Germany

Court quits tree clearance for Tesla's recommended Berlin gigafactory
The High Administrative Court of the Brandenburg area momentarily quit primary operate at the website in Grünheide, near Berlin at the weekend break. A decision from the neighborhood management is anticipated "in a prompt fashion".
Feb 17, 2020 // Manufacturing, Storage, TESLA, Germany, Europe
Vattenfall-Deutsche Telekom bargain brings increase to German solar PPA scene
Germany's market for solar energy acquisition contracts (PPAs) has actually experienced the finalizing of among the very first big offers of the year, including among Europe's biggest telecom companies.
Feb 17, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Vattenfall, corporate ppa, solar ppa, solar ppas, deutsche telekom
German scientists research study solar cells with scanning electron microscopic lense
Scientists at the Centre for Solar Energy as well as Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) are making use of a brand-new scanning electron microscopic lense to examine solar cells.
Feb 13, 2020 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, electron microscopic, Theresa Friedlmeier
Vattenfall safeguards 10-year power supply bargain for 60 MW of German solar
A Deutsche Telekom subsidiary has actually consented to purchase solar energy from Vattenfall. Swedish power firm Vattenfall as well as the Power & Air Solutions subsidiary of German telecoms firm Deutsche Telekom, have actually authorized a business 10-year solar energy acquisition contract (PPA).
Feb 13, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Germany, Europe, Vattenfall, Christine Lauber
Innogy brings 770MW of solar, wind to DNV GL system for company purchasers
With ever-rising varieties of business organisations making renewable resource promises, German utility innogy has actually made a decision to include 770MW of its solar and also wind capability from numerous nations to a system that attaches tidy power manufacturing to business purchasers worldwide.
Feb 12, 2020 // Markets & Finance, C&I, Germany, Europe, DNV GL, innogy, instatrust, marketplace, corporate ppas
AKASOL indications EUR20 million e-mobility battery 'Gigafactories' take care of Manz
Manz AG, making tools distributor, has actually approved a EUR20 million (US$ 21.83 million) take care of "high performance" battery manufacturer AKASOL for prepared 'gigafactories' in Germany as well as in the United States.
Feb 12, 2020 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Storage, USA, Germany, Europe, Manz AG, North America, lithium-ion battery, AKASOL
Building starts on 27 MW Netherlands drifting solar plant
German renewables firm Baywa r.e. has actually begun work with its 4th utility range drifting PV project in the water-rich nation.
Feb 11, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, baywa r.e., Benedikt Ortmann
Flixbus fleet examinations 18% CIGS panels
After announcing plans to test hydrogen fuel cell buses in November, the European coach travel route planning start-up has begun a pilot project to reduce diesel consumption by using solar panels on the vehicles of its partner companies. FlixBus says the ultra-thin, lightweight CIGS modules help save 1.7 litres of diesel per 100km.
Feb 11, 2020 // Transport, Germany, Europe, CIGS panels, Flixbus
Fraunhofer ISE researchers develop bifacial hybrid HCPV module with output of 326 W/m2
The EyeCon module has a hybrid power output of 326 W/m ² or a bifacial performance of 28%, determined with the offered global plus behind irradiance. According to the research group, the silicon cell creates in between 23 and 42 W/m ² of additional power when the diffuse irradiance element increases from 8 to 30%.
Feb 6, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Germany, bifacial, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, hybrid HCPV module
UK designers introduce freestanding curved panel
Item advancement company the Cambridge Design Partnership, dealing with compatriot solar service Solivus, has actually developed a curved solar module featuring a natural thin movie. The style is based upon Solivus' desire to "create a product so attractive that individuals would enjoy to have one in their garden".
Feb 4, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing, Germany, UK, Europe, solar panel, Solivus, Jo Parker-Swift, Ben Crundwell
German coal mines could host 3 GW of floating PV
Research study institute the Fraunhofer ISE has actually approximated the technical capacity of drifting PV at mining sites in Germany at around 56 GW. With floating jobs 10-15% more pricey than land-based options, scientists have actually required further incentives, such as the staging of 'development tenders'.
Feb 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Germany, floating PV, Europe, ISE
Jurchen Technology creates easy-to-install PV mounting system
German Jurchen Technology proposes an innovative racking system for photovoltaic panels – PEG. The substructure requires less material than conventional mounting systems, simplifies installation and optimizes land-use.
Feb 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Jurchen Technology, PV mounting system
New efficiency record achieved by tandem solar cell
An R&D team from HZB has established a new record for tandem silicon/perovskite solar cells. The cell measured 1 sq cm has achieved 29.15 percent conversion efficiency. The researchers state that the new record of 30 percent is on the way. The achievement has been approved by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
Jan 30, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, solar cell
Railway-connected large scale PV project announced in Germany
A 42 MW solar park will be built in eastern Germany to generate power for the 16.7 Hz network of German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn. Construction is expected to start once final approvals are received from local authorities.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Ronald Pofalla, Torsten Schein, Enerparc
New process could yield 26.6% efficient IBC cells
Researchers in Germany are trialing a host of new processes and materials to develop interdigitated back contact solar cells. A deposition technology named ‘hot-wire’ chemical vapor deposition, is said to provide excellent passivation without the need for treatments such as recrystallization or hydrogenation.
Jan 24, 2020 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, IBC Solar