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IHSM clean energy insights: High module prices and shipping costs jeopardize 2021 installation outlook

In the first installment of a new monthly blog by IHS Markit, Edurne Zoco, executive director for clean energy technology, writes that high prices and increased freight costs are putting solar PV procurement teams under extreme pressure, particularly those teams with connection deadlines this year that were anticipating a more favorable pricing and logistic environment in the second half of 2021.

pv magazine Award: The Winners

Across seven categories, pv magazine’s award winners for 2020 demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, creativity, mass production capabilities, and real market impact from PV and power electronics companies big and small.

You picked ’em: Our most popular articles of 2020

Five articles (well, six, since news about Tesla made it twice) that captured the imagination of our audience during 2020.

Solar needs aluminum, but the metal has a carbon problem

Few doubt that aluminum frames will be a part of the solar module for some time to come. And with PV manufacturing continuing to scale, the carbon footprint of this versatile metal may prove a sustainability challenge.

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pv magazine video: US storage market under spotlight

In pv magazine’s second roundtable session, Advanced technologies, the U.S. storage market came under the spotlight – in particular, the lessons that can be learned from solar as the market moves towards greater maturity. Also under discussion was the trend among PV manufacturers to producing ever larger cells and modules in the continuous drive to bring down LCOE. But is big necessarily better?

AES invests $8.6 million in startup to develop pre-fab solar arrays

AES, one of the world’s largest power companies, has made a strategic investment in Sydney-based pre-fabricated solar array manufacturer 5B to meet the growing needs of its customers for solar.

Exclusive interview – Jinko Power on how it offered the world’s lowest solar power price

pv magazine’s Amjad Khashman has spoken to Chinese solar developer Jinko Power about negotiating the world record low price tariff agreed for electricity generated at the Al Dhafra solar project in Abu Dhabi.

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Engineering, procurement and construction agreements for utility-scale battery projects

In the second installment of our series addressing best practices, challenges and opportunities in utility-scale battery energy storage systems deployment, we examine engineering, procurement and construction agreements for battery projects.

Forget toilet paper, Australians are panic-buying PV

Byron Bay-based solar retailer Smart Energy says it is seeing an unprecedented surge in sales and inquiries for solar and home energy storage as consumers look to shore themselves up in uncertain times.

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How to keep selling solar in an era of social distancing

If there was ever a time to learn how to sell remotely — it’s now — when most homeowners are in their homes around the clock. Join our timely and anticipated webinar to learn the adjustments you’ll need to make to your typical sales process.

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