E.ON acquires wind energy project company Vortex

E.ON wants to produce more wind energy in Germany. To implement this strategy, E.ON Climate & Renewables is now taking over the German activities of Kassel based Vortex Energy.

07.05.2018

Array Technologies and sPower join forces with multi-gigawatt solar PV agreement

 With Array Technologies and sPower two renewable energy giants announced a new partnership deal. (Photo: Array Technologies)

A new three-year partnership between two of the United States’ largest players in solar energy, Array Technologies and sPower, was announced at the GTM Solar Summit in southern California.

04.05.2018

LG boosts peak power of the NeON2 BiFacial to 390 watts

The LG Neon2 BiFacial high-performance module from LG Electronics will be available in a 72 cell version. With the extension, LG improves the peak performance of its renowned bifacial module to 390 watts.

03.05.2018

European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics elected Chairmen and 7 new Steering Committee members

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) elected during the meeting today in Brussels the Chairman and two Vice-Chairmen for the term 2018 - 2020. Marko Topic, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Elec. Eng. and Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University, was reelected as ETIP PV Chairman. Wim C Sinke, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Gaëtan Masson, Managing Director of Becquerel Institute, Brussels, had been reelected as vice-chairmen of the ETIP PV.

03.05.2018

Solar cooling demand on the rise in Italy, Spain and the Middle East

The solar-cooled headquarters of Agility, a logistics business based in Kuwait. The 234 m² of evacuated flat plate collectors which provide the building with energy can be seen behind it. (Photo: TVP)

Sorption chillers may still be a niche market, but Europe’s manufacturers reported rising demand for solar thermal cooling in Italy, Spain and the Middle East in 2017. Solar thermal numbers are on the rise because of three factors: the potential to reduce power consumption, including peak loads; the option to use natural refrigerants, such as water; and the ability to provide demand-responsive heating and cooling throughout the year.

27.04.2018

German associations partner up to promote sustainable cooling

In early 2018, two German organisations agreed on a joint membership model to promote solar thermal air conditioning and cooling, a niche market in the country. The cooperation between the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling and the Central Association for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps, or ZVKKW for short, is hoped to popularise innovative and sustainable cooling solutions.

27.04.2018

VBMS, Dockwise and Fairmount Become Boskalis

As of April 30, Boskalis presents its integrated service portfolio for the offshore energy market under one single brand name. As a result, Dockwise, Fairmount and VBMS, subsidiaries of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., will continue to offer their services under the brand name Boskalis.

30.04.2018

wpd wins 1 GW through bids for Taiwanese offshore projects Yunlin & Guanyin

On Monday, April 30th the Taiwanese Ministry of Economy announced the award of 1 GW of grid connection capacity for the implementation of the offshore wind projects Yunlin and Guanyin to wpd. With the award of these projects developed by wpd during the last years, the company is meeting an important milestone of its strategy to expand its leading role for the energy transition of Taiwan. After more than ten years presence and together with partners, wpd reached a market share of about 50 percent in the onshore business. wpd will also stand in the frontline of the first offshore projects to be implemented.

30.04.2018

Meyer Burger awarded contract for about CHF 16 million from an existing Asian customer for its MAiA® and FABiA® cell coating equipment

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced the successful conclusion of a repeat order for its high performance MAiA® platform and the first industrial order for its integrated FABiA® system from a major Asian customer. The MAiA® and the FABiA® both deliver an impressive throughput of over 4,800 wafers per hour for the mass production scalable MB PERC technology.

26.04.2018

Huawei Supports BayWa r.e. to Build Don Rodrigo

Huawei and BayWa r.e., have signed a deal to build Don Rodrigo, which will become the biggest single-site PV plant in Spain and the first truly subsidy-free fully commercialized utility-scale PV plant in the world. Huawei will provide its fully digitalized Smart PV Solution complete with a combination of SUN2000-60KTL and SUN2000-100KTL inverters. This will be a significant milestone for the Spanish solar industry and marks another step for advancing the digitalization of solar technology. Huawei’s vision is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world and its digitalized solar solutions fits with this plan.

25.04.2018

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