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  • 05 Dec 2018 |

    Stricken solar sector sets out to regain leading Energiewende role

    Solar power in Germany 05 Dec 2018, 10:39 One of the sunniest summers on record in Germany and much of Central Europe in 2018 has refocused the spotlight on solar power after its decline in the last decade. Once a global technology leader, Germany's ...
  • 10 Oct 2018 |

    Electricity storage is next feat for Germany’s energy transition

    Energy storage and the Energiewende 10 Oct 2018, 09:00 Germany's rapidly rising share of weather-dependent renewable energy makes the country a testbed for storage technologies, to enable its use when there is no sun or wind. Truly large-scale ...
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  • 05 Mar 2020 |

    Solarwatt starts new PV production in Germany, says Europe can compete with Asia

    05 Mar 2020, 14:32 Rachel Waldholz Renewables Solar pv magazine The German photovoltaic (PV) system manufacturer Solarwatt plans to launch a new production line in Dresden, and the company believes solar panel production in Europe can be competitive with ...
  • “The sunshine giants”

    Small solar energy companies that invest heavily in research and development are Germany’s last hope of gaining a good share in an industry in which the country has invested billions in subsidies, Daniel Wetzel writes in weekly newspaper Welt am Sonntag. ...
  • 04 Sep 2018 |

    Germany's home battery boom is far from over- Solarwatt CEO

    04 Sep 2018, 09:02 Germany commissioned its 100,000th home storage battery last week – and the boom is far from over, says Detlef Neuhaus, CEO of German solar PV module and residential battery storage system maker Solarwatt. Neuhaus warns that Germany is ...
  • Germany crosses threshold of 100,000 home battery storage systems

    A household near Berlin has commissioned Germany’s 100,000 th residential battery storage system. At an official ceremony, state secretary Thomas Bareiss called the threshold an “ important milestone ” for the country’s energy transition. “Storage systems ...
  • 13 Mar 2019 |

    Germany’s power storage market reaches 5 billion euros

    13 Mar 2019, 14:19 Rachel Waldholz Clean Energy Wire CLEW Storage Bloomberg Germany’s power storage market, including both home- and utility-scale batteries, reached a new high of more than 5 billion euros last year, Brian Parkin reports for Bloomberg. ...
  • 13 Jul 2020 |

    Germany’s solar industry hopeful pandemic and EU Green Deal will bolster upswing

    13 Jul 2020, 14:12 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs David Reay Solar Die Welt Germany’s hollowed-out solar industry is hoping that the coronavirus ...
  • Solar industry looks at rooftop panels for prospects of turnaround

    The battered German makers of solar power panels are looking to 2017 for a change of fortunes as they anticipate more homeowners and businesses installing rooftop systems paired with battery storage, Milena Merten reports in Handelsblatt. Rooftop solar ...
  • 27 Apr 2020 |

    German solar industry soars despite coronavirus but support cap awaits

    27 Apr 2020, 14:13 Expert bne- Association of Energy Market Innovators Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft Electricity market Grid Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables ...
  • 07 Aug 2019 |

    Germany’s foray into home batteries pushes market to tipping point – report

    07 Aug 2019, 13:51 Sören Amelang Storage Clean Energy Wire The rapid spread of home batteries in Germany has brought the European residential storage market to an economic tipping point, according to a report by energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie. “Germany ...
  • 21 Jun 2019 |

    Two thirds of PV solar owners in Germany could become self-sufficient with storage – E.ON

    21 Jun 2019, 13:30 Sören Amelang Solar Utilities ntv Two thirds of all people who own a PV array generate enough electricity to become self-sufficient if they have access to storage, according to German utility E.ON. “66 percent of our clients with a ...
  • 17 Mar 2020 |

    Work on Germany's largest support-free pv farm starts, industry warns against corona fallout

    17 Mar 2020, 14:16 Expert BSW- German Solar Association Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft Citizens' energy Electricity market Renewables Business & Jobs Benjamin Wehrmann Solar Cost & Prices Clean Energy Wire Utility EnBW has started constructing ...
  • 26 Feb 2016

    A 54 billion-euro nuclear bill / Wind power opponents gather steam

    26 Feb 2016 Kerstine Appunn Ellen Thalman Clean Energy Wire CLEW WirtschaftsWoche “The 54 billion-euro bill” On balance, it doesn’t matter how much the decommissioning of atomic power plants and the storage of nuclear waste will cost – it’s already clear ...
  • 12 Jun 2015

    In the media: Battery fever; "trouble near the mine"

    12 Jun 2015 Kerstine Appunn Clean Energy Wire CLEW Süddeutsche Zeitung “Simply carry on” G7 politicians want to rid the world of fossil fuels but German industry will demand support for the decarbonisation, Karl-Heinz Büschemann writes in the Süddeutsche ...
  • 03 Jun 2015

    In the media: Merkel- G7 to pioneer low-carbon economies

    03 Jun 2015 Kerstine Appunn Sven Egenter Clean Energy Wire CLEW Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) / The Times Merkel: G7 ought to pioneer transition to low-carbon economy Climate protection is a large global challenge, German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...
  • 28 Sep 2018 |

    Germany needs plan to unleash solar power again- researcher

    28 Sep 2018, 15:37 Germany's solar power industry used to be a leader of the renewable technology's global expansion but a series of political blunders has killed off solar power companies and passed the torch on to China, solar power researcher ...
  • 16 Apr 2020 |

    Solar power in Germany – output, business & perspectives

    16 Apr 2020, 14:30 Solar power in Germany has gone through turbulent times since it got off to a flying start in the wake of Germany's Renewable Energy Act in the year 2000. German companies quickly ascended to global leadership in solar power ...
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