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Since 2010 Ecoprogetti developed and supplied its Automatic bussing machine for Fully automatic lines, today after continuous improvements and innovations, Ecoprogetti is pleased to launch the NEW GENERATION of High-Speed Automatic Bussing, for fully automatic soldering of the interconnections between the strings of solar cells. This machine is designed with a high-performance induction soldering system for the highest ribbon soldering quality and precision, optical controls and fully automatic raw material preparation units. PROBLEM Due to the rising quantity of bus bar and changes in the cell technology in the last years, from 4 to 6 and today’s 12 BB, the manual operation of interconnections’ soldering becomes slower due to the many interconnection points to solder, resulting, in some cases, in a critical drop of modules per hour in the production line. With the esponentially rising number of bus bars the area required for manual bussing will grow as well in the production space, creating situations of non-optimized configuration of the production line. SOLUTION Photovoltaic production lines need high speed, quick and reliable interconnections’ soldering process, enclosed in a compact footprint ensuring a higher number of modules/hour in a smaller area. That’s why Ecoprogetti upgraded the Automatic Bussing Machine, which now performs at high speed

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DNV GL invites renewable energy developers to join the project and accelerate the global market for renewable power purchase agreements (PPA) Arnhem, The Netherlands - 29th April 2019: DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body invites renewable energy developers and sellers to visit, explore and join Instatrust™ its new digital platform for renewable power purchase agreements. Instatrust is a global digital marketplace connecting corporations committed to buying clean energy with suppliers of wind and solar energy. On the platform, recommended best practices will be screened and assets compared for a more transparent global renewable power purchase market. Instatrust is available on Veracity, DNV GL’s own open and secure industry platform to access digital data, applications and services. “We know that we are just at the beginning of the energy transition, over the coming years we will see rapid growth of renewable energy. Solar PV and wind combined will grow 85-fold by 2050 compared to 2016, representing about 28% of the world’s primary energy supply as our Energy Transition Outlookforecasts. Combined with the drastic reduction in costs as well as a growing demand for corporate sustainability among investors and consumers, renewables have become an attractive possibility for corporations to

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The Önusberget wind farm, part of the Markbygden 1101 cluster, has been sold by the developer Svevind to the asset manager Luxcara Luxcara expects to begin construction activities in 2019 and achieve commercial operation of the project by the end of 2021 The project has an expected total capacity of 750 MW, making it one of the largest single-site onshore wind projects to be realized in Europe Luxcara, a leading asset manager in renewable energy, increases its Scandinavian portfolio with the acquisition of one of Europe’s largest single onshore wind projects with an expected total capacity of 750 MW. The project is part of Markbygden 1101 in Northern Sweden, a cluster that was declared by the Swedish government as exceptional in scale. Project Önusberget has been developed by Svevind. The German-Swedish company develops, sells and operates onshore wind power projects and will continue to support the realization of the project until connection to the grid in 2021. “We are thrilled to invest in one of Europe’s most attractive locations for wind power and contribute to Sweden’s ambitious goal to become carbon neutral by 2045. The project combines great natural resources with our expertise to structure long-term power purchase agreements in the world’s

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Work has begun at Damen Shipyards Singapore on the construction of two of Damen’s latest fast crew supply vessel; the FCS 2710. In what was described as ‘the cutting ceremony’, as the vessels are being built in aluminium, Mr. Chung Pang Chen and Mr. Polin Chen of Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan were joined by Michiel Hendrikx, Sales Manager Asia Pacific for Damen and colleagues from Singapore and Gorinchem to mark this important occasion. The two vessels, to be named the Falcon I and Falcon II, will support Hung Hua Construction (HHC) in its ambition to play a major role in the development of Taiwan’s rapidly expanding offshore wind power sector. As the country’s largest dredging and nearshore construction company it is already involved and, with a government target of 5.5GW by the end of 2025, there is plenty of work to be done at the ten sites off Taiwan’s west coast currently under development. HHC plans to support the lead contractor Taiwan Power Company by supplying them with fast crew transfer and other support services. The twin-hulled FCS 2710 replaces the best-selling Damen FCS 2610. Despite being just one metre longer, it can carry twice as many personnel

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The new iteration of the award-winning Q.PEAK DUO module range is manufactured with larger wafers for about 6% power output increase, and is available now in Europe and Korea. [Thalheim, Germany, April 29, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Q CELLS” or “The Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the Company has launched its new solar module product, the Q.PEAK DUO-G6, in a range of high-quality solar markets globally. The Q.PEAK DUO-G6 is the new iteration of the popular and award-winning Q.PEAK DUO solar modules series. This latest version of Q CELLS’s half-cell monocrystalline solar module range is manufactured with larger wafers, which boast dimensions of 161.70 mm (as opposed to the 156.75 mm wafer dimensions found in the G5 range). These larger wafers help each module deliver up to about 6% more power, meaning that the 122 cells Q.PEAK DUO-G6 version can deliver 355 Wp. In the format of 144 cells, the Q.PEAK DUO L-G6 has a power output of up to 420Wp. Half-cell, full benefit Not only does the Q.PEAK DUO-G6 deliver an impressive higher power output, the solar module boasts another unique function – optimized shading behavior. The upper and lower

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The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has signed its 100th project, taking the total it has invested into innovative oil and gas technology to £6 million over the last five years. The 100th project will see OGIC supporting Targe Environmental Consulting Ltd with its development of a decommissioning materials management platform. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) the technology will greatly increase the identification of materials on oil and gas assets, pre-dismantlement, that can be re-used, this will include a multi-faced marketplace to allow the resale of usable assets and recyclable materials. The aim of the platform is to reduce the overall cost of decommissioning and increase the principles of the circular economy by greatly increasing the amount of material which is reused and recycled across multiple industry sectors and geographic locations. Targe will work with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) School of Computing Science and Digital Media to develop the software. At the end of the 12-month project a fully functioning prototype of the system will have been developed. The announcement of the 100th project follows OGIC signing agreements to support five new pieces of innovative technology which have the potential to improve efficiency and reduce costs in the oil and gas industry. The diverse projects

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The ECA process developed by teamtechnik for joining high-efficiency bifacial HJT (heterojunction) cells has proven successful in series production. Many leading module manufacturers whose production involves this technology are already opting for the Stringer TT1600ECA for their HJT solar modules. ECA is an abbreviation for electrically conductive adhesive. In this technology, a conductive adhesive is applied to both sides of the cell, using screen printing. Next, light-capturing ribbons (LCRs) are positioned over the solar cells to connect them and form a string, and the adhesive is fully cured at temperatures of about 160 ºC. This process reduces the thermal and mechanical stresses on these sensitive cells and increases the reliability of the modules. ‘With this new gluing technology our HJT module customers are achieving an outstanding string quality, and without excessive lead times. Recently we installed a complete system, consisting of two ECA stringers and a layup application, and provided intensive training for the operators, all in just four weeks,’ reports Sven Kramer, Vice President Sales at teamtechnik's Solar Technology division. The Stringer TT1600ECA is designed specifically for use with electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) and allows process-reliable series production with high unit volumes. The production system joins HJT cells with light-capturing

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Cargostore Worldwide is currently a sponsor for the Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team, who have been taking to the skies for their latest jumps donning their brand new high-tech wing-suits with the Cargostore logo emblazoned on them. The Red Devils are the official parachute display team of the British Army who are renowned for their skill and acrobatics whilst skydiving, and they are booked for charity, sporting, military and social events around the globe. The wing suits are a new addition to the Red Devils which will allow them to perform new tricks in their displays. Team Sergeant Major Dean Walton from the Red Devils says “The Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team is excited to welcome our new partnership with Cargostore. We hope to introduce some amazing new stunts into our 2019 display season with the new wing suits they have provided us.” Cargostore is committed to supporting the Military and were awarded our Armed Forces Covenant after pledging to support the Armed Forces including Veterans, Reservists and Military Families. Cargostore also employs ex-military personnel including an ex-Guards Division member on their board and an ex-Parachute Regiment Major in their Intermodal team. https://cargostore.com/ About the Red Devils: The Red Devils, formed in 1964,

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• Order includes 43 SG 4.5-145 turbines with flexible rating up to 4.8 MW • Once installed, these will be the most powerful turbines with the largest rotor installed in the country Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that it has signed a contract to supply and commission 43 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines, with flexible rating up to 4.8 MW, for a wind project in Canada with an undisclosed customer. The order is for a nominal capacity of 194 MW. The SG 4.5-145 will be the most powerful turbine with the largest rotor size to date in Canada. The 71-meter blade integrates aerodynamics and noise reduction features—including Siemens Gamesa DinoTails® Next Generation technology—to guarantee a high production of energy and reduced noise emission levels. “We’re proud that our partners chose Siemens Gamesa and our SG 4.5-145 turbine for this project,” said David Hickey, head of the Siemens Gamesa business in Canada. “The new SG 4.5-145 turbine will provide extremely cost competitive and clean energy to the consumers and communities of Canada.” With more than 3,000 MW installed in Canada, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the market leader by cumulative installed capacity. Our team of employees provide technical expertise, top-tier service, quality products, and ongoing support

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With the DuroShell plate-and-shell heat exchanger, Alfa Laval continues to lead the way in technology for fuel gas systems. Optimized for use as an LNG vaporizer, the robust DuroShell provides higher thermal efficiency than conventional plate-and-shell designs, as well as market-leading fatigue resistance. Thanks to new research into glycol freezing, it can now be used in even more compact and cost-effective installations. “The continued rise in the number of vessels sailing with LNG is one of the most significant trends in today’s marine industry,” says Jonny Hult, Head of Marine Heat Transfer Equipment at Alfa Laval. “With more and more ships relying on LNG as fuel, we are seeing greater demand for vaporizer technology that can dependably resist freezing and the fatigue caused by pressure and temperature. DuroShell is exceptional in this regard.” Laboratory freeze testing yielded cost-saving insights DuroShell has been optimized for use as a vaporizer in fuel gas applications. With its 100% stainless steel design, it can reliably handle LNG entry temperatures that approach -170°C or lower. Now Alfa Laval has also performed an extensive laboratory freeze testing, gaining knowledge that will lead to lower capital and operational costs. “Extreme low temperatures are not an issue for DuroShell, but a glycol

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