German government approves draft regulation for tenants’ solar power supply

The new regulation will likely to come into force by the end of this year. The German solar association BSW has welcomed the government’s decision, although it has asked for improvements.

Germany could miss 2020 renewable energy target, report says

According to German renewable energy association BEE, the country could fail to reach its 2020 EU target for renewables covering 18% of its total energy consumption. The association claims that if Germany aims to achieve this target, an additional 22 TWh of electricity from renewables per year must come from the power, heat and transport sectors.

Manz finalizes $282 million CIGS order from China

The German equipment provider secured official approvals in connection with major CIGS orders from China.

Kaco raises 2016 guidance on strong order increase

The inverter maker has significantly revised up its guidance after a strong start to 2017. The company said it had received several orders from the Middle East, Turkey and India.

AEG Power Solutions’ insolvency plan unanimously approved

All the creditors will have to provide a restructuring contribution in order to ensure the survival of the company. Once the insolvency plan is approved, the related insolvency proceedings will be closed.

Germany launches new auction for 200 MW of large-scale PV

The new bidding round includes incentives for projects on agricultural and grassland areas in disadvantaged regions such as Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg for the first time.

Eneco and Mitsubishi build 48 MW battery in Germany

The storage system EnspireME is expected to become operational by the end of this year. Through an additional pilot project, surplus power from local wind plants will be managed and stored.

Austria allocates €5.95 million for solar rebates in 2017

The Austrian Government has allocated €5.95 million ($6.34 million) to solar incentives for 2017. Applications are being accepted starting from Tuesday.

Çalik Group acquires 50% stake in Turkish solar EPC contractor Halk Enerji

Halk Enerji will focus on unlicensed PV projects up to 1 MW, which in Turkey are expected to reach a volume of 2 GW this year.

Solar and wind set new record in Germany in March

According to provisional statistics from German institute IRW, PV systems in Germany have provided approximately 3.3 billion kWh in March, up 35% from the same month a year earlier and 118% from February 2017.