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German standards for environmentally-friendly solar parks

German solar association BSW and environmental association Naturschutzbund have published a joint paper that defines criteria that can be used to establish whether a ground-mounted solar plant is able to protect nature and species, as well as to add ecological value to the area it occupies.

German utility-scale PV tender concludes with lowest price of €0.0469/kWh

Germany wrapped up another oversubscribed tender for large-scale solar last week, as well as an innovation tender for storage-linked PV projects.


Germany installed 548.6 MW of PV in March

In the first three months of 2021, newly installed solar capacity reached 1.42 GW.

Sunowe’s panel-smuggling trial to resume in Germany

Sunowe’s trial over allegations of PV module smuggling is expected to resume on May 4. The company has been accused of not paying €20 million in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs.

Germany aims to tender 4 GW of additional PV in 2022

Germany might tender a total of 6 GW of solar next year if the authorities decide to move forward with plans to add 4 GW to the existing volume. An additional 100 MW could be tendered for agrivoltaics and floating PV.

Developer secures first approval for 300 MW unsubsidized solar plant in Germany

The Anklam municipality approved the resolution for the project construction. The land-use planning for what could become the largest planned photovoltaic power plant in Germany to date can now begin.


Weekly Round-Up: Floating PV in Spain, Albania, unsubsidized solar in Germany, Portugal

Albanian utility KESH has secured funding for its 12.9 MW floating solar plant and, in Spain, the Port of Malaga is planning a 2.1 MW floating facility. Construction began on two unsubsidized solar plants in Germany and Portugal. Enel and Sterling & Wilson will build two large solar plants in Peru and the US, respectively.


Germany added 350 MW of PV systems in February

The country saw the addition of PV systems totaling 880,8 MW in the first two months of the year. Its cumulative installed PV power grew to 54.3 GW.


Solon is back–and with it, the ambition of offering superior PV products

The German photovoltaic manufacturer was once a trademark for German quality. After two bankruptcies, it is again active in Europe, primarily in the commercial and industrial rooftop segment. It sticks to the same philosophy: to offer superior solar solutions.


EUPD Research expects 6 GW of new solar for Germany in 2021

According to the analysts, the German photovoltaic market would grow by 23% this year, compared to 2020. Strong growth is expected to come from large scale projects.


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