Germany

Q Cells dedicates to three-year, EUR125m German R&D spend
The Korean company has committed to buy solar advancement in Germany each time when the EU as well as member states are seriously trying to kick-start the Covid-19 recovery.
Jul 9, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Germany, Q CELLS, Europe, Hanwha Q Cells, covid-19
New DLR institutes will certainly explore solar-chemical fuels and the future of air transportation
In the future, mobility needs to come to be more eco-friendly - whether artificial fuels from sustainable sources, electrical power or hydrogen, cutting-edge and also low-emission engines, unmanned as well as electric aircraft, or concepts for their assimilation into the air transport system. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum hair Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is establishing four new institutes as well as facilities to magnify its research on a large range of topics in these important areas. Funding is currently guaranteed adhering to the passing of the Structural Reinforcement Act (StStG) by the German Federal Parliament and the Federal Council on 3 July 2020.
Jul 7, 2020 // Technology, Transport, Germany, Europe, Pascale Ehrenfreund
REC Group minimizes German court judgment in favour of Hanwha Q CELLS
High-efficiency PV module manufacturer REC Group has actually downplayed any kind of possible influence its service may have in Europe after the Düsseldorf Regional Court in Germany chose to affirm Hanwha Q CELLS' patent violation situation on solar cell passivation techniques that can be utilized in PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology.
Jul 6, 2020 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Germany, Europe, c-si manufacturing, solar cell, REC Group, PERC, Hanwha Q Cells, heterojunction solar cell, patent, n-type mono perc
Panasonic reveals initially smart city in Berlin
A brand-new project in the German funding combines a range of smart energy remedies, consisting of PV systems, tank, and also air-to-water heatpump integrated right into an efficient power administration system.
Jul 3, 2020 // Residential, Germany, Panasonic, Europe, Ralf Becker
E.On, thyssenkrupp companion for VPP-backed hydrogen plan
German utility E.On has actually partnered with design significant thyssenkrupp to connect large-scale hydrogen electrolysis plants into Germany's grid utilizing a renewables-backed digital power plant (VPP).
Jul 1, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Germany, Europe, hydrogen, e.on, green hydrogen, Thyssenkrupp, Christoph Noeres, Stefan Hakansson
Trina Solar begins module distribution for Germany's 'biggest' solar ranch
Module provider Trina Solar is to supply 187.5 MW of its double-glass Duomax modules to energy EnBW for the Weesow-Willmersdorf solar farm near Germany's funding, Berlin.
Jun 30, 2020 // Manufacturing, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Germany, bifacial, Europe, Trina Solar, enbw, Thorsten Jörß, duomax, double-glass
Easing of Covid lockdown assisted German large solar in May
The country included a year-high of nearly 450 MW of brand-new ability throughout the month to take the five-month total amount for 2020 to 1,926 MW. The solar aid will fall one more 1.4% from tomorrow.
Jun 30, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Germany, Europe, covid-19
Transparent Solar Panels: The Clear Method For The Future
When you consider photovoltaic panels, the instant photo that enters your mind is the typical blue-black panel that covers many a rooftop. In fact, many locate it odd, probably even paradoxical, that a things implied to harness power from the brilliant sunlight, comes with such a dark shape. This is by design, as the nearly-opaque panels are able to trap the optimum amount of sunshine, as well as hence generate solar energy with a higher price of performance (balancing 15%).
Jun 26, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Ukraine, PV panels, Europe, Heliatek Gmb, SolarGaps
Reliable rooftop solar+ storage without MPPT
A German study group is attempting to determine whether the mix of solar as well as storage with straight combining as well as without the help of optimal power point tracking (MPPT) electronics is possible. According to its findings, this particular configuration may be reliable, yet it will likely require special panels and batteries.
Jun 26, 2020 // Technology, Residential, Storage, Germany, Europe, MPPT
A flexible mounting system for roof PV systems
Altec Metalltechnik has actually developed a mounting system that it asserts can be combined with all roofing system types, no matter the kind of component.
Jun 26, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Policy, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe, Altec Metalltechnik, mounting system, Markus Stehle
German PV manufacturing tools suppliers see worst sales slump since market hit rock bottom
Industry body the VDMA stated company fell 55% from the final three months of in 2015 to the very first quarter of this year for the most awful resort since 2012. The nature of the order book and sales numbers can both be clarified by the international progression of Covid-19, according to the organization.
Jun 25, 2020 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Malaysia, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Jutta Trube, North America, covid-19, United States
Floating solar park starts commercial operations in Germany
Designer 7C Solarparken has actually deployed a 729 kW floating system on a lake near Salzwedel. Power trader Next Kraftwerke will incorporate power produced at the site into its virtual nuclear power plant.
Jun 22, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Germany, floating PV, Europe, 7C Solarparken, Steven De Proost
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, France, Germany, Italy, Europe, heterojunction, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Czechia
Meyer Burger transfers to come to be a solar cell and module producer
With a CHF 165 million funding increase, the Swiss business intends to finance the growth of capabilities for very reliable solar cells as well as solar modules in Germany. Manufacturing is arranged to start following year. The critical partnership with REC Group has been discontinued.
Jun 19, 2020 // Manufacturing, Germany, Europe, solar cell, meyer burger, Gunter Erfurt
Hanwha Q-Cells wins patent lawsuits against JinkoSolar, REC Solar and also Longi in Germany
The Düsseldorf Regional Court has concurred rivals of the Korean manufacturer unlawfully utilized its copyrighted passivation innovation. The judges provided Hanwha Q-Cells an injunction which requires Jinko, REC as well as Longi to get all modules including the copyrighted innovation distributed in Germany since late January last year. Hanwha can also choose to have the offending products destroyed.
Jun 19, 2020 // Manufacturing, Germany, Australia, Europe, JinkoSolar, Oceania, LONGi, North America, Hanwha Q-Cells, patent, United States, REC Sola, Daniel Jeong