• Knowledge
    Solar modules

    Efficieny record broken

    The efficiency of solar modules is clearly far from reaching its limit. Using a concentrator module, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) have now set a new efficiency record.
    4 Aug 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge

    Storing up the sun

    Experts say that new storage technologies like batteries and hydrogen are not relevant to Germany’s switch to renewables right now. But if grid expansion work continues to stagnate and if aging pumped storage systems stop making economic sense, then things could change very quickly indeed.
    28 May 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    PV research

    A hot new material for solar cells

    The organic compound perovskite is a beacon of hope for photovoltaics. It is rapidly becoming more efficient and promises low production costs.
    17 Mar 14, Jürgen Heup 0
  • Knowledge
    PV production

    Mega-factory to the rescue

    Europe’s solar industry is considering challenging China’s supremacy with a joint multi-gigawatt factory. The planned facility would overshadow all previous photovoltaic factories in both scale and efficiency. The only question is whether financing can be found.
    11 Dec 13, Sascha Rentzing 0
  • Knowledge
    Multi-junction cells

    Unprecedented efficiency

    Concentrated photovoltaics is breaking one record after another. Azur Space Solar Power of Heilbronn recently recorded 43.3 percent efficiency using its multi-junction cells in a sun simulator – that’s the highest level ever measured for this type of cell.
    8 Mar 13, Sascha Rentzing 0

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Issue 05 / 2019

Bursting the bubble - Germany’s disappointing climate package

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  • 2 Dec 19 to 13 Dec 19

    COP 25 Climate Change Conference

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    Biogas Convention & Trade Fair

    German Biogas Association
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    Handelsblatt Energy Summit 2020

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