Switzerland

Meyer Burger announces at least 100 jobs will go at Thun

Following a consultation process with employees, Meyer Burger has announced 100 jobs will definitely go as part of the closure of its Swiss manufacturing site. Another 60 positions are dependent on strategic alternatives being found.

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Switzerland to replace FITs with solar rebates in 2018

According to Swissolar, this change will allow more PV capacity to be deployed, as waiting times for the implementation of FIT contracts are considerably increasing. Self-consumption is also becoming more attractive for multi-family houses and commercial enterprises.

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Switzerland’s solar power production could reach 19 TWh by 2050

A report from the Paul Scherrer Institute forecasts a bright future for PV technology in the Alpine country. Solar may even be able to grow by 18 TWh over the next 30 years from just 1 TWh currently.

Scientists grind out solvent free perovskite thin-film process

Researchers from the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the renowned Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have collaborated on a new technique for the creation of perovskite solar cell materials. The technique replaces traditional solvent based processes with steel ball mill grinding.

responsAbility and Cleantech Solar will develop rooftop solar in Asia

responsAbility and Cleantech Solar have signed an agreement for $20 million to finance rooftop solar energy for commercial and industrial customers in South-East Asia and India.

Switzerland pushes for more solar

The Swiss Federal Council has published the rules for the Energy Strategy 2050. Swissolar finds this will create the conditions for the PV market to surpass the threshold of 300 MW per year.

Meyer Burger to end manufacturing in Switzerland

Equipment manufacturer Meyer Burger plans to end production at its headquarters site in Thun, Switzerland, as part of an updated cost efficiency program. All production activities in Thun will be discontinued by the end of 2018, though the site will continue to serve as Meyer Burger’s headquarters.

Meyer Burger scores 200 MW bifacial HJT supply deal in Italy

Meyer Burger has signed a deal to supply 200 MW of bifacial heterojunction (HJT) solar production equipment to an undisclosed Italian PV manufacturer, in a deal valued at roughly CHF 45 million ($45.4 million).

Etrion buys $7.4 million of corporate bonds

Etrion has revealed that it has purchased €6.3 million ($7.4 million) of its outstanding corporate bonds.

Leclanché reduces losses, as revenue climbs 84%

Leclanché presented the figures for the first half-year 2017 with a two week delay. The Swiss energy storage provider reports higher sales figures and lower losses as a result of its restructuring.

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