Energy infrastructure News for February 2012

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Sputnik Engineering adds three devices to its SolarMax solar PV inverter series

Sputnik Engineering is adding three solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters in the 10-15 kW range for large-scale decentralised installations to its SolarMax series.

Four cities act as models for smart grid cities of the future

Amsterdam, Stockholm, Colorado’s SmartGridCity and Portugal’s PlanIT Valley initiative are among the most replicable models for countries scrambling to accommodate an additional 2.7 billion people in the world’s cities by 2050, according Lux Research.

Siemens and Prysmian build submarine interconnector in the Irish Sea

Siemens Energy and Prysmian will build a 2.2 GW high voltage direct current (HVDC) submarine DC interconnector in the Irish Sea.

Mitsubishi enters German offshore wind grid projects

Mitsubishi Corporation has entered into the offshore wind high-voltage cable projects BorWin1 and BorWin2.

Europe: Five-fold growth in smart meters by 2017

Europe could experience five-fold growth in the installed base of smart meters by 2017, according to analyst Frost & Sullivan.

Honeywell launches smart grid project in England

Honeywell is launching a smart grid project that will connect up to 30 commercial and industrial buildings in the Thames Valley area west of London, together with utility SSE.

Solvay unveils Nedstack 1 MW PEM fuel cell in operation Solvay unveils Nedstack 1 MW PEM fuel cell in operation

Solvay has demonstrated the new Nedstack fuel cell system in operation at its SolVin chlorine plant in Antwerp-Lillo, Belgium. The 1 MW PEM Power Plant – one of the largest PEM fuel cell systems yet – runs on by-product hydrogen produced at the SolVin plant.

Fronius sets up solar inverter subsidiary in China

Fronius plans to establish a solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter subsidiary in Shanghai, China, to tap into one of the fastest growing solar PV markets in the world.