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Articles by Sandra Enkhardt

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Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

PV and wind power systems generated 15 billion kWh of electricity in Germany in October, with renewables accounting for 44.1% of demand

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Germany to host two more battery factories

Germany to host two more battery factories

Daimler is planning to build its second battery storage system manufacturing facility in Germany.

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Vattenfall uses BMW car batteries for storage projects at wind farms

Vattenfall uses BMW car batteries for storage projects at wind farms

German car maker BMW will provide Vattenfall with 1,000 lithium-ion car batteries for storage projects at wind farms.

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Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

German solar association Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft expects their number will double to 100,000 in 2018.

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Illinois power plant closings reveal worldwide nuclear issues

Illinois power plant closings reveal worldwide nuclear issues

The many-sided battle over nuclear power continues with a clear break over politics in Illinois.

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Sonnen beats Tesla's Powerwall in battery storage sales in Q1

Sonnen beats Tesla’s Powerwall in battery storage sales in Q1

The German storage startup takes the fight to Tesla in 2016, selling 2,600 batteries in the first quarter to edge out Tesla, which confirmed earlier this month that it has sold 2,500 Powerwalls during the same period.

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First Tesla Powerwall battery storage system installed in Germany

First Tesla Powerwall battery storage system installed in Germany

German solar and storage installer Praml has completed two of the first installations of Tesla’s 6.4kWh residential battery system in the nation’s south.

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Germany: solar+storage outsells electric vehicles in 2015

Germany: solar+storage outsells electric vehicles in 2015

The surge of solar+storage systems in Germany is far exceeding the uptake of e-mobility.

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Renewables cover almost 100% of German demand

Renewables cover almost 100% of German demand

Almost 100% of the electricity demand in Germany was covered by solar PV and wind power by noon last Sunday.

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Germany: Record PV and wind grid feed-in for July

Germany: Record PV and wind grid feed-in for July

The PV power generated also matched up to nuclear. Another first.