Implications of COVID-19 lockdown on Indian solar industry

Implications of COVID-19 Lockdown on Indian Solar Industry

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, disrupting businesses globally. To fight the outbreak, the Government of India ordered a complete lockdown from March 24, 2020, ...
China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020_ Report

China Could Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020: Report

According to the data released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the country had nearly 204 GW of installed solar generation capacity by the end of 2019, which included 141.67 ...
Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the solar industry’s biggest challenge this year, and the repercussions are being felt across industries all over the globe. Global supplies have been ...
Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Considering the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an official memorandum which states that the time ...
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China, United States and India Collectively Added Over 51 GW of Solar in 2019

China, United States and India Collectively Added Over 51 GW of Solar in 2019

The top three solar markets in the world - China, U.S., and India, added nearly 51 GW of solar capacity in 2019. China led the way with 30.1 GW, followed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar Achieves 23.39% Efficiency in PERC Cells

Trina Solar has announced that its State Key Laboratory (SKL) of photovoltaic (PV) science and technology (PVST) has fabricated Passivated Emitter Rear Cells (PERC) with a 23.39% power conversion efficiency ...
China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China Added Over 30 GW of Solar Capacity in 2019

China added 30.11 GW of new solar capacity in 2019. Large-scale projects made up 17.91 GW and 12.2 GW of installations was through distributed projects, according to the official statistics ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Anti-Dumping Duty Likely on Coated Flat Products Used in Solar Mounting Structures

Under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on aluminum and zinc coated flat ...
Research Demonstrates 17% Power Conversion Efficiency in Organic PV Cells

Research Demonstrates 17% Power Conversion Efficiency in Organic PV Cells

A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a technique that could increase the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells to 17% ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Coronavirus to be Covered Under Force Majeure Clause, Says Ministry of Finance

Coronavirus to be Covered Under Force Majeure Clause, Says Ministry of Finance

Amid the increasing doubt on the supply chains due to the spread of deadly coronavirus in China, the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure Procurement Policy Division) has issued a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Sets a Subsidy Budget of RMB 1.5 Billion for New Solar Projects in 2020

China Sets a Subsidy Budget of RMB 1.5 Billion for New Solar Projects in 2020

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced that it plans to provide subsidies of RMB 1.5 billion (~$216.1 million) for new solar power projects in the country this year, according ...
With Over 12 GW of Solar Deployed in December Alone, China Installed 30 GW in 2019

With Over 12 GW of Solar Deployed in December Alone, China Installed 30 GW in 2019

In the calendar year (CY) 2019, China is estimated to have installed 30 GW of solar capacity, a decline of 32% year-over-year (YoY) compared to 2018, when 44 GW of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
AECEA_ China Likely to Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020 as Uncertainty Grips

AECEA: China Likely to Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020 as Uncertainty Grips

In May 2018, the Chinese government abruptly decided to stop approving any new renewable projects until further notice. Back then, just half-way through the 13th five-year plan, the country had ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
JA Solar Lists on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

JA Solar Lists on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Beijing-based solar module manufacturer JA Solar has announced that it has successfully listed its common stock on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) and has started trading from December 13, 2019. The company ...
China, US, and India Added 9.4 GW of Solar in Q3 2019

China, US, and India Added 9.4 GW of Solar in Q3 2019

The top 3 solar markets in the world - China, the U.S., and India collectively added 9.4 GW of solar in Q3 of 2019. The U.S. solar market installed 2.6 ...
Import of Solar Cells and Modules Drop and Exports Rise in the First Nine Months of 2019

Import of Solar Cells and Modules Drop and Exports Rise in the First Nine Months of 2019

In the first nine months (9M) of 2019, India imported solar cells and modules worth $1.6 billion (~₹115.7 billion), a drop of around 22% compared to 9M 2018. However, exports ...
Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

India’s solar imports declined significantly in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2019. Solar modules and cells worth $399 million (~₹27.75 billion) were imported by India in ...
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China and India Poised to Lead Asia in Harnessing Wind by 2050_ IRENA Report

China and India Poised to Lead Asia in Harnessing Wind by 2050: IRENA Report

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released its latest Global Energy Transformation Report, which explores global energy development scenarios up to the year 2050. The report states that Asia ...
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China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

China‘s Solar Installations Dip by 45% YoY during January-September 2019

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced that between January to September 2019, the country added 16 GW of solar capacity, a decrease of 45% year-over-year (YoY) from the 44 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ABB Set to Acquire Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company

ABB Set to Acquire Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company

Switzerland-headquartered ABB is set to acquire a 67% share stake in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. According to the company statement, the ...
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Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years_ IEA Report

Global Renewable Market Led by Solar Set to Grow by 50% in Next 5 Years: IEA Report

The global renewable energy sector is growing at a rapid pace, and the installation of solar PV systems at homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities are set to rise in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers_

Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers?

In July 2018, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended a safeguard duty on cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, which upended the solar supply chain in ...
Our Inverter Factory in Bangalore Almost Ready for Manufacturing_ Sineng Interview

Our Solar PV Inverter Factory in Bangalore Ready for Manufacturing: Sineng Interview

India is on pace to add over 8 GW of solar in 2019, according to the recent Q2 2019 India Solar market update published by Mercom India and is the third-largest solar ...
India Was the Third Largest Solar Market Globally in Q2 2019 Behind China and the US

India Was the Third Largest Solar Market Globally in Q2 2019 Behind China and the US

India held on to its position as the third-largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019. The United States was the second-largest market behind China. According ...
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LONGi Solar Records 41% YoY Revenue Growth In the First Half of 2019

LONGi Solar Records 41% YoY Revenue Growth In the First Half of 2019

Chinese module supplier, LONGi Solar, has announced its financial results for the first half (1H) of 2019. The company’s operating revenue in the 1H of 2019 reached ¥14.11 billion ($2.08 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar