5TH INTERNATIONAL BIOENERGY BIH CONFERENCE

BioEnergy market have been growing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. BioEnergy projects, including bio-fuels, electricity and heat energy generation from biomass and biogas, have been implemented.
BioEnergy is available energy resource that can contribute in long term energy independence and stability for individuals, local communities and more. Biomass, Pellets, Biofuels, generally bioenergy might be the key for national economy development in the region, not yet recognised as a chance for sustainable development.

Now we are facing the consequences and challenging rapid increase of pellet demand and production. Not only pellet production but technology development is very common in BiH. Dozens of certified pellet producers and biofuel boilers producers build up their future in BiH, Regional and EU market. Domestic consumption in BiH is growing. It is a fact that I believe will stabilize relationships in the long run, develop the market and thus become the main heating energy resources.Once again I want to stress that no other energy source is CO2 neutral and in the same time accessible, distributed and always available, as biomass.

These ideas, experiences, obstacles and benefits faced by bioenergy consumers and producers as well challenges and potentials of bioenergy utilisation will be introduces to participants.

Thursday, 25th October 2018
Venue:Congress Centre Sarajevo, Hills Hotel, Sarajevo
Time: 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Moderator: Vanja Curin, Governance Board Member at AEBIOM

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1ST Photovoltaic & Solar Energy Conference Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018

In last decade solar have been most prospective renewable energy source and business choice all over the globe. Innovations and solar business developments keep up the top position. Solar irradiation in Bosnia and Herzegovina vary from 1.240 kWh/m2 in the north to 1.600 kWh/m2 in the south, with 270 sunny days a year. Currently more than 180 solar energy plants are in operation with total capacity 15MW, and planned additional 5MW until 2020. A milestone project New energy strategy determine market growth. Energy incentives and planned quotas will be introduced and discussed at the conference by institutions.

Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Venue:Congress Centre Sarajevo, Hills Hotel, Sarajevo
Time: 13:30 – 16:30 h

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Uniper SE and Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR will collaborate on projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of oil and gas production in Azerbaijan

The two companies signed an agreement to that effect on Aug. 25 in Baku.The German energy provider and SOCAR have been working in close cooperation for the past five years.

The principal aim of the new agreement is to enhance efficiency in energy use in production processes and thereby lower greenhouse gas emissions in Azerbaijan. Initial projects have already been identified and are now set to be reviewed in greater detail.

Back in 2013, Uniper and SOCAR concluded a long-term gas supply contract. Until 2045, up to 1.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas is slated to flow to Europe each year via the Southern Gas Corridor.

In 2016 SOCAR and Uniper formed a joint venture for the development of energy efficiency. The JV will gain additional value by modernizing and expanding the electricity and steam generation facilities at the SOCAR chemical complex in Sumgayit Azerikimya. The launch of new facilities is scheduled for early 2020.

The German government is assisting the project through a HERMES export credit guarantee. With an investment volume of around 30 million euros, the project draws mainly on German technology.

“The new project marks another milestone in the partnership between the two companies, set to run over the long term,” Christopher Delbruck, member of Management Board at Uniper, commented on the contract signing in Baku. “It will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region and conserve the country’s natural resources. The collaboration between Uniper and SOCAR is of mutual benefit to both sides and offers sound prospects for the future.”

“Strategic cooperation we have with one of the leading German companies UNIPER provided great opportunities for Azerbaijan to realize its natural resources as well as benefit from the modern technologies,” Rovnag Abdullayev, president of SOCAR, said. “Enhancing energy efficiency is of great value both for environment protection and gaining additional value from the natural gas saved in this project. Inking this agreement once again reiterates the high level of economic ties between our two countries, demonstrates the cooperation parties enjoy under the Southern Gas Corridor project as well as highlights the important role Azerbaijan and SOCAR play in European energy security.”

Uniper is an international energy company with around 12,000 employees worldwide. The company operates about 36 Gigawatt of reliable power generating capacity in Europe and Russia, which consists mainly of gas, coal and hydropower plants.

With its balanced portfolio and its technical and commercial expertise, Uniper is able to offer attractive and customized products and services at competitive prices. Uniper's trading activities create links between global energy markets.

These activities comprise the entire value chain for commodities trading in markets for electricity, emission allowances, natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), coal and freight. Moreover, the company's experience in asset operation and global trading serve as the basis for comprehensive service packages that - in addition to asset management – can also include supplying raw materials and fuels as well as operational management of power plants.

SOCAR is one of the leading international energy companies. In order to ensure the economic interests of the Azerbaijani people, SOCAR is a major operator and participant in a number of transnational projects across the country and abroad.

The company is active in all the oil and gas industry value chains. Exploration of oil and gas fields, production, processing, and transportation of oil, gas and gas condensate constitute the main part of the operations of SOCAR. SOCAR also exports natural gas, oil and petrochemical products to the country's market, as well as international markets.

The company's goal is to become a vertical integrated international energy company with advanced experience in the field of effective operation, social and environmental responsibility. As an important EU energy supplier, SOCAR plays a special role in the sustainable economic development of Europe.

source News.Az
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Europe. List of companies which are offering drainback systems

Europe. List of companies which are offering drainback systems


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Slovakia has a small market of thermal solar panels

Slovakia is a small country from the point of view of the big solar companies. It is strongly connected to the Czech Republic where it imports products and technologies. Although in 2007-2010 Slovakia was a growing market, conditions changed. For years, the market has either stagnated or re-enrolled very small increases. For instance, in 2014, 5500 sqm of thermal solar panels were sold and in 515 another 5300 sqm. In 2016 9600 square meters were sold out of which 1,600 square meters of vacuum tubes. In total at the beginning of 2017 in Slovakia were in operation 160100 square meters of solar panels. That means over 40000 panels in operation. The data source is ESTIF.

Mihai VINTILA

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Erste Bank Serbia becomes first local partner to receive RSD 600 million loan for boosting energy efficiency

Programme to support investments in private homes to improve energy performance and generate savings.Finance provided under EBRD €85 million Green Economy Financing Facility for the Western Balkans.

The loan comes under the EBRD €85 million Green Energy Financing Facility for the Western Balkans, implemented in partnership with the Energy Community Secretariat. The initiative is designed to help local households, housing associations and service providers invest in energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects.

Frimu Ghinea

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Montenegro: 6th Energy Fair

6th ENERGY FAIR to be held from September 19th to 23rd 2018 in the jubilee year when Adriatic Fair celebrates 50 years of its successful business. The Event will be held in the same period as 40th Civil Engineering Fair and 13th Water-water supply systemssanitary technologies fair. The combination of these events represents an opportunity for exhibitors to use benefits of the synergy of fair platforms.

Guided by the knowledge about global energy deficit, importance of increasing conscience about rational use of energy, energy efficiency and energy saving measures, Adriatic Fair Budva organizes the 6th International Energy Fair.

Energy Fair is an opportunity for companies, state and academic institutions, professional associations and individuals who operate in the field of reasearch, development, production, transfer, distribution and rationalizaton of energy use to present new technologies and achievements.

The Partner Country of the Fair Event is People's Republic of China. A large number of companies operating in the energy sector both in the country and throughout the region have thus far shown interest in participation in the Fair. Companies involved in renewable energy sources and thermotechnology have shown special interest.

The program part of the Event has been created  in cooperation with state and academic institutions (Montenegrin Chamber of Economy, Engineering Chamber, competent directorates, faculties) as well as with individuals from this field.

More info on
http://www.adriafair.co.me/index.php/en/exhibitions/energy-fair.html


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Austrian thermal solar market in free fall

The Austrian market, one of the most important in Europe, has seen a decline in recent years. Thus, if in 2014 sales of 153440 sqm were recorded, they dropped to 136580 sqm in 2015 to reach 111040 sqm in 2016 with 18.7% in 2016.

At the end of 2016 was in operation 4129021 sqm, equivalent to 2890315 kW.

From market information, it seems that this fall will continue. However, the major companies involved in the field have been relying on exports for many years to Eastern Europe, but also to the German language space.

ESTIF is source of statistics.

Mihai Vintila

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Solar Finance & Investment Canada

There are only 4 weeks until Solar Finance & Investment Canada takes place in Toronto on the 18 September 2018 presenting the most effective financial and legal strategies to make solar projects of all sizes not only financially feasible, but profitable. With the participation of banks, investors, asset owners, and local government representatives the event boasts an unmissable agenda:

AGENDA AT A GLANCE
7:45 - 08:15 Registration and coffee
8:15 - 08:45 Breakfast seminar hosted by Unique Surety
8:50 - 09:00 Welcome from chair
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote: What drives the solar industry in Canada?
10:00 - 10:45 The industry and the customer: how to form a successful partnership
10:45 - 11:00 Networking refreshment break
11:00 - 12:00 Under new management: Ontario’s renewable energy future
12:00 - 13:00 Networking lunch break
13:00 - 13:45 Solar Ratings Fireside Chat
13:45 - 14:45 New alternative financing: finding additional capital
14:45 - 15:00 Networking refreshment break
15:00 - 15:30 Female powerhouses: a discussion of trending topics in the industry
15:30 - 16:30 Exporting solar: unlock your Global Competitive Advantage
16:30 - 19:30 PearTree Securities evening networking sponsored drinks

More info on:

https://financecanada.solarenergyevents.com/programme/list 


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Ukraine:The Kness Group invests in a factory for photo-voltaic panels

The Kness Group which has built to date, 33 of photo-voltaic parks that produce 224Mw in seven provinces of Ukraine decided to make an investment in a factory for photo-voltaic panels. Thus in the town of Vinnytsya will produce 200 Mw of photo-voltaic panels. The plant will have two production lines and is expected its completion in the year 2019.

"Such a factory of solar panels is a significant contribution not only in Ukraine but also in the region's economy, employment of population and the development of national industry" - said Sergei Savciuc President Derzhenerhoefektyvnosti Ukraine.

It is worth remembering that the producers who use local facilities green benefit from an increase of the rate of 10 percent.

"In general, it is good to note that renewable energy gives a boost to create new production facilities. For example, the factory that produces solar panels, has won this year, Energodar (competition energy) of the Zaporozhye region", - said S. Savciuc.

The appearance on the domestic market of new producers will contribute to increased competition and the solar panels will become more affordable. At the same time, it is important that these facilities will boost the country's economy.

Mihai Vintilă

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XXIII BELARUSIAN ENERGY AND ECOLOGY FORUM 2018






On October 9-12, 2018, Minsk will host the XXIII Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum, which will include the 23rd International Specialized Exhibition “Energy. Ecology. Energy Saving. Electro” (EnergyExpo), and specialized subjectbased exhibitions: Oil & Gas Technologies, ExpoLIGHT, Water & Air Technologies,Atomexpo-Belarus, ExpoCITY, and the Belarusian Energy and Ecology Congress.

The goal of the forum is to showcase the newest achievements in science, machines and technologies in energy, energy saving, automation, electronics, oil refinery, environment protection, and renewable energy sources.

The forum draws attention of the leading Belarusian and international producers of equipment, technologies and materials, and this is one of the largest in this field in the CIS and the Baltic countries.

More info on
http://www.tc.by/download_files/2018/eebuklet2018en.pdf

Frimu Ghinea

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1.5 axis PV tracking for lower LCOE & new applications (free webinar)

In the UAE, HeliosLite's unique 1.5 axis PV tracking solution has recorded 30% more energy output annually, versus fixed tilt structures with much more power throughout the day. HeliosLite's ambition is to lower LCOE by at least 10% versus fixed tilt structures in high DNI regions. During this webinar, you will learn:
What makes HeliosLite's 1.5 axis PV tracker unique
How it improves profitability for developers and installers
What markets does it open to tracking solutions

Hosted by PV Tech, co-presented by HeliosLite and Enerwhere.
Registration: Free (limited spaces available)

12 September 2018, 15:00 - 16:00 CET

REGISTER
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8295018476841018113?source=Email

Speaker information:     

Dr. Etienne Menard - Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder, HeliosLite.
Etienne obtained a PhD in Chemistry at the University “Pierre et Marie Curie” (Paris, France) and the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is also the lead inventor of Semprius’ core transfer printing technology, a technology which he developed during his PhD at UIUC.

Daniel Zywietz - Founder & CEO, ‎Enerwhere.
‎Enerwhere, is a distributed solar utility based in Dubai, UAE.
Daniel has over a decade of experience in management consulting, banking and entrepreneurship in Europe and the Middle East, with a focus on utilities, renewable energy & energy efficiency. Enerwhere provides cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power to off-grid customers across the Middle-East & Africa, also being one of the earliest adopters of HeliosLite's 1.5 axis tracker, having installed the first pilot project in Abu Dhabi, UAE in May 2017.

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Bulgaria: EBRD invests €100 million in Energy Holding’s bonds

The EBRD has invested €100 million in a new seven-year €550 million bond issue by the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH), the state-owned entity which controls the country’s energy assets, including the public suppliers of electricity and gas.

The EBRD’s involvement will help BEH continue its support in relation to key power sector reforms as well as restructure its balance sheet and improve the long-term financial sustainability of Bulgaria’s power sector.

The EBRD bought the seven-year senior unsecured bonds on 26 June 2018 and 31 July 2018. The bonds started trading on the Euronext Dublin exchange on 28 July 2018 and are expected to start trading on the Bulgarian stock exchange in August 2018. The new bond will be used to refinance the €500 million bond issued by BEH in 2013, which will improve the holding’s financial structure.

source: EBRD


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Moldova: a new kindergarten, renovated with Romanian money, was inaugurated in Mateuţi

The "Steluta" kindergarten in Mateuţi village, Rezina rayon has been renovated within the Program of technical and financial assistance granted by the Government of Romania to preschool institutions in the Republic of Moldova administered by the Moldova Social Investment Fund (MSIF).

The Mateuţi Primaria (Village Hall), Rezina rayon, in 2016 submitted to MSIF a request for reconstruction of the kindergarten in the locality. The facility was built in 1967 and since then has not benefited from any major repairs. A single room was functioning in the institution, with a maximum capacity of 25 children. Thank to the financial support provided by the Romanian Government, the kindergarten was rebuilt.

Following the implementation of the sub-project, the following general construction works were carried out in the kindergarten: the premis of the kindergarten has been reconstructed, a new roof has been arranged, the interior and exterior works have been carried out, new doors and windows have been installed, new floors have been installed, new heating and ventilation systems have been installed, electricity, water supply, and sewage systems have been repared, landscaping works have been carried aut (pavement has been arranged, the playground has been installed). The kindergarten has been equipped with furniture for provided means", MSIF Executive Director, Mircea Esanu, said.

At present, the institution consists of 3 educational modules, which include an activity/rest room, a bathroom unit for children, cloakrooms, a medical cabinet, a kitchen, an office for kitchen staff, a boiler house, a laundry and a linen storeroom, an office for teachers and managers. At present, the kindergarten is attended by 75 children. The project implementation period: 2017-2018.

The Government of Romania has allocated 26 million euros through the "Program of Technical and Financial Assistance granted by the Romanian Government for the renovation of preschool institutions in the Republic of Moldova" for the renovation and equipping of kindergartens in the Republic of Moldova. 845 kindergartens in our country have been renovated for these funds (945 sub-projects in total).

The Moldova Social Investment Fund (MSIF) is the institution selected for implementing and managing the Program.

source: FISM 

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Romania will provide a financing program for solar installations in homes

The Environment Fund Authority intends to run a program in 2018 to grant non-reimbursable financing to individuals who install photovoltaic panels for their electricity production at home, according to official sources.

Citizens installing these photovoltaic panels can use their energy for their own consumption, and beyond what can be sold in the network, distributors being forced to take over energy. The basic condition is that, in order to benefit from funding, the power discharged into the network must be at most equal to the power it has contracted for the consumption in the network, not higher.

The state will finance about 20,000 Romanians who want to install small power plants with a power of up to 6 kW per house.

Frimu Ghinea

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We relaunch as a green energy platform

We reassemble today Info-Solar.ro! We already have a few years of experience and a public audience. Today we are releasing a new format on our site in order to respond more readily to our readers' requirements. Known fields do not change. What will change will be the content. We will not focus on the sun but on all the green energies. So, from today onward, the articles about biomass or wind energy, which we have only sporadically published so far, will be used. We believe that better coverage of green energies is a gain for us and especially for the pubic. Let's hear only good things!

Mihai Vintila

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