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
Germany Adds 2.75 GW of Solar Capacity in 1H 2021

Germany Adds 2.75 GW of Solar Capacity in 1H 2021

Germany installed 1.43 GW of solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, according to the latest numbers released by the Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur. In a quarter-over-quarter comparison, solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Germany Allocates 156 MW of Solar Plus Storage in Innovation Auction

Germany Allocates 156 MW of Solar Plus Storage in Innovation Auction

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has announced the auction results for the 250 MW solar innovation auction. In all, 16 solar plus storage projects with a combined capacity of 156 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Contributes to Record 10% of EU Electricity This Summer

Solar Contributes to Record 10% of EU Electricity This Summer

Solar energy accounted for 10% of the European Union's (EU) electricity during the peak summer months of June and July this year, energy think tank Ember has revealed. Solar power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

In its latest report, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has stated that manufacturers in Asia accounted for 92% (over 130 GW) of global solar module production in 2020, ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Germany Allocates 665 MW of Solar Projects in Latest Auction

Germany Allocates 665 MW of Solar Projects in Latest Auction

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has announced the auction results for ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects. The last date for the submission of bids was June 1, 2021. The maximum value for ...
Germany Installed 619 MW of New Solar Capacity in April 2021

Germany Installed 619 MW of New Solar Capacity in April 2021

According to the latest numbers announced by the German Federal Network Agency Agency Bundesnetzagentur, the country's solar PV installations in April 2021 totaled 619.5 MW, an increase of 59 MW (10.5%) compared to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany Installs 1.3 GW of Solar in the First Quarter of 2021

Germany Installs 1.3 GW of Solar in the First Quarter of 2021

According to the latest numbers declared by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), Germany's solar PV installations in March 2021 totaled 548.6 MW. In a quarter-over-quarter comparison, the installations in March ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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