Category: Solar

From GreenTech startup to one of the photovoltaic market leaders in Europe: Solarwatt celebrates its 30th anniversary

Dresden, Germany – Solarwatt, a pioneer in the field of solar-powered sector coupling, celebrates its 30th anniversary: Exactly three decades ago, the founders signed the shareholder agreement and started the manual production of solar modules. Today, more than 800 Solar- watt professionals work throughout Europe for the Dresden-based company, which aims to achieve a turnover… Read more »

PVH to build the world’s largest solar tracker factory in Spain

Valencia, February 13th.- PV Hardware (PVH), a Gransolar Group company, started its activity in Spain in 2011 and is currently the third largest solar tracker manufacturer in the world. After a decade of tremendous growth, it leads the markets in Europe, Turkey, Australia and the Middle East, and has supplied more than 25GW in 230… Read more »

How a conversation sparked a revolutionary MV circuit breaker for NEPSI

In its unwavering commitment to driving innovation through better industry collaboration, ABB recently went beyond the role of valued partner to develop a new product to meet the specific technical challenges of reactive power solution giant, NEPSI. Founded in 1995, NEPSI (Northeast Power Systems Inc.) is widely recognized as the world’s leading supplier of Medium-Voltage… Read more »

Groundbreaking ceremony for the Pfeiffer Vacuum “Future Factory Asslar”

Asslar, Germany, February 17, 2023. As one of the global leading suppliers of vacuum technology, Pfeiffer Vacuum celebrated the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art industrial complex at Berliner Strasse in Asslar on February 16, 2023. The site expansion known as the “Future Factory Asslar” will be brought to life at the premises of the current Pfeiffer… Read more »

Endurans™ Solar secures growth equity investment from Riverbend Energy Group

Endurans™ Solar, a leading manufacturer of advanced materials for solar photovoltaic modules, today announced a significant equity investment led by Riverbend Energy Group (“Riverbend”). The investment – from Riverbend’s Energy Transition Fund – will enable Endurans™ Solar to expand its domestic manufacturing footprint and meet the growing global demand for its unique portfolio of patented… Read more »

INDEOTEC SA announces a purchase order for an Octopus-II PECVD & PVD from the Italian PV Gigafactory.

Neuchâtel, 18 January 2023 – Indeotec SA (Switzerland) announces it has received an order from the Italian 3Sun Gigafactory for a combined PECVD-PVD cluster tool based on Indeotec’s Octopus II platform to be used for Enel’s new R&D lab in Catania. The delivery is planned for Q2-2023. Indeotec’s Octopus 2 tool allows the full processing… Read more »

Europe’s largest battery to connect directly to a transmission network, owned and operated by Zenobē, starts delivering vital services to secure the grid

Zenobē, the international battery storage and EV fleet specialist, today announces its 100MW battery in Capenhurst, Chester is now live and delivering the first commercial reactive power services of its kind in the world. Being placed in the Mersey region, the site will support the increasing development of renewables in-line with local and national zero-carbon… Read more »

GOLDBECK SOLAR appointed for the construction of a new solar farm in Canada: Fox Coulée (93 MWp)

(PresseBox) (Hirschberg an der Bergstraße, 06.02.2023) GOLDBECK SOLAR, an international company specializing in the construction of photovoltaic systems with business activities in more than 20 countries is excited to announce the commencement of the construction of Fox Coulee solar farm owned by NEOEN, the leading French independent producer of renewable energy, operating in 16 countries…. Read more »

Solis Awarded “Top PV Inverter Brand” by EUPD Research for Eighth Consecutive Year

08 February, 2023, Cape Town, South Africa: Ginlong (Solis) Technologies, one of the most experienced and largest inverter producers in the world is delighted to announce that, for the eighth year running, it has been awarded the prestigious seal of recognition for top inverter brand by respected global market research organisation, EUPD Research. Underpinned by… Read more »

SMA Launches Sunny Tripower X to the Americas Market

ROCKLIN, Calif. (February 7, 2023)-SMA America is launching the Sunny Tripower X to the Americas market for use in commercial PV systems. The solution has previously been available in markets outside the Americas.   This light-weight commercial inverter features the proven quality of all SMA solutions and is designed for small-to-medium sized commercial applications. The Sunny… Read more »

Meyer Burger and NorSun conclude contract for long-term supply of solar silicon wafers made in Europe

Meyer Burger Technology AG has signed a supply agreement for silicon wafers with the manufacturer NorSun. Meyer Burger is thus strengthening the resilience of its supply chains as it expands its solar cell and module production to 3 gigawatts (GW) of annual capacity by 2024. With the support of the EU Green Deal Industrial Plan,… Read more »

AEROCOMPACT optimizes COMPACTFLAT SN mounting system for PV installation on flat roofs

Satteins, Austria, Feb. 01, 2023. Austrian PV racking expert AEROCOMPACT has launched a rail-based mounting system – COMPACTFLAT SN 2 – for all common module sizes, including large-area solar modules up to 2.384 m x 1.303 m. The system is an optimized version of its predecessor, COMPACTFLAT SN, and is equally suitable for mounting framed… Read more »

Sustainable battery power solution reaches new safety heights in one of the world’s tallest wooden skyscrapers

The Sara Kulturhus is a state-of-the-art cultural venue and hotel in Skellefteå, Sweden. It is home to the city library, a museum and art gallery and a theatre which stages 450 performances a year. Standing 75m tall, the 20-story timber building is one of the world’s tallest wooden structures and is an international showcase for… Read more »

YTL PowerSeraya Collaborates with TNB Genco to Import 100MW of Electricity to Singapore

Singapore, 30 January 2023 – YTL PowerSeraya Pte. Limited (“YTL PowerSeraya”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of YTL Power International Berhad (“YTL Power International”), and TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (“TNB Genco”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (“TNB”) have jointly announced an agreement to export and import 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Malaysia to… Read more »

Microsoft and Qcells announce strategic alliance to curb carbon emissions and power the clean energy economy

SAN FRANCISCO — Jan. 25, 2023 — Qcells, a global solar leader investing in building a U.S. solar supply chain, and Microsoft Corp., a global technology company with a commitment to be carbon negative by 2030, are partnering to enable a strong supply chain for new renewable electricity capacity projected to require at least 2.5… Read more »

Ingeteam signs a supply agreement for almost 500 MW of photovoltaics in Spain with Matrix Renewables

January, 2023. Ingeteam has announced that it has signed an agreement with Matrix Renewables, the global renewable energy platform backed by TPG Rise, under which the two companies have agreed to supply 500 MW to equip seven photovoltaic plants during 2023. Under this framework agreement, Ingeteam will supply state-of-the-art specialised components to Matrix Renewables. The… Read more »

A record-breaking year: SUNOTEC builds solar parks with an output of 2.3 gigawatts

Market leader brings more than 70 new photovoltaic plants onto the grid Sofia/Munich (25/01/2023): Last year, SUNOTEC delivered photovoltaic projects with an output of around 2.3 gigawatts peak (GWp). By way of comparison, the whole of France built PV plants supplying 2.7 GWp in the same twelve-month period. 2022 turned out to be the most… Read more »

ABB launches world’s first virtualized protection and control solution

ABB is launching the first virtualized protection and control solution with Smart Substation Control and Protection SSC600 SW. The virtualized product enables customers to use the hardware of their choice and gain access to the same proven protection and control functionality as with ABB’s turnkey solution. SSC600 SW is the virtualized version of the Smart… Read more »

Qcells bullish on Belgium market ahead of InterSolution solar trade fair

[Berlin, Germany, January 23, 2023] The organisers of the 11th InterSolution exhibition have announced that this year’s show – the 11th iteration of the solar trade fair, held in Ghent – will be 40% larger than last year: a reflection of the soaring solar demand in Belgium, which is a market that Qcells is extremely… Read more »

SolarEdge Begins Shipment of New Battery Cell Line for Stationary Energy Storage Applications

MILPITAS, Calif. – January 18th, 2023 – SolarEdge Technologies, a global leader in smart energy technology, announced today that its Energy Storage division has begun shipping new battery cells designed for stationary energy storage applications. The new line of Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) pouch cells, manufactured at Sella 2, the Company’s new battery cell manufacturing… Read more »

Newly optimised Vanguard 1P rechallenges the photovoltaic industry as the most reliable solution for desert scenarios.

19th January 2022, TrinaTracker, a Global Leading Smart Tracking Solutions Provider, presented the latest optimization of Vanguard 1P features that position this tracker as the best option to maximise energy production in desert scenarios.  Vanguard 1P is part of TrinaTracker smart holistic solution showcased at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi. The… Read more »

Maxeon Solar Technologies Listed Among the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights

Singapore, January 18, 2023 – Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAXN) (“Maxeon” or the “Company”), a global leader in solar innovation and channels, announced today that it has been included in the 19th annual Corporate Knights’ 2023 Global 100 Index of the most sustainable corporations after just its second full year of operations. Maxeon earned… Read more »

Aggreko wins power solution contract with EDF La Réunion to convert coal power plant to 100% biomass

Conversion will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 640,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year 17 January 2023: Aggreko, a world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, has been selected through a competitive tender by EDF La Réunion to provide 24MV diesel mobile power units to the Bois-Rouge power plant in… Read more »

Ingeteam, record new orders for operation and maintenance in 2022

12 January 2023. Ingeteam ended 2022 with record new operation and maintenance orders, having signed contracts for 2.25 GW, which brings the total power it manages worldwide to more than 22 GW, equivalent to the energy consumed by more than 22 million homes. The company has thus strengthened its position as an international leader in… Read more »

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative builds on momentum from COP27 Announces 13 action programs

16 January 2023, Abu Dhabi – Today, the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) announced 13 action programs. Steering committee members, made up of African leaders, CEOs, and carbon credit experts, met at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to build on early momentum and set out further ambitions. In the lead-up to COP28 ACMI’s action programs aim… Read more »

Qcells Invests $2.5 Billion in Building Complete Solar Supply Chain in U. S.

The company aims to have 8.4-gigawatt of solar panel production capacity by 2024 and hire 2,500 people in the clean-energy sector. It is the largest investment in U.S. solar history to build the nation’s only complete and sustainable solar supply chain Seoul and Atlanta, Jan 11, 2023 — Qcells, a global leader in complete clean… Read more »

Are hybrid renewable projects the future?

Hybrid projects aren’t new. The industry has been exploring the benefits of co-locating different types of renewable generation and storage technology for many years now. But while there is lots of talk of “energy parks”, “virtual power plants” and other hybrid concepts, in reality we continue to see the vast majority of wind, solar and… Read more »

JinkoSolar Launches Second Generation Tiger Neo Family

SHANGRAO, China, January 10, 2022  —  JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today revealed its Second Generation Tiger Neo panel family – one of the world’s most efficient and powerful solar panels. The upgraded Tiger Neo family includes three series with up to 445Wp for 54-cell, 615Wp… Read more »

EnfraGen’s Fontus Renewables enlists Verano to build a pipeline of solar projects in Chile

Verano Energy, a leading renewable energy developer in Latin America, announces that it has commenced construction of eight solar PV projects in Chile with a total capacity of 76 MWdc (59 MWac). Verano was selected by EnfraGen subsidiary, Fontus Renewables to carry out the EPC and O&M contracts, which is the largest third-partyEPC contract for… Read more »

Franklin Whole Home Receives Permitting Green Light from Honolulu

San Francisco, CA. – January 10th, 2023. FranklinWH, a leading whole-home energy management solution provider, announced today that it has received the coveted Materials and Methods (M&M) Certification from the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP). With the announcement, solar energy storage system (ESS) installers on the island of Oahu… Read more »

Anesco appoints Hildagarde McCarville as new CEO

The board of Anesco is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced international CEO and energy transition specialist, Hildagarde McCarville, as its Chief Executive Officer. With 15 years’ executive experience in the European energy and utility sector, Hildagarde takes over the reins at Anesco from Mark Futyan, who will remain with the company as a… Read more »

NRG Systems Provides Monitoring Solutions for Canada’s Largest Solar Farm

Hinesburg, Vermont, USA – NRG Systems, Inc., the global leader in wind and solar resource measurement and intelligence, is proud to announce that they have provided Solar Resource Monitoring (SRM) Systems to the Travers Solar Project in Alberta, Canada. The turnkey systems capture a range of site-specific parameters, including solar irradiance, module temperature, and soiling conditions, as well… Read more »

ABB to divest UK technical engineering consultancy business to TÜV Rheinland

ABB today announced it has signed an agreement to divest its UK technical engineering consultancy business, a technical engineering consultancy part of its Energy Industries division, to TÜV Rheinland. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 2023. The financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. ABB’s UK technical engineering consultancy including a… Read more »

ArcVera Renewables launches recruitment drive to support accelerating growth in key market segments

ArcVera Renewables, a leading global provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and energy storage projects, has revised its strategic growth objectives upwards as market demand in key renewables project services segments rapidly expands. The company is looking to fill multiple roles in all business areas to support its new targets.  Over the… Read more »

Meyer Burger achieves production plan with volume of 321 megawatts for the year 2022

With a production volume of 321.1 MW for 2022, Meyer Burger Technology AG has achieved the guidance of at least 320 MW published in August last year. Meyer Burger’s second production line has been in test operation in August 2022 and in production ramp-up since the end of September 2022. Meyer Burger’s team was able… Read more »

Anesco begins optimising 15MW battery assets for Gresham House

Anesco has entered into a new agreement to optimise 15MW of operational battery storage capacity for Gresham House, building on a long-standing relationship held between the two companies. The assets are being managed by Anesco’s Revenue Optimisation team, who provide complete, data-driven revenue optimisation services for storage assets, with a focus on maximising their health… Read more »