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FP Lux Investments purchases nine wind turbines in Finland

Luxembourg special fund FP Lux Investments is further expanding its wind power portfolio. With the purchase of the Ratiperä wind farm in southwestern Finland, the portfolio of the Wind Infrastructure I sub-fund has grown to 19 wind farms with 94 turbines and an installed capacity of 269 MW. Of this, a volume of 194 MW was acquired in Germany, 31 MW in France and 44 MW in Finland. The deal was advised by the internationally active M&A advisors and asset manager re:cap global investors ag, which manages the entire evaluation and acquisition process of the special fund.

18.06.2018

Wind Farm windfall as Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm now operational

Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. is pleased to announce that all 28 turbines at Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm are now operational and exporting renewable energy to the National Grid. With an installed capacity of 57.4MW, Brechfa Forest West can generate enough renewable energy to meet the equivalent energy needs of approximately 38,800 average UK homes; that is almost half of all the households in Carmarthenshire.

19.06.2018

Microgrids-as-a-Service: Aggreko and Younicos combine solar-diesel hybrid with battery storage as a rental solution

Battery storage integrator Younicos, together with its parent company Aggreko – the leading global provider of modular, mobile power – are launching a new microgrid-as-a-service offer. Customers around the world can benefit from this new modular and mobile approach, combining low-cost renewables, in particular solar, with thermal generation and battery storage in one single contract with flexible conditions.

18.06.2018

The Smarter E Europe 2018: Debut of the Innovation Hub for Empowering New Energy Solutions

The new event The smarter E Europe, the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions, has opened along with the four parallel energy exhibitions Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power. This marks the beginning of a new era for around 1,200 exhibitors and an expected 50,000 visitors in eight halls totaling 86,000 sqm. The smarter E Europe is a reaction to the increasing interconnection of the generation, storage, intelligent distribution and use of renewable energies. The focus of this new event is on the key issues of sector coupling, digitalization and decentralization. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the energy industry will be at Messe München until June 22, 2018.

20.06.2018

Strategic Partnership between skytron energy and AlsoEnergy

The leading utility monitoring and control provider skytron energy and the leading commercial and industrial monitoring provider AlsoEnergy will partner in the worldwide sales and service of their PV power plant monitoring solutions. Combined, the companies monitor a total 14 gigawatts (GW) on PV plants.

19.06.2018

LONGi Solar proves bankability of PERC modules

Bloomberg has once again rated LONGi Solar, one of the leading manufacturers of monocrystalline high-performance modules, as a Tier 1 company. With an annual production capacity of 6,500 megawatts (MW), LONGi Solar ranks sixth among the largest Tier 1 manufacturers and is also listed as "Top Performer" in the PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report 2018 of DNV GL, the world's largest independent certification body in the energy sector.

18.06.2018

The first TrinaPro project with 250MW is on the way

Trina Solar Limited has won a bid for a 250 MW “Top Runner” PV power plant project in Tongchuan, Shaanxi, China together with another solar company. This 250MW solar power plant project will be the first project worldwide utilizing the TrinaPro solution. Designed as an advanced agricultural solar power plant, the high-tech system integrates multiple functions in terms of agriculture, photovoltaics, tourism and poverty reduction.

18.06.2018

Siemens Gamesa technology elements lower costs up to 30% at Nissum Bredning Vind

The innovative 28 MW offshore wind power project located in the waters of North-western Denmark is fully operational, producing power for customers Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug and Jysk Energi since early 2018. Utilizing the first serial-manufactured SWT-7.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines, the project is a showcase of Siemens Gamesa’s commitment to innovation and reducing costs. The turbines and further technological advancements have fulfilled expectations and are now in preparation to become available for commercial deployment.

19.06.2018

Prysmian Completes Acquisition of General Cable

Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation announced that Prysmian has completed its acquisition of General Cable.

06.06.2018

ABB to install multipurpose microgrid in Australia

ABB will supply a microgrid solution to the Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project, which will provide a more secure power supply in an area that has high renewable penetration into the grid. The solution will connect an ABB Ability PowerStore™ 30 MW battery energy storage solution to the Electranet transmission system enabling the value stacking of storage in regulated energy market.

11.06.2018

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