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June 30, 2016
By Tom Kenning
The second Solar and Off-Grid Renewables West Africa event in Ghana in April heard mixed views on the progress of solar in the region. But with the first projects reaching completion and others moving forward, brighter times seem to be around the corner. Tom Kenning reports
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June 27, 2016
By Danielle Ola
The US is leading the charge for solar in North America, but its next-door neighbours, Canada and Mexico, are also pressing ahead with plans to boost deployment. Danielle Ola reports on the policy developments expected to underpin the growth of solar in the two countries.
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June 15, 2016
By Andy Colthorpe
Andy Colthorpe and Ben Willis profile some of the companies and technologies making waves in the fast-changing world of stationary energy storage, in a feature article which originally appeared in the seventh issue of PV Tech Power.
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March 7, 2016
By David Pratt
Land constraints, hilly terrain and adverse weather conditions are among the many practical complications facing solar developers in Japan. David Pratt looks at some of the technical solutions being devised in response to Japan’s challenges.
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March 1, 2016
By Tom Kenning
Chile has streaked ahead of its Latin American rivals after becoming the first country in the region to surpass 1GW of installed solar capacity and brush off its classification as an ‘emerging market’. Tom Kenning assesses the country's prospects as it looks to go even further with renewable energy deployment.
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February 25, 2016
By Andy Colthorpe
After Japan’s solar market got off to a flying start, a combination of policy headwinds and grid constraints has made the going much tougher. But with new market segments opening up and an electricity market reform process about to get underway the prospects for the world’s second largest PV market of 2015 still look strong.
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February 18, 2016
By Ben Willis
December’s international climate deal in Paris offers PV a platform to become one of the world’s dominant energy sources. Now that the circus has left town, Ben Willis and John Parnell look at where the solar industry goes next to turn opportunity into reality.
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January 28, 2016
By Ben Willis
The need for solar to find new ways of staying competitive in the US is increasing as a the pace of hardware cost reductions slows. Ben Willis looks at efforts going on to tackle some of the persistently high soft costs involved in US solar development
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January 19, 2016
By John Parnell
Dubai’s sub-six cents solar farm raised eyebrows when it was announced but when you examine the technology to be deployed and finance that’s paying for it, sceptics may wish to look away. John Parnell reports on what the project signifies for solar in the Middle East
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January 13, 2016
By Andy Colthorpe
The unsung hero in the grid revolution is the data that enables new technology and provides more control of an increasingly complex system. Andy Colthorpe explores the growing role for Big Data in energy networks.

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