A leading German solar distributor has predicted “crazy” ongoing pricing pressures in Europe as the PV industry continues to face huge product oversupply and competition prompted by the easing of the recent energy crisis in Europe.
660GW of solar PV capacity will  be deployed in 2024 as market demand responds to sustained low module prices, according to polysilicon market researcher Bernreuter Research.
The two-pronged attack of vastly growing solar capacity and the shift to n-type technologies has converged to make silver a real pressure point for future solar manufacturing.
Global grid capacity needs to grow 2.5 times its current size, and annual expenditure on grids must more than double to US$970 billion by 2050, according to a new report from DNV.
Perovskite solar cell researcher Oxford PV has unveiled a new perovskite-silicon tandem module in conjunction with German module producer Sunmaxx, with a record conversion efficiency of 26.6%.
Inverter supplier SMA Solar Technology has presented its new Sunny Central FLEX platform solution for solar PV, battery energy storage and hydrogen electrolysers.
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Tongwei has continued to increase its investment in HJT cell and module technology and built a green supply chain for its PV cells.
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Eric Ast-Comoli, global head of OEM Renewable Energy at Stäubli, discussed the company’s strategy in China, expansion plan and capacity.
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PV Tech speaks with the Ellen Wang, VP of global sales at Runergy, about the company's market position and work in the European solar sector.
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June 19, 2024
Singapore-headquartered solar manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Aiko Solar and its partners in Europe.
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June 19, 2024
Global Solar Council offers policy recommendations to increase the installed solar capacity and address barriers slowing its deployment.
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June 19, 2024
Covering 15 states, the MISO area is one of the largest transmission networks in the US, yet solar and storage have had a battle to gain recognition in the territory.
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June 19, 2024
Chinese module manufacturer LONGi has launched a new black dual-glass back contact module with a 22.3% conversion efficiency.
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June 19, 2024
The Queensland government confirmed that Caloundra, Australia, will house a Local Renewable Energy Zone to triple rooftop solar generation.
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June 19, 2024
ARENA has launched its global AUS$100 million ‘Solar ScaleUp Challenge’ aiming to stimulate innovation and collaboration in the solar sector.
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June 18, 2024
Soltec has published its financial results for the first quarter of 2024, which include revenues of €121 million (US$130 million).
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June 18, 2024
US solar tracker manufacturer Nextracker has unveiled a new manufacturing line in collaboration with industrial manufacturing services company Unimacts.
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June 18, 2024
US residential installer Titan Solar Power has ceased operations late last week with a note that allegedly revealed the company’s closure.
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June 18, 2024
Indian solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has signed a 393.9MW module supply agreement to supply the Khavda Solar park in the state of Gujarat.
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June 18, 2024
Fraunhofer ISE has launched a project to improve tracking algorithms, using a digital twin to calculate optimised control approaches.

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