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Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2017 and Symposium 'The Energy Transition in Europe'

Promoting the successful implementation of renewable energies – with this intention EUROSOLAR has been honoring cities, municipalities, architects, communal and private companies, associations, organizations and cooperatives, journalists and, of course, citizens who actively support the energy transition with the Solar Prizes for 24 years. Pioneers and leaders are put into the focus of public attention and illustrate how the realistic and practicable use of renewable energy is possible and how it contributes to the complete transformation of the energy system.

09.11.2017

AEG solar modules for German armed forces projects in Nigeria

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In cooperation with energy-solution provider Daystar Power, Solar Solutions GmbH has delivered AEG solar modules for a German armed forces project in Nigeria. The AEG high-performance modules form part of three German armed forces projects supported under the framework of cooperation between Germany and Nigeria. Solar Solutions GmbH delivered their high quality polycrystalline AEG modules series AS-P605-250.

09.11.2017

NORD/LB in leading role to finance one of Europe's biggest onshore wind projects

NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank successfully financed the 650 MW Markbygden project located in Norrbottens, North Sweden. The project will be the largest single onshore wind farm in Europe with a total investment of approximately EUR 800m. The project financing is close of EUR 500m and has been structured as a combination of commercial debt and development finance. NORD/LB acted as Mandated Lead Arranger and ECA advisor to the sponsors helping to structure the tranche covered by Euler Hermes. The total debt package was provided by the European Investment Bank, NORD/LB, KfW Ipex and HSH Nordbank. Euler Hermes is providing political and commercial risk insurance.

08.11.2017

Siemens Gamesa obtains revenues of €11 billion with an EBIT margin of 7% in FY17

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today presented its results. Regarding fiscal year 2017, revenue increased by 5% to €10,964 million, while underlying EBIT was €774 million (-18%) with an EBIT margin of 7%.

06.11.2017

More accurate North Sea wind information cuts cost of offshore wind energy

ECN, KNMI and Whiffle are working on a new atlas featuring accurate information about North Sea winds for use in wind energy applications. Clarity with regard to the average amount of wind and how often wind speeds reach extreme levels will enable a more accurate estimate of how much wind energy you can generate and how robust wind turbines need to be made to prevent damage or failure. Greater certainty about the potential performance of your wind farm also makes it possible to secure cheaper loans from investors. This reduces the cost of offshore wind energy, a key target set by the Dutch government.

06.11.2017

Lincoln Clean Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 250 MW Willow Springs Texas Wind Farm

Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and a leading developer of wind and solar projects across the U.S., announced today that it has reached commercial operation of its Willow Springs project, a 250 megawatt wind farm in Haskell County, Texas. The wind farm is expected to generate approximately 1,000,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy per year.

08.11.2017

Linel Offers Powered-by-Solaria Architectural Solar Solutions to Answer Industry Demand for Sloped Glazing Systems

Solaria Corporation, global provider of solar module technologies, and, Linel, a premier fabricator of customized architectural glass and metal products, today announced that architects can now access building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions, from Linel, powered-by-Solaria. For decades, Linel has taken projects from design to installation as a full life-cycle subcontractor whose materials and suppliers are directly influenced by the needs of project architects. Linel now offers BIPV sloped glazing systems to answer a growing demand for architectural solar solutions from building developers and designers producing leading edge plans for new projects.

07.11.2017

Efforts to address climate through clean energy lag in emerging markets

Two years since the signing of the Paris climate agreement and eight years after Copenhagen, countries on both side of the rich-poor divide are falling short on promises made to address climate change through clean energy investment, research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) finds.

06.11.2017

KACO new energy sets up presence in Taiwan

At the beginning of the year, the inverter manufacturer KACO new energy strengthened its presence in the growth market of South East Asia by appointing a Territory Manager. This announcement set the course for rapid expansion in Taiwan, one of the fastest-growing markets for photovoltaics. The company now has its own representation marketing the “Made in Germany” technology on the island, where the government plans to install new photovoltaic capacity of more than 18 gigawatts by 2025.

03.11.2017

MHI Vestas finds root cause of August 4 turbine prototype incident

An expansive investigation, conducted by an independent investigator, has concluded that the August 4 prototype incident in Østerild, DK was caused by a faulty component that was damaged during installation within the prototype’s converter module, and that the procedure was unique to a prototype environment.

03.11.2017

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