Category: Renewable News

Power Roll partners with Filia to democratise solar power

Rollable solar film promises affordable, power-generating photovoltaic blackout window blinds for millions of people living in apartments 22 September, County Durham, UK. Power Roll and Filia Solar (www.filia.solar) have signed an Application Development Partner Agreement to explore the use of Power Roll’s solar film for solar PV-enabled window blackout blinds. Filia’s aim is to bring… Read more »

Simulator set to transform North Sea decommissioning and energy transition projects

An immersive simulation suite that will transform approaches to offshore decommissioning and renewable energy infrastructure projects in the North Sea was officially launched in the north-east of Scotland today (Tuesday, September 21). The simulation suite is located at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC), a global research and development hub based in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, which is… Read more »

How data is helping manufacturers to “act now” with their net zero strategies

Adam Hall, Director of Energy Services, Drax If you were to chart direct industrial emissions by each sector on a heat map, manufacturing would be red hot. Accounting for more than 60% of the UK’s total carbon emissions, manufacturing is an energy-intensive industry which has an important role to play in the country’s efforts to… Read more »

Summer 2022 price cap predicted to rise to £1,455

Despite the Winter 2021-22 default tariff price cap being a new record at £1,277, the latest forecast from Cornwall Insight modelling indicates that the Summer 2022 cap will see a further increase of approximately 14% increase against the Winter 2021-22 cap – taking the Summer 2022 cap to £1,455 per annum for a typical dual… Read more »

WinGD takes holistic approach to marine decarbonisation with ecosystem of solutions

Engine developer WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels – the two keys to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with International Maritime Organization ambitions. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve… Read more »

Morningstar Corporation’s Advanced Solar Technology Helps Oil & Gas Production Facilities Reduce Carbon Emissions

‘Digital oilfields’ are going solar to reduce carbon emissions, minimize maintenance, and maximize power availability for efficiency and safety Newtown, PA, USA, Sept. 20th, 2021 – Morningstar Corporation announced today its TriStarTM solar charge controllers are installed in a group of solar-plus-energy storage systems for major oil companies in locations around the globe. The advanced… Read more »

Ridley promises to smash barriers to using subsea robotics in offshore wind

Development of a submersible mothership for large robotics is set to break down innovation barriers to mass adoption of subsea robotics at offshore wind farms Aberdeen technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are set to demonstrate a concept for a submersible mothership that will make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective… Read more »

Largest debt fundraising to date

Enpal secures € 345 million funding from BlackRock funds and accounts, Pricoa Private Capital, UniCredit and other institutional investors ● Enpal has raised € 345 million of committed debt from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Pricoa Private Capital, UniCredit and other institutional investors. For Enpal, this marks the largest debt fundraising to date. ●… Read more »

New Industry Collaboration to Accelerate Celtic Sea Offshore Wind Development

A new Celtic Sea Cluster will accelerate offshore wind creating more than 29,000 UK jobs and delivering £43.6bn in UK gross value add (GVA)[1] by 2050 and boost industry in Wales and the South West. The Celtic Sea Cluster aims to accelerate floating wind, responding to the growing number of project developers keen to harness… Read more »

FIMER TO POWER UP INTERSOLAR 2021 WITH NEW INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

FIMER is set to unveil its new era of technologies at Intersolar 2021, including the world premiere of its ‘best-in-class’ platforms for residential applications. Intersolar 2021 will mark the official launch of FIMER’s new residential platforms, which combine the latest technological innovations with high-end design features, as well as providing a first look at its… Read more »

K2 MANAGEMENT APPOINTED AS OWNER’S ENGINEER FOR TSV INVESTMENT’S GIA LAI ONSHORE WIND PROJECTS

One of Vietnam’s largest owner’s engineer agreements will cover the Kông Yang (175MW) and Cư An (175MW) projects  Ho Chi Minh City, 20th September 2021 – K2 Management (K2M), a leading renewable energy consultancy, has been appointed as owner’s engineer for two of TSV Investment’s onshore wind projects in Vietnam that will receive support from the United States Agency for International Development… Read more »

Delta to Showcase New High-Power M250HV Solar Inverters and High-Efficiency Flex Series 3-Phase Inverters at Intersolar 2021

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, will be exhibiting its new solar photovoltaic inverters at Intersolar 2021 in Munich from October 6–8. The highlight of the booth includes the brand new M250HV, with input voltages from 550 to 1500 VDC specially designed for large ground-mounted PV plants; and the new Flex… Read more »

Wind industry satisfied after successful on-site trade fair in Husum

About 8,500 trade visitors visited the HUSUM Wind fair / 387 exhibitors and associations draw a positive balance / CEO Klaus Liermann: “The fair was buzzing almost as in normal times” Husum | 17 September 2021 – Today marks the end of HUSUM Wind 2021, the industry’s first major on-site trade fair this year. Around… Read more »

Major Progress Made for Harland & Wolff

Harland & Wolff, the wholly owned subsidiary of InfraStrata plc, soon to be known as Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc is pleased to share a news update which highlights key successes across its Belfast and Appledore sites, and the progression it has seen in both the Fleet Solid Support Warships and National Flagship competitions…. Read more »

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today (September 17) released a report calling for transmission charges and grid investment to be equally shared across the UK to help strengthen the Scottish renewables sector.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome today’s report from the Scottish Affairs Committee which calls for a review into the imbalance of transmission network charging across the UK which acts as a barrier to the development of renewable energy technologies in Scotland and affects the ability to invest in a grid… Read more »

Energy industry body recognised for Covid-19 response

Energy Networks Association (ENA) has been shortlisted as a finalist for a prestigious award in two categories for its response to the global pandemic. ENA, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks, is a finalist in the Covid Response Awards run by GCN Events. The energy industry body joins other notable finalists including BBC Education, Channel… Read more »

Jan De Nul’s safe and sustainable business are recognised by Voka and IADC

The efforts of Jan De Nul Group to always work in a safe and sustainable way have been recognised. Last night, Voka East Flanders honoured Jan De Nul with the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Today, Jan De Nul has received the Safety Award 2021 from the sector federation IADC. Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship… Read more »

Sustainable solar powered clothes: Art by Physicist teamed up with ARMOR ASCA

Sept. 16, 2021. Art by Physicist, a Silicon Valley tech-fashion startup, focusing on sustainable, electronically enhanced fashion for women, teamed up with ARMOR ASCA to create solar-powered clothes allowing people to charge their electronic devices on-the-go. This project is part of the new technology-powered collection Art by Physicist successfully launched on Kickstarter in June 2021…. Read more »

New NESTRO® Dedusters NE J – A New Criterion

The development of this new generation of dedusters from NESTRO® Lufttechnik GmbH, Germany, sets a new standard for the industry: This is the first series of dedusters equipped with IE5 reluctance motors and frequency converters. Users can save up to 22% energy costs compared to those using IE3 motors. In this way, the Thuringian company… Read more »

Offshore wind industry publishes route map on repurposing of oil and gas infrastructure for hydrogen

Report provides overview of existing policy and regulatory landscape, cost estimates for necessary supply chain and infrastructure and compares options for onshore and offshore production Report reviews capacity and interest amongst developers to support hydrogen production growth from late 2020s to 2050s Report sets out a series of recommendations for further work as part of… Read more »

FTC Solar’s New Voyager+ Solar Tracker for Large Format Modules Withstands Winds up to 120 Miles Per Hour

FTC’s proprietary damper design eliminates torsional galloping, working like a shock absorber. Company collaborated with engineering and environmental engineering consulting firms RWDI and Engineered Power Solutions (EPS) on data analysis and wind tunnel testing to independently validate structural stability. The 2P tracker is designed for modules 550 watts and higher. More than 1GW of Voyager+… Read more »

£3.3m funding success for offshore wind projects to drive forward maritime decarbonisation

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has successfully won funding for five projects as part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. Fifty-five projects successfully secured £23m funding as part of the Competition, announced at an event during London International Shipping Week by… Read more »

Idox: Energy project schedule delays and budget overruns cannot continue in the face of climate catastrophe

Performing an engineering document control process review will help companies identify and treat bottle necks, transforming processes through automation Aberdeen; 15th September 2021: Poor document management is a completely avoidable catalyst for energy project setbacks following pandemic induced schedule delays and budget overruns and is no longer acceptable against the backdrop of the climate challenge…. Read more »

EVs are predicted to increase electricity demand by 71.6TWh

The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Benchmark power curve’ forecasts that by 2040 EVs will contribute an additional 71.6TWh, this is a massive 31 times higher than the current level of demand for electricity from electrified transport and 25% of current annual demand which stands at 299TWh (excluding losses). According to our latest ‘Benchmark power curve… Read more »

LEADING B2B RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLIER CHANGES ITS NAME TO DRAX

Haven Power, one of the UK’s biggest renewable energy suppliers to businesses and organisations, has been renamed ‘Drax’ The name change marks the next step in the renewable energy supplier’s journey to help businesses and organisations become more sustainable, supporting the UK’s climate goals The rebrand follows the launch of Drax Electric Vehicles and Drax Electric Assets and aims to offer a partnership approach… Read more »

Solarfox Solar PV Plant Displays Now Available Through Solar Data Systems

Solar Data Systems, Inc. (Solar-Log North America) has teamed up with Solarfox to offer display solutions for solar PV plants. Solar Data Systems can offer local support and resources to mutual, U.S.-based Solarfox and Solar Data Systems customers. “Solarfox solutions are a natural fit for solar Monitoring as a Service (MaaS),” says Silvia Blumenschein, CEO… Read more »

RWE’s Sofia windfarm launches educational resources with Tees Valley Education

Renewable energy education resources for primary schools now online Valuable teaching asset for North East as local offshore wind industry set for growth educational resources available to over 20 regional schools RWE has joined forces with Tees Valley Education (TVE), a Teesside primary school trust to launch a series of educational resources to teach students… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a cloud-based solution for service management

• Simplified planning and documentation of service activities • Easy management of all installed vacuum components (regardless of manufacturer) • Available as a mobile app (Android and iOS) Asslar, September 15, 2021. Pfeiffer Vacuum’s new “Virtual Service Management” (VSM) is a free web app that makes it possible to manage vacuum equipment from different manufacturers…. Read more »

Harland & Wolff Announce Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Navantia & Windar Renovables

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Navantia and Windar Renovables to target specific fixed and floating offshore wind projects primarily within the UK. The agreement signals a firm commitment from all three parties to actively secure wind… Read more »

Unlocking floating wind’s potential to deliver £43bn and 29,000 jobs for the UK economy

A new vision for the UK’s floating offshore wind sector has been launched today (Wednesday 15th September), summarising the industry’s current status, its progress towards commercialisation and the key enabling actions required to maximise the economic opportunity from its continued development. As the industry convenes in Aberdeen for Floating Offshore Wind 2021, Industrial Leadership: Unlocking the UK’s Floating Wind Potential has… Read more »

Germany’s leading wind fair opens in Husum

Wind industry shows confidence at Husum Wind / 390 exhibitors expect 8,000 trade visitors / Before Bundestag elections: Husum appeal for increased wind expansion published Husum | 14 September 2021 – It is a special day for the wind industry: Husum Wind successfully opened its doors today as a full-presence trade fair. After one and… Read more »

RES, ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions develop product to upgrade performance of existing wind farms

ReLACS (Retrofit Lidar Assisted wind farm Control System) retrofits cutting-edge technology to existing wind farms and has been piloted on a TRIG project RES, the world’s leading renewable energy company, alongside ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions, has developed a Retrofit Lidar Assisted wind farm Control System (ReLACS) which will improve the performance of existing… Read more »

Scotland’s wind potential to decarbonise oil & gas By Rick Campbell, Head of Offshore at Natural Power

Oil and gas extraction from the North Sea has been a core feature of the global energy market for many decades but whilst the oil and gas sector has been transformational for Scotland, and the UK, our wider commitments to net zero encompass these sectors, and it will mean significant changes are required to meet… Read more »

First agrivoltaic system for carbon-neutral orcharding being tested

As part of the project “APV-Obstbau”, BayWa r.e. and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have cooperated with other research partners to set up an agrivoltaic system for research purposes at the “Bio-Obsthof Nachtwey” in Gelsdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is the first system of its kind in Germany. The total test area for the… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid and ENERTRAG Betrieb improve wind turbine blade inspections with new drone-based lightning protection system testing solution

Zurich, Switzerland, 14 September 2021 – Sulzer Schmid, and ENERTRAG Betrieb have teamed up to provide a new wind turbine blade inspection solution that integrates ENERTRAG Betrieb’s innovative lightning protection systems (LPS) testing solution with Sulzer Schmid’s UAV technology and digital inspection platform. This key innovation will enable LPS testing to be carried out at… Read more »

InfraStrata plc to Trade Under New Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc Name

InfraStrata plc, the UK quoted company focused on strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset lifecycle management, is pleased to announce it has applied to Companies House to trade under the name Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc. The company has, over the past 18 months, proceeded through various phases which have included, the acquisition of… Read more »