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Morning brief: Trump’s war on solar, Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project

Also in the brief: The $400 million, 500 MW PV project in Oman, Tampa Electric Company is looking to double its solar capacity, New York passes renewable siting legislation and more.

Job Moves at Shell New Energies, Sharp, BayWa, NextEra, PARC, Schneider Electric, Azure Power

Executive, career and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.

Lessons to be learned from Italy’s alleged PV recycling fraud

The alleged resale in developing countries of solar modules sent for end-of-life recycling in Sicily could have an important lesson for the PV industry: select reliable recycling entities to avoid potential trouble further down the line. The PV industry should also avoid another potential risk, that of the illegal disposal of PV waste outside the EU.

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TOPCon n-type solar cell technology could be a rival to mono PERC

TOPCon cell technology has become one of the two leading next-generation options after mono PERC. But for the n-type architecture to truly become a rival to PERC, high-quality and cost-effective production technologies must become settled.

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Italian PV panels destined for recycling were instead smuggled to Syria and Africa

Illegally re-badged panels were sold to Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Turkey and Syria. Italian authorities found 60 tons of panels.

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Israel launches 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender

The Israeli government wants a 300-megawatt solar plant linked to large-scale storage in the Negev desert. Construction is planned for late 2021 and completion in 2023.

Qatar’s 800 MW tender draws world record solar power price of $0.01567/kWh

The winning consortium was formed by French oil giant Total and Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp.

Your guide to solar market growth in the global ‘gigawatt club’

Some 15 countries are able to lay claim to the status of being members of solar’s “gigawatt club” in 2019, according to projections from BloombergNEF. To kick off 2020, pv magazine’s global team of correspondents and editors have highlighted 10 fast-growing solar markets to evaluate where the opportunities, and potential risks, lie.

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Innovation shines at pv magazine awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi

The winners of the 2019 pv magazine awards have been recognized in a ceremony alongside the World Future Energy Summit. The victors spoke of the importance of innovation in the industry.

$1 billion, 1.5 GWac, scaling manufacturing, and 73% growth in Q3 for SolarEdge

The inverter manufacturer met expectations of growth, slowed down 4th quarter projections, talked of ramping Vietnamese and Hungarian facilities, and generally sounded healthy.

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