Cobalt Energy wins site assessment contract utilising innovative UV technology

Cobalt Energy have been awarded a contract to carry out multi-scope site assessments on an 11 site portfolio owned and managed by John Laing Capital Management. The site assessment scope consists of HV equipment inspections, string combiner box inspections, hand-held IR checks, string testing and micro-crack investigations using our new UV approach. Five out of the 11 site assessments have been completed with the remaining planned for the summer months.

Utilising the MBJ Smart UV light, the Cobalt Energy team can survey between 500kW – 1MW per night shift, identifying a range of cell and module defects. This method is perfect for screening the general condition of solar farms and is a great tool to use to find defective modules for further EL & Flash testing. Some interesting findings in tough winter conditions…

Cobalt Energy in partnership with MBJ Service GmbH plan to launch the sale of this Smart UV light in the spring after the trial period completion. This will enable owners, asset managers, EPC’s and O&M service providers to find defects in the field themselves.

Cobalt Energy completes construction at REnescience Northwich

Construction work at the Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) REnescience facility at Northwich is complete with process commissioning under way.
The REnescience Northwich project is a first of its kind using Ørsted’s patented technology “REnescience” to treat up to 120,000 tonnes per year of unsorted waste from 110,000 UK homes. This unique method of treating waste using the ground-breaking biotechnology that converts household waste into energy and recyclable material; using a unique mix of enzymes for bioliquid creation which is then used in a traditional anaerobic digestion facility on site, for gas production for energy, and mechanical sorting and washing for recycling material. The non-recyclable material is used to make RDF.
Cobalt Energy was the Principle Contractor on site, managing the day-to-day running of the construction phase for Ørsted.
Using our knowledge and expertise in construction of Energy from Waste facilities as well as our collaborative approach to co-ordination and problem solving we managed a multi-function team that delivered all elements of the construction programme on time and on budget.
We are proud to have worked with Ørsted in delivering this first of a kind facility which treats waste without thermal destruction, whilst producing clean recycled materials and green electricity from waste.