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Wind on track to become Europe's number one electricity source

Wind energy is set to become the leading source of electricity in the EU soon after 2030. This is according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), ‘World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2017,’ released today.

14.11.2017

Ingeteam surpasses 40 GW milestone of installed wind power capacity

Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 40 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide thanks to record sales of its converter product lines. This significant achievement underpins the growth the company experienced in its core markets, with an addition of an impressive 10 GW globally in just two years.

14.11.2017

First Solar Modules Deliver Eco-Efficient Solar for Obton in the Netherlands

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that its high-performance thin film photovoltaic modules would power two utility-scale photovoltaic solar power plants in the Netherlands, developed by Denmark’s Obton. Obton broke ground on the first project, a 13.92 MW facility today, while a second, 4.4 MW, project is expected to come online in mid-2018. Both projects are located in Stadskanaal and have secured licenses under the country’s SDE+ renewable energy program.

13.11.2017

$25.38/MWh bid sets new record low for 24/7 block mixing wind and solar at Chile tender

Verano Capital, an American project developer headquartered in Santiago, announced today that the 47 MW solar project they initially developed was selected in Chile’s latest energy tender with a winning bid at $25.38/MWh, the lowest 24/7 block price combining solar and wind ever recorded in the history of energy tenders.

10.11.2017

Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin creates subsidiary in India

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created a subsidiary based in Delhi, India. In one of the most important markets worldwide for photovoltaics, there is particularly high demand for PI Berlin’s services, such as laboratory tests for modules and quality assurance in the planning, construction and operation of photovoltaic plants.

14.11.2017

juwi commissions two solar projects in Turkey

The German juwi group, one of the world’s leading project developers and EPC service providers in the field of renewable energies, successfully put into operation two large solar projects in Turkey. The first project consists of an 18.6MW portfolio which is located in the cities of Konya and Nevşehir, the second one is located in the city of Burdur and has an installed capacity of 1.1MW.

09.11.2017

SMA Solar Technology AG: Strong Growth in Asia Results in Considerable Leap in Earnings in Third Quarter of 2017

From January to September 2017, SMA Solar Technology AG sold PV inverters with a total output of 5.9 GW, thereby surpassing the previous year. Sales decreased to €592.5 million. The main cause of this was the weak business with central inverters for large-scale PV power plants in North America. The Asian markets recorded extremely positive development with an increase in sales of 43%, and SMA also saw rising sales in the EMEA region. There was significant growth momentum emanating in particular from the storage and service business during the reporting period.

09.11.2017

First phase of 212 MW Lincoln Gap wind farm converts into firm order

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been issued notice to proceed under a contract to install the first 35 turbines of the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia. The wind farm will feature the Senvion 3.6M140 EBC turbine, which will be the first from Senvion's three-megawatt range to be installed in Australia. Senvion first announced it had a conditional contract in place to deliver over 300 MW of wind energy for Nexif Energy for the Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia and the Glen Innes wind farm in New South Wales in February 2017.

13.11.2017

E.ON Wind Service attracts significant onshore wind customer in Scotland

E.ON Wind Service has recently won a significant long term contract in Scotland, after entering the UK onshore wind third party service market in June 2017. Under the contract E.ON will provide full operation and maintenance services to Drone Hill Wind Farm, located near Coldingham in the Scottish Borders.

09.11.2017

Meyer Burger divests its non-PV related diamond wire production business to Thermocompact Group

On 1 March 2017, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced its decision to discontinue the proprietary wire production for diamond wire at Diamond Materials Tech Inc. (DMT) in Colorado Springs, USA. Meyer Burger has signed a binding asset purchase agreement with Thermocompact Group now, which will acquire the remaining DMT business for an amount of about USD 6 million in cash. The closing of the transaction is expected by mid-December 2017. As a result of this transaction, about 25 employees will be transferred to Thermocompact Group. The diamond wire business previously serving PV-related applications has already been closed by Meyer Burger during the first half-year of 2017.

14.11.2017

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