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German startup offers modular PV system for parking lots

UV Energy has developed a PV system that can be used in parking lots and on other surfaces. It claims that the arrays can be deployed within time frames of three to six weeks.

Swiss canton to cover road with 14 MW of solar

The Swiss canton of Fribourg says it plans to cover a roadway with 14 MW of solar panels. The authorities are now conducting an in-depth feasibility study, to be followed by a financial plan for the project.


Sunmaxx PVT opens 50 MW PV-thermal module factory in Germany

Sunmaxx PVT, a photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) solar module specialist, has built an automated 50 MW module factory near Dresden, Germany.

Austria earmarks €35 million for battery rebates

The Austrian authorities are granting a rebate of €200 ($214)/kWh to residential and commercial storage systems.

Europe’s largest PV plant goes online

Hansainvest Real Assets has switched on Europe’s largest solar plant – a 605 MW installation in Saxony, Germany. The project spans 500 hectares and operates under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Shell Energy Europe.


German mounting system supplier offers online tool for solar carports

Clickcon has launched an online tool to design solar carports and shades. The tool uses the German company’s mounting systems for the designed projects.

Meyer Burger announces 500 layoffs at German PV module factory

Meyer Burger says it plans to lay off 500 people at its PV module factory in Germany, but some employees might be relocated within the company. It says about 400 workers will lose their jobs.


Germany’s new PV deployments hit 1.07 GW in February

The German authorities say that around 40% of the 1.07 GW of solar capacity installed in February came from unsubsidized PV systems. The country’s cumumlative PV capacity reached 84.88 GW at the end of the month.


Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany to host 11 MWh organic flow battery

A Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany is set to host an 11 MWh organic flow battery to store solar energy generated by its rooftop PV installation. Germany’s CMBlu has provided its Organic SolidFlow technology for the project.


Agro Solar Europe unveils agrivoltaic mounting kit with organic materials

Agro Solar Europe has developed an agrivoltaic mounting structure made with organic materials, featuring a design that weighs 90% less than common steel structures. The Germany company has used raw materials such as flax, carbon, and wood fiber.