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.
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.
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.
The 25 MW Defissol project will be built at a cost of approximately €60 million (US$70.45 million).
The tenders’ capacity will be increased gradually starting from next March. The move is part of the French government’s strategy to accelerate the development of solar, and reach its 2023 targets.
Solar stocks surged yesterday after Canadian Solar announced it had received a “going private” proposal, reports Zacks. Analysts at Guggenheim, meanwhile, say the offer will be given “serious consideration.” They believe other companies may follow suit, if accepted.
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has called on the country’s government for more PV support. Energy specialist, Chris Ahlfeldt comments on the five point PV plan, which envisages 1.5 GW of new installs annually, and the creation of 55,000 jobs. He also discusses the ongoing issue of the 27 unsigned PPAs, and the bottlenecks in the market.
Japan may reach its 2030 solar installation target of 64 GW about 10 years ahead of schedule, according to a new report by PV consulting firm, RTS Corp.
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