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<ul><li><p>Danish Offshore Wind A/S has </p><p>submitted an open door appli-</p><p>cation to the Danish Energy </p><p>Authority regarding the poten-</p><p>tial for the establishment of an </p><p>455MW offshore wind farm </p><p>at the Danish side of Kriegers </p><p>Flak. Danish Offshore is a joint </p><p>venture between the companies </p><p>WPD and Wind-projekt. The </p><p>area Kriegers Flak is situated </p><p>approximately 25 km east of </p><p>Mon and the application covers </p><p>at a maximum 91 x 5MW tur-</p><p>bines. WPD and Wind-Projekt </p><p>have already developed offshore </p><p>wind farms on the German and </p><p>Swedish side of Kriegers Flak. </p><p>The two projects are Kriegers </p><p>Flak I (Germany, 80 turbines </p><p>in the size of 5 MW, permis-</p><p>sions received for wind farms </p><p>and cabling) and Kriegers Flak </p><p>II (Sweden, 128 turbines in </p><p>the size of 5 MW, permission </p><p>received for wind farm, since </p><p>May 2005 owned by Vattenfall </p><p>having WPD as a consultant). If </p><p>the Danish side of Kriegers Flak </p><p>is also used for wind power, the </p><p>total complex will represent the </p><p>largest offshore wind farm in the </p><p>world with up to 299 turbines </p><p>and an output of up to 1.5 GW. </p><p>It is also the first international </p><p>wind farm area with projects </p><p>from three countries meet-</p><p>ing each other. Several wind </p><p>studies and the Environmental </p><p>Impact Assessments (EIA) for </p><p>the German and Swedish side </p><p>of Kriegers Flak showed that </p><p>the area is well suited for wind </p><p>power generation. www.wpd.se</p><p>General NEWS</p><p>18 reFOCUS September/October 2006 www.re-focus.net </p><p>455 MW offshore wind farm proposed</p><p>Liberty turbine heads to Lake Erie</p><p>SolarWorld AG secures 8MW order</p><p>Sputnik wins Solar Prize</p><p>Conergy launches Asia-Pacific HQ </p><p>Greener building company launched</p><p>PV conference sets new recordThe 21st European Photovoltaic </p><p>Solar Energy Conference (EU </p><p>PVSEC) received a record-break-</p><p>ing number of visitors at the </p><p>venue this year in Dresden. </p><p>With 2,700 scientists, industry </p><p>representatives and politicians </p><p>from 95 countries and around </p><p>3,600 visitors to the parallel </p><p>trade exhibition, EU PVSEC has </p><p>positioned itself as a leading </p><p>global platform for exchange </p><p>between research and industrial </p><p>application. EU PVSEC 2006 </p><p>was supported by the European </p><p>Commission, the Federal Ministry </p><p>for the Environment, Nature </p><p>Conservation and Nuclear Safety, </p><p>UNESCO, the World Council for </p><p>Renewable Energy (WCRE), the </p><p>European Photovoltaic Industry </p><p>Association (EPIA), the German </p><p>Solar Industry Association (BSW </p><p>e.V.) and the City of Dresden.</p><p>Conergy, one of the leading </p><p>solar energy companies in </p><p>Europe and a leading inter-</p><p>national supplier in other fast </p><p>growing fields of renewable </p><p>energies such as bio- and wind </p><p>energy has opened its new </p><p>Headquarters in Singapore to </p><p>expand its business further </p><p>into the Asia-Pacific region. </p><p>The opening ceremony was </p><p>officiated by Guest-of-Honour, </p><p>Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister </p><p>for the Environment and Water </p><p>Resources Singapore and Mr </p><p>Hans-Martin Rter, CEO and </p><p>Founder of Conergy. With an </p><p>expected turnover of more </p><p>than 1 billion US$ in 2006 and </p><p>more than 1,300 staff, Conergy </p><p>is the largest solar company in </p><p>Europe. www.conergy.deA new company, GreenerLiving </p><p>Homes has been created to </p><p>enable people building their own </p><p>home, to create properties that </p><p>look and function like conven-</p><p>tional homes, but which signifi-</p><p>cantly reduce the impact on the </p><p>environment. The company aims </p><p>to make it easy for consumers to </p><p>have their very own eco-friendly </p><p>home helping its customers to </p><p>minimise the environmental </p><p>impact of their everyday lives. </p><p>Its properties will also have sig-</p><p>nificant health benefits for their </p><p>occupants, particularly for the </p><p>growing number of people with </p><p>asthma or allergies. The service </p><p>offering includes everything from </p><p>arranging an initial feasibility </p><p>study and producing bespoke </p><p>design work (by RIBA chartered </p><p>architects), to sourcing local </p><p>builders and the specialist materi-</p><p>als and systems required. </p><p>www.greenerlivinghomes.co.uk</p><p>Clipper Windpower Plc has </p><p>announced that under a sup-</p><p>ply Agreement with UPC Wind, </p><p>eight of the Companys first </p><p>commercially-available 2.5 MW </p><p>Liberty wind turbines, the larg-</p><p>est wind turbines assembled </p><p>in the U.S. and the first to </p><p>deploy a unique distributed </p><p>powertrain, will be utilized in </p><p>the Steel Winds Wind Farm, </p><p>the first wind power project to </p><p>be built on the U.S. shores of </p><p>Lake Erie. Located just south of </p><p>Buffalo, New York, in the suburb </p><p>of Lackawanna, the Project is </p><p>currently under development </p><p>by UPC Wind and its partner </p><p>BQ Energy. Sited along the </p><p>Lake Erie shoreline, the Project </p><p>will provide for the redevelop-</p><p>ment of land long occupied by </p><p>an abandoned steel factory. </p><p>Project completion is expected </p><p>by year-end 2006. </p><p>www.clipperwind.com</p><p>SolarWorld AG (ISIN: </p><p>DE0005108401) has secured </p><p>its biggest export order to </p><p>date in an agreement with the </p><p>Spanish Instituto Technolgico </p><p>y de Energas Renovables (ITER), </p><p>Tenerife, for the supply of solar </p><p>modules with a total capac-</p><p>ity of 8 Megawatt (MW) until </p><p>the middle of 2007. In 2005 </p><p>SolarWorld AG had already </p><p>supplied solar modules with </p><p>an output of more than 2 MW </p><p>to ITER. With the SolarWorld </p><p>modules ITER will build Spains </p><p>biggest large-scale solar power </p><p>station on the Canary Islands. </p><p>www.solarworld.de</p><p>Swiss inverter manufacturer, </p><p>Sputnik Engineering AG has </p><p>received the Swiss Solar Prize </p><p>for its notable commitment to </p><p>advancing the use of solar ener-</p><p>gy. The Swiss Solar Prize aims </p><p>to raise the energy efficiency in </p><p>buildings and the production </p><p>of renewable energies, espe-</p><p>cially solar energy. Since 1991 </p><p>the prize has been awarded </p><p>annually from the Solar Agency </p><p>Switzerland. The solar prize jury </p><p>is made up of 20 architects, </p><p>energy planners and engineers. </p><p>Sputnik Engineering AG was </p><p>founded in 1991 as a spin-off </p><p>company of the Engineering </p><p>School in Biel, Switzerland, and </p><p>has focused its activities since </p><p>then exclusively on the produc-</p><p>tion of inverters for grid-con-</p><p>nected PV systems. </p><p>www.solarmax.com</p><p>News Sec1:18News Sec1:18 28/09/2006 09:43:1928/09/2006 09:43:19</p></li></ul>