Schletter increases production capacity in China

The German mounting system maker has expanded its production capacity in Shanghai after opening a new, bigger fab in March.

Solar sweeps the board again in German renewables auction

Not one wind power project was submitted to the German network authority for the April round of a national clean energy procurement program. Almost 204 MW of solar generation capacity was allocated across 30 solar projects with an average final electricity price of €0.053/kWh.


New 400 MW solar module factory for Germany

Production is set to start in the first quarter of next year at the planned fab in Greiz, Thuringia. The facility will manufacture 370 W panels featuring half cells, large wafers and nine busbars.


Germany eliminates 52 GW cap for solar incentives

The country’s coalition government reached an agreement on Monday to remove the limit from the national renewable energy law. However, economy minister Peter Altmaier has not said when the measure will be implemented.


Meyer Burger mulls gigawatt-scale German solar fab

Chief executive Gunter Erfurt told a German radio station a solar factory in North Rhine-Westphalia could supply high-efficiency panels for a 10 GW floating solar project on the vast Hambach open-cast coal mine.


Germany deployed 1.1 GW of solar in Q1

In March alone, 368 MW of new PV capacity was deployed, representing an increase of just 18 MW from the same month a year earlier.


Global PV capacity additions hit 115 GW in 2019, says IEA

In terms of new solar installations, China was the world’s largest PV market for the third year in a row with 30.1 GW of fresh capacity in the 12 months to the end of December, followed by the United States with 13.3 GW and Japan with 7.7 GW.

Huawei, Sungrow and SMA dominate global inverter market

Analysis from Wood Mackenzie shows global inverter demand grew 18% last year. The ten largest inverter suppliers accounted for 76% of the global trade.


Solar costs set to continue falling according to ITRPV roadmap

The 11th edition of the German document which tracks solar price falls and efficiency improvements has considered the role bigger wafers are playing in cost reduction.


TÜV Rheinland confirms 515.8 W output for Trina’s new modules

Trina Solar has been producing its 500 W modules in series for a month now and plans to increase their output to more than 600 W in the future.


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