KIT Researchers Develop Methods to Secure Maximum Yield from Large Solar Projects

KIT Researchers Develop Methods to Secure Maximum Yield from Large Solar Projects

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed a method to reduce yield losses from large solar photovoltaic ground-mounted systems with the help of innovative circuits, new types of power ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Germany Installs 4.9 GW of Solar in 9M 2022 as it Moves to Cut Russian Gas Dependency

Germany Installs 4.9 GW of Solar in 9M 2022 as it Moves to Cut Russian Gas Dependency

Germany installed 4.9 GW of solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of 2022, according to the latest data released by the Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur. In a year-over-year (YoY) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Germany to Adopt Sliding Market Premium Model in Renewable Energy Tenders

Germany to Adopt Sliding Market Premium Model in Renewable Energy Tenders

The European Commission has approved three additional measures to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Germany under EU State aid rules. The measures include a change from a ...
Material Shortages, Supply Disruptions Cause 13% Dip in SMA Solar’s Net Income in 1H 2022

Material Shortages, Supply Disruptions Cause 13% Dip in SMA Solar’s Net Income in 1H 2022

Material shortages and supply chain disruptions negatively impacted the sales and financials of solar equipment supplier SMA Solar Technology during the first half (1H) of the financial year (FY) 2022 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Keppel Buys Stake in 465 MW Offshore Wind Farm in Germany for $314 Million

Keppel Buys Stake in 465 MW Offshore Wind Farm in Germany for $314 Million

Singapore-based Keppel Corporation and the trustee manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT), Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management (KIFM), announced a joint investment of €305 million (~$314 million) to acquire a 50.01% ...
/ / Wind
Enphase Energy’s Revenue Surges 66% YoY to $530 Million in Q2 2022

Enphase Energy’s Revenue Surges 66% YoY to $530 Million in Q2 2022

Microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems company Enphase Energy recorded second-quarter (Q2) revenue of $530.2 million, a year-over-year (YoY) increase of 66% from $316.05 million in Q2 2021. The company said that the ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Indian Airports Taking Steps to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Airports Taking Steps to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation V K Singh informed the Rajya Sabha informed ...
RWE & SolarDuck to Integrate Floating Solar with a Wind Farm in the North Sea

RWE & SolarDuck to Integrate Floating Solar With a Wind Farm in The North Sea

German sustainable energy company RWE and offshore solar energy developer SolarDuck inked a collaboration agreement to develop the use of floating solar parks in the sea and integrate it into ...
Scientists Use Green Solvent to Achieve 16.7% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Scientists Use Green Solvent to Achieve 16.7% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany coated a large area of perovskite solar cells with a green solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), achieving ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Germany Plans to Install 215 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

Germany Plans to Install 215 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

The Bundesrat, the federal legislative council, has approved the law passed by the Bundestag (German Parliament) on measures to accelerate the expansion of renewable energy. The law is a part ...
Germany’s 1.126 GW Solar Tender Receives Poor Response, Undersubscribed by 412 MW

Germany’s 1.126 GW Solar Tender Receives Poor Response, Undersubscribed by 412 MW

The response to the latest round of solar tenders in Germany has been lukewarm, with bids submitted for only 714 MW against 1.126 GW tendered. As per the Federal Network ...
Project Finance Brief: Signal Iduna Acquires a 650 MW Solar Project in Germany

Project Finance Brief: Signal Iduna Acquires a 650 MW Solar Project in Germany

From: Mercom Capital Group Signal Iduna and its financial subsidiary HANSAINVEST Real Assets acquired the 650 MW Witznitz solar project in Lake Hainer near Leipzig, Germany. The project is subject to planning approval ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
SMA Solar Technology’s Net Income Up 22% to €28 million in FY 2021

SMA Solar Technology’s Net Income Up 22% to €28 million in FY 2021

SMA Solar Technology AG, a German solar equipment supplier, recorded revenue of €221 million (~$232 million) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, a year-over-year (YoY) decline of 8% from ...
Germany Invites Bids for 1.125 GW of Solar Projects

Germany Invites Bids for 1.125 GW of Solar Projects

Bundesnetzagentur, the German Federal Network Agency, has invited bids for 1.125 GW of solar projects on arable and grassland areas in select states of Germany. The ground-mounted solar projects are ...
Germany Awards 1.08 GW of Solar Projects in March Auction

Germany Awards 1.08 GW of Solar Projects in March Auction

The German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has awarded 1,084 MW of solar projects in the latest round of auctions. Bundesnetzagentur had invited bids to develop 1,108 MW of solar projects and ...
IKEA Acquires 440 MW of Solar Projects in Europe for €340 Million

IKEA Acquires 440 MW of Solar Projects in Europe for €340 Million

Ingka Group, which owns most of the IKEA retail stores across the globe, through its investment arm Ingka Investments, has acquired nine solar PV projects totaling 440 MW in Germany ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Australia’ Installed Solar Capacity Crosses 25 GW, Leads the World with 1 kW/Person: APVI

Australia’s Installed Solar Capacity Crosses 25 GW, Leads the World with 1 kW/Person: APVI

Australia leads the world in solar per capita with 1 kW per person at the end of 2021, the Australian PV Institute said in a recent report. In 2020, Australia had ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sale of Electric Cars Doubled YoY in 2021 Globally Reaching 6.6 Million IEA

Sale of Electric Cars Doubled YoY in 2021 Globally Reaching 6.6 Million: IEA

The sale of electric cars more than doubled to 6.6 million in 2021 compared to 3 million in 2020, accounting for 9% of the global car market, International Energy Agency ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up ReNew Power Commissions a 17.6 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 17.6 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Independent power producer ReNew Power commissioned a 17.6 MW first phase wind-solar hybrid project at the Chlor-Alkali ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Germany Issues Tenders for 1.1 GW of Solar, 1.32 GW of Wind, and 275 MW of Biomass Projects

Germany Issues Tenders for 1.1 GW of Solar, 1.32 GW of Wind, and 275 MW of Biomass Projects

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has invited bids to develop 1.1 GW of solar projects, 1.32 GW of onshore wind projects, and 274.86 GW of biomass projects. The deadline to submit bids ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: Hero Electric Partners with Mahindra to Boost its EV Manufacturing

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hero Electric Partners with Mahindra to Boost its EV Manufacturing

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Hero Electric and the Mahindra Group announced their collaboration intent as part of Hero's growth and expansion ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany to Phase out Coal, Boost Share of Renewable Energy to 80% by 2030

Germany to Phase out Coal, Boost Share of Renewable Energy to 80% by 2030

Two months after the general election in Germany, the Social Democrats (SPD), Alliance 90 (The Greens), and Free Democrats (FDP) have agreed on a coalition treaty that pledges that Germany ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Germany Pledges €1.2 Billion to Help India Fight Climate Change

Daily News Wrap-Up: Germany Pledges €1.2 Billion to Help India Fight Climate Change

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Germany has announced more than €1.2 billion (~$1.34 billion) worth of commitments to aid India in its ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Leasing Firm Enpal Raises $174.9 Million from SoftBank

Solar Leasing Firm Enpal Raises $174.9 Million from SoftBank

Enpal, a Germany-based solar photovoltaic and battery leasing solutions provider, said it has raised €150 million (~$174.9 million) from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 in Series C funding round. The company ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Modules Manufactured in Europe Emit 40% Less CO2 than the Chinese Fraunhofer ISE

Modules Manufactured in Europe Emit 40% Less CO2 than the Chinese: Fraunhofer ISE

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy have claimed that solar modules manufactured in the European Union produce 40% less carbon dioxide than modules manufactured in China. China dominates the solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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