NOVATEC SOLAR RSS FEED NOVATEC SOLAR NEWS en-en Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:00:42 GMT 1552 Partners from Industry and Research develop a CSP Yield Assessment Manual Novatec Solar and a group of partners from research and industry are cooperating to develop a guideline for determining the power yield of solar thermal power plants as part of the CSPBankability project, an initiative funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). The first edition of this guideline is to be published in English in summer 2015. 09 December 2014 1439 Puerto Errado 2 - First Year in Operation In August 2012, the 30 MW solar thermal power plant Puerto Errado 2 has started commercial operation. The plant, which was turnkey delivered by the German technology provider Novatec Solar, performs excellent and even exceeds the expectations of the investors. 19 September 2013 1317 Corporate Information In December 2012, ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies and strategic shareholder in Novatec Solar, announced the strategic decision to discontinue certain parts of its EPC business. May 2013 1275 Novatec Solar’s Australian Fuel-Saver Commences Operation Novatec’s solar boiler has commenced operations at the Liddell Power Station in New South Wales, Australia. The solar boiler acts as a fuel-saver by feeding steam into the existing coal fired power station and reducing the coal required to operate the facility. The Liddell Power Station is owned by Australian utility, Macquarie Generation. 24 October 2012 1257 Novatec Solar appoints Chief Executive Officer The Chairman of Novatec Solar’s Shareholder Committee, Nicholas James, has announced the appointment of Andreas Wittke as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board. 17 October 2012 1208 World’s Largest Linear Fresnel Solar Power Station Commences Operation Puerto Errado 2, the 30MW solar thermal power station built by Novatec Solar using its proprietary solar field technology, has been completed and is in operation. 5 October 2012 1198 SolarPACES 2012 Novatec Solar and ABB are Silver Sponsor at SolarPACES conference 2012 in Marrakech, Morocco. Please visit us at our booth N°21. 11-14 September 2012 1177 Novatec Solar appoints Chief Financial Officer The Chairman of Novatec Solar’s Shareholder Committee, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, has announced the appointment of Oliver Mundle as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Management Board. 11 June 2012 1162 Intersolar Europe Novatec Solar and ABB are exhibitors at Intersolar Europe. Please visit our booth at Intersolar in Munich, 13-15 June 2012, and learn more about our CSP Technology. <br/> <br/>ABB & NOVATEC SOLAR <br/>Hall C4 Booth 130 <br/> <br/>We are looking forward to your visit! 13-15 June 2012 1159 Power Gen Europe It is our pleasure to invite you to visit our booth during Power-Gen Europe 2012, June 12 – 14, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany. Meet the Novatec Solar team on the ABB booth n° 7C68 in hall 7. We are looking forward to your visit! 12-14 June 2012 1155 Novatec Solar at Solar Maghreb Conference in Casablanca Novatec Solar and ABB are Gold Sponsors at Solar Maghreb. It is our pleasure to invite you to visit our booth during Solar Maghreb, 22-23 May 2012 in Casablanca, Morocco. On the Novatec Solar/ABB booth we will showcase our portfolio of products, solutions and services which meets the current and future market challenges. The focus will be on turnkey CSP power stations based on Novatec Solar’s Fresnel technology. <br/> <br/>We are looking forward to welcome you on our booth. 22-23 May 2012 1145 Novatec Solar appoints Dr. Christoph Wolff as Chief Executive Officer The Chairman of Novatec Solar’s Shareholder Committee, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis has announced the appointment of Dr. Christoph Wolff as Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer effective 5th March 2012. 12 March 2012 1134 Novatec Solar to enter South African CSP Market Novatec Solar has joined ABB in entering the South African CSP market. ABB has signed an agreement with FG Emvelo, an independent solar power plant company, to develop high-efficiency concentrating solar power (CSP) plants at Karoshoek Solar Valley in Northern Cape province, South Africa. 08 February 2012 1109 Novatec's solar boiler available in NREL's System Advisor Model (SAM) The latest version of NREL's System Advisor Model (SAM) includes the embedded "Novatec Solar Boiler" sample file, allowing the user to model commercially available Fresnel solar boilers. <br/> 27 January 2012 1101 ABB and Novatec Solar at CSP Conference in South Africa ABB and Novatec Solar are exhibiting at CSP Today Conference in Johannesburg. We would like to invite our customers to meet our team at booth N°7. 07-08 February 2012 1079 Dr.-Ing. Max Mertins has been awarded the Otto-Haxel Prize Dr.-Ing. Max Mertins has been awarded the Otto-Haxel prize of the "Freundeskreis des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe e. V." (friends of the research centre Karlsruhe e.V.) for his scientific works in regard to Novatec’s Fresnel collector technology. 03 November 2011 1018 Novatec Solar wins Technology Innovation Award 2011 Novatec Solar has been awarded the Technology Innovation Award 2011 for achievements in the development of its Linear Fresnel collector technology. 23 September 2011 1003 Novatec Solar’s Fresnel collector generates superheated steam above 500°C Novatec Solar’s Fresnel collector has successfully generated superheated steam at temperatures above 500°C at its 1.4 megawatt (MW) demonstration plant in Murcia, Spain, by implementing an innovative receiver design. 21 September 2011 922 World’s Largest Fresnel Solar Power Station achieves Financial Close Calasparra, Spain – The world’s largest Linear Fresnel solar power station is the first of its kind to reach financial close using limited recourse project finance debt funding. The focus of this landmark transaction is Tubo Sol PE2 S.L.’s 30MW concentrated solar power station in Murcia, Spain. 4 May 2011 906 ABB investment endorses Novatec’s technology Karlsruhe, Germany – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed an agreement to buy a 35 percent shareholding in Novatec Solar, an innovative Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology company based in Karlsruhe, Germany. The investment includes an option to acquire 100 percent of Novatec Solar and an agreement to cooperate on future solar power plant projects. The companies agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction. 16 March 2011 895 Swiss Investment in solar thermal power plant The Swiss utility company EBL secures an investment of 85 % for construction and operation of the solar thermal power plant PE 2, designed and developed by Novatec Solar. Industriellen Werke Basel (IWB) are also likely to invest in this project. 05 August 2009 741 INDUSTRY PRIZE 2009 Hannover Fair: INDUSTRY PRIZE 2009 awarded <br/>Most innovative Industry-Solution system from Novatec Solar from Karlsruhe. <br/> 20 April 2009 726 Inauguration of PE 1 The representative for universities, research and industry, Salvador Marín, together with the mayor of Calasparra, Jesús Navarro and the Novatec Solar Management have inaugurated the solar thermal power plant PE 1 in Southern Spain. <br/> <br/>Since March 2009, the 1.4 MW plant is in commercial operation. Construction of PE 2, a 30 MW solar power plant based on Novatec Solar's Fresneltechnology is about to commence. <br/> 19 May 2009 694 Spanish Government Endorses Novatec Solar’s Concentrated Solar Power Technology The Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Miguel Sebastián Gascón, announced the pre-registration of PE2, a 30 MW Solar Power Plant based on innovative solar power technology developed by Novatec Solar. 13 November 2009 693 Lead Arrangers mandated for 30 MW CSP Power Plant Novatec Solar has appointed a group of leading international banks to arrange a non-recourse project finance loan of up to Euro 90 million for the construction of PE2, a 30 MW Solar Power Plant in Spain. 01 December 2009 639 New solar technology achieves major milestone The world’s first utility-scale solar thermal power plant based on Linear Fresnel technology has started construction in Murcia, Spain. The 30MW Puerto Errado 2 plant represents a breakthrough in solar power, as a large-scale low-cost plant, and also as the largest direct steam generator. The plant uses proprietary solar field technology developed by Novatec Solar, a company majority owned by Transfield Holdings. 26 April 2010 633 Fresnel specialist develops next product generation of solar fields Novatec Solar has started the development of its new Supernova product. The new generation solar field is designed for direct steam generation with a temperature of 450°C. <br/> <br/>Supernova is based on the German company’s proven Nova-1 Fresnel- collector system, which allows for steam generation of up to 270 °C. The higher temperature of the steam generated by Supernova will make it particularly suitable for use in solar thermal power plants in the earth's Sunbelt. 02 June 2010 625 Australia’s Largest Solar Thermal Project to Expand Novatec Solar has been awarded the contract to build a new 9MWth solar field at Liddell, which will complement the existing plant, a world first integration of solar thermal technology with a traditional power station. 17 December 2010