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Field test supports viability of 20% hydrogen in German gas network

TÜV Rheinland, Rheinische Netzgesellschaft, and GVG Rhein-Erft have supplied 100 households in Erftstadt, Germany, with gas mixed with 20% hydrogen. They have found there were no disruptions to systems, devices, or the network itself.

Viessmann adds Wallbox to PV-battery-heat pump package

Viessmann’s new sub-distribution system links various components and connects them to the power grid. Its Wallbox has a charging capacity of 11 kW (three-phase) and is equipped with a 7.5-meter “Type 2” charging cable.


Norsun secures wafer order from Meyer Burger

Norsun, which operates a hydroelectric-powered factory in Norway, has agreed to sell wafers to Meyer Burger, which plans to expand its annual solar cell production capacity to 3 GW by 2024.

Swiss manufacturer unveils mini batteries for balcony solar panels

Soleis AG has developed two storage systems with capacities of 1 KWh and 2 kWh.


TÜV Rheinland opens solar module testing lab in China

Germany’s TÜV Rheinland said it will invest €22 million in the 5,000 m2 facility for testing photovoltaic modules as part of a massive lab.

Von der Leyen announces ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ plan for Europe

The European Union Commission President wants to introduce a new industrial plan to turn Europe into the global clean-tech market leader, with looser rules for state funding and less red tape.


1Komma5° to enter solar module business with full-black TOPCon product

Germany’s 1Komma5° says it will exclusively use polysilicon from Europe or the United States to make the TOPcon solar cells for its full-black modules. It is aiming for market launch in the second quarter of 2023.

Axpo deploys PV system in sun-tracking satellite dish

Swiss utility Axpo has built a PV system inside the dish of a disused satellite run by data-center operator Leuk TDC. Satellite dishes can be used to produce solar power, as they can be flexibly aligned to the sun.

TÜV Rheinland offers certification for building-integrated PV

Germany’s TÜV Rheinland has defined safety and quality guidelines for building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) modules to bring more transparency to the market.

European Commission aims to accelerate renewable permits

The European Commission wants to bridge the time until the revised Renewable Energy Directive RED IV has been passed and translated into national law, partly by improving conditions for PV systems up to 50 KW in size.


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