India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

The latest border dispute between India and China is starting to affect the Indian solar industry directly. The disruption in releasing the consignments at the ports has started to hurt ...
Sale of Electric Cars Likely to Touch 10 Million Mark in 2020_ IEA Report

Sale of Electric Cars Likely to Touch 10 Million Mark in 2020: IEA Report

The number of electric cars plying on the road is expected to touch almost 10 million in 2020, with sales growing despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report ...
China’s Draft Solar Manufacturing Guidelines May Lead to Consolidation

China’s Draft Solar Manufacturing Guidelines May Lead to Consolidation

The share of installed renewable power generation capacity in China amounted to 40% (hydro 17.7%, wind 10.4%, solar 10.2%, and biomass 1.5%) for the calendar year (CY) 2019. According to ...
China, the United States, and India Added 8.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q1 2020

China, the United States, and India Added 8.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q1 2020

The United States installed 3.6 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, according to the latest report published by the Solar energy Industries Association (SEIA) ...
China Proposes to Streamline Solar Manufacturing Expansion

China Proposes to Streamline Solar Manufacturing Expansion

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a draft that proposes several guidelines for the manufacturing capacity of solar components in the country. China is the ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
China Likely to Add Over 45 GW of Solar Power to its Grid in 2020

China Likely to Add Over 45 GW of Solar Power to its Grid in 2020

The National New Energy Consumption Monitoring and Early Warning Center has announced the projected addition of new solar and wind power capacities in China in 2020. The report is based ...
Amid COVID-19, China Installs Nearly 4 GW of Solar in Q1 2020

Amid COVID-19, China Installs Nearly 4 GW of Solar in Q1 2020

According to the new energy statistics and the data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA), nearly 3.95 GW of solar capacity was installed nationwide in China during the first ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Amazon to Develop 615 MW of Solar Projects

Amazon to Develop 615 MW of Solar Projects

E-commerce giant Amazon has announced its plan to develop five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia, and the U.S. This latest initiative is a part of Amazon’s commitment to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
JA Solar Achieves Record 525 W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar Achieves Record 525W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar, a Beijing-based solar module manufacturer, announced that it had achieved the power output of record 525W for its high-efficiency solar modules under standard testing conditions. This latest achievement ...
/ / Solar, Technology
EV, China, Subsidy, Exemptions, Tax, Policy

China Likely to Improve its Subsidy Policy for Electric Vehicles

The Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China has issued a notice on ways to promote financial subsidies for new electric vehicles. The ministry said it had issued ...
Solar Inverter Supplier Sungrow Reports 25.4% Rise in Revenue in 2019

Solar Inverter Supplier Sungrow Reports 25.4% Rise in Revenue in 2019

Sungrow, a China-based solar inverter manufacturer, has reported that its revenue increase by 25.4% to $1.864 billion (~₹140.43 billion) in the fiscal year 2019, up from $1.572 billion (~₹118.44 billion) ...
ReneSola Signs $100 Million Investment Deal to Ramp Up its Solar Module Manufacturing

ReneSola Signs $100 Million Investment Deal to Ramp Up its Solar Module Manufacturing

ReneSola Ltd, a solar module manufacturer, has announced that it has signed a $100 million strategic investment agreement with the Zhongnan Industry, a subsidiary of Zhongnan Holding Group. Both of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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