PV Talk: SMA Solar CEO on chip shortages, policy and tailwinds driving growth

SMA Solar CEO Jürgen Reinert tells PV Tech Premium how the solar industry is benefiting from increased access to politicians as he calls for more support for European PV manufacturers.

PV Tech Insights: ‘at least five years’ before shipping costs fully normalise

Shipping costs will fall in the coming years, but will not fully normalise for at least another five years, PV Tech Insights heard this week.

Solar’s next steps: Qcells CEO Justin Lee talks TOPCon as a ‘stepping stone’, targeted capacity expansions and R&D leadership

PV Tech speaks to Qcells CEO Justin Lee about the manufacturer’s recent solar manufacturing capacity expansion, its use of TOPCon as a ‘stepping stone’ to future cell technologies and its new clean energy strategy.

European solar stakeholders welcome REPowerEU strategy but call for immediate action

The EU Solar Energy Strategy, published alongside the REPowerEU strategy yesterday, has targeted 400GWdc of solar PV by 2025 and almost 740GWdc by 2030, a significant jump on the bloc’s previous targets as it looks to cut its reliance on Russian fossil fuels.

EU solar plan sets 2030 target at 740GWdc as rooftop PV mandates, permitting plans are unveiled

The European Union (EU) has significantly ramped up and brought forward its solar deployment targets as part of its updated REPowerEU strategy, redesigned to combat the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels, and in particular Russian gas.

JA Solar unveils DeepBlue 4.0 X module, commits to 15GW manufacturing capacity expansion

JA Solar has today unveiled its new n-type module (Bycium+ cell), the DeepBlue 4.0 X, whilst committing to a 15GW manufacturing capacity of the product by next year.

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May 23, 2022
Solar investments in China reached RMB29 billion (US$4.4 billion) in the first four months of the year, according to the country's National Energy Administration (NEA).
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May 23, 2022
More than 1.5GW of solar PV projects have been successful in Ireland’s second Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction.
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May 23, 2022
Germany‘s new rainbow coalition has hit the accelerator on solar deployment in the country, setting the ambitious aim of reaching 215GW of installed capacity by 2030. Jules Scully speaks to policy makers and developers alike to discover just how the market can reach that goal
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May 20, 2022
Huawei and SolarEdge have agreed on a global patent licence agreement, ending lawsuits between the companies that were pending in Germany and China.
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May 20, 2022
Solar module supplier Maxeon Solar Technologies has appointed Philippe Costemale as its new chief operating officer (COO).
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May 20, 2022
Independent power producer (IPP) RES has announced a collaboration with power purchase agreement (PPA) provider Alight to develop new solar projects in central and south Sweden. 
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May 20, 2022
US solar tracker manufacturer Nextracker has expanded its output with the addition of a new line in Arizona.
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May 19, 2022
Additional subsidies to support the production of green hydrogen are being requested by industry players looking to set up bankable H2 projects, it was suggested during a panel discussion.
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May 19, 2022
German asset manager KGAL Investment Management has acquired a majority stake in Italian renewables developer Baltex Progetti through its fund KGAL ESPF 5.
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May 19, 2022
Faster action should be taken to counter the threat of cyberattacks in the energy industry as professionals raise concerns about the possibility of operational shutdowns and damaged assets, according to new research from risk management and quality assurance provider DNV.
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May 19, 2022
More than 80 US House representatives have joined a chorus of lawmakers opposing the solar tariffs investigation and pressed US President Joe Biden to expedite it.
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May 18, 2022
US solar EPC company iSun doubled its Q1 revenue year-on-year but has lowered its 2022 guidance as a result of module procurement challenges within its utility-scale unit.
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May 18, 2022
Identifying reliable module supply has become a huge challenge in the PV industry over the past couple of years. Moving forward, the industry needs to create a more globally-diversified manufacturing footprint, thereby avoiding any unexpected trade-related barriers that could be enforced. Understanding which module suppliers are going to prevail in this landscape will become of key importance over the next 12-18 months, Finlay Colville explains

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