Start-up Rated Power is the big winner of EDP Open Innovation

At the end of the programme, the three finalists will be chosen at the Web Summit – Rated Power joins Cosol and Invoice Capture The final of the EDP Open Innovation Programme was held yesterday in Central Tejo, which elected Rated Power as the big winner from amongst 14 start-ups. In addition to Rated Power, two other companies were selected to attend the Web Summit. EDP Open Innovation is a start-ups acceleration program, which aims to support technology-driven entrepreneurship with a focus on energy and its multiple variants, including big data, internet of things (IoT), machine learning, data analytics. Last year, it extended its universe of operation to Brazil and

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On track for success in Turkey: meteocontrol provides monitoring for Kon-Tek’s entire PV portfolio

meteocontrol GmbH has won a strong partner in the shape of Kon-Tek Otomasyon AS, one of Turkey’s leading O&M service providers: Kon-Tek wants to control and monitor its entire portfolio of existing PV systems and all new systems using the meteocontrol monitoring system. meteocontrol has already equipped four new solar parks and the first existing systems with its monitoring components. All the systems will be monitored via the central platform VCOM (virtual control room). The Turkish PV market has reached its peak value to date in 2017 with newly installed capacity of around 1 GWp. Ever greater solar portfolios require professional monitoring. O&M service providers such as the Kon-Tek Energy

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Vattenfall expands UK business by establishing network operations – Vattenfall Networks Ltd

Leading European energy group Vattenfall has formed a new unit to own and operate electricity networks in Great Britain – Vattenfall Networks Ltd. Operations are expected to start in 2018 further expanding Vattenfall’s investment in the UK electricity market where Vattenfall today is one of the biggest producers of wind power. Vattenfall Networks operating licence was granted 1 November, by British energy regulator Ofgem and marks a first step for Vattenfall to establishing smart, independent electrical distribution network operations in Great Britain. “This is an another important step for Vattenfall in the UK which is an interesting market where we see good opportunities to further grow with our climate smart

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IONITY – Pan-European High-Power Charging Network Enables E-Mobility for Long Distance Travel

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche today announced joint venture IONITY that will develop and implement a High-Power Charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe. Launching approximately 400 HPC stations by 2020, IONITY will make long-distance journeys easier and marks an important step for electric vehicles. Based in Munich, Germany, the joint venture is led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Hajesch and Chief Operating Officer Marcus Groll, with a growing team, set to number 50 by the start of 2018.   “The first pan-European HPC network plays an essential role in establishing a market for electric vehicles. IONITY will deliver

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Vestas receives 40 MW order in India

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Farm in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state. With this order, Vestas has cumulatively received 80 MW in orders from Atria for the project. The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines, a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance. Commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2018. “With this  second order from Atria in just over a month, Vestas underlines that we can provide reliable and competitive solutions along

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Global Solar Market Demand to Reach 100 GW in 2017

Brussels, 26 October 2017 – SolarPower Europe’s latest market analysis shows that annual global demand for solar power is set to reach the 100 GW level for the first time ever. This will be a growth of over 30% from 2016 levels, the previous record year for solar installations when 76.6 GW of solar were connected to the grid.   “It is good to see the growing deployment and political support for solar power, the most versatile and clean form of energy that is now also the lowest-cost for power generation in most countries of the world,” said Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor and Head of Market Intelligence at SolarPower Europe.

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Iberdrola successfully installs all 70 wind turbines at Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

Total investment amounts to nearly €1.4 billion   Adwen and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier executed the installation of the 70 wind turbines of type AD 5-135 With 350 megawatts (MW) installed capacity, Wikinger will be capable of supplying renewable electricity of around 20% of the demand of Mecklenburg Vorpommern Iberdrola has successfully installed the 70 wind turbines comprising Wikinger offshore wind farm, the renewable infrastructure which the company is building in German waters of the Baltic Sea. It is a new and significant milestone for Iberdrola as it enters the final phase for the plant’s commissioning, having completed the installation of the offshore substation and the inter-array cables connecting the wind

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Tidal energy projects aim to improve renewables’ reliability

A scale-up of tidal energy projects aims to expand capacity, improve reliability and prove their worth to investors as a renewable energy source.  Nova Innovation, a tidal power company based in Edinburgh, UK, deployed the world’s first array of tidal turbines last year, which were connected to the electricity grid in Shetland. In the autumn 2016, Nova Innovation received a Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument grant of €2.25m to develop a commercial demonstrator of Nova’s innovative direct drive tidal turbine technology. The turbines work by using the ebb of the tides from high to low twice a day, which moves huge quantities of water in the world’s seas. This rush of water back and

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 281-megawatt Nordlicht onshore wind project in Norway

Total of 67 wind turbines of the type SWT-DD-130 to be supplied, rated at 4.2 megawatts each With a diversified investor’s base and highly efficient direct-drive wind turbines, the Norwegian onshore wind power project “Nordlicht” is currently one of Europe’s largest and most innovative developments in renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received an order1 for the supply and installation of 67 units of its recently upgraded OptimaFlex wind turbine type SWT-DD-130. The project site is located west of the city of Tromsø in northern Norway on two neighboring mountains. On Kvitfjell 47 units will be installed, and another 20 units will be installed on Raudfjell. The turbines are

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Elecnor wins a EUR 177 million power transmission contract in Brazil

The project involves 436 km of transmission lines, the construction of a new substation and the expansion of a further four substations.   Elecnor has won the contract for the engineering, supply and construction of the transmission project that will link the Xingú and Tapajós substations in Pará state in Brazil.  The contract, awarded by Equatorial Energía, is worth EUR 659 million, equivalent to around EUR 177.5 million. Elecnor will build a 230 kV line stretching 436 km and the new Tapajós substation, and will also expand the Altamira, Xingu, Transamazónica and Rurópolis substations.  Source | Elecnor    

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