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ABB central inverter, PVS800, now available up to 2 MW size

Following the success of the PVS800 central inverter series, ABB has released an extension to the family – a new high-power central inverter, PVS800-57B. The new central inverters, with ratings up to 2 MW, reduce overall system cost of the PV plants. The modular DC input design combined with a true mirror design provides superior flexibility for system integrators. With a 50 percent higher power density than in the preceding PVS800 models, the new PVS800-57B is one of the most compact inverters on the market both by footprint and volume per kW. This reduces installation and container space and lowers transportation costs. The larger inverter power rating also brings considerable savings on the medium voltage side by allowing larger transformers to be used.


Siemens Gamesa to supply 36 turbines in Mexico

Siemens Gamesa continues to reinforce its market position in Mexico, where it has ranked as the number-one OEM in recent years, with a new order for the supply of 76 MW.


Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energy’s ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind power plant

With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018.


Fronius: Making local support for PV installers even better

Fronius Solar Energy, the quality leader on the global solar energy market, opened a Hungarian branch office on 1st June 2017. The addition of an office near Budapest has seen the international network of the Austrian solar technology specialist grow once again. Customers in Hungary can now look forward to a faster and more reliable technical support service.


Meyer Burger continues its leadership of PERC market

Meyer Burger Technology announced the successful launch of its new MAiA EVO system as well as the receipt of an order for the first MAiA EVO from LONGi Solar Technology (Taizhou) Co., Ltd. The MAiA® EVO combines the advantages of the MAiA® platform for rear side coating of PERC solar cells with the SiNA® platform for front side cell coating and translates directly into substantial cost savings for photovoltaic manufacturers.


DONG Energy and TenneT sign first offshore grid connection agreement

TSO TenneT and wind farm developer DONG Energy have signed the grid connection agreement for the wind farm Borssele 1 & 2 off the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland. The signed agreements relate to the realization, connection, and transmission of power of DONG Energy’s Borssele wind farm with TenneT’s Borssele Alpha platform and are the first under the new Dutch tender system. In July of last year DONG Energy won the public tender by the government for the first two areas in Borssele of 700 MW.


Solarcentury partners with the EU and UNDP in powering remote communities in Eritrea

Solarcentury has been selected to design and build two solar powered mini-grids using solar PV and lithium batteries to power the communities of Areza and Maidma in Eritrea, East Africa. The €5.7million contract will showcase the use of solar hybrid power systems to provide grid quality power to 40,000 people and businesses remote from the grid and presents a model for rural electrification across Africa.


Duke Energy unveils plans for its first solar power plants in Kentucky

Duke Energy customers in Northern Kentucky will soon benefit from clean, renewable solar energy as part of the company's plans to develop its first solar facilities in the commonwealth. Duke Energy will build and operate three solar power plants on sites in Kenton and Grant counties, and the energy will be delivered directly to customers.


Senvion wins first order in Croatia

Senvion has signed a contract with the Croatian "Vjetroelektrana Orjak" for the delivery of five turbines for the Greda wind farm. The project will feature five Senvion MM92 turbines at a hub height of 80 meters and be located close to the city of Blato na Cetini in the south of the country. Senvion has also concluded a maintenance agreement for the project with a duration of 15 years.


London-based LOC carries out marine warranty surveying for Hornsea project one offshore wind farm

International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Renewables is carrying out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on what will be the world’s biggest wind farm, DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One. The site, which will consist of 174 turbines installed off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea and deliver power to more than one million homes, is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.



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