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Work begins on green hydrogen storage cavern in Sweden

Vattenfall, SSAB and LKAB are building a rock cavern storage facility in a coastal city in northern Sweden. The 100-cubic-meter facility will be built 30 meters below ground and will begin storing green hydrogen next year.

Bosch buys more solar power

German utility RWE will sell solar electricity to the German conglomerate under a 16-year power purchase agreement. The electricity will be generated by a 50 MW solar plant in southern Germany. Bosch has also sealed power supply deals with Statkraft and Vattenfall.


pv magazine video: New business models develop in surprising directions

Corporate power purchase agreements and the combination of PV plants with hydrogen production open up new medium-term financing opportunities for solar projects, as was demonstrated at the fourth session of the pv magazine Roundtable Europe event. The evolution of corporate deals may have been slowed by current price developments but hydrogen may come sooner than many had predicted.

pv magazine video: Higher yields are possible

The first session of the pv magazine Virtual Roundtables Europe on June 9 showed that the performance of PV arrays can be boosted with effective measures – proving it’s more than just theoretical. The evaluation of a portfolio of 70 plants prompted a performance boost of 8.4%. The video of the event is now online.

Vattenfall secures 10-year power supply deal for 60 MW of German solar

A Deutsche Telekom subsidiary has agreed to buy solar power from Vattenfall.


Food crops do better in the shade of solar panels

Another study has highlighted the advantages of combining solar with agriculture. According to the paper, growing chiltepin pepper, jalapeno and cherry tomato in dryland areas of the U.S. under the shade of PV modules is not only possible, but can lead to a better harvest.


Vattenfall to build large scale wind-solar-storage plant in the Netherlands

The energy company will build a 38 MW solar, 22 MW wind and 12 MW battery project on one site. The first fully renewable hybrid power plant could be a blueprint for post-subsidy Germany. Vattenfall has an eye on German coalfields in particular.


Video: Storage Highlights winners in interview

Messe Düsseldorf has partnered with pv magazine for a special publication for Energy Storage Europe 2019. As part of the project, we tasked an independent jury of experts to rank a range of Energy Storage Highlights that were exhibited at the event. During the show, our editors caught up with the top five entries to get a bit of an insight.

Storage Highlights Countdown #2; Turning renewables into grid stabilizers – Vattenfall, Nordex, CC4E

In the run-up to the Energy Storage Europe conference, pv magazine is featuring the top ten developments in the field as our Energy Storage Highlights, selected by an independent jury. In recent weeks we have covered self-sufficient homes, retro ceramic storage technologies, open source software for storage systems, thermoelectric energy storage and island grids in the Maldives. Now, we have nearly made it to the top of our leaderboard.

Vattenfall expands PV business in the Netherlands

The company’s Dutch unit, Nuon, has agreed to acquire three solar projects totaling 27.5 MW of capacity from Powerfield. The projects will be developed under the Netherlands’ SDE+ program, for large scale renewables.

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