Renewables met half Germany’s power demand in first half

The Federal Environment Agency said clean energy provided 8% more electricity in the first six months of the year than in the same period of 2019. Solar accounted for 28 TWh.


LG Electronics launches 370 W ‘paving’ panel with 21.4% efficiency

The PV manufacturer wants to modernize its production operations in South Korea to expand premium module output. It has also announced a new 400 W+ panel.

New equipment for solar cell metallization

The system can metallize the front and back sides of silicon solar cells with unprecedented precision and speed, Fraunhofer ISE said. The technology is also suitable for components such as printed circuit boards or chip cards.

A flexible mounting system for rooftop PV systems

Altec Metalltechnik has developed a mounting system that it claims can be combined with all roof types, regardless of the type of module.

Austria doubles financial support for solar rebates

The government has ramped up its budget for the rebate scheme to €10 million.


Thyssenkrupp increases annual electrolyzer capacity to 1 GW

The German conglomerate’s electrolyzers boast efficiency levels of up to 80%. The modular devices can be connected to form plants of almost any size.

Another 500 MW of unsubsidized solar for Denmark

German PV asset manager Encavis and Danish renewables company Greengo have already secured approval for one large project.


Energiekontor secures third solar PPA in Germany

The German solar developer has secured a power purchase agreement from French energy giant Engie, which has agreed to buy electricity from a 41.5 MW solar plant under development in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region.


German PV tender delivers record low solar power price of €0.0355/kWh

The 100 MW tender was five times oversubscribed and the average final price tariff offered was €0.05 lower than the previous procurement round.


Next2Sun Mounting Systems begins crowdfunding

The German start-up provides mounting structures for bifacial solar modules as well as PV systems which can be installed as a fence to enclose pastures. Next2Sun Mounting Systems is offering 5% annual interest over five years.


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