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Intelligent energy management and servicing support (Wels, 30/07/20) Monitoring is essential for photovoltaic systems and goes far beyond recording production yields. Fronius Solar.web makes energy flows transparent and enables updates, analyses and maintenance to be carried out remotely. Installers can prepare in the best way possible for every customer appointment and impress with a high quality of service. The energy management tool now offers two new features to maximise the rate of self-consumption and degree of autonomy: it demonstrates the advantages of water heating and battery storage based on the system operator’s own actual data.   The particular strength of Solar.web is presenting energy flows clearly and comprehensibly. These can be called up conveniently on a smartphone, tablet or computer. On the well-structured dashboard, system operators always have an overview of the yield and consumption values of their PV system – either in real time or as monthly and seasonal figures. The overview is supplemented by an amortisation display, the cumulative CO2 savings and a 48-hour yield forecast1based on the weather forecast. If applicable, the battery charge status and water heating are also displayed. In combination with a Fronius Smart Meter as a bidirectional consumption meter, customers can see how much electricity

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Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific are set to maintain a large majority of the total storage capacity due to high EV installation and charging infrastructure adoption rates July 30, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new report from Guidehouse Insights analyzes the market for existing and emerging energy storage for electric vehicles (ESEV) technology, covering five global regions and providing forecasts through 2029. As the rate of EV adoption increases across global markets, so does the demand for accessible and faster charging. To accelerate growth in this sector, charging networks must provide faster charging without incurring high demand charges or heavy costs for new infrastructure upgrades. One solution is the integration of energy storage systems into charging stations. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, the total compound annual growth rate (CAGR) across all segments for stationary ESEV is expected to be 28% by 2029, with total global installed stationary ESEV anticipated to reach around 1,900 MW by the end of the forecast period. “A battery storage system can feed from the grid during low demand and release power to charge an EV during peak demand time,” says Maria Chavez, research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “Energy storage not only

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Systems specialist teamtechnik also regularly creates build-to-print systems for its customers - with order volumes even into the multiple millions. Time and again, the key feature here is short delivery times. The projects range from single machines through to complex turnkey systems with sophisticated process technology. The systems specialist builds them exactly to the technical specifications provided by its customers – and in an astonishingly short time. Prerequisites for successful implementation of build-to-print projects are professional project management, efficient process workflows already in place and comprehensive process know-how. Over many years teamtechnik has standardized its entire organizational and process flows – throughout the entire value chain. Thanks to these best-practice methods and a global positioning with plentiful resources, the system builder is able to complete major projects within a tight time frame.

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The COVID-19 pandemic led to a fall in electricity demand following authorities’ preference of electricity generation over renewable sources. This meant that coal-based generation saw an impressive contraction in its share within the electricity mix. Data and analytics company GlobalData anticipates that the generation mix is unlikely to roll back to its pre-COVID-19 state as demand is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. Somik Das, Senior Power Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The continuing shift to renewables has been hastily brought forward by the pandemic. Several countries have started incorporating pro-renewables policies in their COVID-19 recovery packages. Major EU countries such as Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal showed their intent to use the COVID-19 crisis as a catalyst to shift to a greener and sustainable future. Germany, for example, has pushed a stiff solar target as the country plans to add 4.5GW every year to attain its target of installing 98GW by 2030 to recover and usher investments into its stagnant economy.” Declining levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and investments in the renewable sector are expected to spice up the sector’s growth further. According to GlobalData, wind and solar PV together constituted around 17% of global installations, while in a

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meteocontrol: power generation profiles for PPA projects Augsburg, July 30, 2020 – meteocontrol GmbH is now providing a new technical consulting service with its system-specific power generation profiles. Based on yield simulations, the hour profiles map the power expected from a photovoltaic system for all 8,760 hours in a year. Industrial and commercial energy buyers demand these independently produced generation profiles from system operators prior to concluding Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). meteocontrol supports system operators on a consultative basis and as an independent expert in PPA tenders. Power supply contracts between system operators and power buyers – so-called Power Purchase Agreements – are becoming increasingly important in the trading of solar power. PPA contracts represent an important power marketing concept for project developers, investors and system operators outside of the traditional feed-in tariff framework. Power supply contracts enable major commercial and industrial consumers to hedge against rising power prices and let them benefit from clean power as a marketing tool. Power generation to match the load profile The generation profiles of a PV system ideally matching the load profile of the company is a prerequisite for buyers, so-called off-takers, when buying solar power directly. meteocontrol is able to deliver proof of this: as one

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Jan De Nul Group has started transportation of the pin piles for the 376 MW Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm. The first batch of 26 pin piles was loaded on the transportation vessel BBC Onyx at EEW SPC’s facilities in South Korea and offloaded in the Formosa 2 marshalling port of Taichung in Taiwan. Jan De Nul Group subcontracted EEW SPC for the supply of all 194 pin piles needed for the Formosa 2 Project. EEW SPC started fabrication in January at three different yards in South Korea and Malaysia. This first pile delivery, one of eight batches in total assigned to the German BBC Chartering, is a significant milestone given the COVID-19 outbreak and its severe impact worldwide. All the pin piles will be stored in Taichung Port until foundation installation commences later this year. Local supply chain With Taichung Port being the logistics and operations hub for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm project, Jan De Nul Group continues its partnership with Taiwan International Ports Co. Ltd. (TIPC) following the successful cooperation on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 project. For the port operations, Jan De Nul Group collaborates with Belgium-headquartered Sarens and a team of Taiwanese suppliers including its long-standing partner

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EDF Renewables North America today announced the signing of a 22-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NV Energy for a 200 megawatt (MWac) solar photovoltaic project coupled with a 180 MW, four-hour battery storage system. The Chuckwalla Solar+Storage project expects to come online by the end of 2023 and deliver enough clean electricity annually to power 45,000 average Nevada homes. The project is located on the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians Reservation, 35 miles northeast of Las Vegas in Clark County, Nevada.  The project will benefit the Moapa Tribe and local community over its operating life through land lease, tax and other payments and approximately 300 temporary construction related jobs. By coupling the solar facility with an energy storage solution, electricity produced during peak solar hours can be dispatched later in the day, thereby creating a balance between electricity generation and demand.  Energy storage can further smooth electricity prices, manage evening energy ramps, mitigate curtailment and provide grid stability. “EDF Renewables is pleased to strengthen our relationship with NV Energy, building on our 2019 agreement to develop and build the Arrow Canyon Solar+Storage project,” said Ian Black, Vice President, West Region Development at EDF Renewables North America.  “The battery and solar system work

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Technical due diligence supports draws on DNV GL global leadership in floating wind technology Tokyo, Japan, 30th July 2020 – DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has supported Tokyo Gas with an assessment of key technical and market risks ahead of a USD 22 million investment in Principle Power Inc.’s WindFloat® technology. With its ability to operate in harsh conditions and strong wind flow, floating wind offers countries around the world a way to expand wind resources by enabling production at deepwater sites. Consequently, floating wind is predicted to grow worldwide, rising from around 100MW today to 100GW in 2040 according to a recent DNV GL analysis. Japan has a uniquely demanding energy need and, with the deep waters combined with strong winds, the country is looked at as one of the countries where floating wind energy could mature and commercialize. As a major player in the Japanese energy industry, Tokyo Gas is working to build renewable energy sources both in Japan and globally, and beyond to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions, as set out in its Vision “Compass2030”. Tokyo Gas was interested in investing in Principle Power’s WindFloat® as part of this ambition and called on DNV GL

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First project from 300 MW framework contract for Germany Hamburg 30 July 2020. Nordex Group has delivered turbines for the wind farm developer UKA for the first time and completed the first construction phase of a wind farm in Germany. The 13.5 MW wind farm "Leeskow II & IV" with three N149/4.0-4.5 turbines in Lower Lusatia in Brandenburg is the first project that the Nordex Group has now completed on the basis of a framework agreement concluded with UKA at the beginning of 2020. In the coming years, UKA will be able to call up turbines with a total volume of more than 300 megawatts for German projects, which will then be supplied and installed by the Nordex Group. The framework agreement covers different turbine types of the Delta4000 series, in addition to the N149/4.0-4.5, in particular the 5 MW turbines N149/5.X and N163/5.X. "The Nordex Group has a very competitive turbine technology," emphasizes Gernot Gauglitz, Managing Director of UKA. "The partnership gives us the security to complete our ready-to-build wind farm projects quickly and reliably."

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Wide range of lifting and transport technology enables time and cost efficiencies A joint venture between Mammoet and Giant Heavy Machinery Services has started working with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation, a marine engineering subsidiary of China Steel Corporation to provide assembly, transportation and load-out services for Taiwan’s first locally fabricated wind turbine jacket foundations, on site at its manufacturing facility. Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation commented, “We are excited to leverage Mammoet-Giant JV’s engineering expertise to assist us with the design of lifting arrangements that will ensure efficient and safe operations. Mammoet-Giant JV’s wide range of lifting and transport technology is enabling time and cost efficiencies for this project.” Mammoet-Giant JV will be performing the assembly, transportation and load-out of the jackets, which each weigh approximately 1,200t. The PTC200-DS Ring Cranewill assemble the jackets by first upending the lower jacket structure before installing both the upper structure and transition pieces at a single location. 72 axle lines of SPMT will then transport each jacket up to 1,200m from the jacket fabrication line to a storage area. Four jackets are expected to be simultaneously assembled near the PTC200-DS Ring Crane while the crane will also complete multiple heavy lifts to load-out each jacket

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