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Sun Action Trackers Finalizes UL 3703 Certification

Sun Action Trackers (SAT), based in San Antonio, Texas has finalized UL 3703 certification for its PST-1AX6 single axis tracker, including the tracker’s self-healing MAC Steel (magnesium alloy coated steel) coating.

ITRPV: PERC, n-type mono and copper wire interconnection to gain ground (with charts)

VDMA’s guide to technology trends in the PV industry expects rapid change in the cell and module space.

From the editor: Price collapse

I have focused in recent weeks on political issues at the state and national level for my editorials. However, not all of the solar industry’s concerns have to do with politics. At least not directly.

iDES3 Launches Residential, C&I Storage Units

San Diego-based iDemand Energy Storage (iDES3) already has sold $15 million worth of its lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4)-based energy storage systems since the company was launched in August.

Tesla breaks into the black in Q3 results

The EV and battery maker maintains that its battery gigafactory will be ready to support Model 3 rollout in H2 2017, three weeks before a shareholder vote on the acquisition of SolarCity.

NEXTracker wind testing stands up to Hurricane Matthew

NEXTracker recently sent us a photo of its trackers standing unharmed in a small lake of water delivered by Hurricane Matthew, emphasizing the point that rigorous wind testing is good for the solar industry.

Tesla gigafactory to combine Silevo, Panasonic HIT solar technologies

Panasonic will operate the Buffalo “gigafactory”, and sell modules to Tesla/SolarCity.

SMA lowers financial forecast for 2016

The world’s largest inverter maker, SMA Solar Technology, has been forced to reduce its financial outlook for 2016. This follows SolarWorld making a similar announcement.

SolarWorld to miss 2016 forecasts

The German PV manufacturer announced that although it is set to achieve its shipment forecast for 2016, it is unlikely to meet its revenue and operating income forecasts for the year, and has already begun to point the finger at Chinese companies.

No duty evasion investigation on steel pipe from China

Federal authorities have declined to investigate allegations made by U.S. manufacturers that Chinese makers of steel pipe used in solar racking are evading import tariffs

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