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January 7, 2022
The solar PV industry produced more than 190GW of modules during 2021, as the industry went through its first major production-led supply cycle, Finlay Colville reveals in exclusive analysis for PV Tech.
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December 17, 2021
Operations and maintenance will face huge changes as automation and predictive analytics transform the way projects are managed, writes Sean Rai-Roche.
November 4, 2021
The installed cost of solar PV, solar-plus-storage and standalone battery energy storage in the US was reduced across all market segments between 2020 and 2021, with the biggest drop seen in the utility-scale segment. 
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July 1, 2021
Reporting its Q1 2021 results last week, JinkoSolar provided a snapshot of the pressures solar module manufacturers have faced in the opening exchanges of the year by way of spiralling material and freight costs. Liam Stoker analyses how the company has responded, laying the groundwork for a return to normality towards the end of the year.
December 3, 2020
Solar will likely play a major role in achieving Japan’s policy goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to zero by 2050 and could reach 130GW to 160GW in cumulative deployments by the 2030 financial year.
September 16, 2020
The world will need to build five to six times as much solar and wind power per year as in 2019 if a carbon-zero economy is to be reached by the middle of the century, a study has said.
August 17, 2020
The solar sector’s Q2 results season showed that, for the most part, the pandemic’s impact on deployment in the US was restricted to early in the quarter, helping many companies post better-than-expected performance in Q2. But as Liam Stoker suggests, COVID-19’s tail could be longer than anticipated.
August 3, 2020
Last week saw the publication of both AEMO’s Integrated System Plan and National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios, two documents which project the evolution of Australia and the UK’s national grids. Liam Stoker compares the two and identifies the mutual lessons to be learned.
July 15, 2020
Production of green hydrogen using renewable power for electrolysis could be cost competitive with incumbent methods by 2030, analysis by research firm IHS Markit has concluded.
July 2, 2020
Governments should focus on mini-grids as a means to enabling access to reliable electricity for hundreds of millions of people that don’t yet have it and mini-grids using solar and batteries have matured as a technology class, but financing such projects remains problematic, a new report has found.

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