PV manufacturing equipment specialist Meyer Burger has extended short time working initiatives deployed at its German operations to both its sites in Switzerland to reduce operating costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UK-headquartered solar developer Solarcentury has sold its residential solar arm to Svea Solar, allowing the firm to refocus its efforts entirely on utility-scale developments.
Berlin sees bids below the 5-cent-per-kWh mark as it contracts 300MW-plus to PV players while Budapest overwhelmingly opts for solar in first ever green energy auction.
German parent of green energy developer BayWa r.e. says it is ‘well positioned’ in year where unit will seek new shareholders and work to deliver 690MW solar pipeline.
Having already guided expected GAAP net losses of US$145-195 million for 2020, high-performance PV manufacturer, SunPower is planning to make operating cuts to save around US$50 million, due to ongoing impact of COVID-19 and has withdrawn previous financial guidance for the year.
Firm behind major solar projects in Europe, the US and others tells PV Tech it fears work restrictions at regulatory bodies could further worsen already ‘unspeakable’ delays.
Germany-based LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has told PV Tech that its manufacturing plants in Germany are able to operate at normal capacity levels, despite the continued impact of COVID-19.
Industry reps persuade France to split rather than fully postpone major solar auction in July while Germany acts to freeze deadlines for bidding green energy projects.
Anti-pandemic shutdown measures will help reach target-complying 40-45% emission cuts this year but a failure to invest in green growth may make progress temporary, country told.
Fraunhofer ISE expects to maintain much of their R&D activities despite COVID-19 restrictions as many engineers are said to working from home.
Solar reps of Europe’s largest market call for deadline extensions amid fears that component delays and staff shortages could see projects lose right to subsidies.
Small-scale specialist will set sights on US and European projects after year of higher profits and revenues, net income losses and relocation from Shanghai to Connecticut.
Full-year 2019 financial results show PV equipment supplier is evaluating the feasibility of becoming a volume producer of HJ solar cells and modules in Europe, notably in Germany.
German giant to invest €5bn to deploy major new fleet of PV and wind by 2022, following its success in 2019 doubling net income to €1.2bn and adding E.ON’s renewable assets.
German capital's newly-approved blueprint says 25% of power demand could be covered by rooftop solar and calls for improvements on federal legislation for urban solar.