Global alliance for summit meeting of the wind industry – GWEC is partner at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg

The Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg is pleased to have the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as its Partner. The Global Wind Summit is the world’s biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry, comprising the leading global wind expo WindEnergy Hamburg and the global conference of the WindEurope, the European wind industry association. These two top events of the wind industry will be held side-by-side at the Hamburg Messe und Congress site from 25 to 28 September 2018.

14.05.2018

Ingeteam is awarded 555 MW in supply contracts of photovoltaic inverters in Mexico

Ingeteam, a leading company in the design of power and control electronics, electric machines and electrical engineering, has recently signed a number of contracts for the supply of photovoltaic plants to Mexico, a country in which the company has a considerable market share in the wind and solar power sectors, and in the provision of operation and maintenance services for energy generation plants.

14.05.2018

Meyer Burger divests its Solar Systems business to Patrick Hofer-Noser

As part of the optimisation programme regarding the Thun manufacturing site and the company’s product portfolio which was communicated on 2 November 2017, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today that it will transfer its Solar Systems business (“Energy Systems”) and the 32 impacted employees to 3S Solar Plus AG, a company which will be newly created and which has been sold to Dr Patrick Hofer-Noser.

14.05.2018
Fri, 11/05/2018 - 15:50


Refurbishing solar farms can be a major financial opportunity for operators. Service providers specialising in this area see it as a lucrative business for both parties.

Building-integrated solar envelopes: barriers to deployment

Active and passive solar systems integrated into building envelopes are key to combatting climate change. However, there are many barriers which confine current solutions to the demonstration stage and prevent them from going mainstream. To increase the size of the market, researchers have examined these barriers as part of Task 56, Building Integrated Solar Envelope Systems for HVAC and Lighting, under the auspices of the IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme. Their report will not be available until September 2018, but this article contains a summary of the main conclusions.

02.05.2018

juwi strengthens hybrid solutions with appointment of experienced mining power executive

Dave Manning has joined juwi as Global Head of Hybrid to further expand worldwide uptake of renewables for mining. The Australian manager has 25 years of international experience in power solutions for mines and remote energy consumers. From Perth, the centre of the mining industry in Western Australia, and in close proximity to African mining, he will be pursuing projects that will combine solar, wind and batteries with thermal power stations or the grid. Dave took up his new responsibilities on April 23rd and reports to Amiram Roth-Deblon, Head of Global Business Initiatives. “Dave Manning is a recognized expert in the industry and will enable more mining companies and power producers to benefit from juwi’s unique hybrid solutions,” says Amiram Roth-Deblon.

07.05.2018

SMA Solar Technology AG Increases Sales and Earnings in the First Quarter of 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA/FWB: S92) sold inverters with a total output of around 1.8 GW and increased its sales in comparison to the first three months of the previous year by 5.4% to €182.5 million. The sales increase is attributable in particular to the positive development in the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC).

09.05.2018
Tue, 08/05/2018 - 16:54


Highly crystalline thin films of organic semiconductors have great potential as a basis for low-cost flexible electronics with a good performance. But one of the obstacles engineers have run into is their limited knowledge of how to make such thin films with large monocrystalline domains, domains that do not slow down or prevent the transport of charges. In a breakthrough study supported by a prestigious ERC grant, professor Paul Heremans, imec fellow and director of imec’s large area electronics department, and his colleagues have studied how exactly crystals are formed in organic semiconductor materials. With that knowledge, they have developed new, scalable techniques to form highly-ordered crystalline organic films. And they have devised methods to integrate these films into devices such as organic thin film transistors, organic solar cells and organic light-emitting transistors.

Siemens Gamesa continues to grow, obtaining revenues of €2,242 million

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 (January-March) today. Commercial activity in the second quarter of 2018 remained strong: after three consecutive quarters of growth in order intake, the order backlog has reached €22,041 million and is back to market-peak levels of March 2017.

04.05.2018

Ingeteam and Indar to present latest innovations at AWEA WINDPOWER 2018

Ingeteam and Indar, independent suppliers of electrical conversion equipment, will exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2018, to be held this year in Chicago, United States, May 7th-10th. At this occasion, Ingeteam will present its latest developments in the field of O&M predictive maintenance with its Ingeboards data analysis platform, as well as a broad range of cutting-edge wind energy products.

07.05.2018

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