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Detect and evaluate events in solar systems automatically and inititate remediation or repair activities: SMA Smart Connected the proactive service package from SMA Solar Technology AG, originally launched in 2017, has since grown in popularity and demand. Customers in Canada can now access all the benefits of Smart Connected, which is available with SMA’s Sunny Boy and Sunny Tripower CORE1 home and business inverter solutions. The automated SMA Service monitoring is especially valuable to installers who have multiple sites to monitor. Another new benefit is the expansion of the activation window. In the past, customers had three months after system registration on Sunny Portal to activate Smart Connected. Now the activation period is two years, providing greater convenience and flexibility. “We are very happy to announce that our customers in Canada now have access to the automated SMA service monitoring, too”, said Nick Morbach, executive vice president of SMA’s Home & Business Unit. “There has been a continuous stream of requests for expansion of the program as long as we have had it in the United States,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president of SMA’s Home & Business Unit. This groundbreaking solution decreases truck rolls, lengthy service calls and system downtime, saving installers time and

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Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years Germany are now recycling half of their waste (50%), having improved year-on-year for the last five years Despite a 12% reduction over the last five years, Turkey are still sending a shocking 88% of waste to landfills When you take both waste production and waste recovery into account, Japan, Belgium and Sweden are leading the way in the overall war on waste. Our waste production is increasing throughout the globe due to growing populations and economies. With predictions that this will grow a further 70% as soon as 2050, our need to act is at an all time high. The question, of course, is whether countries across the world are indeed taking action and doing their part to both minimise waste and maximise its recovery. Packaging retailers RAJA have drawn on data presented from the OECD on the treatment of countries’ municipal waste, delving into 29 countries that had data available over five years. Through doing so, they were able to not only find out which countries are making positive movements in waste recovery, but also which ones are minimising

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Hamburg, 14 October 2020. The Nordex Group has received orders for 271 wind turbine systems with a total output of 1,228.6 megawatts (MW) in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3:2019: 1,700.3 MW). The Delta4000-series turbines with an output range of four to five MW accounted for 86 percent of the orders. In the first nine months of 2020, the Company's total order intake (excluding its services business) amounted to 3,758.5 MW (9M 2019: 4,738.7 GW), with the Delta4000 series playing a dominant role at a share of 81 percent. In the third quarter, 31 percent of orders came from Europe, primarily from Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and France. Driven by two major projects in the USA, the North America region accounted for a 50 percent share. Latin America contributed 19 percent of new orders with projects in Colombia and Brazil. "The third quarter confirms that our customers in Europe, North America and Latin America are equally convinced by our highly efficient Delta4000 turbines. Despite individual delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, demand remains strong – including the outlook for the rest of the year," says Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Nordex Group.

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Tuco owner Jakob Frost sets the best time in the race "Round Denmark Inshore". Since the start Saturday morning at 10.00am, the carbon fiber boat Frostboxen, which Jakob Frost has built at the Tuco yard in Faaborg, has been chasing a new reference time in the Round Denmark inshore race. The race starts and ends in Aarhus, and along the way the team has been passing Skagen, Bornholm, and sailing through Little belt in their 650 nautical mile quest to concur the best time. The team's goal was a sailing time below 100 hours, was nicely achieved with a finish time after 92 hours and 35 minutes when the team finished at 6.35 on Wednesday morning. With the competitor Torben Fagerholdt just over 40 nautical miles behind him. With a new time on the "Round Denmark Inshore" course, Jakob Frost can bring another Danish sailing trophy home to Tuco in Faaborg, where also the "Silver Spinnaker trophy" for fastest time around Zealand, and the diploma for fastest time in the Royal Danish Yacht Club's record sailing Denmark Around Inshore stands. Jakob Frost and Tuco's built carbon fiber boats have thus taken a heavy toll on the Danish distance sailing and record racing,

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Singapore – The China Navigation Company (CNCo) today announced it is expanding its project cargo business and has launched Swire Projects to provide specialist shipping services to the energy, resource and infrastructure sector. Swire Projects will be working closely with the various marine service activities of the Swire group to develop an independent global strategy in the MPP & Heavylift segment. The Projects division will be led by Namir Khanbabi, General Manager of Swire Projects, based in Singapore and will have global coverage. Swire Projects has also hired three senior project managers: Matthias Kremser, Global Head of Chartering, and Nicki Schumacher as Head of Europe, both based in Hamburg; and Rufus Frere-Smith, Regional General Manager, who will lead the Americas team that will be based in Vancouver and Houston. “By bringing together trade routes, fleet, and expertise across the Swire Group’s marine activities, Swire Projects is set to lead a smart network of resources, enabling highly efficient, trusted and flexible shipping solutions to service clients in the project logistics sector, particularly project forwarders, EPCs, Heavy Civil and offshore energy construction players,” said Khanbabi.

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First orders have been taken for Airborne Wind Energy AWE by tethered kite or drone. AWE flies higher than a wind turbine – up where winds are stronger and more continuous – stronger still at night to offset dead solar. KiteNRG of Italy is developing its AWE to 500kW and they told IDTechEx supercapacitors are needed in an island configuration to accept the surges of power created. The new moveable, rapidly installed energy harvesting such as AWE, tidal stream and ocean wave must avoid the high cost of parts maintenance and replacement in remote places. Supercapacitors do that, wasting less electricity and grabbing more of the incoming electricity surges than batteries. In cycling applications, supercapacitors have 100 times the life and deep discharge, whereas only 15% of the battery can be sipped. The kWh of the supercapacitor needed to replace batteries in such situations is therefore much less, offsetting cost, something already demonstrated in hybrid cars. Large supercapacitors cost thousands of dollars. They save millions of dollars when preventing self-destruction as with pitch control of the blades of a wind turbine in a storm when the electrics fail. Lithium-ion batteries were selling at the billions of dollars a year level when they hit

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The Energieallianz Bayern (EAB) is an association of municipal utility companies. In addition to technical and commercial management, EAB's park management also includes wind park optimization and asset management.   They chose to rely on Windfit solution to remotely check under-performances on their fleet. The automated digital solution determines the cause of power loss on each equipped turbine and checks the results of corrective actions performed to make sure that the machines are performing at their best.   "A machine can be available 99% of the time, and still not produce as much as it could, or causing damage  undetected by a regular 10min SCADA analysis", informs Sereema representative. Windfit empowers companies such as EAB who are looking towards independent, accurate, expert diagnoses to perfect their portfolio's performance strategies.   https://www.sereema.com

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Following the government’s pledge for a clean-energy revolution aimed at powering every UK home by wind within 10 years, Aggreko reports a reflective increase in the need for more ’bridging gap’ solutions to optimise the sector’s potential. Chris Rason, Managing Director, Aggreko Northern Europe says: “Building back greener is an ethos synonymous with Aggreko’s own strategy. However, while the strategy itself is most welcome news, there are many engineering challenges that we may yet encounter. “To truly become a world leader in clean wind energy, long-term planning requirements cannot be overstated. Integration of renewable energy with the grid with its associated storage issues needs to be urgently addressed and planned and we believe ‘bridging gap’ solutions are critical to this. “At Aggreko we have already been evolving our position and capability to become an enabler to meet decarbonisation goals, with a major focus on how we support renewable adoption and reliability. “While we took the decision earlier in the lockdown period to defer our strategic update until the year end, we have continued to develop our thinking in order to position the business to support our customers when decarbonising their energy usage. “We are investing significantly in many new technologies including battery storage, although industry

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Managing Director Ki Jun Park to continue as Advisor to the Board As of November 1st, 2020, Mr Ki Jun Park, Managing Director of Jumbo Korea, hands over the management to Mr Jason Hwang. Mr Park will continue as Advisor to the Board, ensuring that Jumbo will be able to draw on his extensive knowledge and experience of the Asian Heavy Lift market. Mr Park started Jumbo’s Korean office 23 years ago, in 1997. As Korea was (and is) a large petrochemical production market and several big EPCs are based in the country, establishing a local presence was a logical step. Mr Park laid the groundwork for a successful regional heavy lift, breakbulk and project cargo network and substantially added to the success of Jumbo. Michael Kahn, CEO of Jumbo, says: “Mr Park is a well-respected member of the Jumbo family. For 23 years, he has worked relentlessly to contribute to Jumbo’s continued success. Together with Jason Hwang, whom he has taught the intricacies of the project cargo industry, he has ensured that Jumbo remains a well-respected name in Korea and the region. I thank him for all that he has done in the past and am very happy that we can

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Xodus Group and BW Research Partnership will conduct a research project to assess the local and regional supply chain in support of the growing offshore wind industry in and around Massachusetts. Working on behalf of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”), Xodus and BW Research, in coordination with Greentree Consulting and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, will deliver a comprehensive offshore wind supply chain assessment and gap analysis. This will be based on the requirements of both developers and tier one companies, and the capabilities, qualifications and interest of Massachusetts companies and neighbouring states. With much of the offshore wind facilities currently manufactured and produced overseas, MassCEC is supporting efforts to develop a robust local supply chain in Massachusetts and throughout the region that can manufacture and produce turbine components and associated equipment at a scale necessary to serve planned and anticipated offshore wind projects. Such measures aim to help the industry improve efficiency and reduce costs as the scale of development grows, while helping local communities further realise the economic benefits associated with offshore wind. Jamie MacDonald, Xodus’ director of operations in Boston said: “Our outreach campaign will provide an in-depth assessment of the offshore wind supply chain to identify the strengths of

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