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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.

Munich arrest before Intersolar tied to anti-dumping subsidy case, says lawyer

The German police arrested a Chinese citizen at Munich Airport last week, prior to the start of the Intersolar Europe trade fair. Investigators are targeting the detained individual for allegedly evading anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties imposed on PV products in the European Union prior to September 2018, a lawyer told pv magazine.

German PV equipment securing orders from US, European markets

German engineering federation VDMA has published a new report outlining strong demand for solar production equipment from non-Asian markets, indicating a shift in the global solar industry landscape.

Three million photovoltaic systems in Germany

The German Solar Industry Association sees uninterrupted demand for private photovoltaic roof systems in particular. The mark of four million photovoltaic systems could be reached as early as next year.

German manufacturer unveils 10 kWh residential redox flow battery

Prolux Solutions has developed a redox flow battery with a charging and discharging capacity of 4 kW and 5 kW of peak power. It is designed to be coupled with PV systems in homes with high consumption profiles.

Meyer Burger unveils gray solar tiles

Swiss manufacturer Meyer Burger says that in August it hopes to begin distributing its new gray solar tiles, which are already being used in pilot projects.

Germany’s first photovoltaic cycling path goes online

Badenova has installed 912 glass-glass PV modules along a cycling path in the city of Freiburg, Germany, as part of a new pilot project.

German startup unveils mobile, tiltable PV modules

Sinn Power is offering new tiltable solar panels for vertical PV systems in nature reserves and water-protection areas. They are not anchored to the ground and use a pendulum weight to return to their proper positions when hit by strong winds.

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