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Türkiye Imposes Security Deposit on Solar Panel Imports

Türkiye’s Ministry of Commerce has recently issued an order regulating solar panel imports from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Croatia, and Jordan. By regulating...

March 21, 2024

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar
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Red Sea Shipping Crisis Hits Key Trade Route for Solar Modules

Prices of solar modules shipped from Asia to Europe have jumped as much as 20% as trade disruptions in the Red Sea, which carries 12% of the world’s seaborne trade, have...

February 27, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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Markets & Policy

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Mercom Research Focus
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Solar Panel Efficiency Drops by 15% During Peak Pollen Season Despite Rains

Pollen coating can reduce the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, and rains are not enough to wash them away, according to a report by National Renewable...

December 26, 2023

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Staff

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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IIT Researchers Develop Self-Healing Coating Solution for Solar Cells

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bhilai) have developed an innovative self-healing polymeric coating material for photovoltaic applications, which...

July 20, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Technology
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Researchers Claim Breaking 20% Efficiency Barrier for Thin-Film Solar Panels

A team of researchers from AVANCIS, a solar module manufacturer in Munich, has achieved a new record for thin-film modules using CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide)...

June 5, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Technology
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States Must Define Standards to Overcome Challenges in Agrivoltaic Projects: IISD

A recent report published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has listed specific business models that would help India cope with the...

June 2, 2023

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Gourav Mishra

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Oxford PV Sets New Efficiency Record of 28.6% for Commercial-Sized Solar Cell

Oxford PV,  a UK-based solar cell manufacturing company, has achieved a new world record conversion efficiency of 28.6% for a commercial-sized solar cell by depositing a...

May 26, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology
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US Congress Overturns Solar Panel Import Tariff Waiver, Biden Says Will Veto

U.S. lawmakers have voted to overturn President Joe Biden’s decision to suspend tariffs on solar panels from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, countries...

May 2, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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US Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Tariff Suspension on Solar Imports

A United States House of Representatives committee has voted to restore tariffs on solar panel imports from four Southeast Asian nations, reversing the Biden...

April 24, 2023

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B.S. Nagaraj

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Researchers Find Growing Crops at Solar Farms Improves Panel Efficiency

Researchers from Cornell University have found that growing commercial crops on solar farms is a potentially efficient use of agricultural land, which can increase both...

March 7, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology
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China’s GCL System to Make 12 GW of Solar Modules Annually in New Facility

Chinese manufacturer GCL System Integration Technology is planning to invest nearly ¥2 billion (~$292 million) to build a high-efficiency solar module facility with an...

February 22, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Finance and M&A

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Daily News Wrap-Up: Solar Sector Pins Hopes on Budget 2023

The solar sector has a long wish list for the Union Budget 2023, which will be presented in a few days. Stakeholders look forward to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

January 30, 2023

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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US Lawmakers Seek Repeal of Duty Waiver on Solar Panels from Southeast Asia

Seven months after President Joe Biden announced a two-year duty exemption on solar modules and cells imported from four Southeast Asian countries, a bipartisan group of...

January 27, 2023

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B.S. Nagaraj

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Renewable Energy
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Researchers Reduce Performance Losses in TOPCon & SHJ Solar Cells

Researchers at Hebei University, China have developed an organic solution that can compensate for performance losses caused during the cutting and separation process...

January 23, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology
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Researchers in Spain Find New Way to Cool Solar Panels to Improve Efficiency

A team of researchers at the University of Alcala in Spain has claimed that a temperature reduction in solar modules by up to 20ºC can enhance the net system efficiency...

November 4, 2022

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology

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