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  • SMA Strengthens Local Service Offerings in Mexico
    ROCKLIN, Calif.–In order to better serve its customers in Mexico, SMA will implement a local service and product exchange program by the end of Q2 2018. As part of this strategy, the company has entered into an agreement with Exel Solar to forge a strategic partnership that will result in faster service and reliable local support for solar installers in Mexico. As SMA’s newest Authorized Service Partner, Exel Solar will (more…)

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  • SMA Elevates Monitoring and Control with Data Manager M
    As the future of energy management becomes today’s reality, SMA—which was recently named the no. 1 global provider of monitoring and energy management services by Navigant and GTM research—is investing in efforts to digitize commercial energy management and bring greater energy independence to customers. The company has introduced a new, future-proof generation of monitoring and control solutions with the Data Manager M. In combination with Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, (more…)

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  • UK Shipping and Port Industry needs to think smart to curb air pollution – by using proven technology
    Providing renewable electricity to ships whilst in port in the UK could reduce the equivalent of 1.2 million diesel cars worth of nitrogen oxides pollution and bring £402 million per year of health and environmental benefits London, UK – 26th April 2018 – By plugging into the power grid with 100 per cent renewable electricity and turning off their diesel engines, ships at berth in the UK would reduce emissions (more…)

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  • SMA to Sponsor and Exhibit at 28th Annual ESA Conference and Expo
    ROCKLIN, Calif.–As energy storage continues to grow in the U.S., SMA is pleased to sponsor and exhibit at the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) 28th Annual Conference and Expo, which will take place April 18-20, 2018, in Boston, Mass. ESA is the premier storage-affiliated trade association in the U.S., and its conference is an ideal opportunity for networking, education and collaboration among solar and storage professionals. “SMA has been a leader (more…)

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  • Irish expansion continues at Natural Power
    Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed three new team members at its Dublin office. Keara O’ Shea has joined the geotech team as a geographical engineer, Kathryn Oliver has joined as an environmental consultant in the ecology team and Marc McLoughlin has joined as business development manager. The business is also currently recruiting for a further role in its Irish planning team. Marc Lamphiere, Natural Power’s Country (more…)

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  • SMA Introduces Utility Power Rack to North American Market
    ROCKLIN, Calif.–SMA is now taking orders for its Utility Power Rack 5000/5500, a highly integrated, turnkey solution that offers up to 40 percent integration cost savings over alternative solutions. It is completely pre-assembled for easy set up and commissioning, reducing time-consuming labor processes in the field and minimizing installation risk. “The highly integrated Utility Power Rack offers a simple, convenient solution without compromises,” said Boris Wolff, executive vice president for (more…)

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  • SMA Inverters Help Sacramento International Airport Go Solar
    The Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which saw 10.9 million passengers travel through last year, recently advanced its sustainability efforts with a new PV system. The 7.9 MW project at SMF, which uses SMA inverters, consists of two sites: A 15-acre plot near the airport’s economy parking lot, and a 20-acre location north of the runway. In total, the system uses two Sunny Central 2200-US inverters integrated with a Medium-Voltage Block, (more…)

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  • Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker
    Natural Power provided technical due diligence reviews on behalf of Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC on two recent wind plant acquisitions, Georgia Mountain Wind Farm in Vermont, and Wagner Wind in California. The independent evaluations included turbine technology reviews, turbine, blade and BOP inspections as well as review of key contracts including PPAs and turbine service agreements, as well as technical assessments of operational performance at both plants. Natural Power’s (more…)

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  • SMA Launches Improved Power+ Solution with Greater Speed and Simplicity
    With speed as a top priority for solar professionals in today’s market, SMA has revealed an improved Power+ Solution, which builds on SMA’s already simple, high-performance and cost-effective MLPE solution to provide even more speed and simplicity. The UL-listed Power+ Solution, which is the fastest residential PV system to install, is currently available through the company’s Authorized Distributor network. “With the introduction of the improved Power+ Solution, we are addressing (more…)

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  • Turbine tip extension offers energy output boost
    Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production boost of up to 10%.   Shane Bermingham, Engineering Design Lead at Natural Power, said: (more…)
  • “Cleaner construction practices are vital to tackle toxic air,” former Deputy Mayor of London for Environment urges at EHS 2018
    With around 50,000 UK deaths a year related to poor air quality and the World Health Organisation estimating that pollution costs £54 billion annually, Matthew Pencharz is highlighting the role of construction sites and temporary power generators Coventry. 7 February 2018: As the 2018 Executive Hire Show (EHS) takes place in Coventry, Matthew Pencharz, the former Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and current director of Off Grid Energy, is (more…)
  • Consent for Pant y Maen Wind Farm
    Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has secured consent on behalf of Pany y Maen Wind Ltd for a seven turbine site in Denbighshire, North Wales. Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has secured consent on behalf of Pany y Maen Wind Ltd for a seven turbine site in Denbighshire, North Wales. The initial application was refused by Denbighshire County Council on the grounds of landscape and (more…)

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