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June 25, 2021
Yesterday the US government ended months of speculation by enacting a withhold and release order (WRO) on solar imports to the US linked to specific polysilicon providers in China suspected of having used forced labour. Liam Stoker analyses what we know so far and, crucially, what the industry still needs to know before it can proceed.
June 23, 2021
Solar wafer provider 1366 Technologies is actively exploring manufacturing opportunities in India, seeking a local partner.
May 17, 2021
Leading solar module and wafer provider LONGi has increased its wafer prices by around 12%, reflecting increased material and components prices being felt across the industry.
November 18, 2020
Trina Solar and Tongwei have unveiled a multi-billion-dollar collaboration which will see the two companies invest in and co-develop multi-gigawatt solar supply facilities.
September 9, 2020
In the second part of a two-part blog series, Clean Energy Associates’ Joseph C. Johnson examines just how long volatility in polysilicon pricing can continue.
September 7, 2020
As China enters its usually frantic solar build-out season, a shadow is being cast by module price hikes and supply bottlenecks. PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao gets the inside scoop on how solar deployment in China risks being pushed into next year.
March 4, 2020
PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao speaks to Yingge Wang, head of global marketing at LONGi Solar, about the firm’s commitment to particular wafer sizes, and how the upstream sector opening up to new sizes is akin to opening Pandora’s box.
March 4, 2020
The latest episode of the Solar Media Podcast sees Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe discuss how the clean energy economy is responding to Covid-19 while Andy reports from PV Expo in Tokyo, which itself felt the effects of the virus outbreak.
August 17, 2018
Oxfordshire-based multicrystalline wafer manufacturer PV Crystalox has settled its long-running, multi-million-euro contract dispute with a still unnamed customer.
April 3, 2018
Softbank Vision Fund (SBVF) and GCL Group holding company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a US$930 million joint venture in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, primarily to manufacture PV ingots, wafers, solar cells and modules.

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