Germany

SENS to create 440 MW photovoltaic project in Sicily
German Steag Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS) and KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG intend to come up with photovoltaic power projects in Sicily with an installed capacity of 440 MW.
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, SENS
Chint launches a 103MW solar project in Netherlands
The photovoltaic park developed by Chint Solar was commissioned a month and a half ago. The PV modules for the project were manufactured by Astronergy, the company’s unit in Germany.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, pv modules, Europe, Netherlands, Chint Solar
Collaboration for 20 percent efficient CIGS solar modules
European solar panel makers have combined efforts with research centers to developed improved procedures for CIGS manufacturing. The venture codenamed SUCCESS aims at production line efficiency exceeding 20 percent for modules sized 30 cm x 30 cm
Dec 6, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, France, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, solar cell, Netherlands, HZB, CIGS, SMIT, Solar Frontier, flexible module, Solliance, IMN
NICE Solar Energy & Manz set CIGS thin-film solar module efficiency record at 17.6%
The new total area efficiency record has been confirmed by TÜV Rheinland on a module surface area of 120 x 60 centimeters, using Manz production equipment at the NICE Solar Energy R&D facility in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.
Dec 4, 2019 // Technology, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, CIGS thin film, Manz AG, nice solar energy co, pv celltech
Aleo Solar introduces a new solar module to the market
Aleo’s new product will become commercially available in January 2020. Within the framework of the recent trend, the Germany-based photovoltaics maker is tending to increase the cell size. The advanced PV device is said to provide up to 333 watts of power production.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing, Germany, Europe, taiwan, solar module, Aleo
7 Companies That Are Leading the Way for Solar-Powered Cars
The naysayers aren't stopping big automakers and startups from developing the technology. There are some ideas where the payoff for success would be so huge that you just have to try.
Nov 27, 2019 // Transport, Japan, Toyota, NEDO, TESLA, Germany, Sono Motors, Hyundai, Elon Musk, Europe, Asia, Korea, Squad Mobility, Robert Hoevers, Light Year, Stella Ersa, Sion, New Energy, Koji Makino
Schletter closes its manufacturing site near Munich
The manufacturer of assembly systems will continue production exclusively at its Chinese facility. At the same time, the company plans to continue cooperating with its German and other foreign production partners. Stopping manufacture in Germany will result in job losses.
Nov 25, 2019 // Manufacturing, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Schletter Group
New conversion achievement for bifacial crystalline-silicon i-TOPCon solar cells
The latest peak conversion rate over 23 per cent for a large version of n-type photovoltaic cells achieved by China-based Trina Solar has been recognized by German ISFH calibration and test center.
Nov 25, 2019 // Technology, Germany, China, bifacial, Europe, Asia, Trina, PV cell, c-Si i-TOPCon, ISFH CalTeC
The leading solar panel supplier is accused of contraband from China
The accusation has been brought against IBC Solar of importing the Chinese photovoltaic modules declared in the wrong way, which has resulted in nonpayment of about €23m duties. Both the headquarters and the top management’s homes have been subject to search.
Nov 25, 2019 // Solar, Germany, China, pv modules, Europe, Asia, IBC Solar, contraband
BayWa r.e. continues Asia-Pacific expansion and has launched a new solar system distribution business in the Philippines
German project developer for renewable energies BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy GmbH has launched a new solar systems distribution business in Makati City, the Philippines.
Nov 21, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe, Asia, Philippines, BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy, Daniel Gäfke
Newest research on perovskites for solar cell production
A team of German scientists from HZB has performed a thorough research of methylammonium lead iodide structure. The crystal is among the most high-potential perovskites for solar cells. The researchers have discovered some properties, which are likely to help cope with the existing challenges and create cells that can boast both high efficiency and stability.
Nov 20, 2019 // Technology, Germany, UK, Europe, perovskites, HZB
The biggest solar farm in Israel starts operation
Shikun and Binui Renewable Energy will be the owner of the 120 MW Zeélim solar park in the south of Israel.
Nov 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Asia, Israel, Shikun and Binui Renewable Energy, Belectric GmbH
German scientists works on brand new solar cell materials
The Carl Zeiss Foundation has invested €4.5m in the R&D project by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. The KIT research team is going to invent whole new photovoltaic cells, which are supposed to provide all the benefits of organic, crystalline silicon and perovskite solar cells, such as printability, stability and ferroelectric properties.
Nov 19, 2019 // Technology, Germany, Europe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Carl Zeiss Foundation
Jinko is assured American authorities will decline Hanwha accusation
Seoul-headquartered solar supplier Hanwha charges rivals in the United States, Germany and Australia with having violated its patent. In U.S., Jinko Solar – together with REC and Longi – have requested an intermediate review by USITC. Today, Jinko is expecting the judge to decide in its favor.
Nov 14, 2019 // Manufacturing, USA, Germany, Australia, Europe, oceania, LONGi, North America, Jinko, REC, patent, Hanwha
German research team sets up a record for solar module efficiency
Research team from a few German institutes, together with South-China-based University of Technology, breaks a conversion efficiency record for organic photovoltaic modules. The 26 sq cm module consisting of 12 cells shows 12.6 per cent efficiency. The achievement is registered by Fraunhofer ISE.
Nov 13, 2019 // Technology, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, PV module