Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Drive Innovation, Cut Cost of Solar Power

WASHINGTON - Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. l…

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Siemens signs two long-term wind service agreements in the U.S.

• Siemens to provide an additional 15 years of service and maintenance at Harvest Wind and White Creek wind projects in W…

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Nextronex Inc. Announces USDA Photovoltaic Solar Farm Project

October 16, 2014, pleased to announce that our RAY-MAX ® Distributed Architecture TM Inverter System has been specified for …

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GeoSea acquires HOCHTIEF offshore assets

Zwijndrecht 16 October 2014 - DEME's marine engineering specialist GeoSea acquires offshore assets of HOCHTIEF, one of Germany's leading international…

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PES Exclusive Articles

New York Offshore Atlantic Ocean Study

New York State's Department of State (DOS) has completed a two-year study to generate and assemble the most comprehensive dataset of physical, biological, geographic, and socioeconomic information available for the Atlantic Ocean waters. For planners and wind farm operators planning on expanding int…

Solar innovation

Australia to pilot new power plan One of the largest solar companies in the world has chosen Australia as the proving ground for a new model of power production that promises to give householders more control - and cut bills.‘What do you do when the sun doesn't shine?' It's been one of the cr…

A service operation vessel concept to be proud of

A trusted shipping company with an enviable safety record and a far-reaching reputation for reliability, ESVAGT is a shining star in the offshore wind sector. We analysed the company in depth and found an operation that's committed to safety and quality in equal measure... ESVAGT is a ship-owning c…

Turning up the heat on solar

James Pipe, Head of Renewables and Sustainability, Spencer Ogden The solar power industry has enjoyed a prolonged period of buoyancy in recent years. In January this year, a report by PwC confirmed that the global value of renewable technology deals rose by 40% in 2011 and that a third of these wer…

Bringing together the international offshore industry

Exhibitors, conference participants and visitors are planning to flock to WINDFORCE 2014, the renowned trade fair meet in Bremen. We take a look at what's on offer... WINDFORCE 2014, the key event of the offshore wind industry, is taking place in Bremen from 17 to 19 June. At the same time that nat…

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…

Identifying efficiency losses in crystalline silicon solar cells made easy

Many solar cell developers may fancy a machine where you can put a solar cell in, push a button, and receive a full diagnostic report of the solar cell - instead of spending considerable time on the measurement equipment park and understanding the methods. This article describes how a complete analy…

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…


While some European countries have effectively snubbed growing PV markets by slashing FiTs, several fresh untapped markets are emerging in different parts of the planet. We identify the world's new solar hotspots... In 2011, Europe accounted for more than 70 per cent of the world's new PV installat…

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