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On September 1, 2010, SGS announced Michael Ruiberriz as the new Business Development Manager for Renewable Energy Services in Scandinavia. Michael will focus on creating competitive strategic plans for the growth of Renewable Energy Services revenue within SGS Industrial Services and identifying and securing new contracts and projects. In addition, he will be responsible for flawless project execution and leadership as well as cultivating and forging client relationships. Michael will also be in charge of leveraging and capitalizing SGS's cutting-edge global technical certification capabilities to address unmet market needs.Having graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration with a diploma in the Program for Leadership Development, Michael made a start in the wind energy industry within the Siemens Professional Development Program in 2006. After a thorough introduction to wind power services, Michael began executing various onshore and offshore projects as installation manager worldwide. In 2009, Michael joined FORCE Technology for business development within corporate cross sales, as sales manager in the renewable energy sector.Michael has now joined SGS Scandinavia as the new Business Development Manager for Renewable Energy Services. In his new role, he will be in charge of the development of Renewable Energy Services in the region.About SGS

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Torresol Energy, a leader in the concentrated solar power (CSP) sector, has selected IFS Applications to manage the entire lifecycle of its engineering projects and to maintain its solar thermal energy plants.Torresol Energy's objective is to become a worldwide leader in the solar thermal energy industry. Every new project that the company develops, regardless of its location--Southern Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East or the United States--will introduce new technologies. The aim is to make CSP a viable, ecological and sustainable alternative to traditional power sources.At present, Torresol Energy is developing two projects in Cadiz and Seville, Spain, with cylindrical-parabolic trough collectors (CPTC) technology. Torresol Energy will add an overall productive capacity of 67 MW and 460 GWh/year, the equivalent of the average consumption of 65,000 homes. Gemasolar in Seville is the first project to be developed with a central tower system and heliostat farm technology, and is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to apply this kind of technology.Given the magnitude of the planned investments, Torresol Energy decided to look for an ERP solution that would support project and asset management, and that could be used at the different Torresol Energy plants worldwide."We have chosen IFS Applications because

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Today, the Bulgarian company Sunservice Ltd. is commissioning its first photovoltaic power plant fitted with SolarMax inverters in the western Bulgarian town of Ihtiman . The system delivers an output of 2 megawatts. Beside amorphous silicon modules the Sofia based company has also installed six central inverters of the type SolarMax 330C-SV. The devices each have a rated output of 330 kilowatts and achieve a maximum efficiency of 98 percent.When selecting the inverters, the head of Sunservice, Rumen Christov, attached great importance to high quality and know-how. "Sputnik has a lot of experience with central inverters," says Christov. He expects the solar plant to produce 1,250 kilowatt hours per kilowatt annually. Based on the present Bulgarian infeed rate for power, the plant operator will be paid 37.2 euro cents for every kilowatt hour produced.Because of the good irradiation conditions and the attractive price, Christov expects rapid growth in the Bulgarian solar market. "At present, in Bulgaria , less than 10 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity is installed,“ says Christov. "This year, new plants with an overall capacity of 10 to 50 megawatts will be built. By 2015, in Bulgaria , plants will be producing a total output of 500 to 1,000

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From December 7th through to the 9th, SGS will be attending the International Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture Conference 2010 in Dsseldorf, Germany. During the three day event, SGS experts will present a wide array of Wind Turbine Blade Testing services, including live demonstration of static and fatigue tests.From December 7th until the 9th, SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, will attend the International Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture Conference 2010 in Dsseldorf, Germany. Held at the Maritime Hotel, the conference provides a unique opportunity for wind blade manufacturers, end users, researchers and materials and technology suppliers to gather together and discuss the latest issues from production technology, materials, monitoring and testing for wind turbine blade manufacture.With the global expansion of alternative energy markets, wind farms are extending offshore and onshore, leading to increased demand for turbines and blades. The size of the turbines required is also growing, which provides new challenges for blade manufacturers. The Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture Conference 2010 aims to discuss this and more of the industry's latest challenges, from design, materials and composites processing, to qualification and testing of the wind turbine blades. Organized by Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI), a specialist market

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Home owners using the new Solar Home Loan Calculator can determine how to leverage their home equity to install solar power and gain a secure and cheap power source, said ZEN Home Energy Systems Chief Executive Officer, Richard Turner."We've known for some time now it is cheaper to produce your own energy at home than buy, but one of the biggest barriers facing householders is finding the cash to finance installation of a whole home solar energy system," Mr Turner said."Currently the only other solar funding alternatives in the market are consumer finance packages which still can put strain on the household budget as the high interest rates offset the savings." "But by using equity instead, you can effectively make the bank your power company with no change to household cash flow."The Solar Home Loan Calculator can show home owners how to take 10 years off an average mortgage and save up to $100,000 in interest payments." ZEN Home Energy Systems created the calculator in alliance with financial services Company, Bernie Lewis Home Loans.ZEN's fortunes have been riding high during the past 18 months, exceeding a budget sales forecast of 600 percent growth. "There's huge demand for better quality energy

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Solar Energy Limited (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with an arms'-length vendor by which the Company can earn a 100% interest in the West Carswell Property (the "Property"). The Property consists of two contiguous mineral dispositions, covering an area of ~2000 hectares, in the western Athabasca Basin, 8.3km west of the Cluff Lake Mine and 12.7km northwest of AREVA/UEX's Shea Creek Project. Over 22 years, AREVA operated the Cluff Lake Mine and produced over 62M lbs of U3O8. The mine was decommissioned in 2002. The Athabasca Basin is the most productive uranium producing region in the world, producing approximately 1/3 of the world uranium each year.The Company can earn a 100% interest in the property by paying $100,000 and issuing 2,000,000 common shares to the Vendor in year one. In addition, the company may issue 12,000,000 common shares over 48 months or 9,000,000 common shares with 12 months. The Company must also complete $2,500,000 in exploration expenditures within 24 months. A 1% NSR has also been granted to the Vendor, which may be purchased by the Company for $1,500,000.The West Carswell Property is ~12 km northwest of UEX's Shea Creek Project, the

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India's largest wind turbine manufacturer SUZLON ENERGY (BSE:532667) last Friday said it has crossed 5,000 MW (megawatt) of cumulative installations in India, underlining the strong momentum in the country's fast-growing wind energy market. Suzlon has cumulatively added over 5,000 MW of wind powercapacity for over 1,500 customers in India across 40 sites in eight states.* This cumulative power generation capacity has the potential to light up four million homes annually, thereby accentuating the key role that Suzlon continues to play in the electrification of India, the company said in a statement.* Suzlon is India's largest wind turbine manufacturer and has been leading the wind energy market in the country for the past 12 years with nearly 50 per cent year-on-year 

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Husum, 23 September 2010. With around 40 GW of new capacity added this year alone, the world's installed wind power capacity is expected to reach close to 200 GW by the end of 2010. These were the figures presented by Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, at a press conference during the Husum WindEnergy fair, of which GWEC is the international partner."We do expect the US market to be down this year as the low level of orders we saw during the financial crisis work their way through the system. On the other hand, stronger growth in China will make up for this, and the European market is very stable," said Sawyer. "Overall, wind energy continues to be a growth market, weathering the economic crisis much better than some analysts had predicted."In its five -year market outlook, GWEC forecasts that global wind power will double between 2010 and 2014, reaching more than 400 GW. This increase will continue to be driven by growth in China, the US and Europe, but new countries are also entering the global wind map."As wind power is becoming more competitive, it is rapidly expanding beyond the traditional markets in North America

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DEK Solar has announced the appointment of Ed Rabbitt as its new Solutions Engineer. A highly experienced addition to the team, Ed's primary responsibilities will be working with start-up alternative energy companies to develop print process solutions for advanced applications, in addition to supporting new solar installations to meet the demands of evolving production challenges.Having worked at DEK for over 15 years, Ed has vast experience in the applications and solutions domain, also having worked in the Silicon Valley Bay Area dealing extensively with new applications in industries from semiconductor through to RFID. In his new role at DEK, Ed will be working with customers to develop print processes that meet precise alternative energy production requirements. Creating high accuracy screens to exact design specifications, Ed will develop a working process that customers can take through to production to generate an optimal performance. The new Solutions Engineer will not only play a pivotal role in process development, but will also guide customers through equipment installation and the transition to production. 

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Britain's growing offshore wind energy industry has taken another stride forward as the Thanet Offshore wind farm came online.One hundred giant Vestas V90 turbines - each on pedestals 115 metres (380 ft) tall - were switched on which together capable of generating up to 300 Megawatts of power.Thanet is now the biggest offshore wind farm in the world but will be dwarfed by others being planned around the UK coast.Energy Secretary Chris Huhne was at the site of the wind farm 35 km (22 miles) offshore from UK Southeastern town of Thanet to switch on the country's latest wind farm, which has been developed by Vattenfall.With Thanet online, Britain's total wind farm generating capacity surpassed the 5,000 MW mark, Huhne pointed out at the opening ceremony."I'm pleased that we've reached the point where 5GW of our energy comes from onshore and offshore wind - that's enough electricity to power all the homes in Scotland," Huhne declared. Source: Offshore247 

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