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PBES Norway and Norwegian Solar AS announce Partnership Agreement on Containerized Storage for Solar Projects

PBES and Norwegian Solar AS today announced a partnership agreement to provide PBES energy storage to support solar power generation in global markets. PBES will supply containerized storage solutions for Norwegian Solar’s systems being deployed in the USA and Saudi Arabia. This partnership underscores the rapid development of solar energy around the world, and the need for energy storage providers to create innovative flexible solutions to ensure maximum feasibility for renewables projects.


ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus offers new funding opportunities for transnational Smart Energy projects

ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus (ERA-Net SG+), an initiative involving national and regional funding programmes from 21 European countries and regions has already initiated 29 projects from the first and second joint call, totalling 52,5 Mio EUR funds help developing advanced solutions for the future energy systems across Europe. The new joint call for transnational projects call, launched 14th September is now open for applications for transnational Smart Energy projects.


Volvo Cars electrification strategy recognised by United Nations

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has been recognised by the United Nations for its ground-breaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The report, launched earlier this week at the Global Compact’s annual high-level meeting in New York, focuses on the progress that Global Compact members have made in supporting the delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights 10 chief executives that have taken particularly bold and disruptive action, including Volvo Cars’ president and chief executive, Håkan Samuelsson.


How Solar Technologies Can Help Emerging Markets Overcome the Kilowatt Divide

"I agree with Elon Musk of Tesla that Africa is going to leapfrog into the power sector with new technologies," says Joseph Inyang, Chief Technology Officer of Juststandout Limited, during a podcast interview for journalists. Juststandout Limited is a mechanical and electrical company based in Lagos, Nigeria that focuses on providing alternative power solutions, and according to Inyang, emerging markets which includes many African nations struggle with what he personally coined the "kilowatt divide".


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will deliver its D8 platform for Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe-Le Tréport projects in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, through its fully owned subsidiary Adwen France SAS, plans to deliver its 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the D8, in two projects off the French coast, namely Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, for a total of almost 1 GW. The direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD8 model following Siemens Gamesa’s decision to focus its sales efforts on one 8MW platform. As a result, the manufacturing of the AD8 will be discontinued while further developments of the technology will be part of the company’s comprehensive product portfolio review.


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy appoints Alan Feeley as Chief Cyber Security Officer

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has appointed Alan Feeley as its new Chief Cyber Security Officer. In addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Information Officer, he will expand and manage the company’s operational framework for cyber security and will consolidate all security developments in the context of the digital transformation of SGRE after the merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power. In this role, Alan Feeley will work closely with the Technology and Product Security Departments, Corporate Security, and HR.


Quercus’ 600 MW Iranian solar project marks new milestone in UK-Iran trade

Marking one of the largest single investments in Iran’s energ sector by a UK firm since the lifting of international sanctions in 2016, Quercus – one of the world’s largest renewable energy investors specialising in utility-scale renewable energy projects – announces the launch of its 600 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant (“Iran project”).


DNV GL announces successful verification of two nacelle-based LiDAR systems

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and renewables certification body, today announced the successful verification of two nacelle-based LiDAR systems at their test site in Janneby, Northern Germany. The campaigns included the verification of an Avent WindIris 4-beam as well as an ZephIR DM LiDAR system.


Energy Storage Europe 2018 is continuing its success story

Over the past three years, the visitor numbers of the trade fair and conference Energy Storage Europe grew by an average of 54 per cent to most recently more than 4,200 industry representatives. During the same period, the number of exhibitors increased to a total of 160. After this year’s move from the congress center into its own exhibition hall, Messe Düsseldorf expects further growth. The high share of trade visitors (99.8 percent) and the world´s most comprehensive conference programme will ensure the continuation of this success story. Energy Storage Europe 2018 will take place in Düsseldorf from March 13th to 15th.


TÜV SÜD expands partnership with MIRDC in Taiwan

TÜV SÜD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwan’s Metals Industry Research & Development Center (MIRDC), CR Classification Society, Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan Electronic Research and Testing Center and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research. The MoU addresses collaboration between these bodies over research, testing and certification activities in connection with offshore wind farms in Taiwan. The partnership has the support of the Taiwanese government.



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