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 (05.12.2019): Oil prices skyrocketed about 4% on Wednesday ahead of the OPEC meeting

05/12/2019 10:41:00

Crude oil prices skyrocketed on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes of deeper production cuts from OPEC and its allies and following a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. stockpiles. Brent crude soared by 3.6% to settle at $63 a barrel. WTI crude gained 4.2%, closing at $58.43 a barrel. It was its third straight day of gains, and its best day since September.


France's EDF extends Cruas 2 nuclear reactor outage to Saturday

05/12/2019 09:13:00

French utility EDF on Wednesday extended the outage at its 900 MW Cruas 2 nuclear reactor by two days until Saturday, adding that resumption of power generation could be delayed by ongoing safety checks following an earthquake.


Total to supply LNG fuel to CMA CGM vessels for 10 years

05/12/2019 09:09:00

French energy major Total and compatriot shipping company CMA CGM have signed an agreement for the supply of approximately 270,000 tonnes of LNG per year over ten years.