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Outdoor storage system based on lithium titanate oxide cells

Bluesky Energy has unveiled a storage system based on lithium titanate oxide cells. The new product is claimed to have a service life of 20,000 cycles and to cope well with extreme climatic conditions.

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Austrian agrivoltaic project includes sheep farming

Maxsolar is building a ground-mounted, 11.5 MW solar plant near Wien where 150 Jura will graze.

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More sustainable redox flow batteries with vanillin

Austrian researchers have replaced heavy metals and rare earths with conventional vanillin in a redox flow battery. The Graz University of Technology team now wants to bring this technology to market.

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Residential storage solution with BYD battery, Fronius inverter

BYD and Fronius have started offering the BYD Battery-Box Premium storage system and Fronius Symo GEN24 Plus inverter as a bundle. They said the combined solution can be used in residential PV arrays and light commercial systems.

Covid-19 weekly round-up: Module prices fall as big solar starts to recover in Germany

Plus, there is hope of a bright new dawn with proposed legislative changes in Europe and the U.S. even as the solar equipment industry hits new lows and cyber attacks reportedly increase in frequency.

Austria doubles financial support for solar rebates

The government has ramped up its budget for the rebate scheme to €10 million.

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Austria’s last coal power plant shuts down

Austrian power provider Verbund has shut down its coal-fired district heating plant in the state of Styria as planned. This means that coal power generation in Austria is now history, paving the way for a switch to a 100% renewable power supply by 2030. However, Photovoltaic Austria emphasizes that Austria needs a well-considered plan for clean energy, as a quarter of the nation’s electricity is still generated from fossil fuels.

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Jinko joins Covid-19 fight

The module giant today announced it will donate a million items of personal protective equipment to the European and Asian countries currently battling the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Green hydrogen can power green Alpine tourism

An Austrian consortium has developed a hydrogen generation, storage and fueling station along with fuel cell-propelled snowmobiles. The team was so certain of the readiness of the solution they launched it during an FIS World Cup skiing event.

Incentives for small solar-plus-storage in Austria and Italy

Rebates are being offered to homeowners and businesses willing to couple small solar systems with energy storage.

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