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Germany concludes rooftop PV tender with average price of €0.1087/kWh

The German authorities reviewed 213 MW of bids and selected 195 MW of projects in the nation’s fifth tender. The final prices ranged between €0.0900 ($0.0959)/kWh and €0.1125/kWh. The final average price was €0.1087.


BayWa re to sell PV product distribution business

BayWa AG is strategically realigning BayWa re so it can sell its solar trade business. In the future, the subsidiary will focus on international projects as an independent power producer (IPP).

Fraunhofer ISE founder, solar pioneer Adolf Goetzberger dies

Adolf Goetzberger, the founder of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and an early proponent of photovoltaics, passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 94.


Germany trying to attract ‘solar workers’ from India

The German Solar Industry Association and the Indian Skill Council for Green Jobs signed an agreement in Delhi on the weekend, marking German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to India.


Axitec expands solar panel capacity to 2 GW

Module manufacturer Axitec is ramping up its production capacity in China, India and Vietnam to meet growing demand for PV modules in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Austria deployed more than 1.4 GW of new solar in 2022

Austria joined the gigawatt club last year after deploying more than 1,000 MW of solar for the first time. It has now reached more than 4.2 GW of cumulative installed PV capacity.


Germany installed 675 MW of solar in November

Germany’s newly installed PV capacity for November consisted of 596 MW of subsidized systems and 73 MW of installations built without public support. In the first 11 months of 2022, the country added around 6.8 GW of new solar capacity.


Researchers achieved world record 32.5% efficiency for a perovskite tandem solar cell

A group of researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has achieved a new world efficiency record for a silicon-perovskite tandem solar cell, with a certified efficiency of 32.5%.


Sono Motors launches campaign to save Sion solar electric car

German electric car manufacturer Sono Motors says it has failed to raise enough money from investors and is now trying to save its business by selling its Sion solar electric vehicles at a discounted price.


New foldable solar system for rooftop applications

German manufacturer Kopp has developed an easy-to-install, four-module foldable PV array. The system uses n-type TOPCon solar modules with outputs of 430 W and efficiency ratings of 22.02%


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