Germany

German Scientists Redesign Stack to Make Cheaper Redox Flow Batteries

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, located in Germany, claim that thorough redesigning the stack, they have contrived a way to bring down production costs of redox flow batteries which are used to store renewable energy. As a result, Christian Doetsch and Lukas Kopietz from Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Dr. Thorsten Seipp […]

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12th ITRPV Report: Lower PV Prices, Larger Wafer Formats, and more..

The 12th edition of the annual International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) report was released yesterday by Frankfurt-headquartered German engineering association the VDMA (Verbandes Deutsche Maschinen- und Anlagenbau). Drawing on insights provided by 56 international experts along the PV value chain, the report examines contemporary trends permeating the PV technology industry and speculates about the […]

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German Researchers Develop 18% Efficient Large-area Perovskite Module

Advancements in perovskite technology have been happening at a rapid rate in the last few years but the area is still riddled with challenges related to size, efficiency and stability of the cells. Fresh positive news has come from Germany where researchers claim to have resolved possibly the biggest hindrance in the mass application of […]

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Statkraft’s First Wind Farm in Germany Will Generate 36 MW of Energy

Norwegian state-owned hydropower company Statkraft is set to build its very first wind farm in Germany on a 67-hectare forest area in Bramwald in northern Hesse. By 2025, the so-called Oedelsheim wind farm is expected to comprise 6 turbines which will generate 36 MW of energy, adequate to supply 20,000 households with wind power each year and […]

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EnBW to Build Europe’s Biggest Fast Charging Station for all EVs

EnBW is planning a new flagship charging station at the Kamener Kreuz autobahn interchange near Dortmund, Germany. With 52 charging points, it will be the biggest public fast charging station in Europe and will be powered by solar panels. As per the firm, the high power chargers have capacities of up to 300 kilowatts. Depending […]

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German Govt to Expand Capacity in Solar & Wind Power Auctions

The German government, led by Angela Merkel, has said that it will expand the energy capacity tendered in renewable power project auctions to help decarbonise electricity, and will relieve the burden on consumers by reducing a fee charged to support wind and solar operators. While renewable sources hold a 50% stake in the power mix […]

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European Hydrogen Plans Expand, With 40,000 Km Pipeline Network by 2040

Industry association European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) has recently updated its vision for a dedicated hydrogen transport infrastructure across Europe, now proposing to build an 11,600 km (which was 6,800 km last year) hydrogen transportation network by 2030, which would come up to 39,700 km (as opposed to 23,000 km estimated last year) by 2040, aiming to […]

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Nordex Wins Orders Worth 259 MW in Turkey and Germany 

The Nordex Group has announced two new project wins in Turkey and Germany for a combined 259 MW of wind energy capacity.  The first order has been received from the Caba Group for 39 – N133/4800 turbines from the Delta4000 series for the second construction phase of the “Istanbul” wind farm. The order also includes […]

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German Utility EnBW Building two Subsidy-Free Solar Projects Worth 300 MW

German Utility EnBW is building two more subsidy-free large-scale solar projects in Brandenburg with a capacity of 150 MW each. German Utility Energie Baden-Württemberg i.e. EnBW has announced that it is building two more subsidy-free large-scale solar photovoltaic projects in Brandenburg with a capacity of 150 megawatts (MW) each. These new projects follow on from […]

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