African Utility Week
African Utility Week, will take place from 13 - 14 May 2014 (Focus days: 12 May, post-event site visits: 15 May) at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.  
8th PV Fab Managers Forum
The PV Fab Managers Forum is the most important forum where suppliers and manufacturer meet and discuss current challenges and future requirements.
Vestas receives 155 MW order in Mexico for IEnova’s first wind power plant in Mexico
With reference to the Vestas Wind System A/S company announcement No. 21 of 23 May 2013, Vestas has received a 155.1 MW order for Mexico.
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UK renewable generation provides a big investor opportunity

UK renewable generation provides a big investor opportunity

Onshore and offshore wind generation in the UK are two of the strongest contenders for attracting funds from businesses and investors, according to the newest edition of PA Consulting Group’s Energy...

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Renewable energy increases share of UK's electricity mix

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Renewables’ share of UK electricity generation increased by more than 2 per cent in the third quarter of 2012. Renewable electricity generation was 9.5 TWh in the third quarter of 2012, an increase...

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Material and energy recycling of waste

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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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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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Energy Ocean 2014

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Energy Ocean is the leading industry event dedicated to promoting the development of clean, predictable and sustainable energy from the world’s oceans. Building on more than 10 years of continued success,...

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MENASOL 2014 - 6th Middle East & North Africa Conference & Expo

MENASOL 2014 - 6th Middle East & North Africa Conference & Expo

Now in its 6th year the PV Insider & CSP Today MENASOL is the region’s only event which combines market strategies with specific and cutting-edge engineering advice to cover the most exciting opportunities...

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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

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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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Battery solution for renewable energy applications

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Narada is a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We complement our extensive line of motive power, reserve power, and specialty batteries with a full range of integrated...

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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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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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C-LIEGE

European cities are facing major barriers to implement sustainable energy measures, aimed in particular at an efficient freight distribution and transport management. Even where there is a strong commitment...

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stoRE

stoRE aims to facilitate the realization of the ambitious objectives for renewable energy by unblocking the potential for energy storage infrastructure. Energy storage, as part of an integrated approach...

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SAVE AGE

The SAVE AGE project is the first European initiative, addressing energy efficiency issues in nursing homes as an important potential for decreasing energy consumption and costs.Besides technical improvements...

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Germany will overtake the UK as the world leader in offshore wind generated power as early as 2015, according to new research. As part of a detailed investigation into power cable installation in the offshore wind industry, technology and consultancy company Enventi claim its analysis shows current UK Government policy is stalling offshore wind development.

The findings arise from research into supply contracts awarded to submarine power cable manufacturers which shows that out of 2,400km of wind farm related power cables currently on order, only around 13% or just over 300km relate to planned UK wind farm developments compared to almost 2,000km ordered for German projects.

According to Enventi, such evidence confirms that uncertainty linked to planned Government reforms is creating a delay between projects currently in construction and those already consented.

Scott Macknocher, Enventiʼs General Manager is not surprised by the figures and suspects that similar patterns are probably occurring across the supply chain. “We came across these findings somewhat by accident whilst undertaking a detailed investigation into power cable installation, a well known problem area for the offshore wind industry to date.

“Despite what the Government has said about transitional measures protecting investment, it appears that uncertainty arising from Electricity Market Reform (EMR) is preventing consented projects achieving financial close and proceeding to construction.

“In a tight supply chain, as we believe is likely, this hiatus in the UK will be a crucial factor in the race to install the next phase of offshore wind farms in North-Western Europe. Germany is already well advanced in the installation of an integrated High-Voltage Direct-Current (HVDC) network that will allow 'clusters' of offshore wind farms to be developed and it is likely that this groundwork will allow Germany to surpass the UK as the World leader in installed offshore wind capacity sometime between 2015 & 2020”.

Enventi will shortly be publishing its findings into offshore power cable installation and are currently working on engineered solutions and streamlined methodologies to some of the problems identified.

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