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pvMB 1/31/19: 50 States of Solar Q4 review, An alternative to carbon taxes… and more!

Hello and thanks for spending your last day of January reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll take a gander at Atlas Renewable Energy’s deployment of NEXTrackers TrueCapture Control System in Latin America, APA Solar Racking launching the TITAN Series Racking System, Delta complying with rapid shutdown requirements using Tigo and all else that came across our desks in the world of solar.

Boom in EVs unlikely to cause lithium shortage

The French Environment & Energy Management Agency has published a report in which analyzes the dynamics of lithium supply and demand in different scenarios of global electrification by 2050. The agency experts are convinced that only with a 75% penetration of electric vehicles there is the real risk of a marked decrease in the safety margin of lithium supply.

OPIC funds $253 million in overseas solar during 2017

The U.S. government’s lender for U.S. interests operating in developing markets increased clean energy financing in 2017, despite the arrival of the Trump Administration and an ongoing investigation.

Tesla shows interest in Chilean lithium

The head of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo), Eduardo Bitran said that Tesla may partner with local lithium manufacturer SQM in the construction of a factory. The Chilean government and SQM have recently settled a dispute that began in 2014.

Battery storage challenges: Materials, longevity and project management

An academic event held last week in the U.K. presenting the results of two major research projects on energy storage provided an update on the current and future directions of battery storage technology and development.

OPIC under investigation for loans to Chilean solar projects

An internal U.S. government watchdog is looking at the loans which kick-started large-scale solar in Chile, after at least three of five solar projects have made moves to restructure these loans.

8point3 reports beats Q4 guidance, ups dividends

The joint First Solar/SunPower yieldco reported strong results, including acquiring shares of the Henrietta and Stateline projects.

D.E. Shaw proposes to take over as TerraForm sponsor

The renewable energy investor says that the taking TerraForm off SunEdison’s hands could allow the company to recover.

Precarious circumstances at TerraForm Power, TerraForm Global

SunEdison’s two yieldcos have released preliminary Q2 results as the companies delay being de-listed and consider taking offers.

Projects, Supplier Deals, Strategic Ties Flourish at SPI

The well-attended Solar Power International 2016 show in Las Vegas this week has been the venue for a variety of new supply agreements, new projects and market endeavors. as well as strategic partnership announcements, along with the dazzling array of solar products. Among some of the new deals announced during the show are the following: […]

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