The German-China partnership between Manz and China Energy Investment Group Co., Shanghai Electric Group Co and Future Science City, now known as NICE Solar Energy, have set a new CIGS thin-film module conversion efficiency record of 17.6 %.
While debates on government support roll on, these parks wave the flag for pushing ahead without subsidies.
Industry dominates wind once more as it reaps all 202MW-plus contracts on offer at joint tender, held just after Germany adopted a 98GW-by-2030 PV goal.
Heidelberg-based firm turns to Southern European state for first unsubsidised solar venture after deploying conventional projects in Germany and the UK.
Renewables contributed some 43% of electricity consumption in Germany in the first nine months of 2019 – a new record – however doubts remain over the country’s chances of meeting future targets.
Firm completes 14.5MWp Sekdoorn and 8.5MWp Tynaarlo in the Netherlands, tells PV Tech it will next build 27MWp Dutch successor and consider German floating forays.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology has received a further CHF 18 million (US$18.2 million) from partner, Oxford PV for the purchase of key equipment for a 125MW integrated production line to fabricate high-efficiency perovskite HJT tandem solar cells.
Government is doing ‘everything wrong’ by keeping PV tenders small while larger wind auctions continue to flop, party says after latest PV contracts score average prices of €0.049/kWh.
German utility to build what is claimed to be Germany’s largest solar park without subsidy support in Brandenburg.
TenneT commits €215m to 380kV/110kV substations and other grid upgrades to relieve congestion, following months of political pressure over PV-driven bottlenecks.
Cabinet deal enshrines solar as top renewable source in a decade's time but PV operators believe ambition falls short of level required by climate change.
Denmark outlines terms of tech-neutral tender, German Greens move against PV subsidy cap, Switzerland proposes shift to auctions, the Netherlands launches new subsidy round.
Pressure from buoyant Greens and climate strikes sees Merkel-led coalition axe measure but PV reps warn lack of expansion targets will complicate filling gaps from fossil fuel phase-outs.
Europe’s top PV market must drive five-fold solar boom and hit 59GWh storage capacity by 2040 if it is to plug gaps left behind by phase-outs, says industry-backed analysis.
MoU signed between Hamburg-based companies will see both jointly operate large-scale photovoltaic plants in Germany without subsidies.