Category: Renewable News

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 »

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 »


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 »


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, 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 »

Hunterston PARC announces new Development Framework consultation

A new Development Framework for the Hunterston Port and Resource Campus (Hunterston PARC) in North Ayrshire, one of Scotland’s most important industrial brownfield sites, has gone out to consultation. Responses to the fresh set of proposals, which builds on a previous detailed engagement with the local community and other stakeholders, are invited over the next… Read more »

Nordex installs first N163/5.X turbine

Hamburg, 1 September 2021 On August 31st 2021, the Nordex Group installed the first N163/5.X turbine of the Delta4000 series as planned in the citizen wind farm “Janneby” in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. With its approx. 80-metre rotor blades and a rotor sweep of 20,867 square metres, the N163/5.X is currently the most efficient Nordex turbine in… Read more »

Vehicle-integrated photovoltaics (VIPV): Flexible solar modules deliver 30 percent more power

Berlin, 02.09.2021 – Solar panel manufacturer OPES Solutions and Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP have developed a flexible standard solar module for vehicle integration. SolFlex is based on crystalline solar cells and achieves around 30% more power per square meter than current flexible modules that use thin-film technology. Its bending radius of up to… Read more »

iCOGNIZE files patent on GDPR-compliant method for securing biometric data

The Hessian company iCOGNIZE has applied for a patent on its new split-template method for securing biometric data. In this new process, biometric data is split directly after gathering, rendering it unrecognizable. Since biometric data contains mathematical descriptions of certain characteristics of body features such as fingerprints, iris or facial details, and vein patterns, it… Read more »

Energy supplier consolidation expected to continue

The UK’s energy supply market has been undergoing a period of consolidation, with the number of fully licensed suppliers falling to under 50 from a high of 62 in 2018, according to a report commissioned by Shoosmiths and produced by Cornwall Insights – Consolidation in the domestic energy market. Not only is consolidation expected to… Read more »

PEAK Wind sells 30% stake to Integrated Wind Solutions AS

With Integrated Wind Solutions AS onboard, PEAK Wind adds additional competences and capital to continue its growth trajectory To continue the company’s growth trajectory and remain in the forefront of the development of the renewable energy sector, PEAK Wind has decided to sell 30% ownership stake of the company to Integrated Wind Solutions AS, a… Read more »

University of Konstanz successfully takes legal action against patent infringements in the field of solar cell production and wins initial case

The University of Konstanz has reached an agreement with a German equipment manufacturing company on the protection of patent rights relating to their patents on LID regeneration of solar cells. With the support of TLB GmbH from Karlsruhe, Germany, a mutually beneficial agreement was reached. The foundation for this was laid by a successful  lawsuit… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland has today launched a new leasing process for offshore wind farms to help decarbonise Scotland’s oil and gas sector.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “While new systems to allow Scotland to capitalise on its renewable energy resource are to be welcomed, it is also important that we continue to focus as a country on our net-zero mission, and on the economic and social benefits which meeting that target with renewable… Read more »

Kensa Group Leads Green Recovery with End of Financial Year Results

The Kensa Group, the UK’s leading manufacturer and installer of ground source heat pumps, has posted its results for the financial year to April 30 2021. Strong business performance in an unprecedented year Revenues increased by 82% to £25.14m producing a profit of £0.62m as the Group continued to deliver solutions for private householders, self-builders,… Read more »

Get help now to help keep winter fuel bills down

West Midlands residents are being advised to act now to help cut their fuel bills before the colder months and weather return. Organisers of the Warmer Homes West Midlands programme are reminding residents that they can provide them with information and guidance to help them heat their home affordably. The programme forms part of a… Read more »

The US company has purchased solar panels manufacturing facilities in Europe to provide a fast and reliable supply.

AIONRISE Holding Inc. (Delaware, USA) has purchased fully automated solar panels manufacturing located in Georgia, Europe in March 2021. The main target markets for a brand are the USA and Europe. The factory was built by Swiss and German PV technology companies and started operation in 2019 with an annual capacity of 500MW. AIONRISE solar… Read more »

Energy networks respond to Strategic Innovation Fund launched by Ofgem

Ofgem has announced a Strategic investment Fund to help unlock Net Zero, with around £450 million to be invested in energy network innovation from 2021-2026. Dan Clarke, Head of Innovation at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said: “Energy networks are unlocking Net Zero, helping customers connect low carbon… Read more »

Green light for The smarter E South America in October

August 9, 2021: With 45.4 million people (21.4% of the population) fully vaccinated so far overall in Brazil, and 106.8 million people (50.5%) having received their first dose, the reopening of the economy has been given a green light by the authorities starting August 17, 2021. The severe water supply crisis currently facing Brazil makes it… Read more »

Maximum flexibility: The new IBC AeroFix G3 flat roof mounting system

Roof-penetration-free mounting system now offers even more options for covering roofs individually and economically with PV modules Bad Staffelstein / Germany, August 31, 2021 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, presents the latest development of its aerodynamic flat roof mounting system IBC AeroFix. The new AeroFix G3… Read more »