EEA & Norway Grants in Romania – Energy efficiency funding calls by Innovation Norway expected in the upcoming months

EUR 17 million to be made available for energy efficiency projects on the Romanian market under the EEA & Norway grants. The funding will come through the upcoming calls of the Energy Programme in Romania. The calls are expected to open during the next few months.

The 2 focus areas supported:

– Energy Efficiency
– Enhanced research and development capacity on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security

Based on the public information published by Innovation Norway, we will have multiple funding streams for each focus area:

– Small projects seeking grants up to 200,000 eur
– Large projects seeking grants up to 2,000,000 eur

These calls will follow on the recently closed funding scheme supporting energy audits across all sectors. An Energy Audit will be required when applying for funds for energy efficiency measures made available under some of these future calls.

Possible project types in these future calls could include: energy efficiency in buildings, modern technologies and ICT, improved energy and resource efficiency of products, public transport, industrial transport related to goods, waste etc.

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Vestas brings in Sulzer Schmid and WKA Blade Service to deliver massive drone-based blade inspection campaign

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for rotor blade inspections, and WKA, the leading blade inspection and repair service provider, have been enlisted by Vestas to conduct a massive and challenging drone-based blade inspection campaign in Scandinavia, on a staggering 1,250 wind turbines in less than 12 weeks.

For this important campaign, time is of the essence. The blades of the 1,250 Vestas turbines located across Sweden and Finland must be inspected by the end of June, just in time for the beginning of the repair work season that traditionally takes place during the less windy summer months. To deal with that challenge, Vestas has opted for a drone-based solution, which is the only approach that can meet its high-quality standards within such a demanding time-frame.

WKA & Sulzer Schmid’s have joined forces to offer the complete service needed by Vestas. Within their partnership, Sulzer Schmid’s cutting-edge drone-based inspection technology will be combined to WKA’s qualified field personnel and rotor blade expertise to offer a state-of-the-art turnkey solution.  WKA will deploy drones equipped with cameras and sensors to capture and record blade defects and ensure smooth operations in the field. The project management will be supported by ROBUR company TEC GmbH, an industrial services specialist.

The offering of Sulzer Schmid and WKA covers the entire workflow up until the defects are made available on the customer portal of Vestas. In addition to diligent planning and efficient field operation, this requires a streamlined defect annotation process and the integration into the backend systems of Vestas to allow for an end-to-end information flow. The HD images captured by the drones are analysed aided by Artificial Intelligence, and detailed automated reports are generated via Sulzer Schmid’s 3DX™ software components.

“The feedback from the field teams and the blade experts provides us with a wealth of information that helps to continuously improve the technology and to further push the boundaries of productivity and ease of deployment,” explained Christof Schmid, Co-founder of Sulzer Schmid.

Thanks to the new capabilities offered by unmanned aerial vehicles, the market for drone-based rotor blade inspections is developing rapidly.  “We are convinced that drone-based inspection will become the new standard in the wind industry. In combination with an efficient field operation and a streamlined digital information flow, this innovative solution will add a lot of value to our customers. We are looking forward to seeing the results of WKA and Sulzer Schmid’s collaboration on this inspection campaign”, commented Jöns Sjöstedt, Senior Service Director, Sweden & Finland of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

To respond to the booming market demand, WKA has trained eight teams for drone inspections. “As a trusted service provider for Vestas for blade repairs, we strive to always provide the most effective service, using the best technology available on the market. That’s why we are thrilled to be able to rely on Sulzer Schmid’s drone technology to expand our service and meet the demanding requirement of the wind industry world leader. Going forward, we are pleased to announce that all of our customers will be able to benefit from our collaboration with Sulzer Schmid,” said Kyriakos Kosmidis, CEO of WKA

Tom Sulzer, Co-founder of Sulzer Schmid, concluded: “We are excited that Vestas has chosen our technology for this inspection campaign and we are convinced that we will be able to provide the added value that Vestas is looking for, working in close collaboration with WKA”.


Romania: Three energy efficiency projects worth more than 13.81 million euro in Brasov

The concerns of the Braşov County Council management to improve the infrastructure of the buildings in which the medical and social institutions under its authority operate have materialized in three energy efficiency projects, accessed under the Regional Operational Program, Priority Axis 3. More than 65.8 million lei (13.81 million euro) from funds European capitals will be invested in capital repairs, modernization, replacement of utility networks, installation of alternative electricity and heat generation systems and energy efficiency of buildings housing health and social facilities in the county, projects being in various stages implementation.

Thus, the project "Capital Repairs, Modernization, Energy Efficiency of Sanitary Pneumophtisology Unit Sanpetru" has the financing contract signed the year, and now the offers for the design and execution of the works have reached the stage of technical evaluation. The total value of the project is 8,584,757 lei (1,8 million euro), of which the total eligible expenditures are 6,346,926 lei ( 1.3 million euro) Of the total eligible, 6,219,987 lei ( 1305881 euro) represent non-reimbursable expenses, and the difference of 126,938 lei ( 26650 euro) represents the own contribution of Brasov County.

The project "Modernization, Enhancement and Energy Efficiency of the New Maternity Body and of the Links with the Old Wing, is at the stage of the acquisition of the design and execution of the works. The total value of the project is 26,552,919 lei ( 5.574 millions euro), out of which the total eligible expenses are in the amount of 18,219,927 lei (3,825,260 euro). Of the total eligible sums, 17,855,528 lei (3,748,755 euro) represent total non-reimbursable expenses and 364,398 lei is the own contribution of Brasov County.

The project "Strengthening, Modernizing and Increasing Energy Efficiency of the Clinical Hospital of Psychiatry and Neurology in Brasov" has passed the pre-contract phase, the financing contract being signed in the following period. The total value of the project is 30,736,929 lei ( 6,453,196 euro), of which 27,705,773 lei are total non-reimbursable expenses, 565,423 lei represent the beneficiary's contribution and 2,429,331 lei are ineligible expenses.



Energy Efficiency & Renewables - 15th South-East European Exhibition and Conference, Hall 5 & 6, IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria

Energy-efficient and cost-effective technologies for every industry, municipality and home

The boom in the development of technologies to implement the potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency requires their faster adoption in practice. Decentralization of the market and the growing needs for cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions attract: producers and traders, investors and consumers. EE and RES is their intersection. This year's edition will be a place for product presentations, personal contact and business negotiations.


Exhibitors from Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Switzerland. They offer good opportunities for distribution and new investment. They will familiarize visitors with the benefits of implementing innovations that are applied in the industry, agriculture, municipalities and households.

For the 10th consecutive year, there will be an Austrian Pavilion.
Product categories: autonomous renewable energy and waste generation systems, energy-efficient solutions for heating, cooling, air conditioning and ventilation and lighting, hybrid solar and wind systems, cogeneration, power transmission and energy saving technologies, electric vehicles - scooters, bicycles, tricycles, charging stations, energy management and services.

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Renpower Romania 2019 - The Renewable Energy, Power Infrastructure & Energy Efficiency Investors Conference

Date: 6 and 7 June 2019
Venue: Sheraton Hotel Bucharest
How to apply: We welcome your written inquiry
Attending: Key stakeholders in the sector, including representatives from the Government, International Finance Institutions, policy makers, international and local developers, EPC contractors, independent power producers, engineering, legal and advisory services, manufacturers, banking and private equity entities.

The availability of renewable energy potential combined with the government priorities to promote sustainable electrification, places Romania as an attractive investment hub in the renewable energy and power infrastructure sectors in the South East Europe region.

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The 11th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2019

In 2017, Chinese enterprises fill out most of the spots in the world¡¯s top 10 PV manufacturers: 6 for polysilicon, 10 for silicon chips, 8 for PV cells, and 8 for PV modules. More importantly, all 4 No.1 spots were taken by Chinese enterprises.

Review of PV Guangzhou 2018
On a show floor of 25,000 sq.m (up 20%), over 350 exhibitors (up 16%) gathered for the show, including JA SOLAR, Yingli, Hanergy, UNIEXPV, INVT, LONGI, AKCOME, DYMCO, Sako, CSG, Topray, Fivestar, SAJ, GoodWe, Ginlong, Growatt, Sofar Solar, Senergy, APsystemsand and etc. 91% buyers found the products they needed and 88% of them will return for 2019.

Preview of PV Guangzhou 2019
As one of the largest and most influential PV trade shows in China, PV Guangzhou 2019 is going to expand its show floor to 40,000 sq.m, with 600 quality exhibitors displaying state-of-the-art PV technology.

Moreover, the show will be held under the same roof as China International Energy Conservation, Energy Storage & Clean Energy Expo, covering other energy options like charging piles, wind energy, batteries, power supplies, bio-energy, and heating technology!

The 11th Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2019 
Date: August 16-18, 2019
Venue: China Import & Export Fair Complex
Address: No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China

Photovoltaic Production Equipment: silicon rod silicon block silicon ingot production equipment, silicon wafer production equipment, battery production equipment, solar panels/modules production equipment, film version of the battery production equipment, and etc.
Production Technology & Research Equipment: photovoltaic cells, related PV components, PV raw material, PV project and system, and etc.

Solar Application Products: solar street lamp, lawn lamp, yard lamp, beacon lights, agricultural insecticide lamps, chargers, lights, traffic warning lights and other solar information display screen.

Can register your free digital ticket now!

Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group
Contact Person: Crayon (Ms.)
Mobile/Wechat: +86 13729224827



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