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June 15, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao provides an extensive overview of the solar modules on display at this year’s SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, comparing all of the major product launches, exhibitions and technologies that took centre stage.
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June 12, 2021
By Jules Scully
With South Africa faced with ongoing power cuts, Jules Scully explores the how solar PV can help decarbonise the country’s coal-heavy grid while providing energy security.
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June 11, 2021
By Edith Hancock
Perovskite solar cells have become the focal point of many university-led studies in the past year. In the first of a new series of article on PV Tech profiling some of the leading cutting-edge solar technologies, Edith Hancock explores what is being done to remove bottlenecks to the growth of perovskites.
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June 10, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
In the second part of a two-part feature on the solar industry’s response to polysilicon price increases, Carrie Xiao hears from industry leaders about the importance of technology innovation, efforts to reduce waste and the need to avoid cutting prices blindly just to appease customers.
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June 7, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
Soaring polysilicon costs have tipped the solar manufacturing industry to the brink of crisis and while only expected to be in the short-term, the ramifications in 2021 could be significant. On the sidelines of SNEC 2021, Carrie Xiao speaks to experts from across the value chain to determine how solar PV can tackle supply chain constraints.
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June 1, 2021
By Liam Stoker
Liam Stoker explores solar’s role within the International Energy Agency’s net zero roadmap, charting its prospective journey to more than 14.5TW of installed capacity, a global and highly-skilled workforce and trillions of dollars of invested capital.
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May 24, 2021
By Jules Scully
With electricity consumption in Denmark expected to double in the next nine years, driven in part by the electrification of heating and transport, the country’s solar sector is hopeful that authorities will finance much-needed grid upgrades in a way that doesn’t stymie renewables deployment.
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May 20, 2021
By Liam Stoker
As Canadian Solar's manufacturing arm slumps to a loss amidst soaring costs, Liam Stoker analyses how the 'Solar Module Super League' manufacturer is responding to the crisis.
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May 19, 2021
By Liam Stoker
As material costs continue to plague the solar industry, Liam Stoker takes a look at how listed solar tracker companies have responded to surging costs of steel.
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May 14, 2021
By Jules Scully
While foreign investors are said to be flocking to Greece’s solar sector, project developers are struggling with headwinds in the form of grid access challenges and local resistance to new renewables plants. Jules Scully looks at how these hurdles are affecting PV deployment in the country.

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