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Editors' Blog, Features
May 10, 2021
By Andy Colthorpe
Andy Colthorpe takes a look at what’s happening and what’s expected to happen in the Japanese large-scale PV market, with data and analysis courtesy of RTS Corporation and interviews with Vena Energy Japan, Sonnedix Japan and Baywa Japan.
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May 10, 2021
By Finlay Colville
Finlay Colville, head of research at PV Tech Research, details how n-type cell manufacturing will dominate PV industry spending from 2024, and what the rest of the decade holds in store.
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April 30, 2021
By Liam Stoker
Elon Musk pitched a new vision for Tesla’s home solar-storage product this week, labelling it a “profound” alternative to the status quo. Liam Stoker analyses Tesla’s newly-described offering, the integration of Tesla’s solar and storage into a single product and explores benefits that may have been overlooked.
Editors' Blog, Features, Interviews
April 29, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
In an exclusive interview with PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao, LONGi’s vice president of its business division Jun Lv has stressed that the industry must move beyond discussions around wafer and module size and refocus on innovations driving conversion efficiency and reduce cost
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April 26, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
LONGi’s ascent to the top of the solar module shipments league table captured headlines last week, but it also cements the view that consolidation in the sector is inevitable, with an oligarchy of majors dominating market share. Carrie Xiao assesses the prospects of those top five companies as 2021 heats up.
Editors' Blog, Features
April 24, 2021
By Liam Stoker
As polysilicon pricing continues to be volatile, this week’s Premium Briefing explores just how high pricing could climb to, when it may normalise, and what the likely impacts are on the downstream solar sector.
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Editors' Blog
April 22, 2021
By Mark Osborne
Mark Osborne provides in-depth analysis of LONGi's new 2021 guidance and its capacity expansion plans, as the solar industry's new shipments leader aims to break away from the rest of the pack.
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April 12, 2021
By Mark Osborne
Mark Osborne details how Solar Module Super League (SMSL) major JinkoSolar is transforming its manufacturing base, moving from an asset-lite model to one more vertically integrated.
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Editors' Blog, Features
April 6, 2021
By Carrie Xiao
PV Tech's Carrie Xiao analyses the health of the solar glass sector in 2020, reports of record profits from the industry's leading players, and takes a look at the year ahead.
Editors' Blog, Features
April 1, 2021
By Edith Hancock
As the solar industry has matured and sustainable investment has moved up on the global market’s list of priorities, power purchase agreements (PPAs) have become a mutually beneficial arrangement between developers and the corporate world. But SMEs have remained difficult to cater for in comparison to larger, more bankable offtakers or utilities with permanent facilities. Edith Hancock explores how this might be changing.

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