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The German government adopted nuclear exit bill

The German government passed a bill, this Monday, which provides the phase out nuclear power in Germany by 2020, making the country the first major economic power in the world to turn away from nuclear.

read more... 07/06/2011

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European PV capacity to exceed 21 GW in 2011

In 2011, the photovoltaic market is predicted to add more than 21 GW of new PV capacity, increasing by around 14% as compared to 2010. As shown in the latest report revealed by IMS Research, prices for electricity generated from solar farms will go down enough to boost demand for other renewable sectors, mainly in Germany.

read more... 02/06/2011

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German nuclear phase out will cause intensified CO2 emissions

According to analyst’s points of view, the Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition decision to phase out all Germany's nuclear reactors by 2022 will contribute to bigger CO2 emissions by an estimated 40 million tones, as Germany will switch to fossil fuels.

read more... 02/06/2011

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Can Germany afford to decommission all nuclear plants by 2022?

On Monday, the coalition government announced that Germany will decommission all its nuclear plants by 2022 and instead rely on other forms of electricity generation, including renewable energy.

read more... 31/05/2011

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Major sale agreement between Canadian Solar and German Saferay

Recently, one of the major solar module producers, Canadian Solar, has inked a sale agreement with a German based company, Saferay GmbH for a fixed price for solar projects to be developed in Germany. Under the present agreement, the Canadian company is expected to deliver solar modules with the total capacity of 81 MW by the end of the third quarter 2011.

read more... 17/05/2011

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