Category: Renewable News

Q CELLS reaches agreement to license use of its patent-protected technology with a German solar module manufacturer

Agreement allows unnamed German solar company access to Q CELLS’ patent-protected cell passivation technology. [Berlin, Germany, September 13, 2021] Q CELLS has today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with a German solar module manufacturer to allow the company access to Q CELLS’ patent-protected solar cell passivation technology. The terms of the… Read more »

Hydrogen innovation set to drive 17,000 green jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands, new research shows

Planned hydrogen innovation projects could create over 17,000 high-tech, green jobs in Britain’s industrial heartlands, new research published by Energy Networks Association (ENA) reveals today. £4.4bn of investment is proposed in developing hydrogen gas grids to help reduce carbon emissions from Britain’s six Industrial Clusters, where strategically important heavy industries such as chemicals, iron, steel,… Read more »

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has today released outline details of the pot capacities and caps for the Contracts for Difference Auction Round 4 to be held in December 2021.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This auction comes at a crucial time for the UK’s climate leadership and I’m very pleased to see that greater renewable capacity will be unlocked by what is being set out today, particularly recognising Scotland’s offshore expertise and ambition. “While we are pleased that a balanced… Read more »

O&M equipment for solar parks from a single source

SunBrush® mobil and AVANT SA establish sales office in South Africa Lachen, Germany, September 13, 2021. With immediate effect, solar park operators and operation and maintenance companies from South Africa and Namibia can purchase SunBrush® mobil cleaning equipment made in Lachen, Germany, with the matching loader vehicles from AVANT. For this purpose, the expert for… Read more »

Hochiki life safety products are the ‘go to’ brand when it comes to keeping one of the UK’s biggest offshore wind farms operating safely

For a country once solely reliant on coal to power its homes and businesses, the UK is now the leader in offshore wind energy. Encouragingly, today 44% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources – a figure expected to grow to meet the UK’s climate goals of net-zero emissions by 2050 and 40 GW… Read more »

FuturaSun PV modules for the largest photovoltaic installation ever built in Latvia

This summer, on the roof of SIA Lyngson’s production building, the largest solar panel park in Latvia was completed. The project was successfully implemented in cooperation with the largest Latvian private energy group AJ Power and has a total capacity of 489 kW generated by 1580 FuturaSun photovoltaic panels. Currently, it is the biggest solar panel… Read more »

Offshore wind Roadmap sets out path to growing Scottish and UK content

Report sets out baseline of Scottish content for the first time, with clear route map and priorities for action, helping industry track and deliver commitments within ScotWind Leasing programme Scottish onshore supply chain has opportunity to grow and support floating offshore wind installation A new Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council report has set a clear… Read more »

KENZFIGEE UK EXPAND TO NEW MULTI-PURPOSE SITE TO SUPPORT INCREASED DEMAND IN OFFSHORE OIL & GAS AND WIND SECTORS

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, is delighted to announce the opening of the new UK office, workshop and storage facility at Brechin (Angus), 35 miles south of Aberdeen. The new site at Brechin Business Park (Scotland) has been chosen to allow… Read more »

New Project Director for WindEnergy Hamburg and NORTEC

Hamburg, 9 June 2021 – Andreas Arnheim became new Project Director for WindEnergy Hamburg and NORTEC on 1 September 2021. He follows Anja Holinsky who has taken on responsibilities in business development at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Andreas Arnheim has been a Project Manager for WindEnergy Hamburg since 2012. He was previously employed as… Read more »

Revolutionary mounting solution for sandwich roofs

AEROCOMPACT launches patented support system for PV installations Satteins, Austria, Sept. 9, 2021. The Austrian expert in PV mounting solutions AEROCOMPACT has developed a new support system for solar power systems on sandwich panels. The patented racking system is the first solution on the market that neither stresses nor damages the panels as it transfers… Read more »

Toshiba’s Polymer Film-Based Perovskite Large-Area Photovoltaic Module Reaches Record Power Conversion Efficiency of 15.1%

Contributing to carbon-neutrality by advancing practical application of light and flexible next-generation photovoltaic modules that can be widely installed TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), the world-leader in development of perovskite photovoltaic modules for next-generation solar power generation, has developed a new coating method for the perovskite layer that boosts power conversion efficiency (PCE) to 15.1% for… Read more »

Q CELLS successfully develops, sells 50 MW Spain solar PV plant to NextPower III

Q CELLS successfully developed the Agenor project in Spain, and sold a 100% equity stake to NextPower III ESG (“NPIII ESG”), NextEnergy Capital’s international institutional solar fund, in June. Now the construction work is in full swing. [Berlin, Germany, September 9, 2021] Q CELLS’ Green Energy Solutions (GES) division has successfully developed a new 50… Read more »

Green Investment Group acquires vanguard offshore wind development project in the west of Ireland

GIG acquires Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the Sceirde Rocks offshore wind farm, in Galway, Ireland Sceirde Rocks is a proposed 400 MW offshore wind farm, capable of generating enough energy to power the equivalent of up to 295,000 homes. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has acquired Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik acquires wind operations and maintenance segment of Cooke Power Services

As of September 1, 2021, Deutsche Windtechnik US has doubled their current count of traveling technicians with a signed purchase agreement forCooke Power Services “Wind turbine maintenance and services” business segment. Deutsche Windtechnik US will address the biggest challenge facing renewable industry today: Finding experienced technicians. The acquisition also includes existing customer contracts, including 50… Read more »

Nordex Group receives orders for 123 MW from Germany

Hamburg, 8 September 2021. With twelve new projects in July and August, the Nordex Group has been able to record a successful order intake on the Germany market over the past few summer months. The Nordex Group will be supplying turbines for projects totalling more than 123 MW in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and North-Rhine… Read more »

Swift solar PV additions in developing economies help APAC continue to lead globally till 2030, says GlobalData

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has been the global leader of cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity. Therefore, solar PV plants need to be deployed rapidly in developing countries like India and Vietnam which are expected to help the APAC region maintain the dominance in the global solar PV market, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… Read more »

Harland & Wolff (Arnish) Welcome New Apprentices To Site

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree, is delighted to welcome five new apprentices to its Arnish site as part of its very first ‘Apprentice Induction Day’. The apprenticeship scheme will run in line and with partnership from Lews Castle College. Held on Tuesday 7 September,… Read more »

Wholesale power prices expected to remain high for the winter season

The latest Cornwall Insight forecasts suggest winter wholesale power prices are to remain at their high levels, with the potential for price spikes in periods of high demand and low wind, as margins look tight for the winter ahead. The key driver of power prices will likely be gas prices dictated mainly by short-term supply… Read more »

FIMER means business with first Australian renewable energy microgrid to power an industrial estate

Western Australia’s Peel Business Park is powering over 50 percent of its site through an innovative solar, battery and microgrid solution, with an expected annual output of over 3 GWh that will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 2,100 tons per annum. Developed in conjunction with owner / operator client Peel Renewable Energy and Avora Energy,… Read more »

International developers join forces to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore projects

Invenergy and BW Offshore seek to expand their growing portfolios of sustainable energy solutions in Scotland   Edinburgh, Scotland (September 8, 2021) – Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer of sustainable energy solutions, and BW Offshore, a floating production specialist, have announced a joint venture to develop up to 5.4 gigawatts of offshore wind as part… Read more »

UK homes heat up much faster than European neighbours on hot summer days

London, 7th September 2021– A new study by intelligent home climate management company tado° has found that UK homes gain heat significantly faster than European neighbours on hot summer days. The study, conducted in over 60,000 UK homes in the summer of 2021, found that a UK home with an indoor temperature of 20°C and an… Read more »

Responding to the publication of The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government;

Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Scottish Renewables is pleased to see the ambition to achieve net-zero at the core of this Programme for Government and the link being made between economic growth, achieving net-zero and further development of renewables. “Recognition of the opportunities that exist in renewable energy deployment and the need… Read more »

Ingeteam makes its largest supply of solar inverters in the US

This is the first supply contract that Ingeteam has signed with Swinerton Renewable Energy, one of the leading EPC companies in the USA. The 350 MW supply is divided into two photovoltaic plants, 100 MW and 250 MW, that the company is building in California. Ingeteam Inc. Milwaukee, WI. September 7, 2021. Ingeteam Inc., a… Read more »

Sandvik Celebrates First Full Reference Order for Sanicro® 35 Super-Austenitic Grade

Breakthrough alloy will bridge gaps to new opportunities for major Gulf Coast refinery SANDVIKEN, SWEDEN, September 7, 2021 Sandvik Materials Technology a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, and other high-performance materials, has received the first full order for its unique Sanicro® 35 grade that bridges the performance gap between stainless steels… Read more »

Press release on establishment of Nordic Fender

Newly established! Fonna Vekst is very proud to finally be able to share with the rest of the world that a new maritime equipment supplier has seen the light of day! Nordic Fender will, with headquarters in Husnes. Vestland County of Norway, offer customers worldwide high-quality products in ship and port fendering as well as… Read more »

Anesco given green light for 50MW storage facility in Essex

Anesco has received approval from Brentwood Borough Council to develop a 50MW battery storage facility in Essex. Located on a two-hectare site adjacent to a 132kV substation, the energy storage system will comprise of 28 battery container units and offer flexibility services to National Grid that support the UK’s transition to renewable energy. The installation… Read more »

Tesvolt expands its operations on four continents

Wittenberg, Cape Town, São Paulo, 07/09/2021 – Tesvolt, a manufacturer of battery storage systems for commercial and industrial use, has posted strong growth in the first half of 2021. Alongside high demand for intelligent energy storage systems in Germany, international business is a key engine for growth. Over 40% of Tesvolt’s turnover now comes from… Read more »

Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of a Carbon Reduction Strategy in The Race For Net-Zero

CarbonStore will address environmental and sustainability specialists and analysts on ‘Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of a Carbon Reduction Strategy and the race for net-zero’ at a dedicated webinar on 21 September at 10.00 am. CarbonStore provides an open and transparent platform for companies and landowners to buy and sell woodland Carbon Units while… Read more »

£3M funding pot launched for innovative UK supply chain projects to accelerate offshore wind consenting

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a brand new grant funding programme that will develop the UK’s offshore wind supply chain by supporting projects in the offshore wind consenting and site development process. OWGP has released its first Innovation Grants competition, which will see a total of £3 million awarded to successful supply… Read more »

Green certificate prices continue to rise amid BEIS proposals

The latest research from Cornwall Insight’s ‘Green certificate survey’ shows Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) prices have risen significantly in recent months, with average reported prices of £1.35/REGO for Fuel Mix Disclosure (FMD) 2021-22 and £1.41/REGO for FMD 2022-23. This is 228% and 214% higher, respectively, than reported prices in the April 2021 survey…. Read more »

Ingeteam Smart SCADA solution reaches 20GW milestone

Ingeteam Wind Energy, the global specialist in electrical power conversion technology and control systems, has announced today that it integrated its all-in-one SCADA software across 20 GW of renewable energy projects worldwide. Ingeteam has been at the forefront of asset monitoring and plant performance optimization for over three decades. In the past few years, the… Read more »

CUBICO SIGNS DEAL WITH CLIR RENEWABLES FOR OPTIMIZATION OF OVER 500 MW WIND ASSETS IN LATIN AMERICA

Clir Renewables onboards three of Cubico’s wind projects in Brazil and two in Uruguay to optimize performance and monitor asset health Vancouver, 6th September, 2021 – Leading investor in global renewable energy infrastructure Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) has signed an agreement with Clir Renewables (Clir), a company dedicated to maximizing project returns from renewable energy assets, to… Read more »

EXUS WINS CIP ASSET MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FOR 477MW FIGHTING JAYS SOLAR FARM

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners appoints renewables investment and O&M expert for asset management and financial services at one of Texas’ largest solar projects Pittburgh, September 6th, 2021 – Exus Management Partners (Exus), a leading expert in powering sustainable investments through operational excellence, has been chosen by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) as asset manager for the 477MWdc Fighting Jays… Read more »

GLOBAL OFFSHORE AWARDED ARRAY CABLE INSTALLATION CONTRACT AT PARKWIND’S ARCADIS OST 1 OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm. The scope of work… Read more »

Nordex announces entry into the 6 MW class with the N163/6.X turbine

Hamburg, 6 September 2021. The Nordex Group is adding the N163/6.X turbine to its product portfolio. The Group is following up its successful approach started with the introduction of the Delta4000 series, presented for the first time in 2017, of a flexible power range – initially with the 4 MW+ class, followed by the 5… Read more »

Power Cut emergency number reaches fifth birthday

Five years ago today, in 2016, Britain’s electricity network operators joined forces to launch a three digit telephone number – 105 – to make it easier for their customers to contact them during a power cut and to report damage to power lines and other electricity infrastructure. Electricity network companies are aware of the vital… Read more »