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Greentech starts running 103 MW of ground-mounted PV in Germany

Greentech has started operating 103 MW of ground-mounted solar capacity in Germany.

Enpal, Entrix reveal plans for Europe’s biggest VPP

Enpal and Entrix aim to build Europe’s largest virtual power plant (VPP) via their new Flexa joint venture. They plan to integrate PV systems and other decentralized energy producers and consumers into a multi-gigawatt network with an AI-powered electricity trading platform.

Solarwatt presents DC version of Battery flex PV storage system

Solarwatt says it has developed a DC version of its Battery flex PV storage system. The new version offers backup power and is optimized for the Steca SolBrid hybrid inverter.

Switzerland rejects measures to support domestic solar industry

A recent report from the Swiss Federal Council describes the difficult trajectory of efforts to rebuild the domestic PV industry and concludes that plans to create a European supply chain could be too expensive.

Fronius to cut 350 jobs

Fronius has revealed plans to cut 350 jobs due to “persistently weak sales” from its solar energy division. The Austrian inverter manufacturer significantly expanded production and hired new employees in 2022 and 2023.

German energy market records 78 hours of negative prices in May

Rabot Charge’s monthly analysis shows significantly more hours with negative prices on the Germany electricity market than in April. However, the average price in daily transactions was €6.72 ($7.32)/kWh – higher than in the previous month.

PI Berlin, PVEL, Extel Energy unite under Kiwa brand

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), Extel Energy, and PI Berlin have unified under the Kiwa brand. Dutch company Kiwa, which has acquired the three PV testing laboratories over the past three years, says it aims to more effectively present its range of services for the solar industry.

Key takeaways from Solar Solutions Amsterdam

Volatility in the global PV market did not go unnoticed this week at the Solar Solutions Amsterdam trade fair. However, the prevailing impression is that the Dutch PV market is poised for stability.

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Austria earmarks €135 million for solar rebates in 2024

Austrian agency OeMAG is allocating €135 million ($146.4 million) of incentives under Austria’s Renewable Energy Expansion Act (EAG).

Germany concludes rooftop PV tender with average price of €0.0892/kWh

The German authorities have reviewed 278 MW of bids to select 264.1 MW of projects in the nation’s latest rooftop PV tender. The final prices ranged from €0.0690 ($0.075)/kWh to €0.0948/kWh.

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