Fraunhofer ISE Sets 26% Efficiency Record for Both-Sides-Contacted Solar Cells

Fraunhofer ISE Sets 26% Efficiency Record for Both-Sides-Contacted Solar Cells

Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have reportedly obtained a record conversion efficiency of 26% for both-sides-contacted silicon solar cells. Led by Armin Richter, the solar cell ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Germany Installed 351 MW of New Solar Capacity in February 2021

Germany Installed 351 MW of New Solar Capacity in February 2021

Germany installed 351 MW of solar capacity in February 2021, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year, according to the data released by the Federal Network ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Goa Signs MoU With GEZ for 100% Renewable Energy Roadmap

Daily News Wrap-Up: Goa Signs MoU With GIZ for 100% Renewable Energy Roadmap

Goa's state government has signed a memorandum of understanding with German-based Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to develop a state energy plan for a 100% renewable energy roadmap under ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany’s Solar Installations Rose to 536 MW in January 2021

Germany’s Solar Installations Rose to 536 MW in January 2021

Germany installed 536 MW of new solar capacity in January 2021, a 59.05% increase compared to 337 MW during the same period last year, according to the Federal Network Agency ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Global Green Bond Issuance Reached a Record High of $269.5 Billion in 2020: Report

Global Green Bond Issuance Reached a Record High of $269.5 Billion in 2020: Report

Global green bond issuance reached a record high of $269.5 billion in 2020, a 1.12% increase compared to $266.5 billion in 2019, due to a late surge in the second ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany Added 481 MW of Solar Installations in November 2020

Germany Added 481 MW of Solar Installations in November 2020

Germany's solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in November 2020 reached 480.84 MW, according to the latest numbers announced by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur). The new figures indicate an increase of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Germany Allocates Over 664 MW of Wind and Solar Projects in Auction

Germany Allocates Over 664 MW of Wind and Solar Projects in Auction

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has announced the auction results for solar and onshore wind projects. The agency received a total of 45 bids aggregating 264.15 MW of solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
German Wind Turbine Maker Senvion to Sell its Indian Arm to Dubai’s GREDHCL

German Wind Turbine Maker Senvion to Sell its Indian Arm to Dubai’s GREDHCL

Senvion GmbH, a German wind turbine manufacturer, said it has entered into contractual agreements to sell its Indian operations to Global Renewable Energy Development Holding Company Limited (GREDHCL). The company ...
/ / Wind
Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany added 421 MW of solar photovoltaic installations in October 2020, a 12% increase compared to 376 MW added in October 2019, according to the latest data from Federal Network ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Takers for Wind in Germany's Latest Auction, Solar Rules

No Takers for Wind in Germany’s Latest Auction, Solar Rules

In the latest 202 MW wind and solar auction in Germany, solar bids won the full capacity, as revealed by the country's federal network agency, Bundesnetzagentur. The tender was oversubscribed ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
GIZ Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Cold Storage Units To Help Farmers

GIZ Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Cold Storage Units To Help Farmers

The Indian wing of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a Germany-based development agency, has floated a tender for ten solar-powered cold storage units for its projects in Karnataka and ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Airports Authority of India Signs Pact With NVVN for Solar and EVs

Daily News Wrap-Up: Airports Authority of India Signs Pact With NVVN for Solar and EVs

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Airports Authority of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NTPC Vidhyut Vihar Nigam Limited to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany’s Solar Installations up 34% Year-over-Year in Third Quarter of 2020

Germany’s Solar Installations up 34% Year-over-Year in Third Quarter of 2020

Germany added about 1.22 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), a 34% increase from the same quarter last year, according to ...
Avaada Secures $10 Million Funding from German Investor DEG

Avaada Secures $10 Million Funding from German Investor DEG

Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG), a development finance institution and a KfW Group subsidiary, has pledged $10 million in funding to Indian solar energy company Avaada Energy Private Limited (AEPL) ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Germany’s Solar Tender Oversubscribed, Lowest Tariff Dips to €0.049_kWh

Germany’s Solar Tender Oversubscribed, Lowest Tariff Dips to €0.049/kWh

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has published the auction results for solar and onshore wind projects. The agency announced that its tender for 96.4 MW of solar projects was oversubscribed and received ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Jinko and LONGi Bag Supply Orders for Bifacial Solar Modules

Daily News Wrap-Up: Jinko and LONGi Bag Supply Orders for Bifacial Solar Modules

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: LONGi, a global solar technology company, has supplied 73 MW of bifacial double-glass modules for a solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ BELECTRIC Bags 250 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan from Fortum

Daily News Wrap-Up: BELECTRIC Bags 250 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan from Fortum

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: BELECTRIC has secured a contract to develop the 250 MW solar project in Rajasthan from Fortum Solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany‘s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

Germany’s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

The federal cabinet of Germany has approved the amendments to the Renewable Energy Sources Act, intending to achieve its goal to expand renewable energy up to 65% by 2030. Germany’s ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

The United States solar installed 3.5 GW of new solar PV capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). The installations dropped ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Germany Adds 2.4 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

Germany Adds 2.4 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2020

Germany installed  447 MW of solar capacity in July 2020, an increase of 11 MW (2.2% increase) from June 2020, according to the latest numbers announced by the federal network ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Germany to Help Southern India Evaluate Optimal Power Balancing for Renewables

Germany to Help Southern India Evaluate Optimal Power Balancing for Renewables

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a Germany-based development agency, has appointed research group DNV GL to conduct a study in the southern region of India. According to DNV GL, ...
Vietnam Set to Make Aquaculture Farming Sustainable with Solar Energy

Vietnam Set to Make Aquaculture Farming Sustainable with Solar Energy

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German research institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), have signed an agreement together with other partners from the private ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Modules on Building Facades Can Deliver 50% More Energy Than Wall-Mounted Ones

Solar Modules on Building Facades Can Deliver 50% More Energy Than Wall-Mounted Ones

A team of researchers at the Germany-based organization, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, has discovered that photovoltaic (PV) elements on building facades can be useful to supplement the power ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Perovskite and CIGS Semiconductors Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Modules

Perovskite and CIGS Semiconductors Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Modules

Combining thin-film solar modules based on perovskite semiconductors with semiconductors made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS), solar module technology could cross the 30% efficiency mark, according to a ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Siemens Acquires KACO New Energy’s Solar String Inverter Business

Siemens Acquires KACO New Energy’s Solar String Inverter Business

German conglomerate Siemens has announced the acquisition of the string inverter business of the KACO new energy GmbH, a manufacturer of energy-related power electronics, for an undisclosed sum. The project ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar