Saturn Power to build first large-scale solar plant in Canada, Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch plan another 194MW of solar in Georgia, Hanwha Q CELLS constructs 9.8MW solar power plant in Brandenburg.
PV and electronics equipment manufacturing and automation specialist Manz AG has reported first quarter 2018 revenue that was 80.8% higher than the prior year period, and a new first quarter revenue record for the company.
The International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz e.V. (ISC Konstanz) has signed a technology transfer agreement with PV module assembly equipment supplier based in Finland for R&D centre’s advanced ‘BiSoN’ (Bifacial Solar cell On N-type) and ZEBRA (diffused n-type IBC) solar cell technology.
So technically, subject to approvals, California-headquartered SunPower Corp has acquired Hillsboro, Oregon-based PV manufacturer, SolarWorld Americas, yet typically there are many known unknowns regarding the acquisition.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS said it had supplied 35,073 ‘Q.PLUS’ BFR-G4.1 multicrystalline modules to a 10MW PV power plant built by renewables firm Energiekontor in Brandenburg, Germany.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has teamed with PV manufacturing equipment specialist, SCHMID Group on lower cost BIPV modules that could reduce production costs by as much as 35%.
Speakers at Energy Storage Europe were confident, despite a few reservations, that Germany’s new government which grants Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term in office will be good for the environment and for renewable energy.