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Developers sign PPAs for solar parks in Germany

RWE has signed a power purchase agreement with Enerparc for a 57 MW solar project, while a unit of Airbus has signed a deal with GP Joule for a 3.5 MW array.

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Covid-19 forces Meyer Burger to reduce solar module output, increase panel prices for 2022

An above-average employee sickness absence is forcing the Switzerland-based solar panel manufacturer to slow down production until the end of January. Meyer Burger has also informed customers that the prices for its solar modules will rise in the coming year.

Varta releases residential battery with emergency power function

Varta’s Element Backup battery is available in three versions with storage capacities of 6.5 kWh, 13.0 kWh, and 19.5 kWh.

Germany’s tender for utility scale solar concludes with average price of €0.05/kWh

Around 512 MW of PV capacity was allocated by the German authorities in the procurement exercise.

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Germany deployed 4.42 GW of PV in first ten months of 2021

The country’s cumulative installed solar PV capacity has now reached 56.9 GW.

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Flexible 200 W solar module for boats, caravans

Offered by German provider Green Akku, the module is only 2mm thick and has a weight of between 1.45 and 3.63kg, depending on size. It can can be bent up to 50 degrees.

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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.

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RWE sells Belectric to Czech utility CEZ

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

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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.

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Netherlands’ first unsubsidized solar park

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

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