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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.

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.

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.

Simple trick to protect PV systems from pigeons

A German PV system owner has developed a simple solution intended at preventing the birds from nesting under the modules.

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Enapter develops MW-sized AEM electrolyzer

The new electrolyser with anion exchange membrane technology is expected to produce 450 kilograms per day and will be available on the market in 2022.

Switzerland allocates $521 million for solar rebates in 2021

The Swiss federal government has also decided to improve the bureaucratic procedures for the installation of solar PV systems.

German standards for environmentally-friendly solar parks

German solar association BSW and environmental association Naturschutzbund have published a joint paper that defines criteria that can be used to establish whether a ground-mounted solar plant is able to protect nature and species, as well as to add ecological value to the area it occupies.

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