Balance of Systems

India launches AD probe against Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar cells

Country’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping states that it has identified a causal link between dumping and injury of Indian firms, enough to warrant the initiation of the investigation.

Interview: Soltec CEO Raúl Morales discusses the energy yield advantages of trackers

The CEO of Soltec talks to pv magazine about the firm’s solar trackers, its innovation process and the ability of tracker technology to improve plant owners’ returns on investment.

REC Group orders $12.4m worth of diamond wire cutting tech from Meyer Burger

The Norwegian solar manufacturer has awarded the CHF 12 million contract to Swiss equipment firm Meyer Burger to supply its DW 288 Series 3 diamond wire cutting technology. Shipment will start in Q3.

European PV manufacturing must be preserved, say more than 50 organizations

Joint letter from 50 solar PV organizations in Europe sent to policymakers of all EU member states to serve as reminder of the importance of PV manufacturing in the continent.

Soltec signs 101 MW tracker supply deal in Brazil

The single-axis solar tracker manufacturer will supply its SF Utility trackers to the 101 MW Floresta solar plant in Rio Grande do Norte. Deal increases firms Brazil footprint to 551 MW.

Australia’s CEFC backs lithium mining project to tune of $15m

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation pledges AUS$20 million to part-fund the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

No Trump, no Musk: just a week filled with excellent technological breakthroughs, encouraging acquisitions and market growth, and just a hint of Brexit-themed fake news. But the good kind.

NEXTracker expanding manufacturing operations in India

The solar tracking specialist has signed expanded partnership deals with five local companies that will increase the volume of its steel produced locally to 80%, thereby lowering shipments into India by as much as 50%.

PV Expo: SolarEdge goes big in Japan with new training and logistics center, expanded staff

The Israeli-headquartered DC power optimizer specialist announces bold new expansion into the Japanese market at PV Expo, Tokyo, including new office and expanded portfolio.

SolarCity drags down Tesla’s Q4 results

The EV, battery and now solar company fell into the red in Q4 concurrent with the acquisition of SolarCity, as it begins making batteries at its Gigafactory and prepares for Model 3 roll-out.