Intersolar North America, the most-attended solar industry event in North America, today announced the opening of the Intersolar AWARD nomination period. Now in its tenth year, the Intersolar AWARD series recognizes the most innovative solutions in the solar industry. To embrace the changing market landscape, Intersolar has incorporated a new category within the prestigious Outstanding Solar Projects segment: Smart Renewable Energy.
Astronergy is among the few international manufacturers of solar modules to receive an import licence from the Turkish Ministry of Economics. The German company is permitted to supply a total of 100 megawatts (MW) of capacity to Turkish photovoltaic projects. As a result, additional production lines are starting up at the plant in Frankfurt (Oder).
In mid-January, IBC SOLAR, the PV systems and energy solutions provider, and E.ON Energie Deutschland will together put a 7.45 MWp solar farm into operation. The plant, which is located in Meyenburg in the district of Prignitz (Brandenburg, Germany), will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of about 2,400 households annually.
LM Wind Power today announced that its newly developed 66.9 meter blades for Goldwind's 3MW wind turbine platform, the GW3S, were installed successfully on the first prototype turbine. The new blade was developed in record time with the installation taking place less than 6 months from project initiation.
New IRENA Report Details How Renewables Can Decarbonise the Energy Sector and Improve the Lives of Billions
Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority.
Panasonic have today announced it will count 20 years of manufacturing the high efficiency original photovoltaic module HIT® this year. Since debuting their patented, high-efficiency photovoltaic module in 1997, Panasonic have produced over 18 million modules of HIT®, providing clean, affordable energy to consumers, businesses and institutions around the world.
ADSOBA GmbH, Premium Partner of IBC SOLAR AG, installed a photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of a newly constructed health centre in Hohberg (Baden-Wuerttemberg) with a total output of 100 kWp. The generated solar power is predominantly used by the tenants for their self-consumption.
Wind industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind, has launched its Finance 2017 report, examining the political and economic challenges facing the wind sector over the next twelve months. Drawing on in-house research and in-depth interviews with key industry figures, the report analyses the potential effects of a number of threats to the sector across Europe and the US.
The PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow has recently signed an agreement with Blue Capital Management Co., Ltd, a Japanese developer, for the supply of 200 MW of central inverters in Japan. Tokyo-based developer Blue Power noted that they felt confident in the agreement “as Sungrow has an excellent manufacturing operation and provides reliable inverters with proven quality.” The plant will be completed in three years. Blue Power plans to build a total of 500MW in the future. The project will employ Sungrow’s SG2000 central inverter.
Acting as an independent consultant, the Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has assisted in the acceptance of four photovoltaic power plants with a total capacity of 57 megawatts (MW) in Jordan. The project developer, Adenium Energy Capital, made use of the institute’s expertise to ensure its plants can generate the expected yields and rates of return. This is particularly important given the increasing pressure on price during tendering processes, which means that production losses can significantly impact the project’s viability.