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pv magazine & partners join forces with Hannover Messe

Along with initiative partners Huawei, sonnen, Suntech, S.A.G, innogy and First Solar, pv magazine will be exhibiting as part of the Integrated Energy Plaza at the 2017 Hannover Messe. The Solar Premium exhibition space will herald solar PV’s arrival as a major energy player at the iconic industrial trade show.

SolarWorld creates JV for its lithium mining project in Germany

The German solar manufacturer announces partnership with Bacanora Minerals for mining lithium in the Ore Mountains near the company’s Freiberg site; JV to be called Deutsche Lithium GmbH.

Centrotherm books €80 million in cell equipment orders in three months

German PV equipment supplier centrotherm booked a €45 million (US$48 million) monocrystalline solar cell equipment order today, bringing its total bookings for the last three months to €80 million ($85 million).

Fraunhofer ISE reclaims multicrystalline PV cell efficiency record with 21.9%

German solar research institute Fraunhofer ISE has reclaimed the multicrystalline PV cell efficiency record, achieving 21.9%. Fraunhofer researchers deployed n-type high-performance multicrystalline technology to produce the record-setting PV cell.


Better Energy completes 23.6 MW of projects in Germany

Danish solar developers Better Energy today announced the addition of four sites with total capacity of 23.6 MW to its portfolio in Germany.

German Police detain PV module thieves

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of theft, after an extensive investigation by German and Polish Police forces. The men are said to have broken into solar parks in several German states in order to steal modules and inverters.

SolarWorld to shut down multi production, shed 400 staff by 2019

The German-headquartered solar power company posts year-on-year revenue and shipment increases of 5% and 19%, vows to strengthen competitiveness in 2017 with focus on monocrystalline high-efficiency products. Jobs will be lost along the way, however.

Lowest price in Germany’s PV bidding €0.06/kWh

Germany’s Federal Network Agency has awarded 38 bids in the first PV tender under the EEG 2017. The average bid price fell lower than the pilot tenders, reaching €0.0658 per kWh.

M10 Industries Kubus tabber stringer passes Emmvee Solar stress tests

The first two high performance tabber stringers made by the Freiburg based equipment manufacturer have successfully passed a 72 hour site acceptance test at Emmvee Solar’s production facility in Bangalore, India.

Germany’s J. v. G. Thoma finalizes 240 MW solar tooling sale in Turkey

The Bavarian-based solar power specialist has sold two robot layup machines to Turkey for the production of DESERT solar panels. The equipment ordered is capable of developing 240 MW of PV capacity.

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