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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Video: LG introduces two new high-power PV modules for the U.S. market

In this interview with pv magazine LIVE, LG presents a new back-contact module for the residential market, as well as new modules for the utility-scale space.

Why plummeting panel prices could mean industry instability

The U.S. market watched the prequel to this current panel price-slide in 2011 — and the question is why the sequel is happening again so soon.

New video interviews with GTM Research, EnergySage and SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay

pv magazine LIVE brings you more videos interviews from the 2016 Solar Power International trade show

Mission Solar Energy to close cell lines, lay off 87 employees

The bifacial PV maker will be closing 200 MW of cell capacity in Texas and sourcing cells from an un-named Asian PV cell maker.

Solaria files IP lawsuit against GCL over module production infringement

The Californian solar module developer alleges misappropriation by China’s GCL Solar over trade secrets pertaining to its patented production technique.

SunPower subsidiary suing SolarCity for IP theft

Case by Cogenra Solar and Khosla Ventures filed in San Francisco yesterday accuses SolarCity and its subsidiary Silevo of misappropriating trade secrets concerning shingling technology. SolarCity refutes case, and alleges trade-secret theft of SunPower employee.

Rayton Solar tries to revolutionize wafer production

Rayton Solar is trying to revolutionize the way solar panel manufacturers produce their products, claiming its silicon ingot/wafer creation process will shave 60% off the per-watt prices of this crucial component of solar systems.

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SunPower to buy AUO’s stake in cell JV

U.S. solar producer SunPower will acquire Taiwan’s AU Optronic’s stake in a cell production facility joint venture the companies entered into in 2010. Under the deal, SunPower will pay $170 million over four years and take complete control of what is describes as “our highest performing solar cell fab.”

WTO rejects Indian appeal against US solar complaint

Appeal to overturn US complaint that India’s domestic content requirement for its solar power sector is discriminatory rejected by the WTO, as expected. India has lodged similar trade case against U.S.

Solar Power International 2016: Five key takeaways

This year’s SPI trade show comes at a time of dynamic growth for the solar industry and an increasing integration of solar into energy management. But not all the news is good.

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