Power & Energy Solutions

The premier renewable energy publication

The installed base spans residential, commercial, and utility sites on all 7 continents CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This summer, Tigo Energy Inc.’s fleet of monitored module-level power electronics (MLPE) crossed a major milestone – more than 1 GWh of daily solar production. The fleet includes tens of thousands of communicating systems that span all seven continents on sites ranging from single kilowatt residential scale to multi-megawatt utility scale PV installations. “This is a significant milestone that’s the result of years of hard work by our team and our amazing network of partners that literally span the globe,” said Zvi Alon, Chairman and CEO of Tigo Energy. The daily production is tracked using Tigo’s cloud monitoring platform, which has the most granular data visibility available in the market. End customers and installation partners that use Tigo cloud can view everything from high level key site metrics, all the way down to electrical characteristics of each PV module. Not only does Tigo increase visibility for its customers, but Tigo also uses the data to identify issues, pinpoint their location and notify customers in order to increase system performance and lower operation and maintenance expenses. “We are performance driven, whether it’s our hardware or our customers’ systems,” said Maxym Makhota, VP of

Read More

In order to reverse climate change, we need pioneering organizations to take bold actions to support the scale-up of much-needed climate solutions, such as Climeworks’ direct air capture technology. Shopify is one such pioneer. Climeworks has been chosen, by Shopify, as one of those solutions Pioneering actions like this can inspire others and help scale the technology Last year, Climeworks made its carbon dioxide removal solution available to the public, allowing people and organizations to have carbon dioxide permanently removed from the air in their name. Since then, many pioneers have joined Climeworks’ mission to reverse climate change and now Shopify is one of them. Climeworks has been chosen as one of the climate-positive projects that Shopify supports through its Sustainability Fund. With this fund, Shopify commits to give a minimum of USD $5 million annually to the most promising, impactful technologies and projects fighting climate change. Climeworks is thrilled to reveal that Shopify will be purchasing permanent storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide. This is a win-win for Shopify and Climeworks as this purchase helps to scale and commercialize climate technology for massive impact on the long term. Shopify choosing to purchase carbon dioxide removal from Climeworks, shows that businesses are convinced of

Read More

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by Seaway 7, Subsea 7’s renewables business unit, to provide 86 integrated cable protection systems for RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm project, located in the North Sea, Germany. Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system will be used to protect inter array grid power cables on the project, from over-bending, abrasion, and fatigue. Daniel Bate, Sales Manager for renewables at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, states: “’We are delighted that Seaway 7 has chosen Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system on what is a milestone project for us. Trelleborg have now supplied over 30 offshore wind projects worldwide, with this one seeing us continue to provide industry-leading protection solutions to the offshore wind market, whilst continuing our relationship with Seaway 7.” Production of the 86 NjordGuard cable protection systems will take place in Trelleborg’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North of England. Project engineering works will commence immediately, with installation activities scheduled for execution at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. NjordGuard is an integrated cable protection system designed and developed to protect offshore wind farm power cables in wind turbine generators and offshore substations. Easily assembled on a cable lay vessel to allow speedy installation, the

Read More

As part of Insight, Schneider Electric’s energy management ecosystem, InsightHome and InsightFacility provide simplified management of solar and storage systems Insight helps homeowners take control of their energy management decisions, making the most of their energy Installers utilize Insight to support their customers remotely, reducing site visits by 50% Insight provides advanced cybersecurity Burnaby, BC – October 7th, 2020 – Schneider Electric Solar announced InsightHome and InsightFacility, their newest additions to the Insight Energy Management ecosystem. Both InsightHome and InsightFacility are smart edge devices that connect customers’ Schneider Electric solar and storage systems to the Insight app. InsightHome targets the residential solar and storage market globally. InsightFacility is for large residential and commercial solar and storage systems. Digital technologies have been transforming energy management. Homeowners want to take command of their energy decisions, such as which energy source they use at different times of the day. They are also looking for ways to optimize energy consumption based on time of use rates and demand charges. Schneider Electric’s Insight helps homeowners make decisions on their energy footprint. Homeowners see their energy production and consumption from mobile or web apps and control their solar and storage systems. Installers use Insight to manage their portfolio of installations. Installers can

Read More

The Board of The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (“TRIG”) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a 100% interest in Haut Vannier SAS ("Haut Vannier" or "the Project"), with the rights to construct a 43MW wind farm located in Haute-Marne, approximately 65km northeast of the city of Dijon in France. The Project has been developed by Envision and Velocita, who will continue to carry out the construction, and will consist of 17 Envision 2.5MW E-131 turbines. Construction is underway and the Project is expected to commence operations in Q1 2022. RES will provide asset owner engineer services during the construction period. The Project will benefit from an attractive 20-year subsidy in the form of an inflation linked Contract-for-Difference with the utility company EDF, which fixes the price to be received for the power. As a result, the Project has no power price risk for the duration of the subsidy term. This acquisition represents the continuation of the Company's strategy to complement its balanced portfolio with different revenue characteristics to generate sustainable returns for shareholders, within TRIG's identified key markets. Once constructed, the Project would represent approximately 1% of TRIG's portfolio value on a committed investment basis. Following this acquisition, the percentage

Read More

Forecasts using Cornwall Insight's Renewables pipeline tracker report shows that a total of 1.3GW of new wind capacity could come online this winter. This is ~5% rise in total capacity, which could reach 25.4GW. The below graph highlights the forecast growth of wind capacity to March 2021. Lucy Dolton, Analyst at Cornwall Insight, said: "New capacity anticipated this winter is almost wholly attributed to the Contracts for Difference scheme. Additionally, according to Cornwall Insight's Renewables Pipeline Tracker report, a further 0.4GW could also come online this winter. While there are no guarantees that these sites will commission this winter with limited announcements on confirmed routes to market, it demonstrates additional capacity in the "queue" of wind sites. "Despite the forecast showing 1.3GW of wind coming online this winter, these deployment levels are some way off the levels needed to meet net zero. National Grid ESO's latest FES 2020 report suggests up to 3GW of new wind assets are required annually to meet targets. "While a growing proportion of wind technologies in the generation mix is necessary for reaching net zero, it is not without its challenges. "The lack of inertia arising from a larger proportion of asynchronous technologies, including wind, on the system is one

Read More

20 October 2020, London: Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing series, has announced that the Enel Foundation is to become its Founding Scientific Partner. Extreme E will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world, which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues, promoting the adoption of electric vehicles to help preserve the environment and protect the planet. Enel Foundation - as a member and coordinator of the Scientific Committee -  will advise Extreme E on Legacy Programmes and co-lead the research activities carried out with the team of world-renowned scientists across each of the ecosystems in which the series will race as well as on board the series’ floating centrepiece, the St. Helena. The two partners are pleased to announce their first open call for research for 2021. ‘Racing to a healthier future planet’ invites scientists to join the voyage on the St. Helena and conduct research and outreach programmes during the transits between race locations, focussing on understanding climate change and/or consequences of this phenomenon and suggesting adaptation and mitigation pathways. Applications are welcome from a broad range of scientists that share the same passion for electrification, environment and equality with Enel Foundation and Extreme E.

Read More

Azelio has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco based JET ENERGY to explore energy storage projects with Azelio’s TES.POD in Francophone Africa. The collaboration targets approximately 45 MW capacity of the TES.POD until 2025, with JET ENERGY as project developer. In addition to this MoU, the parties anticipate an extended project pipeline once the first projects are initiated. After cooperating for the installation of Azelio’s verification project in Morocco, JET ENERGY and Azelio are teaming up with the signing of a MoU to develop renewable energy projects in Morocco in particular, and in Francophone Africa in general. The collaboration seeks to assess projects utilizing Azelio’s storage together with existing and new solar PV installations, to cost-efficiently provide electricity around the clock. The first project targets 50 kWe in 2021, followed by installations of larger scale projects with an expected total of 5 MWe in 2022, 10 MWe in 2023, 15 MWe in 2024 and 15 MWe in 2025. JET ENERGY is an EPC Contractor specialized in construction, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic power plants. With this MoU, Jet Energy seeks to expand its business offerings and establish itself as one of Azelio’ technology providers in the region. “Morocco and Francophone Africa

Read More

-       Transparency around wind turbine fires is key for industry to demonstrate improved safety record -       New report suggests that without reliable industry-wide data, wind farm owners and operators will lack the baseline necessary to assess and update best practice Scottsdale, 19 October 2020 – The wind industry is committed to reducing the risk of turbine fires according to a new report published by Firetrace, the leading supplier of automatic fire suppression systems. However, while many companies understand that fire is a serious concern for the industry, few are willing to divulge data. This is leading to an industry-wide information deficit on fire reporting, resulting in inefficient risk mitigation and damage prevention strategies. As discussed in Firetrace's latest report, “In the line of fire”, this lack of transparency around fire incidents has ultimately held the industry back from setting up a baseline to continuously improve best practice. The wind industry has rapidly grown not only in the US, but on a global scale, both in terms of total number of turbines installed and the size and scale of these turbines. As such, if the industry is to continue its rapid rate of growth, it must be proactive in demonstrating adherence to health and safety

Read More

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) statement of testing and approval of nacelle based wind Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from ZX Lidars for the purpose of Power Performance Testing on Siemens Gamesa wind turbines released In connection with a power curve campaign, Siemens Gamesa has tested a new technology together with the well-known company ZX Lidars. Based on the positive results achieved, both on the medium range and long range measurements, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy approves the use of the nacelle based Continuous Wave scanning Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from Lidar OEM ZX Lidars for Power Performance Testing. Importantly and in addition to this, operational ‘rotor equivalent’ power curves can also be measured with ZX TM’s unique 50 points around the full rotor swept area, particularly important for turbines with larger rotor diameters offshore and on onshore sites with complex veer or shear profiles. This specific Lidar - ZX TM - allows the power curve of SGRE wind turbines to be measured and verified as a function of the Hub Height wind speed and may be, when agreed with the customer, used instead of the procedure described in the IEC61400-12-1:2017 (ed. 1/ed. 2) using a meteorological mast and anemometry installation. About ZX Lidars (formerly ZephIR Lidar) ZX Lidars provides

Read More