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Hydrogen-based storage system for residential applications

The system is based on a power-to-gas hydrogen technology and is intended to enable one and two-family homes to have an independent power supply throughout the year.


New process to recycle silicon, silver and glass from end-of-life PV panels

A €4.8 million EU-funded research project is aiming to develop a process that allows recovering all components of a photovoltaic module.

Germany deployed 620 MW of solar in April

A large amount of April’s new PV capacity is represented by ground-mounted solar projects selected in tenders. By contrast, demand for PV systems ranging in size from 300 to 750 kW, has declined.

Next2Sun unveils bifacial photovoltaic fence

The solar fence has an output of 400 W per fence section. It is built with heterojunction or n-type PERT bifacial cells developed by the German start-up and relies on its vertical mounting technology for bifacial photovoltaic panels.


Germany may install 150,000 residential batteries this year

German market research company EUDP Research expects 85% of the new storage systems will be used in new PV systems and 15% in existing installations.

CNBM wants to set up GW-scale production of CdTe solar panels in China

German PV production equipment provider Singulus will supply the vacuum coating systems for the new production. The Chinese conglomerate currently operates CIGS panel production facilities at four different locations in China.

German utility-scale PV tender concludes with lowest price of €0.0469/kWh

Germany wrapped up another oversubscribed tender for large-scale solar last week, as well as an innovation tender for storage-linked PV projects.


Germany installed 548.6 MW of PV in March

In the first three months of 2021, newly installed solar capacity reached 1.42 GW.


Sunowe’s panel-smuggling trial to resume in Germany

Sunowe’s trial over allegations of PV module smuggling is expected to resume on May 4. The company has been accused of not paying €20 million in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs.

German solar generates 40 GW for the first time

Germany is currently seeing cool, sunny weather, which is ideal for PV power generation. According to Energy Charts, the photovoltaic systems installed in the country have cracked the 40 GW mark for the first time.