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A solar park under a cloudy sky. / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-central-picture/dpa/symbol

CDU environmental expert calls for federal commitment to solar industry

The CDU environmental expert in Saxony's state parliament, Robert Clemen, has urged the German government to take action on behalf of the German solar industry. "The time of vague promises is over, now action must be taken quickly," he said, according to a statement on Sunday. The German government ..

Wolfram Günther (Greens), Minister of Agriculture of Saxony / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Dumping from China endangers solar industry in Saxony

Saxony's energy minister Wolfram Günther (Greens) considers photovoltaics a "strategic Achilles' heel" for Europe and has called for more support for the production of solar modules. "China is currently flooding the European market with solar modules to be flogged off far below manufacturing costs. ..

The lettering "Sun Park" stands on a company building of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa/archive image

Meyer Burger plans to establish further solar production in Europe

Solar manufacturer Meyer Burger is looking to expand its capacity in Europe on a gigawatt scale. This month, it applied to the EU's Innovation Fund for funding in the three-digit million range, the company announced Thursday. It said the project would involve the production of both solar cells and s ..

Wind turbines turning in the sunset / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa/Archivbild

New record for feed-in of green electricity

Sun and wind are generating more and more electricity. On the other hand, consumers are increasingly using heat pumps, electric cars and storage in their own homes. This increases the demands on the grid. As a result, the operator Mitnetz has to make substantial investments.