This year saw Ghana not only install the largest solar project in East and West Africa, but also a major 30MW module manufacturing facility near its capital, Accra, in what is a major milestone for the upstream solar sector across Africa. PV Tech visited the plant to understand some of developer 3SIL's thinking behind location and business.
R&D expenditure by 12 major PV module manufacturers had showed a continued increase in 2015 from the remarkable turnaround in 2014, when 11 companies increased spending. However, a total of five companies actually reduced spending in 2015. As a direct consequence the rankings table changed significantly, year-on-year.