From Tesla’s new gigawatt battery factory to floating PV arrays in Japan, PV Tech reviews another eclectic week in the world of solar.
Catch up on the week’s top headlines in just two minutes, including an exclusive interview with SunPower CEO Tom Werner, multiple new fab announcements and all the latest in the solar trade disputes.
The week was bookended by two developments in the US-China trade dispute, with yield co-fuelled optimism in the middle and a debate on future of solar market royalty thrown in for good measure.
From a simmering row brewing over US trade duties to the varying fortunes of two industry heavyweights, PV Tech reviews the week in solar.
Narendra Modi’s victory raises expectations for India’s solar future but the country’s new leader must overcome some major challenges if he is to deliver on those promises.
Brazil is putting solar at the heart of its sustainability plans for the summer’s FIFA World Cup almost mainstreaming solar in its stadium designs. PV Tech looks at the plans in more detail and some of the other sporting PV installs around the globe.
Spain has so far stuck to its guns in pushing through measures to squeeze investor returns on PV projects. However, mounting pressure from lawsuits, most of which involve billions of dollars, may finally give PV investors some leverage. Conor Ryan reports.
By stirring up US nationalist sentiment about Qatar’s investment in SolarWorld, the Coalition for Affordable Energy (CASE) is detracting from its more compelling legal arguments in a very global trade case.
Earlier this week it emerged that work was underway on East Africa’s first utility-scale PV power plant. Ben Willis reports on how the project demonstrates solar’s potential to be more than just a means of tackling rural poverty in Africa.
We’ve heard analysts predicting great things for PV over the year ahead. But looking behind the numbers, NPD Solarbuzz’s Finlay Colville answers our questions on some of the other trends that will shape solar in 2014.