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In this final episode of the Solar Media Podcast for 2020, Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe reflect on the biggest stories of the year and gaze into their crystal balls for 2021.

We reflect on how capacity expansion announcements and new technologies took the upstream solar sector into a new era, how the net zero movement spread and, yes, what impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the industry supply chain. 

There’s also time to reflect on some of the lighter stories of 2020, and both Liam and Andy provide their predictions for 2021. 

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The Solar Media Podcast will be back in January for an entirely new season, but Andy, Liam and the rest of the Solar Media editorial team wish all of our listeners a happy holidays and a prosperous new year.

Tags: podcast, solar media podcast, utility-scale solar, covid-19, tesla, capacity expansions, large-area modules, 600w+, pv modules, upstream, battery storage

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