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Solarnative to open microinverter gigafactory in Germany

German startup Solarnative has invested €1 million ($ 1.07 million) in a surface-mount technology production line for its new microinverter plant in Germany. It says it plans to ramp up microinverter production from May.


CIGS-perovskite tandem solar module with 21.1% efficiency

German scientists have built a tandem perovskite-CIGS panel measuring 9 square centimeters, with organometallic perovskites for the top module.

Photovoltaic roof for cycling paths

Badenova is installing 912 glass-glass PV modules along a cycling path in the city of Freiburg, Germany, as part of a new pilot project.

Axpo commissions 2.2 MW vertical alpine PV project on dam

Axpo said its new 2.2 MW system is the largest alpine solar plant in Switzerland. It is expected to supply around 3.3 million kWh of electricity per year, with an above-average electricity yield in the winter months.


RWE buys Polish developer Alpha Solar

Alpha Solar currently has a solar project pipeline with a capacity of 3 GW in Poland.

Germany deployed 548 MW of PV in May

The cumulative capacity of all subsidized PV systems in Germany hit 59.3 GW at the end of May.


Tracker-equipped solar park to power mineral oil tank facility in Austria

Austrian oil and gas company OMV will invest around €4.5 million in the solar park, which will be connected to the facility’s internal grid and will be used exclusively to power its operations.


Work begins on world’s second largest PV system on a stadium roof

The stadium of German football club SC Freiburg will host a 2.4MW rooftop solar array that will be built with heterojunction modules provided by Swiss manufacturer Meyer Burger.


Fraunhofer ISE reaches legal settlements with seven inverter manufacturers who infringed its patent

In 2002, the Fraunhofer ISE patented the HERIC circuit for highly efficient inverters. Since then, the institute says, it has recorded out-of-court settlements in seven patent infringement lawsuits against companies from China, Taiwan and Germany.

Belectric builds another floating solar park in Israel

The project is the fourth floating solar array that Belectric develops and builds in Israel.

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