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PHV opens solar manufacturing unit in Saudi Arabia

Spanish solar tracker and mounting systems manufacturer PV Hardware (PVH) announced the launch of its manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia. The factory will be owned and operated by the company’s Saudi unit, PV Hardware Middle East, and will produce PV trackers, mounting structures, and robotic cleaning devices. The products will be marked as ‘Made in KSA’ in line with the rules for domestic content recently outlined by the country’s government.

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Panasonic to close its solar cell and module manufacturing business

Japanese electronics company, Panasonic Corporation has announced that it will look to shut down the production capacity for solar products at its facilities in Malaysia and Japan by the end of the financial year 2022. The company currently manufactures solar wafers, cells, and modules at its facility in Malaysia. It will look to liquidate its subsidiary, Panasonic Solar Energy Malaysia, and lay off its employees by March 2022.

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China to Dominate Solar Manufacturing Competitive Landscape

China will remain a dominant player in global solar equipment supply chains, due to its large economies of scale and improving product quality and efficiency. While the Covid-19 pandemic will drive some diversification of supply chains or increased localisation, Chinese solar manufacturers have also expanded their geographic production bases outside of China, which will reduce their risk exposure to political or economic disputes.

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Algeria announces two solar module manufacturing facilities

According to the first annual report of the Commissariat for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (Cerefe), two new factories for the production of solar panels will soon see the light of day in Algeria. These installations built by Milltech and Zergoun Green Energy can supply 260 MWp of solar panels per year.

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