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December 2, 2021
By Jules Scully
Hit by soaring electricity prices and widespread power outages during a severe cold weather event earlier this year, Texas homeowners have been ramping up rooftop solar and battery storage installs to protect against future blackouts and increase their energy independence.
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December 2, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
Amongst a flurry of M&A activity and new product launches, PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao reflects on the tracker market status quo, the fortunes of China-based tracker manufacturers and what the future might hold for a market that’s set to get even more competitive.
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November 26, 2021
By Jules Scully
Faced with the threat of curtailment as more renewables enter the grid, utility-scale solar developers are heightening their focus on hybrid PV-storage projects to take advantage of demand for flexibility services and falling battery costs.
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November 9, 2021
By Liam Stoker
Liam Stoker reports from the halls of COP26, where the likes of US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm and highlighted the need for an all-encompassing but just and equitable energy transition, and explores the role for solar PV.
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November 2, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
In this week's PV Price Watch, Carrie Xiao examines recent price updates for solar wafers and how cell factory utilisation rates are playing a role. Exclusive to PV Tech Premium users.
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October 22, 2021
By Jules Scully
Average winning solar bids in Spain’s renewables auction this week came in above those for wind as interest among PV bidders faltered against a backdrop of rising equipment costs and regulatory uncertainty.
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October 21, 2021
By Sean Rai-Roche
Chinese power restrictions are likely to change in Q1 next year and will consider the power necessity and industrial demand of certain regions. Nonetheless, polysilicon prices will remain high well into next year and could rise even further.  And, distributed solar is the future of solar PV generation in China. Exclusive to PV Tech Premium users.
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October 12, 2021
By Liam Stoker
The desire to invoke a solar manufacturing renaissance in Europe was one of the key points of discussion at Intersolar Europe 2021, with much talk of heightened demand for ‘Made in Europe’ products. But how far away is Europe from establishing a complete value chain on the continent, and what are the hurdles that remain? Liam Stoker reports.
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October 11, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
China’s solar module market has returned from its National Day festival to yet another surge in module prices, which are now standing at two-year highs. PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao analyses the impacts of this most recent price increase as the industry steadies itself once again.
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October 10, 2021
By Liam Stoker
Liam Stoker reflects on last week’s Intersolar Europe 2021 exhibition and identifies some of the key takeaways from the event, including surging demand for ‘Made in Europe’ solar and the clamour for diversified offerings.

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