Solar tracker market could reach 20 GW this year

GTM Research says last year’s record levels of global solar tracker shipments will be surpassed in 2018, as Latin America displaces the United States as the largest market and NEXTracker holds on to the top spot.

Taiwan next country to file WTO complaint over US solar tariffs

Taiwan has filed a complaint with the WTO over the Trump Administration’s decision to impose safeguard tariffs of up to 30% on crystalline silicon solar cell and module imports.

Longi Solar confirms 500 MW Indian cell, module factory

Longi Solar’s planned PV fab in Andhra Pradesh will manufacture 500 MW of cells and 500 MW of modules. The facility will seek to take advantage of India’s partial exemption from the recent U.S. solar tariffs under Section 201.

US solar tariffs: Korea to file WTO petition, Mexico considers legal action

The latest reactions to President Trump’s tariffs on imported solar include the Korean Government’s announcement that it will file a petition with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Mexico’s promise of legal action.

BNEF releases 2018 clean energy predictions

BNEF has released its top 10 clean energy predictions for 2018, including at least 107 GW of solar PV installs. China will lead, but Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East will notably up the ante. India will install less RE than in 2017, but will see fossils outpace RE for the last time; and China will see distributed grid connected solar leading the market. Li-ion prices are also declining, while EV sales grow.

Canadian Solar considers going private

Canadian Solar Inc. has received a proposal from Chairman, President and CEO Dr. Shawn Qu, under which he offers $18.47 per share. The move would follow that of Trina and JA Solar.

Silfab, Morgan Solar JV plans large-scale production in Canada

In a unique partnership, the two Canadian companies are set to integrate low concentration optic technology into standard solar PV modules, in a move which they say will see cost savings of up to 30% and a silicon reduction of up to 80%. A “significant” factory ramp up is underway, with large-scale plans in the pipeline.

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