After disappointing beginnings, India's rooftop solar market is now thriving with 75% year-on-year growth. PV Tech caught up with Ron Shen, vice president, international sales and service centre at China-based PV inverter supplier GoodWe, to discuss knock-on effects of safeguard duties on modules, price pressure and market growth.
US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has concluded the sale of its US residential lease portfolio with a subsidiary of Hannon Armstrong as the company sells assets to improve its balance sheet.
CleanChoice Energy and New Columbia Solar have partnered to provide 1.825MW of proposed ‘Community Solar’ capacity available to residents of the District of Columbia, claimed to be the largest to date in the district.
India is expected to deploy just 4.1GW of solar in FY2018/19, down 55% year-on-year and roughly a quarter of the government’s annual target of 16GW, according to the latest report from consultancy firm Bridge to India.
Dual function residential roof tiles or shingles that incorporate solar PV (photovoltaic) cells into an integrated PV system for new build and retrofit homes have already received the ‘hype’ from Tesla’s Elon Musk but a new kid on the blog is set to go head to head with Tesla for this niche US market both from a manufacturing and installation perspective.
Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology reported third-quarter 2018 financial results that were largely impacted by cuts in utility-scale and Distributed Generation (DG) deployments in China as the 531 New Deal and US residential issues take hold.
Starting with a 250MW first phase factory by July next year, the director of Pakistan-based conglomerate ACT Group has said it should be able to sell PV modules to the customer's doorstep at equal to or cheaper than Chinese import prices.