Wirsol sees the Netherlands as one of the most important solar growth markets, due to an ambitious national energy plan. It foresees that 1-2 million households shall be equipped with PV installations within the next 10 years. Recently Wirsol opened a 30 MW solar park near Groningen.
Two leading Chinese energy companies have opted to invest heavily in CIGS technology manufacturing and development capabilities of the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and its industry partner Manz. Production costs are expected to plunge to 25 cents per watt.
Expert interview: Hans-Josef Fell, President at Energy Watch Group sees a very dynamic deployment of solar and other renewables in the Ukraine. As a challenge, he estimates the persisting corruption.
Intersolar Europe in Munich will have a strong focus on France as a leading European solar growth market. France wants to increase its renewable power mix from 19.5% today to 32% by 2030.
IBC Solar is anticipating a build of up to 1,5 GW of photovoltaic systems in Turkey in 2017, despite the complicated licensing process. Next year the feed-in-tariff will be lowered by around 25 percent.
Battery manufacturer Sonnen is gradually transforming his business model. In the end, the company plans to offer only service services. That would be a transformation towards a modern energy supplier. The company has now taken another step.
Last year, it went well for SMA, at least as far as sales were concerned. The company has reached a new record of inverter sales. In the medium term, the upward trend will continue. There are several reasons for this.
Today in a meeting of the EU Member States trade experts, the European Commission's proposal to extend trade measures on solar panels and cells imported from China, Taiwan and Malaysia was defeated.
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