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Enerray delivers 964kWp solar rooftop to global US e-commerce giant

Global turnkey solar developer and O&M provider Enerray has designed and installed a 965 kWp rooftop PV system to a global e-commerce giant, at its new logistics center in Passo Corese, central Italy. The clean electricity produced at the site will be used to power the facility’s operations, delivering an impressive annual rate of return over 20 years of 11.4%.

09.01.2018

Tigo Releases New TS4 Product as the Most Cost-effective Rapid Shutdown Solution with Powerline Communication

Tigo®, pioneer of the Smart Modular Flex MLPE platform, today announced its new TS4-F (Fire Safety) to join the current TS4 Platform of integrated and retrofit/add-on junction box covers. As the most cost-effective rapid shutdown solution in the TS4 Platform, the TS4-F will accompany the family of products in the form of integrated PV modules by manufacturers worldwide. Consult your preferred PV module supplier or visit Tigo’s website for the new "integrated TS4-F" or "retrofit/add-on TS4-R-F," available in Q1 2018.

08.01.2018

Solar finance expert and social entrepreneur appointed CFO of leading African renewable energy company Fenix International

Fenix International, a next generation energy company operating across Africa, adds a former Wall Street Director turned social entrepreneur to its core leadership team. Joshua Romisher joins the energy and financial services company as Chief Financial Officer. Before Josh served as VP of Corporate Finance at Off Grid Electric, where he became a well-respected energy finance expert. In his most recent position at Off Grid Electric, Romisher played a critical role in raising innovative debt and equity financing for the solar home system company.

08.01.2018

Joint Venture of JP Énergie Environnement and Caisse des Dépôts acquires two of BELECTRIC’s French solar projects

BELECTRIC has successfully sold two of its French solar projects to a Joint Venture of JP Énergie Environnement (51 %) and Caisse des Dépôts (49 %). BELECTRIC France has developed the solar plants with a combined size of around 15MWp. In March 2017 the projects were awarded a feed-in remuneration by the French government (bidding round „AO CRE4“). At the beginning of this year BELECTRIC will start as EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) contractor the construction works on behalf of the new owners. Commissioning is anticipated in Mid-2018.

03.01.2018

Siemens Gamesa lands 262 MW turbine supply and 15-year maintenance contract

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order for the installation of 125 of its G97-2.1MW turbines (total capacity of 262.5 MW) at the Egyptian wind farm Gulf of Suez, of Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SA.
Specifically, the company received this order from the consortium comprised by the French energy group ENGIE, the Japanese independent power providers Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, and the Egyptian engineering and construction firm Orascom Construction.

03.01.2018

Over £2.8m raised in 2 weeks for a community owned wind farm

Energy Prospects is one of the co-operative owners of Mean Moor Community Wind Farm, along with High Winds and Baywind, and has raised the funds to pay-off part of the loan that MMCWF has from Thrive Renewables. Financing from Thrive was used by MMCWF to purchase the Mean Moor project from a commercial developer. It is thought this is the first time that a community organisation has purchased a wind farm from a developer.

02.01.2018

TRIG Investment in Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm

The Board of The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed an investment to acquire a 14.7% indirect equity interest in the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, a 316.8MW project located in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk.

27.12.2017

German PV repowering trend to continue in 2018

Second-hand module trading at SecondSol increased by 30% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year. Although the cold winter months significantly reduced activity, a general upward trend in repowering is clearly evident.

21.12.2017

Schneider Electric is working to restore power to Puerto Rico with a unique off-grid solution

Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico over 90 days ago and many residents are still without power making this the longest major blackout in U.S. history. Officials have estimated it could take four to six months to restore the power grid to full functionality. Schneider Electric is supporting the rebuild of several major solar and energy storage plants and aiding the locals by rapidly deploying off-grid products to regain power to their homes.

21.12.2017

Senvion wins 100mn+ deal with full EPC scope in Australia

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract with Pacific Hydro to deliver the Crowlands Wind Farm north of Ararat in Victoria in a sign that investor confidence in renewable energy is strong in Victoria.

21.12.2017

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Younicos has signed an agreement with Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) in Alaska to design, install and commission an upgraded 3 MW battery-based energy storage system on Kodiak Island that will replace a system that was installed by the company in 2012. The project is expected to be complete by mid-August 2017, in time to support increased seasonal levels of wind power on the island.

Continuing success for Siemens’ direct-drive onshore wind turbines in Germany: The company has been awarded three further contracts for the supply and installation of 13 of its gearless turbines in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. For the WPD Windpark Damme GmbH & Co. KG, Siemens will install and commission six units of the latest type SWT-3.3-130. A project in Karlum in the northern part of Schleswig-Holstein will receive seven units of the type SWT-3.0- 113. The deals include a long-term service agreement for 15 and 20 years respectively.