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US behind-the-meter storage forecast drops 31% over Corona concerns

Wood Mackenzie has dropped the 2020 outlook down to 430 MW, still a more than 100% increase over 2019, amid concerns over the role of sales and commissioning and interconnection in a period of shelter-in-place ordinances.

Panasonic suspending work at Tesla Nevada factory as California and New York gigafactories shut down

Tesla’s Nevada operation is still open for business. The EV and battery maker assures the market that its cash position is strong enough to weather an “extended period of uncertainty.”

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Analyst expects recovery for PV and storage supply chains

Analyst Wood Mackenzie expects solar demand to decline but predicts the market will recover, with the prospects for the energy transition remaining intact.

Morning Brief: TVA solicits 200 MW of renewables, Sungrow supplies the Wright project

Also in the brief: 14 MW approved in Maine, 20 MW approved in Indiana, a molten aluminum thermal energy storage system and more.

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Tesla claims its New York factory built 4 MW of solar roof tiles last week, ‘enough for 1,000 homes’

Although every box of shingles we examined came from Changzhou, China, not the factory in New York.

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BNEF lowers 2020 global PV outlook due to coronavirus concerns

Many solar factories in China are starting to resume production, suggesting that concerns about supplies of PV components could soon begin to ease. Nevertheless, the temporary standstill will have an impact on the global solar market, as the implementation of some projects will probably be postponed until next year.

Hardware and Services Brief: 72-cell heterojunction, fuzz and buzz, Tesla making its own battery cells, more!

PV InfoLink sees some multi-silicon module pricing increases, Array Technologies’ new clip lets First Solar install a module every 11 seconds and DNV GL has launched a global solar production projection tool. Send your hardware and services to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com

How zinc-air battery capacity might reach a cost of $45/kWh

Zinc8 revealed some of the details of its long-term energy storage product, including its pricing structure and the science that makes its technology possible.

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Tesla can continue to cut trees for German ‘gigafactory’

Tesla has secured approval from the Berlin-Brandenburg administrative court to start clearing 91 hectares of forest for its first European “gigafactory,” which is scheduled to start operations in summer 2021.

Yotta Energy is putting batteries under solar modules — in the same spirit as microinverters and optimizers

Yotta has a potential solution for solar-plus-storage in the urban environment. Will the micro-storage startup become the next SolarEdge or Enphase? Or the next JLM energy? And whatever happened to SolPad?

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