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Fraunhofer ISE helping Holosolis to build Europe’s largest solar factory

Fraunhofer ISE is helping Holosolis to build Europe’s largest PV factory – a 5 GW solar plant in France – by 2025. The German research institute is providing support in technology selection and factory planning.

German consumer group debunks residential battery misconceptions

Verbraucherzentrale NRW, a German consumer protection association, has issued a warning about five misleading assumptions about PV-linked residential battery systems.

German consortium plans 5 GW vertically integrated solar module production

Heckert Solar, Wattkraft and Interfloat are planning to invest around €2 billion ($2.18 billion) in three different manufacturing facilities that will produce everything from polysilicon to solar modules.

Meyer Burger shifting focus to US market

Meyer Burger is now prioritizing the establishment of new module and cell production facilities in the United States, driven by favorable market conditions in the country.

German research institute unveils 99.74% efficient power electronics for solid-fuel heat pumps

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) has developed an ultra-efficient circuit topology for voltage converters with an electrical efficiency of 99.74%. The tech could considerably raise the coefficient of performance for electrocaloric heat pumps and the scientists are now considering components based on semiconductor gallium nitride (GaN) for higher power density and efficiency.

Meyer Burger builds 2 GW solar cell factory in US

Meyer Burger plans to start a 2 GW cell factory in Colorado in the fourth quarter of this year.

Germany deployed 6.26 GW of solar in H1

Germany installed more than 1 GW of new PV systems in June alone. Its cumulative installed PV capacity hit 73.8 GW at the end of the first half of this year.

Germany launches 33 kW prototype highway PV system

Germany has deployed a 33 kW prototype highway PV system in collaboration with Austria and Switzerland. The system aims to harness solar energy from highway infrastructure.

Developer using membranes to increase bifacial solar module yield by 6.4%

Germany-based Solar Kapital has used membranes at three of its PV plants in Greece. It claims that the payback time of the new solution is relatively short.


Germany seeking proposals for 10 GW of solar factories

Solar manufacturers have until Aug. 15 to submit PV factory proposals to the German authorities.

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