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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.

Solar pays tribute to founding father of SolarEdge

A tribute to Guy Sella has hailed him as “a brilliant man” and a “revolutionary trailblazer”.

SolarEdge built it, the buyers followed

During the second quarter SolarEdge increased manufacturing capacity by 25% and shipped over 3.7 million optimizers, which totaled over 1.3 GWac. This upped revenue 43% year on year, and company officials say they are highly confident in their even larger projected ~70% Q3 revenue growth.

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No more tariff-free modules from Turkey

U.S. President Donald Trump has removed Turkey from the list of developing nations not subject to Section 201 tariffs on PV cells and modules.

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