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UK allocates 1.9 GW of solar at $59/MWh

The UK government has announced the results of its latest renewable energy auction, originally planned for 2022. It was accessible to installations exceeding 5 MW in size, with 56 solar projects securing 15-year contracts-for-difference (CfDs).


German cabinet approves measure to expedite solar deployment

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs has approved measures to streamline solar deployment, with a target of 215 GW of installed capacity by 2030.


3Sun unveils 480 W n-type HJT solar module with 25% efficiency

Italy’s 3Sun, a unit of Enel Green Power, has developed new monofacial PV modules based on n-type heterojunction (HJT) G12 solar cells. The M40 series for rooftop applications has power ratings ranging from 440 W to 480 W and an efficiency of up to 25%.


Romania removes legal barriers to development of large-scale solar

The Romanian president has passed a new law to shorten the permitting process for solar projects installed on less than 50 hectares of buildable land.


Intersolar 2023 Day 3: A word from Solis

Our pv magazine newshounds will be walking the floors for one last time in Munich today to bring you all the developments as Intersolar Europe 2023 winds down for another year.

Maxeon sues Tongwei for patent infringement in Germany

Maxeon Solar Technologies has filed a lawsuit against Tongwei Solar in Germany’s Dusseldorf district court for the alleged infringement of its European patent for shingled solar cell technology.


Solar mounting structure made of end-of-life wind turbines

Swiss startup Turn2Sun has developed a PV mounting structure with end-of-life wind turbine blades. It has installed the structure at an altitude of 2,500 meters in the Grisons region of Switzerland, with 16 bifacial 430 W solar modules.


Serbia launches first renewables auction with 50 MW of solar

The Serbian authorities have launched the nation’s first renewable energy auction, with 50 MW of PV and 400 MW of wind power. The projects will be supported through contracts for difference for 15 years.


Longi claims 33.5% efficiency for perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell

The European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) has confirmed the results of Longi’s new perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell. It is currently the second-highest efficiency record in the world for a perovskite/silicon tandem cell.


Intersolar 2023 Day 2: QN Solar shows China is still top dog for PV

Our pv magazine reporters are out again pounding the show floor today on day 2 of the Intersolar Europe event in Munich. If you spot us, tell us your news and if not, drop by our booth to say hello. We’re at number 250 in Hall A2.


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