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A ground-mounted photovoltaic system (PV park) / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Solar park in Upper Lusatia put into operation

The energy company Leag commissioned a photovoltaic park in Boxberg (district of Görlitz) on Tuesday. The 23-hectare solar park is expected to generate up to 26,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, the company announced. The solar plant is to become part of the Leag GigawattFactory, which is ..

Several wind turbines stand behind a solar park / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Symbolic image

Environment Minister Günther: "Progress is being made with renewables"

According to Saxony's Environment Minister Wolfram Günther, Saxony is making good progress in the expansion of renewable energies. "The strong momentum in the expansion of renewable energies is continuing," said the Green politician on Friday. According to the report, 130 wind turbines with a total ..

Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs / Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Ministry of Economic Affairs: Closure of solar plant depressing

The Federal Ministry of Economics has expressed its disappointment at the closure of solar module manufacturer Meyer Burger's plant in Saxony. "The news from Freiberg is depressing," explained Parliamentary State Secretary Michael Kellner on Tuesday. He added that they were aware of the very serious ..

Wolfram Günther, Saxon Energy Minister / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Günther: Blockade of aid for the solar industry must end

In the view of Saxony's Energy Minister Wolfram Günther, the ongoing blockade of aid for the domestic solar industry at federal level must end. "China is launching massive dumping attacks against the European solar industry," said the Green politician on Sunday. The European solar industry manufactu ..

An employee inspects a solar module in the final inspection of a production line for solar modules at the Meyer Burger Technology AG plant in Freiberg. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archive image

Solar manufacturer hopes to maintain production in Germany

The solar company Meyer Burger is hoping for support from politicians to keep solar module production in Germany. "We have not yet made a decision," said CEO Gunter Erfurt at a press conference on Wednesday. However, there are good signals and the expectation is that the issue will be resolved. "But ..

A solar module is installed in the production line at the Solarwatt GmbH factory. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Federal Council urges support for solar industry

Solar manufacturers in Germany have their backs to the wall due to overwhelming competition from China - and are threatening to stop production. Now the federal states are pressing the federal government for support.

Fitters carry a solar module on a roof / Photo: Waltraud Grubitzsch/dpa/Archivbild

Dresden solar company: No improvement in the situation in sight

According to Solarwatt CEO Detlef Neuhau, there is no improvement in sight for solar companies. "Like various market participants, we have been pointing out the economically threatening situation for the manufacturing solar industry in Germany and Europe to the public and in many direct talks with p ..

Wolfram Günther (Alliance 90/The Greens), Environment Minister of Saxony, sits in a press conference after the foreign cabinet meeting of the Saxon state government / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Günther: Renewable energies crucial for Saxony

The abbreviation EE stands for renewable energies from wind, sun and water. Saxony wants to further accelerate the expansion of wind and solar power plants. There is still a lot of work to be done before we reach our goal.

Reiner Haseloff (CDU), Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Minister President Haseloff wants a fair solar market in Europe

In view of the impending departure of solar module production from Germany, Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff (CDU) has called on the German government and the EU Commission to take action. "I am following the developments at Meyer Burger with great concern," Haseloff told the Germa ..

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer sits in a press conference / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Saxony's Minister President calls for rescue package for solar industry

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has called for a rescue package for the solar industry from the federal government and the EU. The industry is important for the economic strength and sovereignty of Germany and Europe, said Kretschmer on Wednesday. The federal government and the EU must finally act. Otherwise, many jobs in the East would be at risk.

An employee inspects a solar module. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Government must support the construction of solar factories

The German Solar Industry Association has called on the German government to support the establishment of large, competitive solar factories in Germany. "Otherwise, the train for a successful resettlement of the solar industry in Germany will have finally left the station," CEO Carsten Körnig told t ..

A solar module is transported to the next work step in the production line at Meyer Burger AG in Freiburg / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Meyer Burger could close production in Saxony

The solar manufacturer Meyer Burger says it is considering closing its plant in Freiberg, Saxony. The Swiss company presented a plan on Wednesday to reduce "unsustainable losses" in Europe and focus on the USA. "Part of the plan would unfortunately be the closure of the plant in Freiberg, Germany, a ..

"Hydrogen" is written on an electrolysis line / Photo: Uwe Zucchi/dpa/Archivbild

Free State funds National Hydrogen Center in Chemnitz

Saxony is providing around 15 million euros from the state budget until 2028 for the establishment of the National Hydrogen Center (HIC) in Chemnitz. The Free State is thus supporting the project in addition to the federal funding that has been promised. On behalf of the cabinet, an administrative a ..