Germany

Thin-film agrivoltaic solar tubes
German technology business Tube Solar AG has protected EUR10.8 million to develop its round agrivoltaic modules. The light-weight devices can likewise be made use of on roof coverings previously thought about unsuitable for PV.
Sep 17, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Residential, Germany, Europe, Tube Solar AG, Osram
Brand-new globe record for large-area organic PV module efficiency
Scientists in Germany have attained 12.6% performance with a 26 sq cm organic panel as well as 11.7% for a 204 sq cm device. The tasks were accomplished with a new module format and a slower, high-resolution, short-pulse laser structuring process.
Sep 17, 2020 // Technology, Germany, Europe, PV module, efficiency, Andreas Distler
National lithium-ion battery supply chains placed
Experts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance have actually quantified the impact of markets worldwide. The ranking products a photo of 25 nations and also provides a five-year overview.
Sep 17, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, USA, Japan, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, UK, South Korea, China, Europe, Asia, North America, Finland, Bloomberg, Kwasi Ampofo, James Frith
Covid-19 regular round-up: Australian states target green recuperation as France devotes EUR30bn to energy transition
Tidy energy power plants will certainly figure prominently as Queensland and Victoria quote to reset their economic situations for a post-coronavirus globe. France suffered a hit to its new solar deployment figures in the first half of a Covid-hit year yet its next-door neighbor appears to have no such worries.
Sep 14, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance, Storage, France, Germany, Australia, Europe, hydrogen, Xavier Daval, Oceania, Solargiga, covid-19
RENA picks up 15 GW devices order
Germany based PV tools distributor RENA Technologies has actually gotten what it calls its 'largest ever order', from a tier 1 supplier in Asia, for 15 GW of its wafer texturing tools. Financial details of the deal have not been divulged, although the business states that the order is worth "tens of numerous euros."
Sep 14, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Peter Schneidewind, RENA
Solar Power Finds Ripe New Market in Crop Protection
Which solar panel works best with which crop? The response to that concern is being looked for in hundreds of farms worldwide.
Sep 10, 2020 // Market Research, USA, Japan, France, Germany, South Korea, China, Europe, Asia, Netherlands, North America, baywa r.e., tata power solar, Ashish Khanna, Stephan Schindele, Sascha KrauseTunker, Maximilian Vorast, Sohini Gupta, Ajit Jain
Intense pulsed light handling for 23.0%- efficient silicon heterojunction solar cells
Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have made use of extreme pulsed light (IPL) processing for the growth of a busbarless silicon heterojunction solar cell. The gadget was manufactured with poly-Si-based tunnel oxide passivating calls, which were applied on both sides of the wafer.
Sep 9, 2020 // Technology, Germany, solar cells, Europe, efficiency
Modular systems to generate perovskite-silicon cells on six-inch wafers
Researchers in Germany are scaling up initiatives to bring perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell innovation into commercial scale manufacturing. The scientists state production cells of that kind is feasible on widely-available six-inch silicon wafers as well as modular systems are being created to do so at scale.
Sep 8, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, solar cell, Bernd Stannowski
Hydrogen to go
Germany-based Wystrach has actually developed a solution to mount hydrogen refueling stations wherever they are needed. The 350-bar hydrogen solution is likewise ideal for heavy-duty vehicles.
Sep 8, 2020 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, Germany, Europe, hydrogen, Wystrach, Wolfgang Wolter
Perovskites in space
Researchers led by the Technical University of Munich have actually loaded a selection of perovskite and also natural solar cells onto a rocket, and also sent it right into orbit 240 kilometers over the planet's surface. Their outcomes demonstrate strong capacity for such technologies to power satellites and also even deep space goals.
Sep 7, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, solar cell, perovskites, Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Andreas Meyer
Floating PV powering sieving machines, suction excavators at German quarry
Rheinland Solar has constructed a 750 kW floating solar plant to power several sieving makers as well as suction excavators at a quarry in Germany. On weekends, the excess electricity is offered to the grid at market prices.
Sep 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Germany, floating PV, Europe, Rheinland Solar
Different combinations of PV-powered electrolysers
An EU-funded study project worked with by German research study institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has actually evaluated a number of configurations for solar-powered hydrogen generation. First results revealed which may be one of the most ideal PV modern technologies for electrolysis.
Sep 2, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Germany, Europe, hydrogen, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Sonya Calnan
Tandem solar cell globe record: New branch in the NREL graph
Tandem cells combine 2 various semiconductors that convert various parts of the light spectrum into electric power. Metal-halide perovskite substances primarily make use of the noticeable parts of the spectrum, while CIGS semiconductors convert rather the infrared light.
Sep 1, 2020 // Technology, NREL, Germany, solar cells, Europe, Steve Albrecht, Marko Jost, CIGS cells, Christian Kaufmann
Germany to tender 18.8 GW of PV by 2028
The German federal government is planning to tender 5.3 GW in the roof sector and 13.5 GW for large-scale PV projects.
Sep 1, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance, Rooftop PV, Germany, tender, Europe, pv projects
Solar projects enable biodiversity
Eco-Tec, an Austrian PV business, is accepting a start-up, Meine Blumenwiese, to ecologically update ground-mounted solar projects. The two companies aim to create clean power while likewise creating brand-new environments for a variety of bugs as well as animals.
Sep 1, 2020 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Germany, Europe, startup, Eco-Tec, Meine Blumenwiese