Germany prevents China from joining 50Hertz

The Chinese state-owned State Grid Corporation of China has been attempting to acquire a 20% stake in German transmission system operator, 50Hertz for some time now. After the intervention of Germany’s Federal Government, however, this share will now go to domestic development bank, KfW.

Schletter delivers mounting systems to 200 MW Vietnam project

The Schletter Group will equip a 200 MW solar PV park in Vietnam with mounting systems. The project is expected to be completed by 2020.

F&S Solar commissions Caribbean’s largest PV plant

With a capacity of 58 MW, the Caribbean’s largest PV plant has been commissioned in the Dominican Republic. The site was developed, planned and built by German EPC, F&S Solar. It now aims to ramp the project up to 119 MW by next year.

China shakes PV world

The solar superpower’s departure from its ambitious PV targets has shaken the industry and put a dampener on share prices. Analysts from U.S. investment bank Roth Capital expect a module oversupply mountain of more than 30 GW as a result of the policy change.

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Solar sets new record in Germany

PV systems set a new German record in May. According to preliminary figures from the IWR, photovoltaics produced just under 6 TWh of solar power during the month.

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Singulus reports fall in sales and profit

German PV equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has reported a fall in both sales and profit year on year for the first quarter of 2018. The company, however, points out that its order books are full.

Germany added 117 MW of new solar in September

Figures from Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) show that 117.185 MW of PV projects was added in September. Of this new capacity, around 11.38 MW was ground-mounted projects, and 238.4 kW was part of the country’s tenant electricity (Mieterstrom) scheme.

SolarPower Europe: Global solar market to reach 100 GW in 2017

The latest market analysis from industry body SolarPower Europe predicts that global PV demand will reach the 100-gigawatt mark for the first time in 2017.

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Singulus establishes joint venture with Chinese heterojunction companies

Singulus has signed an agreement with two Chinese PV providers to form a joint venture in the field of the heterojunction technology. The joint venture will be based in China.

German custom authorities uncovers fraud involving solar modules from China

More than €30 million in anti-dumping and countervailing duties could have been circumvented by a German company importing modules from China, according to the German custom authorities.

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