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SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and SERIS on track to reduce cost of heterojunction solar cell manufacturing

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are entering a second phase in the joint research collaboration on developing cost-effective manufacturing tools with lower cost of ownership. After an initial phase proving that an inductively coupled PECVD (ICPECVD) plasma source concept works, a new agreement was signed in which both parties continue their joint research and development efforts to industrialize highly efficient solar cell concepts. The aim of the collaboration is to develop innovative, cost-effective processes on SINGULUS’ novel mass production tools for the fabrication of crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells.

25.05.2018

Horizon 2020 Project demonstrates ‘RealValue’ in Small-Scale Energy Storage

Launched in 2015, ‘RealValue’, funded by Horizon 2020* (€12M EC funding), has just released its findings following the conclusion of the €15.5M European small-scale energy storage project. The consortium, led by Glen Dimplex and consisting of 13 partner organisations from across Europe who represent the entire electricity value chain, installed smart electric thermal storage systems (SETS) in approximately 750 properties throughout the 36-month study.

24.05.2018

Siemens Gamesa to supply 70 wind turbines to three projects

Siemens Gamesa will supply three onshore wind farms in Norway including 70 units of its Onshore OptimaFlex wind turbines. The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each feature a rated capacity of 4.2 MW and a 130 m diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on steel towers with 125 meter hub heights. The project sites with 15, 18 and 37 units are located in the Bjerkreim and Ha municipalities – approximately 50 km south-east of Stavanger. A 25-year full service agreement with a yield based availability warranty secures the long term performance of the wind farms.

24.05.2018

Investor Feedback Sees FRE PLC awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

Feedback from satisfied investors has led to Future Renewables Eco (FRE) plc being awarded the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences. FRE plc was established as a renewable company in 2015 with the aim of delivering a substantial source of income whilst encouraging an ethical and eco-friendly way of generating electricity.

24.05.2018

wpd contradicts sales rumors

Speculative reports on a possible sale of Bremer wpd AG are subject of misinformation, as the company announces today. Contrary to various false reports of the past days, there are no negotiations of the sale of company shares of the German wind farm developer, which thus contradicts speculation of alleged parties involved. "The dissemination of false or misleading information is also not relevant by frequent repetition - we would like to conclude the subject with it," it says from corporate circles.

23.05.2018

The New Sunny Boy Storage Can Integrate up to Three Batteries

Good news for anyone who wants to install a PV system with a storage system, or wants to modernize their system. For the first time, the new Sunny Boy Storage 3.7/5.0/6.0 battery inverter from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) allows up to three high-voltage batteries to be connected. If the demand for electricity increases — when charging an electric vehicle or connecting a heat pump, for example — the storage system can be expanded by an additional high-voltage battery at any time thanks to the Sunny Boy Storage 3.7/5.0/6.0. With the multistring battery inverter, PV system operators can increase self-consumption of their solar power, making them less dependent on the electric utility companies.

23.05.2018

Wind Turbine Rotor Blades Market valued at nearly US$ 33,000 Mn by the end of 2025

The global wind turbine rotor blade market is expected to surpass US$ 7 Bn in revenues by 2017-end. The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 21.2% during the period 2017-2025 and reach nearly US$ 33 Bn in revenues. According to Persistence Market Research (PMR), global wind energy installations have increased from 282.2 GW in 2012 to 486.7 GW in 2016. This is positively impacting the growth of the global wind turbine rotor blade market.

21.05.2018

wpd strenghtens Taiwan engagement – 60 onshore-turbines to be realized by 2020

The German-based wind farm developer wpd AG announced today that Taiwanese and German wpd-teams are working very hard and permanently to advance the construction and realization of its wind onshore and offshore projects in Taiwan. Currently, the teams are looking for the appropriate suppliers to 60 onshore-turbines in total by 2020.

17.05.2018

Repeat orders for Meyer Burger’s wire saws

Meyer Burger has been awarded two contracts for its DS 261 wire saws for about CHF 17.5 million from existing customers in the semiconductor industry.

15.05.2018

Global alliance for summit meeting of the wind industry – GWEC is partner at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg

The Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg is pleased to have the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as its Partner. The Global Wind Summit is the world’s biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry, comprising the leading global wind expo WindEnergy Hamburg and the global conference of the WindEurope, the European wind industry association. These two top events of the wind industry will be held side-by-side at the Hamburg Messe und Congress site from 25 to 28 September 2018.

14.05.2018

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