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Nexwafe closes financing round with €32 million

Innovative solar wafer company Nexwafe has closed its latest financing round with €32 million. The round was lead by the Indian group Reliance, which contributed €25 million to the round. The Freiburg-based wafer manufacturer intends to use the funds to drive forward the production and commercialization of its kerfless PV wafers.

Anumar switches on southern Germany’s largest solar park

The 120 MW solar plant will sell power under two long-term PPAs for the electricity to be generated by 90 MW of its capacity.

New mounting system for rooftop PV, from Austria

The mounting structure relies on a 5.8m long support rail that does not lie on the roof but is connected directly to a purlin placed below with self-drilling support screws.

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PV covered 10% of EU electricity demand in June and July

According to UK-based consultant Ember, eight EU countries achieved record solar power production during June and July. Germany and the Netherlands were able to cover around 17% of their electricity demand with PV over the period.

Micro-inverter for balcony solar modules

Two different devices designed by German manufacturer Bosswerk can feed up to 300 or 600 watts into the home network. The company offers a 12-year guarantee.

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SMA, Renusol link planning tools

The German companies plan to combine their tools for project planning and battery systems via a new interface. They aim to simplify the work processes of planners and installers.

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Solar+storage could provide 80% of annual EV power needs

A new EUPD Research report shows that a PV system can cover 39% of the power demand of an electric vehicle, but this potentially rises to 80% if storage is included.

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Meyer Burger wants to build another 400 MW factory

The Swiss manufacturer has secured €185 million for the expansion of its cell and module production. Meyer Burger no longer wants to sell its solar cells to third parties in the future.

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Photovoltaic roof for highways

Researchers from Germany and Austria are testing how photovoltaic roofs may be deployed along highways. The first pilot project is planned to be implemented starting from the autumn.

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Meyer Burger begins manufacturing activities at 400 MW module factory in Germany

The Swiss manufacturer opened its module factory in Freiberg a few days after having begun manufacturing activities at its 400 MW cell factory in Thalheim.

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