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Interview: EU provides more legal certainty for anti-dumping measures with new legislation

Milan Nitzschke, president of EU ProSun and spokesman AEGIS Europe, an industry alliance representing 30 European manufacturing sectors, explains what China’s quest for market economy status has to do with the new European anti-dumping directives, and what effect they will have on the measures against Chinese PV manufacturers.

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Video: Quality Roundtable at PV Taiwan – “Finding the right partners for quality”

The 8th Quality Roundtable brought into sharp focus the challenges that Taiwan’s fast-growing solar market faces as it attempts to ramp up towards its 20 GW by 2025 PV goal. Typhoons, humidity and sea spray are just the beginning.

US solar deployment hits lowest level in two years (w/ charts)

Slowing residential solar markets, higher prices for components and a push-back of project completions were the perfect storm in Q3, however the U.S. market managed to remain above 2 GW.

New EU anti-dumping rules signed off

The new legal framework for anti-dumping, designed to protect the EU against unfair trade practices, has been signed. It will come into force on December 20.

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Module cleaning firm Ecoppia raises $13m in funding

The Israeli robotic cleaning specialist for the solar industry has completed a new funding round that will support the firm’s global expansion, meet growing demand and boost R&D.

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Chile launches tender to assign up to 2,456 hectares of public land for solar, RE

Interested developers will have time until February 7, 2018, to submit their projects proposals. All of the tendered areas are in Chile’s northern region of Atacama.

ARENA awards AU$29.2 million to 20 solar R&D projects

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced that it will award multiple Australian universities and research institutes with a total of $29.2 million to support early-stage research into new solar innovations.

US C&I storage rankings place Stem, Green Charge and AMS at top

In the increasingly competitive commercial-and-industrial storage market, IHS Markit expects the segment to grow 10-fold over the next five years – and ranks the companies that will lead the charge.

Simple, powerful, demonstrable: Meyer Burger on why HJT is poised for the mainstream

Interview: Following the announcement earlier this month that Swiss production equipment supplier Meyer Burger has increased the power output of its HJT SmartWire module to 335W, pv magazine caught up with company CTO, Gunter Erfurt to understand more about the process, as well as the company’s longer-term tech roadmap.

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JA Solar pushes mono PERC power output to 326 W for 60-cell module

Certified power output measurement of 326.67 W by Chinese firm JA Solar is a new world record for a mono-si PERC 60-cell module, as verified by TUV SUD.

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