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Statoil Awards Battery Contract in Batwind Project

01 Dec 2017 08:35 | Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway - Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, will be equipped with a battery to store power from the wind farm next year. According to Statoil, who is one of the operators of the wind farm, the purpose is to "teach" the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power. read more...


Offshore wind project Rampion starts power generation

29 Nov 2017 08:11 | Essen, Germany - The offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity. According to E.ON, the first turbine was commissioned. 115 additional turbines will be connected to the grid in stages over the next few months. read more...


Luxcara Announces Commissioning of 111.2 MW Norwegian Wind Farm

21 Nov 2017 15:06 | Hamburg, Germany - Luxcara, specialized in asset management for renewable energy investments, has announced the completion of the Norwegian onshore wind farm “Egersund”. The project was secured in December 2015 for a portfolio of institutional investors. read more...


Rapid Construction Progress on Arkona Offshore Wind Project

14 Nov 2017 17:06 | Essen, Germany - The Arkona offshore wind project is growing significantly faster than expected. According to Eon who builds and will operate the wind project all 60 foundations have been installed in the seabed of the Baltic Sea ahead of schedule. read more...


Bachmann Wins Tender for the Biggest Swiss Wind Farm Juvent SA

10 Nov 2017 13:55 | Rudolstadt, Germany – Bachmann Monitoring GmbH , a company specialized in condition monitoring systems (CMS), was awarded the contract in November following a call for tenders by Juvent SA and its main shareholder, the BKW Group. read more...


Siemens Gamesa Plans to Lay Off up to 6,000 Employees

07 Nov 2017 12:42 | Zamudio, Spain - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today presented its results. Regarding fiscal year 2017, revenue increased by 5% to €10,964 million, while underlying EBIT was €774 million (-18%) with an EBIT margin of 7%. read more...


sonnen Builds first sonnen City in the USA

27 Oct 2017 07:52 | Wildpoldsried, Germany - The German battery company sonnen is installing its sonnenBatterie energy storage solution in 3,000 new homes in the US state of Arizona. read more...


VDE Renewables, Fraunhofer ISE, ERI@N Launch Global Initiative for Energy Storage

25 Oct 2017 10:35 | Freiburg, Germany / Singapore - VDE Renewables, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) Energy Research Institute (ERI@N), launched the Global Energy Storage Competence Cluster (GECC) at the annual Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore. read more...


Eon Implements a Stand-alone Grid Solution in Sweden

19 Oct 2017 17:10 | Dusseldorf, Germany - Sun, wind and a big battery: These are the ingredients with which the energy company Eon wants to bring the small village of Simris, located in the region of Scania in southern Sweden, onto 100 percent renewable energy. read more...


Senvion and CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Sign strategic Framework Contract for Generators

19 Oct 2017 16:52 | Hamburg, Germany /Beijing, China – The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a framework contract with its supplier CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co., Ltd at China Windpower fair in Beijing. read more...