May ended with companies like Vestas and Soltec securing orders for solar and wind projects. Meanwhile innovative technologies such as waste-to-energy, power-to-gas, batteries, PV greenhouses, residential geothermal and hydrogen experienced a boost in Europe and the US. The wind turbine giant Siemens Gamesa secured a debt package, and LONGi Solar achieved an efficiency record for its p-type monocrystalline module.

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NATIONAL

Vestas secured a 306MW order from EnerAB for the Mesa La Paz wind park in Tamaulipas. The order includes the supply and installation of 85 3.45MW turbines.

Soltec will supply 90MW of trackers to solar farms in Guanajuato and Aguascalientes. With this order the company will have delivered more than 2GW of its products in Latin America.

Mexico plans to invest MX$3 billion in the research and development of clean energies. About 72 percent of the capital will come from the Energy Sustainability Fund and the rest from companies and academic institutions.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Vattenfall installed the final turbine in the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. The project also recorded what is believed to be the world’s fastest installation of a gigantic, game-changing suction bucket jacket foundation.

Siemens Gamesa secured a US$2.9 billion debt package to cover general corporate needs and refinance existing liabilities.

 

 

LONGi Solar achieved a record 20.66 percent efficiency on a p-type monocrystalline module using a shingled cell layout.

Suez and Itochu plan the construction of a waste-to-energy project in Belgrade. The project is expected to cost US$387 million and is expected to start construction in spring 2019.

Gas Natural Fenosa launched a Power-to-Gas pilot concept that will convert and store energy surplus from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, into methane gas.

Bulgaria plans to build 10 hydrogen filling stations by 2025. This is part of the country’s national program for the development of alternative fuel markets.

Google launched its new solar power service Project Sunroof in the UK, in partnership with energy supplier Eon. The service estimates savings using data from Google’s Earth and Maps apps.

LONGi Solar achieved a record 20.66 percent efficiency on a p-type monocrystalline module using a shingled cell layout.

 

 

Global EcoPower is partnering with CEA to research micro-algae cultivation in PV greenhouses and the management of solar energy.

Sonnen raises US$71 million from Shell Ventures to grow the solar-storage market share in the US and Australia. This latest investment brings Sonnen’s total funding up to US$180 million.

Europe’s largest battery capacity project, of 48MW, started in Germany.

Dandelion seeks to play a role in home geothermal with its recently launched Dandelion Air, a home heating and air conditioning system. Dandelion claims it is four times more efficient than any furnace on the market and almost twice as efficient as a conventional air conditioning system.

 

 

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