Siemens Gamesa backs Global Wind Organization training center project

Taiwan International Windpower Training Corporation and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate in establishing Global Wind Organization training center in Taichung. With this further step Siemens Gamesa expands its support to the offshore wind industry in Taiwan and the APAC region.

14.06.2018

Tesvolt and WEMAG announce commercial storage system cooperation

Utility company WEMAG is launching the Germany-wide distribution of Tesvolt commercial storage systems. Tesvolt, the storage system experts from Wittenberg, beat competitors to be chosen as WEMAG’s supplier for large commercial storage systems. These systems make it possible to store the electricity produced by, for example, solar or wind power installations on farms, factories or car showrooms at an average cost of just 9 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).

14.06.2018

Solar wins big - as EU increases renewable energy target

The European Parliament, European Council and European Commission have agreed to a binding 32% EU renewable energy target for 2030, up from the original proposal of 27%. James Watson, CEO SolarPower Europe commented "The deal is a good one for solar. We see a much more ambitious target than was expected just a few months ago and importantly we have a strong framework for self-consumption and prosumers."

14.06.2018

Households questioned demand independent energy supply

Within the multi-part „Energy-self-sufficient-study – Integrated Energy as a solution“ by EuPD Research, on behalf of storage developer and producer E3/DC, households in Germany are surveyed on the topics of renewable energy, electric mobility and heat. The most recent results of the study show that energy self-sufficiency is a very important topic in Germany. Over 50% of households surveyed (panel) and even over 70% of E3/DC customers rate the importance of energy independence very high.

12.06.2018

Global market data and trends: Increased use of solar heat for large buildings and industry

With 472 GWth installed at the end of 2017, solar heating and cooling was again the largest solar sector worldwide followed by Photovoltaics (402 GWp) and Concentrating Solar Power (5 GWel). The new report, Solar Heat Worldwide, highlights as well the increasing use of megawatt solar heating and cooling solutions for large public and private buildings as well as factories. The annual report was launched at the end of May by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC). Lead author is the Austrian research institute AEE INTEC. With data from 66 countries, it is the most comprehensive annual evaluation of solar heating and cooling markets worldwide. In 2016 (most recent available data), the global solar thermal sector employed 708,000 people and reached a global turnover of EUR 16 billion (USD 19.2 billion).

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Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017, the largest increase in renewable power capacity in modern history, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the heating, cooling and transport sectors – which together account for about four - fifths of global final energy demand – continue to lag far behind the power sector.

The GSR, published today, is the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of r enewable energy worldwide.

DNV GL to define recommended solar and storage solutions for Turkey

For the first time ever, the Turkish Ministry of Energy has asked DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, to do a feasibility study for combined solar and energy storage solutions. The aim of the study is to provide the Ministry’s Renewable Energy General Directorate with best practices for a possible integration of energy storage in the upcoming solar auctions.

05.06.2018

JinkoSolar Signs 1.43 GW Supply Agreement with sPower in the U.S.

JinkoSolar Holding announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. has entered into a three-year agreement to supply 1.43GW of high efficiency modules to sPower, a leading renewable energy independent power producer. This major supply agreement continues the strong strategic relationship between JinkoSolar and sPower. To-date, JinkoSolar has supplied over 800MW- approximately 2.5 million solar panels - for sPower’s PV projects. The agreement includes significant down payments, which will help Jinko expand manufacturing capacity in the United States and Asia.

06.06.2018

Tesvolt nominated for the German Entrepreneur Award

The commercial storage system manufacturer Tesvolt has been nominated for the renowned German Entrepreneur Award. The panel of judges has named the Wittenberg-based company as one of the top three finalists in the Rising Star category, rating it as being among the most successful start-ups in Germany of recent years. The German Entrepreneur Award is presented by ZDF, stern, Sparkasse and Porsche.

05.06.2018

Astronergy wins further wholesale market shares

The solar module manufacturer Astronergy is profiting from the favourable market conditions in the wholesale sector. The company has won over a majority of electrical and photovoltaics wholesale customers who previously obtained their modules from SolarWorld. Astronergy’s solar modules are produced in one of the world’s most cutting-edge factories at its Frankfurt (Oder) site, Germany, and are sold via wholesale partners.

05.06.2018

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