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German start-up offers 5.2 kWh AC battery that works without inverter

Sax Power has developed a new residential battery which it describes as a game-changer in the battery technology.

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Sonnen battery still running after 28,000 full charge cycles

The battery maker published test results indicating the longevity of its storage systems after extended use.

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Another week, another wave of solar PPAs

Unsubsidized solar keeps moving forward in Germany, the US, Egypt, the Philippines, and South Africa.

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Energy Infrastructure Partners invests $640m in Baywa re

The Baywa group will maintain a 51% stake in the German renewable energy company.

QuantumScape finally unstealths — with breakthrough performance in solid state batteries

After ten secretive years, several hundred million dollars spent, and the efforts of hundreds of scientists and engineers, QuantumScape went public on a video call today with the performance results of its solid-state battery — and its potential impact on the electric vehicle industry.

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Even if it is cheap enough, efficiency does matter

A British-German research team claims that organic PV technologies may become mature enough to compete with crystalline silicon and thin-film products not only in BIPV, but also in power generation in the electricity market. In order to get there, however, organic PV products will have to achieve higher efficiencies.

Inverter builder SMA swings to profit in first three quarters of 2020, grows despite pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the photovoltaic inverter maker grew its revenue compared to the previous year.

Oxford PV’s German perovskite solar module plant backed by Brandenburg state with $10 million

Oxford PV is currently building a manufacturing facility for its silicon perovskite tandem solar cells in Brandenburg an der Havel.

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50-kW solar facade financed by PPA

A 50 kW PV system is being built on the facade of a radiology center near Marburg’s main train station. The Marburg municipal utilities and the Sonneninitiative association have concluded a PPA that ensures the long-term financing of the project.

SolarEdge boosted by record solar revenues in Europe and strong residential growth

Despite the pandemic, residential solar growth continues. Commercial solar, always the problem child, is having trouble coping with the virus.

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