First Solar shipped 5.5GW of CdTe thin film modules in 2020

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member First Solar has reported full-year PV module shipments of 5.5GW in 2020, generating net sales of US$2.7 billion.

India’s basic customs duty on modules and cells expected to be revealed this week – report

Details of India’s proposed basic customs duty (BCD) on imported solar modules and cells are expected to be announced this week, according to a report in BusinessLine.

Inside First Solar’s major new technology and manufacturing strategy

Mark Osborne provides a detailed analysis of First Solar’s technology and manufacturing strategy, examining its production transition issues to date and the company’s product efficiency roadmap.

GCL-Poly and Wuxi Shangji team on 300,000MT granular polysilicon plant JV

Major polysilicon producer GCL-Poly has entered into an agreement with monocrystalline equipment and wafer producer Wuxi Shangji Automation Co to partner on establishing a 300,000MT Fluidised Bed Reactor (FBR) ‘granular’ polysilicon plant in Inner Mongolia.

Sunrun sets new quarterly and annual residential installation records

Leading US residential solar installer Sunrun has reported record quarterly installations and revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020, pushing annual installs and revenue to new highs.

Australia gives new priority status to AU$22bn renewable energy export project

An Australian solar-plus-storage project that aims to supply 20% of Singapore’s electricity demand has been marked as a priority initiative by advisory group Infrastructure Australia.

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March 2, 2021
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar is to establish a 10GW large-area, high-efficiency PV module assembly plant at the Yancheng Economic and Technological Development Zone, north of Shanghai.
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March 2, 2021
A round-up of solar news from across the United States, including updates from EDF Renewables, utility group Exelon and UK-based investor SDLC.
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March 2, 2021
Huawei is backing a solar and storage-powered green energy solution for telecommunications network carriers and operators to help the sector hit net zero as soon as possible.
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March 2, 2021
Abu Dhabi-based renewables company Masdar has a “significant ambition” to expand its clean energy portfolio in Southeast Asia, a company executive has told PV Tech.
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March 1, 2021
Endesa, through its Enel Green Power España subsidiary (EGPE), has started construction work on four PV projects in Spain that will have a combined capacity of 180MW and cost €125 million (US$150 million) to develop.
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March 1, 2021
Xcel Energy has announced plans to double its renewables and battery storage capacity in Colorado by 2030, as the utility progresses with efforts to reach 100% carbon-free electricity generation across its service area by 2050.
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March 1, 2021
In the second of a two-part feature, Q CELLS details its participation in TÜV Rheinland’s Quality Controlled PV program and what it means for the solar sector in the future.
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February 26, 2021
Spanish developer Solarpack has updated its guidance to have between 1.8GW and 2GW of solar in operation and under construction by 2023.
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February 26, 2021
Global energy giant EDF has bought a 23% stake in off-grid solar company Bboxx’s Kenyan business.
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February 26, 2021
EDP will focus on North America to ramp up its solar capacity in the next five years as part of a new strategic update that will see the Portuguese utility target more than 50GW of renewables additions by 2030.
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February 25, 2021
Solar inverter supplier Sungrow will grow its manufacturing capacity in India to 10GW this year.
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February 25, 2021
Independent power producer ReNew Power has agreed to go public through a merger with RMG Acquisition Corporation II, a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a deal that values the combined entity at US$8 billion

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