SOLON appoints new head of Europe to restructure their operations

In the light of adopting operations and structures of the SOLON group to the changing market conditions in Europe, Dr. Roland…

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Hanwha Q CELLS and AGR Power up 24MW PV Power Plant in UK for Ingenious Clean Energy

Hanwha Q CELLS has teamed up with AGRenewables (AGR), to power up a 24.3 MW photovoltaic power plant for I…

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Crew from the HHL Elbe rescued a couple from a dinghy in the Red Sea after spotting their distress flares. Stefan Jerkander and his wife, Svetlana…

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The Switch to deliver full-power converter to Water Wall Turbine

Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine Inc. (WWT) has selected The Switch to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its innovat…

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Cell cutting technology to increase PV module power output

InnoLas Solutions GmbH offers an automated laser machine with an integrated with soft wafer breaking process to produce half cells o…

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PES Exclusive Articles

EWEA 2014 blows into Barcelona

EWEA 2014 is the annual event of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). This year, the highlight of the industry calendar is heading to Barcelona, and is shaping up to be a must for all companies wanting to understand how they can play a leading part in the energy revolution. The last few yea…

Last word

After a relatively slow year in 2010, figures for the first half of this year show wind energy returning to growth. Strong political support from both parties, as well as increasing awareness within communities of the economic benefits of wind power developments, will hopefully make 2011 a strong ye…

U.S. Wind Technologies Market Report: key findings

The recently-published (seventh) edition of the annual DOE report highlights the key trends and important new developments from the past 12 months. An essential snapshot of the industry - which also informs the sector's growth for the coming year - we're delighted to present an exclusive extract. A…

Is wind power putting safety first?

Wind turbines are large, complex pieces of machinery, similar to those manufactured in the car and aerospace industries. But are our employees - at every stage of the supply chain - being supported by similar and correct Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) procedures? And what are the risks they …

Standing still is not an option

A company that is focussed on increasing market diversification while strengthening its position as a leading solar monitoring system provider, Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS) is not without ambition. We asked Guy Thouin from SDS's Sales & Marketing operation to talk us through its eventful past,…

Our staff are our operation

An increasingly visible operator within the offshore sector, Damen has built a formidable reputation on reliability, innovation and a dedicated staff. We spoke to the organisation's Offshore Wind Business Development Manager, Peter Robert. PES: Welcome to PES magazine. Can you firstly explain a lit…

Focussing purely on cost does not address our true value

Although a relative newcomer to the PV market, Hirschmann Renewable Energy is one of the industry's shining lights. And with expansion into new markets and product rollouts planned for the near future, it looks set to consolidate its early successes. We catch up with the company's Günter Arens.…

Editor’s note

I'm writing this dispatch as the news comes in on the wires about the decision made by thin-film PV giant First Solar to walk away from its German factories and "indefinitely idle" four of its 24 production lines. To put it bluntly, the blood is continuing to spill across the European solar sector. …

Where is the next tractor coming from?

Andrew Jones, Managing Director of S&C At the helm of a company enjoying its centenary, Andrew Jones considers the pace of innovation in our sector, particularly in relation to the grid and storage, and looks to the next 100 years... Looking back over the last century, there are of course mass…

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