Senvion ranked 2nd in wind installations in Germany

Hamburg: Senvion, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers worldwide, installed wind turbines with a total capacity of over 285 megawa…

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French and German Pfeiffer Vacuum employees participate successfully at the World Corporate Games

French-German team performance Employees win 17 medals Pfeiffer Vacuum came in 8th in t…

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Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any ot…

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Numerous offshore projects have been completed since the company was founded in August 2014

More than ever before, energy companies are heading out to the open sea for the utilization of wind…

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PES Exclusive Articles

Memorable gestures and major projects

As one of the oldest and largest logistics companies in the Netherlands, Royal Wagenborg has always been a pioneer. Over a century has passed since it was founded, and yet the company continues to be at the forefront of the industry. Max Tack gives us a ‘guided tour' of the visionary organisat…

Going places: breaking new markets and making new products

When PES last spoke to Abwood Machine Tools' Rob Nicholas, the company was embarking on a considerable expansion plan that would take it to ‘the next level'. We caught up with him six months later for a quick status update, and to hear all about the launch of the company's latest grinding mach…

Tech focus: A novel circuit topology for the largest central inverter system

A maximum uptime is especially important for large commercial and utility-scale solar plants. Herein the inverter system plays a key role, being responsible for the maximum energy harvest. In order to meet the requirements of large solar parks even better, Dr. Marco Trova from Power-One and his team…

Cutting costs through clever thinking

The renewable energy industry as a whole is obsessed with lowering costs throughout the supply chain - and efforts are keener than ever in the offshore wind sector. Barge Master is leading the way in this regard, with an innovative selection of systems that reduce the wasted time spent waiting for i…

Flight time

Despite the clear benefits of wind power, there will always be obstacles to overcome, particularly given the often difficult environments developers have to work in, the issues around tariffs and investment concerns during times of austerity. However, innovators around the world are engineering solu…

Nurturing a growing wind industry

America's National Wind Technology Center has grown from a site for testing small turbines into the nation's premier research facility for wind energy technologies, helping the wind industry grow with it. We take a look at its past - and its future. On the plains south of Boulder, Colorado, nestled…

Wind’s ultimate goal: educating the public

Can embracing social media revolutionise our chances of success? Our industry is already convinced, of course - we view wind power as the panacea to saving the world. Yet in reality, the public support of ‘clean' energy is not as absolute as the industry may hope for. One of the reasons that…

Cutting the cost of offshore

DNV GL has recently published a strategy for making up to 40% savings in offshore wind costs. We took a closer look at this interesting example of thought leadership to see if it can deliver on its lofty targets. Industry action on reducing offshore wind costs is widely regarded as essential to sec…

Ultrafast ALD compared to other technologies

SoLayTec, Manager Marketing and Sales, Roger GörtzenIn the 1980s, when solar cell production was not as substantial as it is today, titanium dioxide (TiOx) was the anti-reflection coating (ARC), a layer that could easily be deposited by atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition (APCVD). T…

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