DONAUER wins contract for Africa's largest rooftop photovoltaic system – with integration into the existing diesel and electricity grid

Windhoek - In a bid to significantly reduce its own energy prices, Namibia's largest brewery, Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) is relying on a photovoltaic system for its own industrial consumption.

Conergy presents an investor and starts up their module factory again

Conergy brand goes to a U.S. investor. (Photo: dpa)

The insolvent corporation Conergy AG has apparently found an investor for its worldwide sales and service units. The Hamburg-based company expects the contract with Kawa Capital Management, Inc. of Florida, USA, to be signed in August.

M+W Americas acquires U.S. subsidiary of Gehrlicher

M+W Americas aims to strengthen its power plant business through the acquisition

M+W Americas Ltd., a member of the M+W Group GmbH from Stuttgart, has acquired Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation (GSAC). It will operate as an independent subsidiary company of M+W.

Cooperation for integration of electric vehicles in intelligent energy management

The photovoltaic industry in Germany is concentrating more and more on electric mobility. One example of this is the cooperation between the PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG and Belectric Drive GmbH, Menneskes Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co.

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A large number of farms depend on power supplied by diesel generators. An example from Spain now shows that these fossil fuel-powered systems can be almost completely replaced with PV systems.

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Various miners have announced to install PV plants and wind turbines at their mining sides. “This upturn has become apparent during the last few months”, according to Dr. Thomas Hillig, managing director of THEnergy, a Germany based consultancy specializing in microgrids. “We have been observing the market closely for the last 3 years. In the past 12 months, more and more mining companies have become interested in renewables.”