Germany-based leading asset management software platform for renewable energy industry, 3megawatt, announced it has been named as a finalist for the Digital Energy Innovation Award 2018 organized by Munich Network, which took place between the 14th and 15th of November 2018 at the Fraunhofer Institute in Munich.
Oxford Photovoltaics Germany, a subsidiary of UK-based Oxford Photovoltaics announced last month that it received €15 million in financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support the transfer of its disruptive perovskite on silicon tandem solar cell technology from lab scale to commercialisation.
Until now, acreage was designated for either photovoltaics or photosynthesis, that is, to generate electricity or grow crops. An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project near Lake Constance in Germany, however, has now demonstrated that both uses are compatible. Dual use of land is resource efficient, reduces competition for land and additionally opens up a new source of income for farmers.
The German PV equipment supplier Schmid Group announced this week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) to start a collaboration to establish a fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Iran. The state of the art manufacturing facility will include the entire photovoltaics value chain, including the production of polysilicon wafers, solar cells and modules.