European consortium bid to bring 25.4%- effective heterojunction-IBC solar cell into automation
The EU-funded Nextbase project intends to produce heterojunction, interdigitated back-contact solar components for less than EUR0.275/ W. Solar panels including the Nextbase cell tech are anticipated to have a conversion effectiveness of 23.2%, according to the European Commission.
Jun 22, 2020 // Manufacturing News, France, Germany, Italy, Europe, heterojunction, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Czechia
Czech federal government strategies retroactive cuts for PV motivations, once more
According to the Czech Solar Association, the action versus solar will likely activate defaults for hundreds of PV projects. The Czech federal government likewise intends to develop even more nuclear reactor as well as has actually pledged to prolong the life-span of its coal-fired plants.
May 25, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, Europe, Czechia, Martin Sedlak
Czechia wants another 1.9 GW of solar by 2030
The raised renewable energy ambition has been dismissed by the domestic solar association, which accuses president Miloš Zeman of wanting to destroy the Czech PV sector. In 2019, the country added only 7 MW of new PV installations.
Jan 21, 2020 // Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Czechia, Solární Asociace
European coal fleet will run at a loss of €6.57bn this year
Economic thinktank Carbon Tracker used financial modeling to determine the profitability of every coal power plant in the EU. On average, 79% of the facilities run at a loss, with Germany, Spain and Czechia among the states particularly exposed to the consequences – for coal investors and the public.
Nov 1, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, Germany, Italy, Europe, Netherlands, Slovenia, carbon tracker, Czechia, Matt Gray