China Adds 25.56 GW of New Solar Capacity in the First Nine Months of 2021

China Adds 25.56 GW of New Solar Capacity in the First Nine Months of 2021

China has installed 25.56 GW of new solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of 2021, according to the latest data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA). Installations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power and Production Restrictions in China Continue to Add Pressure on Solar Supply Chain

Power and Production Restrictions in China Continue to Add Pressure on Solar Supply Chain

The Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA), a China-based clean energy advisory company, estimates that China will add 50-55 GW capacity with an increase of 4-13% year-over-year (YoY) in ...
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Reliance Acquires REC Solar Holding for $771 Million

Reliance Acquires REC Solar Holding for $771 Million

Reliance New Energy Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired REC Solar Holdings from China National Bluestar Group for $771 million. REC is a Norway-headquartered solar cell, modules, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)’s tender for setting up manufacturing capacities for vertically-integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program received a strong response from the ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Construction Cost for Onshore Wind Generation in the US Down by 27%

Daily News Wrap-Up: Construction Cost for Onshore Wind Generation in the US Down by 27%

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The U.S. Energy Information Administration's latest construction cost data revealed that the average construction cost for onshore ...
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China Photovoltaic Industry Association Urges Members to Refrain from Hoarding

China Photovoltaic Industry Association Urges Members to Refrain from Hoarding

Earlier this month, the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) issued a statement directing its members to refrain from unethical business practices such as hoarding raw materials for polysilicon to counter ...
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JinkoSolar to Invest _$48.64 Million to Boost Polysilicon Production Capacity

JinkoSolar to Invest ~$48.64 Million to Boost Polysilicon Production Capacity

Solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding has announced that its holding subsidiary, Shangrao JinkoSolar Industry Development, plans to invest RMB315 million (~$48.64 million) in equity in Inner Mongolia Xinte Silicon Materials ...
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Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

A massive explosion was reported at a polysilicon factory in the city of Shihezi in China’s Xinjiang region. The plant produces raw materials for polysilicon used in the production of ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Daily News Wrap-Up: UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The United Kingdom added 14.3 MW of solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
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China’s Solar Polysilicon Manufacturer Daqo Reports 150% Rise in Gross Profit in Q3 2020

China’s Solar Polysilicon Manufacturer Daqo Reports 150% Rise in Gross Profit in Q3 2020

China-based Daqo New Energy Corporation announced that its gross profit stood at $45.3 million in the third quarter or 2020 (Q3 2020), up over 150% from $18.1 million in the same quarter ...
Daqo New Energy to Invest $576 in Polysilicon Manufacturing Facilities Through IPO

Daqo New Energy to Invest $576 Million in Polysilicon Manufacturing Facilities Through IPO

Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) grade polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy Corporation has revealed plans to raise $732 million (~₹53.7 billion) for new polysilicon manufacturing facilities and working capital requirements. In its press ...
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China’s Solar Installations to Reach 28-34 GW in 2020_ AECEA

China’s Solar Installations to Reach 28-34 GW in 2020: AECEA

China’s solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity in the first half of 2020 was relatively flat for several reasons. The latest report by the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Polysilicon Prices Likely to Rise Following Explosions at a Chinese Production Facility

Polysilicon Prices Likely to Rise Following Explosions at a Chinese Production Facility

Prices of polysilicon, an essential raw material for solar photovoltaics (PV) cells, are expected to climb higher spiked following an explosion at GCL’s Xinjiang production facility. The prices, according to ...
China Terminates Levy of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on EU Polysilicon

China Terminates Levy of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on EU Polysilicon

China has terminated the levy of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on solar grade polysilicon originating from the European Union. The duties were in place since May 2014. Back then after ...
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MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

Taking a step ahead after the recent quality control order, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now issued another order which specifies the requirements for compulsory registration ...
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SECI Tenders 5 GW of Solar Manufacturing Capacity Linked with PPAs for ISTS Connectivity

SECI Tenders 5 GW of Solar Manufacturing Capacity Linked with PPAs for ISTS Connectivity

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 5 GW of manufacturing capacity to be set up across the country. The manufacturing capacity will be linked to inter-state transmission ...
India Goes All In to Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing with a Bevy of Subsidy Proposals

India Goes All In to Support Domestic Solar Manufacturing with a Bevy of Subsidy Proposals

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a concept note of a proposal to build out India’s manufacturing supply chain, including polysilicon, wafers/ingots, cells and modules. MNRE ...
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Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement

Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement Not Helping the Indian Solar Sector: Interview

As the Indian sector continues to grow there are challenges everywhere but PPA renegotiation and delayed PPA signing, delay in reimbursement of subsidies are particularly troubling. Here is an excerpt ...
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