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Meyer Burger ramps up solar panel plans

Switzerland’s Meyer Burger is accelerating the expansion of its solar panel production capacity, following the extension of the U.S. solar tax credit for PV manufacturers and an order from developer DE Shaw for 3.75 GW of U.S.-made heterojunction modules.

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Net losses triple at US tracker maker after acquisition

New Mexico-based Array Technologies is keen to emphasize the revenue benefits of buying Spanish rival STI Norland and said US President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act would also be good for business.

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Analyst predicts extent of rise in this year’s solar capital costs

Wood Mackenzie this week made a slew of predictions for the industry in 2022 and noted the effects the US’ recently announced anti-circumvention investigation is already having on utility scale plans.

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Self-healing perovskite solar PV cells can withstand fierce cosmic radiation

The development of a set of testing protocols for perovskite solar cells intended for use outside Earth’s atmosphere could lead to the devices being installed permanently, and even manufactured, on the moon.

SolarEdge expects to break more records in Q1

SolarEdge has reported record revenue in its latest three-month update and expects to have even more business in the second quarter, even if gross margin and profit has declined.

Enphase predicts another revenue landmark this quarter

Enphase expects the volume of business generated to rise again for the April-June period, accompanied by another bump in battery shipments.

Wacker falls to fourth in global polysilicon ranking

The German company’s decision to cede market share to Chinese companies producing the material for solar panels, in order to focus on semiconductor-ready, electronic grade product, has seen it slip behind its rivals in terms of production scale.

Solar the energy workhorse in latest gloomy IPCC verdict

Photovoltaics can wipe out 4.25 billion tons of carbon emissions every year this decade, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Even so, the actions announced so far remain way short of what is needed, with capital flows to fossil fuels still greater than the cash directed toward combating climate change.

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World will need 5.2TW of solar this decade to avoid climate breakdown

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s latest global outlook has spelled out just how ‘woefully’ far the world is from capping temperature rises at 1.5C, and lamented: ‘The stimulus and recovery efforts associated with the pandemic have also proved a missed opportunity.’

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IHS Markit: Battery prices won’t fall until 2024

Business data analyst IHS Markit published a series of clean tech predictions for the year that also highlighted the rising proportion of sub-5MW solar projects in the global market, and cheaper clean energy financing costs even as panel prices continue to rise.

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