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Avancis to construct a 100MW CIGS PV unit facility in Germany

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, Avancis, plans to build a 100 MW per year facility in Torgau, Germany, which will fabricate thin-film copper-indium-gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) PV modules.

read more... 09/06/2010


New solar feed-in tariffs in Germany and target for 2010

Germany’s Parliament has consented to raise the rate of photovoltaic installations per year in 2010 to 2,500 MW – 3,500 MW from 1,100 MW – 1,700 MW per year and also abolish the tariff for ground mounted systems on crop land.

read more... 03/06/2010


Swedish Vattenfall cancels the sale of Germany’s Gasag

Swedish utility Vattenfall and German peer E.ON announced that they cancel the sale process of their joined participation in Gasag, the eastern German gas supplier, as consequence of its weak bid.

read more... 10/05/2010


Gas trading volume doubled in Germany last year

According to British consultancy Prospex, German gas trading volume increased more than twice in 2009, reaching 955.2 TWh, up from 407.8 TWh in 2008, mainly due to faster merging of gas transmission zones.

read more... 07/05/2010


PPL is buying an E.ON unit

The world’s most important company by sales, Germany's E.ON, has signed a contract, concerning the selling of its Kentucky’s based unit, to U.S. PPL, for $ 6.7 billion (5 billion Euros) in cash. This deal makes PPL shares decrease by 8%, but it will increase its business mix of regulated and unregulated operations.

read more... 29/04/2010