3 GW of new solar capacity installed in Germany in the first semester of 2010

30/07/2010 08:55 Renewable


The German PV installed capacity increased by 3 GW in the first semester of 2010, a new national record.

The growth was partially stimulated by the announcement concerning the feed-in tariffs cuts, which rushed the investors to benefit from the feed-in tariffs when they were still high. Subsequently in the first 5 months, the applications for solar installations mounted to 1.7 GW, while during June, the installed solar capacity reached to 1.3 GW. In 2009, Germany’s total PV capacity reached 9.8 GW, with a record of 3,800 MW installed that year. The majority of the PV installations is connected to the grid, and can generate a significant output. The new feed-in tariffs are available since the 1st of July and new ones will come into force in October. The PV capacity is planned to increase by 3.500 MW a year.

Daily (12.11.2019): French spot power price surged by over 16% on forecasts for higher demand amid colder weather

12/11/2019 11:17:00

Oil prices dropped on Monday due to a lack of direction in the U.S- China trade negotiations. Hence, Brent crude closed 0.5% lower at $62.18 a barrel, while WTI futures fell by 0.7% to $56.86 a barrel.


Mongolia exports 32.3 million tons of coal as of first ten months

12/11/2019 10:35:00

Mongolia planned to export 42 million tons of coal in 2019. According to statistics of Mongolian General Customs Administration, Mongolia has exported 32.3 million tons of coal as of first ten months of 2019 which means there is a necessity to export 9.7 tons of coal in order to reach the goal. But the People’s Republic of China appears to maintain its coal import at 200-300 million tons so that the amount of coal export has a tendency to slow down in the last months of 2019 according to Bloomberg.


NTT to spend 600 billion yen on own grids for power business

12/11/2019 10:25:00

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has decided to build its own power grids. Japan's largest telecom company plans, beginning in the year ending March 2021, to sell electricity from storage batteries at its roughly 7,300 office buildings around the country, mainly to hospitals and factories.