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PV Tech Power 38: BESS pricing in focus, solar module quality and managing market volatility

By Solar Media Staff

The Q1 2024 edition of our downstream solar PV and energy storage journal, PV Tech Power, is now available to download. This issue focuses on looming PV module quality issues in the face of an extreme price crunch.

As is so often the case, things have come full circle over the past decade. Volume 38’s cover story is an in-depth look at how Chinese dominance and global expansion have powered a PV price war that threatens to undermine module quality. Can low prices and high quality co-exist, and what impact does aggressive pricing have on markets in Europe and the US?

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As always, ‘Storage & Smart Power’, the section of the journal contributed by our team at, returns.

Articles in this edition include:

  • What goes up must come down: A review of battery energy storage system pricing

Despite geopolitical unrest, the global energy storage system market doubled in 2023 by gigawatt-hours installed. Dan Shreve of Clean Energy Associates looks at the pricing dynamics helping propel storage to ever greater heights.

  • Li-ion BESS: Look-back and lessons for the future

Two years of volatility in the lithium-ion battery storage industry have seen prices tumble and a host of supply-chain complexities come to the fore. As Swetha Sundaram of RWE Clean Energy writes, the winners in this fast-changing market will be those who are best prepared.

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