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When maintenance-free is not an option, but a must. When there is no alternative to ergonomics. When longevity and reliability are the justified customer demand. Then Moog Rekofa GmbH offers the perfect way to combine all these requirements in one product. Founded in 1921, Rekofa has been building slip ring assemblies since 1960 and thus was the pioneer in the field of products also known as rotary unions. They are developed in Germany to this day. The group of companies within the Moog Group makes it possible to bundle all synergies from the sites Antweiler, Blacksburg, Halifax, Shanghai and Geisenheim and thus provide customers with the best solution for their application. Decades of experience in the wind power industry mean that the Moog Group can offer each customer the best product. These include numerous OEMs, but also wind farm operators, service companies and distributors. Opportunities at Moog One of the many advantages of Moog is its versatility. With 13,000 employees at over 50 locations in 30 countries, the Group acts in the interests of its customers. In the case of slip ring assemblies, we therefore are in a position to develop and produce large batches. However, customer requests can also be implemented in small

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An innovative fuel cell system based on high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HTPEM) technology from Blue World Technologies is being constructed for testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. The test installation, which will use methanol as fuel, will explore the technology’s potential as a source of marine auxiliary power. Funded by Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the project is a joint effort between fuel cell maker Blue World Technologies, Alfa Laval and vessel owners DFDS, Maersk Drilling and Hafnia. Creating a scalable fuel cell solution The aim of the project is to establish a highly efficient and cost-effective HTPEM fuel cell solution, giving marine vessels a realistic alternative to combustion-based auxiliary power within the near future. The fuel cell test setup will have a power of 200 kW, but the fully developed and modular design should be possible to scale up incrementally to a level of 5 MW. During a year of planned testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, the fuel cell system’s durability and lifetime will be in focus. HTPEM fuel cells have a higher tolerance for thermal cycling than other fuel cell types, which makes them well suited to the

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 Saudi Arabia’s largest solar farm, one of the world’s largest PV plants by capacity, will power 185,000 homes DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2021 - DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has acted as technical consultant to Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) during the development of the Sudair 1.5 GW solar PV project. DNV supported SPPC for over two years with a scope of work which included preparation of project protocol documents, setting the technical conditions of the project, such as project grid interconnection requirements, technical aspects of the PPA and the transmission connection agreement. Furthermore, DNV assisted SPPC in the negotiations leading to the execution of the PPA. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is blessed with significant natural resources and is aiming for 50% of its energy to come from renewables by 2030. This solar farm is considered to be a flagship project within Saudi Arabia and an important step towards realizing the country’s energy transition plans. Santiago Blanco, Vice President and Area Manager, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America of Energy Systems at DNV said: “We are delighted to have supported Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) in obtaining PPA signoff on the impressive 1.5 GW

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Sunderland, UK 16 April 2021 – Power Roll, a developer of unique, low-cost, and lightweight flexible solar film has announced an agreement with Thermax Group, a leading energy and environment solutions provider, to develop the market for solar film in India. The agreement will see the companies collaborate to assess the market potential for scale manufacturing and deployment of Power Roll’s unique solar film in India. The joint activity will include identifying applications for lightweight solar film and green energy solutions for the region. Over the agreement period the parties will share knowledge on the low-cost production processes, efficiency and identify compelling use cases for solar film in India. A successful conclusion to the agreement will see Thermax license Power Roll’s technology for commercial manufacture and sale of solar film in India. “We are especially excited about the potential for our solar film in India and delighted to be working with Thermax,” said Neil Spann, CEO, Power Roll. “Thermax has the right mix of renewable energy and manufacturing expertise, as well as the size and scale, to be a successful manufacturing partner in India. Our technology licensing model is perfectly aligned with the country’s ‘Make in India’ self-reliant strategy and world leading

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Special area OFFSHORE WIND & GREEN HYDROGEN in Hall 1 now open for booking / New WIND INDUSTRY & GREEN HYDROGEN FORUM platform in cooperation with WAB e. V. / National H2.0 Conference to be held for the first time on the day before the fair  HUSUM | 16 April 2021. The special topic of this year's HUSUM Wind from 14-17 September 2021 will be wind hydrogen, the currently most important trend topic in the wind economy and industry. A dynamically growing hydrogen economy is developing in Europe and the UK; wind energy, and especially offshore wind, is the central driver for this. The offshore sector as well as industry and politics in Germany and across Europe have recognized the potential of the production of climate-friendly hydrogen and green fuels. Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems and Head of the Competence Center Climate and Energy at VDMA, comments: "Climate-neutral industry needs wind energy. While today it is highly interesting for forerunners to conclude direct contracts for the supply of climate-neutral electricity, in perspective it must be a location factor to provide it in sufficient quantities." For this reason, a separate exhibition area of about 1,000 spare meters in

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) accounted for 8.1% of Poland’s total power capacity in 2020 and this is estimated to reach 21% in 2030. GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, estimates that Poland will have renewable power capacity of around 33.7 GW by 2030, of which 14.5 GW capacity will be solar photovoltaic (PV). Poland’s current 2030 solar PV target is 7 GW, which means the country is set to surpass its target by over 100%. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Poland Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2021 – Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape’, reveals that during 2000–2020, thermal power capacity dominated Poland’s energy mix with almost 70.4% share in total power capacity in 2020. However, during 2020–2030, the share of thermal power capacity is expected to decline and reach 47.8% by 2030. Similarly, the share of hydropower capacity is also expected to decline by 2030 compared to 2020. Aditya Sharma, Power Analyst at GlobalData comments: “Poland’s Government plans to compensate this decline with renewable power capacity growth. By 2030, the share of renewable power capacity is set to reach 48%, driven mostly by solar PV installations. The growth of solar PV in Poland is driven by recent and upcoming renewable energy auctions

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Rating agency acknowledges RWE’s strategic transformation Outstanding fiscal 2020 and strong financial position also evaluated positively Rating agency Moody’s upgraded RWE’s long-term rating from Baa3 to Baa2 with a stable outlook. For the subordinated hybrid bonds, the rating increased from Ba2 to Ba1. At the same time, Moody’s upgraded the short-term rating from P-3 to P-2. The analysts stated the primary reasons for upgrading their ratings as being RWE’s strong operating performance in 2020 and the progress made on implementing the strategy with its focus on renewable energies. They expect that the growing revenues from the renewables business will compensate for the exit from coal and nuclear energy in the long run. Furthermore, Moody’s emphasised RWE’s excellent financial base. Rating agency Fitch had already acknowledged RWE’s performance in March by upgrading the company’s long-term rating to BBB+ with a stable outlook.  

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Hamburg, 15 April 2021. In the first quarter of 2021, the Nordex Group received orders for 279 wind turbine systems with a total rated output of 1,247 megawatts (Q1 2020: 1,644 MW). Turbines of the Delta4000 series accounted for 906 MW or 73 percent, all other turbines are of the Delta series in the 3 MW class. The Nordex Group received orders for 1,151 MW in ten European countries in the first quarter of 2021. The largest individual markets were Spain, Turkey, Germany and Finland. With an order from Mexico, the Latin America region accounted for an additional 96 MW. "In the first quarter, we benefited from our traditionally good positioning in European markets such as Germany, Spain and Turkey, but also won projects in Italy, Poland and Lithuania, for example. In addition to the N149, the success of the Delta4000 series is also increasingly based on the other rotor variants N133, N155 and N163, which allows us to cover all wind classes," says José Luis Blanco, CEO of the Nordex Group.

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A team of researchers led by Dr. Armin Richter of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE achieved a record conversion efficiency of 26.0 percent for both-sides contacted silicon solar cells. In the recently published Nature Energy article "Design Rules for High-Efficiency Both-Sides-Contacted Silicon Solar Cell with Balanced Charge Carrier Transport and Recombination Losses" Download [nature.com], Richter explains the structure of the record-breaking cell and presents fundamental design-related aspects leading to even higher efficiencies. The design of the back-side cell surface as a full-area charge-carrier collecting passivating contact was key to the success. With a share of over 90 percent, solar cells made of crystalline silicon dominate the global photovoltaic market. Thanks to technological advances in recent years, their efficiency has already come very close to the theoretical efficiency limit of crystalline silicon (29.4 percent). Previously, record efficiencies of around 26 percent were limited to solar cells with both metal contacts at the rear, the so-called interdigitated back contact, or IBC, solar cells. Both-sides-contacted solar cells, however, have been established as the industry standard and have become the preferred choice in industrial production due to their lower complexity. With a new approach for both-sides contacted cells, the solar cell researchers at Fraunhofer

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Boston-based Sea Machines Roboticsannounces today that its SM200 wireless helm system is installed and finding successful use aboard two sister U.S.-flag articulated tug-barge (ATB) tugboats. Sea Machines’ dealer Rio Controls & Hydraulics, of Houston, managed the installations and technology integrations at a U.S. Gulf of Mexico shipyard. In the coming months, Rio and Sea Machines will continue to work together to install additional SM200 systems on at least five more ATB tugboats by the same owner. Sea Machines’ wireless helm system introduces flexible control for mariners, meaning the primary operator is no longer bound to a fixed control station. This system enables wireless helm and propulsion control, as well as remote control of auxiliaries and payload equipment, freeing mariners from the wheelhouse to conduct operations from any location that offers the greatest visibility and safety. Following the installations, Sea Machines and Rio provided on-board training to crew, helping them to become familiar with the modern technology. One significant advantage of using the SM200 aboard an ATB is for connecting the tug in the barge notch. This Sea Machines system empowers the pilot to be in full control of the tugboat and connecting pins with a direct local view of the task, as

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