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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

BELECTRIC expands cooperation with Luxcara and takes over maintenance and operations at existing PV power plants in France

BELECTRIC France S.a.r.l. and Hamburg-based Luxcara are expanding their cooperation in the operation and maintenance (O&M) of PV power plants in France. Long-term service agreements have been signed for an additional three facilities with a total capacity of some 25 MWp. The PV power plants are being added to the portfolio that BELECTRIC already services for Luxcara, expanding it from roughly 38 MWp to a total of approximately 63 MWp. Luxcara and BELECTRIC have been working together for many years in Germany and Italy.

23.11.2017

DeGrussa solar hybrid project: Standard and blueprint for a reliable and sustainable energy supply for remote mines and industries

juwi’s award winning solar hybrid project at Sandfire Resources DeGrussa Copper/Gold Mine has been successfully operating for more than one year. The DeGrussa Solar Project is the world’s largest Off-grid solar hybrid project for mining and has saved the mine several million litres of Diesel. The project was voted Project of the year 2016 during the Energy and Mines Magazine World Congress in Toronto at the end of 2016.

23.11.2017

IMEON ENERGY signs a partnership agreement for the distribution of its hybrid inverters for self-consumption with Leclanché

On October 30, 2017 Imeon Energy has signed a new partnership agreement with Swiss based battery manufacturer Leclanché, to resell its solar inverters for self-consumption with storage. Following the contract signature, Imeon Energy will supply Leclanché with its new generation of IMEON inverters integrating an Artificial Intelligence able to understand its environment in order to adapt its operating strategy to respect the objectives of the users.

23.11.2017

Ingeteam wins a new contract in the United Kingdom for the maintenance of 200 MW

Ingeteam has won a new operation and maintenance contract for two wind farms in the United Kingdom. This is a key contract for Ingeteam, making it the company to hold the world record for maintained power. With contracts totaling more than 12 GW of maintained power throughout the world, Ingeteam has strengthened its position as the leading ISP (Independent Service Provider) of operation and maintenance services at energy generation plants.

22.11.2017

Artificial Intelligence boosts efficiency for solar and wind

Artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly automate operations over the next several years in the solar and wind industries and boost efficiencies across the renewable energy sector, according to a new DNV GL position paper. The position paper “Making Renewables Smarter: The benefits, risks, and future of artificial intelligence in solar and wind” explores where artificial intelligence like machine learning will have an impact to increase efficiencies in the renewables industry. Areas include decision making and planning, condition monitoring, robotics, inspections, certifications and supply chain optimization, but also the way technical work is carried out.

22.11.2017

Fronius Ohmpilot receives award for innovation

Energy sector integration is coming increasingly to the fore in the generation and use of renewable energy. In order to efficiently harness the effects of synergies, the electricity, heating and transport sectors are growing closer together. To facilitate such collaboration, solar technology specialist Fronius has developed the Fronius Ohmpilot – a solution that allows water to be heated from excess electricity. With this technology, owners of photovoltaic systems will be able to significantly improve their rate of self-consumption while also cutting costs. Fronius has recently received the MTP Gold Medal Award at the Polish GreenPower trade fair for this latest offering. The prize is awarded for outstanding innovation and highlights the pioneering role of Fronius in the development of solar technology.

22.11.2017

Africa GreenTec installs first solar container in Niger

After the launch of the project in Mali in 2014, the start-up Africa GreenTec has now successfully commissioned its first solar container in the Tahoua region of Niger. The container relies on a mobile 41-kWp photovoltaic installation and a 60-kWh battery storage system to provide electricity to the village of Amaloul Nomade, which is not connected to the national grid. Thanks to solar power, residents of the village can now work and learn, even after dark. The construction, transport and installation of the 40-foot solar container was made possible by private investors and the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

22.11.2017

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES books in order from additional customer to supply production systems for CIGS solar modules

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has signed a contract to supply several CIGS production systems of the type TENUIS II for wet-chemical coating processes with the subsidiary of a major listed energy company and manufacturer of solar modules from China and has today received the agreed payment on account. The contract volume is in the higher single-digit millions.

21.11.2017

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