SUN & WIND ENERGY opens its archive!

As of now, SUN & WIND ENERGY opens its archives. You can browse, read and download every article that has been published since 2003. It’s a special service to our readers – and it’s for free!

01.12.2016

I’m angry

Volker Buddensiek

Our editor in chief is upset! He constantly stumbles across people who complain about crowing roosters, power lines, wind turbines, and virtually anything else that might disturb their view from the breakfast table.

22.09.2014

Iranian PV plant 2,300m above sea level produces nearly 3,000 MWh per year

Fronius recently installed an inverter for the PV system of an Iranian cement manufacturer strengthening its position in the market. The operator is able to monitor the system using the Fronius Solar.web analysis tool.

22.02.2018

Germany: Solar thermal loses out to other renewables

In Germany 2017 was the weakest year for solar thermal collector sales in more than a decade, according to the combined statistics by associations BDH and BSW-Solar. Their data reveals that only 78,000 systems were sold last year. The newly installed collector area added up to 625,000 m², down 16 % from 2016 and as much as 72 % from the boom year of 2008. It was an astonishingly poor showing, considering the strong growth in the construction industry and the high incentive amounts available in Germany.

20.02.2018

Danfoss and SMA subsidiary coneva GmbH add green energy solutions to your supermarket’s daily offer

Supermarkets will become a major pillar of the energy transition. Through an intelligent energy management, they will not only be able to substantially save on energy costs, but also delivering flexibility that allows us to integrate more renewable energy into the energy grid. Danfoss A/S and SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) will demonstrate this in a pilot project in an aktiv&irma supermarket in Oldenburg.

21.02.2018

Senvion wins 101,2 MW EPC project from ReNew Power

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been awarded a 101,2 MW project from ReNew Power - one of India's largest clean energy companies, to deliver the Bhuwad Wind Project (part of Round 2 bidding from Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited - a company of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India) in Gujarat, in a sign of growing emphasis on renewable energy in India.

21.02.2018
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A key challenge for renewable energy plant and utility operators is the selection of the optimum size of lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system to deliver maximum operational and financial benefit. This is because an ESS can have several different roles: control of ramp rates; power smoothing; power shaping/shifting; peak shaving; frequency regulation. Only by understanding its required role and the specifics of each site can we can specify the right ESS for the job.

Filling Station of the Future to Deliver Electricity, Hydrogen or Methane

Cars equipped with electric engines or other alternative drives are making major inroads. Scientists at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) set out to develop a suitable filling station for these vehicles. Launched in mid-February 2018, this project goes to create a fuel 'pump' for the future. This dispenser is to deliver renewable electrical power, hydrogen and methane in the most efficient, cost-effective and purpose-driven way possible. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding this project with around €1.3 million. It will run for five years as part QUARREE 100, an initiative to test an urban quarter's fully renewable power supply.

20.02.2018

E.ON builds new 57‑MW wind park in Italy

Start of construction of Morcone project. (Photo: E.ON)

E.ON has begun construction of a new onshore wind farm in Italy. Nineteen turbines of the three-megawatt class from the Danish manufacturer Vestas will provide clean energy in the future. The wind farm was the largest project awarded by the Italian government at an auction in 2016.

19.02.2018

European Solar Prize 2018 is open for entries

The European Solar Prize of EUROSOLAR e. V. enters the next round! From today on, applications and proposals in the field of renewable energy can be submitted in ten different categories. The call for entries is addressed to local actors of the energy transition, who point the way in the right direction by means of innovation and commitment. Cities/communities, architects, municipal and private companies, associations, organisations and cooperatives, journalists and of course citizens, who actively support the transition to renewables, can apply.

19.02.2018

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