Wind-generated electricity is globally exposed to a growing cost pressure. As a consequence of that the primary concern of every developer and operator must be to search for opportunities to utterly exploit their project’s potentials.
The UK renewable energy industry is making moves to increase its profile in what can be seen as a major PR push. At least three industry bodies have recently sought the support of public relations agencies.
Siemens Wind Power is losing two prominent wind energy managers. The long-time chief technology officer Henrik Stiesdal is leaving the company at the end of the year. Siemens' onshore manager Jan Kjaersgaard is also leaving.
KIC InnoEnergy has announced a new call for proposals dedicated to boosting the effectiveness and speed of the go-to-market process for green innovations in Europe. It is open to public-private consortia that currently have an innovative green technology project and want to accelerate the deployment of their lab idea as a marketable product.
Silicor Materials, Inc. is building its first large factory in Grundartangi, Iceland. The plant will produce 19,000 metric tonnes of silicon for solar modules annually.
The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has published its report 'Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics 2014-2018'. Data for the year 2013 clearly shows that the market is shifting from Europe to Asia.
Sonnenkraft Deutschland GmbH has recently begun selling a system called SolWash, which uses solar heat to wash cars. Car washes are particularly suitable for solar thermal because the demand for heat is actually higher during the summer than in the winter. Cars simply get washed more often during the warm months of the year. This means that heat surpluses during the summer are not likely to be a problem.