Helsinki Airport goes solar

A new rooftop PV system will help to lower the airport´s carbon footprint. Finavia plans to reduce the emissions on all of the company’s 21 airports to zero by 2020. The Helsinki airport will meet this goal by this year, expects the Finnish company.

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German start-up launches smart DC mini grid in India

Since the beginning of June, the first 30 households in India have been connected to a mini-grid system powered by PV and equipped with a hybrid storage facility. In addition to the successful inauguration, the german start up BOS has introduced Indian technicians and villagers to the new technology.

Punjab cabinet approves privatization of 100 MW solar park in Pakistan

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif promised a transparent privatization. The 100 MW solar park is part of a 1 GW PV project in the Punjab region.

Pfalzsolar sells two PV plants in UK

London based Empower Community has purchased two solar power plants from Pfalzsolar on the British island. The solar systems, each with 5 MW capacity, are expected to deliver green electricity for the region as a community project.

E.ON completes 10 MW energy storage system in Arizona

The Iron Horse project is paired with a 2 MW solar array and will provide frequency regulation as well as voltage control support.

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Wanted: Investor for the entire SolarWorld Group

Solarworld claims that the business has been stabilized, and first customers have been supplied again. It was also announced that Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Georg Hansen, will resign in June.

Syria: First solar-powered hospital begins operation

A PV installation combined with a diesel generator at a Syrian hospital is to ensure stable energy supply that can save lives. Syria´s location and climate offer optimal conditions for the use of PV, that could help to overcome power shortages in the war torn country.

Meyer Burger awarded two contracts totalling $82.7 million

The swiss company has received two orders for the delivery and installation of its MB PERC cell technology. In order to meet the demand Meyer Burger will temporarily increase its production.

Sonnen, Senec and LG Chem dominate growing PV storage market in Europe

According to the German solar industry association (BSW-Solar) the prices for large and small PV storage systems have fallen by 50 respectively 40 percent. This growing market is dominated by Sonnen, Senec and LG Chem, as an analysis by EuPD Research shows.

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Test operation of solar glas façade completed succesfully

A façade including 75 glass-glass module with a total output of 15 Kw had been installed on a surface area of an office building in Lithuania. After six months of test operation the involved companies expect that the system’s yield could be up to 800 kWh/kW.

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