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Draft Vietnamese rooftop PV decree sends ‘negative signal,’ says analyst

Last week Vietnam’s MOIT said it is accepting feedback for a new draft decree to encourage rooftop solar. According to the draft legislation, rooftop solar would be linked to the national grid for self-use, but the energy cannot be sold to other organizations, individuals or back to the grid. Moritz Stitcher, a Southeast Asia solar analyst for renewable …

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How big must hailstones be to damage PV systems?

The recent hail storms that occurred in northern Italy have drawn attention to the damage that these sudden and violent atmospheric events can cause to photovoltaic systems. Several system owners have posted photos of damaged plants on social networks, clearly demonstrating the violence of the hailstorms and, above all, the size of the hailstones, which …

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Germany installs 6.26 GW of solar in first half

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur)  (Bundesnetzagentur) reported that newly registered PV systems reached 1,046.8 MW in June. 1040 MW will be added in May 2023 and 437 MW will be added in June 2022. In the first half of this year, Germany’s newly installed photovoltaic capacity reached 6.26 GW, higher than the approximately 2.36 GW …

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