These are the six solar energy trends to watch in the 2020s

“From 2020 to 2030, the potential market for solar repowering sites that have reached 20 years of operation could hit 67 GWdc (gigawatts direct current) cumulatively. This could be a major boon for asset owners, O&M providers and solar component manufacturers.

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Coronavirus could cause solar panel price spike

The coronavirus outbreak in China could raise solar module prices in the near term as manufacturers have already begun experiencing wafer and solar glass shortages. Production rates are also being affected by an extended new year holiday introduced by the authorities as a measure to deal with the virus, and the requirement workers from infected areas quarantine themselves for two weeks.

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