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The deputy chairman of the SolarPACES Executive Committee, Professor Zhifeng Wang, presented this year’s innovation award to Wacker’s head of R&D, Dr. Fridolin Stary, Royal Tech CSP Limited strategy director, Dou Huaixin, and Wacker project manager, Erich Schaffer (from left to right). Image: SolarPACES

Wacker Receives SolarPACES Innovation Award for New Heat-Transfer Fluid

2017-12-14 |

The Munich based chemical company Wacker and Royal Tech CSP Limited, a Chinese specialist for the development and promotion of highly efficient solar thermal systems based on concentrated solar power technologies, have received the Technology Innovation Award from the SolarPACES technology network. Read more...

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The deputy chairman of the SolarPACES Executive Committee, Professor Zhifeng Wang, presented this year’s innovation award to Wacker’s head of R&D, Dr. Fridolin Stary, Royal Tech CSP Limited strategy director, Dou Huaixin, and Wacker project manager, Erich Schaffer (from left to right). Image: SolarPACES

Wacker Receives SolarPACES Innovation Award for New Heat-Transfer Fluid

2017-12-14

The Munich based chemical company Wacker and Royal Tech CSP Limited, a Chinese specialist for the development and promotion of highly efficient solar thermal systems based on concentrated solar power technologies, have received the Technology Innovation Award from the SolarPACES technology network. Read more...

From left to right: Dan Fallon (Global Engineering and Construction, AES), Ekin Niksarli (Director Business Development EurAsia SBU, AES Netherlands Holding BV), Olivier Marquette (President, AES Bulgaria, Head of Business Development EurAsia SBU, AES), Upma Koul (Sales Director, Middle East, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions), Javier Cavada (President, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions), Pekka Tolonen (Director, Solar, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions). Image: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä builds 52 MWp solar PV power plant in Jordan

2017-12-14

The technology group Wärtsilä today announced it has signed an EPC contract to supply a 52 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to AM Solar BV/ Jordan, a joint venture between energy provider AES Jordan and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The order was booked in November 2017. Read more...

The new BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled “Modular battery storage system supplies balancing energy” (12/2017) presents the large-capacity M5Bat storage system in Aachen. Image: BINE, Franz Meyer

Large-scale battery storage system in field trial

2017-12-12

Ensuring the continuous stability of the electricity grid is posing increasing technical challenges for the grid operators. One possibility is to use large-scale battery storage systems to compensate for temporary fluctuations between the supply and demand. Read more...

Picture from better days: solar park, built by Phoenix Solar. Claims from the US can no longer served by the company. Image: Phoenix Solar

Phoenix Solar AG is forced to file for insolvency

2017-12-11

Reimbursement claims exceed financial capabilities Read more...

Solar and wind power cause by far the lowest indirect greenhouse gas emissions. This is the result of a new study by PIK. Image: Naturstrom AG

Transformation to wind and solar could be achieved with low indirect greenhouse gas emissionsDifferent

2017-12-11

Different low carbon technologies from wind or solar energy to fossil carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) differ greatly when it comes to indirect greenhouse gas emissions in their life cycle. Read more...

The Universidad Francisco Gavidia has a newly installed 784 kilowatt PV rooftop system. Image: Kaco

Campus in San Salvador goes green with solar energy

2017-12-08

Kaco new energy announced today it supplied 784 kilowatts of inverter power for the Universidad Francisco Gavidia, a University in San Salvador, El Salvador. Read more...

"Europe is the continent with the largest and oldest fleet of solar plants, we need proper health care for the assets to meet performance expectations“, said James Watson, CEO of SolarPower Europe. Image: First Solar

Optimising Europe's solar plants: Definitive guidance to support further solar growth

2017-12-08

SolarPower Europe has launched its 2.0 Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guidelines at the O&M and Asset Management Conference. Read more...

While manpower and pack animals carried the building materials for the hut up over steep rocks nearly 100 years ago, installation of the 17 kWp photovoltaic system and 61 kWh battery storage system was made possible through the use of helicopters. Image: Qinous

Alpine shelter equipped with energy storage system

2017-12-07

Qinous, the Berlin-based manufacturer of turnkey energy storage systems, together with Solare Energie and Bridge Executive Consulting, has equipped the Hochleckenhaus in the Höllengebirge with an energy storage system, a PV plant, and an associated off-grid and energy management system for the Austrian Alpine Association. The hut can now boast of having the most advanced off-grid network in the Alpine region. Read more...

India is one of the strongest growth markets in Asia for SMA. Image: SMA

SMA Exceeds 3 GW Solar Inverter Sales in India

2017-12-07

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has sold more than 1 gigawatt of solar inverters into all market segments in India in 2017. Sales in the commercial segment have even doubled compared to last year. Read more...

Wind turbines at Petchaburi Thailand on the hill is mountain. Thailand finds that decreasing imports of fossil fuels and increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix to 37 per cent would improve energy security and reduce the cost of Thailand’s energy system. Image: IRENA

Renewable Energy Can Account for 37% of Thailand’s Energy Mix by 2036

2017-12-07

With a stronger and more ambitious energy development plan, Thailand’s share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption could surpass its national target by a quarter and reach more than 37 per cent by 2036, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy of Thailand. Read more...

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