, including Toshiba,” Sharp Corp. spokeswoman Miyuki Nakayama said, declining to give further details. {pagebreak}… Read more »

Texas lawmakers introduce clean power green jobs bills

A bi-partisan gathering of legislators, business people, and environmental advocates were at the Texas State Capitol in Austin last week as State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. and State Representative Pete Gallego introduced legislation to allow the further development of the emerging renewable technologies market. {pagebreak} During this session, Texas legislators are looking at close to… Read more »

European commission sends ‘reasoned opinion’ to Italy for not accepting guarantees of orign

The European Commission last week sent a reasoned opinion to Italy for failure to recognise certain guarantees of origin from other EU Member States. Under an EU Directive on electricity production from renewable energy sources, {pagebreak} Member States are required to establish a system of guarantees of origin and, as a general rule, to recognise… Read more »