Posts tagged: Germany

Germany breaks 3 solar power records in 2 weeks

By Zachary Shahan Despite being quite a grey country, with average solar irradiation levels worse than even the US Northwest and Alaska, Germany is the world’s solar power leader. In the past couple of weeks, it just broke another three records. On June 6, between 1pm and 2pm, solar power output rose to a record […]

Germany produces half of energy with solar

Germany produced a record 50 percent of its electricity needs through solar panel at the start of June, breaking a huge milestone on its march to renewable energy. “German solar demonstrated just what it is capable of in the first two weeks of June,” said Tobias Rothacher, expert for renewable energies at Germany Trade & […]

Viessmann to Introduce Its Method to Turn Excess Renewable Power into Gas

At Ecobuild 2014 Viessmann will be presenting its power-to-gas solution for addressing the peaks in power generation from weather-dependant renewable energy sources. Viessmann, one of the world’s leading sustainable heating systems manufacturers, believes its model for storing excess power in the gas grid can pave the way for the UK’s successful transition from conventional to […]

Global Buying Spree is Saving Solar Panel Manufacturers

By John Upton The sun is starting to shine again on the solar-panel manufacturing industry, a year after a string of corporate collapses. The glut of cheap solar panels that pushed manufacturing giant Suntech and others into bankruptcy is being whittled away by a worldwide surge in solar installations. The manufacturing sector’s gradual return to profitability […]

2013 a record year for PV installations

37 GW of newly added capacity globally, EPIA reports EPIA, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, presented the findings during its 9th Market Workshop in Brussels last week. Other highlights from the report: the global PV cumulative installed capacity reached 136.7 GW at the end of last year. That’s a 35% increase compared to the previous year. […]