The International Renewable Energy Congress
The International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners around the world on recent developments in the fields of renewable energy.  
4th Global Geothermal Energy Summit
ACI’s 4th Geothermal Energy Summit will provide a unique peer-to-peer learning platform with plenty of networking opportunities with key decision makers in the geothermal power industry.
Biomethane for France: WELTEC Receives Order for Biogas Project with Gas Processing
French agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are presently used for energy production.
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Low cost foundations could cut wind energy costs by 10% over next decade

Low cost foundations could cut wind energy costs by 10% over next decade


The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is joining forces with Statoil, Statkraft, EON, DONG Energy and Universal Foundation, in close co-operation with Aalborg University, to undertake...

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Solar farms could create hotspots of biodiversity for decades

Solar farms could create hotspots of biodiversity for decades

Solar farms could be transformed into an oasis of plant and wildlife and help reverse declining numbers of bumblebees following the publication of new industry guidelines to support biodiversity.
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Material and energy recycling of waste

Material and energy recycling of waste

In December 2010 the European Commission issued a new guideline which no longer sees waste as an unnecessary burden but rather as a valuable resource. The waste hierarchy distinguishes five stages: waste...

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Solar Trade Mission Saudi Arabia

Solar Trade Mission Saudi Arabia

The perfect way to discover, evaluate and build partnerships in the Saudi Arabia solar market. Following upon the success of this event in November 2013, Solarplaza will again organize the Solar Trade...

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5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power

5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power

We are thrilled to announce our 2014 series - 5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 22-25 Sept, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea, co-hosted by EnerOne. With Japan and South Korea's march towards clean...

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The 6th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2014

The 6th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2014

As China’s photovoltaic industry has frequently encountered anti-dumping and anti-subsidy in foreign countries, most people focus on the solution that the government adopts to deal with the crisis....

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IPPO ENERGY S.r.l.

IPPO ENERGY S.r.l.

IPPO ENERGY S.r.l. is part of the JO Group, cluster of five Italian companies and two non-profit organisations. IPPO ENERGY is an Energy Service Company (ESCo), which has its core business in the implementation...

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VRG Energy India Ltd.

VRG Energy India Ltd.

Over the decades, harnessing the sun's energy for the purpose of restoring natural resources has come a long way from just heating water to many other applications. Catering to the demanding requirements...

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ML SOLAR LLC

ML SOLAR LLC

ML Solar is a manufacture and wholesale distributor of solar energy products.  Our products include solar panels, solar cells, inverters, controllers, JBOX, tabbing, bus, flux, mounting and many other...

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STAFOR COMBI thermodynamic unit - ion heater hybrid system

STAFOR COMBI thermodynamic unit - ion heater hybrid system

The annual heating price increase encourages owners of private houses and apartments to search for new heating technologies and technical solutions to reduce these rising costs. Often, these solutions...

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Istar Solar Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Istar Solar Polycrystalline Solar Modules

These Off-Grid photovoltaic modules are composed of 36 high efficiency policrystalline solar cells produced with the most innovative technologies of isotropic exturization and antireflecting coating. Istar...

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Windmill V52-850 kW

Windmill V52-850 kW

Our kilowatt turbine, the V52-850 kW, is extremely reliable, and well suited to sites with restricted access or complex terrain. Compact dimensions make the V52 easy to transport and install. We have...

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Lithuanian Wind Power Association

Lithuanian Wind Power Association

The Lithuanian Wind Power Association unites Lithuanian wind energy market participants, i.e. wind energy investors, facility producers and service providers.

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Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy

The Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy “FARE” is a coalition of concerned individuals, businesses, communities, associations, policy makers, non-profits, and renewable energy producers.  FARE is...

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European Biomass Industry Association

European Biomass Industry Association

EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, was established in 1996 as an international non profit association in Brussels, Belgium. It groups together market forces, technology providers, and knowledge...

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The challenge for component manufacturers in the more established markets of the West will be to increase their focus on quality and reliability to drive their own costs down in the years ahead. On the basis of a wide-ranging industry survey of offshore wind turbine manufacturer OEMs, the new report finds that of the new component suppliers...

taken on each year 67.4 per cent are based in Europe, 30.4 per cent in Asia, 13 per cent in the US and 6.5 per cent in the UK.

When asked where these new suppliers were likely to be based in 5 years time, given expectations that the offshore sector is on the verge of significant global growth over that period, the picture dramatically changes.

OEMs declared that 50 per cent will be based in Europe, 47.8 per cent will be based in Asia, 13 per cent in the US and 10.9 per cent in the UK.

The report’s authors found a range of reasons for the switch away from mainly European component suppliers to those based in Asia. The most pressing factor was cost.

OEMs looking to respond to the expected ramp-up in offshore projects in Asia, particularly China, described their strategies of ‘globalisation’ and ‘localisation’.

In essence this meant OEMs securing turbine manufacturing work on Asian offshore projects and manufacturing those turbines in near-by factories.

To supply those factories OEMs said they would seek to increase the number of local suppliers and reduce the number of worldwide suppliers to save on logistics costs and lead times.

Far East manufacturers were also seen as being less costly than other worldwide suppliers, considering factors such as cheaper labour costs, for supplying materials for offshore projects based in Europe and the US.

“We go for the best supplier and can’t be restricted by national boundaries,” said one OEM. “Our customers have no country loyalty when they put money on the table.”

Another said: “Asia is where the majority of the contracts are.”

Another consideration in choosing more suppliers from Asia and the UK was the attraction of strong Government subsidies in these areas to help develop the offshore wind sector.

Indeed 46.7 per cent of OEMs said the existence of Government subsidies played a major role in their decision to manufacture in a particular region.

But established European and US suppliers should not despair. The report raised concerns from both within and outside Asia that the quality of component suppliers there was far below the level of established component manufacturers in the West.

OEMs also told the report’s authors that suppliers, no matter where they are based, would be judged for selection on technical reliability, quality standards, logistics management, commitment to global development and a solid industry track record.

In fact this was one of the major themes of the report – that in the new high-growth offshore sector OEMs supply chain strategies offer numerous opportunities for component manufacturers to secure new work and long-term strategic relationships.

To learn more about how to access a copy of the Offshore Wind Supply Chain Strategies 2011 report please go to http://www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore-wind-turbine-report/index.shtml

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