Solar Imports in Q1 2022 Up 374% Year-Over-Year

Solar Imports in Q1 2022 Up 374% Year-Over-Year

India imported solar cells and modules worth $1.23 billion (~₹92.62 billion) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 374% compared to the same ...
Polysilicon Manufacturer Daqo Reports a YoY Revenue Surge of 399% in Q1 2022

Polysilicon Manufacturer Daqo Reports a YoY Revenue Surge of 399% in Q1 2022

Daqo New Energy Corporation, a Chinese solar photovoltaic-grade polysilicon manufacturer, reported a revenue of $1.2 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, a year-over-year (YoY) increase of 399% compared ...
Over 150 US Solar Companies in the US Delay or Cancel Module Deliveries

Over 150 US Solar Companies Delay or Cancel Module Deliveries

Three-quarters of the 200 solar companies surveyed by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have either delayed or canceled solar module deliveries since the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated an investigation on ...
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Industry Group Proposes Ramping Up Module Manufacturing in Europe to 35 GW by 2025

Industry Group Proposes Ramping Up Module Manufacturing in Europe to 35 GW by 2025

The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) has released policy proposals for building extensive solar module manufacturing capacities with long-term competitiveness in Europe. The ESMC noted that the current challenges and ...
Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Fluoro Backsheet from China Used in Solar Modules

Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Fluoro Backsheet from China Used in Solar Modules

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on the imports of fluoro backsheet originating in or exported from China for five years starting ...
MIT Researchers Develop Water-Free and No Contact Method to Clean Solar Modules

MIT Researchers Develop Water-Free and No Contact Method to Clean Solar Modules

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method that uses static electricity to keep solar panels free of dust, removing the need for cleaning with water ...
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LG Announces its Exit from Global Solar Module Business, to Shut the Alabama Unit

LG Announces its Exit from Global Solar Module Business, to Shut the Alabama Unit

South Korean tech giant LG Electronics has announced that it would exit its global solar panel business, a decision backed by its board of directors, following a comprehensive review of ...
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Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Rajasthan, invited bids to procure 7,000 solar modules of minimum 380 ...
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REIL Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline, Mono PERC Solar Modules

Solar Module Prices Could Remain High Until Q1 2022

Solar module manufacturers believe that prices of Chinese modules are expected to stay high until the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2022. Modules prices have gone up ...
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Rate Contract Tenders Floated for 3,000 Polycrystalline Solar Modules (1)

Rate Contract Tenders Floated for 3,000 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited tenders for two rate contracts. The first tender has invited bids to procure 2,000 mono or polycrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules qualifying for ...
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Decrease in Solar Module Shipments Pull Jinko's Revenue by Down 6% YoY in Q2 2021

Decrease in Solar Module Shipments Pull Jinko’s Revenue Down by 6% YoY in Q2 2021

Chinese solar module and cell manufacturer JinkoSolar has reported a 6.2% year-over-year (YoY) decline in its total revenue for the second quarter (Q2) of 2021. The total revenue declined to RMB 7.93 ...
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First Solar Begins Construction of 3.3 GW Module Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

First Solar Begins Construction of 3.3 GW Module Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

U.S.-based solar modules manufacturer First Solar has commenced the construction of a 3.3 GW module manufacturing facility in Ohio. The facility will cost $680 million and is scheduled for operations ...
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IREDA Amends Tender for Solar Module Manufacturing Under PLI Program

IREDA Amends Tender for Solar Module Manufacturing Under PLI Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has amended certain conditions in the request for selection (RfS) issued for a tender floated under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program. In ...
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Rate Contract Tender Issued for 8,000 DCR Mono or Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rate Contract Tender Issued for 8,000 DCR Mono or Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a rate contract tender for 8,000 domestic content requirement ...
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Guidelines for Solar PLI Program: 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

Guidelines for Solar PLI Program: 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

In early April, the Union Cabinet had approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the production-linked incentive (PLI) program for the ‘National Program ...
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Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy's (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program on High-Efficiency ...
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Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar has announced the expansion of its manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, taking the total production capacity of cells and modules to 1,100 MW. The latest expansion move has ...
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DGTR Initiates Anti-Dumping Probe Into Import of Fluoro Backsheet Used in Solar Modules

DGTR Initiates Anti-Dumping Probe Into Import of Fluoro Backsheet Used in Solar Modules

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated an anti-dumping probe on 'fluoro backsheet' imported from China. Fluoro backsheet is a polymer-based component used in the manufacture of solar ...
Cleaning solar panels

BHEL Floats Tender for Module Cleaning Systems for a 75 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL), a government of India undertaking, has floated a tender for a module cleaning system for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited’s (GSECL) 75 MW solar project ...
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BEL Invites Bids for Polycrystalline Modules for 2.86 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BEL Invites Bids for Polycrystalline Modules for 2.86 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Government of India enterprise, has invited bids for the supply of polycrystalline solar modules for 2.86 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Akola and ...
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Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar plans to expand its cell and module manufacturing facility with an additional capacity building of 2 GW. “The new capacity will come online in 2021. The proposed capacity ...
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Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar ...
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Landfill Waste Disposal of Solar Modules Pose No Significant Health Hazard: IEA Report

Landfill Waste Disposal of Solar Modules Pose No Significant Health Hazard: IEA Report

There are no significant health hazards for landfill waste disposal of used solar modules, according to a new report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report focused on ...
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CEL Seeks Start-Ups to Assist in Manufacturing Waterless Solar Module Cleaning Systems

CEL Seeks Start-Ups to Assist in Manufacturing Waterless Solar Module Cleaning Systems

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to tie-up with start-up companies as a ...
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Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

JinkoSolar, a China-based solar module manufacturer, has announced that it has broken the world record for maximum conversion efficiency for its bifacial solar modules, hitting 22.49%. With this, the company ...
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