Switzerland

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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Geneva Airport to host 55,000 square meters of PV modules

The rooftop solar project will be impemented by Geneva Airport (GA) and Services Industriel de Genève (SIG).

Swiss researchers improve stability of perovskite solar cells

EPFL scientists have marginally improved the operational stability of perovskite cells with the introduction of cuprous thiocyanate protected by a thin layer of reduced graphene oxide.

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NEC unit to install 18 MW storage system in Switzerland

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s NEC Corp., has agreed to provide an 18 MW, 7.5 MWh energy storage system to renewables-focused Swiss utility Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ).

Swiss researchers team with NREL to break 35% cell efficiency

A collaborative project between the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has tested a range of multi junction cells in tandem configuration, and achieved efficiencies of up to 35.9%.

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Swiss university spin-off develops grid analysis software

Zurich based startup Adaptricity, which grew out of leading university the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) is preparing to launch a software system which can simulate and analyze regional electrical grids, potentially a valuable tool for investors and grid operators.

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Meyer Burger reports strong demand, customer orders in H1 2017

Following a comprehensive restructuring program to sustainably increase its profitability, the Swiss PV technology provider has posted the highest volume of incoming orders in any half-year period since 2011.

Etrion posts H1 net loss of $14.4 million

Etrion has recorded a consolidated net loss of $14.4 million in the first half of 2017, primarily due to depreciation and financing expenses.

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