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ADS-Tec launches high power charging booster

At this year’s ees Europe in Munich, the company is presenting the storage-based HPC “High Power Charging” fast-charging technology for existing and future e-vehicles. There is the compact battery storage system “HPC Booster” – a large complete system including battery, inverter, climatisation, control, energy management, security/firewall and communication unit at …

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Economics not tenders driving Spain’s solar resurgence

Spain’s solar resurgence is being driven by a huge merchant and power purchase agreement opportunity, which far outstrips the size of recent government tenders. The country now has a pipeline of 29GW, according to the national solar trade group, UNEF, of which 3.9GW has been tendered by the government. The …

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Total to acquire Direct Energie

French power giant Total has signed an agreement with the controlling shareholders of another France-based power firm Direct Energie to acquire a 74.33% stake in the company for roughly €1.4 billion. In terms of power generation, Direct Energie has an installed base of 800MW in gas-fired power plants and 550MW …

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Inverter shipments hint at big 2018 for European solar

Inverter shipments in Europe suggest the continent is braced for another strong period of growth in 2018. GTM Research’s global inverter report highlighted shipment growth of 34% in 2017 outstripping growth in European PV deployment of 8%. A spokesperson for Germany-based inverter manufacturer SMA said the GTM figures were in …

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Solar notches up clean sweep in German renewable tender

  All 200MW of Germany’s latest wind and solar tender has been awarded to PV projects. The Bundesnetzagentur, the Federal Network Agency, said on Thursday that it had received bids for a total of 395MW of capacity. The average successful tariff for projects was 4.67 euro cents per kWh (US$0.0467/kWh). …

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