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Arctech 3 GW solar tracker factory in India enters trial operation

The Chinese manufacturer’s 3 GW factory in Gujarat is equipped with fully automatic production lines to produce all major components of solar tracker products. 

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Puffer fish inspired floating PV structure

With a new system for floating photovoltaic power plants, engineers from Germany want to make the application cheaper, higher-yielding, and safer. The result is somewhat reminiscent of a pufferfish, which also gave the system its name.

Module and shipping cost inflation could cost the world 50 GW of solar next year

The input costs of the two biggest contributors to solar plant development expense have gone through the roof since the world began to come out of Covid-19 lockdowns, to leave project developers with some difficult choices.

Aerocompact starts making flat-roof solar racking products in India

The Austrian solar racking solutions provider, which is currently making sheet-metal roof mounting products in India, has started local production for flat roofs too. The India-made flat-roof PV mounting products shall be available from January next year. 

GameChange Solar to set up India operations

The New York-headquartered solar racking solutions provider is opening an India office with an eye on business development, engineering, and manufacturing support. The company has more than 12 GW of projects either operating or under development across the world.

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Government to finance 100 MW Bangladeshi solar plant

The federal government will provide INR968 crore of soft loans for a INR1307 crore, 100 MW solar park near the Jamuna river in Bangladesh’s Jamalpur district, where a second park of a similar size is being planned by Dhaka and a Chinese partner.

Mitigating supply chain risks

Rajendra Khandalkar, group head of supply chain management at infrastructure EPC services company Sterling and Wilson, speaks to pv magazine about learning from the Covid-19 crisis and the importance of smart supplier management to bolster company resilience.

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Raising crops in PV facades

An international research group has analyzed the visual impact of PV facades on buildings which include crop cultivation. Architects, PV specialists and farmers were surveyed and the results showed broad acceptance of such projects.

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