22+ GWp power generation in the hands of German citizens
Investment of €60 billion delivers in excess of one million solar plant operators.
Solar Millennium is broke – bad news for the solar industry?
Yes, the title of this blog post is meant in all sincerity. The insolvency of Solar Millennium, a firm of which many insiders have held a highly critical view, is after all not a harbinger for the industry, but rather a sign of its healthy and rapid development.
Dirty dealing in Germany’s politics
Publisher Karl-Heinz Remmers looks at dirty dealing in the CDU/FDP coalition government in Berlin, and asks if it marks the end of the German photovoltaic industry.
Solon is bankrupt – again?
Solon has filed for bankruptcy and, unfortunately, it is not a false alarm this time. The company had been declared dead often enough in the past, but it somehow managed to come back time and again, which is why many had hoped that Solon would carry on this time as well, and that may well be the case with insolvency.
Germany: No plans for energy policy changes
The German government has no plan for the change in energy policy!
Energy storage picks up steam
The topic of energy storage, including for stationary application, has been widely discussed, particularly after Germany’s renewed resolution to phase out nuclear energy. Karl-Heinz Remmers discusses its future development and importance.
Franky Boy did it
Together with unnamed U.S. companies Frank Asbeck, chairman at Solarworld AG, submitted a “petition” to the U.S. government “against cheap imports from China.” Thus actions now follow his strong words against the “industrial war” of the Chinese solar industry.
Karl-Heinz Remmers has been active in the solar industry for around 20 years. In 1998, he established the Berlin-based Solarpraxis AG. In addition to setting up conference and engineering departments, he launched pv magazine (international), pv magazine China (Chinese) and photovoltaik (German). Furthermore, he has authored and co-authored numerous books dealing with the topics of photovoltaics and solar thermal.