ZX Lidars deployed as SCADA-integrated permanent met mast replacements on operational wind farms

ZX Lidars has delivered ZX 300’s to Statkraft Ireland for the purpose of assisting with operational wind farm monitoring including power performance tests through to the provision of wind measurements for production forecasting / reporting. The use of wind Lidars in this capacity reduces the working at height and planning requirements associated with traditional met masts. In addition, Lidars can measure to higher heights across the full wind turbine rotor, and with greater certainty over long periods of time.

Statkraft Ireland is part of Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy,  which develops, owns and operates renewable production facilities in Ireland. Statkraft Ireland has many years of experience both in the wind sector and also with Lidar technology including ZX Lidars technology.

ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidars to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and above or ahead of their installed position up to several hundred metres. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally.

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EnergoSfera. ODESSA ENERGY DAY Efficiency Energy Forum 2019


Between 11 and 13 September 2019 the Center for Exhibition Technologies together with KLIMAT UKRAINE and public organization "Energy Country" with the support of the Energy Efficiency Agency of Ukraine, the Odessa Regional Council will organize an energy forum, whose purpose is to present news and discuss issues related to energy efficiency.

Within the exhibition, there will also be the ODESSA ENERGY DAY Efficiency Energy Forum, which we hope will give new impetus to changes in housing and communal services infrastructure, will accelerate thermo-modernization of houses, energy audits and thermal energy management in homes as well as the implementation of technologies to energy saving.
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Ülke Enerji and Sulzer Schmid partner to deliver advanced blade inspections to Nordex / Acciona Windpower in Turkey

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and Ülke Enerji, the largest independent wind farm service provider in Turkey, have teamed up to provide autonomous drone-based blade inspections to Nordex / Acciona Windpower on all of their wind turbines located in Turkey.

By licensing Sulzer Schmid’s advanced inspection technology, Ülke Enerji becomes the only player to offer high-definition rotor blade inspection campaigns by means of autonomous drones in the fast-developing Turkish wind market.

Ülke Enerji has already completed blade inspection campaigns in three wind farms equipped with Nordex /Acciona Windpower wind turbines this year. Further inspections have been planned in the short run. “We are happy to have completed these inspections successfully. This is a significant step forward on the road to wider market adoption of high-quality drone-based inspections in Turkey”, said Ali Aydın, General Manager of Ülke Enerji.

The combination of Sulzer Schmid’s state-of-the-art inspection technology and the field operation and health & safety expertise of Ülke Enerji provides wind turbine inspection at an unprecedented level of quality and cost effectiveness to the Turkish wind industry. The autonomously flying drones of the 3DX™ Inspection Platform of Sulzer Schmid assure high-definition quality and consistent image acquisition time as well as 100% blade coverage while minimizing human errors and operational risks.

Thanks to the powerful capabilities offered by unmanned aerial vehicles, the market for blade inspections by means of autonomous drone is becoming increasingly dynamic.  “It is becoming clear that UAV technology will play a central role in wind turbine inspections from here on in. It offers the best possible performance in terms of campaign quality, time and cost effectiveness. With the complimentary expertise of Sulzer Schmid and Ülke Enerji, we believe we have access to the soundest inspection solution currently available on the market in Turkey”, commented Ferit Yeşilay, Head of Service Turkey of Nordex /Acciona Windpower.

“Nordex /Acciona Windpower are very significant players for Sulzer Schmid. And we are very satisfied that a local industry leader such as Ülke Enerji has decided to adopt our 3DX™ inspection platform to serve them in this important wind market”, concluded Tom Sulzer and Christof Schmid, Co-founders of Sulzer Schmid.

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3rd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2019”

3rd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2019” (7-8 November 2019, Belgrade, Serbia) is a dedicated platform bringing together ministers, major investors, decision-makers of flagship hydropower plants, and investment project initiators, as well as regulators, in a concerted effort to efficiently execute key projects for HPP construction and modernisation all over the Balkan region.

Programme Highlights 2019:
Strategic plenary session European energy markets integration and hydropower development plans of governments, initiators and investors
Focus on Serbia What are the strategic priorities of hydropower development in the country
Presentation of Key Investment Projects HPPs construction and modernisation projects in the Balkan region with 2020- 2030 implementation period
CASE STUDIES Best practices of HPP projects implementation and operation across the region
INVESTMENTS in hydropower industry of the region: discussion with international investors (institutional, financial, industrial, etc.)
CTOs’ PANEL DISCUSSION operators and HPP senior executives, project leaders, service companies and suppliers of equipment will discuss the most pressing issues regarding HPP projects implementation
Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina WORKSHOPS Discuss hydropower projects and plans with decision-makers of operator companies, state authorities officials from the Balkan hydropower hot spots
Small hydropower potential of the region Operator’s plans and breakthrough technologies for implementation
Technical presentations, road show,specialised exhibition Technologies, equipment, and services from world leaders
30+ hours of business and informal networking one-on-one meetings, business lunches, coffee breaks, interactive round tables, and many other activities
Formal dinner For all Summit participants – an opportunity to continue to speak with colleagues and potential partners in an informal setting

Among VIP-speakers and participants 2019:
Dragan Vlaisavljević, Executive Director, Elektroprivreda Srbije
Dragan Minovski, General Manger, Power Plants of North Macedonia
Blendi Bushati, Head of Programming and Strategic Management Division, Albanian Power Corporate
Nicola Saporiti, Senior Investment Officer, Global Product Specialist – Hydropower, International Finance Corporation
Željko Ratković, Manager, Department of Investments, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske
Zoran Stanic, Senior Engineer, European Investment Bank
Aleksandar Protic, Manager HPP BOCAC, Hydro Power Plants at Vrbas a.d. and many others.

Among regular participants:
ABB, Aimsir, Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation (ACERC), Albanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ERE), Albanian Power Corporation (KESH), ANDRITZ HYDRO, AUMA Riester, Balkan Green Foundation, Bulgarian Energy Holding, Carpi Tech, Crnogorski elektroprenosni sistem (CGES), EBRD, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske, Emerson Process Management, Energy Agency of Republic of Macedonia, European investment bank (EIB), Fortum Corporation, Gajek Engineering CO, HEP-Production, HPP Perucica, HPP Piva – EPCG, Hydro-Economic Enterprise Iber-Lepenc, Investment and development fund of Montenegro JSC, Italtechnics, Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEC), Macedonian Powerplants (ELEM), Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water economy of Macedonia, Ministry of Energy of Romania, PPC Albania, Tractebel Engineering, Transelectrica, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH, WWTECH Hydro  and many others.

Contact person: Olga Zhogal, Forum Director
Email: OZhogal@vostockcapital.com
Tel. +44 207 394 3090
Website: http://www.hydropowerbalkans.com/ 

Date: 7-8 November 2019
Venue: Belgrade, Serbia
Organiser: Vostock Capital


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Webinar: How to use facades to generate solar energy

The focus of the next IEA SHC Solar Academy webinar will be on the assessment, onsite monitoring and simulation of building-integrated solar systems. On 18 September, three experts who work for Task 56, Building Integrated Solar Envelope Systems for HVAC and Lighting, will share their findings in a 1.5-hour webinar starting at 2 pm GMT.

Those who wish to attend can now register online, while a recording of the event will be available on the Solar Academy webpage thereafter. The photo above shows facade-integrated polymer collectors at a housing estate in Oslo, Norway. More solar-powered architectural solutions can be found in the Task 56 photo gallery.

source https://www.solarthermalworld.org

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Sulzer Schmid and NNAISENSE join forces to develop wind industry’s most advanced AI engine for automated blade damage detection

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and NNAISENSE, a world leading artificial intelligence specialist, have partnered to develop an artificial intelligence engine to automatically detect rotor blade damages on wind turbine. This leapfrog technology is expected to bring the twin benefits of improving the productivity and consistency of blade inspection processes.

With this new development effort, the two partners are aiming to build the industry’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence engine able to recognize damages based on inspection image material. The initial version will be able to flag all areas of concern on any given damaged blade. Ensuing upgrades will add other capabilities such as the ability to establish damage categories and severity levels.

“Maintaining the structural integrity of rotor blades is critical to maximizing energy output and ensuring the safe operation of wind turbines. We are convinced that we will be able to transfer our extensive expertise in surface defect recognition from other industries to the wind industry and are looking forward to our cooperation with Sulzer Schmid, an innovator in its own space”, commented Faustino Gomez, CEO of NNAISENSE.

The autonomously flying drones of the 3DX™ Inspection Platform of Sulzer Schmid assure high-definition quality and consistent image acquisition time as well as 100% blade coverage while minimizing human errors and operational risks. The cutting-edge image assessment tools of the platform ensure detailed and efficient damage assessment. With the support of an AI-enabled inspection software, the review work of blade experts will be greatly facilitated. Instead of having to review the entire surface of the blades, they will simply need to focus on the pre-selected areas of concern. This technology progress will not only significantly boost the productivity of the reviewing teams but will also improve the quality of damage annotation processes.

“Maximising end-to-end productivity is a key success factor in the highly competitive market of wind turbine inspection solutions. Thanks to our collaboration with NNAISENSE, we will be able to push the envelope in this area and significantly advance the automation capabilities of our inspection platform”, explained Christof Schmid, COO and Co-founder of Sulzer Schmid.

Tom Sulzer, CEO and Co-founder of Sulzer Schmid, concluded: “We are very excited about our collaboration with NNAISENSE, a true leader in the visual recognition of surface damages by means of AI. This will further enhance the added value we provide for our customers and partners”.

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RENEXPO® International Trade Fair and Confference for Energy, Wastte & Watter, for the first time in December in North Macedonia.

On December 3rd and 4th 2019 RENEXPO® NMK, International Trade Fair and Conference for Renewable Energy, Wastte and Water wil take place the first tiime in Alexandar Palace, Skopjje, North Macedonia (NMK).

In Skopjje RENEXPO® NMK wil bring together more than 60 companies from 15 European countries, 1200 professional visitors and 400 conference participants.

For more information please visit the web page: http://www..renexpo-nmk.com

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EEA & Norway Grants in Romania - funding for Energy Efficiency projects. EUR 13 million available!

EUR 13 million available for energy efficiency projects on the Romanian market under the EEA & Norway grants. The funding comes through the Energy Programme operated by Innovation Norway in Romania.

SMEs and Large enterprises can get grants with a funding intensity between 30% – 80% under 2 funding streams:

– Small projects seeking grants up to EUR 200k (total budget approx. EUR  3 million)

– Large projects seeking grants up to EUR 2 million (total budget approx. EUR  10 million)

Eligible project areas include: Energy efficiency in buildings (owned by non-economic entities); Energy efficiency in industry; Energy efficiency of infrastructure; Energy performance of products; Energy efficiency in transport sector.

The deadline for applications is 20 January 2020.
For more information on the energy efficiency funding, please read here.




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African Solar Energy Forum 2019 - Less than 60 days To Go

It’s less than 60 days to the African Solar Energy Forum 2019 happening on the 16th – 17th October 2019. The hosting venue, the Golden Tulip Airport hotel in Accra, Ghana dubbed the ever reinventing hub of Afro-fusion in cuisine and comfort promises a pleasurable and memorable conference stay but you are yet to register.

ASEF2019, with 18 Exciting Case Study Sessions, 1 Panel Discussion, 1 Interactive Round Table Discussion Session and a Break-Out Session; that will have delegates divided into 4 groups facilitated by over 20 speakers, centred around how solar energy, an under-utilised energy source on the continent can be utilised to meet the rapidly growing energy demand, lower the emission of greenhouse gases, and generate returns on investments; promises to be excitingly insightful.

Topics covered by ASEF2019 include but limited to:
Solar Panels Market Development Strategy: Establishing Quality Improvement Support
Solar Energy Investment: Prospects and Market Impacts
Energy Storage Systems and Technology
The Emergence of Innovative Technology for the Decentralization of Energy Space
African Innovation: Using Local Resources to Design Solar Panels
Implementing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy
Climate And Environmental Protection: Can Solar Systems Help?
Innovative Financial Solutions: a Tree-lined Pathway to the Augmentation of Solar System Installations in Africa
Entrepreneurship and Economic development: The Contributions of Solar Technology
Scope of Operations and Maintenance Activities of Solar Systems
Optimization of Solar Asset: Technology-agnostic Approach/Solutions
Comprehending Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Solar Energy Applications
Blockchain Technology Bonds for Energy Access Finance in Africa
Operational Costs Reduction and Asset Performance Optimization through Digital Technology
Establishing the Digital Energy Transition in Africa
Here are reasons why you should register now to attend;
Boost your expertise about the advanced O&M techniques in the solar industry
Explore the spatial layout of evolving decentralized energy system
Gain valuable insight into the latest technologies, innovative design and service models in the solar industry
Learn how to successfully upgrade existing solar plants and maximize profit
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of deploying solar energy in comparison to other renewable energy sources
Understand advancements in balancing markets and grid integration
Position yourself in the solar energy market of tomorrow
Take advantage of an excellent opportunity to meet stakeholders in an informal setting
And most importantly, here is a list of some confirmed speakers for ASEF2019.
Dr. K.T. Tan / Chief Technical Officer / Viridian Solar, UK.
Pankaj Thakkar / Vice President – International Business / SunSource Energy.
Mikhail Nikomarov / Chief Executive Officer / Bushveld Energy, South Africa.
Marianne Walpert / CEO / Simusolar / Former CEO / Pacific Solar Company, USA.
Ismail Alami / Founder and CEO / DarSolar Energy, Morocco.
Prof. Albert Okorogu / Executive Vice President (EVP) / GreenElec, Paris, France.
Engr. Francis O. Odim / Managing Director / African Sustainable Energies, Nigeria.
Femi Oye / Chief Technology Officer, Chief Architect / GoSolarAfrica.
Femi Fadugba / Senior Associate Principal and Regional Portfolio Lead / CrossBoundary Energy, Kenya.

There is no reason to wait any longer. Don’t miss out.

REGISTER NOW
Also, if you need any help registering you can get in touch with me. Give me a call on +420 773 835 491. Or request a call back and I will call you when it is convenient for you.

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4th international congress and exhibition “Hydropower. Central Asia and the Caspian 2019 ”(February 19-20, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

The 4th Annual International Congress and Exhibition “Hydropower Central Asia and the Caspian” is a professional platform for dialogue, exchange of experience, finding solutions and consolidating efforts of government and business representatives for the effective implementation of a number of projects for the construction and reconstruction / modernization of hydropower plants in the region (Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan).

The most interesting in the program of the event:

Strategic Plenary Session: hydropower development in Central Asia and the Caspian: international cooperation, plans of governments, initiators and investors

Projects: the latest information on hydropower construction and modernization projects in Central Asia and the Caspian

Practical examples from companies successfully implementing hydropower construction and modernization projects in the region

Exclusive Exhibition Innovative Solutions and Equipment - Construction, Modernization, Improving Efficiency

Business and networking opportunities: Gala dinner, interactive round tables, one-on-one meetings and much more

Regular participants of the event: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Uzbekhydroenergo, RusHydro, Samruk-Energy, Power Plants, Chakan Hydroelectric Power Station, International Finance Corporation, Hydroproject Institute, Engurhesi, Georgian International Energy Corporation, Georgian Energy Development Fund, Adzharistskali Georgia, Asian Development Bank ENERGO-PRO Georgia, Gross Energy Group, Phazisi Energy, Kairakkum Hydroelectric Power Station, International Energy Corporation, KazHydro Operating and many others.

Milan Stavnaya
Forum Leader
Tel: +7 495 109 9 509
Email: MStavnaya@vostockcapital.com
Web: https://www.hydropowercongress.com/

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ArcVera Renewables' Study Proves Its Wind Energy Resource Assessments Reach 100% Mean Accuracy

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind and solar projects with more than 30 years of experience, has developed and published earlier this year an ambitious benchmark report that aimed to deliver a thorough analysis of the performance of its wind energy resource assessment (WERA) practice across a broad range of operating wind projects.

Based on a dataset composed of 31 projects it worked on in the United States, combining 3.5GW of installed capacity and 212 years of operation, the report provides a detailed comparison between the pre-construction assessments using ArcVera's advanced WERA practices and the actual post-construction energy production data.

The results of the study show that ArcVera's wind assessment techniques are accurate to within about 1% on average of reported project P50 energy production, which becomes near zero mean bias after accounting for grid curtailment.  In addition, the benchmark study indicated that ArcVera's wind assessments have lower individual project performance variation than in the past. With an average project performance bias close to zero, ArcVera's advanced methodology yields an average project performance of 98.8% for the 31 projects.  Given that estimates of grid curtailment losses, typically at 1 to 1.5%, are not corrected for in most benchmark assessments, ArcVera's overall project performance is effectively 100% in terms of accuracy.

Even more impressively, the results show that the risk of building a wind farm that significantly over- or under-performs is limited by applying ArcVera's techniques, with an industry-leading 4.7% standard deviation of project performance.  No firm is currently assessing wind farms with the accuracy achieved by ArcVera.

"For over thirty years, ArcVera Renewables has provided finance-grade consulting and technical services for wind and solar energy clients worldwide, including the very first bankable WERA delivered in 1989 in California. Our track record is second to none, and we wanted to make public the data that supports that claim. We have consistently delivered accurate and bankable insights backed by advanced technical expertise and decades of global experience. That kind of highly specialized services is what you need to make sure that confident project development decisions are taken, maximum technically-driven advantage is secured, and performance risk is minimized," commented John Bosche, President and Principal Engineer at ArcVera Renewables.

ArcVera Renewables is a recognised pioneer of WERA practices, which evaluated more than 60% of the installed wind capacity in the US.  The Colorado-based company worked on the very first wind farm in eighteen US states, as well as Puerto-Rico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and, shortly, El Salvador.
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Asia-Pacific Water Heating Exhibition 2019 (AWHE 2019) August 16-18

China Produced 50.26 Million Pieces of Water Heaters in 2017
Data from CNIC registers that by the end of 2017, China was home to 4000+ water heater makers, which collectively produced 50.26 million pieces of water heaters (22.8 million pieces of electric water heater, 18.4 million pieces of gas water heaters, 7.4 million pieces of solar power water heaters, and 1.66 million pieces of heat pump water heaters).

Review of AWHE 2018 
AWHE 2018 brought together a wide-ranging selection of esteemed brands in the field, such as Wilo, Grundfos, Dongfei, Enfit, Vinreet, Bedford, Zeshunpu, Tai Lake Star, Sanghui, Maxcozi, KP-Link, SolarShine, Richeng, Minamoto, DIBETTER, and etc. Over 1000 new products were released on site, making the event a truly magnificent festival of water heating technology for insiders alike.

Preview of AWHE 2019
As one of the primary events of its line in China, AWHE 2019 is going to concerntratedly display the new generation of green & smart water heating technologies. 80% exhibitors from 2018 would like to exhibit again in 2019. The 20,000 sq.m show floor of AWHE 2019 is going to be packed with buyers from over 40 countries and regions!

Exhibition Scope:
Heat Pump Product and Equipment                             
Solar Water Heating Equipment
Electric Water Heater
Gas Water Heater
Related Accessories and Equipment, Water Management System, Hot Water Solution, Energy-saving Hot Water Project, etc.

Concurrent Trade Shows:
The 15th China Guangzhou International Electric Heating Exhibition (GEHE 2019)
The 11th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Guangzhou 2019)
The 14th China Heat Energy Exhibition
Guangzhou International Heating Boiler and Combustion Systems Expo 2019

For more information about AWHE 2019

Date: August 16-18, 2019
Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex
Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
Website: http://www.whstgz.com/index.php?lang=en

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Montenergo: 7th ENERGY FAIR

7th ENERGY FAIR to be held from September 25th to 29th 2019. The Event will be held in the same period as 41st Civil Engineering Fair and 14th Water-water supply systems-sanitary 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 7th 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.

Fair event puts emphasis on energy efficiency, alternative and renewable energy sources, as well as the transmission of electricity. With the promotion of new products and technology, fair platform may point out the strengths and qualities of modern solutions in the construction and equipping of facilitiesin a quality manner.

Within the fair event will be organized rich, comprehensive and diverse program created according to the actual economic trends in collaboration with state and academic institutions, professional associations and individuals from the energy sector area.

For more info

E-mail: office@jadranskisajam.co.me 
www.jadranskisajam.co.me

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The 8th Asia-Pacific Bioenergy Exhibition (APBE 2019)













The 8th Asia-Pacific Bioenergy Exhibition (APBE 2019)
Date: August 16-18, 2019
Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex
Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
Website: http://www.apbechina.com/

Biomass to Contribute to China's Green Future
China¡¯s 13th five-year plan for the bioenergy industry is that by 2020, the nation¡¯s annual consumption of biomass energy will be equivalent to 58 million tons of standard coals. The installed capacity for biomass power generation will stand at 15 million kilowatt. Yearly consumption of biomass-to-liquid fuel and biomass pellets will respectively reach 6 million tons and 30 million tons.

Review of APBE 2018
APBE 2018 was successfully concluded with 160+ exhibitors, such as ROSHT (Korea), Polytechnik (Austria), Kingwood, Lvding Energy, Dizhonghai Boiler, Bioene, Lvtan Group, Dingliang, BSR, Vonton, Greenman, DLS, Hongxin Machinery, etc. Boilers & Burners enjoyed an overwhelming representation of 38%, followed by Pellet (19.9%), Briquette Fuels & Equipment (19.1%), Accessories (14.7%), and Bio Gasification (8.1%).

Preview of APBE 2019
Ranking among the world's top biomass trade shows, APBE 2019 is going to be staged on a show floor of 18,000 sq.m with 200+ exhibitors. The 6th Asia-Pacific Bioenergy Summit will give you a glimpse at the forefront of biomass technology.

What¡¯s more, the show will be held under the same roof as 2019 China Heat Energy Exhibition (Heat China 2019) and the 11th Guangzhou Int'l Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2019 (PV Guangzhou 2019), offering more heating and energy solutions!

Exhibition Scope
Biomass molding fuel and manufacturing equipment;
Biomass boilers, combustors, stoves, boiler improvement and heating service companies;
Biomass gasification technologies and equipment;
Biogas technologies & engineering equipment;
Comprehensive utilization of crop straw;
Biomass & garbage power technologies and equipment, integrated garbage treatment, recycling of industrial waste gas and heat;
Advanced biology liquid fuel and refining technologies;
Related technologies and equipment of biomass combined heat and power generation;
Detection, evaluation and certification institutions, marine biomass energy, etc

If you don't want to miss out on this grand event, then please mark its date and venue, and register for your free digital ticket now!

Contact 
Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group
Contact Person: Jenny (Ms.)
Tel: +86 20 2918 8293
Mobile/Whatapp/Wechat: +86 158 7655 8395
E-mail: jenny0124@aliyun.com
Website: www.apbechina.com

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Mita-Teknik launches next-generation blade pitch technology

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, announced today the launch of its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to effectively minimize O&M costs, reduce downtime and improve productivity.

The Mita Pitch System is a flexible pitch solution for turbines up to 12 MW, which boasts a design life of 30 years. It has been designed to maximize the availability and performance of wind turbines, while applying minimum loads to the structure. High availability is ensured by fast commissioning, a Built-In-Self-Test scheme for on-the-fly evaluation, simple maintenance procedures, and digitalization. Digitalization is an asset created by integrated CMS and intelligent algorithms collecting data of high accuracy and veracity, providing the valuable data insights needed to support operation and maintenance planning.

The system features a modular pitch design with integrated drives, based on various standardized sizes of Hub Units, Blade Units, brushless PM Servo Motors, Asynchronous Servo Motors as well as energy storage based on either ultracapacitors or long life VRLA batteries. It is designed as an open system allowing OEMs to integrate their own software in the hub controller.

The Mita Pitch System is the result of thousands of engineering hours and it underwent an extensive quality test procedure, explains Thomas Andersen, CTO at Mita-Teknik: "The high quality of this product comes from a mix of excellent engineering, top-shelf components and thorough testing procedures. Every single component has been selected and specifically tested to maximize performance and reliability", he said.

This robust system has been designed to sustain the harsh environment of the rotating wind turbine hubs and can deal with operating temperatures ranging from -30°C to +60°C, as well as continuous vibrations and forces. By removing the traditional "cabinet in cabinet" approach, Mita-Teknik was able to maximize the system reliability, avoiding high ambient temperatures inside the cabinet.  The Mita Pitch System offers innovative features such as ruggedized IP65 seawater resistant aluminum housings, smart energy management extending component service life, as well as touchless blade angle monitoring.

"Our new pitch system generation capitalizes on decades of experience and best practice in pitch design. It is designed to prevent expensive downtime and costly maintenance. Only a small number of wear parts are used; this is a crucial factor in securing the long design life of the system, as this reduces failures at component level whilst lowering the overall maintenance costs. This is how we provide the highest investment value to our customers", said Torben Jensen, Leading Chief Engineer at Mita-Teknik.

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Romania: Installation of panels without building permission

Starting with June 27, 2019, the people interested in installing photo-voltaic panels are no longer required to spend money and to waste time on building permits because Law no. 117/2019 for amending and completing the Law no. 50/1991 regarding the authorization of the execution of construction works has removed the obligation to hold such an authorization.

According to the new legal provisions, the installation of photo-voltaic panels for the production of electricity and / or solar panels for water heating is allowed without the building owner obtaining the building permit, but the municipalities must be informed about the modifications to the dwelling before starting the works.

The modification of the normative act was initiated by the Ministry of Environment at the proposal of the Environmental Fund Administration in order to unblock the Program for installation of photo-voltaic panels systems for electricity generation in order to cover the consumption needs and surplus delivery in the national network and the Program for installing photo-voltaic systems for isolated households not connected to the power distribution network.

Mihai Vintila

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Free Webinar on Solar Heating and Cooling Market and Industry Trends 2018

Free Webinar on Solar Heating and Cooling Market and Industry Trends 2018

July 3rd @ 2:00 - 3:30 GMT

This is the 2nd in the 2019 IEA SHC Solar Academy webinar series
hosted by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

Click here to register

Join us for a lively discussion on the key findings of these two recent solar market reports:
Solar Heat Worldwide: Global Market Development and Trends in 2018 from IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC)

Renewables 2019: Global Status Report from REN21

Werner Weiss is the co-author of IEA SHC's report, Solar Heat Worldwide. He is the founding member and director of the Austrian research institute AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) in Gleisdorf and has been working in national and international solar thermal and energy efficiency projects since the beginning of the 1980s.  He is also the Austrian representative on the IEA SHC Executive Committee.

Presentation Title: Global market developments and highlights in 2018

Bärbel Epp is the founder and managing director of the German consulting company, solrico – solar market research & international communication. She is responsible for the international newsletter published by www.solarthermalworld.org that reports exclusively on market and technology trends in the solar heating and cooling sector. She is also the author of the SHC chapter in the Annual Global Status Report on Renewables published by REN21.

Presentation Title: Industry and business trends 2018

Thomas Ramschak is a research associate at AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) in Gleisdorf, Austria and Subtask leader of IEA SHC Task 60: Application of PVT Collectors. The focus areas of his research are Thermal Energy Technologies and Hybrid Systems.

Presentation Title: Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems (PVT) achieve market relevance

Moderator
Pedro Dias is the Secretary General of Solar Heat Europe (ESTIF).

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EU support the energy sector in Tanzania

The European Union (EU) is a long-standing partner supporting the energy sector in Tanzania. The EU support has targeted rural grid extension, the development of rural mini-grids from renewable energy by independent or private power generators and distributors, support for clean cooking solutions, as well as capacity building of key stakeholders in the energy sector (Ministry of Energy, Rural Energy Agency, EWURA and TANESCO).

The EU considers reliable energy supply as one of the key elements of a conducive environment for doing business and continues to be of critical importance as an enabler of poverty reduction and job creation. The EU, through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), has allocated a total amount of EUR 180 Million to support the energy sector in Tanzania.

This support will contribute to the scaling up of access to modern energy services and rural electrification, in line with priorities under national and sector development plans and will strengthen EU-Tanzania cooperation.



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The European Union and JUMEME inaugurate new solar-powered mini-grid on Lake Victoria’s Mulumo Island in Kagera Region

JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd. (JUMEME), together with the European Union Delegation in Tanzania and its project partners, celebrated the launch of its newly constructed solar-powered mini-grid on Lake Victoria, Mulumo island in the region of Kagera. The facility in Mulumo is one of eleven mini-grids to be commissioned on 10 different islands on Lake Victoria in June 2019, constituting the first roll-out phase of the “Micro Power Economy, Tanzania Roll-out” project cofunded by the EU. Over the last 12 months, JUMEME has constructed more than 180km of low and medium voltage distribution grids, electrifying 20 villages with a total population of more than 80,000 people and providing 24/7 electricity services based on solar-hybrid power systems to residential houses, schools, hospitals, businesses and local entrepreneurs.

The Ukerewe District Commissioner, Mr. Cornel Magembe honored the occasion with his presence, along with a representative of the European Union Delegation in Tanzania and officials from the Ministry of Energy, Rural Energy Agency, Energy and Water Utilities Authority and the local government authorities; stating that "the government of Tanzania is at the forefront of supporting rural electrification” via partners such as JUMEME. Having witnessed JUMEME’s work in his District of Ukerewe, he confirmed that “The citizens have embraced electricity and this has brought about a lot of positive change in their lives; the local health center has grown into a better facility with greater capacity; there is clean [ drinking ] water available; and a lot of business opportunities have arisen (...), in line with the government’s initiative of industrializing Tanzania."

Through his representative, Mr. Francis Songela, the EU Head of Development Cooperation, Mr. José Correia Nunes, said that ''access to energy is a critical element to empower people, especially women and youth. Ensuring affordable, reliable clean and modern energy is a key area of European Union engagement with the Tanzanian government and the private sector. Sustainable energy, especially in rural areas, is central to addressing the challenge of poverty reduction and ensuring inclusive, equitable and climate friendly economic growth".

JUMEME aims at building and operating solar-hybrid mini-grids in remote settlements of Tanzania with a total budget of 16 million Euros (TZS 41.1 billion). The project is co-funded by the European Union Energy Facility for a total amount of 7.4 Million Euros (TZS 19 billion). The Rural Energy Agency (REA), through its result-based financing scheme, has also provided grant funding to the project, whereas the shareholders of JUMEME have contributed with equity.

“JUMEME and its partners are doing a great job in providing electricity to rural villages; we at REA applaud the effort especially having experienced the challenging logistics JUMEME’s team undergoes in these project areas. The unique business model of Productive Use applied by JUMEME is an initiative supported by REA 100% due to its ability of improving the rural economies, as opposed to providing electricity for lighting purposes only’’, said Advera Mwijage, Vice Director of Marketing Development and Technologies at REA

Having run a pilot system on Ukara island since 2016, JUMEME will now operate the 11 additional minigrids spread across Lake Victoria on the islands of Goziba, Kerebe, Kasenyi, Mulumo, Rukuba, Kibumba, Maisome, Mahaiga, and Irugwa. In parallel to the first roll out phase, the construction of an additional 11 mini-grids, located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, is underway.  These additional mini-grids are also co-financed by the European Union and will be finalized at the beginning of 2020, making JUMEME the energy service provider to more than 170,000 people.


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Participation of Ukraine in IRENA - the possibility of introducing effective mechanisms for financing green projects on best world practices

Ways to increase investment in renewable energy were discussed by parliamentarians, government officials, representatives of financial institutions and businesses from around the world, including Ukraine, at the Ministerial Round Table at the 8th IRENA Assembly on January 13.

IRENA experts have noted significant changes in the financing of energy projects in the world over the last few years. Especially remembered in 2016, when investments in new power of "pure" energy significantly exceeded investment in traditional energy sources. One-third of all funding attracted to China. Also grew "green" investments in the US and European countries.

Participants of the round table noted that, of course, favorable state policy and legislative incentives are the basis for activation of investors and businesses in the "green" energy sector. These are "green" tariffs, and auctions for the purchase of "clean" electricity and other tools.

In turn, representatives of the Ukrainian delegation presented a policy of development of the domestic market of renewable energy sources, focusing on the latest adopted legislative incentives.

Member of Parliament of Ukraine, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Natalia Katser-Buchkovskaya, informed about improving and linking the "green" tariff to "clean" electricity to the euro, establishing a premium for the use of domestic equipment, the introduction of long-term contracts for the purchase of electricity for "green" »Tariff and other incentives.

"Ukraine does not stop there. Together with international partners from countries such as Denmark, Finland, we are exploring the possibility of creating new mechanisms for attracting investment in green projects, taking into account the best world experience. These are "green banks", "green bonds" and other instruments. I am convinced that, in cooperation with IRENA, we will be able to receive all relevant information on the development of such financial mechanisms in the world, receive expert advice and, together, make progress on this issue, "said Sergey Savchuk, Head of State Department of Energy Efficiency.

S. Savchuk recalled that joining the IRENA would allow Ukraine to submit applications to the Abu Dhabi Development Fund (https://www.adfd.ae) for receiving preferential loans for "green" projects.

Also, the event was presented by IRENA, designed to stimulate the implementation of "green" projects. Important developments are the following online tools:

- IRENA's Global Atlas (https://irena.masdar.ac.ae/gallery/#gallery), which demonstrates the potential of renewable energy development worldwide;

- Project Navigator (https://navigator.irena.org/index.html) - an online guide for developing green projects.

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EEA & Norway Grants in Romania – Energy efficiency funding calls by Innovation Norway expected in the upcoming months

EUR 17 million to be made available for energy efficiency projects on the Romanian market under the EEA & Norway grants. The funding will come through the upcoming calls of the Energy Programme in Romania. The calls are expected to open during the next few months.

The 2 focus areas supported:

– Energy Efficiency
– Enhanced research and development capacity on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security

Based on the public information published by Innovation Norway, we will have multiple funding streams for each focus area:

– Small projects seeking grants up to 200,000 eur
– Large projects seeking grants up to 2,000,000 eur

These calls will follow on the recently closed funding scheme supporting energy audits across all sectors. An Energy Audit will be required when applying for funds for energy efficiency measures made available under some of these future calls.

Possible project types in these future calls could include: energy efficiency in buildings, modern technologies and ICT, improved energy and resource efficiency of products, public transport, industrial transport related to goods, waste etc.

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Vestas brings in Sulzer Schmid and WKA Blade Service to deliver massive drone-based blade inspection campaign

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and WKA, the leading blade inspection and repair service provider, have been enlisted by Vestas to conduct a massive and challenging drone-based blade inspection campaign in Scandinavia, on a staggering 1,250 wind turbines in less than 12 weeks.

For this important campaign, time is of the essence. The blades of the 1,250 Vestas turbines located across Sweden and Finland must be inspected by the end of June, just in time for the beginning of the repair work season that traditionally takes place during the less windy summer months. To deal with that challenge, Vestas has opted for a drone-based solution, which is the only approach that can meet its high-quality standards within such a demanding time-frame.

WKA & Sulzer Schmid’s have joined forces to offer the complete service needed by Vestas. Within their partnership, Sulzer Schmid’s cutting-edge drone-based inspection technology will be combined to WKA’s qualified field personnel and rotor blade expertise to offer a state-of-the-art turnkey solution.  WKA will deploy drones equipped with cameras and sensors to capture and record blade defects and ensure smooth operations in the field. The project management will be supported by ROBUR company TEC GmbH, an industrial services specialist.

The offering of Sulzer Schmid and WKA covers the entire workflow up until the defects are made available on the customer portal of Vestas. In addition to diligent planning and efficient field operation, this requires a streamlined defect annotation process and the integration into the backend systems of Vestas to allow for an end-to-end information flow. The HD images captured by the drones are analysed aided by Artificial Intelligence, and detailed automated reports are generated via Sulzer Schmid’s 3DX™ software components.

“The feedback from the field teams and the blade experts provides us with a wealth of information that helps to continuously improve the technology and to further push the boundaries of productivity and ease of deployment,” explained Christof Schmid, Co-founder of Sulzer Schmid.

Thanks to the new capabilities offered by unmanned aerial vehicles, the market for drone-based rotor blade inspections is developing rapidly.  “We are convinced that drone-based inspection will become the new standard in the wind industry. In combination with an efficient field operation and a streamlined digital information flow, this innovative solution will add a lot of value to our customers. We are looking forward to seeing the results of WKA and Sulzer Schmid’s collaboration on this inspection campaign”, commented Jöns Sjöstedt, Senior Service Director, Sweden & Finland of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

To respond to the booming market demand, WKA has trained eight teams for drone inspections. “As a trusted service provider for Vestas for blade repairs, we strive to always provide the most effective service, using the best technology available on the market. That’s why we are thrilled to be able to rely on Sulzer Schmid’s drone technology to expand our service and meet the demanding requirement of the wind industry world leader. Going forward, we are pleased to announce that all of our customers will be able to benefit from our collaboration with Sulzer Schmid,” said Kyriakos Kosmidis, CEO of WKA

Tom Sulzer, Co-founder of Sulzer Schmid, concluded: “We are excited that Vestas has chosen our technology for this inspection campaign and we are convinced that we will be able to provide the added value that Vestas is looking for, working in close collaboration with WKA”.


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Romania: Three energy efficiency projects worth more than 13.81 million euro in Brasov

The concerns of the Braşov County Council management to improve the infrastructure of the buildings in which the medical and social institutions under its authority operate have materialized in three energy efficiency projects, accessed under the Regional Operational Program, Priority Axis 3. More than 65.8 million lei (13.81 million euro) from funds European capitals will be invested in capital repairs, modernization, replacement of utility networks, installation of alternative electricity and heat generation systems and energy efficiency of buildings housing health and social facilities in the county, projects being in various stages implementation.

Thus, the project "Capital Repairs, Modernization, Energy Efficiency of Sanitary Pneumophtisology Unit Sanpetru" has the financing contract signed the year, and now the offers for the design and execution of the works have reached the stage of technical evaluation. The total value of the project is 8,584,757 lei (1,8 million euro), of which the total eligible expenditures are 6,346,926 lei ( 1.3 million euro) Of the total eligible, 6,219,987 lei ( 1305881 euro) represent non-reimbursable expenses, and the difference of 126,938 lei ( 26650 euro) represents the own contribution of Brasov County.

The project "Modernization, Enhancement and Energy Efficiency of the New Maternity Body and of the Links with the Old Wing, is at the stage of the acquisition of the design and execution of the works. The total value of the project is 26,552,919 lei ( 5.574 millions euro), out of which the total eligible expenses are in the amount of 18,219,927 lei (3,825,260 euro). Of the total eligible sums, 17,855,528 lei (3,748,755 euro) represent total non-reimbursable expenses and 364,398 lei is the own contribution of Brasov County.

The project "Strengthening, Modernizing and Increasing Energy Efficiency of the Clinical Hospital of Psychiatry and Neurology in Brasov" has passed the pre-contract phase, the financing contract being signed in the following period. The total value of the project is 30,736,929 lei ( 6,453,196 euro), of which 27,705,773 lei are total non-reimbursable expenses, 565,423 lei represent the beneficiary's contribution and 2,429,331 lei are ineligible expenses.

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Energy Efficiency & Renewables - 15th South-East European Exhibition and Conference, Hall 5 & 6, IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria

Energy-efficient and cost-effective technologies for every industry, municipality and home

The boom in the development of technologies to implement the potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency requires their faster adoption in practice. Decentralization of the market and the growing needs for cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions attract: producers and traders, investors and consumers. EE and RES is their intersection. This year's edition will be a place for product presentations, personal contact and business negotiations.

Highlights:

Exhibitors from Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Switzerland. They offer good opportunities for distribution and new investment. They will familiarize visitors with the benefits of implementing innovations that are applied in the industry, agriculture, municipalities and households.

For the 10th consecutive year, there will be an Austrian Pavilion.
Product categories: autonomous renewable energy and waste generation systems, energy-efficient solutions for heating, cooling, air conditioning and ventilation and lighting, hybrid solar and wind systems, cogeneration, power transmission and energy saving technologies, electric vehicles - scooters, bicycles, tricycles, charging stations, energy management and services.

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Renpower Romania 2019 - The Renewable Energy, Power Infrastructure & Energy Efficiency Investors Conference

Date: 6 and 7 June 2019
Venue: Sheraton Hotel Bucharest
How to apply: We welcome your written inquiry
Attending: Key stakeholders in the sector, including representatives from the Government, International Finance Institutions, policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.

The availability of renewable energy potential combined with the government priorities to promote sustainable electrification, places Romania as an attractive investment hub in the renewable energy and power infrastructure sectors in the South East Europe region.

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The 11th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2019

In 2017, Chinese enterprises fill out most of the spots in the world¡¯s top 10 PV manufacturers: 6 for polysilicon, 10 for silicon chips, 8 for PV cells, and 8 for PV modules. More importantly, all 4 No.1 spots were taken by Chinese enterprises.

Review of PV Guangzhou 2018
On a show floor of 25,000 sq.m (up 20%), over 350 exhibitors (up 16%) gathered for the show, including JA SOLAR, Yingli, Hanergy, UNIEXPV, INVT, LONGI, AKCOME, DYMCO, Sako, CSG, Topray, Fivestar, SAJ, GoodWe, Ginlong, Growatt, Sofar Solar, Senergy, APsystemsand and etc. 91% buyers found the products they needed and 88% of them will return for 2019.

Preview of PV Guangzhou 2019
As one of the largest and most influential PV trade shows in China, PV Guangzhou 2019 is going to expand its show floor to 40,000 sq.m, with 600 quality exhibitors displaying state-of-the-art PV technology.

Moreover, the show will be held under the same roof as China International Energy Conservation, Energy Storage & Clean Energy Expo, covering other energy options like charging piles, wind energy, batteries, power supplies, bio-energy, and heating technology!

The 11th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2019 
Date: August 16-18, 2019
Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex
Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
Website: http://pvguangzhou.com/

Photovoltaic Production Equipment: silicon rod silicon block silicon ingot production equipment, silicon wafer production equipment, battery production equipment, solar panels/modules production equipment, film version of the battery production equipment, and etc.
Production Technology & Research Equipment: photovoltaic cells, related PV components, PV raw material, PV project and system, and etc.

Solar Application Products: solar street lamp, lawn lamp, yard lamp, beacon lights, agricultural insecticide lamps, chargers, lights, traffic warning lights and other solar information display screen.

Can register your free digital ticket now!

Contact 
Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group
Contact Person: Crayon (Ms.)
Mobile/Wechat: +86 13729224827
E-mail: ccrayon.1997@gmail.com
Website: http://pvguangzhou.com/ 

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Aquatherm Kyiv 2019

Aquatherm Kyiv is the Eastern Europe’s unique properly-segmented HVAC and water supply & treatment industry event presenting  a new trend of energy efficiency in each sector. 

As a cost-effective business platform rated by  97% of exhibitors for its excellent ROI, it is used by leading international brands and major market players for launching their new products and services in front of about 24,000 key industry buyers and specifiers

It is an annual trade show attracting the right audience with 91% of the visitors are the decision makers and a half of all the visitors are company owners and directors from all regions of Ukraine and neighboring states who specifically attend to gain first hand access to year’s newest prices for the whole trading season and to participate at some 20 specialized conferences and presentations bursting with ready-to-use energy efficient industry solutions and show-exclusive offers. Aquatherm Kyiv takes place at the International Exhibition Center, Kiev’s best exhibition venue with up-to-date modern infrastructure and easy access by public and private transport, an ideal place for running a successful international event.

Taking place on 14-17 May 2019, at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv, the event features hundreds of domestic and international industry players who are keen to promote their latest products and technologies to industry specialists such as installers, dealers, engineers, architects, regional distributors and municipal buyers.

In 2018, the event had  24.320 unique specialist trade visitors (43 842 visits during all days of the exhibition). Furthermore, 535 exhibiting companies represented 21 countries worldwide.

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Romania launched the program for installing photo-voltaic systems

AFM ( The Environment Fund Administration) launches for the first time the Program for installing photo-voltaic systems for isolated households not connected to the power distribution network.

The Environmental Fund Administration approved for the first time the organization of the financing file submission session within the Program for installing photo-voltaic systems for isolated households not connected to the electricity distribution network during 10 April 2019 - 10 July 2019.

The aim of the program is to increase energy efficiency, improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by generating electricity from renewable sources at homes located at least 2 km from the national electricity distribution grid and reducing the use of conventional fuels.

The object of the program is financing acquisition and installation photo-voltaic panels systems using renewable, non-polluting energy sources.

The program is multi annual and the program financing is made from the Environment Fund revenues resulting from the sale of greenhouse gas emission allowances, within the limits of the sums earmarked for this purpose through the annual budget of the Environment Fund, approved according to the law.

The beneficiaries of the program are the administrative-territorial units to which the funding dossiers have been approved and which have concluded a non-repayable financing contract with the AFM under the program.

Only costs incurred after signing are eligible grant contract. During a grant session, the applicant may submit a single application for funding for a part or all of the households listed in Art. 10 par. (1). For each household, funding can be obtained once. During the period established by the provision provided by art. 10 par. (2) and only for the households listed in paragraph (1) of the same Article financing shall be submitted to the C.J. within the territory of which the applicant is located, paged and written, in a single copy.

The amount earmarked for the financing of this Program, according to the Income and Expenditure Budget for the year 2019 of the Environment Fund and The Environment Fund Administration is 230 million lei (50 million euro).

The non-reimbursable funding granted by the Authority is 100% of the eligible expenditure but not more than 25,000 lei ( aprox. 5400 euro) including VAT for each photo-voltaic system serving a household. Funding is granted in a staggered manner, within the period of validity of the grant agreement and as part of the project implementation.

Mihai VINTILA

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RENEXPO® WATER & ENERGY Western Balkans 2019

RENEXPO® WATER & ENERGY, the largest international trade fair and conference program in the region about sustainable energy development, energy efficiency, environmental protection, water management and waste and e-mobility, will be held for the fifth time in Belgrade from April 24th to 26th.

RENEXPO® WATER & ENERGY this year will gather over 2,000 experts from Serbia, region and Europe to exchange opinions, knowledge and information on the latest technological advancements, innovations and solutions for sustainable
development in the field of energy and the environment.

The official partner country this year is Germany, which is participating with 16 German companies to present technical solutions and equipment. The recognizable orange pavilions are now made up of 15 companies from the Netherlands. A large number of companies from Austria, France, Hungary and other countries will participate in the event, which are genuine leaders in new technologies and the development of complex solutions in energy and environmental management.

Sponsors of this year's fair are ProCredit Bank, Global Hydro, Siemens Games, Winery Bikicki, water Tronoša, Termogamma Energy.

"RENEXPO® in Belgrade is again this year a real international platform," said Johan Georg Röhm, director of REECO Serbia, which organized the event, and added that international character means that 65 percent of exhibitors and 20 percent of visitors are coming from abroad.

In the program part of the event, several important conferences will be held in three days, which will, through lectures, analyzes and presentations of leading consultants, representatives of state institutions, local self-governments, associations, public utility companies and business sectors, seek for solutions for some of the most common problems that investors face, but also will identify existing opportunities for new projects and investments.

Entrance to the fair is free, with the required registration.

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2019 SHC Solar Award

The 2019 SHC Solar Award will recognize a Commercial Financing Mechanism for a Solar Heating or Cooling Project in the Public or Private Sector

The SHC Solar Award of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of solar heating and cooling technologies.

This year’s recipient will have demonstrated substantial achievement and measurable market impact from a financing mechanism (e.g., ESCO performance guarantee, selling energy, etc.) implemented to support solar heating and cooling. The mechanism must be sustainable, meaning that it will result in the purchaser paying for the installation in commercial terms.

Nominations of technology suppliers, financial service providers and other organizations are welcome.

Nominating a company, organization or individual is easy with our online submission form link below.

https://www.iea-shc.org/solar-award-nomination


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ISH 2019: proportion of international visitors climbs to record level

ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, once again gave an impressive demonstration of its importance for German and international visitors and exhibitors. Achieving the climate targets is only possible by interconnecting systems and trades.

With innumerable solutions, the global meeting place generated a plethora of fresh and future-oriented impulses.

From 11 to 15 March, around 190,000 visitors (2017: 198,810*) from 161 countries (2017: 153) made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to discover the latest innovations and trends at ISH 2019. For five days, 2,532 exhibitors (868 from Germany, 1,664 from abroad) from 57 countries presented their new products for the first time in Frankfurt am Main. At the same time, a significantly higher level of internationality meant that ISH became even more relevant: 66 percent of exhibitors (2017: 64 percent) and almost 48 percent of visitors (2017: around 40 percent) came from outside Germany.

“ISH has once again demonstrated that it connects all international players from the sector. Only together is it possible to achieve the climate targets – naturally in a personal dialogue here at ISH. The change in the sequence of days to Monday to Friday has also contributed to this”, said Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt.

The biggest visitor nations were China, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic. The largest visitor target groups were the industry and installation trade. Moreover, the results of the market research confirmed the high level of visitor satisfaction with the fair at 97 percent.

The next ISH will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 22 to 26 March 2021.

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Free Webinar on Integration of Large Scale SHC Systems into District Heating and Cooling Networks

This first webinar will share the latest results of IEA SHC Task 55 on Large Scale SHC Systems Integration into District Heating and Cooling Networks.

Solar District Heating (SDH) is in the early market development stage. Large solar thermal plants feeding into district heating networks represent only about 1% of the installed capacity of solar thermal systems, despite the fact that competitive prices lower than 40 €/MWh can be reached. In the long run, solar district heating could represent 4-15% of the total technical potential of solar thermal energy.

The 90-minute webinar will include a 30 minutes Q/A session where attendees can submit their questions to the speakers.
The recording of the webinar as well as the presentations by the speakers will be available after the webinar on both the IEA SHC and ISES websites.

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6th RENEXPO® Energy, Waste & Water Western Balkans, Belgrade

RENEXPO® international trade fair and conference presents innovative solutions for renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, water and wastewater management, attracting international companies and promoting green economy investments in the region.

For the sixth time RENEXPO® opens doors to business leaders, decision makers, local and international experts on 24th and 25th of April 2019 in Belgrade.

Leading Western Balkans exhibition and conference on energy, waste and water. The exhibition presents innovative solutions for hydro, bio and wind energy, energy efficiency, water and wastewater management, attracting international companies and promoting green economy investments in the region. The accompanying conference, round table and workshops program supports the exhibition offering market and technology insight, best practice, trending topics and hot issues tackled by renowned experts and researchers. The side program offers organized B2B meetings and investment projects presentations, bringing together international market leaders and local decision makers for active business mediation and effective networking. The event is supported by respective government institutions and trade associations in the region, as well as dedicated media partners.

120 exhibitors, 800+ conference participants, 2500 visitors

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Date April 24th – 25th, 2019

Location

Belexpocentar
Španskih boraca 74
11070 Belgrade, Serbia

Opening times
Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 25th April 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitors 120 (planned)

Entry Tickets The admission to the fair is free

Event format
Trade Fair and Conference (Conference trade fair)

contact 
REECO INTERNATIONAL DOO
Petra Drapšina 33
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Phone: +381 (0) 21 2101 897
Fax: +381 (0) 21 2101 896
info@reeco.rs
www.reeco.eu


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SHC 2019 and Solar World Congress 2019

Gear up for SHC 2019 together with Solar World Congress 2019.This not to miss event will be held November 4-7 in Santiago, Chile. The International Organizing Committee and Scientific Committee are hard at work to make this event another successful platform for the international solar and renewable energy community.

Holding SHC 2019 with SWC 2019 will ensure that in addition to solar thermal topics other important topics will be covered with a special emphasis on energy and buildings, solar heating and cooling, solar energy for industry, solar desalination and topics specific to the region. Expert international keynote speakers will be invited to speak about cutting-edge new technologies. The SHC 2019 / SWC 2019 will also include sessions to discuss policies at the governmental, national and regional levels. This event will aim to include a very strong industry presence with dynamic workshops and panel discussions to connect research with industry.

The scope of the SWC 2019 will be multifaceted. It will include technical sessions on all renewable energy topics, in addition to a special emphasis on energy and buildings, solar heating and cooling, solar energy for industry, solar desalination and topics specific to the region. Expert international keynote speakers will be invited to speak about cutting-edge new technologies. The SWC 2019 will also facilitate parallel sessions to discuss policies at the governmental, national and regional levels. The SWC 2019 will aim to include a very strong industry presence with dynamic workshops and panel discussions to connect research with industry.

About Participation
The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC), the  International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile) are pleased to invite you to the SHC 2019 Conference, to be held together with the ISES Solar World Congress 2019 (SWC 2019). SHC 2019 / SWC 2019 will include a diverse selection of presentations, forums, policy discussions and business exhibits open for all participants. 

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Ingeteam commissioned over 4GW of wind converters in 2018

Ingeteam Power Technology, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it contracted over 4GW of wind energy converters globally in 2018. With a total of 45GW installed capacity to date, the company remains the unchallenged number one supplier of wind power converters in the world.

The Ingeteam Group closed the year with a 15% increase in turnover compared to 2017.

Ingeteam achieved these strong results despite price pressures on the wind supply chain due to an increasing competition among OEMs, as well as the recent industry slowdown in Brazil and India, two strategic markets for Ingeteam.

“The wind industry as a whole has weathered a challenging period in India and Brazil last year. That impacted our sales a little, but the slowdown has leveled off and we expect orders to rebound strongly this year,” said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy.

Going forward, Ingeteam will benefit from the excellent growth outlook of the global wind sector, which becomes competitive with other energy sources in an increasing range of market conditions. This encouraging general environment combined with a stabilization in global prices and Ingeteam’s strong focus on innovation and client partnerships, provides an excellent foundation for the company’s future performance. For 2019, the company expects to experience steady sales growth, with major gains in all key markets.

In particular, the company’s recent investment in India in a facility equipped with state-of-the-art production technology is providing solid sales momentum. The feedback from both local and international clients is overwhelmingly positive.

“This highly efficient production centre is based on a modular design, and boasts agile production lines, so we can swiftly embrace our client needs. Our customer-centric approach is really paying off there. We are happy to report that we have delivered our first units in 2018 and that our orderbook is very healthy going forward. We anticipate that about 25% of the total capacity we aim to deliver in 2019 will be manufactured in our Chennai factory,” continued Ana Goyen.

Ingeteam’s strategy to position itself as a complete solution provider for wind OEMs has proven very successful over the years.

“We can supply equipment from any of our production facilities in Europe, Asia, North and South America, applying the same standards and know-how. We can also deliver the most efficient and specialized support and service to clients from our sales and service centres strategically located all over the world,” said Ana Goyen.

The company offers power converters, turbine controllers, CMS, SCADA and O&M services. With locations across the globe, Ingeteam is the world’s #1 independent supplier of wind power converters with 45 GW of installed wind power capacity, an 9% market share and the first ISP (Independent Service Provider) worldwide with a total maintained power of 8.6 GW.

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RENPOWER POLAND 2019 The Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investors Conference

RENPOWER POLAND 2019 The Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investors Conference, set to take place in Warsaw on the 11th of April.

Audience: The event will bring under one roof key stakeholders in the sector, including representatives from the Government, International Finance Institutions, policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.

Program and registration: Following the Renewable Energy Sources Act (RES Act) from July 2018 and the November 2018 auctions, the Polish government is projected to announce further amendments promoting the sector as well as auction plans for 2019. End of January, Deputy energy minister, Tomasz Dabrowski, announced to the Parliament the Ministry’s support for 2.5 GW of onshore wind and 700 MW of PV in 2019 auctions amongst others. The developments in the Polish renewable energy (RE) sector are indeed expected as the government works towards improving its energy mix, decreasing its dependence on coal, and reaching its RE targets.

This will be reflected in the discussion and the agenda of the day which will be divided over 4 sessions, covering amongst others the below topics;

Polish energy in transition  market insights and looking towards the future
Next steps on the electricity market legislative transformation
Energy efficiency strengthening awareness and investing in alternative technology
Financing of and investing in the Polish renewable energy developments

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EBRD and Green Climate Fund are co-financing new GEFF programme in Armenia


The EBRD is intensifying efforts to strengthen energy efficiency in Armenia with the launch of a new Green Economy Financing Facility for the country, co-financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The new GEFF programme in Armenia was launched in Yerevan at an event which brought together GEFF stakeholders, including donors, local state officials, local partner financial institutions, suppliers and producers of green technologies for the residential sector.

Funding will be available for investments in green technology, especially in climate adaptation and mitigation technologies. Possible investments include technologies such as thermal insulation, photovoltaic solar panels, geothermal heat pumps and water efficient irrigation systems.

The EBRD was represented by its Head of Armenia, Dmitri Gvindadze, who commented: “Developing the financial sector and improving access to green finance is one of our key priorities in Armenia. We are pleased to work with Ameriabank and ArmSwissBank to support both energy efficiency and water resource efficiency investments. Today, we have partnered with the ArmSwissBank which has a strong client base, and so we can better reach out to private sector players both in Yerevan and the regions.”

The GEFF programme will contribute towards building a green economy in Armenia by supporting the expansion of green finance in accordance with the EBRD Green Economy Transition (GET) approach.

source EBRD

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Romania's Ministry of Energy authorized offshore works to start gas production in the Black Sea

The Midia Gas Development project consists of digging five production wells (a submarine well at Doina and four production wells at Ana), a submarine production plant on the Doina field, which will be connected via a 18-kilometer pipeline to the production platform monitored and operated from the shore, located on the Ana deposit. A 126 km submarine pipeline will provide gas transportation from the Ana platform to shore to the new gas treatment plant (STG).

The Romanian Ministry of Energy authorized offshore works for the start of gas production in the Midia Gas Development Project.

Frima GHINEA

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