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In Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, the first tenant electricity systems went into operation. Image: Hanwha

Tenant Energy: A Budding Solar Business Model in Germany

2017-12-29

In 2017 the partners - Stadtwerke Bitterfeld-Wolfen, the ISM Group and Hanwha Q Cells - set up the first tenant energy plants on residential properties belonging to the Wolfen Housing Association in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Read more...

The Cars Jeans football stadium in The Hague. Image: Hollandse Hoogte

Energy storage makes The Hague football stadium self-sustainable

2017-12-27

A unique combination of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and energy storage allows visitors of the Cars Jeans football stadium in The Hague to charge their electric vehicles with maximal power from renewable resources. Read more...

The photovoltaic system at the GJU in Jordan consists of two roof-mounted and four carport systems distributed throughout the university campus. Image: Schletter

Solar Power for German University in Jordan

2017-12-25

Since November, the German Jordanian University in Madaba, south of the capital Amman, has been producing its own solar power. The 2.11 MW PV plant was installed on Schletter Group roof and carport systems. The project was commissioned by the Jordanian project developer FB Group. Read more...

The market for used PV modules is growing. Here a quality control at SecondSol. Image: SecondSol

German PV repowering trend to continue in 2018

2017-12-22

The number of photovoltaic (PV) systems being repowered to increase in output and efficiency rose sharply in 2017. This trend will continue in 2018. Read more...

World record-setting CIS thin-film solar cell (approx. 1cm²) with 22.9% conversion efficiency. Image: Solar Frontier

Solar Frontier Achieves World Record Thin-Film Solar Cell Efficiency of 22.9%

2017-12-20

Solar Frontier has set a new world record for thin-film solar cell efficiency. In joint research with the National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Solar Frontier achieved 22.9% conversion efficiency on a 1cm2 cell using its CIS technology. Read more...

Large order for First Solar from Pakistan. The US thin-film module manufacturer will supply 860,000 thin-film modules. Image: First Solar

First Solar to Power Zorlu Enerji’s 100MW Solar Power Plant in Pakistan

2017-12-19

First Solar today announced that it is supplying over 860,000 high-performance thin film modules to power a 100 megawatt (MW)AC utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant developed by Zorlu Enerji in Pakistan. Read more...

Loading the climate chambers by PI Berlin engineers to simulate environmental influences. With the purchase of SolarBuyer, the PI is entering the US market. Image: PI Berlin

PI Institut Berlin to merge with SolarBuyer


2017-12-18

As of January 1, 2018, the Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) will acquire 100 percent of the shares in the US company SolarBuyer. Read more...

Fronius assumes leading position in the expansion of renewable energy in Brazil. Image: Fronius

Fronius is the leader in Brazil

2017-12-15

With more than 50 percent market share, Fronius is the market leader in solar technology in Brazil. Among other things, this success is due to Fronius' varied product spectrum. Read more...

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WFW and Solivan advise on 55 MW solar portfolio project financing in Poland

2017-12-15

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and its Polish partner firm Solivan Pontes have advised Sequoia Investment Management (Sequoia) on the project financing of a 55 MW solar portfolio located in Poland. Read more...

The deputy chairman of the SolarPACES Executive Committee, Professor Zhifeng Wang, presented this year’s innovation award to Wacker’s head of R&D, Dr. Fridolin Stary, Royal Tech CSP Limited strategy director, Dou Huaixin, and Wacker project manager, Erich Schaffer (from left to right). Image: SolarPACES

Wacker Receives SolarPACES Innovation Award for New Heat-Transfer Fluid

2017-12-14

The Munich based chemical company Wacker and Royal Tech CSP Limited, a Chinese specialist for the development and promotion of highly efficient solar thermal systems based on concentrated solar power technologies, have received the Technology Innovation Award from the SolarPACES technology network. Read more...

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