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New onshore wind projects in Germany: Siemens Gamesa announces five orders including 20 turbines

New orders for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) from Germany: The company will equip a total of five wind farms with its onshore wind turbines. For project locations in eastern and northern Germany, orders have been placed for a total of 20 turbines. Products from the manufacturer's wide product portfolio will be deployed. The total capacity adds up to around 52.3 MW.

28.03.2018

Ingeteam reaches the milestone of 50 GW in the supply of power converters for renewable energy plants

Ingeteam has reached the milestone of 50 GW in the supply of power converters for renewable energy plants. To obtain the same amount of power from coal, it would have been necessary to burn 36 million tons of coal that would have emitted 110 million tons of carbon dioxide.

27.03.2018

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Inks Collaboration with Envision

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) announced it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Envision, a leading digital energy company, to develop advanced predictive analytics in the area of photovoltaic (PV) module degradation and failures.

27.03.2018

Total becomes a founding partner of the Cathay Smart Energy Fund

Total Energy Ventures (‘TEV’), Hubei High Technology Investment Guiding Fund Management Co., Ltd. (‘Hubei High Tech’), and Cathay Capital have signed a Heads of Agreement to launch the Cathay Smart Energy Fund, an investment fund dedicated to energy sector in China.

27.03.2018

ABB’s new solar power storage solution, REACT 2, achieves 90 percent energy self-reliance

ABB’s new REACT 2 inverter and energy storage solution includes a high-voltage Li-ion battery with a long life and a storage capacity of up to 12 kWh. The modular solution can grow with the needs of any household from 4 kWh to 12 kWh and significantly reduce electricity charges thanks to an achievable energy self-reliance of up to 90 percent.

21.03.2018

Trina Solar Launches New Smart PV Solution – TrinaPro

On March 21, 2018, Trina Solar has launched a new smart PV solution, TrinaPro, in its global headquarter in Changzhou (China). TrinaPro is designed for utility-scale ground mounted PV systems. It is the result of Trina Solar’s full cooperation agreement with Huawei Technologies Co., LTD, Sungrow Power Supply Co., LTD, as well as its strategic cooperation agreement with Nclave Renewable S.L., respectively.

23.03.2018

Easing the Transition to Renewables with Science

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) celebrated its 30th anniversary on March 16, 2018. An internationally renowned institute, ZSW is a key player in applied research aimed to investigate emerging energy technologies. Joining forces with industrial enterprises, its scientists develop sustainable energy technologies. They also furnish reports to brief policymakers on their analyses of the energy system. The institute's three locations at Stuttgart, Ulm and Widderstall focus on renewable energies, energy storage and climate-friendly mobility. Its revenues rose to €30 million at the latest count, the majority of which is funding from third parties. The researchers will commemorate ZSW's anniversary with a ceremony to be held this fall.

23.03.2018

SMA Introduces Utility Power Rack to North American Market

SMA is now taking orders for its Utility Power Rack 5000/5500, a highly integrated, turnkey solution that offers up to 40 percent integration cost savings over alternative solutions. It is completely pre-assembled for easy set up and commissioning, reducing time-consuming labor processes in the field and minimizing installation risk.

21.03.2018

Astronergy upgrades production line in Germany

Frankfurt (Oder), 21 March 2018 – The solar module manufacturer Astronergy has upgraded the first of its five production lines to enable significantly higher throughput. This will allow the company – a subsidiary of the Chint Group, a leading international manufacturer of industrial electronics – to cut the unit costs of its modules and thus to ensure it remains competitive in the German and European markets. Astronergy has been continuously investing in and optimizing its manufacturing lines since 2014, in order to ensure its production in Germany is always at the cutting edge of technology.

21.03.2018

Solar park by IBC SOLAR supplies Indian tea plantation

IBC SOLAR, a global leader in photovoltaic systems and energy storage, has completed its seventh major project on the Indian subcontinent. The project is part of India’s open access policy, which offers private investors an incentive to invest in the power generation sector. Along with the three megawatt (MW) project in Tamil Nadu, IBC SOLAR also built a large-scale PV plant in southern India for the first time.

21.03.2018

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