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Jens-Peter Saul to Lead Siemens Wind Power

New Siemens Wind Power CEO Jens-Peter Saul

Jens-Peter Saul has been appointed head of Siemens Wind Power Business Unit in Brande, Denmark, replacing Andreas Nauen in the role.

Nauen, who earlier this week spoke confidently about Siemens Wind Power’s prospects for becoming one of the top three turbine makers, is leaving the company to become CEO of REpower Systems AG on Oct. 1. The move was described in one trade publication as “a coup” for REpower, which is owned by the Indian company Suzlon, as it tries to build credibility in the European market dominated by Siemens.

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Siemens Confident It Can Overtake Suzlon

Siemens, the German industrial conglomerate, says it’s confident it can become one of the world’s top three makers of wind turbines by 2012.

Andreas Nauen, the head of Siemens Wind Power, tells Reuters he’s confident that his business unit has overtaken Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon last year for the number five spot.

In terms of market shares until 2009 Denmark’s Vestas, General Electric, Spain’s Gamesa and Germany’s Enercon and Suzlon held the first top six slots. Continue reading Siemens Confident It Can Overtake Suzlon

Desertec Set to Add Five New Partners

So far it remains an initiative that’s yet to graduate to full blown project status. However, even in these early days Desertec,  formerly known as the Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII), knows a good PR yarn. Continue reading Desertec Set to Add Five New Partners

$400B Desertech Industrial Initiative Takes Shape

 

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A dazzling $400 billion project to send solar power to Europe from the Sahara is taking shape now that German reinsurance Munich Re giant has assembled a consortium of companies to begin the work.

The Desertech Industrial Initiative (DII, Web site) aims to provide 15 percent of Europe’s electricity by 2050, according to Munich RE’s press release. The plan would use concentrated solar power, focusing the sun to heat liquid, which then drives turbines to generate electricity.

The Guardian reports that the project could bring power to Europe by 2015 by using high voltage direct current cables to move the power from North Africa to Europe.

The company’s shareholders include ABB, Abengoa Solar, Cevital, Desertec Foundation, Deutsche Bank, E.O, HSH Nordbank, MAN Solar Millennium, M+W Zander, RWE, Schott Solar and Siemens. Continue reading $400B Desertech Industrial Initiative Takes Shape

€400B Desertech Industrial Initiative Takes Shape

 

DESERTEC-Map_small

A dazzling $400 billion project to send solar power to Europe from the Sahara is taking shape now that German reinsurance Munich Re giant has assembled a consortium of companies to begin the work.

The Desertech Industrial Initiative (DII, Web site) aims to provide 15 percent of Europe’s electricity by 2050, according to Munich RE’s press release. The plan would use concentrated solar power, focusing the sun to heat liquid, which then drives turbines to generate electricity.

The Guardian reports that the project could bring power to Europe by 2015 by using high voltage direct current cables to move the power from North Africa to Europe.

The company’s shareholders include ABB, Abengoa Solar, Cevital, Desertec Foundation, Deutsche Bank, E.O, HSH Nordbank, MAN Solar Millennium, M+W Zander, RWE, Schott Solar and Siemens. Continue reading €400B Desertech Industrial Initiative Takes Shape

Siemens Takes 40% Stake in Israeli Solar Startup Arava

Moura Photovoltaic Power Station

Siemens, the German industrial conglomerate, has invested $15 million for a 40 percent stake in Israeli photovoltaic solar company Arava Power.

As part of the deal, Siemens will handle project management, including engineering and construction of the PV solar power plants. The two companies plan to jointly develop power plants with a total output of 40 megawatts. The first project will be the 4.9 megawatt Kibbutz Ketura facility.

The investment comes as the Israeli government is considering implementing a system of feed-in-tariffs, which would allow PV solar power plants with a capacity of up to five megawatts to sell their output back to the grid.

Israel seeks to generate 10 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

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