The module manufacturer and service provider Trina Solar Limited has announced that it will introduce a new high-performance module in the fourth quarter of 2014. The 'Honey Ultra' achieves an output of 326.3 W and has already been certified by TÜV Rheinland.
Siemens received orders for five high-voltage direct-current transmission (HVDC) offshore grid connections in the German North Sea from the grid transmission operator TenneT. The latest order is the BorWin3 project, with a capacity of 900 MW. With HVDC technology the transmission losses over such a link are below 3 %.
Younicos Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of German Younicos AG, completed the strategic acquisition of the bankrupt US company Xtreme Power. Younicos acquired all relevant assets and will also retain employees of Xtreme Power.
By acquiring the other big player in the energy storage business, Younicos becomes the world leader for multiple battery technologies, inverters and smart power control systems. Besides the Xtreme Power assets Younicos will also retain members of the company’s former management, engineering, business development and operations team.
Starting in the autumn of 2014, the University of Kassel and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) will be offering the online Master's study programme 'Wind Energy Systems' for engineers from all over the world. Twenty students from almost every continent are now participating in the current pilot phase.
After the acquisition of BlueTec GmbH by its competitor Alanod, it is now clear that production will be shut down and that former BlueTec employees will lose their jobs.