Renewable energies

from photovoltaics and wind power

Wind turbines, solar technology, biomass, thermal and hydroelectric power plants for the development of CO2-friendly energy technology.

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Renewable energies with wind energy and photovoltaics

Here you will find news for the developers of Renewable energy Industries with photovoltaic systems, wind power plants and hydropower. We report on products, systems and technologies for geothermal energy, solar technology, biomass, heat and hydropower plants - everything you need to know to develop a COfriendly power engineering.

NSK Renewable Energies

Renewable energies are winning under the sign of Energy transition and thanks to their government funding increasingly important. In 2019 the Power generation from biomass, wind, heat, hydropower and photovoltaics almost 43% of the annual electricity consumption in Germany. The share grew by almost 5% from 38,2% in 2018. Above all, renewable energy is important for downstream industries such as Automotive industry. Because an electric car only makes sense if the electricity from renewable electricity generation is used. 

Brand new renewable energy technology

We report on supplier components for the construction and development of systems for energy generation using wind power, solar energy, hydropower and biotechnology.

From the nacelle to the tower of the wind turbine

Helukabel Husum Wind Energy01.09.2023 | heli cable has a versatile range of products for the electrical equipment of wind turbines. From flexible aluminum cables that can be seamlessly integrated into the tower to heat-resistant cables for generator connections - the solutions cover all aspects of the wind industry. The portfolio includes light and flexible aluminum cables, which can be pulled into the tower in one length without costly interfaces.

Photovoltaic park in Franconia supplies Schaeffler plants

Schaeffler photovoltaics

Schaeffler has a Photovoltaics Park in the Franconian town of Kammerstein (Roth district) from BayWa re AG, a global leader in renewable energies. The photovoltaic park extends over a total area of ​​10,7 ha and generates a total output of 9,9MW peak. This covers the electricity requirements of around 2% of the German locations.

Dynamic inclination sensor for wind turbines

Pepperl Fuchs tilt sensorWith the Inclinometer IMU F99 from Pepperl + Fuchs the rotational speed of wind turbines can be determined or the acceleration rates of rotor blades can be monitored. These in turn are subject to fluctuations as soon as unwanted icing occurs rotor blades deposited. In this way, the rotational speed can be regulated and predictive maintenance of the wind turbine can be implemented. 

New evaluation logics on safety relays for wind turbines

Schmersal safety relay srb eSchmersal presented on the SPS 2022 new variants of its multifunctional safety relays Series SRB-E. These product lines come together with the compact safety controller ProtectSelect for a high level of security, which is easy to use and highly flexible. This makes the products very suitable for elevators in wind turbines.

When operating Wind turbines Monitoring the condition of rotor blades is becoming more and more important in order to guarantee system safety and to operate them cost-effectively. The Bladecontrol system from Weidmüller captures the condition of everyone rotor blade. This allows the risk of expensive repairs to be reduced and the wind turbine to be operated more economically.

Weidmueller rotor blade



A pair of PV Inverters for Home or solar inverter, is crucial for the performance of your Photovoltaic system: It converts direct current into alternating current. This direct current is generated by the solar cells so that you can use the energy. But which inverter is best suited to your system? In this article, you will learn how these devices work, what they have to do and how to choose the optimal model for your specific requirements. We will also introduce you to new developments. Flexible and risk-free delivery of photovoltaic inverters at low prices and with a guarantee ensures an excellent customer experience.

SDU SMA PV judge

There is movement in the German hydrogen strategy. Only from Renewable energies manufactured, so-called green hydrogen is climate neutral. Pepperl + Fuchs covers the entire value chain Sensor technology and explosion protection components off, there is a new one cooperation for the development of 5 to 15 MW hydrogen plants. You can find out more about this and other news below: 

Pepperl Hydrogen 1


In Germany, heat accounts for 55% of final energy consumption out. In order to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, there is an urgent need to avoid using fossil fuels to meet this demand as much as possible. Instead, on the energy supplier sun be resorted to. In order to use the energy obtained effectively, it takes Solar storage. Below we report on new products and technologies that store solar power.

Infineon solar storage emobility


The future of energy supply lies in Renewable energies. The Technologies Hydrogen fuel cells or electrolysers are promising candidates for the energy carriers of the future, if they are "green". The automation expert Pepperl + Fuchs offers products for the entire hydrogen value chain on the basis of its extensive and many years of know-how. Find out below where we stand with green hydrogen and which products are driving development forward. 

Pepperl Fuchs hydrogen fuel cell


Solar Panels and photovoltaic systems fed around 8,8 billion kWh of electricity from solar energy into the grid in the first quarter, according to the Federal Statistical Office. Compared to 2021, the capacity has increased by 34,7%. The technology is becoming more and more mature: Rotating solar panel with durable drive chains optimize the yield. That flexible solar module Fraunhofer has its sights set on the roll, and the towers of wind turbines can also be used with flexible photovoltaic cells. 

Tsubaki solar panels


Schaeffler has been offering for around 40 years slewing bearings-Solutions for wind turbines. The components for onshore and offshore use are reliable and are designed to withstand the increasing performance of the systems CO2 footprint focused mindfulness. From compact rotor bearings to hydrodynamic plain bearings for the Transmission, vibration-causing generator bearings through to blade adjustment and wind tracking – Schaeffler components are condition monitoring capable and efficient.

Schaeffler wind power

Many can already generate the electricity of the future. THE Energy however, has developed a worldwide unique solution. A wind turbine tower covered with flexible photovoltaic cells enables the hybrid Energy generation. It brings together the energy sources of sun and wind.

DAS Energy energy generation



The "HD mag flex" strap encoder from Baumer eThanks to its new concept, it enables direct, precise angle and speed measurement on large shafts. The flexible, magnetic precision scale is manufactured to match the shaft diameter and rolled up to save space for transport. In use, it can be fixed like a belt with the turnbuckle on the circumference of the shaft.

ace30718Intelligent vibration isolation can reduce noise in the workplace. This is what happened in a Schluchseewerk AG power station, where the loud noise emanating from screw pumps could be significantly reduced with the help of vibration-isolating “slab” panels from ACE shock absorbers.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has a procedure for Materials testing and developed a simulation method for elastomer materials with which the performance and service life of components in offshore Wind Turbines let improve. The material simulation analyzes how the materials behave over the lifetime of a turbine.

Freudenberg materials testing


The requirements in the wind power industry have increased and today require versatile technologies and innovative monitoring solutions. On that too Mayr Antriebstechnik with its safety brakes set for pitch and yaw drives. The portfolio offers reliable, fail-safe and much more brake wind turbine from Mauerstetten.

Mayr clutch brake wind