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Photovoltaic tent hall for temporary solar power supply

Polish companies Pol-Plan and Solarspot have developed a solution to equip tent halls with photovoltaic systems. The modules are mounted on a special construction above the roof, made of PVC.

Switzerland set to add 400 MW of PV in 2020

Applications for solar rebates have almost doubled thus far this year, said Swissolar, which sees year-on-year growth in all rooftop PV segments.


Solar, other renewables heading for new record in Germany

Figures from Energy Charts show that 52.4% of the German electricity mix this year has been covered by renewables. Clean energy is on track to account for more than 50% of generation in 2020, for the first time ever.


German PV tender concludes with lowest price of €0.0498/kWh

The country’s latest tech-specific PV tender was oversubscribed. The final average prices are slightly higher than those recorded in the last procurement round.

China could annually deploy 65 GW of PV in 2021-25 period

Liu Yiyang, deputy general secretary of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association, believes that PV development will accelerate under the nation’s 2060 carbon-neutrality target.

Meyer Burger, CSEM to develop new PV cells, modules

Meyer Burger has extended its seven-year tie-up with the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology by three years. They aim to achieve module-level production efficiencies of more than 24%, while also cutting costs.

Update of the ITRPV roadmap shows three wafer formats will prevail

In an update to its International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics, the German engineering association the VDMA said that solar module sizes of up to 4.0m² may be brought to mass production in the future.

BayWa r.e and Alliander develop solar-plus-hydrogen in northern Netherlands

The pilot project, consisting of a 50 MW solar plant and a utility scale electrolyzer, is planned to test how this combination may help reduce grid constraints in the country.


German hydrogen specialist to expand electrolyzer production in Europe

Enapter wants to launch mass production in Saerbeck, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It also plans to expand its current production facilities in Pisa, Italy.

German PV equipment providers still affected by Covid-19 crisis

Orders fell more than 70% in the second quarter but China’s economic recovery is providing the basis for cautious optimism.

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