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Siemens Gamesa to supply 22 turbines at two wind farms being developed by Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables in Spain

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), the leading turbine OEM in Spain, where it has installed over 13 GW, has secured an order from Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables for the supply of 22 turbines to two wind farms being developed in Spain, with combined capacity of 64 MW. Both wind farms are the result of the renewable power capacity allocated to the energy company in the auction held by the Spanish government last May.

20.12.2017

wpd windmanager concludes agency agreement with Impax Asset Management

Following new projects in France and Finland, wpd windmanager further expands its international activities by agreeing to perform the business management of a Polish wind farm in Kisielice, around 90 kilometers southeast of Gdansk. The wind farm consists of 21 Enercon E82 wind turbines, with 2 MW capacity each.

20.12.2017

The two branches of Fraunhofer IWES are to become independent institutes

Since its founding in 2009, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES has grown to almost 600 employees. As part of their strategic development and alignment, both divisions of the institute have developed largely independent profiles. The Executive Board and Senate of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have therefore decided to continue the branches of the institute as independent institutes as of January 2018: as IEE and IWES. For customers and industry partners, the sharpening of the profile will facilitate a clear allocation of activities.

20.12.2017

ABB central inverter solutions installed at the biggest PV plant in Colombia

ABB’s PVS800 central inverters are successfully feeding power to the National Interconnected System (SIN) of Colombia at the first megawatt-scale PV power plant in the country. The Celsia Solar Yumbo project, located in Valle de Cauca, Colombia, is the first PV power plant connected to the National Interconnected System. The project was constructed by Prodiel as an EPC and is operated by Celsia.

20.12.2017

Solar Frontier Achieves World Record Thin-Film Solar Cell Efficiency of 22.9%

Solar Frontier K.K., the world’s largest provider of CIS solar energy solutions, has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. In joint research with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 22.9% conversion efficiency on a 1cm2 cell using its CIS technology. Independently verified by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in November, this record achieved 0.3 percentage points over the current world record of 22.6% that was set by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in February 2016.

20.12.2017

Global 100% Renewable Energy platform announces new Executive Committee

Global 100% RE is the first global initiative that advocates 100% renewable energy. This unique platform builds on projects that are already taking place on national, regional and local levels and steers the global discourse on renewable energy towards 100% RE as the new normal.

19.12.2017

TÜV Rheinland performs site suitability assessment for Siemens Gamesa

TÜV Rheinland has successfully completed two new site suitability assessment projects on behalf of Siemens Gamesa. One project assessed the suitability of 2.0/2.1 MW type G114 wind turbines for a wind farm in the USA, the other the suitability of the 2.65 MW version for a wind farm in North Africa.

15.12.2017

Ramboll, BBB and CUBE: Strong in wind – now under one name

The onshore wind experts in the German companies BBB and CUBE have been part of Ramboll since August 2016 – in January 2018 they will change names to Ramboll. Now, 350 wind energy experts provide a full range of services globally.

15.12.2017

Schletter Group: Solar Power for German University in Jordan

Since November, the German Jordanian University in Madaba, south of the capital Amman, has been producing its own solar power. The 2.11 MW PV plant was installed on Schletter Group roof and carport systems. The project was commissioned by the Jordanian project developer FB Group.

19.12.2017

Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin to merge with SolarBuyer

As of January 1, 2018, the Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) will acquire 100 percent of the shares in the US company SolarBuyer. SolarBuyer is a leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services for buyers and investors in the solar industry. As a specialist in ensuring the manufacturing quality of solar modules and inverters, SolarBuyer has conducted more than 230 factory audits covering more than 62 GW of production capacity.

18.12.2017

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