Siemens PTD lights up Italy
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) has installed solar panels on the façade of a biomass-fired power plant in Rende, Italy.
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) received two orders from Ecosesto, a subsidiary of the Acetlios Group, Milan, for photovoltaic systems in Italy. Siemens will be responsible for the linking to the linking of the local medium-voltage system as part of the turnkey construction.
The first solar project in southern Italy is the size of 1ond photovoltaic project is a fa%%CBOTTMDT%%ade-mounted solar system with a total output of 70-kWp.
Siemens has clad the 30- to 40-meter fa%%CBOTTMDT%%ade of a waste-recycling plant belonging to the Acetelious Group, Trezzo, Italy, with solar modules, and linked the system to the Italian power-supply network. It is the first photovoltaic system of this size to be integrated into a building.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey