Energy infrastructure News for September 2010

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Cambridge spin-out simplifies wind turbine voltage control

Amantys Ltd, a cleantech spin-out from the University of Cambridge, has simplified the design of medium voltage power systems using insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) for wind turbines.

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IMS: "Small three-phase inverters stealing the show, but for how long?"

The highest demand for PV inverters in 2010 will come from both the smallest and the largest three-phase inverters, according a recently released report on the market from IMS Research.

Smart grid opportunities in Europe

Smart grid opportunities in Europe could be worth almost US$0.5 billion in new annual business opportunities by 2015 driven by the EU energy policy requirements on renewable energy and interconnection of grids.

Prysmian supplies cables for Welsh offshore wind farm

North Wales cable manufacturer Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd has been contracted by RWE npower renewables to supply and install a 132 kV cable for Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in Wales.

Draka Offshore designs Gode Wind II subsea power system

Draka Offshore will design the subsea inter-array power system for PNE WIND AG’s Gode Wind II offshore wind farm off the coast of Germany.

Iberdrola to invest €4.8bn in UK clean and renewable energy

Iberdrola plans to invest €4.8 billion in UK clean and renewable energy over the period 2010-2012.

Scottish Water joins ITM Power onsite hydrogen vehicle refuelling trials

In the UK, Scottish Water is to participate in the Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST) of ITM Power’s Transportable Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HFuel). The high-pressure system will be used to refuel two Revolve Technologies hydrogen Ford Transit vehicles for use in Scottish Water operations.

Improved ports crucial for UK Round 3 offshore wind

RenewableUK has launched a national campaign to highlight the importance of investing in UK ports to enable offshore wind turbine manufacturing for Round 3.

Renewable energy growth in Portugal anticipated

An SBI Energy market study shows that Portugal is quickly emerging as a 'green' trendsetter through increased development of renewable energy such as wind, solar and hydropower resources at substantial financial costs.

Smart grids key for greener world economy

Smart grids are key for a greener world economy, according to the World Economic Forum report Accelerating Successful Smart Grid Pilots to be presented at the ‘Summer Davos’ in Tianjin, China.

Launch of megawatt lab for solar PV inverters

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has begun operations at its megawatt laboratory for solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters.

Carlo Gavazzi launches grid-connected solar PV inverters

Carlo Gavazzi is introducing grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters with efficiencies of 94.37% and higher.

Irish firm constructs offshore substations for Welsh wind farm

Belfast-based Harland & Wolff will build the two offshore substations for the 576 MW Welsh offshore wind farm Gwynt y Môr under a contract from Siemens.

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects for India

YES BANK and CarbonDesk will cooperate on emissions-cutting projects to generate offset credits in India.

GE enables Turkey’s connection to European grid

GE’s smart grid technology will enable Turkey to connect to the European electricity grid this September, the energy giant says.

GL Noble Denton evaluates London Array offshore wind risks

GL Noble Denton has won the contract to perform Marine Warranty Survey services for the 1 GW London Array offshore wind farm in the UK.