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Consultant plays down Chinese solar fever

The nation is set to have added 40 GW of solar in 2020 and that figure will rise again this year, to 45-50 GW, according to one of the year’s first industry predictions.

Rooftop PV vs. rooftop farming

U.K. researchers have developed a way to optimize urban rooftop use with solar PV and agriculture.

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The Square Mile goes where Boris Johnson fears to tread

The City of London Corporation signed a £40m solar power purchase agreement on the same day the prime minister outlined a net-zero strategy which failed to even mention solar.

China could add 48 GW of solar next year – AECEA

The in-country analyst has revised up its expectation for this year and says a healthy unsubsidized project pipeline will keep the numbers ticking over in 2021. The spending plans necessary to ramp up renewables targets in the next five-year plan, though, could put the nation on a collision course with the EU.

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World could add more than 900 GW of solar by 2025 if politicians grasp the nettle – IEA

With the International Energy Agency publishing its latest five-year clean energy forecast today, pv magazine takes a look at the solar content of the 162-page document.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Record residential solar installs and rumblings in the polysilicon market

The NEA has revealed more than 1.3 GW of solar capacity was added to Chinese rooftops last month, with more than 500 MW of it in Shandong province. While poly maker Daqo was forced to revise down its latest sales forecast it predicted a quick rebound in the current quarter.

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Politicians talk a green game, but do they have solar on their home rooftops?

The Solar Power Challenge website aims to identify the politicians who support solar and have the rooftop panels at home to prove it. The results will not surprise you.

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Hybrid inverter solution with second-life battery

Ingeteam said its Ingecon Sun Storage 1Play hybrid inverter is now compatible with second-life batteries from BeePlanet Factory electric vehicles.

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Hiring for solar jobs during a pandemic

In spite of industry-wide job loss and economic slowdown associated with the pandemic, Kevin Gillespie, president of Headline Solar, shares how he has actually been able to make new hires and keep his business not just operating, but thriving.

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Sunrun to acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2bn in all-stock transaction

The new, bigger Sunrun will have 500,000 customers and more than 3 GW of solar power assets. Is there value in scale in residential solar?

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