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New German government coalition wants to deploy another 143.5 GW of solar this decade

The new plan would require the deployment of around 15 GW of new PV capacity each year to 2030. The agreement also includes the gradual phasing out of all coal power plants by the end of the decade.


RWE sells Belectric to Czech utility CEZ

The German Federal Cartel Office is currently reviewing the transaction. RWE confirmed the plan.

Austrian solar module manufactuer Energetica files for insolvency

The company had started manufacturing activities at its factory in Liebenfels in November 2019. It wants now to start a restructuring process.


Netherlands’ first unsubsidized solar park

The 16 MW project is under development by Swedish-based utility Vattenfall. Construction is scheduled to start in 2024.


The solar facade with a golden glow

A 163 kW solar façade is powering the new building of Basel’s Office for Environment and Energy in Switzerland. Swiss manufacturer Megasol provided special modules on 3D fused glass for the vertical BIPV installation.

Switzerland allocates $488.5 million for solar rebates in 2022

This year, more than 18,000 photovoltaic systems, totaling around 360 MW, have already been registered for the one-off payment. The rebate covers around 20% of the investment costs, depending on the system performance.


Solar tile with anti-glare coating from Switzerland

Swiss manufacturer Megasol said the new product is compatible with the most common tile formats and also available in different colors. Megasol has also developed a coating that eliminates the glare effect of solar modules.


Appeal in Hanwha Q-Cells patent litigation: Penalty payment against Longi Solar and REC confirmed

The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court, in Germany, has ruled that Longi Solar and REC have to pay a fine because they have not fully complied with the court order to recall their solar modules affected by the patent dispute in Germany.


Midsummer begins construction on 50 MW factory in Italy

The factory will be built with the financial support of the Italian government. It will mostly serve southern European markets.


Germany has installed 4 GW of PV so far this year

In June alone, new PV additions totaled 406 MW. Feed-in tariffs were reduced by another 1.4%.


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