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Guggenheim Solar Index: Headwinds, or a healthy correction?

In the month of February, the solar industry witnessed a decline, writes Jesse Pichel of ROTH Capital Partners. Increasing prices throughout the supply chain and forced labor concerns from China spelled headwinds for the solar industry, but the decline can also be viewed as a healthy correction, following historic highs in January.

Solar will power ahead to offer 20% more output for 25% lower module costs within 15 months

PV industry veteran Karl-Heinz Remmers recalls the trajectory of solar power this decade and predicts stronger than expected development for the ten years ahead.

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European electricity and fuel market prices rose last week

AleaSoft analyses fuel market prices, carbon emission rights, European electricity markets and renewable energy production. Last week most prices rose on the previous reporting period as solar and wind power production varied by country.

Analysts expect stable prices along the PV value chain

Energy trend and PV Info Link assume little movement in prices for silicon, wafers, solar cells and modules in the coming weeks. The capacity adjustments of solar manufacturers, however, are set to continue.

PV InfoLink publishes H1 2018 global PV cell/module shipment ranking

PV InfoLink has released its latest solar PV module shipment ranking for H1 2018. Chinese manufacturers continue to dominate the market, while monocrystalline module shipments increased sharply. Overall, it forecasts total PV demand of 83 GW in 2018.

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Solar cell prices decline in reaction to safeguard duties, impending MIP decision

“Significant” price movements in solar PV cells has been observed this week, in reaction to India’s safeguard duties, and the impending MIP decision, says EnergyTrend. Module, wafer and polysilicon prices, however, remain stable. In contrast, prices for li-ion batteries are set to increase by as much as 15% in Q3.

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Analysis: Higher prices in July, while overcapacity expected later in Q3

Mid-way through 2017, end-market demand for PV modules remain in flux as the regulatory landscape in China and the U.S. continues to impact demand. Corrine Lin provides her analysis.

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Suniva lays off workers in Georgia, Michigan

The company is reporting a “significant reduction in force” across all areas of its operations.

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