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Editors' Blog, Features
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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Editors' Blog, Features
May 13, 2021
By Edith Hancock
US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is extending an olive branch to global policy makers to advance the country’s own renewable energy technology and meet President Biden’s climate targets. Edith Hancock has all the detail on how she intends to amend four years of faltering progress.
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Editors' Blog, Features
May 12, 2021
By Liam Stoker
After the International Energy Agency revised its renewables deployment forecast upwards by 25%, Liam Stoker looks at the difficult nature of forecasting a rapidly maturing sector amidst a changing landscape
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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.
Editors' Blog, Features
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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May 3, 2021
By Dr. Mercè Labordena, Milena Koot
Companies are purchasing solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy more than ever before. The power purchase agreement (PPA) market in Europe has grown to a cumulative capacity of over 12GW, with a record 4GW signed in 2020. Corporate climate commitments are opening doors for investment in renewable energy, and continued price declines are convincing companies to sign new contracts. Is the European market ready to fulfil its potential? By Dr. Mercè Labordena, senior policy advisor at SolarPower Europe, and Milena Koot, communications advisor at SolarPower Europe
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Editors' Blog, Features
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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