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.


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


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)

Petra Drapšina 33
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Phone: +381 (0) 21 2101 897
Fax: +381 (0) 21 2101 896


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.


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


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.



Agreements signed by Norwegian firms for green investment in Ukraine

Ukraine and Norway launched several strategic initiatives in the field of energy efficiency and clean energy at the Norwegian-Ukrainian Business Forum 2019.

A number of agreements between Norwegian and Ukrainian companies were signed at the forum in different sectors of the economy:

- Norway's Norsk Solar will join the installation of a 9.2 megawatt solar power plant in the Kiev region.
- the Norwegian company Scatec Solar will participate in the installation of 150 MW solar power capacity in the Mykolaiv region.
- Norwegian company NBT intends to participate in the installation of about 750 MW of wind energy in the Zaporozhye region.



SOLAR Ukraine 2019 fair

The second international exhibition dedicated to the generation and use of solar energy in Ukraine, "Ukraine SOLAR 2019" will be held 9-12 April 2019, at the exhibition center "KyivExpoPlaza" with the new location. Berezivka, the Kiev region.

SOLAR 2019 Ukraine takes place simultaneously with Ukraine's largest exhibition "ElcomUkraine 2019: Energy, Electricity", which takes place for 23 years of operation.

The main benefits of participating in exhibitions are the common audience of visitors and visitors, whose number is more than 10,000.

Theme of the exhibition:

Solar photovoltaic modules and modules
Solar panels
Mono-crystalline modules
Thin Film Modules
Solar energy storage systems
Monitoring, measurement and control systems for solar plants
Solar devices
PV components (cables, connectors, trackers, distribution boxes, etc.)
Mounting systems, mounting accessories
Materials and components for the production of solar photocells
Solar power stations:
Operation and maintenance of solar power plants
Design and development of solar power plants

Organizer: Euroindex Company

The official site of the exhibition is:



ZX Lidars achieves world-first wind Lidar measurements from a drone

Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind in what is believed to be a world-first. ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidars to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and above or ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally.

The company has now achieved accurate wind Lidar measurements from a commercially-available drone (an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for demonstration purposes, and trialed the system successfully during summer 2018 with excellent data rates and sensitivity.

“ZX Lidars is a pioneer of wind Lidar technology – we were the first on turbines, the first offshore… now we’re the first to fly on a small drone” announced ZX Lidars’ Managing Director, Ian Locker. “This and other trials conducted since 2015 only stand to further confirm that our core technology is accurate, reliable and robust lending itself perfectly to a range of applications such as Drone Wind Lidar.”

Dr Michael Harris, Director of Science at ZX Lidars, has pioneered wind Lidar for the wind energy industry for nearly 20 years, and has been the driving force behind this latest innovation.

2018 Drone Wind Lidar trial results will be presented at the Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) 2019.



EBRD arranging syndicated loan of €150 million to SyvashEnergoProm

The EBRD is supporting energy security and reduced pollution in Ukraine by arranging a syndicated loan of €150 million loan for the construction of a 250 MW wind farm in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine.

The loan will be extended to the local developer SyvashEnergoProm LLC, co-owned by renewable energy groups Total Eren of France and NBT of Norway, for the construction of the initial 133 MW phase.  The farm is expected to begin power generation by the end of 2019.

source EBRD 


Cooperation between Norway and Ukraine in green energy

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman, noted that the Norway-Ukraine partnership is a trusted partnership and the Norwegian company is one of the most desirable investors because of their advanced technology and high standards of business conduct. Affirmation was made at the meeting with the Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Mr. Ole Terje Horpestada.

Priority areas of the partnership include energy efficiency and renewable energy. Given the potential of Norwegian energy companies in Ukraine, the parties drew attention to legislative incentives and a planned transition to a system of auctions that would form a transparent competition on the market.

It is important that more than 50 Norwegian companies already work in Ukraine, including in the sector energetic "green". The planned volumes of Norwegian investment in this area reach hundreds of millions dollars.

Norwegian company NBT intends to participate in the installation of a 250 MW wind power plant in the Herson region. The total investment volume will be about 370 million euros. Consideration is also given to the possibility of setting up a 750 MW wind farm in the Zaporizhhya region. Volume total investment is 1.2 billion euros.

Representatives of international companies and organizations, in particular: Solar Scatec, AICE Hydro, DNV-GL, Norsk Solar, Pro Energy and others, took part in the discussion on potential joint energy projects cleanse.

The meeting took place before the official visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman to Norway, to be held in late January 2018.

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Romgaz (Romania) and SOCAR (Azerbaijan) have entered into a partnership to collaborate in large-scale international projects

Azero company officials have shown interest in exploring and exploiting offshore, in partnership with Romgaz, Black Sea gas, if the Romanian company decides to get involved in this project.

It was mentioned the possibility of collaborating on Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) pipelines and the TransAdriatic Pipeline (TAP) gas pipeline, whose project financing procedure by raising EUR 3.9 billion ended at the end of last year (December 2018).

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EBRD quadrupled the size of its Green Cities programme

The EBRD quadrupled the size of its Green Cities programme in support of environmentally friendly municipal investments to almost €1 billion.

Cities represent one of the greatest opportunities to address climate change and environmental degradation, since they account for 70 per cent of energy use and 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.

The EBRD Green Cities programme addresses challenges that are particularly urgent in the regions where the Bank operates. In many cases, obsolete urban infrastructure is severely affecting the quality of life of citizens, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and preventing communities from adapting to climate change.

EBRD Green Cities grew in 2018 after a first €250 million of funding, designed to last five years, was mostly committed within just two years. In October, the EBRD approved a further €700 million of funding, expanding the number of cities that can be supported.

source : EBRD


EU Sustainable Energy Awards can be submitted online until February 4, 2019.

The awards are part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), organized by the European Commission (Directorate General for Energy and EASME), which will take place from June 17 to June 21.

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards are a major feature of the annual EUSEW Policy Conference.
EU Sustainable Energy Awards can be submitted online until February 4, 2019.

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Romania: Nuclearelectrica will increase its capital

Nuclearelectrica (SNN) shareholders approved in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (AGEA) on Friday, January 4, the increase of the share capital of the energy producer by about 0.41 million lei, according to a report sent to the Bucharest Stock Exchange ) at the end of last week.

The increase will be made through the in-kind contribution of the state, with a land of Cernavoda, with an area of 34,170 square meters, after obtaining the certificate of ownership attested by the Ministry of Industry and Resources, according to the press release.


Industrial output prices grow in November with 4% in the euro area

Industrial production prices rose in November with 4% in the euro area and in the European Union, compared to the same period in 2017, according to data released yesterday by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat).

Most countries reported increases in industrial producer prices in November, with most significant advances being recorded in Belgium (9.3%), Denmark (9.2%) and Estonia (8.6%), followed by Latvia and Hungary 6.9%), Cyprus (6.8%), Sweden (6.7%), Slovakia (5.9%) and Romania (5.8%). The only decrease was recorded in Ireland (minus 0.6%).

According to Eurostat data, industrial production prices decreased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU in November compared to the previous month.

The largest monthly increases in industrial producer prices were reported in Estonia (1.7%), Denmark (1.2%) and Sweden (0.8%), and the most significant decline in Greece (minus 2.7% ), The Netherlands (minus 1.4%), Lithuania and the UK (both minus 1.3%).

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