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Bifacial PV, single-axis tracking produces cheapest electricity, says IEA-PVPS

The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme’s (IEA-PVPS) latest factsheet covers bifacial PV modules and advanced tracking systems. It says a combination of bifacial modules with single-axis tracking could increase energy output by up to 35%.

Solar modules prices trend lower on weak demand, oversupply

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

Sunrise brief: New York invests $5 million in agrivoltaics

Also on the rise: Solar module prices increase for first time in years. Texas gas station saves with solar. And more.

Solar module prices increase for first time in years, Anza reports

Using its own database of price quotes, the Anza Q2 Pricing Insights Report highlights the first price increase in years as a result of AD/CVD petition and the reinstatement of bifacial import duties.

Cheapest source of fossil fuel generation is double the cost of utility-scale solar

Solar levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) has fallen to $29 to $92 per MWh, said a report from Lazard.

U.S. solar trade case moves forward

The U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously voted that solar cell manufacturing in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, supported by local incentives, is harming U.S. industry. This decision paves the way for the Commerce Department to finalize its determinations on Countervailing Duties by July 18 and Anti-Dumping duties by October 1.

Sunrise brief: Zinc-ion batteries–a less volatile alternative?

Also on the rise: Qualifying for the brownfield energy tax credit. Solar cell prices hold steady in quiet market. And more.

Solar cell prices hold steady in quiet market

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

Solar panel import tariffs are affecting the industry by increasing prices by up to 286%

Clean Energy Associates released a summary of the seven solar module trade policies and solar panel import tariffs currently in place, including AD/CVD rulings, Section 201/302, and the Uyghur Protection Act. These tariffs have significantly increased, or will increase, the cost of hardware imports into the United states – predominantly from China, but not exclusively – by 91% to 286%.

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Freight costs edge toward pandemic levels, hitting solar module costs

Freight costs, which represent around 4% of a solar module’s total costs, are increasing on trade lines between the Far East and the US West Coast, Northern Europe, and Mediterranean region.

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