Solar tracker market could reach 20 GW this year

GTM Research says last year’s record levels of global solar tracker shipments will be surpassed in 2018, as Latin America displaces the United States as the largest market and NEXTracker holds on to the top spot.

SunPower continues to bleed red ink

Due largely to write-downs the high-efficiency PV maker lost a whopping $750 million during Q4 2017, as it sells off assets.


US solar tariffs: Korea to file WTO petition, Mexico considers legal action

The latest reactions to President Trump’s tariffs on imported solar include the Korean Government’s announcement that it will file a petition with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Mexico’s promise of legal action.

China pushes global clean energy investment to $333 billion in 2017

BNEF has found that U.S. investment levels fell 1% year-over-year, with the Section 201 case hanging over the head of the industry.

IEA explores paths to PV and wind integration

The International Energy Agency has released a manual for policy makers on the issues involved in the large scale integration of solar and wind power into power grids.

NADB considers loan for Mexico’s largest PV plant, Puerto Libertad

If the loan is approved, it could close by the end of the month.

SunPower’s losses continue during Q1

The high-efficiency solar manufacturer is still bleeding red ink, as it begins shipping its lower-cost P-Series modules and continues its restructuring.

NEXTracker supplies Western Hemisphere’s largest project

The 750 MW project, located in Mexico, has already received 200 MW of the company’s single-axis trackers already – with more to come.

Solar and Tesla shine amid weak Q1 for clean energy investment

BNEF cites financing for a massive solar plant in Mexico and Tesla’s billion-plus capital raise as running counter to the trend of falling clean energy financing during Q1. Investments in distributed solar also rose.

Could Trump’s border wall be powered by solar?

If one proposal for building the president’s barrier on the Mexican border becomes a reality, it will include a 2 MW solar system to power it – and sell excess power to Mexico.

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